House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Domaine de Villeneuve is a substantial residence on the edge of the village of Villeneuve-sur-Vère.
The property, which would rank as the principal residence of the village, stands in its own private parkland and garden.
The Domaine is a good example of the classic "maison de maitre'' (literally a master's house) architectural style. The house forms one complete side of a three sided courtyard, the fourth side of which is the main entrance with its impressive wrought iron gates and railings. The outbuildings include a large garage which can take up to four cars. The entire property is set on a hillside and enjoys marvellous views of the surrounding countryside.
Domaine de Villeneuve has full central heating making it very suitable for winter letting.
With six Bedrooms this wonderful property comfortably sleeps 12
This property is featured in the recently published independent and well-regarded
Alastair Sawday's guide,
"Special places to stay" - F rench holiday homes.
To read what is written about Domaine de Villeneuve click here
10 metre pool
Whilst The Domaine was clearly a house designed for living in the grand style, it is still very much a family home. The main rooms are all light and spacious, yet still manage to maintain a feeling of warmth and informality. The house is well furnished throughout with a mix of French and English period furniture.
All in all, "Domaine de Villeneuve" should be viewed as something rather special and will appeal to those who value the house in which they stay as an important element of the holiday itself.
The front door of the house opens into a wide entrance hall with its original terra-cotta tiled floor. Immediately to the right is a large second lounge/dayroom/bureau with a fleur-de-lis decorated tiled floor and hand painted centre ceiling rose. There is a first rate hi-fi system in this room and a second TV/video play.
Opposite this room, on the other side of the entrance hall, is the main sitting-room. This too has a terra-cotta tiled floor (well suited to the hot summer climate). The ceiling is oak with exposed beams throughout. A major feature of this room is an enormous stone and brick fireplace. Double French doors open onto a spacious terrace. There is satellite TV, DVD /video player and a small music playing system.
The terrace, which runs the length of two sides of the house, overlooks the rear garden and pool and has fine views of the countryside beyond. It is a great spot for outdoor dining, with a large electrically operated sun-blind to provide shade during the long sunny days.
To the rear of the sitting-room is a double stone arch which leads to the dining area and access to the kitchen (which is also accessible from the hall). The kitchen is well equipped and fully fitted with modern units. There is a separate electric oven and both gas and electric hobs. Other equipment includes a dishwasher and microwave. The room is well lit with a window overlooking the pool and French doors leading out on to the dining terrace.
Off the main hall, at the rear of the house is a WC and a large laundry room equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer and large upright deep-freeze.
Finally on the ground floor, there is a double bedroom with its own private shower-room en suite.
A wide staircase leads to the upper landing, at one end of which, is the master bedroom suite. The bedroom itself is enormous and is furnished with a double bed. There is an en suite shower-room with WC, basin and walk-in shower. There are four further bedrooms on this floor: - two twin bedded rooms, a double-bedded room and a large bedroom with a double bed and single- this room also has an en-suite bathroom/WC. The main bathroom has bath, separate shower, double basin unit and bidet. In addition there is a separate WC.
All bedrooms are comfortably furnished with ample storage space.
GARDEN & POOL
The 10 meter pool is set in a pretty walled section of the garden. There are extensive lawns where ball games of all kinds can safely be played.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne Plage - 2 hours|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse - 1 1/4 hours, Nearest railway: Albi - 15 minutes|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is a spacious property with large grand rooms, its querky and a tad excentric in parts but those who choose to stay here love its space, location and individuality. If the house is up to capacity there's loads of room for everyone inside and the outside space is extensive.
|Further details outdoors|
The private grounds to this grand property extend from the walled garden housing the pool and terraces right up to the village at the top of the hill offering total privacy and space for lawn games and sunbathing.
A security bond and cleaning charge are applicable see rental rate info for details or email or call us
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Set between Cordes sur Ciel and Albi the 'County Town' of the Tarn Villeneuve sur Vere is a very pretty French Village with a lovely church and village store for essentials and daily bread.
Beautiful countryside surround the location for walking and exploring and some of the best vineyards are located closeby for you to visit and taste their produce.
Villeneuve sur Vere
A short drive will bring you into Cordes sur Ciel one of the oldest Medieval Towns in France with its array of shops and restaurants, there's a great Baker here for exceptional breads and another for their unbeable patisserie and wonderfual cakes, the butchers not bad either and there are 3 supermakets, banks post office etc etc.
In the opposite direction lies Albi with its extensive choice of restaurants and shopping, the river runs through the town offering excusions and further exploring or you can visit the Toulouse Lautrec Museum located right next to the beautiful Cathedral.