Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Stone farmhouse in rustic style, with beautiful old details and 21st century comfort, a splendid view and luxury and large swimming pool with roman stairs.
Situated on the outskirts of the hamlet Saint André de Najac, built of granite blocks, with a large flowery terrace and steps leading down to the pool (12x5x1.2-1.8 m depth ) with roman steps and underwater lighting, and to the large courtyard, with horses in the field that belongs to the property. La Pendarie is in a peaceful, relaxing country setting.
The welcoming owners (a Dutch couple -49 & 62-), speak fluent English, French, German and Spanish.
They live in the barn next to the farm house and - if wanted - will help you to explore this fascinating area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 65 km, Nearest railway: Najac 7 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The stone farmhouse with 1 bedroom and 1 dress room, sleeps 2
Is well equipped with:
· sitting area nicely furnished with comfortable sofa, chairs, a romantic fire place and DVD- and CD player
· dining area cosy and intimate, seating 4 people
· fully fitted kitchen corner with electric oven / gas hobs, dishwasher and microwave oven
· French windows to private terrace with BBQ, outside table, chairs and steps to pool area
· washing machine placed in a separate utility room under the terrace
· beamed rooms at the completely tiled 1st floor
· romantic bedroom equipped with a comfortable double bed
· dress room with cupboards, mirror and ironing facilities
· fully tiled bathroom with shower, sink and toilet and hair dryer
· central heating in every room of the cottage
· sun beds, chairs and outdoor table at the pool
La Pendarie is part of the cosy and silent hamlet of Saint André de Najac (500 m). In the silent hamlet at 5 minutes walking from La Pendarie there is a sympathic restaurant called 'Mont Le Viaur' and a grocery store with fresh French bread, meat, cheese, vegetables and the first necessities. In La Fouillade (6km) there is a big Inter Marche. The bakery comes down to La Pendarie on Tuesdays and Saturdays around 10 o’clock in the morning. You can play tennis at the well conditioned tennis court in the village and enjoy a Pastis (or a draught Guinness) afterwards at 'Le Cobaye', a beautiful bar-restaurant with a terrace covered with wine grapes.
In one of the valleys next to the village, the Viaur river gives you romantic and quiet pick nick and swimming spots but also a Jazzy crêperie 'La Chataigneraie' with life music under the stars, every single summer night in July and August.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
In the Aveyron you can experience the true flavour of France in this easy-going and cicadas, where sunflowers and lavender grow and old men play boules in shady villages. It's a region full of contrasts, from sun-parched plains to vineyards, under brilliant blue skies. The countryside is spectacular and ideal for an active outdoor walking and riding through national parks, grandes randonnees and in the area where the rivers Aveyron, Viaur and Garonne meet. Throughout the summer every village has an annual fete with its own pageantry. You will be very welcome. Some of them include the September Wine Harvest.
Najac, Laguepie and Villefranche have well equipped Tourist information offices, guidebooks are available in the gite and the owners are very willing to help you if you should have any questions.
Food & wine
The regional cuisine is rich with garlic and olive oil, duck, spicy sausages, a wide range of local cheeses like Roquefort and Chevre, the famous foie-gras and salades Aveyronnaises. It is an excellent wine producing region with names as Gaillac, Minervois, Cahors, Corbieres and Marcillac.
St Andre de Najac
In Saint Andre de Najac (0.5 km) you will find the nice restaurant Mont Le Viaur, the Bar Le Cobaye and the Vival grocery store. More shops and nice restaurants are at La Fouillade (6 km), Laguepie (8 km) or at the very picturesque Najac (6.5 km). In La Fouillade there is a big Inter Marche. Najac clings to the rocky outcrop overlooking the splendid gorges of Aveyron river and is particularly lovely at night with illuminated castle. A wide choice of shops at Villefranche de Rouergue (24 km) with the famous and large Thursday market in the fine arcaded square. Almost every day of the week there are markets in one of the villages around Saint Andre de Najac. Throughout the summer, brocantes are held in different villages nearby.
