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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.
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
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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
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'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.
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.