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Farmhouse With Private Pool Near Medieval Village Of Cordes Sur Ciel



Updated: 27-May-2016
Farmhouse near Cordes-sur-Ciel, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Ideally Located, 5 Minute Drive From Village With All Amenities. 20 Minutes To Large Town Of Gaillac

Charming 5 bedroom farmhouse and barn annex with private pool, set in 2.5 acres of meadow, 5 minutes drive from the medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. The building is divided into two distinct but connected areas ideal for two families: the house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen. The barn, has a further 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open plan living room and kitchen. Both house and barn open out on to a shaded terrace, ideal for outdoor eating, which overlooks the large pool, sunbathing area and stunning views.

The gently undulating countryside is a beautiful mixture of vineyards and sunflower fields.

There are many fortified medieval villages which, by car, range from 5 to 30 minutes away: Cordes-sur-Ciel, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Penne, Bruniquel, Puycelci, Najac which surround the beautiful Gresigne - the largest european oak forest.

Most of the local towns host weekly food markets, famously the St-Antonin-Noble-Val market on Sunday mornings. From spring to autumn every weekend there are local antique/flea-markets (brocantes) in the area. (A booklet with brocante listings is provided.)

Albi boasts the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, Albi Cathedral, recently appointed a UNESCO site and the Bishops Palace.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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A generous, bohemian French farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The glamorous photographs of this property online do not convey its generous idiosyncrasy as a place. They are beautiful but more impersonal than the reality. The house is lovely. It is full of wonderful details: fabulous striped hammocks, pretty scalloped linen in the kitchen, brilliant table tennis table in the barn. Staying there gives one the sense of having LIVED in France for a fortnight - rather than of being a traveller perching in a characterless villa. It was especially perfect for our huge group – ideal if you have teenagers (as we do) that you want to be able to lose SOME of the time (the barn obliges). It is very comfortable, excellently equipped, surrounded by fields. And the place is magically light, especially in the evenings when the sun streams onto the terrace and into the kitchen. The only tiny snag (and it really is tiny) is that there is a minor road not all that far from the house which means that if you have a dog (we do) you need to be vigilant. If you are dog-free, the road is a non issue. You don't notice it at all and the house does not look out onto it. The pool is a really good size and was much enjoyed.

The owner could not have been more helpful - and there is tremendous back up locally if you run into any problems. There is no shortage of places to visit - Albi is a knock-out and Cordes a remarkable little mediaeval town holding its head up high in spite of all the attention it gets from tourists. Our party loved the canoeing and I found the local horse riding terrific through the flowing green and gold landscape (details of these activities to be had in the house). We were all very sad to leave and hope very much that it will be au revoir rather than adieu.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 55 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Albi at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gaillac at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cordes sur Ciel at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary


Toulouse-Blagnac airport 70km.

Train stations: Gaillac, 20km and Albi, 25km and Toulouse 70km

A car is essential.


5km to the village of Cordes-sur-Ciel for everyday needs with small supermarkets, boulangerie, pharmacy, post office, restaurants and cafes, plus a lovely market on Saturday morning.

20km and 25km to the towns of Gaillac and Albi, respectively, for a much larger range of supermarkets, restaurants and shops. Market day in Gaillac is on Friday morning.

Toulouse and its International Airport (Blagnac) is 70km away.

Further Details:

During August there is a music festival in Albi and Castelnau de Montmiral. On the first weekend there is also the famous Fete de Vin in Gaillac where it is possible to taste and buy wine from over 100 local vineyards.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October to May
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
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 £300

Booking Notes:
A booking is only confirmed upon receipt of a 25% deposit. The balance payable 8 weeks before your holiday starts. We also require a £300 security bond to be paid on arrival which will be returned at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Sunday but can be flexible depending on other bookings.

Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, bath, sink and WC, en-suite with bedroom 1 Bathroom 2, bath, sink and WC Bathroom 3, shower, sink and WC Bathroom 4, shower, sink and WC


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed Bedroom 2, 2 single beds Bedroom 3, 1 single bed, second single bed can be added Bedroom 4, double bed Bedroom 5, double bed on barn mezzanine


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking indoors please. Outside: 12m x 6m salt pool with secure electric hard cover surrounded by generous terracing, sun-beds and parasols for sunbathing. Barbecue, slide, swings, trampoline, basketball hoop, badminton, table-tennis table Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, double sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, bath towels, pool towels and kitchen towels are provided. Cleaning and babysitting by arrangement. Other: The barn annex has an open plan kitchen and living room with access to front and back terraces. It is connected to the house via the living room on the first floor or via the laundry room in the basement.

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