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Spacious, Stone Barn with Large Pool and Terrace in Peaceful, Rural Location.



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plenty of living & outdoor space, family friendly.

Our large 4 bedroom Gite sleeps 8-10 people. The converted 200-year-old barn provides a spacious and restful living space of nearly 2,000 sq.ft. On the ground floor there is a fully-equipped, modern kitchen, lounge and dining area, snug and shower room with toilet. On the first floor, there are 4 large bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a family bathroom.

The 2 acre garden contains the child-secure 12x6 metre swimming pool within a large, secluded tiled terrace with barbecue area, sun-loungers and sun-shades. The pool and terrace is fenced with two 'child-proof' access gates. The pool has a shallow end with wide corner steps. The garden offers spacious lawns, a field for children's games and places of welcome shade during the summer months. Surrounded on three sides by fields, vineyards and small copses, the house has no passing traffic except for the occasional local farmer checking his crop.

The nearest village offering a selection of shops, bank, pharmacy and a good restaurant is Cahuzac-sur-vere only 10 minutes away, whilst the large town of Gaillac is 15 minutes and the city of Albi is 30 minutes away.

Offering an enclosed pool, large garden, comfortable living and flexible sleeping accommodation, it is an ideal base for a family or group holiday in this beautiful part of South West France.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John and Caroline live in Whitstable, Kent with their two children, Chloe and William.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We certainly did enjoy our holiday at La Vele and with the weather improving in our second week, we all made much of the pool and even had the odd half hour on the sunbeds when the little ones were having their naps!

Thanks again for helping out with baby equipment, it made life a lot easier for us all.

I have no hesitation in recommending La Vele to our family and friends, we all had a great time.
Jun 2016
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great facilities, fabulous pool and pool area with covered eating area and BBQ.

The house was very clean, spacious and comfortable - good ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms. Two separate sitting areas.

Very peaceful countryside, but when you do venture out, lots to see and do for all ages. We visited many astonishing well preserved medieval towns (even our teenage sons were impressed), canoed, walked, went bowling several nights and of course ate too much good food. Albi and Cordes are a must.

We loved it and did not want to leave.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect propert for large group

  • 5 of 5

From the initial response to our enquiry regarding availability to the prompt repayment of refundable breakage deposit the administrative professionalism regarding our stay was exemplary .

The property was ideal for our extended family ,the local Gite manager was perfect immediately supplying a baby steriliser on request once sanctioned and providing local knowledge when requested

The pool was well maintained

In short an ideal venue for a large family

Thank you to the Ribchesters

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most wonderful week in this lovely house.

The amenities and accommodation are excellent and the house is in an exceptionally lovely hamlet in marvellous countryside.

The quality of the kitchen equipment is very good, and the house is very clean and carefully maintained.

I would happily return and my family agrees with me.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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"Castelnau is one of France's 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' just a 10 minute drive from..."

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse Blagnac at 78 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Castelnau de Montmiral at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 930 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club d'Aigueleze, at 17 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gaillac at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A68 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Castelnau de Montmiral at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Ax-les-Thermes at 196 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne area at 160 Kilometres Car: necessary

Set in peaceful, undulating countryside famous for its 130+ vineyards, this area is also known for its medieval hilltop ‘bastide’ villages and spectacular views. There are many beautiful and historic villages and towns within easy reach, most of which hold charming market days.

Four of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' are within a 30 minute drive: Puycelsi, Castelnau de Montmiral, Bruniquel and Cordes sur Ciel, also voted Favourite French Village 2014. The historic towns of Albi (30 mins) and Castres (60 mins) are well worth a visit, as is the truly spectacular Carcassonne (100 mins). Toulouse, France’s 4th largest city is one hour’s drive, and the Gite is also only a couple of hours drive to both the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees.

There are also local leisure and sporting activities in abundance; including cycling, rambling, golf, kayaking, horse-riding, outdoor leisure centers and tourist attractions nearby.

Eating out is easy; there is a wide choice of restaurants in surrounding towns and villages, many of which are very reasonably priced.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Enquiries are handled on a 'first come-first served basis', as the months of July & August are usually over subscribed.
Reservations are only accepted after a completed Booking Form and a 25% deposit has been received.
Final payment is due 6-weeks before arrival date will include a £150 returnable damage deposit, and a Tourist Tax per person over 18, per night at current rates.
All stages in the Booking Process will be acknowledged in writing.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day, other than by special arrangements.
The gite is available from 2.00pm, but guests may use the pool area.
Rooms should be vacated by 10.00am & the gite vacated by 11.00 am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bath, corner shower unit, wash basin and toilet.
  • Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Shower, washbasin and toilet
  • Ground Floor Shower Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large walk-in shower, wash-basin, toilet.
  • 3 Bathrooms 1st Floor Family Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Wash Basin, Bath (no shower over bath), Corner Shower Enclosure. Shower room 1 - Shower Unit, Wash Basin, Toilet and Cupboards. Shower room 2 - Ground Floor - Walk-in shower, washbasin, toilet & washing machine.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Pink room - 1 Large Double Bed, Kingsize bed. Views over fields and vineyards. (5m x 4m).
  • White Room - 1 Double Bed, Double bed. Interesting exposed old beams.
  • Blue Room - 2 Single Bed, 2 singles + option of additional single and/or cot. 5m x 4m
  • Yellow room - 1 Large Double Bed, Kingsize with en-suite. Views over fields & vineyards
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Can sleep 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: No.1 Kingsize bedroom en-suite bathroom. No.2 Large Twin-bedded room [5x4m]. Additional single-bed or cot option. No.3 Large Double bedroom [5x4m]. Additional single-bed or cot option. No.4 Double bedroom [3.5x3.3m].


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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