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Delightful cottage with garden and private pool near St Antonin Noble Val

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

sleeps 4, offering comfort, tranquillity,sole use of pool; 1 hr Toulouse AirPort

This charming selfcatering cottage is located on the edge of of a tranquil hamlet and has beautiful countryside views. It boasts half an acre of garden and a large 6x12 m. pool. The cottage is situated in a tranquil hamlet in rolling farmland on the edge of the forest of Gresigne, close to the famous Gorges of the River Aveyron and only one hour's drive from Toulouse International Airport. It offers an idyllic spot for active people, for walking, cycling, canoeing and many other sports, while the unspoilt countryside around is a haven for wildllife and birds. The owners would also welcome longer lets for aspiring homeowners in France.

Next to this cottage owners have a large farmhouse which is separate and semi detached from the cottage facilities; the farmhouse can be rented separately or together with the cottage, offering room for up to 12-14 people. The farmhouse and cottage will NEVER be let out to different parties at the same time, ensuring privacy for use of pool and garden.

La Cordonnerie is a very comfortable house, tastefully restored to retain some of its original 18C features. Residents of La Cordonnerie also have the sole use of a large garden and a 6 x12 metre swimming pool with diving board, pool house and sun loungers.

The hamlet is close to the villages of Vaour and that of Penne, perched high up on a rock face above the river Aveyron. The busy medieval market town of St Antonin-Noble-Val, a centre for canoeing with a delightful weekly market is on the riverside just 8 miles away. It is an ideal location from which to visit the many regional historic sites.

Located between the cities of Cahors, Albi and Montauban and within easy reach of the famous ' Bastide' towns of BruniqueI, Puycelci, Castelnau de Montmiral, Larroque, Penne, Cahuzac and Cordes, it is an ideal location from which to visit the many historic sites in the region.

Albi, a beautiful regional capital on the river Tarn, is very worthwile a visit with its historic cathedral and museum dedicated to the artist Toulouse Lautrec. The fairy city of Carcassonne is 2 hours drive south, the Pyrenees can be reached in 2 hours.

For this location a car is absolutely indispensable for transport.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Lina Goedkoop
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2017

About Mrs Lina Goedkoop

see our own website www.pantaleon-holiday-rentals.co.uk where we have a page on who we are.

Mrs Lina Goedkoop purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Mrs Lina Goedkoop chose Penne

This is a very unspoiled countryside and ideal for those who love nature. It has much to offer for walkers and cyclists and we love the historical setting, architecture which also has attracted local crafts and artists to set up here. The climate is mild most of the year, with windless evenings but still shows the extremes of a continental climate in mid winter as well as mid summer. The pool is one of its best attractions. The hamlet is very quiet. And there is so much to see and to do when you choose not to laze about in the sun! 16 years and still we love it.

What makes this cottage unique

time becomes irrelevant: the old stone porch, the views from the hills around, the little church on the hill with its bells at regular times of the day in the distance. Last but not least: the market in St Antonin Noble Val. many, many things, too many to mention all.

and then I forget the most important : the fabulous pool

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Lina,

Le séjour s'est très bien passé.

La maison et la piscine sont parfaites.

Pour les 2 serviettes il n'y a pas de souci car nous étions que 2.

Le hameau est vraiment tranquille et les villages aux alentours sont très intéressants.

St Antonin est un village très animé et ses restaurants sont un régal.

Nous avons discuté avec les jeunes locataires, qui se trouvaient dans la maison côté garage,le premier jour. Ils étaient très sympathiques.

Cordialement (best wishes, c'est ça?)

Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Vaour and Penne
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Vaour , Penne, St Antonin Noble Val
Car: necessary

Within 12 kms: The hamlet is close to the villages of Vaour and the village of Penne, perched high up on a rock face above the river Aveyron. The busy medieval market town of St Antonin-Noble-Val, a centre for canoeing with a delightful weekly market is on the riverside just 8 miles away.

The surrounding countryside is rich in wildlife, with a wide variation of landscape from cultivated fields to a forest that is said to be the least polluted in Europe. Walkers can use the nearby GR46, or the many tracks and paths which lead off in many directions. The quiet road and tracks are ideal for cyclists, with a terrain to suit the reasonably fit. Other sports catered for nearby are horse riding, caving, tennis and golf. Leisure centres are approx 30 mins drive away.

Wider area:

It is an ideal location from which to visit the many regional historic sites: Cordes, Najac, Bruniquel, Puycelci, Castelnau de Montmirail, Penne, Gaillac and Albi.

Other Activities: rock climbing, kayaking, wine tasting


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penne in Tarn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The masterbedroom has an ensuite bathroom with full length bath, shower over, washbasin and toilet. The singles bedroom is on the ground floor and has a modern shower room , washbasin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • two good size attractive bedrooms both with ample wardrobe storage space. The masterbedroom has lovely views over the countryside and has a king size bed. The other bedroom has twin beds. A cot can be provided. All rooms have carpeted flooring.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free WIFI access available the TV has only english (sky tv) not french channels!


