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Spacious principle house of a bastide overlooking unspoilt country side.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse near Castres, Tarn, France - Peaceful Location, Walking Distance Of The Village Of Montredon Labessonnie With All Amenities

The manoir of a small bastide close to amenities, set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. This enchanting property has its own large private gardens as well as 4 hectares of shared grounds, 12x7m swimming pool and 16 hectares of forest. 2 mins drive from the village of Montredon Labessonnie with many amenities.Within easy reach of picturesque medieval villages steeped in Cathar history incl Cordes sur Ciel & Lautrec as well as stunning Albi, a World Heritage city.Our house offers spacious and comfortable accommodation with many original features. Furnished in the French style with terracotta tiled floors.Set in the Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc it is a perfect location to explore from. Nearest big town is Castres on the Agout river with its wide range of shops and restaurants,excellent leisure facilities and bustling market.The house is situated just outside of the village Montredon-Labessonnie down a leafy lane. Steeped in local history, this lovely Protestant home was built for and kept in the same family for centuries; the French revolution caused the family to escape until it was safe to return, where they continued to live until the 1960s. You can find out more about this fascinating part of history at a nearby museum. The house is beamed throughout and centrally heated. It provides a perfect stay for any season. Enjoy a wide range of excellent activities, food & wine.


Owner
Jane
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Jane

My husband and I have lived and worked in London for more years than I care to add up. We love the city for all the many different things to do and people to meet, but we are country people at heart, so buying our house in France has provided us with what has become an essential place to wind down, but also with many places to see & people to meet should the mood take us. But mainly we chill out by reading through that unread pile of books or going for long walks & picking blackberries. In La Payrastrie we are able to share reunions with our friends and children, where everyone can leave their worries behind and enjoy total relaxation; or alternatively we can slip away for a quiet, uninterrupted break and recharge our batteries. It is a house full of happy memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘A magical place. We loved your house’ Sian aged 12



‘We planned to do so much but ended up sitting on the terrace reading for two weeks. Total relaxation’ John from Canada



‘Thank goodness for the showers. Aching bones after cycling up and down hills all day every day. It was always good to get back and relax’



The warm welcome that we received means that we will return again and again.
Mar 2010
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7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% non returnable deposit is required on booking plus a £200 returnable deposit to safeguard against breakages and excess cleaning costs. Full amount due 6 weeks before commencement of rental date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on Saturdays. Departure no later than 10.00 am and arrival not before 4pm. Can be flexible outside of summer season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds and can be converted to Euros. Smaller parties will equally enjoy the house and a discount may be given.
Discounts can be given for lets of over 3 weeks at the owners discretion. Short lets available out of high season. Please note that the pool will not be open during the winter/spring months. As a general rule it is usually opened at the end of May and closes as the weather gets cooler during October.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Montredon-Labessonnié in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Beautiful bathroom with Villeroy Boch extra long bath, access to separate shower room,hand basin and WC. Bathroom 2:shower with washbasin & bidet. There are 2 separate WCs with basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double bedrooms 1 twin Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed window overlooking valley Bedroom 2 double bed window overlooking gardens Bedroom 3 twin beds window overlooking gardens travel cot available
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Central heating in every room makes for a comfortable stay at any time. Children enjoy the freedom of exploring the grounds and the pool follows all safety regulations. It has an alarm when covered at night. The house is laid out in such a way to provide complete privacy as well as give easy access to the communal space. A comfortable family home that visitors return to year after year. The rooms are all light, airy & welcoming, with views over the beautiful extensive countryside. The stairs to the top floor of the house are steep and should be taken into consideration if either very young or elderly people are in the party. NB. There is no TV or DVD player.Guests need to bring own laptop to watch DVDs. Outside: The large private & secluded walled & hedged back gardens are laid to lawn with flowers beds each side plus mirabelle plum & pear trees.An ancient majestic cedar takes central position offering welcome shade.A covered terrace with vines and climbing roses leads on to this garden.A gate opens to the pool giving private access.The 12x7m pool is cleaned daily. Plenty of sun chairs available. A barbecue is provided, along with some sun chairs,ancient golf clubs, boules and table football. At the front is the shared courtyard with its central palm tree. Here people play boules & sip apperitifs in the evening. A sun trap in the mornings.Children have plenty of safe areas to play.The shared grounds include 19 hectares of woodland to explore or collect mushrooms.Our guardian lives next door & is able to assist with any help or advice. Utility Room: Washing machine. Ironing board. Iron. Cleaning equipment including hoover. Wash basin and WC. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen included.For stays of more than one week an extra set of bedlinen is provided. We ask that you bring your own pool towels.The house is cleaned before and after each stay. Need for extra cleaning is charged for. Other: Wide corridors run the length of the house overlooking the shared courtyard. The house is simply and eclectically furnished with a real French flavour. All rooms have lovely uninterrupted views.

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