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Gite Martinet for 2 people Lautrec Tarn SW France

from £41 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

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If you love the countryside, walks and cycling trails then this is the gite for you

Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Gite Martinet, awarded 4 stars by the Prefecture du Tarn, is a large gite for 2 people with mezzanine floor, ensuite bedroom with a super memory foam king size bed. Luxurious Egytian Cotton Bed Linen is provided, as are Towels and even Bath Robes.

There is a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living area, fully equipped with large fridge/freezer, washing machine, dish washer and a set of Le Cueuset pans. Outside there are terraces and bbq areas.

Facilities include Satellite TV,CD,DVD and FREE WiFi. Bicycles available.

In the winter months there is a woodburning stove to keep you warm and cosy.

The nearby medieval bastide village of Lautrec has cafes, bars, shops and excellent restaurants. Aquaval outdoor swimming pool is a great day out for families. Regular summer events and free live entertainment take place in Lautrec and nearby towns. Just a short drive away are Castres. with everything from boutique shops to Michelin reataurants and Realmont, which hosts one of the best local markets inn the area.

Gaillac is the home of the local wine. In the month of August you can blend music with wine tasting at Gaillac's music festivals.

Albi (30kms) the capital city of the Tarn region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its also home to the world famous Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, housing a major collection of the artist's work.

And why not treat yourself to an aromatherapy or hot stone massage with the owner, Sheda Savage, a perfect start to your holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Valras, Beziers/Narbonne 100 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse or Carcassonne 75 km, Nearest railway: Vielmur or Castres 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
General TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture King Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The location of South Tarn Gites is rural but not far from Lautrec Village (5 kms), Castres (10 kms) and Albi (30 kms) all of which have restaurants, bars, cafes and supermarkets.

There is a walking and cycling trail close by (1.5kms) so ideal for discovering other hamlets and villages. Or you could just relax and stay in the large garden (7000 sq mtrs) by passing your time away birdwatching. There are golden orieles, variety of woodpeckers, blue/great tits, nuthatch, red squirrels, etc. Too numerous to mention them all. They are attracted to the orchard as are other fauna and flora. When the fruit trees (and walnuts, hazelnuts,almonds) are ripe you are welcome to help yourself.

Further details outdoors

We have electric gates with ample parking. It is of course ideal for motorcyclists too as we have a barn for you to park your motorcycles.

The garden is 1.75 acres so if you want sun or shade you will not be disappointed.

Further details

A welcome pack is provided on arrival.

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Midi-Pyrenees has everything to offer people.

An all year round place to visit with beautiful backdrops, gorges and caves and beaches, to skiing, fishing and golf.

Activities at South Tarn Gites can be at the end of the drive or a short journey away. Lautrec is 5 kms away and is a beautiful medieval village dating back to 13th century and also famous for its Pink Garlic.


The Tarn region as a whole is an ideal place to relax and unwind; said to be a "little tuscany" in France. There are a variety of outdoor activities for you to choose from, such as horse-riding, golf, swimming, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, off-road buggies, walking, cycling and nature trails, a bird sanctuary and many more.

Castres is a beautiful town built on the banks of the River Agout and is just a ten minute drive. It has a return boat trip from the centre to Parc Gourjade, where you can spend the day playing golf and park games or visit the large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and ice skating at L'Archipel. Or simply take a picnic.

For art lovers, Castres has one of the largest Hispanic collections in France, at the Goya Museum in the Town Centre.

Albi is the capital of the Tarn region and the birthplace of the artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Here you will find the Toulouse-Lautrec museum displaying many of his most famous works. Albi also has the largest red brick Cathedral in Europe, the Cathédrale Ste-Cécile, which dates back to the 13th century. A must-see!

Gaillac is the home of the local wine. In the month of August you can blend music with wine tasting at Gaillac's music festivals. If its golf you love, visit nearby Florentin, which has an 18 hole golf course in the heart of the Gaillac vineyards.

If its a relaxing beach you are looking for, about 30 mins drive is lac de St Ferréol. For the more energetic it also offers a range of sporting activities.

The historic village of Cordes sur Ciel dates back to the 15th.C and is “one of the major Cathar centres”. A popular tourist destination for a day out and about an hour drive.

Dating back to the 6th century, the fortified La Cité in Carcassone is simply magical, being steeped in Cathar history. It was the inspiration for Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty", and provided the perfect place for the back-drop for the filming of "Robin Hood and the Prince of Thieves". The link below provides you with historical and cultural information that will persuade you that a visit to Carcassone's la Cité is unmissible. Carcassonne is about an hour by car.

Treat yourself to a day out in Toulouse (by train or car, about an hour). Toulouse is known as the Pink City and has museums, historical buildings, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. It is the home of aviation in France and houses the Space Centre,'Space Experience', a large and interactive tourist attraction.

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20 Oct 2014


"Best of South West France"

We have just returned from spending a week with Tom and Sheda at Gite Martinet just outside the wonderful old town of Lautrec in the Tarn department.The gite is only an hours drive from Toulouse airpo… More

6 Oct 2014


"Tres Tranquil"

My husband and I stayed in Gite Martinet for four nights and the only negative was that it was far too short. I am very fussy and had spent months looking for a property that 'ticked all the box… More

2 Oct 2014


"Magic in the south of France"

My husband and I have stayed here before and it is gorgeous, I love staying here! It's so peaceful, Tom's cooking is stunning and nothing is too much trouble for Tom or Sheda - I had one of … More

23 Sep 2014


"Spacious and well equipped 1 bed property in lovely grounds with super hosts"

Gite Martinet looks exactly like the photographs on the South Tarn Gite website and has been lovingly restored and furnished to a high standard. It is evident that the hosts, Tom and Sheda, care grea… More

29 May 2014


"Gites don't get any better than this"

Reading over these rave reviews, I had to agree wih every positive statement about our time with Tom and Sheda. These are wonderful hosts, who run an absolutely flrst class accomodation. As noted, the… More

26 Nov 2013


"A truly unique French experience with the best hosts imaginable."

To really see France and experience the history of this amazing country, this is a great place to base yourself. Just minutes from the beautiful,medieval town of Lautrec You'll find the South T… More

19 Nov 2013


"Truly a lovely experience."

We had a lovely couple of nights in Tom and Sheda's Gite.We were in France for our honeymoon and had the pleasure of staying in this cosy Gite.Everything was thought out to perfection. We highly … More

27 Oct 2013


"Wonderful stay!"

We stayed in Sheda and Tom's wonderful Gite in October. The location was ideal--out in the country, but with easy access to the town of Lautrec and other small towns. We thoroughly enjoyed wander… More

10 Sep 2013


"Peace & Comfort"

We rent the Gite for one week to relax and to get some distance from the big and stressful city Berlin. The peace and calmness was great and we very much enjoyed the sunset on the terrace. The Gite is… More

12 Aug 2013


"Wonderful stay in a marvellous gite"

This must have been the warmest welcome and the friendliest hosts we've ever had on AirBnB. Tom and Sheda are wonderful people who did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. Sheda even brought us a jar of her home-made plum jam and we've enjoyed an evening of "appero" (French aperitifs) with them.

The gite is absolutely great: it's very clean, well-equipped and is perfectly situated. The surroundings are very quiet but the nearest village and the nearest super-market are only a few minutes away. The Tarn département (where the gite is located) is full of things to do (especially a lot of Middle Age historic sites) and Tom and Sheda provided information brochures on everything.

All in all we had a great stay in this wonderful gite!

Review 1-10 of 15

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      Calendar last updated:27 Apr 2015

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