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Large Salt Pool 12m x6m, Mature Gardens With Open Countryside On All Sides, WIFI

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Cottage near St. Antonin Noble Val / Parisot / Najac, Midi-Pyrenees, France - High On A Plateau, Surrounded By Beautiful Open Countryside & Views, Unlimited Easy Walking/Cycling

(We cannot accept children under 6 years old - Apologies).

This stone cottage has miles of open countryside to all sides. Unlimited, easy walking here on this plateau with views. Set in a small hamlet of only 4 houses, 5 miles from Parisot & Najac / 6 miles Caylus / 14 miles St. Antonin Noble Val. Local provisions can be found at the small village of Verfeil or Varen (15 mins / 20 mins respectively by car). There are 4 adult bicycles & 2 children's bicycles available on site, badminton, croquet & table tennis, tennis racquets & children's ball & racquet games. Large salt pool 12m x 6m & gates with child security gate lock : sun terrace with loungers, tables & chairs & shady logia, South facing with uninterrupted views. The grounds are beautiful – laid mainly to lawns and flower beds with external dining areas - In all 2 hectares to enjoy. Unfortunately, No pets allowed.

Enjoy the Top quality beds, high quality bed linen & John Lewis towels throughout.

We have our own website with fuller information - please enquire

Nearby are Medieval villages, Bastide towns, Chateaux, Abbeys, Churches and magnificent natural sites of outstanding beauty; whether it be wooded valleys or the meandering River Aveyron with its dramatic gorges.

Also wine growing regions.

ACTIVITIES

Horse riding, canoeing, cycling, fishing, bird watching, rock climbing, tree wire, paragliding, wine tasting, museums, tennis and of course walking.

An afternoon's excursion by canoe through the Aveyron Gorge is considered a 'must' by nearly all guests.

Golf: Golf is a delight in this part of France ~ courses are often clear, even in the high season.

There is an excellent 18~hole golf course at the beautiful city of Albi (45 min)/another smaller golf course @ Gaillac (40 min)

Why not take the whole family for a half day visit to the medieval town of Albi, to explore the boutiques and cafes, and then meet up at one of the many restaurants in town. There is also a public water park @ Albi for the children

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This region is just my favourite place to be, to relax, unwind and take pleasure in the nature and beauty of the surroundings, and the wonderful slower pace of life.

That, combined with the many summer events, night markets & weekly markets makes this a perfect place to enjoy everything that is on offer.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the loveliest holiday we have had in a long time!

Aelswith, July 2014



We have had the perfect week here at La Borde. Hot days basking by a perfect pool, exciting electric storms at night with warm, balmy days for cycling. Thank you for your warm welcome, informative chats about the area and for making sure everything was perfect.

Steve, Julia



It has been a truly wonderful stay here, the pool / the bedrooms, the comfort throughout and kind, thoughtful management!

We have had a fantastic time and will (without a doubt) be nagging to get back again in the future.

Imogen, Olivia, Aug



A tranquil and relaxing setting with so much to do if you can drag yourself from the stunning pool. Roads are perfect for cycling – our 2 children couldn’t have been happier. There are so many interesting towns & villages to visit.

Thank you Amanda for being so kind and helpful.

Valerie, Phil, Callum & Katie, Aug.
Dec 2012
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8 Reviews

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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

The perfect holiday to relax and unwind !

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time that we rebooked the minute we returned home! Our whole experience was fantastic. From the minute we arrived we were greeted with a welcome pack and gifts for the girls . The gite is beautiful and had so much to offer including a private pool , badminton and table tennis . Amanda has the perfect combination of incredible organisation, helpfulness but is unobtrusive too . We really recharged our batteries this holiday and can't wait to return next summer !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Blissful escape in a lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

A great gite in a truly beautiful setting. The property is incredibly well equipped with all you could ask for - and more. Amanda is a thoughtful and attentive host, but not at all intrusive. She was incredibly helpful with a wealth of local knowledge to help us explore the stunning local villages and various attractions/ activities. We enjoyed St Antonin, with the bustling Sunday market, pretty Najac with a delicious lunch and some incredible views, canoeing some exhilarating rapids from AAGAC Najac and plenty of lounging/ playing around the lovely pool. A perfect place to relax and unwind. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

A lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous fortnight in this lovely gite. Amanda had thought of everything and nothing was too much trouble for her. Our children enjoyed the many games provided and of course the pool. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

La Borde, the ideal place for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at La Borde. We thought the accommodation was very well appointed, well maintained and well equipped. The quiet location was ideal for a very relaxing holiday and well placed to visit the local area and explore some of the hill top towns and villages. The Sunday market at St. Antonin Noble Val is well worth a visit as is the town of Najac. Amanda's knowledge, experience and advice was extremely helpful to us and we very much look forward to returning for another holiday in the not too distant future.

