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15th Century Former Presbytery With Private Pool In A Charming Village

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Le Presbytere - beautiful stone house in Vieux, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Set In Rural Landscape Of Rolling Hills, Vines, Sunflowers, Châteaux And Fortified Hilltop Towns

In a charming, historic village, this stone-built, 15th century former presbytery, opposite a church on the village square, is full of character with exposed stone walls, massive beams and tiled floors. It is a spacious and well-equipped house (including free wi-fi and UK Freeview TV channels), and enjoys a private swimming pool in its pretty, enclosed garden. The Presbytère is an excellent holiday base to enjoy village life and explore this spectacular region. Vieux is set in rural landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, fields of sunflowers, châteaux and fortified hilltop ‘bastide’ towns (including Cordes-sur-Ciel). The Tarn Region encompasses rivers, dramatic Aveyron and Tarn gorges and vast forested areas. Nearby activities include horse riding, canoeing, tennis and sailing. There is a good range of shops and facilities 3km away at Cahuzac-sur-Vère. The nearest large town is Gaillac, with its lively markets, supermarkets, wine centre (enjoy sampling wines made from regional grape varieties), ‘apero’ concerts and other summer activities. The historic city of Albi, with its impressive red brick cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum is 20km away. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Both with French windows to garden. Utility Room. Separate WC. First floor: Study. Three/Four bedrooms: one double plus an annex which can be used as a separate bedroom, with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle, one double with balcony and en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower, one twin with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Separate WC. Second floor: Attic family bedroom (double plus two singles) with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. • Enclosed garden • Terrace • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m) • Central heating • Fireplace with wood-burning stove • Washing machine • Tumble dryer • Dishwasher • Fridge/freezer • Microwave • TV (with Netflix and UK Freeview channels) • DVD • Wi-fi • Cot and Child's bed • Highchair • Garden/pool furniture • Gas barbecue • All linen included • Preferred start day Friday but can be flexible. Location: Village centre, 3km from Cahuzac (shops, restaurants), 13km N of Gaillac, 20km SW of Albi, 70km NE of Toulouse (airport, all facilities).

Deborah Mechaneck
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Deborah Mechaneck

We are relatively new owners of this house in France and whilst we plan to use the house ourselves, we are keen to rent it out as well.

The owners are a couple who live in the UK and the sister of one of the owners who lives in New York City. We bought the house from a British couple who owned it for over 15 years. We hope to make the home as comfortable for you as it is for us and to provide you with everything you need while on holiday.

Deborah Mechaneck purchased this house in 2014

Why Deborah Mechaneck chose Cahuzac-sur-Vère

We were just sitting down to have breakfast one morning while staying with some friends who have a house in Cordes-sur-Ciel in July, 2014. Our friend had gone to pick up some croissants and came back, announcing that he had just seen a beautiful house advertised in an estate agent's window. Next thing we knew, we had arranged to see the house and two days later, we put in an offer.

We absolutely love the house and the region, with its fields of sunflowers and vineyards. The people are so friendly and the markets are amazing. A truly wonderful part of France.

What makes this house unique

The house is very easy to get to, being just 45 minutes drive from Toulouse airport. It's in a beautiful, quiet little village but is only 3km from Cahuzac-sur-Vere where you can buy all necessities; only 15 minutes from Gaillac and 20 minutes from the historic city of Albi.

There is so much to do in the region - walking, cycling, canoeing, sightseeing (historic cave paintings), browsing through the antique shops and wonderful markets. On the other hand, the house offers all of the comforts of home with a private pool, WiFi, Netflix and all the things you might feel you can't live without while on holiday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cahuzac-sur-Vère in Tarn

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: En-suite, shower & WC Bathroom 2: En-suite, shower & WC Bathroom 3: En-suite, bath with overhead shower & WC Bathroom 4: En-suite shower & WC First floor: separate WC and sink Ground floor: separate WC and sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 - 12 (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds (can be put together) Bedroom 3 with double bed, Bedroom 4 is a loft family room with 2 single beds and a pull-out couch that can sleep 2. There is also a cot and a child's bed available. Bedroom 5 is an annex room to Bedroom 1 with doors that can be left open or locked close. It can be used as a separate bedroom as it has a couch that pulls out to a double bed or it can be used to accommodate a child (children) as there is a child's bed and a cot available in the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Bi-lingual (French & English) House Manager available for assistance with any problems. Outside: The house has a lovely terrace accessible from kitchen and lounge with three table/chair sets looking out over a beautifully landscaped garden. The swimming pool is set in its own terraced area with security fence separating it from the garden. Gas-fired BBQ provided. Utility Room: Separate utility room includes washer and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided; maid service provided before and after visit. Other: Study with fast broadband, computer monitor and printer.


