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Nightingale Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

from £38 /night

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Nightingale Cottage

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Recently renovated, this stone built cottage with original beams has two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and a spacious open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen downstairs. Bathroom and kitchen are newly fitted with all mod cons. Situated in a peaceful, rural situation, the property is in the large grounds of the owners' house but has its own private terrace and garden overlooking the lovely countryside.

Ideal for nature lovers, there are plenty of walks straight from the door and many more in the local area. Bird and animal life are abundant. Miles of quiet roads and rolling hills make for beautiful and challenging bike rides. Secure cycle parking is available. Only 10 kilometres from Caussade, a typical French market town with all amenities; shops, weekly market, cinema, restaurants and bars. Nearby are the famous 'bastide' fortified towns, with medieval houses, castles, and quaint cobbled streets. And of course there are vineyards and farms to visit, not to mention restaurants serving the gastronomic delights of south west France.

For families and those who like a more active holiday there's a swimming lake with sandy beach and canoes and an open air swimming pool only 10 minutes drive away. Horse riding, cycle hire and canoe kayaking are available nearby. Within a couple of hours drive are the Pyrenees, the walled medieval city of Carcassonne and the coast.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Toulouse Blagnac 70 km, Nearest railway: Caussade 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Large open plan ground floor with newly fitted kitchen, dining area and comfortable lounge area. On the first floor there is a double bedded and a twin-bedded room and separate bathroom with shower, washbasin, w.c. and towel dryer. Private terrace and garden with open views of the countryside and not overlooked. Table and chairs with sun umbrella and barbecue for outside dining.

Further details outdoors

There are plenty of walks directly from the doorstep and many marked footpaths in the area. There is an amazing variety of wildlife and birdlife to be seen and our trees, hedges and barns are home to greenfinch, blue tits, woodpeckers, owls and bats, to name but few. Summer visitors include nightingales, hoopoes, golden oriels and bee eaters. Our nearest neighbour lives approximately 500 metres away and is a fruit farmer, growing cherries, apricots, apples, plums, dessert grapes and melons, all of which are available to buy in season.

Further details

A welcome pack is provided.

The English owners will greet you on arrival and speak English and French.

Fresh bed linen is provided weekly.

There are low beams upstairs.

About this location

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Tarn et Garonne region is renowned for gourmet foods, such as duck products, foie gras, truffles, wild mushrooms, farm cheeses and wine. There are rolling hills and gentle rivers and fields of sunflowers in summer. It is a major fruit growing area with cherries, apricots, peaches, melons, grapes, apples, pears and plums. There are plenty of marked footpaths through shaded woodland and on hilly ridges with amazing views. A long section of the famous "Compostella" pilgrim walking trail is here.

Fortified medieval towns sit on hilltops overlooking the river valleys and gorges. Every town in the region has a weekly farmers' market, as well as regular gastronomic festivals and fetes.

The summers are generally hot and dry and spring and autumn are mild

St Vincent d'Autejac

A large swimming lake with sandy beach and safe area for children. Canoes, fishing and small cafe in season

An open air swimming pool with diving board and sunbathing areas, tennis courts and mini golf

Treetop adventure parks

Farm and vineyard visits

Local markets

Medieval fortified towns and villages

Grottos with prehistoric cave paintings of mammoths, bison, aurochs, deer and other animals

Abbeys, churches, cathedrals with cool cloisters, and ancient castles. Romanesque buildings and waterways

Medieval pageants in Penne and Montpezat de Quercy

Music festivals for all tastes

Art galleries and museums. Toulouse Lautrec museum in Albi and the Ingres museum in Montauban

Wine and food festivals

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13 Nov 2014


"Beautiful cottage in an often overlooked corner of France"

We came from Canada for this and was it ever worth it! We were warmly greeted by our hosts Heather and Geoff. The cottage is complete in every way and very bright inside. We used it as our hub for many fantastic day trips to the local hilltop villages. Every town has its own tourism centre which is great. Heather gave us tips about local markets. We often walked around the local roads and trails.We would come back anytime!

29 Jun 2014


"All around welcoming & friendly atmosphere created by owners Geoff and Heather."

The cottage is spotless and self-contained, set amid the fields and farms growing melons and stone fruit for which this area is known. There is plenty of space for children to explore nature, and for… More

13 Nov 2013


"Fabulous for walking and cycling"

This is a beautiful cottage with amazing views over the rolling countryside. We went for a cycling trip - this part of France is perfect for cycling with quiet, well-paved roads and rolling hills trav… More

14 Oct 2013


"Country Tranquility"

Our stay At Nightingale Cottage began with a warm welcome from Heather and Geoff, plus a basket of goodies including homemade jam. The location was peaceful and quiet, but ideally situated for short d… More

10 Aug 2013



Nous avons découvert un endroit calme et serein.Les propriétaires sont sympathiques et aux petits soins avec leur locataire.La maison est bien aménagée et fonctionnelle.Nous y retournerions sans h… More

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    Calendar last updated:14 Nov 2014

    Based in France

    Languages spoken
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    • French

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