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400 Year Old Farmhouse With Large Pool And Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in St Marcel Campes, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France - Secluded Location 10 Minutes By Car From The Beautiful 13th Century Bastide Town Of Cordes Sur Ciel

Built some 400 years ago, the property is constructed of locally quarried stone (cool in the heat of the summer, warm in the winter) with an abundance of timber beams throughout the rooms. Le Bouyssounet is entered through a stone archway leading to a delightful cobblestone and gravel courtyard. To the left an old bread oven and barn (partially restored) and to the right the main house comprising of a staircase leading to the owners accommodation (owners not in residence when let) and ahead at courtyard level are the stone arched French doors of the guest rooms just a few paces away from the 12 x 6 metre Roman style swimming pool and south facing garden. The 12 x 6 meter Roman end pool is delightfully secluded and is in an elevated position with glorious views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The wide tiled surround is ideal for sunbathing, entertaining and includes a BBQ. Poolside dining table and chairs (seating 6) as well as various sun loungers. Table tennis in the barn.

Greg Younger
Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Greg Younger

Greg and Chrissie Younger are both retired from the film and television industry. Their love of France and particularly the SW region has been ongoing for many years. In 1991 they decided to buy and renovate the 400 year old stone farmhouse and barn, this has indeed been a labour of love and has been kept as much as possible in its original condition by using local artisans and materials.

Greg Younger purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Greg Younger chose Saint-Marcel-Campes

We love the secluded location of the house whilst being only 10 minutes from our nearest town the beautiful 13th century 'Bastide' of Cordes. We are also only and hour from the city of Toulouse and 30 minutes from the beautiful city of Albi with its fantastic cathedral and red brick buildings sited on the river Tarn.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the abundance of wildlife, the seclusion of the house and as there is no pollution in the region, the wonderful fresh air.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A visitor book is left in the lounge with many comments to view. Guest are invited to leave comments.

"We had A wonderful holiday and you really do have a magical place. We were not wanting for for anything and the vista from the pool will remain with us through the dark days of winter"
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Marcel-Campes in Tarn

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower/bath wc and basin. Garden WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with put you up in lounge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Private 6 m x 12 m salt pool, loungers, pool dining table with chairs, bar-b-q, garden and courtyard balconies with table and chairs. Utility Room: Hoover, mop, brushes Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed before guest arrival. Other: Garden WC, Large stone barn with table tennis, Courtyard balcony and Garden balcony free for guests to use.


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400 Year Old Farmhouse With Large Pool And Stunning Views
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews
Lambersart, FRANCE

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans une magnifique propriété, au calme, très bien équipée, avec une piscine et un jardin ravissants. La vue sur la nature environnante est splendide, en haut d'une colline non loin de Cordes-sur-Ciel. Merci au propriétaire plein d'attentions pour cette très belle découverte !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Stéphane, Vous êtes très gentils de nous donner une bonne critique de notre maison Le Bouyssounet. Nous sommes très heureux que vous avez appréciés votre séjour et nous espérons que vous allez visiter à nouveau. Merci beaucoup
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This is a truly amazing place to spend a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Le Bouyssounet far surpassed our expectations. This place looks very nice on the website but the reality is so much more. The location to Cordes (10 mins) . The great sized swimming pool. The wild life. Most of all the peace and quiet! We found it clean and tidy with a lovely welcome. A short drive to Monesties to the Boulangerie for fresh croissants and bread in the morning is a must. Sitting by the pool in the evening watching lights in the far distance and the night sky.

it really was a sad moment when we had to leave ! We hope to visit again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim, Many thanks Tim for your kind review. Both Chrissie and I are very happy that you found everything to your satisfaction.
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  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing your amazing and private property. The beautiful courtyard, amazing vistas and facilities in the property were outstanding. Charlie was completely safe and took to lovely walks without requiring his lead. We have to be honest your property surpassed our expectations!!!!

It is very apparent that you have put a lot of thought and care into renovating your period Farmhouse with lots of period features and French charm both inside and out. The accommodation is spacious and had everything we needed.

We named the balcony at the front of the property the Gin and Tonic balcony, as we watched the sun set over the lovely countryside on many an evening.

Pete took to relaxing and drawing views and interesting nooks and crannies around the property, which is something he hasn’t done for a while.

Theo and I got through a large number of novels just chilling out around the pool.

We would love to come back and visit again!

