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1 Bedroom Cottage/Gite With Panoramic Views And Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

THE GITE AT No 1 Castelnau de Montmiral, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Quiet Location - 3 Minutes Walk From Castelnau De Montmiral Village Centre

No 1 CASTELNAU DE MONTMIRAL. Just 3 minutes walk from the beautiful arcaded square of Castelnau de Montmiral, the gite provides an ideal location for those who enjoy being close to the village whilst enjoying matchless panoramic views and stunning sunsets. It is possible to easily walk to bars, restaurants and the well stocked village shop.

Sunsets are splendid and a highlight of a stay at No 1 any time of the year

Lynn Backhouse
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2017

About Lynn Backhouse

Owner lives quietly on the property.

Having worked in the hospitality industry for many years, I am always pleased to receive guests and will help in any way I can to improve your holiday experience.

Why Lynn Backhouse chose Tarn

I bought the property two years ago, and undertook a sympathetic renovation of this historic village house (originally two houses built circa 1630).

The small garden features the oldest well in the village which has now been incorporated beautifully into the swimming pool and terrace.

The property is just steps from the medieval village and its facilities - bar, restaurant, boulangerie, hairdresser, pharmacy, doctor, general store, petrol station.

What makes this cottage unique

The stunning feature of this property is its wonderful, matchless panoramic view of the beautiful Gresigne valley. Views which can be seen from inside the gite, or whilst enjoying chilled Gaillac wines on the sun terrace.


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Toulouse Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Bar des Arcades
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Le Menagier
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:


The Gaillacois is well known for its historical association with wine, and there are many vineyards to visit, some of which provide wines for London's finest restaurants.


There are a number of painting schools in the area - details on request


Benefitting from the clearest and sharpest views, the Tarn is an ideal location for photographers of wildlife, birds, nature, medieval villages and pigeonniers


Kayaks are available on a number of rivers locally including the scenic river running through St Antonin Noble Val from where there are exceptional views of cliffs and woods


The pretty coastal town of Collieure is approximately 3 hours from Castelnau.


Toulouse airport is approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour from No 1

Carcassonne airport is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from No 1

Rodez airport is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from No 1

The cottage is 500 miles from Calais

Further Details:

THE GITE at No 1 Castelnau de Montmiral opened at the beginning of May 2015.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castelnau-de-Montmiral in Tarn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Lobby/Dressing Room off bedroom giving access to separate shower room with loo and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 1 double bed A double sofa bed is available in the lounge if required - over occupancy supplement of €25 per night applies
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The gite is BRAND NEW for 2015, and has been finished to a high standard. It is quiet, and enjoys spectacular evening sunsets over the Gresigne valley. Outside: There is a small private terrace with BBQ and outside dining facilities Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is included and changed weekly. Pool towels are also included.


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1 Bedroom Cottage/Gite With Panoramic Views And Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome by Lynn and Sweep. Superb views excellent gite. 5 minute walk to the beautiful, ancient village of Castelneau with its shops and restaurants. Lynn is an excellent ambassador for the area. Do go to Cordes and the Millau Bridge spectacular. Well worth a visit just to meet Sweep. Thank you Lynn for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for your review, it was a great pleasure to have you both stay here - Sweep is missing his summer friends as autumn & winter are quieter.
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  • 5 of 5

An absolutely fabulous gite in a beautiful part of south-west France. Lynn is a very friendly and welcoming owner with a wealth of local knowledge of places to visit. The gite itself is well-equipped and very comfortable, with stunning views/sunsets from the terrace. Well worth a visit! Carolyn and Ian Anderson

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Lynn’s gite is clean, comfortable and extremely well-equipped. It has breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside, a lovely secluded pool and garden, is situated in an ideal location for walking and cycling, and there are numerous tourist destinations within easy reach by car. It is only a five minute walk to the picturesque centre of Castlenau du Montmiral where there are two first class restaurants each offering a different dining experience. Lynn is a perfect hostess and always keen to offer advice and share her extensive knowledge of the area. I would not hesitate to recommend Lynn’s gite and I will certainly be returning again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from holiday at this lovely gite which is a couple of minutes walk from the hilltop village of Castelnau -de-Montmiral in the Midi Pyrenees.With restaurants,bars,evening concerts and a weekly market.The gite is spacious ,spotlessly clean , very well equipped,and extremely comfortable with everything you need for your holiday. The views from inside and outside the Gite are fabulous,we sat out most evening having dinner watching the marvelous sunsets.

Lynn,the owner of the property is a lovely lady,nothing to much trouble and very helpful She doesn't bother you at all and you have use of the swimming pool whenever you want to use

it. What more can I say , We loved it ,!!! didn't want to come home and will certainly be going back next year. Thank you Lynn, Val and Lou.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It will be my pleasure to welcome you both back to No 1 anytime, and as promised I will let you know the dates for the next "Musicales de Montmiral" which is always great fun. We had another spectacle here yesterday when the village "hosted" around 5,000 cyclists - it was quite a thing! Tonight its an open air classical concert in the village square which I am so looking forward to (not catering this time!). Stay in touch and thank for the review Lynn
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Views to die for and just the place for a perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little gite, perfect for a couple wanting to have a quiet and relaxed stay in this beautiful region of France. We were the first people to use it and were, in fact a party of three. One adult used the bed settee in the lounge and this presented no difficulties at all. The gite is perfectly located on the outskirts of Castelnau de Montmirral which is an unspoilt bastide village. The gite has panoramic views from its lounge and patio, a more than adequate sitting area and shared use of the owners new pool. The owner is warm and welcoming and helpful in suggesting things to do.

The gite is comfortable, clean and attractively decorated without being palatial.

I cannot recommend Number One too highly. We shall certainly be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Shoulder
10 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Low Season 17/18
22 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20
Stay tax £1.10 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday, however outside of peak season some flexibility may be possible, please contact the owner

Notes on prices:
Please note that from 1 September to 30 April guests will be responsible for all electricity and heating costs.

The gite is available for a minimum stay of one night during all months except July and August when the minimum is 7 nights. Room only rates are €75 per night - Breakfast, croissants, bread, butter, preserves, fruit, yoghurt tea or coffee is available request at €10 per person.

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.