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Stunning Farmhouse With Private Pool And Magnificent Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning Farmhouse in Sainte Cecile du Cayrou, Nr. Castelnau de Montmiral, Magical Setting, Relaxation Guaranteed

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom farmhouse that sleeps up to 11 people set in 15 acres of surrounding countryside with magnificent views. Luxuriously furnished and surrounded by gardens Combenègre has everything you would wish for in it's location for sight seeing, setting for the views and every luxury inside the house to make your holiday memorable and relaxing. There are two outside eating areas with different views and a large private swimming pool. There is also freeview TV, high definition projector and home cinema system and Wi-Fi internet access. 5 mins drive to Castelnau for morning croissants, 10 mins to Gaillac for supermarket shopping, restaurants and Friday market. Many beautiful Bastide villages within 10 minutes drive. No stag or hen parties. Please note there are open staircases, uneven stone steps and an unfenced, alarmed pool at this property. Babes in arms welcome (cot and highchair provided)

Suzanne Richardson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Suzanne Richardson

Steve and Suzanne have owned Combenègre since 2007. Having restored the property, created wildflower meadows, gardens and planted a lavender field we now spend our summers in France. We look forward to welcoming you to Combenègre should you choose to spend your holiday in this beautiful, peaceful area of France

Suzanne Richardson purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Suzanne Richardson chose Tarn-et-Garonne

The house is beautiful with many original features. The surrounding gardens and fields have taken several years to become established and we are all organic. Being only 1 hour from Toulouse airport it is easily (and now cheaply thanks to Ryanair and Easyjet) commutable from England. It is totally peaceful with amazing views of surrounding countryside with no light pollution. There is an abundance of wild flowers, orchids and insects in the meadows as the land has been untreated with pesticides or fertilisers for many years. To see them you need to come in June but it is perfect! With the recent addition of our 1000 lavender plants we hope to make the views even more spectacular. There is something magical about this place, as everyone who visits tells us, there is only one Combenègre.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and quiet, luxuriously appointed house with private pool with amazing views across to Castelnau de Montmiral. Beautiful unspoilt bastide villages for long lazy lunches. This area of France is untouched by tourism, even in the middle of August the bastide villages are easily accessible, not crowded, and very chilled. There are plenty of local fetes, brocantes,vide greniers, apero concerts etc in July and August. But we challenge you to leave the pool with a view to explore them! Great restaurants, walking and cycling on the doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sainte-Cécile-du-Cayrou in Tarn

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • En-suite wet room to bedroom 1 with shower and WC. Bathroom with shower and WC to bedroom 2 and 3. Bathroom next to bedroom 4 with large bath and WC. Downstairs toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 kingsize, 1 double,1 triple, family room for 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 large with four poster kingsize bed and ensuite wet room. Bedroom 2, Kingsize bed and two additional single beds. Bedroom 3 Kingsize bed with extra single, bedroom 4 double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is an attached appartment which will be occupied by the owner/caretaker. This is completely private from the main house with it's own access and garden. Outside: 11m x 5m private swimming pool. The pool is not fenced but there is an alarm. Over 5's must be good swimmers, adult supervision at all times is required. Chill out area, music system, sunbeds and umbrellas around the pool area. Beautiful wild flower meadows to walk in. Beautiful covered pergola next to barbecue area for perfect long lunches. Utility Room: Washing machine, large fridge freezer with ice maker. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels and linen included in rental. Property cleaned at changeover. Pool maintenance once a week. If additional cleaning required it will be charged direct to guests. Other: Large shared walk in wardrobe. Downstairs WC. inside the garage there is a table tennis table.


