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Spacious farmhouse with private large heated enclosed pool and extensive grounds

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse or Carcasonne at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Local Village at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castres at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castres at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dourgne at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac St Ferreol at 13 Kilometres Car: necessary

The lake at Saint-Ferreol is 13 km away has a beach set among pine trees and surrounded by countryside. The site includes an 80 hectare park, cascades, a geyser and shady paths and offers the joys of swimming in the lake, lounging on the beach, fishing and exploring nature, together with the possibility of practising a great many sports: boating, wind surfing, tennis, horse riding, walking, crazy golf, mountain biking, canoeing, aqua inflatable assault course, rock climbing and a small high wire course for under 8s.

The nearest village with a boulangerie, post office, local shop and bar is 1km. Dourgne is 6km away with an ATM, pizzeria and restaurant.

Revel is 8km away with a supermarket, hypermarket, Saturday food market that is country renowned and a selection of boucheries, greengrocers, boulangeries, patisseries, charcuteries and restaurants.

Soual is 8km away and has a couple of boulangeries and patisseries, a charcuterie, a boucherie and just through Soual there is a cut price supermarket.

Castres is situated half an hour’s drive away from the house. This beautiful city is intersected from north to south by the Agout River. The river is fringed by old merchant’s houses the upper stories of which project over its waters. Castres’ central square has a mouth watering food market on a Saturday. There are also plenty of clothes shops and boutique shops to explore. There is a boat trip from the centre of Castres to the 53 hectare Gourjade park which is dedicated to relaxation and leisure and includes a picnic area, rollerblade track, a nine hole golf course par 36, a mini golf course and a miniature train network. Castres also has a swimming complex with a combination of indoor and outdoor pools with slides as well.

Toulouse is an hour’s drive away and its 2000-year-old history shows itself in the architecture of brick and tiles that is typical of the cities, villages and farms of the Midi-Pyrenees region. Reflections of the golden light on the brick of Toulouse have earned it the name of the ‘Ville Rose.’ This very special colouring confers an atmosphere on the city that is at once gentle and warm.

Toulouse is bubbling over with life and well worth a visit if you have time. The relaxed atmosphere of the city lends itself to a gentle stroll around the historic centre, walking alongside the Garonne and the Canal du Midi and lunch at Place Capitole. The city is brimming with welcoming cafés and bars whose terraces spill out onto the streets. All over the city, the ambience is friendly, tinged with the well-meaning familiarity that is particular to the people of Southern France.

Toulouse is also a major shopping destination. All the major internationally-renowned brands in fashion, design, leather goods and jewellery are represented in Toulouse. The city neighborhoods also live by the rhythm of the open-air and covered markets.

Carcassonne is a fortified town about 40km away transports you back to the Middle Ages. Carcassonne is the largest fortress in Europe and has 14 towers. A fantastic city to spend a day walking through the medieval town with its narrow, winding streets and many interesting shops (crafts and souvenirs etc) and numerous restaurants.

Sidobre is less than an hour’s drive and is a wonderland of rock formations and walks where you can get excitement from jumping from rock to rock along great pathways of granite boulders or take a more leisurely walk!

Cordes sur Ciel is an 80 minute drive away and is an impressive town architecturally and is a town of artists and artisans with sculptors, painters, jewellers, ceramists and glass blowers. There are no cars allowed in the town and it is a steep, long’ish climb into the heart of the town. It is very busy in the Summer but worth a wander round the studios along with a strategically timed break for lunch.

Saissac has as the photo above indicates got stunning views and also one of the Cathar castles. It is a small town about 30 minutes drive away in the direction of Carcassonne. It can easily be included in a trip to Carcassonne or included in a trip to Montolieu, which is a village of book shops and art galleries about 15 minutes further on towards Carcassonne.

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
£429
for 2 nights
£1,500
 
 
Early Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£657
for 2 nights
£2,300
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
for 7 nights
£3,200
 
 
Late Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£514
for 2 nights
£1,800
 
 
Low Season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£429
for 2 nights
£1,500
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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