List your home
Apply filters
£ to

LE LAURIER, LA GALAUBIE

from £62 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

6 reviews

from £62 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

Breakfast terrace.

Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Need more information about booking Home 480662 ?

Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

If you are looking for a special rural escape in la France profonde, Le Laurier is the perfect location. Set in the heart of the Diege valley in the Midi Pyrenees region of south west France, an area ideal for walking, exploring by car or bicycle (bicycles provided), bird-watching and star-gazing. The converted 19th century stone barn (across the courtyard from the main house) offers accommodation for 2 people, it has been thoughtfully furnished to provide maximum comfort. On the first floor, a large sitting room with deep sofas, an extensive library of books, dvds and cds, and a pretty mezzanine bedroom with a king sized bed with 100% cotton bedlinen. On the ground floor there is a bright kitchen/diner (fully equipped) and a shower room and toilet. Outside the secluded breakfast area catches the morning sun, and the wisteria-draped terrace is ideal for lunch, pre-dinner drinks or a candlelit supper. The mature garden is full of secret places to sit and relax, and guests are invited to help themselves to produce from the organic potager and tiny orchard. After a day of discovery - there are many medieval towns and villages, vineyards, markets and a stunning river-laced valley to explore - Le Laurier is the ideal place for a relaxing drink followed by a romantic dinner a deux. There are two excellent restaurants within a 10 minute drive. If you are looking for something special you will find it at Le Laurier. Le Laurier is a no smoking property. Owners and their terrier, Lottie, live on site.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rodez 60 km, Nearest railway: Villefranche-de-Rouergue 17 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Aveyron boasts ten of the most beautiful villages in France. It also has five 'bastides' (13th century walled towns), Norman Foster's architectural marvel - the Millau Viaduct - the world's tallest bridge, and the Roquefort cheese caves.

Also recommended Conques, Cordes sur Ciel a beautiful hill top town, Najac and Sauveterre de Rouergue. The largest brick built cathedral in the world, the magnificent St Cecile's Cathedral at Albi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum are an hours' drive away.

An hour and 45 minutes to the south, Toulouse (in the Haute-Garonne) known as the' Ville Rose', centre of the European aerospace industry, (the 4th largest city in France after Paris, Marseille and Lyon) is highly recommended for its vibrant restaurant scene and cafe culture, opera house, botanical gardens, museums and shops. The first Friday in August sees the Pink Garlic Festival in Lautrec (in the Tarn), just a 1hr 50min drive from Le Laurier this festival is one for the garlic lover's diary.

Villeneuve d'Aveyron

Villefranche de Rouergue is one of many nearby towns of interest with its famous Thursday open air market, said to be the second largest in France. The last Sunday in July sees the nearby Bastide village of Villeneuve d' Aveyron celebrate summer in true medieval style with stilt-walkers, fire-eaters and so much more. Foissac's prehistoric caves are a 20 minute drive away. Picturesque Belcastel, which has a Michelin starred restaurant is a 35 minute drive. The lively town of Figeac, birthplace of of Jean-Francoise Champollion who deciphered the Egyptian hieroglyphs, is 25 minutes to the north. Voted by The Telegraph as 'the best small town in France', Figeac's Saturday market is a must. Stunning Rocamadour, breathtaking St Cirq Lapopie, the world famous Pech Merle caves (with exceptional prehistoric cave paintings) and Cahors famed for its fine wines and medieval bridge are all within easy reach of Le Laurier.

Tennis, horse riding, bowling, canoeing and golf are all available in the area.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
6
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Excellent 5/5


6 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-6 of 6

14 Jun 2013

5/5

"The Good Life!"

We stayed at Le Laurier in July 2012 and have rebooked for this year. It's a very relaxing place to stay with lots of interesting places to visit within an easy drive. The barn is extremely comfortable, I particularly remember the comfy kingsize bed with fresh, lavender scented linen, squishy sofas, there is a huge range of DVDs and books to chose from. The pretty garden was overflowing with herbs and we got hooked on fresh mint tea! The owners who live on site, with their dog, were extremely helpful and Kathryn is a very good cook. We ate in one evening and had a picnic hamper - definitely recommended!

We're so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kathryn

8 Jun 2013

5/5

"A little piece of paradise tucked away in the undulating countryside of the Averyron.."

We stayed at Le Laurier for a couple of weeks and could have remained there all summer. The gite has been decorated by the owners Kathryn and John with tender love and care and you can tell as soon as you arrive that they are considerate and kind hosts with style. Kathryn also cooks like a dream so you are in for rare treat if you have dinner there. And sitting outside the gite in the warmth of the evening having a glass of wine is a fond memory. There is a small village nearby where you could buy the most delicious croissant and have an expresso (or drink) in the square and there are plenty of places to visit - Figeac is half an hour away and Villefranche de Rouergue the same - both lovely towns with great market days... If I could, I would stay all year. The weather in November and December can be stunning (this is not my first visit) and the gite is stocked with plenty of dvds and books to keep you occupied. Thank you Kathryn and John for such memorable stay. Will be back soon.

Elaine and Ian, we so enjoyed meeting you both and are delighted that you liked our barn and the area. Thanks for the kind review; see you in 2014. Kathryn

Review 1-6 of 6

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Check price and book
Your dates are available

Book your stay

Enter dates for more accurate prices

*
*

7 Nights min stay

Sleeps 2

    from £62 /night help

    Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

    Subtotal

    Subtotal

    Enter dates to see your price

    Owner fees cover things like cleaning. Click Book now to review a full breakdown of the cost before making your payment.

    Payment Protection This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

    Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

    Contact the owner

    Email the owner
    *

      This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

      Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

      You're booking with

      Kathryn W.

      100% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:30 Aug 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • French

      Also consider

      Holiday rentals Lot 436 properties
      Saint-Antonin Noble Val 35 properties
      Gites Cordes sur Ciel 34 properties
      Gites Najac 24 properties
      Gites Figeac 21 properties
      Holiday rentals Rodez 11 properties
      Caylus 11 properties
      Rignac 10 properties
      Cajarc 10 properties
      Villefranche-de-Rouergue 10 properties
      Gites Saint-Cirq-Lapopie 10 properties
      Naucelle 7 properties
      Conques 7 properties
      Lacapelle Marival 7 properties
      La Fouillade 6 properties
      Septfonds 6 properties
      Martiel 6 properties
      Ambeyrac 5 properties
      Saint Martin Laguepie 5 properties
      Puylaroque 5 properties

      Start a new search

      Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

      Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

      Just click on the icons to get to the download page