|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A charming garden apartment with magnificent four poster bed. There are now two double bedrooms with a full bathroom with free standing bath, a fully equipped kitchen/living room with direct access to the Terrace and Pool. The living room has a double sofa bed, TV and quality furnishings. The kitchen is equipped with top of the range cooker, fridge and dishwasher. There is a separate laundry with washing machine and dryer and a separate wc.
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 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.
Deposit 25% on booking, balance 1 month prior. Damage Deposit of £200/300 Euros at time of balance due with final balance - refundable on departure. All linen provided including pool towels. Refreshments available and pool fridge. Apartments / Linen cleaned weekly as required. More pictures are available. Resident English and French speaking managers.
Rates frozen as 2008 tariff. From as little as £100 per person per week.
Saturday 16.00 to Saturday 10.00
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