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Charming Stone Cottage With Pool And Garden. Sleeps 4 in two en-suite bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Charming cottage - In a quiet hamlet,with lovely views in Najac, one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Maison Jasmin in a 18th century stone cottage lovingly restored to modern comforts recently. It is located just three kilometres away from the medieval hilltop village of Najac, officially listed as “l'un des plus beaux villages de France” (one of the most beautiful villages of France). Close to the Aveyron Gorges, with vistas of rolling countryside, this property has recently been renovated to a very high standard and affords comfort and charm with a spacious garden and a 6m x 4m " plunge " swimming pool. This tastefully restored sunny cottage sleeps four in two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms can be converted into a twin (two single beds) upon request.This property is owned and managed by the same team as the well known Maison Safran which has been a delight to our guests for the past ten years.

Karen King
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 January, 2017

About Karen King

I am a retired senior bank executive and my wife is a social worker. This property is a labor of love for us and we are delighted with the way the renovations and upgrades to the property have created a tranquil and relaxing setting. Our Property is managed by Karen and David King, an English couple, who have lived in the area for twenty years. We are in a position to provide you with excellent advice on places of interest, restaurants and outdoor activities to make your holiday truly enjoyable.

Karen King purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Karen King chose Aveyron

We have been visiting France for the past twenty five years and fell in love with Southern France a long time ago. Najac has history, unspoilt countryside, excellent restaurants, modern conveniences and generally no crowds.

What makes this cottage unique

All our rooms rooms are bright and airy and the views from our porch are truly memorable. Great to blend tradition with comfort inside the cottage by preserving it's stone walls and exposed beams.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday at Maison Jasmine.Bright and airy rooms and a large garden in a quiet setting, yet minutes away from Najac with its fantastic bakery and restaurants, makes this a wonderful setting. A.N. August 2012

A well appointed kitchen, excellent amenities, a serene setting and a great spot for day trips. We loved our stay in September 2012. We will be back. G.S. 2012
Jan 2012
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4/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Lovely property but sadly property manager unreasonably withheld £25 from damages deposit.

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

We had a very pleasant stay at Jasmine and made great use of the lovely garden and pool. The sink is in a different room to the rest of the kitchen which is unusual and when carrying hot pans rather dangerous.

You are expected to do a lot of cleaning on departure, we left the property very clean and tidy but were still charged £25 after much negotiation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been renting on Owners Direct for the past eight years. Unfortunately this is the first time we had to charge our guests a cleaning fee as the property was left in a very unsatisfactory condition.
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Great property with everything you need for a wonderful time in the Najac area

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

The exterior photos of the property & grounds don't do it justice, it's even nicer in reality.

It has all mod-cons, everything is in a very good condition. The beds are super comfortable.

It's a decent leisurely 40 minute walk into Najac (or 5 min drive) which is a brilliant large village with superb night markets on Wednesdays.

There are some fantastic vineyards in Gaillac, about 30 mins' drive south.

We had some niggles: the property is not as secluded as we'd have liked - only about 30% of the grounds are not overlooked in some way. The kitchen sink is strangely in a separate galley - not the end of the world. Either the dishwasher isn't great or French dishwasher tabs aren't great. Some of our questions to the owner/manager remained unanswered. All in all though we really enjoyed spending 2 weeks here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent rural chill-out zone

  • 4 of 5

This pretty little gite is well set up for a relaxing French-style holiday....no microwave meals here! There is a little raised pool to cool off and relax by, pretty gardens with extensive views, birds by day and bats by night (along with a friendly owl or two). The lovely neighbour is currently refurbishing a house/gite opposite, but they work very slowly and quietly. The Campsite along the lane has a bar and also serves food.

It is a 20 min walk into Najac for bread and basic provisions, and a 10 min drive in the opposite direction for the Intermarche. The only comment we could make is that a welcome pack would have avoided that initial strain of finding and doing the shop immediately...but perhaps we are novices (or have been previously spoiled)!

The one small problem (with the tv) was quickly resolved...at least to our satisfaction.

We would go again, if only to do more stargazing and to enjoy the pastoral peace.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% of rental cost required upon booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure. If your departure is in less than 8 weeks, full payment should be sent at the time of bookings. A refundable deposit of £ 250 is required with final payment; this includes £50 cleaning deposit which will be refunded when the house is left in an acceptable condition. Option to pay in Euros is available. If payments are made through Ownersdirect, a 10% fee will be charged on the rental amount to enable us to pay this fee to Ownersdirect for handling funds. This amount will be deducted from the refundable deposit. This fee will not apply if payments are made directly to us.

Changeover Day:
Check in Saturday after 4pm.
Check out Saturday 10am.
We will try to make change over day flexible if need be.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Najac in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 new luxury bathrooms en-suite to bedrooms. Both are fully equipped with toilets, sinks one having a bath and the other a spacious shower . Both bathrooms have a heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Large bedroom with original beams and stonework.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , The second bedroom with an ensuite shower and toilet.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 spacious bedrooms with double beds and views of the garden . Both rooms have exposed beams and stone walls providing a truly authentic ambiance.Both rooms have en-suite facilities.The master has a bath whilst the second bedroom a spacious shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property is managed by an English couple who have lived in this area for a long time. They would be delighted to provide you advice and assistance in planning your holiday. We respectfully request no smoking in the house. The entire cottage is on a single level, for those with reduced mobility however doors are not wide enough for a wheelchair. Due to the fact that we have a swimming pool, young children do need to be supervised. Outside: Brand new oval 6m x 4m "plunge" swimming pool. Patio with the view of the pool and garden. Several large, shaded areas Good rural walks direct from the house The property is just three kilometres from medieval Najac, awarded the official designation of "one of the most beautiful villages in France" with its extensive recreational activities. Najac is dominated by its Richard the Lionheart fortress and surrounded by the Aveyron river, which offers water activities such as kayaking, rafting, fishing etc as well as hundreds of kilometres of marked walking and cycling tracks.Cycles may be available. There are several excellent restaurants in Najac and in the surrounding area. Utility Room: A galley style utility room houses the dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property comes complete with bed linen, kitchen towels, bath mats, bath towels and hand towels for each person. Pool towels are left for your convenience although we would appreciate that they are left clean for the next guests. Other: There is an outside laundry room , housing the washing machine.

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