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L'Oustal du Viaur - COQUELICOT – Home 15838 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

L'Oustal du Viaur - COQUELICOT – Home 15838

Excellent Excellent – based on 6 reviews

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Coquelicot is a 2oo year old Farmhouse set in a pretty fermette perched high above the Viaur Gorge.
In the immediate area are a number of bastide towns, unique to the SW of France, Sauveterre, Monesties, and of course the well know Cordes-sur-Ciel, being just a few. The area is perfect for walking, cycling, painting, birdspotting, flora + fauna, siteseeing, fishing or just relaxing. There are many local activities to suit children of all ages.

Further details

The swimming pool is open when the weather permits, usually from May to October and is shared with the other gites and the owners. All bedlinen, towels and swim towels are included in the rental price. Wood is provided for the woodstove and there is a surcharge of €50 /week should you require additional electric heating during the low season letting period.

Special walking/cycling/painting holidays are available during low/mid season. Changeover day is Sat but this is flexible during mid/low

Coquelicot is a 2oo year old Farmhouse set in a pretty fermette perched high above the Viaur Gorge.
In the immediate area are a number of bastide towns, unique to the SW of France, Sauveterre, Monesties, and of course the well know Cordes-sur-Ciel, being just a few. The area is perfect for walking, cycling, painting, birdspotting, flora + fauna, siteseeing, fishing or just relaxing. There are many local activities to suit children of all ages.

Further details

The swimming pool is open when the weather permits, usually from May to October and is shared with the other gites and the owners. All bedlinen, towels and swim towels are included in the rental price. Wood is provided for the woodstove and there is a surcharge of €50 /week should you require additional electric heating during the low season letting period.

Special walking/cycling/painting holidays are available during low/mid season. Changeover day is Sat but this is flexible during mid/low season to enable clients to make best use of very low Ryanair flight prices (eg 1p + taxes). Please contact owners for further details.

Further details indoors

The house is entered via a private patio area which has a table and seating for 6. A BBQ is provided and a sun canopy with outside lighting ensuring the perfect ambience for al fresco dining. A staircase leads to a balcony perfect for a quiet read. Through the front door you enter the large kitchen diner. The kitchen is fitted to a very high standard with a large fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, microwave, gas oven with extractor. It is fully stocked to enable full cooking facilities including over work-top lighting.

Open stonework and beams combine with the oak dining table and chairs to provide a wonderful setting. Through the kitchen is a shower room and downstairs bedroom. On the second floor is a large sitting-room with Satellite TV, DVD + video, leading through to a second bedroom. Off a small landing a third story provides a romantic master bedroom and large bathroom up in the eves. In the grounds you will find the newly built 12mx6m swimming pool. It has a large 1m deep area entered by semi circular steps providing a large safe area for less confident swimmers.

This slopes away to a final depth of 2m allowing for those who like to dive. Lots of room to play but great for serious swimmers too. There is ample pool furniture available so you can enjoy relaxing and taking in the breath-taking views across the Viaur Gorge.

Further details outdoors

The farm complex is large and is situated on the edge of a small hamlet overlooking the Viaur valley. The grounds are shared with the resident English owners. A large 12x6m swimming pool was added to the property in summer 2006 and is completed with fencing to comply with French regulations.

The views from the pool side are beautiful. Despite being a shared complex, there is plenty of space for privacy. Older visiting children may use residents adventure playground which is situated below the pool, younger visitors can make full use of the toddler area located in the main grounds. We also have a games room with table tennis, darts and table football.

Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

Being quite far South in France the weather is naturally a definite plus for this area. We have the added advantage that we are at quite a high altitude on the south of the Massif Central. This means we benefit from very pleasant long Spring and Autumn conditions, but also have slightly cooler temperatures in the main hot summer months compared with other locations this far south.

The region is dominated by plateaux dissected by wide meandering rivers providing stunning gorge scenery. Add to this the fantastic array of bastide towns and villages, castle fortresses and Chateaux and the two historic cities of Rodez and Albi and you are spoilt for choice.

Teillet

The hamlet of Teillet lies on the Aveyron/Tarn border, half way between the two historic cities of Rodez and Albi. Both cities offer a wealth of architecture, amazing Cathedrals, bustling backstreets to explore and endless outside dining possibilities.

Within the area are many bastide villages, many ranking in the category of 'most beautiful villages in France'. Most noteable are: Conques; Sauveterre de Rouergue; Villefranche de Rouergue; St Antonin de Noble Val; Najac; Cordes-sur-ciel and Monasties and the list continues. All of these villages offer unique shops, crafts, markets, and festivals. The 'nocturne' (night markets) in the summer months are not to be missed.

Day excursions:
Albi/Rodez - great for a glimpse of the history + architecture in the region (stylish shopping too!)
Toulouse - for that 'has to be done' shopping experience
Millau Viaduct - well worth a visit + can be combined by coming back through the famous 'Gorges du Tarn'.
Cap Decouverte - adventure park for the whole family, ski, waterski, swim, taboggan, or even ride the longest zip line in Europe
Micropolis - city of insects - fascinates the children, but a good day out for the whole family
Bastide d'Albigiouse - car circuit to take in the key bastide towns around Albi

For those who prefer to stay closer to home the area is ideal for walking, cycling, birdwatching and generally taking in this calm serene area.

There are many activities for children in the local area including children's farms, wildlife parks, outdoor swimming complexes, canoeing, sailing to name just a few.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Julie B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
05 Feb 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese


This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Oct 2006. Located in Tarn, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £995.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Feb 2017.

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“Great place to stay!”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2011

We have just had a great two-week holiday here and really enjoyed the place. The gite was lovely, plenty of room, good kitchen for cooking, decent size fridge/freezer, etc. The setting was very good - a peaceful, quiet hamlet, lovely countryside views, fab pool with loungers, very friendly, knowledgeable owners. Lots to do in the area, good supermarkets around, could have done so much more so think we may need another holiday in the same place! This worked very well for our family with three boys aged 14, 12 and 10 - while there are stair gates, it wouldn't be quite so easy with young children, but there are two other gites onsite that might be more suitable. Also the doorways are very low on the top floor - we managed fine after a few bumped heads!

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