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15th Century Former Presbytery With Private Pool In A Charming Village
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house. It had everything we could possibly want, was very comfortable with some very thoughtful touches - it was amazing to stay in such a stunning piece of history! The garden is beautiful, we spent most of our evenings sitting under the veranda just enjoying the peace and quiet. It is ideally located for visiting the local area and there were a lot of ideas for visits in the house book. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful French village stay

  • 4 of 5

Our adult family of ten had a delightful one week holiday in this 15th century former presbytery, opposite a church on the village square. There were lots of places to visit and things to see in the region making this an excellent base. The Vieux village life included the Wednesday evening food truck, the Friday evening pétanque and for our stay their annual Vide Grenier (like a car boot sale but much bigger).

The house has been modernised but as an older property not everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My third visit and two more planned already!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I've visited and run a Mindfulness retreat here. The house is always welcoming, the garden and pool a delightful, the interior is homely and well-kept. The village is charming and the countryside so pleasing and full of life no matter what time of year you're here. Plus it's a perfect location for visiting all the stunning hillside towns in the area and both Albi and Toulouse are beautiful cities to amble around with plenty to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous , and very hot , 2 weeks at this lovely holiday house. All the arrangements were fantastic, we were welcomed by lovely local people - and with local wine and cheese. The house is very comfortable with lots of space, a fully equipped kitchen, - (a great tv for watching the Olympics - with UK stations) - lovely bedrooms and bathrooms and all immaculate. The outside space is generous and lots of shade, which we needed during our hot 2 weeks. We went on day trips to Albi and many of the local Bastide hill top villages - and fell in love with this unexplored part of France. Enjoyed the Vide Grenier and games of boules in the square and enjoyed the village centre location. Excellent contact with owner who generously answered my queries. We were 6 adults aged 26 - 84 years in age - and enjoyed the pool, BBQs, bike rides and are now enjoying Gaillac wine at home and plotting our return. If you had small children the pool is safely fenced off. We enjoyed the pool even though it is not heated - but we were there during a heatwave !

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and unique property that suited us perfectly

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Presbytery after driving to get there through sunflower fields. Situated on the village square, there was an amazing summer festival on on the night we arrived with paella and bands playing. A lovely welcome. The house is huge with so many original features and a massive wide staircase. It suited us and the extended family so well as all rooms have ensuite bathrooms and everyone had enough space to not feel on top of each other. We had 3 children with us aged 7 and two aged 2 and they loved the pool as it was a good depth and had a gate for security so the kids could run in the garden, which was next to the pool area, so safely.

The rooms were all decorated to a very high standard with lovely shutters to keep the heat out when required.

There was so much to do in the area that we ran out of time to do it all! We visited vineyards for tasting sessions, outdoor markets in beautiful towns like St Antonin for food and crafts and Rabastans for antiques. Chateau de Mauriac was stunning where my friend got married while we were there. We'd love to come back to explore some more.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful escape in undeveloped area of France

  • 5 of 5

Le Presbytere is a charming property nestled in the heart of a small village. I love it's solidity - and it's a very easy house to live and relax in. The owners have taken a lot of trouble in decorating it and equipping it well. They are also very supportive in helping you to get the most out of your holiday. I've been here twice already to host Retreats for women who need a break from the usual multi-tasking routine. This property and the region is just perfect for that. I know there are plans to heat the pool and this will be a very welcome addition.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Midi-Pyrenees offers splendid facilities for wine-tasting, cycling and canoeing. The nearby town of St Antonin has one of the best regional Sunday markets in the South of France.


Toulouse Airport is only 45 minutes drive away by an excellent standard motorway.


Gaillac, the centre of the wine region, is 15 minutes away. Albi, with its world-famous red brick cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum is 20 minutes by car.

Cordes-sur-Ciel which was voted one of France's most beautiful villages, is also 20 minutes away by car.

Further Details:

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cahuzac-sur-Vère, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May/June 2018
11 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
late June/early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late July/August 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact stating when you would like to stay.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover is Friday but this can be negotiated

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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