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Spacious farmhouse with private large heated enclosed pool and extensive grounds

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse near Revel, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France - Ideal for families with babies and toddlers and keen cooks as fully equipped for all

The secluded and private property has been completely renovated and thoughtfully designed to provide a property that is luxurious, spacious and well equipped.The house was originally 3 cottages which have been seamlessly integrated into one large property whilst retaining three living rooms.The internal accommodation flows into the gardens through the numerous outside doors imparting a light and airy feel. There are plenty of areas to explore or relax in including large heated, enclosed pool, lawned areas, secret garden, children's play area, shaded terrace, fields, disused railway line and woodland. Families travelling with babies and toddlers will find everything that require. There are several pleasant walks and bike routes in the surrounding countryside. The area offers varied activities from the Lac at St Ferreol with beach, canoes, boats, crazy golf, high wire course to Saissac with a Cathar castle, Revel with a country renowned market to name but a few.

Melanie Doherty
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About Melanie Doherty

Life outdoors is what we love as a family with lots of entertaining. We have 2 young boys - a 5 and a 6 year old. We have been lucky to spend a lot of time at the house enjoying the space inside and out. They have grown up at the house and have already shown a love of the fresh air and sports. We have also used the house to entertain for dinner parties and weekends with 10 friends and it adapts to all our needs.

Melanie Doherty purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Melanie Doherty chose Tarn

We came to the area to find a house for my parents over 16 years ago and all fell in love with the area and the people. Eight years ago we spotted a pretty, imposing farm house in an estate agent’s window and both knew instantly that we didn’t need to view it as we would buy it whatever! The photo in the estate agent sold it beautifully – a view from the garden looking back at the house. The welcoming facade, the green painted shutters, the majestic oak trees, the brightly coloured roses round the doors and the ever blue pool were enough to sell the house. We still stand at that same spot that the photo was taken at and look at the house in awe. We believe that the refurbishment of the house allows the interior to do justice to the beautiful building and surroundings.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is a house and grounds for living life to the full - you don't need to venture out. Inside there is space so that you can experience solitude or party with 14. The property is fully renovated and includes a kitchen that was designed to cook, entertain and enjoy. There are 2 TV rooms that are complemented by a Wii, free sat TV and DVD library for children and adults. In addition there is a large lounge that has enough sofa and chairs to seat everyone.

Extensive baby and toddler equipment is available that negates the need to bring anything apart from the children.

The house has nature at the door with outside space that is extensive and varied - fields, wooded areas, secret garden and play area. There is also a fully enclosed heated pool with a variety of inflatables and toys.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your wonderful home surpassed all our expectations (all 3 generations of our family). We arrived to find everything immaculate and beautifully and thoughtfully equipped - even an oyster shucker! The bedrooms were really comfortable and bathrooms were luxurious. We have two children and it was paradise for them - lots of toys and a fantastic safe garden for them to play in. The house has everything you need for children - we really only needed to bring their clothes! The garden was very private and the pool warm and a perfect size for swimming and playing.

Thanks again for a lovely holiday - it was really memorable."

Tull family, July 2011
May 2011
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


L'endroit idéal pour 1 séjour en famille !

  • 5 of 5

Une propriété spacieuse, très bien équipée, avec des chambres et des salles de bain décorées avec goût.

Tout est réuni pour satisfaire toutes les générations : de nombreux jouets à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur pour les enfants, salon télé, console vidéo et un grand choix de DVD ou de jeux vidéos pour les ados, un parc magnifique pour les apéros et les grillades pour les adultes, et une belle piscine ....

Notre séjour dans cette propriété, que nous avons trouvée très propre à notre arrivée, restera inoubliable.

C'est sûr, nous y retournerons !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent week end!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un week end au sein de cette belle demeure, nous étions 10 adultes et un enfant. La maison est magnifique, grande, tout le confort était là! Belle décoration, matériel de qualité, la piscine chauffée est un atout! Jim a été charmant pour nous aider à organiser ce week end, et Corinne nous a réservé un accueil très chaleureux! Nous reviendrons à la Planque pour d'autres réunions familiales car nous nous y sentons très bien! Thank you for all! Regards, Jacqueline

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre réponse très sympathique. La maison et spécialement la piscine chauffe sont très belle au debut l'automne.
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Beautiful house, pool was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family holiday in the house, brilliantly equipped for all ages! Mel was great both before and after the holiday. The pool was lovley and warm with lots of inflatables, sun loungers etc. Would love to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review and I'm glad that you had an enjoyable stay.
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A great house offering a premium experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday here this summer. The house is fantastic with a heated pool, vast grounds and every mod-con you need. Compared to other places we have rented, this is truly high spec with thought given to every detail from lovely walk-in showers to the full cupboard of kids' DVDs. If you are looking for somewhere special then this is definitely the place for you - the only downside was the mixed weather which is out of anyone's control!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in July 2014. There were 5 adults and 6 children with ages ranging from 18 months to 11 years. We had a fantastic week. The property was very large and was exactly as shown in the pictures. It was very clean and there were lots of little touches which made life easier for us, such as games and toys for the children, travel plugs, pool towels, bbq utensils etc to name just a few. The extensive grounds were brilliant and the (fenced) pool was large which meant we spent all of our time outside and rarely left the property. The owners were really helpful both before, during and after the holiday and my deposit was returned promptly. All in all, a great week and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to any of my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Une bien belle maison pour notre réveillon entre amis

  • 4 of 5
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La maison est très grande, bien situé au calme. Les trois grands salons permettent en hiver de passer d agréable moments au bord du feu

La cuisine est très grande et très bien équipée

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Reservations will be held for 48 hours. Deposit is £500 with the balance paid 8 weeks before the holiday. Breakage deposit £500 payable 2 weeks before arrival and returned within a week of holiday finishing.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday but there is flexibility out of season. Arrival time after 5pm and departure by 10am.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lempaut in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Blue bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Brown bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master en-suite with large copper bath, twin copper wash basins, shower. Downstairs separate toilet and shower with easy access from pool.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite and dressing room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , King size four poster bed.
    Brown Ensuite Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Blue ensuite bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Double bedroom with sink - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunkbed room - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom with pull out bed - 2 Single Bed , Single bed with an additional pull out single.
  • 4 cots are available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There are various outside areas to cater for all. The long private drive passes alongside two fields that belong to the property and then opens up into the shaded private gardens. In a central full sun position there is a large, heated and fully enclosed pool 12.5 by 6.5m. There is a play area for children at one end of the house with slides, swings and a sand pit. The front of the house opens onto a large terrace for al fresco dining in the natural shade afforded by the numerous trees. A secret garden has a large flat enclosed lawn area that is ideal for an energetic game of football, a gentle game of croquet or a quiet glass of wine under the vine covered shelter. There is a disused railway line that leads into the woods and a river ideal for exploring. The garden furniture is plentiful and arranged in numerous peacful locations around the grounds. A barbecue is provided. There are outdoor toys and games provided for all ages and abilities.

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