This beautiful region has sunny green hillsides, cool valleys with a Mediterranean feel, and unique light. Take a nice walk down to the Serene river (at 700 m from La Pendarie) with its nice cascades, walk or mountain bike parts of the grande randonnee which passes by La Pendarie or take a ride and visit the towns such as Najac (only 6.5 km!), Cordes-sur-Ciel (23 km), art village in-the-sky, perched on a hilltop and with charming narrow winded streets and houses, or medieval St Antonin-Noble-Val with its fine limestone cliffs (34 km). Swimming at the Viaur river (2 km). Canoeing on the Aveyron river through its gorges, starting point Laguepie (8 km). Golf at Albi (48 km) or visit the mellow city with its world famous pink-red cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec collection. Do some wine tasting in at different wine chateaux in the Gaillac region. Rocamadour is at reach (100 km).
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15 Aug 2014
"Coup de cœur!!!!!!!!!!'"
Le lieu est juste magnifique. On trouve tout le confort nécessaire à des vacances de détentes. La piscine est splendide et notamment l environnement, car la vue est vraiment très belle tout comme … More
18 Jul 2014
"La Pendarie - excellent in every way!"
Having just spent 2 wonderful weeks at La Pendarie simply had to write a review. La Pendarie is a lovely place to stay – well equipped, very comfortable, a peaceful location, beautiful pool, stunni… More
1 Sep 2013
"The perfect place to relax !"
La Panderie was the perfect place for us to relax. We only stayed for one week but the magic of the place hit us from the first moment we arrived. The Gite is situated in a perfect location nestled on the hill side with views across the rolling fields. The three storey stone built cottage is extremely private and quiet and at night with a clear star filled sky it is easy to feel a million miles away from the bustle of life back home. The owners & neighbours Ronald & Marjolein have equipped the property with more or less everything you are going to need. Provisions are available locally or you can eat out at any of the quality restaurants situated in nearby villages and towns. The region is quite simply beautiful and full of wild flowers, butterflies, bee's and birds. We loved it !........and of course there was Koekie ! See you next year !
27 Aug 2013
"A peaceful and beautiful place to relax and unwind."
We were warmly welcomed to La Pendarie and had a most enjoyable week exploring the area (mostly on bikes) and relaxing by the stunning pool. Our hosts ensured our comfort at all times but did not intrude in any way. The gardens were beautiful, particularly the lavender alongside the pool and the extensive views fabulous........it was a really lovely place to stay.
27 Jul 2013
La Pendarie is in an excellent location, very close to picturesque St Andre de Najac and Cordes sur Ciel, Albi, Villefranche etc. There are loads of excellent walks along the Aveyron and the Viaur riv… More
24 Jun 2012
"Hands down, the nicest holiday accommodation we have ever had!"
La Pendarie was our pick to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary, and what a great choice it was! We enjoyed a very welcoming reception from Ronald, Marjolein and Koekie upon our arrival. The fantastic views from the terrace were enjoyed with regional wine & cheese and a BBQ, or from the poolside lined with lavender! Ronald & Marjolein are sensitive to the needs of their guests as the gite was equipped with everything you could possibly need, and the extra touches they offered were much appreciated. The farmhouse itself contains a captivating charm, and the property has been designed to gain the most from the beautiful rolling landscape. Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful stay for our very special occasion.
8 Sep 2011
The gite is at the end of a lane 150 yards from St. Andre de Najac, which is a little village on the southern end of the Massif Central, a quiet and scenic area. The village has a fine traditional re… More
31 Jul 2011
This was a beautiful house, perfectly renovated and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with superb gardens and pool. Ronald and Marjolein are wonderful hosts and good company but will s… More
23 May 2011
"A gem of a place to chill out and forget all your stresses"
La Pendarie surely was a gem of a place to chill out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.The Gite is very well equipped and importantly the bed is very comfortable with the added bonus of being abl… More
22 May 2011
"Beautiful little farmhouse"
La Pendarie is a beautifully maintained old farmhouse within walking distance of St. Andre de Najac. The views from the rear of the house are stunning. These can be enjoyed from the outdoor seating ar… More
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