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Updated Stone Farmhouse, Stunning Views and Private Poolside Dining Patio

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, own pool, cook's kitchen, shady poolside dining terrace

An hour's drive from Toulouse airport, close to village with all essentials, this original stone farmhouse has been updated to offer maximum comfort, space and light. Private and peaceful. Tastefully furnished double storey; 4 generous bedrooms, 3 upstairs, one down. 2 with en-suite bathrooms plus family bath. Open-plan cook's kitchen centrally positioned between large double volume dining room and living area opening onto courtyard, lavender-fringed pool and shady dining patio - magic at night with fairy lights! Quality beds and linen. TV with basic Cable, uncapped Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, barbecue, tumble dryer, dishwasher etc.


Owner
clive cope
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2017

About clive cope

We're South African and live between Johannesburg and a converted barn on the same property, tucked out of sight of the main house. We - or a trusted member of our 'team' - will be available to make sure you have everything on your holiday wishlist from a sparkling pool to fresh flowers and everything in perfect working order. We also respect the privacy of our guests and will not hover or make you look at photos of our renovation. That's settled then, you are very welcome at La Baionnette: it's all yours.

clive cope purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why clive cope chose Le Verdier

Original charm of 19th century stone house updated with 21st century style and comforts. Generous light-filled rooms, well-equipped kitchen for competitive vacation cook-offs. Pool outside front door, coffee terrace, shady poolside dining. Pretty country views, tranquil and private, but well located to enjoy the best of this historic corner of the south-west with its fairytale villages, fresh produce markets, walking trails and impressive variety of local wines. Just hanging out at the pool ain't bad either. Great place to have a party - thanks to the secluded nature of La Baionnette, the neighbours will never complain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I stayed at La Baïonnette for several weeks in June and July 2010, and it is without doubt one of the most memorable holidays I've ever spent in France. The swimming pool has become my benchmark for what constitutes a fantastic pool; the cherries on the many trees around the property are the sweetest I've ever eaten; and the Soccer World Cup acquired new meaning because I watched it over the rim of a glass filled with pastis or Champagne. I walked and walked, then cycled some, then practised my woeful French on the very sympathetic neighbours; and then watched the sunflowers grow and the wheat ripen. This place is heaven." Lomin Saayman.
Dec 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Le Verdier in Tarn

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • One full bathroom and two en suites with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 Bedrooms (Sleep 8) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed with en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2: Queen bed with en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3: Double bed. Bedroom 4: twin single beds (sleeps 2).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A sweet double storey cottage for 2 is available to rent on request if you wish to receive your own visitors during your stay. All towels - bath, hand, pool, are included. Next to the pool under honeysuckle, wisteria and fairy lights, a magical roofed terrace with dining for 8-10.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Wonderful house in a fabulous corner of France

  • 5 of 5

La Baionette is exactly as described with everything one would need for a relaxing stay. Modern take on rustic farm house, excellent bed linen. Plenty of room for all the family inside and out. The pool and gardens are wonderful. You are surrounded by lavender and fields of sunflowers and vines when siting by the pool. The owner was communicative and so helpful leading up to the rental. We would certainly recommend this property and the surrounding area. There is an amazing triangular region between Gaillac, Albi and Lajac brimming with beautiful, fairytale villages, Corde sur Ciel is a must. We walked into the local village, Vieux and played boules with the locals on the Friday evening. Food festivals, markets brocantes, music and fireworks found everyday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, comfortable, cook's kitchen, fabulous pool. Best of the old updated with style

  • 5 of 5

Farmhouse was a perfect place to explore this beautiful, historic area. we were lucky enough to be there in sunflower time! Loads to do - music, markets, wine tastings easy access to shops with great deli. In world heritage city Albi we enjoyed the Toulouse Lautrec museum and visiting the magnificent 11th century cathedral. Spent most time relaxing at the pool terrace with lovely views, cooking up meals from fresh local ingredients. Garden full of fairy lights at night. magic!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb again

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to La Baionnette after a 3 year gap. It really is the perfect place to get away from it all, but without sacrificing vital mod cons such as wifi to keep teenagers happy. The house is really well equipped and comfortable. The pool looks out over acres of fields, and there are butterflies and bees aplenty in the lavender. Charlotte is a great hostess - unobtrusive yet available to give advice and help when needed. It is remote - the nearest bakery is around 3km away - but that's its charm. Thoroughly recommended - there is lots to see and do in the area as well.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, superb gite and an incredible setting. Bliss!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb Gite in a magical part of France.

