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La Singlarie II and its large terrace, private garden and terrific views to Najac

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

La Singlarie is an organic farm in the Aveyron offering the perfect “get away from it all” holiday location. It is situated in a spectacular position with fantastic views of Najac, one of the “Plus beaux villages de France”. The accommodation is spacious and well appointed with private terrace and garden looking out to Najac. All amenities such as restaurants, markets and shops, activities like local festivals, kayaking, swimming, biking and walking and other places of interest are on your doorstep.

A holiday at La Singlarie offers so much more than most holiday gites: relax into a different world and discover what many French holiday makers still refer to as the “real France”. We will be delighted to help you explore the farm and answer any questions you have about the local area. If you, your family and friends would like to make friends with our animals we will be pleased to make the introductions in a safe and caring environment. We raise organic beef, pork, lamb and free range chicken for the table and for fresh eggs all of which is available to our guests, for them to prepare, or as the basis for evening meals that we serve at your gite (wine included or fruit juice with our children's menu and all the washing up taken away).

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse/Rodez 70 km, Nearest railway: Najac 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The gite is situated in an ancient original stone barn recently renovated whilst retaining its character featuring stone walls, oak beams. Rustic tiled floors run from the kitchen and wooden floors through out the rest of the gite.

The Ground Floor is very spacious with character full living area with plenty of comfortable settees and chairs coffee and occasional tables. There is a TV for use with the DVD (not terrestrial TV channels) and music centre. We hold a wide range of DVDs for adults and children. Arched French doors lead to your private terrace and garden with panoramic views of Najac and the surrounding country. The dining area has seating for 8 around a large solid wood table. A high chair is available at no charge. The kitchen is equipped with a good range of work surfaces and utensils and cutlery, plenty of cupboard space, oven and hob, microwave, kettle and toaster.

A central oak stair case leads to the First Floor with bedrooms and bathrooms. The beds are provided with good quality bed linen and the bathrooms with towels, all included within the price of your stay.

First is the large twin bedroom character bedroom, with two single beds, plenty of storage with arched window and views across the farm

Next to the twin bedroom is a good sized double bedroom well appointed and with the benefit of an en-suite

A central corridor leads to the good sized single bedroom and opposite is the large family bathroom with bath/over head shower, WC and wash basin. A baby bath is available at no charge.

Finally the corridor takes you to the large master bedroom with large arched French doors opening to look out across the farm and to Najac, with en-suite and additional seating.

There is a separate room external to the gite housing the washing machine.

Internet access via wifi connection is available at the farm house.

Further details outdoors

The farm provides a spectacular and peaceful location from which to explore this beautiful part of France.

Our guests are free to take advantage of the tranquility and privacy that La Singlarie offers. We will be delighted to show you the private walks through our woods that are home to a fantastic range of animals and plant life (although you will need to get up early to spot a family of wild boar!) and to give you a tour of the farm.

Our woods are well known locally for the famous cèpes, a wild mushroom delicacy to be found in August and September, wild strawberries in June; chestnuts in the autumn and wild asparagus in the spring.

We produce organic beef and free range pork that is available to our guests as is other produce such as chicken, duck and fresh eggs daily and when in season vegetables and fruits.

Further details

Our other gite has 3 double bedrooms sleeping 6 with two bathrooms and spacious, well appointed accommodation throughout (priced the same as the gite described here, see property number 38496)

We offer a special discounted rental when both gites are booked for the same period - details and prices on request.

Telephone or Email for our special offers!! See our website below - for more information

The Midi-Pyrenees region

The Midi Pyrenees/Aveyron is located in the South West of France and includes spectacular countryside, the Pyrenean mountains, rivers and gorges, historical sites including many Bastides (walled and fortified towns), medieval villages, museums and art galleries.

There are outstanding leisure opportunities, including walking riding, climbing, mountain biking, kayak and canoe set in wonderful natural surroundings. The area benefits from a vibrant community spirit with a fantastic range of markets, fetes and other celebrations.

Najac

The immediate area provides a huge variety of activities, sites of natural beauty and interest. The medieval village of Najac with its imposing hill top chateau is one of the “Plus beaux villages de France” noted as places of special beauty and culture.

For families, artists, walkers and trekkers and those wishing to get back to nature the area is a delight. If you want to explore the villages; go mountain biking, family kayaking, horse riding or swimming - all facilities are available within a very short distance. There is a very good swimming pool 5 minutes from the farm. Alternatively the surrounding area provides a variety of safe river swimming locations.

Najac, a very short car ride from the farm, offers a range of shops for food, local crafts and gifts and has excellent dining options from cafes and gourmet restaurants to the popular pizza restaurant. The surrounding area and the larger town of Villefranche de Rouergue (20 minutes) and many of the smaller villages offer even more enticing choices.

During spring and summer months it is possible to shop at one of the many village markets any day of the week (including Najac on Sundays and the large market in the centre of the bastide at Villefranche on Thursdays)

The larger towns of Albi (home to a spectacular cathedral and enthralling history, plus the Toulouse Lautrec museum, great shopping and restaurants) and Gaillac (famous for its wines) are easily accessible as are other noted attractions such as Cordes-sur-Ciel, Saint-Cirq-lapopie, Figeac, Conques, Belcastel and the Millau viaduct.