Sue & Gareth

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Peaceful Haven

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly relaxing week at La Borde. It is one of the best gites we have stayed in in France, very well equipped, comfortable and spotless. The pool was a welcome relief in the hot weather. We visited many medieval towns and villages especially the Sunday market at Saint Antonin is a must. Amanda is a great host making sure everything is perfect and advising the best places to visit. Thank you Amanda. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Tranquil, rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful country house set adjacent to the owners house (he was not there) and sharing the same grounds. Totally tranquil, and pretty much isolated that a car is essential. But the upside is people and traffic free and unspoilt countryside on all sides and no light pollution for amazing starscapes at night. Nearest villages typically 8-10km away. Nearest large supermarket (very large!) about 40 minutes away. This is no problem at all if you plan properly as the house has 2 fridges and a freezer. Property clean, well maintained, and meticulously labelled by Amanda, who has encylopaedic local knowledge and is on hand by email and phone if the written information she has provided (volumes) is insufficient. Has good moderately fast wifi + English Freeview TV. Charming villages within 30 mins drive (Najac, St. Antonin), vineyards (Gaillac wine route) within 60 minutes on quiet country roads. The pool is large and clean, with sunbeds, shades and towels provided. Definitely a get-away-from-it-all holiday location, best suited to families or couples seeking peace, quiet, decompression, who like local French culture and speak at least a little of the language and don't mind some driving. No English speaking bars, tattoos, English breakfasts or Sky Sports in sight. We liked it a great deal.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We chose the location as it's only and hour and half drive from Toulouse airport and easy to get to. Right in the middle of the countryside, with great views and because it's on the plateau far from any town lights and noise we get a fantastic mix of wildlife and wild birds including many raptors. At the moment we have two pairs of Black Kites that regularly hunt over the fields behind the house. The area is reputed to be the lowest populated area in the whole of Western Europe which in these days of hustle and bustle of the big towns means that it is a delight to come away to.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Verfeil / Parisot / Najac at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

A Car is essential to enjoy this beautiful part of South West France & for getting around (there is no public transport nearby)

Toulouse Airport is approx. 1 hr 30 mins drive

Rodez Airport normally just under an hour.

A full days journey from most channel ports.

Distances:

Just 5 miles from Parisot & Najac / 6 miles Caylus / 14 miles St. Antonin Noble Val with a good size supermarket. Daily provisions can be found at the small village of Verfeil or Varen (15 mins / 20 mins respectively by car).

Further Details:

Nearby are many Medieval villages, Bastide towns, Chateaux, Abbeys, Churches and magnificent natural sites of outstanding beauty; whether it be wooded valleys or the meandering River Aveyron with its dramatic gorges.

Visits should be made to Najac, Cordes sur Ciel, Albi, St. Antonin Noble Val, and many more.

Also wine growing regions ie Gaillac / Cahor ~ ideal for a half day excursion to sample some of the local wines.

Colourful weekly markets in most towns, together with night markets during summer. Be sure not to miss the local market in St Antonin held on Sunday mornings and Villefranche de Rouergue on Thursdays.

Sporting Activities in the area : Horse riding, canoeing, cycling, fishing, rock climbing, tree wire, tennis, etc. Golf is available at Albi. In addition, there are 4 adult bicycles available on site, badminton & croquet & table tennis.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
shoulder
19 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
shoulder
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
shoulder
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
high
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
high
14 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
high
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
shoulder
1 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 4 nights
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£450
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 15% deposit is requested at the time of booking.
Final payment of balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival, together with a refundable security deposit, when Directions etc., will be sent to you.


Changeover Day: During high season, the change over day is FRIDAY
However we can often be more flexible outside the main booking period.

Notes on prices:
A special 5% discount will be given to all stays of 2 weeks or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The pool has fabulous views over the valley and is in full sun most of the day. Due to it's remoteness the area has held onto to some of the medieval feeling and the architecture is particular to this area. It is also the area where the most London Plane trees grow and is renowned for its views with these magnificent trees lining the roads. One of the many pleasures is waiting for the first Hoopoe birds to appear from Africa each year which heralds summer has arrived!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large bathroom with Shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash handbasin, located on the first floor next to bedrooms.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, King size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Can be either Super Kingsize bed OR 2 single beds
  • Very flexible bed set up of twins or super king .. Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom I : King size double bed with balcony overlooking garden Bedroom II : 2 twin beds (the mattresses can be zipped together to make a large super king size bed with topper for extra comfort) Both bedrooms are on the first floor with bathroom between. Top quality beds with high quality bed linen and John Lewis towels throughout. Hairdryer & fans in the bedrooms also provided.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Regrettably, the property is unsuitable for children under 6 years of age . Also no pets, sorry. Outside: Large salt pool (12m x 6m) for sole use : Terraced with sun loungers, chairs, table and parasol. With fabulous, uninterrupted views & sunshine all day long, the pool is ideally located. Large garden gates with combination lock can close off access to the pool from the gardens. The pool is set a small distance from the cottage. Once at pool, the grounds are completely open – ideal for football or other recreational pastimes. The mature grounds are beautiful and clients can explore throughout – laid mainly to lawns and flower beds. There is a private garden attached to the Cottage and free use of all other garden areas. The Guest house is in the grounds of the Main House, where the owner (a single professional person who works abroad for much of the time), may be occasionally resident . However there is a private garden section to the Guest House and the pool area is not overlooked and is for SOLE USE of clients. In all 2 hectares to enjoy. A PROPERTY FILE is available on your arrival, which will give you full information on the property and surrounding area. A caretaker is also nearby for any additional assistance required. Numerous walks are well signposted and of varying degrees of difficulty, strength required. A guide can be purchased at the Tourist office in town

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