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Spacious farmhouse with private large heated enclosed pool and extensive grounds

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Melanie Doherty
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 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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Location

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lempaut in Tarn

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
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
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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
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.

Reviews

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Spacious farmhouse with private large heated enclosed pool and extensive grounds
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
5

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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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
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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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5

Un petit paradis

  • 5 of 5

La maison est magnifique , très bien équipée, très conviviale. Elle est idéale pour un séjour en famille ou entre amis. Nous nous sommes régalés.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Lempaut, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£764
for 2 nights
From
£280
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,050
 
 
Low Season 2017/18
30 Sep 2017 - 4 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£679
for 2 nights
From
£280
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Early Season 2018
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£907
for 2 nights
From
£400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,550
 
 
High Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,450
for 7 nights
£3,450
 
 
Late Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£764
for 2 nights
From
£280
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,050
 
 
Low Season 2018/19
29 Sep 2018 - 3 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£679
for 2 nights
From
£280
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £250
Pet Fee £30
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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