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29 Nov 2013

4/5

"lovely hide away in the green hills of France"

we had a lovely time in the green hills of the Aveyron region staying on Jamie & Ali's Farm. They have some great organic home grown food to enjoy. Furthermore, lots of historical charm, beautiful views and great roads and unspoiled medieval villages to explore, green pastures, wine vineyards, excellent local markets to buy lovely cheese. We loved the castle in Najac and views on Najac from the farm. Sometimes the castle was covered in clouds, just its nose sticking out, picture perfect!

25 Oct 2013

4/5

"Nice place with very kind owners who can start a restaurant!"

Nice and clean appartments with a wonderful view at Najac. We loved the pigs. Aly is a great cook and Jamie the perfect butler.

14 Oct 2013

4/5

"well equiped house with a fabulous view."

We had a very pleasant stay at La Singlarie. The house was clean,had a good kitchen en nice beds. We loved to pick our own herbs from the garden. The garden was spacious. Our 5 children were able to play in it and we still had a quiet spot to read. The children loved to help feeding the animals in the afternoon. If we had questions, the owners always had time to answer them. We made a few beautifull walks and visited some nice mediëval towns. On the last night of our stay we had a very nice diner made by the owners. It was a superb holiday!!

12 Oct 2013

5/5

"Beautifully located farm with great hosts"

The guest area, an old stone farmhouse, was simple but modern with a wonderful view of the valley and the Najac village and castle. The farm is a working farm and our young daughters were welcome to help feed the pigs daily. The animals are farm animals but treated in the old fashioned way that is so humane compared to most farm animals today. We got great advice for short day trips to both historical sites and places the kids would love. We couldn't give a better recommendation. For either a family stay or a romantic getaway it's a great choice.

12 Oct 2013

5/5

"Awesome place, great surroundings!"

Great place. Beautiful house and great nature surrounding it! Please try the food they serve, it's very good. We had a great week, all 9 of us.

27 Nov 2012

5/5

"Had a great time with the pigs and chickens :)"

We had a lovely time staying with you on your working farm. Our children really enjoyed the opportunity to feed the animals. Lovely house, yummy food and great views. Thanks for helping to make our tr… More

14 Oct 2012

4/5

"Time to chill out"

Our stay at La Singlarie lived up to our expectations. Situated in a most picturesque wooded location, the early morning views of Najac castle veiled in mist were enchanting. Walks through the chestnu… More

13 Oct 2012

5/5

"Very comfortable gite in a marvellous location"

La Singularie 2 is one of 2 gites on an organic farm owned and run by an English couple, Jamie and Ali, in Aveyron near the beautiful town of Najac. The accommodation is well planned, simple and comfo… More

8 Nov 2011

5/5

"Outstanding, total peace and quiet on a working farm!"

We travelled with two young boys (1 and 3) and a set of grandparents. The fact that this is working farm is a major selling point for us. The boys loved watching the owner's tractor turn over the hay and then make hay bales, they were even allowed to sit in the tractor......a real treat.
The kids also enjoyed feeding the chickens and watching the piglets running around.
Feeding carrots to the donkeys was a constant high point, the donkeys must have permanent night vision now!
The accommodation is excellent, clean and tidy. The thick walls keep the heat out and is a welcome break from the sun at times, we took a paddling pool for the kids! All rooms well presented, huge comfy sofas leading to a lovely decked area with cracking views over Najac Castle.
Watching the castle appear out of the mist is spectacular.
The owners grow vegetables in the garden and you are allowed to pick and use any that are ready. We made a lovely ratatouille from the garden........yummy! At the end of the garden are two lovely pigs who will gladly take any leftovers!
The owners can also supply home reared meat, sausages, bacon etc.....the bangers were great on the barbeque!
Najac is a 10 min drive away and has everything that you need, the bakery has the usual range of stunning French bread, and there is a small mini market for the absolute essentials. The village has some excellent markets, we particulary enjoyed the night market, the local suppliers are all in attendance and all cook their produce, the smells...... Tables are laid out in the main square and live music keeps all entertained! You never know who you will bump into, we met a Dr Who.....Sylvester McCoy!!
However 20 mins in the other direction is Villefranche De Rouergue, a lovely town with the usual hypermarkets and a mini train that takes you around the tiny streets, this serves as a great starting point for your adventures.
Ask the owners for lakes and rivers to swim in as the gite doesn't have a pool, however swimming and paddling in the local rivers is lots of fun, building dams etc...I am a big kid at heart!! There is a local swimming pool, just remember your speedos....:)
Our best memory? The owners have a menu of food that they can prepare, cook and server to your gite. We saved this to our last night and what a treat, kids asleep, wine flowing and a lovely meal delivered to our table. We felt totally relaxed, just what a holiday is for.
Any bad points? None that we can think of, if you want to spend two weeks immersed in total relaxation, this is the place!
Jamie and Ali made us very welcome from the moment we arrived, and whilst they were always available they also were keen to leave us to it and let us enjoy our holiday with minimal intervention.
We love it there, 2nd visit in 2 years. Would we go again? Yes most certainly, the children are older and need more stimulation, and we don't like using a television as a "nanny", sow e may not be back this year, but when they are older and don't need as much attention, well it's perfect.
Thoroughly recommended, Jamie and Ali have the receipe for a perfect holiday!

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