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Excellent 5/5 4 reviews

Beautifully restored farmhouse, 5 bedrooms, pool, gardens and games room. Wi-fi available.

Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

* The house is all on one level and is very child and disabled friendly. There are five bedrooms and the house comfortably sleeps ten. There is a large sitting room with woodburner for the cooler evenings. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a dining area in both the kitchen and at the end of the living room. There is a Wi-fi connection so you can keep in contact with all your friends.

Outside there is a good sized solar heated pool, with roman steps for easy access and loungers to catch the sun and keep an eye on the children.

There is plenty to entertain children as well as the pool,the games room has table tennis, a variety of indoor games, with boules, badminton and croquet which can all be enjoyed in the large gardens. New for 2013 a home cinema system in the games room. Al fresco dining in a lovely setting, a great gas barbeque for simple cooking whilst enjoying a glass of chilled wine.

* Good base for exploring the MIdi Pyrenees with the dramatic Aveyron gorge, local markets and historic villages.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse 60 km, Nearest railway: Caussade 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 Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

* The restored house has retained original features and is beautifully cool in the height of the summer

* The kitchen and living areas are very well equipped, like home from home!

* The en suite shower room is equipped with disabled toilet, hand rails and shower seats and level access shower.

There is also an additional separate toilet.

* All the bedrooms are of a good size.

Further details outdoors

* There is a 9x 6 m pool with Roman steps for access. The pool is heated by solar panels and is available from May to October (depends slightly on the weather) Some pool toys are available.

* There are pool loungers and seats and a large umbrella and tree for shade around the pool.

* A gas BBQ is provided for outside cooking and there are tables, chairs and umbrellas for alfresco eating.

* There is plenty of parking to the front of the house.

* An adjoining field can be used for games etc (but not the flatest of surfaces!)

Further details

* Welcome pack on arrival

* English speaking couple available for queries (initially by phone)

* Pool checked and cleaned weekly

The Midi-Pyrenees region

Known for its green rolling landscape and rivers flowing through spectacular gorges, the area will be loved by anyone who loves walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and exploring. There are fortified villages, castles to investigate, bustling markets and local fêtes or just simply relax and enjoy a glass of wine and fine dining in the many restaurants and bars in the villages.

Septfonds

Septfonds is a village with local amenities. The Festival du Chapeau takes place every July and there are other events during the year.

St Antonin(8kms away) has a lively Sunday market and has many festivals and concerts throughout the summer and a spectacular firework display in August. It also boasts the oldest town hall in France and many other interesting buildings. St Antonin is also a centre for outdoor activities. Canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding and paragliding are all available nearby.

There are many small fortified villages to explore, Penne, Najac, Cordes Sur Ciel, all being rich in history, with wonderful views, winding streets and small shops to explore.

Further afield you can explore the historic towns of Albi and Villefranche de Rourgue, the dramatic scenery of the Aveyron gorge, the Gaillac and Cahors vineyards and the fortified hilltop villages of the area.

There are many day trips to places of interest for children.

Our grandchildren's favourite is Agrip Adventure, near Montauban, which is a climbing adventure park, with rope walks, zip wires etc through the trees. Also very popular withthe adults, it is in fact suitable for all ages.

Cap D'ecouverte is another fun park, with dry ski and sledding slopes, zip wires and a great pool with inflatables.

There is a small golf course, Golf du Torche, 30 minutes away with a good value driving range for all ages.

There is a zoo/safari park not far from Toulouse which visitors have enjoyed as well as Animaparc which is a theme park mainly suitable for children up to 10 years.

If you are prepared to drive some distance it is possible to visit the Millau bridge, and the Rocomador caves and even Carcassone for day trips.

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Review 1-4 of 4

29 Jul 2013

5/5

"Lovely setting and good amenities"

Had a really nice week here in October. The House was clean and comfortable with everything we needed and more. Although the weather was not always as hot as we would have liked, there was plenty to… More

20 May 2013

5/5

"Well restored farmhouse with large relaxing garden in beautiful French countryside"

We have just spent a lovely week with friends at Bacquies. The house is situated in the town of Septfonds and nestles in fields along a country road.The house immediately felt like home with a log fi… More

14 Aug 2012

5/5

"Excellent Property in Ideal Location"

Lovely property set in an amazing setting with excellent facilities. Great for all the family to enjoy and ideally located to sample the delights of the area.

29 Dec 2011

4/5

"A relaxing house with pool which worked with my wheelchair."

Penny & Vernon made the house available to us at about 8 hours notice after another had fallen through. They were excellent and helpful hosts. And getting this house was a big deal as finding houses with wheelchair access is never easy.

We liked the property very much, and enjoyed complete privacy as the barn was not let at the same time. It was a home from home, being relaxing without pretension or unnecessary expense.

The ensuite shower-room worked very well with my wheelchair (I am an L1 paraplegic) and although they have a drop down seat in there, I preferred to use my own travel shower chair. The kitchen was workable from the wheelchair, though you'd need an AB companion to get things out of top cupboards. The pool had no hoist, though that's not a problem for me, and was lovely in! We could have done with more comfy sun loungers, though P&V explained that previous guests kept destroying good cushions - so I can understand their point.

There are some really great restaurants nearby, though some are season dependent so worth checking where and when before you troop along to them. And, predictably, some great markets too, for eating at home.

We were just two but this would have been a fantastic property to have taken over as a family with kids, or as a group of friends.

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