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Large stone farmhouse plus characterful cottage in idyllic rural hamlet - Fig Tree Cottage



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Stunning setting in 9 acres of rolling countryside- for parties from 2 to 13.

Welcome to Les Chataigniers, where two houses, an enormous games room and heated swimming pool overlook nine acres of garden, fields and woodland.

Visitors remark on the beauty and tranquility of its setting, at the end of a country lane in a tiny hamlet on the Tarn/Aveyron border. Exploring the glorious countryside around, on foot or by bike, is a delight. A short drive or woodland walk brings you to our nearest village with its bakery, butcher and general store. Further afield are historic bastide towns, vineyards, castles, lively markets and wonderful outdoor leisure opportunities.

If you are a group of friends or extended family looking for a place to enjoy each others company but escape to your own space when you need to - you will find it at Les Chataigniers.


This large open space allows an evening game of boules, a barbeque by the farmhouse steps and freedom for young children to run around in safety.


Cross the courtyard to this enormous space where you can hide from the noonday sun and enjoy a game of table tennis or billiards, or watch a family film in an evening.


Out of the clubhouse, across a terrace with tables and chairs and down the steps is the 8m x 5m pool with its decked surround and sun loungers. It is fully fenced and all access points are individually locked. Optional pool alarm for extra security. Spectacular view!


Near the pool is a shaded seating area beneath a willow tree for those who wish to escape the bustle of swimmers. Below the pool is a level, grassed games area perfect for croquet or other ball games, with swings, climbing frame and slide.


Below the complex of Les Chataigners is the meadow; play a game of rounders here, or adventure across it to the woods above the stream.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Fig Tree Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC


Converted from a series of old farm buildings, this deceptively spacious cottage is a perfect country holiday retreat for couples or small families. Indoors, oak beams and exposed stone walls emphasise the building's history, whilst en suite bathrooms to each of the bedrooms, plus a well-equipped dining kitchen, ensure modern levels of comfort.

The spacious master bedroom with its antique brass bed, roll top bath and balcony with panoramic views makes this an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. A wood burning stove in the large lounge offers out-of-season holidaymakers a warm welcome after an exhilarating walk in the surrounding beautiful countryside.

Outdoors, guests are free to relax in 9 acres of grounds and gardens, as well as benefiting from a private south-facing terrace with built-in barbecue.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Relaxing holday, stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fig Tree Cottage was the most beautiful, relaxing holiday let we have been to. The welcome was very warm, great friendly couple. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. I would recommend the cottage to anyone with no hesitation. The pool was very clean and well placed to relax looking at the amazing scenery. Chris even baked a cake for our arrival and it went down a treat (had to get the recipe)

Our grandson loved going to collect fresh eggs from the 'girls' every morning.

This is by far the best holiday we have had in years and we will be back to stay in the house the next time. Thank you both so much Mark and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely family, Carolyn. Many thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future, and of course to meeting your new granddaughter!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rodez at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Salvetat Peyrales at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre at 800 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Albi at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Villefranche de Rouergue at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A75 .junc.54 or A10 junc.42 at 90 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Salvetat Peyrales at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Le Lioran, Cantal at 140 Kilometres Car: necessary

Home to 10 of France's 'Most Beautiful Villages' - as well as the world's highest bridge at Millau - Aveyron is rich in culture, history and natural beauty, yet remains relatively undiscovered. This is the place for people who love the outdoors! Walking, riding, photography, cycling, fishing, kayaking - all can be enjoyed amidst stunning surroundings, clean waterways and pure air. Those with an interest in history will delight in exploring its bastide towns, its castles, its churches and cathedrals. For gourmets, there are several Michelin-starred restaurants close by - or shop for the freshest of ingredients in a vibrant marketplace then bring them home to cook at leisure. If you can drag them away from the pool, children will find much to entertain them in the area too - Cap Decouverte is a theme park with a difference; Micropolis, the city of insects, is fun AND educational. During the summer, street theatre and festivals are common, and of course every village has its own fete!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please remember that during the high season Fig Tree Cottage is only available as supplementary accommodation to the main Les Chataigniers farmhouse, which is why no price is listed for the cottage alone during this period. The price shown is for both properties rented by the same group.

Throughout the rest of the year Fig Tree Cottage is available for rental as a separate unit.

For winter or l

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Ground floor en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Cloakroom - Toilet, Off the front hallway
  • Master en suite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Plenty of room for a cot or child's bed if required
  • Ground Floor - 1 Double Bed
  • Please note, the ground floor bedroom is accessed via a rear hallway with two deep steps between levels, and therefore may not suitable for very elderly or infirm guests.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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