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South Facing Gite With Private Pool



Updated: 17-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

Farmhouse in Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Tarn, Quiet Rural Setting With Mostly Off Road Walk To The Village

A former winegrowers farmhouse La Croix du Roc has a rural setting just 1 km from the medieval village of Castelnau de Montmiral.

Forming a self contained wing of the property the one bedroom gite is the only gite on the property and with a swimming pool just a few steps from its entrance, is ideally suited to couples seeking peace and privacy.

From both the gite and the pool terraces there are lovely views across the surrounding countryside and of the evening sunset.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jane Hodge
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Perfect hideaway in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely gite. Clean, well equipped and private despite the owners living on site. Jane and Tony are perfect hosts - discreet but always available if needed. The two seating areas are perfect too offering much needed shelter from the sun. The area around the gite is stunning - possibly the most beautiful part of France we have visited - lots of Bastide towns to see and views to the Pyrenees on your way to the local town of Gaillac. Castelnau is within walking distance and the bread in the local shop is very good. We would recommend it without hesitation!.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. When we were holidaying in France we found it difficult to find gites just for for couples, with a private pool and privacy, We are pleased you think we "we got it right when planning ours"
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A little gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at Le Croix du Roc and we never fail to enjoy it's charm, peace and quiet.

This gite has all you could wish for and is well equipped for a stay of any duration. It has a good internet connection and all the facilities you need to make your visit comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. Jane and Tony are the perfect hosts and very willing to share their local knowledge with you.

We are keen cyclists and Castelnau de Montmiral is a great base for exploring the Tarn, whether on or off road, as well as touring the local vineyards ;-)

We would recommend property '8160976' without any hesitation whatsoever and 'we will be back' before too long

Peter Spencer

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely location, very close to the local village with everything you need and good local resturants. The farmhouse is situated close to lots of vineyards and surrounded by beauiful southern French countryside.

The gite itself is very cute, lots of space and two nice outdoor seating areas for alfresco dining! The pool is a good size considering it's only for two people - with stunning views. Overall a nice tranquil getaway, we really enjoyed our week there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This Place Passed our expectations :-)

  • 5 of 5

The description of the accommodation, facilities and the area is spot on. Jane and Tony are very friendly, welcoming and helpful, ready to answer any of our questions making sure that everything was to our liking but without intruding on our holiday. Both of the local village restaurants are lovely, the natives are equally helpful and welcoming! We did not have a disappointing meal or bottle of wine(all local) during our stay. We explored local markets, towns, ancient castles all within an easy drive of La Croix du Roc.

The views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful the area is breath-taking.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Toulouse( Blagnac ) is the nearest airport which is an approximately fifty minute drive. A rail service is also available from Toulouse to the nearby town of Gaillac.

Carcassonne and Rodez airports are both approximately one and three quarter hours drive.

a car, although not absolutely essential is highly recommended.

Further Details:

Vineyards and sunflower fields dominate the rolling rural landscape and the quiet roads, country trails and the nearby Forest of Gresigne are ideal for walkers and cyclists. The vineyards form the vast Gaillac wine region where vines have been cultivated since Roman times and a visit to one or more of them for a ‘degustation’ is a very pleasant way of spending a little time.

A number of other hilltop medieval bastide villages are all within a short drive. Cordes sur Ceil is probably the best known, but Puycelci, Penne and Bruniquel are also well worth a visit. A twelve minute drive away, the nearby town of Gaillac provides a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants and the 10th century Abbaye St. Michel where there are regular concerts throughout the summer. Just a little further afield the city of Albi provides yet more choice as well as the magnificent gothic cathedral of Saint-Cecile and the Toulouse Lautrec museum.

Throughout the summer the different towns and villages have regular fetes and other events as well as traditional weekly markets.

Just over 1km from the property the lovely medieval bastide village of Castelnau de Montmiral has a pretty cobbled square with covered arcades where you will find a bar/bistro, restaurant, patisserie and pharmacy. There is a market day every Tuesday where you will find stalls selling fresh produce and local delicacies.

In the lower part of the village there is a village shop a self service petrol station and a small Pizza restaurant/take away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made directly with the owners with a 25% deposit required to secure a booking and the balance payable six weeks before arrival. All bookings are also subject to a 1 Euro pp per day tax de sejour.

Changeover Day:
The gite can be rented for any number of days from a minimum of three up to a maximum of three weeks. Arrival and departure days are flexible.

A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with handbasin and separate wc.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The spacious and airy 6m x 6m bedroom features a queen sized bed and a three quarter bed. The bedroom window looks out over the pool and surrounding countryside.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Immediately outside the gite entrance, there is a terrace with dinning table, chairs and charcoal BBQ. which in turn leads directly onto the pool terrace where there is a further dinning table chairs and sun-loungers. From both the gite and the pool terrace there are lovely views across the surrounding countryside and of the evening sunset. The 11x5.5 metre pool is for the exclusive use of our guests during their stay. Utility Room: The utility room is equipped with a washing machine, sink unit and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, shower room towels and kitchen tea towels are provided and changed weekly. Guests are requested to bring their own pool towels although pool towels can be rented for a small additional charge.

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