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



Updated: 26-Nov-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. Take a look at our aerial video further down this listing in order to fully appreciate the setting and understand the layout of our property.

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

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Fig Tree Cottage was as wonderful as our first .

After a busy week in Provence we were glad to relax in the peace and calm of this lovely part of France. As always a really warm welcome from Christine and Mark who are always on hand if need arises, but are also sensitive to their guests privacy.

The Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. Sitting outside or on the balcony gazing over the beautiful countryside is so relaxing. Then a dip in the pool to cool off followed by a game of table tennis in the great games room filled our days. However it is not remote with excellent restaurants nearby and plenty of places to visit.

We love it so much we a returning again for a longer stay in 2017.

For a taste of real France, excellent facilities and time to chill out we have no hesitation in recommending Fig Tree Cottage for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward very much to seeing you then! Thank you for your lovely comments.
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Absolutely wonderful holiday location!

  • 5 of 5

We started coming to Fig Tree Cottage in 2013 and have come every year since! Chris and Mark are wonderful and Les Chataigniers is absolutely beautiful. We initially came following a friend's recommendation as we were looking for a first holiday with our 18 month old - and now couldn't think of anywhere better: we spend most of our time in the pool, or in the barn - which is full of entertainment for our daughter (and us!); we enjoy the log fire in the evenings; pain au chocolat from the nearby village in the mornings; and engaging with the chickens during the day!!

We couldn't recommend this holiday destination more!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments - we have loved welcoming you back each year, and especially seeing Abbey grow up. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Lovely rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Fig Tree Cottage. The cottage is in an idyllic little hamlet in the south of France, surrounded by gardens through which our toddler could happily roam - highlights included sitting on the old tractor and collecting eggs from the hens. The cottage was spacious (bigger than our house back home!) and had everything we wanted, including plenty of family friendly touches. And just next door is a huge games room and a brilliant pool. Chris and Mark were great hosts, warmly welcoming us after a long journey and helping when needed, and letting us chill out the rest of the time. We'd love to come back again soon for another dose of rural French relaxation! Oly, Katja, Flo x

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we would love to see you again too! Thank you for your lovely comments, and we are delighted that you and Flo had an enjoyable and relaxing stay at Fig Tree Cottage.
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A Fantastic Location with Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay, the location was stunning, the accommodation was perfect for our self-catered family holiday with 4 adults and 3 babies. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful but managed to achieve the perfect balance of being there when we needed them but we never felt overlooked.

We'll definitely be back, hopefully in 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We were particularly pleased to hear that you liked having us on site to help, but in an unobtrusive way. We look forward to seeing you in Campels again soon - hopefully in 2017!
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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!

Prices and Availability

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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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

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

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