Holiday rental in Midi Pyrenees

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Laguepie (24km from Saint-Antonin), Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN003680 Advertiser since: 19 May 2014
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Jasmine Self Catering Friday 1 2 2 Possibility of extra double bed at extra cost

About this property

Stone Barn overlooking Aveyron Gorge. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This converted stone barn retains many of its original features such as oak beams and exposed stone walls and has been sympathetically renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It provides ideal accommodation for couples or friends. Jasmine accommodates 2 guests.
 
Set in a hamlet the cottage consists of an entrance lobby which leads into a modern fitted kitchen with a dining area. French doors lead to a small breakfast terrace, perfect for morning coffee. The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. A brick arch leads into the double height lounge containing stairs to the first floor mezzanine, and has French doors out to a large covered terrace ideal for evening cocktails and outside dining and overlooks a large private garden.
 
The lounge has a television, which receives English television and a dvd player. There is one double bedroom with en suite shower room on the ground floor.
 
Between Cordes and Najac in the heart of the beautiful countryside this superbly converted barn is ideal for couples seeking relaxation. Swimming pool and outside dining in the private garden completes the picture.
 
Books are provided and dvds are available on loan free of charge.
The swimming pool is open between May and October only.
Drinks and ice creams are available for purchase in the pool house.
The pool is shared with one other cottage (2 guests)
Unfortunately, the property is not suitable for children under 16 including babies.
The owners live close by and will be there to greet you on your arrival and to provide any local information required. They speak English and French.
Check in from 4pm and departure 10am.
25% deposit required on booking and the balance, along with a security deposit of £300, due 8 weeks prior to arrival. The security deposit is refundable after departure once the property has been checked.
 
While Jasmine is set up for 2 people it is possible to have 2 additional people in the property in an additional mezzanine double bedroom. There is an additional cost for this so please contact the owners for a price.
 
It is also possible to rent Jasmine with Acacia, which also has one double bedroom.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen with all necessary facilities: dishwasher, washing machine etc. Dining area in kitchen along with 2 private outside dining terraces.

Living rooms

Double height lounge area with tv and dvd player with french doors overlooking the large private garden and terrace.

Bedrooms

Ground floor bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room.

Bathrooms

En suite shower room.

Garden and outside

Large secluded garden with dining terraces.

Swimming pool with sunterrace overlooking the Aveyron Gorge. Sunbeds and umbrellas are provided (pool is shared with one other cottage: max 2 people). Cold drinks and ice creams are available at the poolside.

Parking and garages

Ample off road parking is available

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for children, babies or persons with severe mobility restrictions as the terrain is rather steep in places.

Information about any additional facilities

A second double bedroom with en suite is available on the mezzanine level of the cottage at an additional cost.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Cordes sur Ciel
Distance: 13 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River
Name of nearest fishing location: Laguepie
Distance: 2 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Daodou
Distance: 8 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Gaillac Region

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Laguepie

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gaillac Region
Distance: 15 km

The Owner Recommends

Albi

Albi is the capital of the Tarn and a UNESCO heritage site with an impressive rose brick cathedral, the Toulouse Lautrec art gallery and museum and the Palais de la Berbie overlooking the Tarn river. It is a pretty, large town with plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained.

Carcassonne

A world heritage site, it would be a shame to miss out on a visit to Carcassonne even though it is 2hour 15 minute drive away. It is a medieval walled city. A truly amazing site which looks like it belongs in a film. If you get the chance visit the city between end of June and beginning of August when the festival is on and buy tickets to see some music groups (of all genres) in the outdoor amphitheatre. The atmosphere is superb.

Cordes sur Ciel (Cordes on the sky)

A breathtaking medieval bastide town with stunning architecture, museums, small shops and plenty of restaurants. It has been voted one of the best villages in France and is very popular. It is a steep walk to the top or you can catch 'le petit train' to whisk you up. There is a market on Saturday mornings.

Gaillac Vineyards

On the plateau between Cordes, Albi and Gaillac you will find the Gaillac wine region with vineyards stretching over the plateau. There many domaines where you can go for tastings and buying wine direct from the grower.

Kayaking

Kayaking down the river Aveyron through the gorge at St Antonin noble Val is wonderful. It is a gentle river so no experience necessary and mini-bus will pick you up at the end and bring you back to the start point. The scenery is stunning and I recommend lunch by the river on route and a swim in the clear waters.

Laguépie

A small pretty town that sits at the confluence of two rivers, the Viaur and the Averyon. The ruined chateau is perched above the river Viaur. The town has several restaurants and bars and all the local amenities one needs.

Najac

Extremely picturesque historic village with a fortress on high overlooking sumptuous countryside and the river. Quaint houses and restaurants line to street leading up to the fortress.

St Antonin Noble Val

A very pretty medieval town nestled at the bottom of the Averyon gorge alongside the Averyon river where you can higher kayaks. St Antonin has a vibrant, atmospheric Sunday market which is a must to visit. There are plenty of restaurants and independent shops to peruse. St Antonin was the setting for the film Charlotte Gray staring Cate Blanchett and the soon to be released Steven Speilberg film 'The One Hundred Foot Journey' starring Helen Mirren

St Cirq Lapopie

St Cirq is an extremely attractive little village in the Lot region. It is perched above the river Lot seemingly clinging on. It has steep medieval streets and a ruined fortress with dramatic views over the river valley. Take lunch in one of the many restaurants, look around the independent shops and artists galleries and then visit the Pech-Merle caves, just up the road, to see the cave paintings.

Toulouse

A bit further a field is the pink city of Toulouse which sits on the banks of the river Garonne. An old and ornate city with a rich history so has lots of museums and beautiful architecture. It the the home base for the european aerospace industry and for Airbus (visits to their factory are available)

3 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Alison D 16 August, 2016

We returned to Jasmine Cottage this summer and had yet another beautiful, relaxing holiday. The property and pool are perfect for people looking for a quiet retreat in the Tarn countryside. The cottage is spacious and includes all facilities you need. All are a high standard and very well looked after.
There are many great places to visit that are a short distance from the propertty like Najac and Cordes-Sur-Ciel, where we had lovely food.
We would highly recommend Jasmine Cottage.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words. Trevor & I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Jasmine cottage. It was lovely to see you both again and we hope you will visit again in the future.

10 / 10 Nat-BB 27 June, 2015

This was a real lucky find - we struck gold! We had such a great time here, the hosts, weather, cottage, surroundings were all just perfect, everything taken care off we simply couldn't have wanted more. Already thinking about our next visit, cant recommend this enough, you'd be a fool to book elsewhere. What are you waiting for??? ...

Owner response

Dear Natalie,
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you had a great time as that is what it is all about for us. Hope to see you again soon.
Sue

9.9 / 10 Robert Millar 1 September, 2014

A wonderful cottage in a perfect location.
One week enjoying the cottage, pool and surrounding area.
A very well presented property, with all of the amenities required for a perfect break.
A great kitchen and living room, perfectly balanced for the property - a cosy bedroom with en suite, two terraces with total privacy all round.
The pool was perfect with an unspoiled view of the surrounding countryside, and only twenty steps from the front door.
The local area was a pleasure to enjoy with lots to do - sightseeing, sports and lots of country walks.
A must for any couple wanting to relax in the best possible way.