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Cottage In Rural Setting - Acacia

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Holiday Homes in Laguepie, Tarn et Garonne - Between Cordes And Najac

Set on the edge of the Aveyron gorge, these two stone cottages have been sympathetically renovated to a high standard and retain many original features. The cottages share a swimming pool and both have their own private dining terraces.They are set in a quiet hamlet 5 minutes from Laguepie where you will find a boulangerie, mini-market, restaurants and bars. Situated between Najac and Cordes this is an ideal base for sight-seeing and activities such as kayaking, river swimming, walking, cycling, horse riding, wine tasting etc. Historic cities of Albi, Montauban, St Antonin-noble-val ((the location for Steven Spielberg's 2014 film starring Helen Mirren) and Toulouse are within easy reach as is the wine region of Gaillac and the Lot valley.

Details for holiday cottage Acacia, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This traditional stone cottage retains many of its original features such as oak beams and stone walls and has been sympathetically restored to an exceptionally high standard with marble tiles and oak flooring. It provides ideal accommodation for a couple seeking to get away from it all.

Set in a quiet hamlet, the cottage consists of one large bedroom, one large en suite shower room, a large open plan lounge, modern fitted kitchen and dining area.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.

The lounge has a television and a dvd player.

Outside there is a morning terrace where you can take coffee beneath a shady grapevine and a very pretty private courtyard, perfect for evening drinks and outside dining.

There is also a garden and pool. The pool area is shared with one other cottage.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Trevor & Sue have been running a property renovation business in the Midi-ÿrenees since 2002 specialising in the renovation of stone barns and corps de hermes. They bought Acacia and Jasmine cottages in 2007 when they were totally derelict and lovingly restored them to their current high standard.

Trevor has been a builder since 1988 and has also worked as a free lance journalist publishing a collection of columns about his experiences working in France entitled 'Vive la Rénovation' in 2007.

Sue used to specialise in welfare benefits, working over the years for various local governments and solicitors but now manages the running of the holiday cottage business while Trevor continues his contracting and property development business.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Old hands at holidaying in France we thought we knew it all & have been bound over by discovering the Tarn et Garonne. We love it here & our enjoyment has been complete with staying in your lovely, comfortable & well-appointed gite. You too have been friendship itself & we cannot thank you enough for the warmth of your welcome. The peace & quiet & the beauty of the countryside have been a tonic & we've loved every minute. C & F July 2013



Jasmine cottage is a tribute to your artistic flair and renovation skills. Beautifully furnished & well equipped. We have had a hot week so both patio & pool have been ell used & much appreciated. K & N July 2013





A wonderful place to stay with absolutely gorgeous surroundings. Truly lovely hosts. What more can one ask for. R & M June 2013





Cannot be faulted! A stunning conversion in a beautiful spot. Better equipped than our own kitchen. All of the added thoughtful touches made it really special. B & J, Aug 2012
Jul 2011
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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Discovering our second Little Haven

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Sue and Trevor's cottage at the beginning of June 2015 staying in Acacia for 8 nights. The cottage was delightfully situated in a truly tranquil setting.Trevor and Sue had renovated and furnished the cottage to a high standard and it was equipped with everything that was needed. Sue was very welcoming on our arrival and both Trevor and Sue were on hand if anything was needed and more than ready to make the holiday as enjoyable as possible. We had a great time exploring the area and visited several places of interest . The pool was ideal and refreshments were available if needed.....we thoroughly enjoyed the Magnums !!! Thanks Sue and Trevor we are thrilled to have discovered your little haven and would be more than ready to recommend Acacia to anyone. Kind regards Hilary and Robert

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hilary and Robert, Thank you for your kind words. Trevor and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday and that cottage. We do hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Sue & Trevor
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5

Truly outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful and relaxing place to holiday, Acacia Cottage has been beautifully renovated and decorated; it is, in every single way, the best place we have ever stayed in. Having rented many different holiday homes, gites and cottages in a variety of countries across Europe, none of them even come close to the outstanding standards of Acacia Cottage. The attention to detail in the way the cottage is presented and equipped is astonishing - Sue and Trev really have thought of absolutely everything! Even before arriving, we had been so impressed with the way Sue ran the booking process and we were delighted to discover that everything was equally well organised when we got there; nothing had been left to chance. Sue and Trev were the perfect hosts - friendly and welcoming, without ever being intrusive, and a delight to chat to. Acacia Cottage is the benchmark against which all other gites should be judged - I would love to say more, but I have run out of superlatives! Congratulations Sue & Trev, you have created a truly special place - thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stockport
5

Fantastic quality cottages!!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot congratulate Sue and Trevor enough on the fantastic job they have done renovating these two beautiful cottages. Everthing has been finished to the highest standard, with complete attention to detail, being clean, modern and fully equipped whilst at the same time retaining many of the building's quirky historical features. Sue and Trevor have even added that extra touch with an interesting written and photographical summary of the history of the buildings.

