Homely holiday cottage in Tarn et Garonne - MN005056

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Saint-Antonin (20km from Caussade), Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN005056 Advertiser since: 10 November 2016
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Maison Fleurie Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 Sofabed for 2

About this property

Tranquil Cottage in Popular Medieval Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Maison Fleurie offers an unrivalled combination of character, homely comfort, peace and utter seclusion with ready access to cafes, restaurants and shops.

A home at the centre of all you could desire and yet as quiet as the countryside. In the heart of an ancient citadel, the house retains its medieval character with modern convenience. Décor is soft and understated. Fully tiled showers boast powerful thermostatic delivery. Beds have supportive mattresses and feather pillows.

Looking onto the spectacular gorge of the Aveyron River there is an adjoining private courtyard with unshared in-ground circular heated pool, four metres across, typically heated to 25C during season. In another garden there are dining table, chairs and sunbeds for 6. Take the sun to the chime of the village clock, doze in shade, float on water - or just enjoy a short stroll in some of the nation’s most fabulous scenery.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

On the ground floor there is a kitchen with dining table for 6. The kitchen has an oven, microwave, dishwasher, nespresso machine as well as a washing machine

Living rooms

On the first floor there is a lounge room with 2 three seater sofas, one of which converts into a double bed. There is a flat screen tv with UK and French television channels as well as dvd player and a selection of books for lazy days. There is also high speed wi-fi with excellent coverage in the house and garden.

Bedrooms

On the top floor, there are 2 bedrooms. A double room with views over the village and up to the Roc d'Anglars with large double bed. The other bedroom has 2 single beds.

Bathrooms

On the ground floor there is a bathroom with a high pressure shower. On the top floor there is a wc and a separate shower.

Heating

There are electric radiators in each room

Entertainment

High speed wi-fi throughout the house and garden. Flat screen tv with all Freeview UK channels and French tv as well as a dvd player.

Garden and outside

Unusually for the centre of Saint Antonin, there is a large courtyard area with outdoor sofa and chairs, as well as an outdoor dining setting for 6 and a bbq. There is also an undercover area suitable for storing bikes.

In the other courtyard is a heated pool (1.1m depth) to cool off in when the summer sun becomes too much.

Parking and garages

The house is situated in the medieval centre of the village and is pedestrianised. As a result, here is no car access to Maison Fleurie. The nearest parking area is Place Besseral which is about 50 metres away and parking everywhere in the village is free.

Visitor suitability

The house is built over 3 floors and one of the staircases is steep compared to modern standards and therefore isn't suitable for people with mobility issues.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 0

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Clare Simmons

We are an Australian/English family who live and work (or go to school!) in Saint Antonin Noble Val. We love the pace of life here, and when we aren't working or renovating our barn, we spend our time in the surrounding countryside cycling, walking etc

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Situated in the Gorges of the Averyon river is the medieval town of Saint Antonin Noble Val. But there is more to do here than just visit the beautiful bastide towns in the area. Saint Antonin is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors, from walking and mountain biking, to ropes courses in the treetops and canoeing down the Averyon, all accessible without a car from the village.

Alternatively, if you are after a real break, you can spend you days in the village cafés, watching the world go buy and drinking a citron pressé like a local. The village also hosts an amazing food and craft market every Sunday morning, where local producers come to sell their wares.

The amazing mix of history and nature has seen the village used as the setting for a number of films, most recently 'The 100 foot journey' and 'Charlotte Gray'. In 2015, the village came 3rd in TV station France2's competition to find France's favourite village.
Unique benefits of property Maison Fleurie offers an unrivalled combination of character, homely comfort, peace and utter seclusion with ready access to cafes, restaurants and shops. A home at the centre of all you could desire and yet as quiet as the countryside. In the heart of an ancient citadel, the house retains its medieval character with modern convenience. Décor is soft and understated. Fully tiled showers boast powerful thermostatic delivery. Beds have supportive mattresses and feather pillows. Looking onto the spectacular gorge of the Aveyron river there is an adjoining private courtyard with unshared in-ground circular heated pool, four metres across, typically heated to 25C during season. In another garden there are dining table, chairs and outdoor lounge chairs for six. Take the sun to the chime of the village clock, doze in shade, float on water - or just enjoy a short stroll in some of the nation’s most fabulous scenery.

The Owner Recommends

Market at Saint Antonin Noble Val

The village has a very popular Sunday market, selling locally produced food as well as craft products. In the summer there can be up to 200 stalls.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Dave the Rave 24 July, 2017

One of the best holidays we have ever had. Clare could not do enough for us from arranging the taxi to and from the airport to arranging for a restaurant to stay open for us as our arrival was late evening.

The town is great with plenty of restaurants and the bar in the main square was fantastic

the markets on Sunday morning and Thursday evening were both superb