Romantic Cottage Near Cordes-Sur-Ciel

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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

El Palomar (the dovecote) is a very special and romantic little cottage that sits on three acres of land. You feel as if you were in the countryside, but you are really walking distance from Les Cabannes and a four minute drive from beautiful Cordes-sur Ciel.

The house is compact and charming. Once a train waypoint, it has been beautifully restored and has a charming country kitchen that opens out to a 'terrasse' with stone walls that has a large table for dining 'al fresco' and a small table and chairs for just sitting and sipping drinks during the pleasant afternoons and evenings. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and a clothes washer/dryer. It is completely equipped with dishes, flatware and cooking utensils. It also has a small toilet for guests.

From the kitchen, you go up to the main living area that has a sofa and love-seat, and comfortable chairs. Then up to the garret sleeping area, with a heavenly iron framed bed and a full bathroom. There are linens and towels and feather duvets. The house has electric heating and there is also an air conditioning unit in the bedroom for when the summer nights get too warm.

Keywords: Cottage

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No younger than 20 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1.5. There is a small toilette for guests on the first level (rez-de chausse)...moreless


  • Books


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village:

    Cordes-sur-ciel is a 15 minute walk away or a 3 minute drive from the cottage....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    There is a table for dining in the center of the kitchen and a large table outside, in the 'terrace' for dining 'al fresco'....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Beautiful living room with windows that open to the driveway that is bordered with fruit trees and lavender plants. (Please pick and eat the fruits if they are ripe)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking on grounds...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely equipped for at least 10 persons...moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Bicycles:

    You can rent bicycles in a shop that is very near to the house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful closed in terrasse with stone walls a large table that seats up to 10 people and a small table for 4 people....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is kayaking nearby (about a 20 minute drive) along various rivers (ex. The Aveyron). They pick you up when you reach your destination and drive you back to your car....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very large garden with fruit trees and a patio with a table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a nice communal pool about 3 minutes away by car....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
6 night min stay
$500 $1,850
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$500 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning and Linen $100
  • Tax Rate 5%

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Toulouse or Rodez

Car: Recommended

Wine tastings


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: I am a Chopra Center certified meditation, ayurveda and yoga instructor. I live in Puerto Rico but spend months at a time at 'El Palomar', my cottage in France. I purchased this cottage as a complete ruin and lovingly restored it to the vision I had when I first saw it. It is my refuge. The area is beautiful and the people are wonderful.

Why Les Cabannes, Tarn, France:
I went to this area in France to take a painting course. The beauty of the area and the wonderful friends I made there made me start looking for a home I could buy. When I saw 'El Palomar' I knew I had found it. It was just four stone walls and a crumbling roof but from the moment I saw it I knew what it could be. It took me two years but my dream has come true and it is exactly as I imagined it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love just staying there and 'living the French life'. I go to the Cordes market every Saturday and the sit at the café at the 'place' chatting with friends who stop by the table to say hello... There are so many beautiful little towns around, it's nice to go for day trips once in a while. There is a lake nearby where my friends and I have picnics. Every other Wednesday night during the Summers, Les Cabannes (the town where it is located) has a dance on the main road. Everyone sits on long tables that are set up on the sidewalks, there is music and food and dancing! Alternate Wednesdays the mayor gives open-air movies at the square. There are Summer concerts, festivals... so much to do!!

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Speaks: english, french, spanish



  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Al fresco dining on the "terrasse"

    Al fresco dining on the "terrasse"

  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom armoire

    Bedroom armoire

  • Entrance to Cordes sur Ciel

    Entrance to Cordes sur Ciel

  • Charming country kitchen

    Charming country kitchen

  • Drinks on the "terrasse"

    Drinks on the "terrasse"

  • Saturday market at Cordes sur Ciel

    Saturday market at Cordes sur Ciel

  • Cordes sur Ciel

    Cordes sur Ciel

VRBO #158314

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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