  • 5 of 5

We have recenty returned from a second visit to La Baionette having fallen in love last year with this wonderful property and its location in a largely undiscovered part of France.

The house itself has all you will ever want from a holiday home in France - full of character and perfectly equipped including the all essential wi-fi for posting pictures of yourself sunning yourself by the "to die for" pool. That will make your friends and colleagues at home wish they had booked the place too!

Everything in this house is of high quality: Bedrooms are very comfortable - with proper mattresses (not the cheap French versions); the kitchen is excellent complete with range cooker, and outside you have the perfect shaded seating area for al fresco dining. During our two stays the weather has been kind enough that we were able to eat outside most days (for breakfast, lunch and dinner). A perfect enviornment for watching the sun set, and observing the wildlife - including swallows cleaning the pool for us of floating insects, deer in the fields, buzzards circling, the hoot of owls at night and the constant buzz of the crickets and grasshoppers.

For our stay this year we embraced the local atmosphere by "doing" even less - having taken up a few of Charotte's excellent restaurant recommendations in the house guide. In the surrounding area you will find the most beautiful unspoiled countryside, with hilltop villages with good restaurants and gorges for kayaking. The whole area is interspersed with vinyards and fields of sunflowers. Magic. And a big bonus is that the area is relatively quite in terms of tourist numbers...sort of like the Dordogne but without the crowds.

The owner Charlotte is charming and will go out of her way to help you have a great holiday whilst staying unobstrusively in the background. The gite itself is very private, but you have the added insurance of having the owner on site when you just can't work out how to turn on the gas oven, or when you need to know where the nearest decent restaurant is...

All in all, we love this place. Highly recommended. I am sure we will be back...

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Time in the Tarn

  • 5 of 5

First time to this relaxed region of France. Full of pretty, peaceful and picture perfect villages, wonderful wine and a great place to chill (both wine and soul) house was a great retreat with everything to make it feel like home for a fortnight . Favourite past time sitting outside early evening with a glass of rose, dining by 'fairy light' the sun went down.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Toulouse - Blagnac
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Albi
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Gaillac
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Gaillac
Car: necessary

Travel:

La Baïonnette is an hour's drive from Toulouse-Blagnac airport. A car is essential.

Distances:

1km outside the village of Vieux. 4.5km from Cahuzac-sur-Vere, a gorgeous village with a family-run deli, butchery and bakery, as well as a bar, banks, etc.

15km from Gaillac, a bustling market town (railway station, large supermarkets, etc). 12km from Cordes-sur-Ciel (historic Bastide hilltop village). 25km from Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (kayaking, river swimming, etc). 1-hour drive to Toulouse-Blagnac airport. 2-hour drive to the Spanish border and ski resort at Andorra.

Further Details:

La Baïonnette is within easy cycling or driving distance of the many historic Bastide villages, rivers, forests and kayak-friendly gorges that give this gently undulating part of south-western France its distinct character - not forgetting the numerous wine-tasting caves sprinkled across the landscape.

If you like boules, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, gourmet dining, hiking, horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking, photography, rambling, riverside activities, shopping, sightseeing, swimming, walking, and wine tasting, La Baïonnette is for you.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Le Verdier, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 7 nights
£1,152
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£886
for 7 nights
£886
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 7 nights
£1,152
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 7 nights
£1,507
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 7 nights
£1,152
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 7 nights
£1,152
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £265.92

Booking Notes:
50% of the total rental fee required to confirm booking, plus a refundable security deposit of €300. The balance to be paid 4-weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible. Arrival time: 4pm. Departure time: 10am. These times are negotiable, depending on other bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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