House and shared pool for rental Soreze

Soreze, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MT002148_C Advertiser since: 6 June 2006

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
St Felix Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2

About this property

St Felix, One of 3 Houses & Shared Pool set in 3.5 Acres of Gardens & Parks. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Hello and welcome to our 3 lovely holiday homes. English owned - English standards!
 
La Baysse a large 18th century stone farmhouse with 3 holiday houses (gites) accommodating up to 14 persons collectively in spacious surroundings. Each house has 2 double bedrooms with large en suite facilities in each.
 
St Felix - 4/5 persons air-conditioned, if required - charged locally.
 
Fully equipped. Inclusive pricing. Comfort and quality assured! Also 1 to 3 houses can be booked together as a party booking.
 
Nestling in 3.5 acres of attractive gardens, parks and nature fields, home to golden orioles, woodpeckers, goldfinches, hoopoes, falcons, buzzards, hares, red squirrels, friendly lizards, toads and many butterflies. We do not take pets! 
 
Created and renovated from "The Old Stables" and Farmhouse, these houses enjoy a sunny south facing position with absorbing views of our 5 majestic plane trees in one direction and to the colourful garden, superb pool area and fields in the other.
 
All the houses are fully insulated for sound, coolness in summer and warmth in winter (electric heating). An acoustic floor separates the ground and first floors for quietness.
 
The exterior of each is divided by colourful ironwork and potted shrubs, denoting your own private area within the spacious courtyard! You also have 3.5 acres of secluded garden, to walk with hideaways and shady places for your privacy.
 
No extras. All services, linen and towels/pool towels supplied. Local taxes inclusive. Air-conditioned, if required - charged locally.
 
A "Welcome Goodies Pack" awaits your arrival.
"Hello evenings", we will cook for you! You can advise or ask the chef!!
Cool in our pool 11 x 4.10m with roman steps. You are in the "Mediterranean Climate".
 
Ground floors. Kitchen, dining and lounge areas are open plan. Colourful kitchens include all necessary equipment for preparing a "feast". Leather settee, recliners and cd players/radio in each.
Bedrooms. First floor. Each gite has 2 spacious double bedrooms, enjoying en suite facilities (gite 1's bedrooms are slightly smaller but the gite benefits from being on garden level).
 
Situated on the Tarn/Haute Garonne border, with "The Black Mountains" as our backdrop. Explore the enchanting Aude, Aveyron landscape, visit Albi 1hr. Musée Toulouse Lautrec, Cordes sur Ciel 90 mins. Gaillac 1hr for fine wines. Castres. 25 mins. Goya musée, Revel 5 mins. Famous covered market, Castelnaudry 25 mins. Canal du Midi, Soreze 9c 3 mins. Charming village. Toulouse 50 mins. Musée d'Art, Cite d'Espace. Carcassonne 45 mins, fairytale walled castle/city. Mediterranean beaches 90 mins. Spain/Pyrenees 2hrs.

For you! Golfing, rambling, cycling, windsurfing, massive activities lake with beaches, fishing, mountain walks, bird-spotting and memorable local wine and restaurants. The "Cathar" churches and pretty villages are on our doorstep. Discover! "The Da Vinci Code"! See it for real!
 
Our picturesque villages and surrounding countryside "without the crowds" will take your breath away!! Come and discover for yourselves.
 
Sorry no smoking. Young adults - 8 years ish welcome - lots to do. Terrific fun!
Come and enjoy yourselves!
 
Luxurious, relaxing and spacious. Quality houses, air-con available.
 
Cool in our pool! Fully inclusive pricing. English owners, English comforts! John and Hayley welcome you. Come as a guest, leave as a friend.
 
2 persons only! Reductions when possible! Ask! Not available from mid July, to early September.

Contact us now with your  requirements. Please check our website for up to date availability.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Cuisine: Full width colourful cuisine. It has a lot of lovely worktop space and is well equipped, including quality cutlery, glasses and tableware. A feast can be prepared with ease. Serve a glass of chilled wine from the Scandinavian wood buffet. dishwasher, gas hob/oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, even cling film, foil, loo rolls cleaning materials etc. including quality cutlery, glasses and tableware.



Dining area: One can eat and drink in complete comfort at the full sized dining table set amongst the pine wood beams and oak pillars.

Generous and comfortable. Full size dining table with comfy chairs !! Plan your adventures from here !!!

Living rooms

In this house you have a leather settee, lovely full recliners and side tables.

Lounge area: Sip an aperitif on the leather settee or in one of the comfortable reclining armchairs. This airy space has a cd, mp3, radio and tape player. Books and information guides for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Bedrooms

Two double rooms: these lovely bright and fresh bedrooms, being slightly smaller than gite Pechaudier, but enjoy the same individual en suite facilities (as seen in photo below). Both rooms have a comfortable double bed, cotton bed linen and sloping ceilings with attractive views to the garden/pool area or the fields and trees from the 2 windows in each. Each sleeps 2 persons, but the south bedroom has also a single bed for an additional person. See tariffs for supplement.

Bathrooms

No baths but spacious and quality shower facilities. Vanity units and toilets, extractor fan, wall heater, attractively tiled.

Heating

Air-conditioned, if required - charged locally.

Otherwise electric wall heaters in the lounge and bedrooms (included in pricing).

Entertainment

"Hello evenings "Great Fun! We will cook for you! Eat, drink and be merry. Taste the lovely local wines! Red, rose, white!

