Gite Le Combal
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Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Nestling on a hillside, the converted stone barn and swimming pool have breath-taking panoramic views.
The barn has been beautifully restored retaining its traditional rustic character and is set in 7 acres of meadowland in a secluded rural location.
Sleeping up to 8 adults + 3 babies, designed for families & friends, the rooms are both spacious and comfortable. The gite, private pool, dining terraces and gardens are all south facing and on clear days the views from the balcony and pool area stretch out as far as the Pyrénées Mountains some 270kms away.
Ecological features include: solar heated hot water for the gite & reed-bed waste water treatment. Also: solar pipe boost to the swimming pool raising water temperatures on sunny days. To further enhance your relaxing holiday, the swimming pool also benefits from: a saltwater system, a barbeque area and a pool house with changing room, wc & summer kitchen. Everything you need for dining alfresco next to the pool!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse-Blagnac (or Rodez-Marcillac) 110 km, Nearest railway: Najac or Laguépie Village 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Whilst combining style and comfort, the accommodation is also spacious at 116m ² of floor area on one level. The main space forming the kitchen, dining and lounge is open-plan (42m2). The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range style cooker with 6 rings, large fridge and dishwasher. French doors lead from the dining area to a balcony with steps down to the cottage garden and upper dining terrace.
Access: The property has level access throughout, including level threshold, wide doors and a large walk-in shower/large bathroom. Whilst the internal accommodation is fully accessible to people with restricted mobility and wheelchair users, the gardens are sloping with some steps and sloping grassed areas so assistance will be necessary. Driveway and front entrance area are generally level (gravelled - no tarmac or hard paving).
Fire: there is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket located in the kitchen/dining area.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 2 terraces with flower borders and grassed areas to relax in. The pool enclosure is gated and includes a pool-side terraces with sun loungers, a barbecue and large table for dining alfresco. From here at 420m above sea-level, you can enjoy panoramic views and superb sunsets.
The outdoor pool is 9m x 4.5m and 1.5m deep. It has a shallow area for toddlers and a salt system (no chlorine) with additional solar boost which raises water temperature on sunny days. The adjacent pool house holds a summer kitchen with sink & fridge (for preparing salads/BBQ food) plus a changing room with toilet.
Children will enjoy the gardens, pool, swings and toddler slide as well as the toys/games provided inside the property.
There is a clothes line in the garden and ample shady flat parking near the entrance of the property.
The property is semi-detached with no other neighbours within half a kilometre. The pool and gite gardens are exclusively for you and your guests use during your stay. In accordance with French regulations the pool has security fencing and child safety gates. The house is non-smoking and pets are not admitted.
Note: The outdoor swimming pool is open in June, July, August and September. Weather permitting, it may also be possible to swim from mid-May through to the end of October. We like to provide a swimming temperatures of between 20 to 30 degrees C in summer, but cannot guarantee this if the weather is unusually cold. The pool is not heated but has a solar piping boost which raises the water temperature on sunny days.
The Midi-Pyrénées region
Historic sites near Le Combal are Najac, Cordes-Sur-Ciel, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Villefranche-de-Rouergue as well as the gorges of the Aveyron (Castles of Bruniquel and Penne).
Also nearby, the vineyards of Gaillac cover the hillsides where many of the chateaux offer wine tasting.
Quercy-Rouergue in West Aveyron is a greatly undiscovered region with stunning natural beauty and unspoilt charm. Aveyron is famous for Laguiole knives and gourmet cuisine (Roquefort cheese, beef, duck, wild mushrooms, sweet chestnuts, walnuts, foie gras and possibly the best food in the world: Aligot!)
The region is dotted with medieval towns and villages, local markets, ancient castles, wild rivers and chestnut forests. The clean rivers are great for swimming in & fishing. During the autumn, a variety of wild mushrooms can be gathered in the extensive oak & chestnust forests including the famous cèpes (porcini) mushrooms.
Gîte Le Combal is situated just 8km (5miles) from the picturesque village of Najac and its medieval hill-top castle. The holiday property is on the outskirts of the smaller village of St-André-de-Najac which has a very good restaurant and café (Relais Mont Le Viaur), a general grocer's shop, post office and music bar. All within an easy 15 minute stroll from the property.
St-André-de-Najac is great for outdoor activities such as: hiking and walks in the adjacent chestnut woods, cycling on the lanes, mountain biking on woodland tracks and tennis on the village court. Pottery classes & mini golf are available just outside the village.
Lagarde-Viaur is just 2km (1.2miles) from the holiday cottage for: swimming in the river Viaur, fishing and rock-climbing. During summer evenings, on the banks of the Viaur river, there is a welcoming café/restaurant with live Jazz.
Nearby Laguépie has a campsite with cafe, childrens playgrounds, waterslide and crazy golf -all open to the public.
Najac, awarded 'one of the most beautiful villages in France', has excellent canoeing, fishing, a tree top zip-wire adventure course, rock-climbing, mountain bike rental and horse riding. Explore the medieval cobbled streets, old buildings, boutique shops, bars and restaurants. The climb up to its church and ancient fortress is well worth the effort.
Najac has a good bakery, newsagents and gift shops. Laguépie and La Fouillade villages have more choice for food shopping and are less than 10 minutes drive from the property. Both villages have a good butchers, bakeries, grocers, chemists, newsagents and small foodstores. La Fouillade village also benifits from a reasonably sized Intermarché supermarket with petrol station. A Larger selection of shops and big supermarkets can be found at the town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue -20 minutes drive north of the property.
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25 Sep 2014
"Brilliant family holiday location"
Very welcoming, clean and fully equipped to satisfy all family members.Indoors very comfortable and spacious, well appointedOutdoors- safe garden areas, shaded dining space near the magnificent pool w… More
2 Aug 2012
"This is a really well-appointed house and property in amazing location"
Excellent house and garden for children and adults. Stunning views and many places of interest nearby, without lots of tourists. The hosts were welcoming and anticipated our needs, providing all th… More
26 Jul 2012
"Spectacular views, gorgeous pool, and child friendly too!"
Le Combal is a gorgeous gite with spectacular views in a lovely area of France. We stayed at the gite with my parents as well as our 3 young children. It was very relaxing, and the kids had a ball. … More
9 Apr 2012
"Fantastic and wonderful choice"
For the last few years we have rented various gites in France for our summer holidays. As everyone knows it is not easy to get a real idea of the place before getting there. However, last year, as s… More
10 Oct 2011
"Relaxing, beautiful view, lovely pool, well-laid out gite and lots to do in the area."
Lovely Area. Fantastic pool with a lovely view. Walks in local hills and woods great . Mountain biking in Najac very testing for us oldies - teenagers loved it. Good swimming in local river. Also f… More
6 Sep 2011
"An excellent place to escape and relax"
If you want a holiday filled with relaxation or enjoy trips to small French towns and Barbeques by the pool this is the place for yoyu!We travelled with 4 friends (so 6 adults in total) and their 3 sm… More