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Peace, Tranquility, Great Views And Tons To See



Updated: 14-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom/Quiet & Lovely Views Set In Own Garden

Sleeps 4-6 (ideal 4 adults + 2 children because of low beams)

3 bedrooms: One king-sized (can also be twins), one double (160cm x 200cm) and one twin

2 bathrooms (one with shower en-suite, one with bath separate)

Downstairs WC

Borio Nove Cottage has been beautifully renovated from an old chapel and parish winery. It is situated beside the owners' Presbytere and access to the 15 m. pool and extensive grounds is through the old 'jardin de cure'. It sits in its own grounds and is separated from the main house by hedges and a wall.

The ground floor consist of a well-equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hob/electric stove, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher plus all china & glassware etc. There is also a washer/dryer and ironing facilities.

The large and light living area has dining table & chairs at one end and sofa/chairs & TV at the other; there is a free-standing working fireplace in the centre. Two sets of French windows lead onto the terrace and garden which is equipped with sun loungers, table & chairs.

Satellite TV, DVD and WIFI internet access is available. Books and tourist maps/information on sightseeing, walks and restaurants are supplied and we are always very happy to supply any other information required.

The village of Lombers is half an hour's walk away. Realmont provides ATM, supermarket, butchers, bakers, cafes, restaurants etc and takes 5 mins by car.

Toulouse airport one hour. Rodez & Carcassonne one and a half hours.

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About the Owner

Lu Wanklyn
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Lu Wanklyn

We are both retired and being enthusiastic francophiles chose to live in this beautiful region of France. We are both very widely travelled and lived in the Caribbean for 25 years so this is a wonderful and completely different change for us. We are used to looking after guests and have done chambre d'hotes in the past so welcome all strangers to our door.

Lu Wanklyn purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lu Wanklyn chose Tarn

We chose this property for its old world charm and wonderful views.

What makes this cottage unique

Probably what tipped the balance was the 'jardin de cure' which its wonderful old box hedges and the 'face' of the house and its cottage.

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Wonderfully peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic two weeks at Borio Nove. The cottage is a real home from home and is incredibly well equipped. It is set in a beautiful peaceful location with stunning gardens and a fantastic large pool which came in incredibly useful when the temperatures hit the high 30s on a number of days!

We enjoyed lovely days out to Albi, Castres, Cordes sur Ciel and Carcassonne. Would particularly recommend lunch in the beautiful garden of Le Clos Sainte Cecile near the cathedral in Albi. We also had a wonderful day driving along the Tarn River from Albi to Millau and then through the breathtaking Gorges du Tarn.

It was lovely having Lu, the owner, next door - great hospitality and always on hand to answer any questions without being intrusive.

Would highly recommend staying in this gorgeous cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Thank you so much for such a nice review. I would rate you two as five star tenants. You left the cottage immaculate and were a pleasure to have around. Come any time!
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this from the living room of this beautiful cottage, in the middle of the mid-Tarn rolling countryside. This former chapel is actually a full-sized home, well-equipped, clean, spacious, comfortable and bright. This is our third stay here, and we would love to just move in permanently! It's in a farming area and there's plenty of wonderful birds and wildlife, but at the same time it's just minutes from Realmont with its great Wednesday market and handy Intermarche. Albi is 20 min north, Lautrec is about the same to the south; and we got here from Toulouse airport in just over an hour. Last autumn we loved having our own fireplace, in April the nightingales were amazing, and now in high summer we'll spend some more time poolside before heading home all too soon. And you could not ask for a more considerate and helpful hostess than Lu. It's great to have the privacy of your own home, while knowing the owner is next door and happy to help with any questions. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent a week at Borio Nove, exploring the surrounding area. The cottage is beautifully restored , very spacious and equipped with everything you could need. The furnishings and equipment are what you would find in your home, rather than a holiday house. The lounges, dining chairs and beds were all extremely comfortable.The outdoor terrace is lovely for eating , and also relaxing on the sun loungers. The 15 metre pool was appreciated very much on the hot days, and has a lovely outlook over the surrounding fields.

Lu and Freddy were lovely hosts who were there when needed, but not intrusive. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nothing but praise for this charming rental house.

Our first impression: WOW! What a big house. So many bedrooms, two bathrooms and everthing in perfect state.

The house is tastfully decorated with lots of personal stuff that gives it a personal, homely touch.

I absolutely felt spoilt with heaps of fresh towels, fine linen and cushions on the beds and a very well equiped kitchen.

On top of all that there was a very goog internetconnnection and best of all: our own private garden (big garden table and loungers for all of us).

And before I forget to mention it: the swimming pool is perfect with its gorgeous wide views (adjacant to a sunflowerfleld)

In the neigbourhood there's lots to see and to. Albi the biggest town, is only a 15 minutes drive from the house. And Isles-sur-Tarn with its most beautiful wine route is also very close.

Lu and Freddy are the most wonderful hosts: genuinely friendly and very efficient. Thanks for the warm welcome.

We hope to be back very soon.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that Brigitte and Ivo enjoyed our cottage and would sincerely love to see them back again one day. They were as lovely as tenants as our house seemed to them!
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Beautiful cottage amazing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We can only recommend this beautiful cottage... we had a wonderful time there and enjoyed all around us to the full. Amazing garden, big nice pool. Sweet people making our stay worth to come back again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super séjour !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances.

La maison est très belle, spacieuse, bien équipée. Beau et grand jardin.

La piscine est grande, très agréable, avec vue dégagée sur un très beau paysage.

Lu et Fred sont très sympathiques, attentionnés, ils nous ont réservé un accueil chaleureux.

La région est superbe.

Nous reviendrons avec plaisir, et recommandons particulièrement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We chose this property for its old world charm and wonderful views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Realmont at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Albi at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albi at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Gaillac A68 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Laboutarie at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

This area is a delight to visit with its rolling countryside and wonderful medieval hill villages and towns. Albi (World Heritage Site) is less than half an hour away as are Castres and Lautrec. Cordes sur Ciel, Gaillace, Puycelci, Revel are all within an hour and Najac, the Aveyron Gorges & Milllau within two hours. The area north of Gaillac is full of vineyards and there are extensive hiking paths in our vicinity.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55

A security deposit of 250 euros will be required on entry and will be refunded once check-out is complete and there are no damage charges.

Cleaning is available at 20 euros for 2 hours per week if required.

Changeover day is Saturday and renters are required to leave by 10.30 a.m. and new arrivals to arrive not before 4.00 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Jun-2017


From the Owner

Probably what tipped the balance was the 'jardin de cure' which its wonderful old box hedges and the 'face' of the house and its cottage.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 170 m²


  • One bathroom en-suite to double room. Shower, WC, basin. One adjacent to king-size room, bath, basin, WC


  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • One king-sized bedroom (can be separated into twins) One double (160cm x 200cm) One twin bedroom (low beams)


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Peace and tranquillity of a lovely garden with lovely views