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Stunning Farmhouse With Private Pool And Magnificent Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful holiday. The house is absolutely gorgeous, so much attention to detail. Beautifully decorated and furnished, the beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is spectacular and well equipped. The outside area is lovely with plenty of room for dining, the pool area is comfortable and inviting. The views are magnificent. The owners are very helpful and accommodating. We had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this amazing home. The house is beautiful with lovely furnishings and fittings. Everywhere was extremely clean and tidy and a lot of thought and detail had gone into it enabling you to feel very much at home with everything you could possibly need. The kitchen was huge and very well equipped, it made preparing food a delight.

The pool and gardens were also lovely. There was plenty of poolside furniture, a great BBQ area and some nice shaded areas to sit in if you wanted to get out of the heat. Suzanne was a perfect host. You were never aware she was next door, but she was always available should you have a query.

The area is stunning and there are some lovely villages to visit. We took our bikes, which was fun but there are plenty of hills to deal with! We also went canoeing on the river Tarn one day which was great fun

I cannot rate this place highly enough and would definitely recommend this property to family and friends. We had such a relaxing week, it was just a shame we weren't there for two! Perhaps next time...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, thank you for such a fabulous review, it is very much appreciated and makes our effort to detail worthwhile. We hope to see you again in the future and enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Relaxing Family Holiday in Spacious Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 relaxing weeks at Combenegre, a house that was large enough for everyone to have their own private space and with an interior decor (and film library) that cheered us up on the few rainy days we had! We were looking for a rental home that was lovingly maintained and Combenegre lived up to every expectation. The butterflies and buzzing of insects was proof of what the real countryside can be like. Thank you Suzanne for being available when needed and for sharing this wonderful corner of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your lovely family to stay, thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon
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Beautiful and spacious house with lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

Combenegre is a wonderful place for a relaxing and very comfortable holiday. We have stayed twice and absolutely love the house, pool and gardens. The house is very clean and well equipped and facilities are as described. The pool is well maintained. The owners are unobtrusive but very helpful and friendly, providing lots of advice on the area. We honestly couldn't think of anything we would change and definitely hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family are the best of customers! Like the review says they have stayed twice and they always treat the house with the utmost respect and leave it beautifully clean. We will be sad not to see them next year as it has always been a pleasure to welcome them to Combenègre, but we wish them the best of holidays in the future.
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A perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Combenegre, my daughter said, "I have that excited feeling in my stomach that I only ever get at Christmas!" and I have to admit, I felt the same! It's a beautiful home, which benefits from the attentive, personal touches of the owners who reside in the Gite on the property. The house itself is very spacious, beautifully and comprehensively furnished. It's set in a scenic location with stunning panoramic views of the rolling countryside. The surrounding areas are partly wooded and partly agricultural - vineyards and sunflowers (not to mention the newly planted lavender farm on the property). The location is ideal, dozens of idyllic small villages within easy reach by car or bicycle, not to mention the nearby larger town of Gaillac with its museums and Cathedral. Despite a bit of mixed weather during the week we were there (a mixture of blazing sunshine and ferocious thunderstorms) our family had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you very much, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Castelnau de Montmiral
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Castelnau de Montmiral
Nearest Beach
238 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Narbonne for beach 2 hours away.


Toulouse airport (easyjet) - 1 hour drive

Rodez airport (Ryanair) - 1 hour 30 mins

Carcassonne airport (Ryanair) 1 hour 30 mins


There are plenty of beautiful bastide villages within 20 mins including Cordes sur Ciel, Castelnau de Montmiral, Bruniquel, Pennes and Puycelci. These are truly stunning and well worth a visit. The famous cathedral of Sainte Cecile in Albi is the largest brick building in the world and a must see.

Further Details:

During the month of August there is a music festival in Albi and Castelnau de Montmiral. On the first weekend of August there is the famous Fete de Vin in Gaillac where it is possible to taste and buy wine from over 150 local vignerons.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Sainte-Cécile-du-Cayrou, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit required on booking. Balance due 12 weeks before start date of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival from 4pm. Saturday departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner.

30% deposit to secure booking. Remainder due 12 weeks prior to holiday date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.