Our 2016 holiday is not one we will forget! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for your lovely review. We would look forward to seeing you again at Le Bouyssounet in the future. Greg & Chrissie
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Beautiful grounds and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a super week staying at this delightful gite. The setting is wonderful - really peaceful, with lovely views, yet within reach of attractions. The garden has many seating areas to relax in the shade and we ate all our meals outside near the pool. The pool itself is a highlight of the gite and we particularly enjoyed having a floodlit dip each evening. We enjoyed several trips out, in particular a kayaking trip and high-ropes adventure course at Najac. Overall, a really enjoyable week.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope that in the future you will consider Le Bouyssounet again, Kind regards Greg & Chrissie Younger
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Beautiful, relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. From the moment we arrived, the amazing views and fantastic farmhouse relaxed and recharged us.

The house was very clean on arrival, a nice welcome back awaited and everything was as described.

We traveled with 2 adults and 2 kids aged 9 and 14 and the house was perfect for our needs. We all loved the pool (which is much larger than you'd usually get with a private rental), with its glorious view over the countryside, table tennis and badminton in the garden, evening bike rides, walks and BBQ's. Lots of lovely spots in the garden for evening drinks and relaxing reading too.

Greg was very helpful and easily contactable in advance and during our stay and Dominic, the local manager was very helpful too.

Cordes is a lovely town, about 10-15 mins away by car and has everything you need - small supermarkets, great butchers and bakers, cafes etc, as well as the beautiful Medieval village on the hill.

Lots of activities and places of interest are easily reached by a short

car journey.

Cycling country is great around here , if you don't mind hills - the roads are quiet and scenic. The route back to the house is a couple of miles up a steep hill though, so much easier by car!

Overall, I'd recommend the house to anyone wanting peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. Lots of thought has gone into providing everything you could need and because the owners live here for some of the year (not when guests stay), everything is beautifully kept and cared for.

Thank you for a lovely week. We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Many thanks for your very kind review. Chrissie and I take the presentation and facilities at our house very seriously and are delighted that you took the time to write. Reviews are so important. Hope we see you and your family again. Kind regards Chrissie & Greg
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The most beautiful place we've ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

This property is very special - a real gem. It is stunningly beautiful, with lots of character and charm, in a picturesque setting amidst its own gardens and has unrivalled views of the countryside beyond. The description accurately describes the property, it was immaculately clean and well-maintained and Dominic was very friendly and helpful and could easily be contacted to answer any questions, if needed. The owner, Greg, provided very good communication and lots of helpful information prior to our stay. The midi-Pyrenees region is breathtaking - would recommend canoeing at Saint Antonin (although not suitable for younger children, due to Rapids). Cordes is charming to walk around or sit in a cafe, watching the world go by. Would highly recommend this property and didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your lovely review. we try hard, so it is really heartning to know we get it right. greg
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
cordes sur ciel
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
cordes sur ciel
Car: necessary


Toulouse (Blagnac) airport, One and a quarter hours from the house, car hire available and essential


Cordes sur Ciel - 10 minutes by car from the house.

Salles (13th century village) on river Ceru - at bottom of hill.

Monesties (13th century village) with bar/restaurant - 10 minutes by car.

St Antonin Noble Val (13th century village) the film 'Charlott Grey' was shot there,has fantastic market on Sundays, plenty of bars,restaurants set on the river Aveyron.

Further Details:

All bank, shops, market, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, petrol stations, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, bread/cake shops, butchers, post office, tourist office, are in Cordes sur Ciel.

The Tarn offers a wonderful variety of activities: stunning walks, horse riding, canoeing, tennis, golf, fishing etc. not to mention sampling the wines at the local vineyards, visit the Bastide towns, markets and medieval villages that abound. Close to Le Bouyssounet (10 mins) is the 13th Century bastide town of Cordes. Here you can find all the necessary amenities, banks, supermarkets, boulangeries and a very good Saturday morning market. As one of the 'plus beaux villages du France', it has a thriving leather and arts industry.

• Quad Biking- On an exciting course just 10 minutes drive from the house

• Golf- There are four courses within 25 Km

• Horse Riding- Several riding centres for lessons or hire

• Fishing- Cards available in the local village. There are plenty of private lakes and rivers with plenty of fish

• Canoeing and Kayaking- Large number of rental companies particularly in the town of St Antonin Noble Val where the River Aveyron passes through a spectacular gorge

• Sailing- On the nearby lake where fully supervised lessons are available

• Swimming- There is an aqua centre at Cordes. Man-made lake at Castlenau de Montmiral with beach and water-slide. Swimming unsupervised here by lifeguards

• Walking- The tourist office have guides for walking in the area. The Foret de Gresigne with its many oaks and great views is very beautiful and has marked trails.

Leisure- Cap decouvert is a new leisure centre built in 2003 and where the Tour de France finished one of its stages. It has many activities including dry ski slope, karting and swimming


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Marcel-Campes, Midi-Pyrenees

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Booking form with 25% (non returnable) deposit secures.
Balance of payment to be paid no less than 8 weeks before booking start date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day
Arrivals at 4 pm
Departures at 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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