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Beautiful 16c Villa with Private Pool and Enclosed Walled Garden

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Lisle Sur Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France - Ideal Location in Southern France, One Minute Walk to 13c Village Square, Perfect summer holiday!

Situated near the 13th century colonnaded town square in Lisle Sur Tarn, this stylish home perfectly combines the convenience of a town house with the peace and seclusion of a villa. The house is a quintessential 16th century French villa with tall shuttered windows overlooking a private, enclosed walled garden, complete with 11x5m swimming pool. Bedrooms and living rooms look out over the garden. The large lounge/ dining room has two sets of French windows from which you can step directly out onto the terrace which runs the width of the house. A large covered raised terrace provides an extensive outdoor dining area with a built in outdoor sofa for relaxing, overlooking the pool. A large garage provides secure parking. Inside, the history of the house is evident in the high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful flagstone floors. The historical features blend effortlessly with modern facilities including a beautifully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and plasma TV.

Nina Strowbridge
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Nina Strowbridge

We live in Wales with our 2 children and various animals. We got to know this area of France when we stayed with friends some years ago. We both work so when we go on holiday we look for somewhere warm and relaxing, where we can have fun and is big enough for family or friends to join us.

Nina Strowbridge purchased this villa in 2009

Why Nina Strowbridge chose Lisle-sur-Tarn

We chose this area because it was so easy to get to (Toulouse airport is only 40 minutes away or a day's drive from Calais) and it offers a wide range of activities for everyone. There are the beautiful historic bastide towns and markets such as Cordes Sur Ciel, Puycelci and St. Antonin (where the film 'Charlotte Grey"' was shot) and opportunities for cycling, caving, water sports, such as kayaking and canoeing on the River Aveyron and water skiing on the lake near Albi. The spectacular Millau Viaduct over the Tarn is worth a visit.

What makes this villa unique

This property offers everything we could need. The house is comfortable, with a reminder of its historic past in the beautiful floors, beams, and nooks and crannies. The house is fairly unique in that it seems secluded and private in its walled garden, yet you can slip out and buy croissants for breakfast at the boulangerie in the village square in literally two minutes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘The whole property is beautiful...with just about everything we could want'. PH, Leics.

‘The house is so calm, comfortable and elegant...The garden was heaven...it was quite difficult to leave. Loved the Sunday market'. MM, Norfolk.

'We had a truly fantastic time...the villa was able to accommodate 15 people without anyone feeling like they were crammed in together....The convenience to the village square was great'. BV, N Ireland.

"the house is fantastic...It is so large that our 4 families never felt we were on top of eachother...it allowed everyone to have their own space...the kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed". RH, Norway

"The house is truly magical! Everything works well." HR, Denmark

"A great house in a lovely village and we enjoyed it very much". JD Herts
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lisle-sur-Tarn in Tarn

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 x bathrooms (one with bath/shower over, WC, one with shower and WC) En-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over, WC. Shared bathroom for bedrooms 3 & 4 with bath/shower over, WC. Optional floor (if required): Shower room, bathroom & WC.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed. Bedroom 2 with king size bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with king size bed. Optional floor (if required): Bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 6 with twin beds and cabin bed. Bedroom 7 with double bed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The property is ideal for families as the pool is close to the house and the garden is completely enclosed and private. It is also perfect for older children and teenagers who like to be a little independent as the village square (with shops, bars, pizza restaurant, chocolate museum and 3 restaurants) is within walking distance. Bikes can be hired in the village for rides in the stunning countryside. The house is cosy enough for one family or a couple (up to 8 can be accommodated in 4 bedrooms on the first floor) but with the addition of the top floor two or more families can be accommodated (up to a further 6/7 people). Outside: A sunny terrace runs the length of the house with seating provided by 2 round Kettler tables with parasols and 8 chairs with cushions. A covered patio area overlooking the pool provides further seating with a large table and 8 wicker chairs, with an outdoor chandelier hanging overhead. There is an inbuilt sofa and cushions for relaxing. Tea lights can be lit and placed in spaces in the stone walls making it an enchanting place to sit and relax at night. A barbecue is provided for outdoor cooking. The private pool is approximately 11 x 5m and floodlit for night swimming. 6 sun loungers are provided. Utility Room: Washing machine, Belfast sink for hand washing, ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pool towels are included but please bring own bath towels. Bed linen included. Villa cleaned once before stay: for a fortnight's stay an extra clean and change of linen can be arranged at additional cost on request. Other: Large flagstone entrance hall, with door leading into the garden, separate games room or study (ideal for children's Playstation area or quiet room for office work). If the top floor is taken, one bedroom has a table football.


