Cottage in Midi Pyrenees for holiday rental - MN003799

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Laguepie (34km from Villefranche-de-Rouergue), Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN003799 Advertiser since: 19 May 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Acacia Self Catering Friday 1 2 1

About this property

Pretty C18th Stone House with Original Feature. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This traditional stone cottage retains many of its original features such as oak beams and stone walls and has been sympathetically restored to an exceptionally high standard with marble tiles and oak flooring. It provides ideal accommodation for a couple seeking to get away from it all. 

Set in a quiet hamlet, the cottage consists of one large bedroom, one large en suite shower room, a large open plan lounge, modern fitted kitchen and dining area. 

The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. 

The lounge has a television and a dvd player and internet.
 
Outside
Acacia cottage has a private breakfast terrace where you can take coffee beneath a shady grapevine and a very pretty private courtyard, perfect for evening drinks and outside dining.  There is also a garden and exclusive use of a pool (8m x4m). All areas are fully furnished with tables, chairs, umbrellas and sunloungers.

Accessibility
Set on a steep site so may be difficult for those with mobility problems.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Acacia has a fully fitted kitchen with a hob and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a dining table indoors but 2 eating areas outside the cottage as well.

Living rooms

The double height living room has ample seating with two sofas, a large coffee table and the television/dvd player.

Bedrooms

The bedroom is of a good size with a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.

Bathrooms

The shower room has marble tiles on the wall and floor, a basin and wc.

Heating

There is programmable electric heating.

Entertainment

A television and dvd player with access to loads of dvds.

Internet access via wi-fi

Books

Swimming pool

Garden and outside

The cottage has 2 terraces, one a small breakfast terrace just outside the front door where you can take coffee beneath a shady grapevine and the second a very pretty private courtyard, perfect for evening drinks and outside dining. There is also a garden and pool (8m x4m). All areas are fully furnished with tables, chairs, umbrellas and sun loungers. Beverages are available to purchase in the pool house.

Parking and garages

Off road parking next to the cottage is available

Visitor suitability

The cottage is not suitable for under 16 year olds (including babies) or for people with mobility problems because of the steep site.

We do not accept dogs or other pets.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Cordes sur Ciel
Distance: 14 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

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

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Albi
Distance: 45 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Daodou
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: PR2

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gaillac - numerous
Distance: 17 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)

7 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 M & J 4 August, 2019

We have just spent two weeks in the most beautiful and well appointed gite. It was immaculate and everything had been thought of. There was a heatwave whilst we were there and Sue and Trevor offered additional fans. They were on hand and available but not intrusive. Very helpful list of things to do and places to visit and we visited them all. Good advice and we’ve had a great time. The pool was fantastic and the pool house with the drinks and ice creams was a great idea. We’d definitely return and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful part of the world. Thanks Sue and Trevor.

10 / 10 Kit 1 July, 2019

Exceeded expectations - beautifully restored stone-walled cottage, with beautiful views over the valley.
Made to feel entirely welcome by the owners.
All positives. Would return any time. And recommend.
Laguepie is a bit 'quiet' by comparison with its neighbours. But maybe is not such a bad thing.
As a 'recommend' - a one time drive to a hypermarket (outside Albi) is worth it, as the prices are about half those of anything closer by.

10 / 10 Malcolm and Debbie 28 August, 2016

A lovely, well-maintained gite in a superb location. Lovely, and very welcome pool when we were there - weather was very hot!. Within walking distance (30 min) of the nearest small town with boulangerie, epicerie, post office etc. (Return walk uphill - 40 mins!!). Interesting part of France. Hosts, Sue and Trevor, very welcoming and accommodating. No hesitation in recommending.

Owner response

So pleased that you enjoyed your return visit. If you practice hard I am sure that you can get the walk back uphill down to 38 minutes!

10 / 10 Peter & Louise 19 August, 2016

We both had a fantastic time, both the owners were very quick to meet us on our arrival and gave us some interesting events and spots to visit . The accommodation was much better than the advert and in a lovely quite location with shops and other facilities only a short drive, or a very nice walk away. We liked it so much we will be telling our friends and will be returning! One of the other benefits was the pool it was lovely to dip in and out after taking in the sun.