Toubies Farmhouse & Meadowtops Gite are neighbouring self catering holiday properties approx 150 meters apart. They are located in the owners 22 acres of meadow & woodland with stunning views of the Pyrenees mountains.
‘Meadowtops’ gite - Tucked away on a sunny south-facing hillside in a truly idyllic setting.
We have a large, comfortable open plan kitchen / dining / living area with windows that look out onto views of the Pyrenees mountains. There is a well-equipped kitchen with range cooker, microwave, large fridge freezer and dish washer. A separate utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board, along with ample shelving storage for your groceries.
The dining area has a large cottage style dining table and chairs. The living area has a two-seater and five-seater sofa around a large antique coffee table. There is a wood burning stove; flat screen television with UK digital channels; blue-tooth radio and free Wifi.
Next to the utility room is a large shower room and downstairs toilet with sink and heated towel rail.
There are three large double bedrooms (two with double beds and one with twin beds) all with cotton bed linen. A cot can be provided on request. All three bedrooms have stunning views of the surrounding area. Art work on the walls is inspired by these views.
There is an upstairs bathroom with full sized bath, toilet, sink and heated towel rail.
We have a shaded veranda, with table and chairs and BBQ. The veranda opens onto a secure good-sized garden. As the house is mainly south facing so the garden basks in sunshine all day. The decked area to the side of the house is home to the hot tub for private use of visitors to Meadowtops. There are sun loungers and parasol for you to use.
From the garden, a short path up the hill takes you behind the cottage to the pool garden. The garden is enclosed on three sides by trees, shrubs and lavender and has beautiful views across the mountains. There is a large, heated, in-ground single depth pool; loungers and parasols. The pool is open 8am to 6pm to allow for cleaning and maintenance and is available May to September depending on weather. The pool is shared with the owner’s parents who are also key holders for Meadowtops.
There is ample private parking alongside the gite.
The Farmhouse and Garden apartment - Situated at the top of the hill - not in sight of Meadowtops and also basks in sunshine from early morning till late evening. The garden apartment is next to the Farmhouse and can be accessed from the rear Farmhouse garden terrace, or from its own entrance at the side of the house. It sleeps up to 4 and available for bookings of more than 8 guests staying at the Farmhouse. It cannot be booked separately from the Farmhouse.
The Farmhouse pool, jacuzzi and sauna are private and for the sole use of guests staying at the Farmhouse. The Farmhouse also has a large 60 sq m games/ function room which is perfect for parties or group activities such as yoga/dance/painting or any other type of activities/ classes, or just for family fun playing ping pong and pool.
The Farmhouse is a traditional old stone built property with thick walls that keep it lovely and cool during the hot summer months. The large central hallway and landing area provides central access to all the rooms upstairs and downstairs. The Farmhouse has a spacious, fully equipped dining kitchen which is a very sociable area with large extending dining table, range cooker and glazed doors leading to the rear terrace. Just off the terrace us a small self contained apartment (sleeps 4) which can be rented only by guests stay at the Farmhouse. The Farmhouse also has a large and sunny lounge with floor to ceiling windows with views of the Pyrenees and French windows leading onto the terrace, which is covered with grapevines and from where you can step onto a large lawned garden. Across the gardens there is a separate building (with another covered sun terrace) which is the games room. This has a high ceiling and is a great space for family fun - playing pool or table tennis or for a large group get together/ party. Across the garden in the other direction is a stone path that leads down to a 12 x 6m private swimming pool set in a sheltered position into the hillside. (NB Pool Open MAY to SEPTEMBER - depending on weather). It is surrounded by a decking terrace, leading to the sauna and jacuzzi. The large pool has a very shallow end which is great for young children to paddle in and also has a deep end for for swimming. It is has a roll on bubble cover to keep the water warm. There is also a large lawned area in front of the swimming pool which overlooks the forests and valley beyond and from where you can gaze at the wonderful mountain views and incredible sunsets.
The Farmhouse and Meadowtops gite can be booked separately or together, for example, for a large family or group holiday (up to 14 or 18 if booked with garden apartment).
Garry and Debbie look after both properties and live approximately 100 meters away, pets live on the property – Debbie and Garry have a gentle dog (Olga) who is used to children and likes to visit if the gate to the Gite is left open. They also have three friendly cats who like to visit on occasion.
The properties are in an area of outstanding wild beauty where sightings of birds of prey, deer and other animals and birds are common. We love the peace and tranquillity of the area and really enjoy the slower pace of life when we are able to take a holiday from work and come out to visit. Whilst this is a rural area and a car is essential to get around, there are lots of amenities and activities within easy driving distance. Our closest village is St Croix Volvestre, which is about 5-10 minutes drive or you can walk there for 20 minutes along the wooded path (down hill on the way there / uphill on the way back, steep in places) taking in magnificent scenery as you walk. The village is very traditional and pretty. There is a cash point, post office, tourist information office, small grocery shop, restaurant/bar, small weekly produce market and public swimming lake. In Cazeres (approximately 20 minutes drive), there are restaurants, cafes, local shops, Post Office and supermarket with petrol station. Our nearest airport is Toulouse Blagnac, which is approximately one hour drive from both properties.
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There is also good access to the many attractions of the area including visits to the prehistoric caves, beautiful walks in the mountains or activities such as canoeing, mountain biking and white water rafting. Access to road and rail network is only 15 minutes drive for days out to the beautiful cities of Toulouse (50 minutes- 1 hour) & Carcassonne & Lourdes (1 hour 45 minutes.) or if you want to go further afield, for example, Andorra or the Mediterranean which are only 2 hours drive.