16th Century House Plus Studio Flat in Gorgeous French Village(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Village House with Balcony, (4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths) plus 1 bedroom, 1 bath flat
Our three-story stone house has four bedrooms (two with queen beds, two with two twin beds each) and two baths, as well as a living/dining room, full kitchen and a balcony overlooking the village esplanade, with sweeping views of the countryside. The house is fully furnished, with a well stocked kitchen, linens, towels, wireless internet access and a small collection of CDs and books, including local guidebooks and maps.
There is also a newly renovated, fully furnished studio flat with one queen bed, ensuite bathroom and kitchen and private patio suitable for 1-2 people available for rent either together with the main house or separately. The flat is below the main house and opens onto the village esplanade. See photos and rate sections for details.
The house is on Rue de la Porte Neuve within the village walls, a short walk from a boulangerie, a patisserie, two small hotels with good restaurants, a cafe and and a pizzeria. There is a market every Tuesday morning offering fresh local produce, meats and cheeses, as well as local handicrafts. Castelnau de Montmiral also has a pharmacy, post office, hairdresser, and doctor's surgery. Two painting schools are based in the village, as the architecture and countryside offer ample inspiration for artists. The village is also home to a beautiful church, Notre-Dame-de-L’Assomption, which is home to the 14th century Cross of the Counts of Armangac, studded with 310 jewels.
The area surrounding Castelnau de Montmiral is rich in cultural, gastronomic, and outdoors offerings. The village is in the heart of the Gaillac wine region, which has been producing excellent wines for more than 1000 years. There are dozens of wineries in the nearby countryside offering degustation (tastings).
The town of Gaillac is just 13 kilometers (eight miles) away, with its Musee des Beaux Arts, natural history museum, and tenth-century Abbaye St. Michel on the banks of the Tarn River. Gaillac hosts a large, colorful market every Friday morning. The city of Albi is less than half an hour away, with its elegant squares, many cafes, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum and the impressive Cathedrale de Ste. Cecile, the world's largest brick cathedral.
The village of St. Antonin Noble-Val is half an hour north of Castelnau, overlooking a gorge with the Aveyron river below. This is home to a popular Sunday morning market, as well as hiking, canoeing and kayaking trips and good fishing opportunities.
There is also a lively performing arts scene in Gaillac, Castlenau and the surrounding bastide towns, with theater performances, jazz, and classical music festivals throughout the spring and summer months.
The area offers many outdoor diversions as well - hiking in the adjacent Gresigne forest, and swimming, boating and fishing in the lake at the Base de Loisirs, just two kilometers from Castelnau. The country roads around the village are excellent for cycling and running (bicycles can be rented in Gaillac) and there are facilities for golf, tennis and horseback riding nearby.
Keywords: House, Gite, Village, Vineyards, Tarn, Languedoc
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Member since: 2006
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 (plus one bathroom with shower downstairs in the studio apartment)
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
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- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee (per stay) $100
- Taxes Not included
Short stays available (3 night min): $170/night low season, $200/night high + $100 cleaning fee per stay. Extra discounts for stays over 4 weeks, please call/email owner: farleyjt -at- gmail dot com.
Fully equipped, renovated studio flat with kitchen, bath and private patio for 1-2 people rentable with main house for extra $350/week. Studio flat can also be rented separately for $400/week + $100 cleaning fee per stay. Please email owner for details. Availability calendar on VRBO only covers main house, not studio flat.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Wine Tasting - dozens of vineyards in the Gaillac region are within a few minutes drive. There is a painting school in the village.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Two families based in New York and Northern California
Why the Owner Chose Castelnau-de-Montmiral, France:
Our mother spent many happy summers in this village. When a house within the village became available we were thrilled to be able to carry on the family tradition. It is a charming place off the beaten tourist path and we are delighted to be able to introduce it to others.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Castelnau de Montmiral is a quiet village, yet one with some of the conveniences of a more urban environment - shops and restaurants within walking distance, wireless internet access. The house is a serene environment from which to explore the surrounding countryside, but the amenities of Toulouse are less than an hour away. There are dozens of expatriates who have moved to Castelnau and its environs - both retirees and younger families - and the attractions are clear.
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Castelnau's Main Square and two restaurants
Living room looking onto balcony
Top front bedroom
Top rear bedroom
Guest enjoying balcony
Village church in Castelnau
Aerial view of Castelnau
New studio flat (looking toward entrance)
New studio kitchen (looking towards entrance)
View from Balcony
Middle floor rear bedroom
Middle floor front bedroom
View from top bedroom
Game of boules (petanque) on esplanade below balcony
Road in village of Castelnau
Castelnau from road below village
New studio flat entrance
New studio flat bedroom (looking toward kitchen)
New studio flat kitchen
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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