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Country Cottage Near Albi



Updated: 26-May-2016
Holiday Home in Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Beautiful Rural Location With Very Easy Access To Albi, Toulouse And Beyond

The cottage which is completely independent and the only gite on the property offers spacious self-catering accommodation in a child-free environment. Set high above a wide valley in rolling countryside with panoramic views over an idyllic French pastoral landscape of farms, vineyards and villages - a wonderful location from which to enjoy the best that South West France has to offer and only 10 minutes from Albi and 45 minutes from Toulouse.

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


We can't wait to come back !

  • 5 of 5

From the minute you arrive you just know you are going to enjoy your time here. Tim and Anne are lovely hosts and have thought of everything that makes a good holiday.

The view from the property is beautiful and changes with the light. Interior is very clean and spacious for two. Tarn is a fascinating area if you like history, good food/wine and architecture. Loads of interesting historic villages, vineyards and markets nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Canberra, Australia

1st class

  • 5 of 5

Anne and Tim are delightful hosts. Readily available when needed but happy to leave you to your own devices. The cottage is in 1st class condition. It ticks all the boxes - comfortable bed, plenty of hot water, generous supply of cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment and generous room proportions making it very comfortable for two people. Locality is excellent - quiet but only a short trip to the autoroute should you wish to go on a longer excursion. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, UK

Just as it says on the tin...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and loved every minute of it. The gite was exactly as described and the enthusiastic comments of previous reviewers were all true for us as well.

The gite has everything you could want for self-catering - many is the time we have had to bring all the basics with us. Anne makes a point of supplying things like tea, coffee, oil and the like, which was a great help. We also loved being able to pick fresh veg and herbs right outside the door.

The bed was indeed very comfortable and we can well believe that the house would be pleasantly cool in hot weather, although the weather we had, although warm, was not hot enough to test it.

The view really was a constant delight - Cezanne would have loved to paint it.

Special mention should be made of the wonderful array of brochures, town maps etc - a huge help.

Tim and Anne were very friendly, as mentioned already, and couldn't have been more solicitous when one of us needed dental help!

A wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Venice Beach

A little peace of French heaven

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed with Anne and Tim a couple of times now and absolutely adore it. The cottage is just perfect. Cool on hot days, all the kitchen necessities to cook whatever you'd like, a super comfy bed and a proper shower with decent pressure. Anne and Tim are such amazing hosts. We were welcome to their vege garden (they've got great green thumbs) and they spoilt us rotten with some lovely homemade treats. The location is perfectly placed- we spent some days exploring the local vineyards, and another on a longer road trip to Carcassone. Albi is a sweet town and we always leave feeling refreshed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tim and Anne's delightful cottage for the first week of our holiday before travelling on further south. They were very friendly and welcoming hosts without being intrusive. As we had stayed in the area and seen the tourist sights before, (a visit to Albi is a must and the cathedral there is mind-blowing), we just wanted peace and quiet and great weather to relax in with nice rural views and that was what we had. The cottage was immaculate and spotless providing everything one needs for a perfect holiday. The bedroom, with loads of interesting books, made a beautifully cool retreat when the sun became a bit too hot. We would certainly be happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the most relaxing holidays we have spent. The location was just gorgeous with views over the rolling countryside. It was fascinating watching the farmers go about their daily tasks. Ann and Tim were the most generous of hosts and we wanted for nothing. They were unobtrusive yet friendly and welcoming. The gite was beautifully appointed and the outside was equipped with sun loungers, barbecue and tables and chairs.

Even though we were only a few minutes away from the beautiful city of Albi, the site is totally rural and you would never know there was so much going on only a few minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Toulouse airport 45 mins by car, Carcassone airport 90 mins. A car is essential.

Further Details:

We are always pleased to share produce from our garden with our guests. Salad, tomatoes, potatoes, courgettes, squashes, aubergines, chillies, grapes, melons and figs - according to the season. Not forgetting the fresh herbs that you can pick from your own herb garden!

A huge variety of bird life in and around our property (35 at last count) for any twitchers out there. Nightingale, blackcap, hoopoe and golden oriole song fills the warm summer air.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
30 Apr 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Sep 2016 - 8 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £114

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required within 3 days of booking. This is non-refundable. A booking form will be sent and we would ask you to return this with your deposit in order that the booking may be confirmed. The balance is due on arrival. On arrival we will require a loss/damage deposit of 150 euros which will be returned on day of departure providing that the cottage is 'left as found'.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday by demand though we are happy to be flexible when possible.

Short stays:
Minimum 3 nights subject to availability May and October only

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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • not suitable for children

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Shower room with separate toilet - Shower Enclosure, Separate toilet
  • Shower, large vanity unit, hair dryer, washing machine and separate wc.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedroom: King size comfortable bed, side tables and bedside lamps, large built-in wardrobe with shelving. Due to the placement of this room with stone walls it retains a cooler temperature in summer making sleeping a pleasure. Radiator for the cooler days.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: An extensive library of books is at your disposal in the gite, both hard and paper backs. Various card and board games are provided, also a DVD player, plus masses of up todate local and regional information to help you decide which places you want to visit. WiFi is available. Outside: Outside there is a barbecue, dining table, sun umbrella, sunloungers and recliner chairs, and, if you feel active, a golf course just down the road. You have your own grounds with personal herb garden, so you can do just what you want really, basically enjoy! All towels including hand and bath are provided as is all bedlinen (cotton and freshly ironed) plus kitchen towels. Changed weekly. Cleaning, leave as you find or cleaning service available on request at an additional cost of 40 euros.

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