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Beautiful Farmhouse With Large Private Pool and Stunning Views



Updated: 16-Aug-2016
Nr. Cordes-sur-ciel, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location, Miles of Walking from Your Doorstep

Las Roques is a beautiful traditional Tarnaise former farmhouse with private fenced swimming pool perching on the edge of a valley between the medieval towns of Cordes sur Ciel and Albi. Built from local white stone between the 17-19th centuries, Las Roques is rare in remaining a truly authentic character property, retaining original tiled floors, fireplaces, exposed beams and two-storey hallway and staircase. Recently it has benefited from a sympathetic restoration, including a fully equipped luxury Schmidt kitchen with granite worktops. The house and private grounds enjoy spectacular views over unspoilt countryside, and a wide-ranging network of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes can be accessed directly from the property. The 12x6m saltwater pool has additional 4m wide steps to one side, the broader top one of which forms a paddling/sitting area beside a 4x6m shallow end (1.2m) which gently slopes down to a 2m deep end, resulting in a pool which can be used for relaxing, playing or serious exercise. The grounds also include a walled terraced garden flanked by two grand old stone pigeonniers in front of the house; lawns including a children’s play area; a range of disused stone barns enclosing the property to the rear; and parking for several cars. A range of garden furniture including loungers and a barbeque are provided. There are three first floor bedrooms: a 35m square master bedroom with a king size double bed and generous en-suite bathroom; another double bedroom and a twin bedroom sharing shower room, wash basin and WC. The large ground floor lounge has a further fold-out double bed. Adjoining the 30m square dining kitchen, equipped with hob, Neff oven and microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer there is a 36m square dining room and a further large covered open air eating area. The nearby village of Virac boasts an award winning vineyard, where wine can be tasted and bought, and other local produce is on sale in the village. The stunning hilltop town of Cordes Sur Ciel, on the bastide trail of medieval villages dotted about the rolling countryside, is less than 10 minutes drive, offering a range of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and a popular market, while the UNESCO world heritage town of Albi, with its famous medieval cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum, is only 20 minutes. The wine centre of Gaillac is 30 minutes; the regional capital of Toulouse under an hour.The 600-acre Cap Decouverte leisure park is under 10 minutes, with lakeside beaches, cable cars, giant zip wire, toboggan run, skate/bike park, karting, dry ski slope, water skiing, and more. The spectacular Aveyron Gorge, offering kayaking, walking, cycling and rock climbing is under 30 minutes. Airports: Toulouse (1hr 15), Rodez(1:10), Carcassonne (1:50). Calais (9 hr).

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Family owned property.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had an amazing fortnight. The pool is marvelous and the house is beautiful. Really enjoyed Cap' Decouverte which wasn't too far away and the canoeing on the Aveyron,
Jul 2015
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Oasis of Peace & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

A big character farmhouse and garden in the countryside. Very 'rustic'. Great location for visiting local sights. Very quiet and peaceful. Private. Good sized practical kitchen. Good sized and well designed pool. Some limitations regarding the speed, consistency and amount of internet access. Local property agent Tony and his wife Janine were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house and pool

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house and pool well situated, peaceful and well appointed. The house was spotless and there was a thoughtful basket of essential items on arrival. Tony was extremely helpful too. We had a very enjoyable fortnight.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

Beautiful house with stunning views.

Activity and Interests


Toulouse (1hr 15), Rodez(1:10), Carcassonne (1:50). Calais (9 hr)


Virac (no amenities) 1km. Cordes-sur-ciel all local amenities, 7km. Albi with all amenities, large historic town, 15km.


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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
20% deposit with 80% balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Security deposit of £200 paid with final balance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Please contact to discuss possible other days.

20% deposit payable on booking
80% balance 6 weeks before arrival
200 security balance payable with final balance and returned within 4 weeks of vacating the property

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Updated: 16-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wc bathroom with shower unit situated close to bedroom 2 and 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, KING SIZE BED
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 35m square master bedroom with en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed and Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The property is surrounded by its own large garden with children's swing and slide. The swimming pool is 12 x 6m with additional 4 x 2m steps, ideal for children to paddle on, and a deep end of 2m. The pool has a decked area which has a covered space for shade. Sun-loungers are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned on the day of arrival and departure.

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