15 acres of woods and meadows with private pond great for swimming
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Farmhouse with real character!
Words would not do it justice for this beautiful, serene, and wonderful home away from home. I fell so in love with this place, that I want to stay in this region to raise my children. The host, Herve Boitel, is laid back and helpful in every way. He has made our visit genuinely wonderful. Since it was only my husband and I at first, we took the apartment in the back. But the main house would be wonderful as an artist's retreat, or maybe you are a photographer and want to bring a group of interested people to photograph the wonderful region of the Tarn Valley. It is close to Toulouse, if you want a taste of city life, and close to Albi, where the cathedral is breathtaking. I find that the French people in the countryside are generous and welcoming. If you are interested in a summer retreat, I recommend this wholeheartedly! Come join us. There are British neighbors, Canadian neighbors, and a several miles away even a Texan. If you have any questions contact Herve Boitel, maybe he can work something out to make your stay a wonderful experience. B. Beretta
Albi: 25 km
Toulouse: 50 km
Lake: 0.15 km
River: 7 km
Shops: 6 km
Town centre: 6 km
The former wine-producing farmhouse of Cassanis-Hauts is located at the heart of the Gaillac Vineyard, on the wooded hillsides overlooking the Tarn valley, at equal distance of 6 km from both Gaillac (15000 inhabitants) and the medieval village of Castelnau-de-Montmiral, on the famous tourist circuit of the 'Albigeois Fortified Towns': Cordes-sur-Ciel, Bruniquel, Puycelsi, Penne, etc. so many villages-citadels to be visited with friends, in the proximity of Albi, through a hilly landscape where the vine, large arid causses with Mediterranean aspect and the omnipresent forest dominate.
The forest massif of Gresigne, 4000 acres of oaks for the only state-owned forest, indeed overlooking Vaour where each summer the Festival du Rire takes place in the whole area. It is crossed by many unspoilt hiking paths which lead to the North, towards the Aveyron Gorges where canoe descents are organised from Saint-Antonin-Nobleval (medieval architect jewel) up to the Penne Rock, ideal place to swim in the river. Four hundred caves are listed in the area, some of them accessible via hiking paths, for visits requiring neither ability nor guide. It is completely exotic and safe.
Imagine a different landscape, with preserved villages, a place of separate farmhouses, castles and dovecotes, among which there are numerous classified sites such as the Mayragues Castle (5 km away), the one of Mauriac, owned by the painter Bistres, and the Cayla Castle, home residence of the poet Maurice de Guerin.
Other places to be visited: Gaillac and its annual wine fair in summer, the Lisle-sur-Tarn fortified town, Albi of course with the cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec Musuem, site classified in 2010 which is on the Unesco World Heritage list. Toulouse is slightly further away (45 min away) but visiting it is a must as town centre and monuments as well as the Garonne shores are magnificent. Finally, Castres and the Black Mountain to the south are worth a stop, if you have time!