Situated in a magical area of rural France you are offered a visit of discovery and delight. This luxurious, fully restored stone farmhouse offers modern comforts, traditional features, beamed ceilings, pale and bright decorations and is charmingly furnished with style.
It holds the Prestigious Clévacances '4 Keys' classification, with the property assessed every 3 years.
The large comfortable sitting room has huge sofas, flat screen TV, DVD and Wi-fi library of books and tourist information. A log burning stove and central heating for low season visits.
The extensively equipped, modern kitchen/dining room opens onto to the outdoor dining terrace. An electric, fan assisted oven, 4 plate hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer are provided, as well as a large selection of quality table ware and utensils. Separate laundry room with washing machine.
The kichen opens onto a large private terrace with beautiful views across the surrounding countryside, with exceptionally lovely sunsets. The dining table, chairs and charcoal barbecue are close to the kitchen. The terrace, planted with shade trees, flowers and shrubs is set beside the ancient stone bread oven, providing a characterful backdrop. In addition a huge covered dining and play area has a table seating 10 is situated beside the boules terrace, nearby.
Three lovely bedrooms and two modern bathrooms are on the first floor. The master suite has a king size bed with en-suite shower. One has a queen size bed and the other, twin beds which can be made up as double. There a large bathroom with bathtub and shower.
In front of the house is the large private, salt filtered pool, (10m x 5m), heated depending on weather. It's surrounded by shimmering olive trees and exotic mediterranean planting, sun beds and parasols. Shallow Roman steps allow easy access for children.
The kichen opens onto a large private terrace with lovely views, dining furniture and barbecue. It is planted with shade trees and shrubs. A vast covered dining and play area is alongside the boules terrace.
The house nestles in landscaped parkland with beautiful planting, ancient trees and lovely views.
This tranquil and romantic, rural setting offers easy access to main routes and good local shopping and restaurants.
The owners live on site and will provide you with extensive local information and help, but won't intrude on your privacy.
The pool area is landscaped with olives, palms, flowers and shade trees.
The house is decorated with light colours throughout, tasteful decorations, pictures, quality furniture and some antiques.3 comfortable bedrooms, 1 with en-suite and a 160cm bed. Plus a large independent bathroom with bath/shower, basin, wc. Provided with high quality bed linen and towels (changed weekly) and beds made up ready for your arrival.
The large, comfortable sitting room is furnished with sofas, desk and book case. Wi-fi internet access. TV, DVD, books and games. A log burning stove and oil fired central heating make for a cosy stay in low season. Fully equipped kitchen/dining room with attractive table-ware. Electric hob/stove, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave.
Separate utility room with washing machine and storage.
The large terraces with dining furniture and barbecue have lovely views and enjoys wonderful sunsets. Extensive gardens and woods are at your disposal. It is a haven for wild birds and red squirrels. Private parking.
SURROUNDINGS: The house is in a tranquil, country situation but with easy access to main routes. Excellent shopping and all services are just 5 minutes away. A grocer and restaurant are in the village and fabulous local markets are all around. Excellent restaurants in all price ranges, including 2 with Michelin stars.
Close to the world famous medieval Cathedral city of Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic Castres, hilltop Lautrec, there are numerous romantic, bastide villages like Cordes sur Ciel and historic Cathar sites to explore. Extensive Gaillac vineyards await degustation and gastronomic feasts of local cheese, charcuterie and the famous cassoulet abound.
Vast resources of cultural and sporting facilities for all ages. Four top golf courses and horse riding nearby. Beautiful rolling countryside with lakes and rivers, good walking, rare birds and wild flowers.
1 hour Toulouse, airport BA, Easyjet, Flybe, Air France.
1.5 hours Carcassonne, Rodez airports Ryanair
Sports: Bicycles and tennis rackets are available.
Large, private heated pool.
Lots of space for wandering and for children to play.
Golf - a choice of excellent courses for all levels within 30-40 minutes drives. See special feature.
Miles of cycling for enthusiasts.
Quad biking, canoe, adventure parks, swimming pool complexes, horse riding are all within easy reach.
Lakes for fishing, boating and swimming abound.
Extensive and varied walking routes for all levels.
Endless opportunities for bird and animal watching and wild flower discovery.
Fabulous range and light for photography and painting.
NOTE: We can TAILOR & ARRANGE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS to suit your needs.