House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Les Chênes has been designed and built by the owner with the primary objective being to create an environmentally-friendly, low-consumption, low-emission, comfortable family home. It provides the perfect holiday destination for people who love luxury whilst playing their part in caring for the environment.
It benefits from solar panels which provide all of the hot water in the house, including that used in appliances, bathrooms, swimming pool, and underfloor heating. It is double-glazed throughout, superbly insulated, and the huge glazed frontage allows the sunlight to warm every room. The toilets are flushed with recuperated rainwater. The house uses almost no electricity or fuel at all during most of the year.
The property is also very modern in what it provides inside. The superbly fitted kitchen, the luxurious, bright and spacious lounge, three bedrooms, two bespoke bathrooms, the huge sun terrace (and one behind the house) and the swimming pool (heated by the solar panel) will make any holiday a very relaxing one. The WiFi broadband is also installed.
If you fancy playing and swimming in the river Aveyron, there is a beach just a few hundred metres from the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 49 km, Nearest railway: Laguepie 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
The Midi-Pyrenees region
web site interesting with local informations :
St Martin Laguepie
The charming village of Laguepie is a traditional old French village, with most amenities. It is nestled at the confluence of two rivers, the Aveyron and the Viaur. As a result, there are lots of water sports to enjoy in the area, and the village even has a small beach.
The house is situated close to the border of three departments (Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne and Aveyron) and so is an ideal place from which to explore the different beauty of all three.
Just 25 minutes away is Saint Antonin Noble Val, a beautiful medieval town which, as well as being visually stunning, is also a fascinating place to explore. It has a bustling Sunday market renowned across the region, and is a centre of outdoor sports in the area.
Most other nearby villages and towns also boast open air markets with an abundance of just about every kind of fresh local produce - including wine. Within just a short drive, you can find many vineyards and caves to sample the superb regional wines, perhaps most notably Gaillac. Some of the regular seasonal village fêtes and fairs are a treat too.
The region is beautiful and unspoilt, where the relaxed style and pace of life can almost take you back in time. It is blessed with natural oak forests, rivers, gorges, valleys, rolling hills, architectural masterpieces (such as the many medieval bastide towns and chateaux) and an abundance of flora and fauna. There are also many awe-inspiring walks and panoramas. Even the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees are within reach for day trips. It is an amazing area to discover, and truly a holiday destination which can please all tastes, both cultural and gastronomic.
Cordes-sur-Ciel (15 mins drive) is a breathtaking 13th Century bastide. For those with a pioneering spirit, a walk to the very top is well worth the effort for the views alone.
Albi (30 mins drive) is the birthplace of the famous artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and with a superb museum holding hundreds of his works. Sainte Cecile Cathedral is a dominating architectural highlight. The town centre is a lovely place to spend a day in the cafes and restaurants.
Gaillac (40 mins drive) is one of the oldest and most famous wine growing regions in France. The huge variety of wines from the area should please all tastes, and it is a fascinating area to explore.