La Singlarie is an organic farm set on a hillside with fantastic views of Najac, one of the Plus beaux villages de France and the Aveyron Valley. For those looking for spectacular surroundings and the opportunity to get a little closer to a natural way of life we offer the perfect location.
Close to all activities and amenities (walking, riding, swimming pool & river swimming, kayak, restaurants,markets, historic villages, museums) our newly renovated stone barn has great character and charm. The gite is of a very high standard with spacious accommodation, new fixtures and fittings and two private terraces, both with panoramic views of Najac's ruined chateau and the surrounding countryside. Najac, a very short car ride from the farm, has a range of restaurants and shops for food, local crafts and gifts.
We provide all bed linen and towels within the price and will serve a light breakfast of croissants, bread, coffee or tea and home made jams and marmalade if you wish. Evening meals are available based upon our organic produce plus a pizza menu for a lighter snack.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 70 km, Nearest railway: Najac 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Ground Floor – entrance to a well appointed fitted kitchen leading to spacious lounge and dining room with oak beams, plenty of comfortable seating and wood burning stove. There is a TV for use with the DVD (not terrestrial TV channels) and music centre..Large French doors lead to the two terraces. An oak and iron stair case leads to:The First Floor – two double bedrooms, each with panoramic views - we will substitute one of the double beds for two singles if needed.Landing leading to the well appointed bathroom and a further oak and iron staircase to the Second Floor – The beamed master bedroom, with stunning views through its large arched window, of Najac and the surrounding countryside; the bedroom has a sitting area and a large well appointed en-suite.
|Further details outdoors|
There are two large terraces, the first with table chairs and BBQ, the second has sun loungers - both benefit from fantastic views of Najac, its chateau and tye surrounding countryside, truly stunning! The farm provides a spectacular and peaceful location from which to explore this beautiful part of France.Our guests are free to take advantage of the tranquility and privacy that La Singlarie offers. We will be delighted to show you the private walks through our woods that are home to a fantastic range of animals and plant life (although you will need to get up early to spot a family of wild boar!). We produce organic beef and that is available to our guests. If you have children we are sure they will enjoy some of our more “domestic” animals and we will be pleased to make introductions to Gorgon the Kune Kune pig and his “harem”, Vannille and Bamboo the donkeys who think they are cows, Fizz the farm cat and of course the chickens and ducks.
The Midi Pyrenees/Aveyron is located in the South West of France and includes spectacular countryside, the Pyrenean mountains, rivers and gorges, historical sites including many Bastides (walled and fortified towns), medieval villages, museums and art galleries.There are outstanding leisure opportunities, including walking riding, climbing, mountain biking, kayak and canoe set in wonderful natural surroundings. The area benefits from a vibrant community spirit with a fantastic range of markets, fetes and other celebrations. Or just take a step back, relax, and take in the glorious views!
The immediate area provides a huge variety of activities, sites of natural beauty and interest. The medieval village of Najac with its imposing hill top château is one of the “Plus beaux villages de France” and a "Grand Site midi pyrénées" important culturally and historically in South West France. For families, friends, young and more mature the area is a delight. If you want to explore the villages; take in a local festival, investigate local crafts and traditions be adventurous and go mountain biking, family kayaking, horse riding or swimming - all facilities are available within a very short distance. There is a very good modern swimming pool minutes from the farm in a lovely spot next to the river, alternatively the surrounding area provides a variety of beautiful safe river swimming locations. By the Najac swimming pool you can hire kayaks, bikes, have a go at acro-branching (tree top course for the brave or young!) start a walk along the river or take a picnic at one of the permanent placements. La Singlarie figures on a number of the well marked circular walks around the Najac countryside. Najac offers a good range of shops, excellent dining options from cafés and gourmet restaurants to the popular pizza restaurant and traditional restaurants with great value meals. From spring and to autumn Najac has a lively weekly market selling tasty local produce in the centre of the village and cafés from which to watch the world go by over a coffee or aperitif. In summer there are weekly night markets where tables are laid out to seat locals and visitors keen to try the local cuisine from the various stalls, taste local wines and listen to a wide variety of live music. The village is full of history: visit the part ruined château, walk along its winding streets and discover its hidden treasures - it is a marvellous place to be so near. The annual Najac Fete is over 3 days in August celebrating Saint Barthelemy, is a feast of local cuisine, music, street entertainment, exhibitions and activities culminating in Fireworks over the château - quite a spectacle for the whole village an its visitors. If you prefer to watch from home the fireworks over the château can watched from your gite. For a relaxing evening treat take a short drive to La Garde Viar to the café/bar by the river and enjoy some night time jazz. The "Epicerie du Coin" is an excellent general store in the centre of Najac and with the boulangerie just a few steps away will satisfy many of your food shopping needs. At La Fouillade (15 minutes from La Singlarie) you will find a large Intermarche supermarket with all the usual produce plus a service station for fuel. During spring and summer months it is possible to shop at one of the many village markets any day of the week and we will be pleased to offer any advice concerning which to visit. The bastide of Villefranche de Rouergue (30 mins) is the nearest large town. It has three large supermarkets and all the other shops you are likely to need. Visit its Thursday morning market, one of the largest in the region, held in its central square with medieval arcades, imposing church and visit one of the many restaurants, cafés, bars, explore its history or take a walk along its river front. The larger towns of Albi (home to a spectacular cathedral and enthralling history, plus the Toulouse Lautrec museum, great shopping and restaurants) and Gaillac (famous for its wines) are easily accessible as are other noted attractions such as Cordes-sur-Ciel, Saint-Cirq-lapopie, Figeac, Conques, Belcastel and the Millau viaduct.