VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Cordes-Sur-Ciel - 1885 Building - a Spacious Loft with Bedrooms

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 06/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The two double bedrooms and childrens bunk-bed room lead off the very spacious central salon which is equipped with a comfortable lounge & TV/games area from which the luxury kitchen leads off - family size fridge freezer, dishwasher, store and a plentitude of utensils, crockery and glassware. There is a shared laundry & separate toilet.

At first sight Cordes-sur-Ciel takes your breath away, La Gaudane is a superbly crafted golden stone building with its five floors clad in wisteria and trompette. It was designed and built in 1881 as an embroidery factory which accounts for its vast and cool interiors with extra deep windows. Each apartment is outstanding with unique personality of antique furniture and state of the art appliances.

It has all the advantages of the town with the quietness of being just off the busier beat. Set on the lower slopes of the 13th Century fortified town it is just 300 metres from bakers, butchers, bank, post office, supermarket, and patisserie. There is both a courtyard garden and the main garden equipped with new fenced pool and a large part shaded terrace, with magnificent panoramic views over the valley of the Cerou. Cordes is handy for an enchanting array of beautiful antique villages and bastides perched on high or even a trip into the wild Aveyron or down to the blue Mediterranean through the Herault.

La Gaudane sits on the lower slopes of Cordes-sur-Ciel with its medieval houses, narrow lanes, and endless mazes of little stone alleys, steps, tunnels, and gardens. It takes ten minutes to walk up to the medieval city from La Gaudane to browse in the many shops selling handicrafts and delicious specialities of the Tarn. There are many restaurants and cafes to while the time.

Cordes-sur-Ciel is a very special town. It is impossible to be untouched by its charm or to leave it without warm and special memories. And last, but not least you will find the last phases of the 19th Century embroidery heritage whose beautiful works are to be found locally at La Gaudane and in specialist shops and ateliers.

Thanks to the banks low interest rates, you can enjoy prices frozen at our 2008 tariff.

Keywords: Loft Apartment South


Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Linens provided (including pool towels), English speaking Managers onsite, Cooking, Cleaning & Babysitting can be arranged, Sports Equipment - Golf, Tennis Gym, Boule, etc, available, No Smoking in building. Pets allowed by arrangement, cots & highchairs...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Cordes is a beautiful medieval town, elected "favorite French Village" in 2014, where many craftsmen and artists have their shop giving a lot of life at the center, but which retains much of tranquili...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


This property does not have any reviews yet.

Be the first to write a review for this listing...

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 22 - Sep 25, 2015
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €123 Nightly

Sep 26 - Oct 24, 2015
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €101 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €250
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 06/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


60 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cordes sur Ciel
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cordes sur Ciel

Car: Necessary

'Cordes sur Ciel' is at 20 miles of Albi which is now entered in the UNESCO World Heritage (Even if it is not the aim of your travel, this means that there is a lot of beauties to see there). 'Cordes sur Ciel ' is one of its jewels as one of the most beautiful middle-ages villages, with many handcraft shops, and of artists and things to do and visit around. Without forget also a famous international classic music festival of a full week and inside of 'Cordes sur Ciel' a middle-ages feast with carnaval and also, not very far, several theater festivals.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My life was a journey, each step a thunderbolt, a crush and always, my passion went to life, to new experiences, to people also, chiefly. And my kids (the last ones are 10 and 11). Alter the water (I lived 10 years on a river boat, and 7 on a front beach, 'La Gaudane' in the middle level mountains is, with these height trees, the last one of this steps.

Why the Owner Chose Cordes-sur-Ciel:
'La Gaudane', a nice and an enjoying experience. It is very big and so spacious, than I can share it and share all the happiness that this old industrial plant of embroidery (1881), give now transformed in self catering houses, offering exotic and unexpected visions. Every body can appreciate here, time, arts, good wine, food, sport and sun. You understand that I have a lot of thought to share to do your stay, a very pleasant stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The spaciousness and the quietness of the loft-apartment. The garden in which one can be isolated, and also meet other people from around the world, around a bbq. At the end, at less than 30 miles, a number of activities, visits, feasts and festivals, so important, that no one is able to practice all, in one month.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french


  • One of the three bedrooms

    One of the three bedrooms

VRBO #54306

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Minimum stay: 4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Send email
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 88%
  • Calendar last updated 06/19/2015
Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now

Share this property via Email

Cordes-Sur-Ciel - 1885 Building - A Spacious Loft with bedrooms

Cordes-sur-Ciel #54306

3 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 8

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.