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Delightful cottage with garden and private pool near St Antonin Noble Val
average rating of 4.6875 based on 40 reviews

Peace with a pool!

  • 5 of 5

Le Cordonnier is a delightful 3-storey beautifully restored stone house in the middle of nowhere! Ideal for a quiet holiday in an attractive setting with a gorgeous swimming pool to keep your offspring happy. There are two lovely terraces just by the front door of the house where you can eat your meals. For expeditions there are fascinating mediaeval villages nearby and Albi, Gaillac and Montauban are within easy reach if you crave big but interesting towns. However my main reason for recommending this gite as a holiday destination is the absolute charm and friendliness of Lena and John the owners. You could not wish for anything better, there if you want them and not if you don't! I would return again and again just to see them. The steps up to the house, though, are very steep - not to be recommended after a few glasses of wine!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Small gite with great pool in rural location.

  • 4 of 5

Small gite with large pool in a quiet rural location. Great walks on the doorstep. Within a few miles of lots of activities. Plenty to do mainly focussed on history and being outdoors- we cycled, canoed, walked and rode horses. Bikes are provided but if you plan more than a local ride you will probably be better with your own bikes.

Property has a small outside patio attached and large pool with terrace a minutes walk away. On three levels with steep steps. Basic but has everything we needed for a holiday. The surrounding country was the star attraction for our family.

You need a car.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible holiday in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week and can't wait to return. The property was as described and more and we were very, very comfortable. A nice mix of old and traditional from the outside but everything you need and more in the inside. In fact it's probably the best place we have stayed in. Prompt and efficient communications with the owner. Arrived and everything was clean and tidy. The best part for our family is the large enclosed private pool. Our 3 boys loved spending hours swimming and jumping whilst we could relax in the beautiful surroundings. There is also a largish field/garden where my boys could play cricket and badminton. Belaygues itself is small and charming. We were lucky to experience the annual fete which was a great experience. Amazing food and wine with dancing into the night. The area around has a lot to offer. The market in St Antonin is a must. We also like the lake Montclar de query where the kids can swim (there is a diving board pontoon) and enjoy the small train. It's also got some pools and playground. A good day out. It's part of a holiday complex but a lot of people visit for the day. Penne, Cordes and Bruniquel also well worth a visit and not too far. The canoeing is good fun (you can go from St Antonin) with fun places to stop and grab a drink/bite to eat Ali g the river. We had a lovely meal in Festin de Babettes in St Antonin and this didn't disappoint. Beautiful views over the River Aveyron and a simple authentic menu. My husband enjoyes cycling and said there were some breathtaking rides over the corniche. Can't wait to come back! Highly recommended. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature et calme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine très reposante à la Cordonnerie dont la propriétaire Lina est très accueillante. La piscine exceptionnellement grande est idéale pour nager et jouer au ballon. Le jardin est magnifique, arboré et fleuri avec une jolie vue sur la campagne. Le hameau de Belaygues est très calme et à 10 minutes en voiture de Saint Antonin, petite ville charmante, animée le dimanche matin, jour de marché. Nous avons fait des randonnées, du kayak, des visites de bastides : Penne, Cordes...et bien sûr profité de la piscine les jours de grande chaleur. Nous recommandons cette location qui est idéale pour une famille de quatre, confortable, propre et bien équipée.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely gite in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely gite, which surprised and delighted us at every turn when we first explored it. The rooms are all of a good size, with a beautiful light, airy upstairs bedroom with a wonderful view, and a brand new kitchen and downstairs utility space. It is well equipped, with everything you could need on holiday, and was very clean. The patio areas with barbecue are very private and as the write up says, you can find a sunny or shady area as required.

Just across from the gite is the beautiful main garden and pool, which are simply stunning. Plenty of grass for dogs (or children) to run around, and probably the best pool I've had the pleasure to use. It stayed at a good warm temperatures at the end of June by putting the cover on at night.

We had the pleasure of meeting Lina and John who arrived to stay in the farmhouse part way through our stay. They were delightful hosts, on hand should we require anything whilst affording us our privacy and exclusive use of the pool.

This gite is perfectly located, being in easy reach of a large number of medieval towns and villages, whilst also being set amidst beautiful countryside, ideal for walking and cycling. I would not hesitate to recommend the place and would definitely like to stay there again. Thanks Lina and John!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfectly described by Owners advert

  • 4 of 5

Perfect family get together spot. Beautifull, well equipped cottage. Added advantage for two couples sharing was the living room and terrace on the middle floor with bedrooms and bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs giving some personal space. Garden and pool greatly enjoyed. Lovely walks nearby and visits to St Antonin Noble Val for meals out and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
out of season
28 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early spring
28 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early season
19 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
29 Sep 2018 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Fees are INCLUSIVE of bedlinen and towels, WIFI, electricity and gas as well as Tourist Tax and have to be paid a minimum of 28 days ahead of booking date. A 5 % DISCOUNT on the rental fee will apply for bookings of SECOND and further weeks. Change over day: Saturday, arrive after 16.00 pm & leave before 10.00 am. For longer lets or the possibility to bring pets, please discuss with owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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