We were made to feel completely at home and nothing was too much trouble for them.

The cottages are located in a beautiful part of France, with stunning views of the valley from the swimming pool area. You are within easy reach of the many picturesque villages and towns of this region - Cordes sur Ciel being our personal favourite.

We would definately recommend these cottages without any hesitation and would certainly re-book if planning to visit this area again.

Julie and Stuart Powell

Stockport, England

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Somerset
5

Excellent accommodation, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

Hat's off to Sue and Trevor. The gite was excellent, full of character but with all the mod cons and the quality of a 5 star hotel. Set in a rural hamlet just outside of the picturesque town of Laguepie, the location gave us the peace and quiet we wanted but within easy reach of shops and amenities and places to visit. The pool area was beautifully built with lovely views. Highly recommend, one of the best (if not the best) gites we've rented. Thanks Sue & Trevor

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing we like better than a happy customer. So pleased that you both had a great holiday. Regards, Sue & Trevor
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse (Blagnac) at 101 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chez Fifi, Laguépie at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Florentin at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Laguépie at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A68 at 57 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Oustal, Laguépie at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Cap Decouverte, near Albi, has a beach with swimming and water sports, including water skiing.

Travel:

Fly to Toulouse (1 hour 20 minutes drive)

Airlines flying to Toulouse: Easyjet, Flybe, British Airways, RyanAir Air France, KLM, Aer Lingus

By train: Stations nearby at Laguepie (2km), Vindrac-Alayrac (17km), Caussade (43km), Montauban (73km) or Toulouse (93km).

By road: Calais to Laguepie is 938km ( 8 to 11 hours).

Distances:

Laguepie (5 minute drive) where you will find all amenities, two rivers and a chateau.

Najac (15 minute drive), beautiful hill top village with impressive chateau.

Cordes (15 minute drive), picturesque honey coloured stone houses nestle on a hillside, have lunch in one of the many restaurants.

St Antonin-Noble-Val (25 minute drive), lively Sunday market, great base for kayaking down the Aveyron gorge.

Albi (40 minute drive) beautiful red brick town with breathtaking cathedral.

Further Details:

The Midi-Pyrenees in the south of France is blessed with beautiful, dramatic landscapes and river gorges. The region has stunning medieval towns.

Albi is a UNESCO site, famous for its' red brick architecture and huge cathedral. The Toulouse-Lautrec museum, overlooking the River Tarn, is well worth a visit.

Cordes-sur-ciel is an absolute must. Take 'Le Petit Train' to the top and wander about the many little boutiques and ateliers before taking lunch in one of the panoramic restaurants overlooking the stunning countryside.

St Antonin's Sunday market, held along the picturesque medieval streets (where the film 'Charlotte Grey' was filmed) is atmospheric and lively. There are centres for hiring kayaks, a four hour gentle descent along the Aveyron gorge, picnicking along the way and a minibus to bring you back.

Najac retains its ancient charm with its half timbered buildings, cobbled streets and classic medieval castle which overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside.

The beautiful historic city of Toulouse is the cultural capital of the area and is just 1h 15 minutes by train from Laguepie. Here you will find museums and art galleries aplenty, shopping opportunities and lots of restaurants in this vibrant city. You can visit the Airbus factory or the museum of European space travel.

The region is always popular with walkers, lovers of historic architecture and those who simply want to soak up the splendors of the beautiful landscape.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Late Summer
15 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
The price includes all electricity, cleaning, bedlinen, bath towels and swimming towels.
To secure your booking we will send you a booking form which you need to return along with a 25% deposit with the remaining 75% payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival. The full amount being payable on bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to arrival. A returnable security deposit is also payable.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is FRIDAY with arrivals after 4pm and departures by 10am. There may be flexibility depending on availability.

Notes on prices:
For larger groups the two cottages can be rented together to provide accommodation for a maximum of 4 people at a discounted price:
Peak Season £1100.00
Low Season £830.00

25% is payable to secure the booking. The remainder along with the security deposit is payable 8 weeks before the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has marble tiles on the wall and floor, a basin and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • The bedroom is a good size with an antique double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. It has a wooden oak floor and stone walls.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for children. We are unable to accommodate pets. The two cottages can be rented separately or together. Or an additional two people can be accommodated in Jasmine in a mezzanine bedroom for which there is an additional cost. Please contact the owners for details. Outside: Acacia cottage has a private breakfast terrace and a private dining terrace and shared use of an 8m x 4m swimming pool with Jasmine which also has a private breakfast terrace, dining terrace and private garden. All areas are fully furnished with tables, chairs, umbrellas and sunloungers. Beverages are available to purchase in the pool house.

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