Stunning country retreat, total privacy, sleeps 12

5.0

Entire residential home hosted by Valerie

12 guests, 6 bedrooms, 9 beds, 5 bathrooms
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This 100-year old tabatiereoccitanie is a generous country farmhouse in a very pretty and historic area of rural France. Comfortable and spacious accommodation, set in large grounds and tranquil countryside, with panoramic views. Sleeps up to 10+2. * ********Totally private- the whole property and grounds is reserved solely for your group*****

Ideal for:

family and friends, celebrating special occasions
special interest groups
privacy
driving and walking breaks
pets welcome

The space
The house is spacious and comfortable with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas.

THE LIVING AREA
The first floor is a light and spacious social area with plenty of space for large groups. Large well-equipped double-height kitchen with dishwasher and dual-fuel wide oven, multi-function microwave and American-style fridge-freezer.

Spacious living room with TV (UK freesat) and Chromecast.
36m2 sun room with Bullerjan woodburner which could also be used as an artists’ workspace or yoga/Pilates Sala. Pool-dining table.

7.5x4m swimming pool (1.3m deep) and west-facing sun deck, making it a real suntrap and the perfect spot for a sun downer. 5 person hot-tub and terrace with far reaching views, a great place to watch the stars as there is very little light pollution here. 2 outdoor dining terraces and a choice of terraces and sunbathing areas.

OFFICE
There is a mezzanine office for those who want a private space to keep in touch with the outside world. Free Wi-Fi throughout.

MASTER SUITE
BATHROOM-multi-head shower with views of the Pyrenees on a clear day! His and hers sinks. Jacuzzi bath with audio input. Sunsets.
BEDROOM super king bed with stunning views to wake up to.

KING SUITE
King size bed plus separate dressing room. En-suite bathroom with large bath. TV with freesat. Sofa. Outside seating area.

THE RED ROOM
Super king 4 poster bed. En suite shower room. Sofa. Outside seating area.

THE WEST BEDROOM
Two single beds. En suite shower room. Outside seating area.

THE GITE
A self-contained cosy apartment adjoining the main house. Open-plan living area with kitchen (oven, hob and microwave), living and dining areas. TV with freesat. Upstairs is a shower room and bedroom that can be arranged as two singles or a large double bed. A convertible sofa bed (180 x 118cm) ideal for children or teenagers accommodates 2 more guests in the living room. Courtyard garden and sunbathing area.

OUTSIDE
There is a pool with sun deck (open April-October), jacuzzi (heated and available all year round) and multiple terraces to dine, sunbathe and enjoy the views. Each room has its own area to sit out.

The house is on a quiet lane surrounded by uninterrupted views over farmland, it's very tranquil and private-you can't see another neighbour from the house. In the gardens you will find a former bread oven in the shade of a very happy fig tree and apple, pear, cherry, plum and peach trees in the small orchard. There are also hazelnut and walnut bushes surrounding wild flower meadow. In the autumn the loudest sound you can hear is the chestnuts dropping. You can-see wildlife in abundance -birds of prey, herons, owls, bats, deer, even the occasional wild boar.

The climate is warm in the summer and clear and crisp in the short winter We enjoy a late autumn and early spring making it an ideal early or late season break.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Hot tub
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Garden

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Where you’ll be

Castanet, Occitanie, France

The house is in the middle of tranquil countryside (in fact you can't see another neighbour from the house!) but there is plenty close by.

LOCAL AMENITIES

Small bakery and local stores 5 minutes’ drive. More amenities and fantastic bakery in Najac, 10 minutes’ drive.

Villefranche de Rouergue (an old Bastide town visible from the property famous for its Thursday market) has all commerce and a good choice of restaurants-20 minutes’ drive. There is a market in one of the surrounding towns most days.

EAT, DRINK, EXPLORE, ENJOY
There is a good choice of restaurants locally and a Michelin-star restaurant at Belcastel for those wanting something special. The house is in the heart of Bastide country (walled towns) on the Tarn et Garonne/Aveyron border. The Aveyron has the most 'Plus Beaux Villages' (villages of outstanding beauty) in France. The area is rich in history and stunning sights with plenty to explore.

OUTDOOR PURSUITS
Horse riding, tennis courts, canoeing, public swimming pool with diving boards within 10 mins. Wild swimming is also available 20 minutes away. Najac (10 minutes drive) has an outdoor pursuits centre with zip wire and obstacle course.

The house is 200m from the 'Petit Randonees' hiking routes that cross France. Skiing: Cantal mountains (mostly cross country) 2h30 Andorra/Pyrenees 4h.

Viaduc de Millau
The Canal du Midi and locks at Montech
Toulouse space museum
Airbus museum
Many villages of outstanding beauty such as Najac, Puycelsi, Saint Antonin Noble-Val, Bruniquel, Saint-Cirq la Popie, Conques, Belcastel
Abli catherdral
The walled city of Carcasonne

Hosted by Valerie

Joined in July 2012
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I travel worldwide for a living. Though I grew up in Southern England, I now spend my time between my farmhouse in France and my boat in Asia. My passions are glass art and sculpture, hiking, horse riding and Ceroc/salsa dance , flying and classic cars. I'm also involved with aviation psychology/human factors . I love creating things and have spent the past 10 years renovating the French house, every part of it has a story. This area of France is full of beauty and history, I love sharing it with friends and guests alike.
I travel worldwide for a living. Though I grew up in Southern England, I now spend my time between my farmhouse in France and my boat in Asia. My passions are glass art and sculptu…

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  • Sheryl

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No smoking
Pets are allowed

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