Drive "Tim the Tractor" around the garden! around the garden! Dartboard, books, board games, petangue, rounders area, butterfly trail, swings, riverside walks.
& a Special Kids Den "Cillas Villas "

Communal get together bbq days/evenings! Create a feast? Play hide and seek in the grounds! Oganise a rounders match with your neighbours! Play boules! Learn to swim and dive with JJ!

Garden and outside

A wonderful garden of shrubs, trees, parks, walks, views of the Black Mountains! A large secluded pool area in 3.5 acres, with walks. Hares hollow. Shaun's place, separate bbq and dining areas. Also separate laundry facilities, drying areas, ironing boards, irons, hair dryers! Plenty of private and secluded areas.To relax and get away from it all including the ancient wishing well! Come and make a wish.

Parking and garages

Ample secure parking area away from the houses, electric gates/coded entrance. Security lights .

Visitor suitability

Couples, groups, families/with young adults, 8 yrs'ish - well behaved accepted. Ramblers. Mountain climbers, twitchers, cyclists, retired persons, we do not take pets due to our own & open borders ,also please enquire. Short breaks, subject to availability.

If stairs are a problem for you, house (Lauragais) is on ground level. There is a small step of 7ins on entry and a 2in one in the hallway.

Information about any additional facilities

Come and experience this lovely well kept secret of the Tarn Haute-Garonne-Lauragais-Aude region. Plenty to do and see! Or relax, with "home from home" comforts. Walks galore! Massive lakes, cycle routes. Hills and small mountains/caves to explore without the crowds! The famous city of "Toulouse" is only 45mins away with ample museums and a stunning city to visit, "Carcassonne" is a must see city! Explore the Beauty of the Cather region? You are in it! excellent Tourist Offices locally, English spoken! Also Separate laundry facilities, ironing boards, irons, hair dryers! Hairdressing services -chargeable

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Revel
Distance: 5 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 3 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, tench, pike, trout, blackbass, bream, perche, sandre, brochet, chabot etc
Name of nearest fishing location: St Ferreol lake
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Fiac Golf Puylaurens
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Portico. St Ferreol
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Mas Cabarades/minervios

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: Pyrenees
Distance: 60 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Jaques de Compestella gr7...c16-c17

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le Silo-revel-Helen Rougett
Distance: 3 km

The Owner Recommends

Black Mountains

The Black Mountains are our neighbours, bird spotting, walking ,cycling, visit the vast dams, these are just a few of the relaxing ways to spend a day in the vast area of woodlands. See if you can spot any of the 245 species of birds reported to live here, also the bears and wild Boar!!

Castelnaudary

Where the Canal-du-Midi and the famous Cassoulet meet.

Cordes-sur-Ciel

Stunningly beautiful hilltop Cathar village near Albi well worth the trip, It has its head in the clouds. Mind blowing!! This regions wine is highly thought of.

Cycling Routes.

On our Doorstep!! these are some of the most lovely routes you could imagine ! you could spend your Holiday riding them !! Dedicated velo (cycling) routes very well signed & for all levels , we have ample information .

Durfort Village

Picturesque village set in a deep ravine and famous for its "copper craftmanship". There is not a copper pan that cannot be bought here!! 5mins from us!

Goat Farm

The "Goat Farm" is a wonderful place to visit. Meet the baby goats and buy the delicious "fromage". You will never forget this place with the" Kids".

Lac de St Ferréol

A beautiful lake. Set in the Black Mountains with beaches set amongst pine trees and wooded areas. Sailing, fishing, windsurfing, swimming, walking, horse riding, picnics, plus a fabulous upside down waterfall! Plenty to do and see. Approx 2 days of discovery 8 mins from us.

Lautrec - Village of Garlic

Home of the world famous pink garlic and onions. Visit the Festival of Garlic in August, the soup is a must! They also hold a Fête du Pain a week later. A very pretty village, stunning scenery! which is overlooked by a lovely restored windmill up on the hill. AquaVal, a lovely/safe open air waterpark complex (we love it) sits just outside of "Lautrec."

Location and Activities

Beautiful cities, villages, countryside for enjoying all outdoor pursuits, plus a great lake with beaches and pine trees. All watersports and fishing (8 minutes away). AQUAVAL - small water park, super - 20 mins. TARZAN ADVENTURE PARK 30mins. Golfing, horse riding, the Arts, rambling. The region is a photographers paradise.

Nearest Restaurant

Soreze village 4mins, with 4 restaurants to choose from. Lovely food & wine,lunch's,caf'e bars,pizzeria,Brasserie. Superb !!!!

Revel - Saturday Market

Classed in the TOP 100 Markets in France. Held under and around a 14thC Bastide hall. A must see town, wonderful, wonderful atmosphere. Even John Burton-Race visited when filming "French Leave" only 5 mins from us. Also the home of marquetry and furniture production. Visit the workshops and the bronze foundry. "Chocolate" shops to die for and superb pastries.

Sorèze

A medieval village of beautiful winding streets,stone & timbered houses a sheer delight to visit & wander around in which is 3 minutes away, it has all necessities, boulangerie and numerous shops, banks, PO, Chemist, also a good supermarket-fuel, restaurants, bars, Fridays! open market, "Abbaye-Ecole" has numerous festivals, in July (dog fair) August (horse fair - stunning!) and a monthly book fair on the 1st Sunday of each month (v good) which can be enjoyed.The "Military School "is a must see place, A very good Tourist Office adjacent the old walls, opposite a large free car park, also the starting place for the many "Rambling Routes".

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