Farmhouse for holiday rental in Midi Pyrenees - MT003771

Penne (24km from Saint-Antonin), Tarn, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MT003771 Advertiser since: 25 July 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Poumayrette Self Catering Sunday 5 10 3

About this property

Beautiful Restored Farmhouse, Pool, Stunning Views. This villa is in a rural setting.

La Poumayrette is a large, restored farmhouse, set at the head of a valley with stunning views, and surrounded by meadows and woods.
The location is very private, with no close neighbours and exclusive use of a large swimming pool.
Guests will find every modern facility available, including free wi-fi, and a large games area with table tennis.

We can supply a child's highchair, travel cot and stairgate. There is a hairdryer, and a bathtowel for each guest.
The area offers a wide range of activities and attractions.  It is a haven for walkers, cyclists and climbers and the nearby River Aveyron offers a range of water activities.  There are many beautiful fortified hilltop villages to visit, and larger towns such as St Antonin Noble Val offer wonderful markets, shopping and cinema.  Cordes Sur Ciel - one of the best known 'Beaux Villages', is within easy reach and offers a fantastic range of products from local craftsmen and artists.



Kitchen and dining

The large, generously equipped kitchen includes freezer-fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a large oven and separate hob. There is a second large fridge/freezer in the adjoining garage.The dining room adjoins the kitchen and has a large oak table with seating for 10.

Living rooms

The living area comprises a comfortable seating area with satellite tv, dvd and video players and an iPod dock. There is a wood burning stove for autumn and spring visitors. A further area offers a range of games and a full size table tennis table.


There are 2 large double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and french door opening on to the pool terrace. The further 3 bedrooms are twin bedded. In addition we can provide a child travelcot which can be accommodated in any of the bedrooms.


One en suite bathroom with shower over bath, a further family bathroom, also with shower over bath, and a separate shower room. There is also a further wc on the ground floor.


There is a large wood burning stove in the living area, and a further 3 electric wall mounted heaters.


Satellite tv, dvd and video recorders with a range of dvds and videos. iPod dock. Free wi-fi, range of games and table tennis. Two adult bikes are available.

Garden and outside

The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden, and beyond that fields, meadows and woods. It is completely private with nearest neighbours half a kilometre away. There are wonderful views down the valley. A large dining table with cantilevered parasol provides the ideal facility for al fresco dining. There are sunloungers and cushions by the pool.

Parking and garages

Plenty of car parking available in front of the house.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for adults and children, but not ideal for disabled visitors as there are steps from outside the house to the pool, and a staircase inside from the ground floor to the first floor. It is possible to avoid using either set of steps - ring the owner to discuss.

Information about any additional facilities

The pool is 12 by 6 metres with a deep end and a shallow end with gentle Roman steps - ideal for small children. It has a pool alarm which conforms to all French safety regulations. It is completely private.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire Midi Quercy 150 rte Revel 82800 Negrepelisse


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Antonin
Distance: 15 km


Distance: 8 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse, trout and salmon
Name of nearest fishing location: 5
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Albi
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

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

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local trails from the house


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateaux Emeillè Campagnac
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Anne Cadman

I live in Devon, but spend as much time as I can at La Poumayrette. It's a wonderful location to spend time with family and friends in the sunshine. My three children have loved being there since we first visited when they were toddlers. The pool's still an important part of the day, but these days they also climb, cycle and do their favourite walks.

Year property purchased 1987
Why this location? It has everything! The house is completely private, surrounded by beautiful countryside. From the pool and west terrace there are wonderful views down the valley and the house and garden are surrounded by woods and meadows. This area of the Tarn also has a wealth of history - beautiful medieval hilltop villages to visit, and fabulous markets. For those keen on outdoor activities there is river swimming, cycling, climbing, canoeing, walking and caving. What an amazing choice!
Unique benefits of property It has something to offer for everyone. The house has all the facilities for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Wifi, freesat television, table tennis and games, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, boules. The pool area is fabulous and the shallow steps at the Roman end ideal for children and non swimmers.

The Owner Recommends

House Book

We provide a house book with details of all the activities, places to visit, restaurants etc There is also a range of books and leaflets to help you plan your stay.
Among the beautiful places to visit are the ancient hilltop villages of Pucelsi, Bruniquel and Penne, and outstanding is the town of Cordes sur Ciel - one of France's 'Plus Belle Villages'.
The nearbye town of St Antonin Noble Val is a delight to wander through at any time, with it's ancient narrow streets and fscinating range of shops and restaurants, but it comes to life every Sunday morning with one of the best markets in the region.
This is a beautiful part of France, with its forests, deep river gorges and rolling fields of sunflowers. For cyclists, walkers, climbers, cavers and lovers of water sports it is paradise.
For those looking to explore a little further afield the vibrant city of Toulouse is only an hour away, and a further hour takes you to the world-renowned Unesco city of Carcassonne.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.3 / 10 David McMaster 3 September, 2019

We spent a lovely week in La Poumayrette. The property was spotless and very well maintained with all the home comforts necessary for 10 guest including 6 children. The table tennis table and swimming pool provided great entertainment for the children.
The house is set in beautiful surrounding woodlands and I’ve never seen so many butterflies in my life- a sure sign of a healthy environment.
I thoroughly recommend La Poumayrette to anyone looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful setting.
The locals in the nearby villages (15 mins drive from the house) were very friendly and helpful despite our poor French language skills and to my surprise many spoke good Spanish.
The beautiful villages of Bruniquel, Penne, San Antonin, Cordes sur Ciel are all worth a visit.
We also visited a waterfun park about a half hour drive from the house as well as doing canoeing in San Antonin and so much more.

I can’t thank Anne enough for providing us with such a lovely place to stay.

9.7 / 10 Richard Jones 29 August, 2019

We had a wonderful week at La Pouymarette. It is a lovely house set in a beautiful setting . The pool is a great size and the house is equipped with every conceivable game, the table tennis was a highlight!
For a really quiet get away holiday we can’t recommend La Pouymarette more highly , Ruchard Jones

Owner response

I'm delighted the Jones family had such a good time. It's been a fabulous sunny summer at La Poumayrette for all the families who've visited, and for those who've wanted to see more of the area the medieval hill top villages and their markets have been deservedly popular!

9.3 / 10 Mrs J 14 August, 2018

Lovely setting, very quiet location so a car is essential but perfect for getting away from crowds. Lots of ancient local French towns to visit and plenty of activities available on the local river. Owner was very helpful and provided lots of local information and always replied promptly to emails. Great holiday for families.