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The hamlet of Blanc sur Sanctus - The Schoolhouse

Peux-et-Couffouleux, France
  • House968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights

A haven of tranquillity for walkers and nature lovers

The little hamlet of Blanc overlooks the beautiful Sanctus valley. Hawks, deer and wild boar roam its chestnut woodland, the pure air and mountain streams allow rare plants to thrive, and with no ground light you can still see the Milky Way.

The village consists of the remains of a 9th century chateau, a church and several stone houses with 8 hectares of grounds overlooking the valley.

Blanc lies in the middle of two regional parks, the Grands Causses and the Haut Languedoc, whose landscape is among the most beautiful and unspoilt in France and is therefore ideal walking country. There are several walks, with a specially edited walking guide, which leave from the village, lasting between 45 minutes and 6 hours.

The region is widely recognised for its wide range of outdoor activities. Horse and donkey riding are available locally, while for those in search of water, there's an abundance of streams and rivers, the breathtaking Tarn and Aveyron gorges, a swimming pond in the next village, and the Med's only 80km away.

There's no shortage of culture either: at hand are the historic chateaux and bastides (walled towns) of the Rouergue, the Templar and Hospitaller sites of the Larzac, and the Cistercian abbey of Sylvanes, with its respected summer festival of sacred music.

For refreshment, try the local delicacies: the famous cheese of Roquefort, charcuterie from Lacaune and wines of Faugeres.

Need more inspiration? Just take a look at what's on offer on the sites of the three neighbouring counties: the Aveyron, Tarn and Hérault.

There are also occasional activities in the village, especially during the summer.

For more details, please visit our website (link below or google us). No need to use Abritel's online booking (it costs you more), just contact us direct to book.


Morris Johnson David

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english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 24, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        3 twin/ single


        • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom
          combination tub/shower
        • WC

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Maps
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Fireplace
                        • Firewood
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Parking
                        • Parking On Street
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Vacuum Cleaner
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Dishwasher
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • American Kitchen
                            • Freezer
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Cellar
                                        • Child's Swing
                                        • Garden Table & Chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Pétanque Court
                                        • Terrace


                                            • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • museums
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • walking

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Bed and bath linen are included, as is (French) satellite TV, stereo, DVD player, dish washer, washing machine, microwave and barbecue. Broadband wireless is available from the proprietors. For sports lovers, the proprietors are also holding open house screening of BBC Olympic coverage throughout the 2012 Games!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Relaxing Mountain retreat September 2017

                                                                  Ian R.Kinnesswood, Kinross, Scotland

                                                                  We had a great time at the Schoolhouse in Blanc. David and Carlos were fantastic hosts and provided us with helpful local information and advice and some local produce which was much appreciated . The cottage was in a fabulous woodland setting off the beaten track, a great place to get away from it all with some fabulous walks right from the doorstep. We enjoyed seeing the local wildlife such as wild boar, deer, eagles and other animals in their natural habitat. Blanc proved to be a good base for exploring the wider area whether you are interested in wine and food, exploring local history or doing something more adventurous with places like Albi, Lac du Laouzas, Lacaune, Castres, Millau and the Tarn Gorges all within a reasonable distance in the car.

                                                                  We thought we might miss UK TV and broadband but our hosts had an extensive DVD library which we were able to put to good use in the late evenings, relaxing with a glass or two of fine wine in front of a nice log burning fire. Overall we had a great time - thanks David and Carlos for helping to make our holiday such a good one.

                                                                  A perfect place to relax and rest.

                                                                  Sean M.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time here! David and Carlos are perfect hosts; they really made us feel welcome and they are extremely knowledgeable about the local area. The Schoolhouse is perfect for a family of four; there is plenty of room both in and outside the house. Everything is well maintained with the hammocks dotted around the place are a nice touch. The kids loved the swimming pool which like everything else is clean, spacious and well maintained. I cannot recommend this place enough; it really is a wonderful place made all the better by David and Carlos' hospitality.


                                                                  Ijja L.

                                                                  Les amateurs de la nature, du calme et du farniente ne pourrons que trouver leur bonheur dans ce lieu magique.

                                                                  Nous avons passée une semaine merveilleuse, charmés par la beauté et la sérénité de ce petit hameau. les propriétaires Carlos et David, sont d'une gentillesse et d'une disponibilité rares.

                                                                  Blanc est un vrai petit bijou, nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir.

                                                                  Merci encore.

                                                                  Ijja, Alain et Adrien

                                                                  Calme et tranquillité

                                                                  martine s.nord

                                                                  Dans un cadre merveilleux , une location de qualité et décorée avec beaucoup de goût. Carlos et David sont charmants et disponibles . Nous avons passé une excellente semaine malgré le mauvais temps. A refaire. Martine et Michel.


                                                                  aurelie r.

                                                                  Séjour été 2015. deux semaines à l'Ecole. Supers gîtes, très bien aménagés, avec soin et goût. Les terrasses sont appréciées! Les propriétaires sont très accueillants.

                                                                  Le bonheur à l'état pur !

                                                                  Nathalie L.

                                                                  Quelle belle leçon de vie cette escapade à Blanc ! Tous les éléments sont réunis pour se retrouver en phase avec Dame Nature. Nous nous sommes laissés porter par tous les éléments naturels et par de belles personnes. Les gites sont une invitation à la sérénité et à l'amour, l'accompagnement discret mais certain des propriétaires est bien plus qu'agréable. Merci Carlos, David et Sandy de cet accueil réconfortant et au plaisir de vous retrouver et de partager l'histoire de Blanc.


                                                                  Peux-et-Couffouleux, France

                                                                  Dans le sud ouest Aveyron, aux limites de l'Aveyron, le Tarn et l'Herault. A côté du D119 entre les villes de Brusque (6km, Aveyron) et Murat sur Vebre (11km, Tarn). Altitude 750m, exposition sud avec protection du nord par le Merdelou (1100m). Proche aux sites historiques Templiers du Larzac et du Rouergue. L'abbaye cistercienne de Sylvanes, avec son festival de musique sacrée, est à 20 minutes. 80km de la côte méditerranéen. Salaisons de Lacaune et vignobles de Faugères à côté.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tarif petit séjour hors l'été: 250 euros les 2/3 nuitées Ménage en fin de séjour sur demande: 60€

                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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