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Beautiful 16c Villa with Private Pool and Enclosed Walled Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stunning, beautifully decorated, lovely and private, with truly comfortable beds.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the outside, we did not quite believe how beautiful the house would be. Opening the gate, and the gasps from my family said it all! The pool is amazing- with part of it in the shade all day, the children could stay in without getting burned which was fantastic. Inside the house is roomy and decorated to a high standard. It was amazing to explore, and is also one of the best places to play hide and seek. All the children (12 through 21) had great fun. It is so close to the market square with the markets and mid week food festivals, it was brilliant. I would return again and have no hesitation in reccomending this to others.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Full of character and charm

  • 5 of 5

Lisle Sur Tarn is a charming village, with a really beautiful square close to the property. Rail and bus links are only a short walk from the Villa and we used these as our main mode of transport during our stay.

The Villa is enchanting! Myself and 7 friends holidays on this occasion. There was plenty of space to accommodate us all, Really lovely outdoor seating areas and the walled garden is stunning.

The Villa was immaculately clean and the beds and bedding were if really high quality.

I highly recommend this beautiful Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is EXACTLY what you see in the advertisement; simply fantastic! It's perfectly situated; walking distance from the train station, which provides so many options for taking in the surrounding areas. Of course, it's also walking distance from the town square that has everything you need to compliment your stay; groceries, pubs, boulangerie, artisan shops and a Michelin Star-rated restaurant. The house itself is well-maintained; every room is perfectly decorated and equipped with plenty of space and storage. Having a full bathroom adjacent to every room was also a bonus!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic stay

  • 5 of 5

The house has been beautifully renovated in a classic French country style and has massive character and charm however is completely equipped for modern living . I loved the slightly uneven original floors. The garden area was well maintained and there is an outdoor terrace which catches the evening sun as well as a shadier covered outdoor dining and seating area. The pool was clean if somewhat bracing.

The property is situated close to the centre of the village which is ideal for popping out to the boulangerie or local bars however as it is completely enclosed is quiet and feels as though you are in the middle of the country.

A beautiful and tasteful home which surpassed all our expectations and which I would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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The property is approx two and a half hours drive from the beach at Narbonne on the Mediterranean or a three and a half hour drive to Biarritz on the Atlantic coast.


Toulouse International airport is a 40 minutes drive from the house. Car hire is recommended. If travelling by car, it is approximately a 10 hour drive from Calais. Alternatively, it is possible to take the ferry to Santander and the house is then a 5 hour drive from Santander.


The property is close to many medieval bastide towns which are less than 30 minutes away. Further away, two 'must see' towns are Cordes Sur Ciel (40 minutes drive) and St. Antonin Nobel Val (55 minutes drive). The city of Albi is a 30 minutes drive and Carcassone approximately 1.5 hours away.

Further Details:

In the village of Lisle Sur Tarn there are many facilities including several boulangeries, a butcher, a Spar, 2 farmacies, Post Office, 3 banks, wine shops and a doctor. The village has several bars around the square, some of which serve food. There are also 3 restaurants including the popular 'Le Romauld' just off the square.

Every Sunday morning there is a lively market selling locally produced meat and vegetables, bread and pastries, olives, local wine and ready cooked chickens and paella. There are also crafts, plants and sometimes entertainers. A supermarket (Le Clerc) can be found at Gaillac, a large town 15 minutes away where there is a range of shops, antique shops and restaurants. The Sunday market at St. Antonin Noble Val is wonderful and should not be missed. There is plenty for active families to do: kayaking on the river at St. Antonin, water skiing on the lake on the road to Albi and cycling through sunflower fields. For those who enjoy a more relaxing pace, many villages to explore, wine tasting in some of the local vineyards and an annual wine festival in August. There are markets to be found on most days in the nearby villages. Lisle itself can be lively, with concerts, dancing and entertainment frequently staged in the village square. A night market takes place in the square in the summer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lisle-sur-Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low (Winter) 2017/18
30 Sep 2017 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
5 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
HIgh summer
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid (Autumn) 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries are by email. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. Full payment is required not less than 8 weeks before the start date. Payment accepted by cheque. Refundable security bond of £500 required, refunded after return of keys and confirmation of no damage. Cancellation charges apply.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time after 4pm. Departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week in UK pounds. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for lower occupancy outside of peak summer months, please enquire of the owner. Longer lets available by arrangement. An end of stay clean of £150 is required for all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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