|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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4 large bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, very large breakfast room/kitchen, separate WC and laundry room.
All centred on a massive airy salon where a dozen people or so can at one time watch TV, sit and chat, play cards or snooker.
The entire apartment is fully furnished with quality antiques, high specification beds, the latest appliances, books, games and toys.
It accommodates 8/12 (with 3 double bedrooms, one triple plus cot & double convertible).
Top of the range fridge/freezer, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. All linen and towels supplied, including pool towels.
English TV channels and telephone. Access to private gardens and pool or courtyard garden.
The apartment is large enough to take a big party, often of 2 or 3 families including old and young. Or for bigger parties it acts as the central point and mother ship with separate families occupying the other flats around it. Some of these families are international reunions. Compliments in Visitors Book.
At first sight Cordes-sur-Ciel takes your breath away. La Gaudane is a superbly crafted golden stone building clad in wisteria and trompette, designed and built in 1881 as an embroidery factory which accounts for its vast and cool interiors with extra deep windows. Each apartment is outstanding with a unique personality of antique furniture and state of the art appliances. It has all the advantages of the town with the quietness of being just off the busier beat, set on the lower slopes of the 13th Century fortified town it is just 300 metres from bakers, butchers, bank, post office, supermarket and patisserie. There is both a courtyard garden and the main garden equipped with a new fenced swimming pool and a large terrace (half shaded) with a magnificent panoramic view over the valley of the Cerou. With a range of 4 apartments, big rooms and terraces, perfect for larger groups and family reunions, wedding parties.
My life was a journey, each step a thunderbolt, a crush and always, my passion went to life, to new experiences, to people also, chiefly. And my kids (the last ones are 12 and 13). Alter the water (I lived 10 years on a river boat, and 7 on a front beach, "La Gaudane" in the middle level mountains is, with these height trees, the last one of this steps. "La Gaudane", a nice and an enjoying experience. It is very big and so spacious, than I can share it and share all the happiness that this old industrial plant of embroidery (1881), give now transformed in self catering houses, offering exotic and unexpected visions. Every body can appreciate here, time, arts, good wine, food, sport and sun. You understand that I have a lot of thought to share to do your stay, a very pleasant stay.
Jacques Roquefere purchased this apartment in 2010
There is no reason to give it is, a thunderbolt, a crush and always, my passion for life, happiness, beauty of stones, the beauty of trees, of space, of history, of quietness and nature, of air and flowers, and the sing of birds and for comfort and light and freshness inside. There is no reason but seduction, this one which will take yourself and shall keep yourself, when coming.
At "La Gaudane" I am in the deeper countryside and forests, with the quietness but with the essential services around me, at less of half a mile and near from the town of Albi (20 miles).
"Albi" which is now entered in the UNESCO World Heritage and has "Cordes sur Ciel " as one of its jewels. Just to say that we have wonderful things to discover when we are here.
"Cordes sur Ciel" is a picture of the deeper and oldest french historical period, with its castles and walls of old stones and medieval streets paved.
The proof of all this, if it was necessary, is that "Cordes sur Ciel" was elected by Internet in 2014 "The village prefered of the french"... I wrote "of the french" but I have to say that if "Cordes sur Ciel" was elected it is also because many english people voted for "Cordes sur Ciel" that they love and we can really say that "Cordes sur Ciel" was elected by Internet in 2014 "The village prefered of the french and english".
A deeper countryside and forests ideal for walking and bike and especially for canoeing and kayak.
And also a lot of wine producers, with their own cave or their own alcohol distillery. An area where it is also made Whisky. Rare (an very special), a french Whisky.
'What a fantastic place and time! We doubt we will ever find and experience a holiday of this quality again' B&RB - London.
'It was our dream holiday, the children will never forget it' Canada.
'We loved trawling the local markets for great food and then cooking feasts in our beautiful kitchen' Jim, Alison and Olivia, UK.
'La Gaudane has been perfect - so much space and the view from the pool is amazing. Thank you so very much' Simon, Louisa & Eliza.
'We had a very relaxing time. We have stayed on many gites over the years but there is no doubt La Gaudane beats them all and deserves five stars!' Andy & Brian, Wiltshire.
The booking is confirmed after the first deposit of 25%, and the balance has to be done 2 month prior the arrival. The damage Deposit of £200/300 Euros can be done at time of final balance but also at the arrival - refundable on departure. In this case, it's recommended to pay the securit deposit in cash (this way allows to refund this deposit in cash). All linen provided including pool towels. A fridge is available near the pool. Apartments/Linen is cleaned weekly as required. More pictures are available. The resident manager speaks English and French speaking.
Rates frozen as 2008 tariff. From as little as £100 per person per week.
Saturday 16.00 to Saturday 10.00