|Gîte Du Soleil||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||N/A|
A beautiful cottage in a quiet rural setting yet only 5 minutes by car from the shops and restaurants. The cottage has a large south facing terrace equipped with a bbq, a sun umbrella, a dining table and chairs and deck chairs. From the terrace you can see the church of Rabastens and on the hills and around the property you can see vineyards and fields of sun flowers and the Pyrenees in the distance…. You may see a car in the distance but you'll rarely hear it.
There are 2 bedrooms - one double bedroom with 160cm bed and one bedroom with 2 single beds of 90cm. The bathroom has a bath/shower and a washing machine and there is a separate toilet. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, 4 halogen hobs, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a Nespresso machine, a cafètiere, a toaster, a kettle etc. The living room has a hd led tv, tnt by satellite, a dvd player, board games, plenty of books and tourist information. Each room has electric radiators. Free wifi. Bicycles for the whole family, a large trampoline and boules are at your disposal. Private parking. All linen and towels provided, you need only bring pool towels. The sunken, shared pool is 10 m x 5 m and has sun all day. There is ample sun-bathing space with sun loungers, sun umbrellas and pool toys - a perfect place to relax, read or take a siesta.
The cottage is five kilometres from Rabastens, in the Golden Triangle between Toulouse (35min), the Episcopal City of Albi - a Unesco world heritage site (25min) and Cordes-sur-Ciel (30 min). There are many walking paths and cycle and motorbike routes nearby ranging from easy to expert levels. The local attractions include the fortified villages of Lisle-sur-Tarn, Castelnau de Montmirail, Puycelsi and Cordes-sur-Ciel. Each village has a market day and is rich with local produce, shops and artisans. There are about one hundred local Gaillac AOC wine producers outside of the large wine cooperatives. Each of these wine growers produces wine which shows off the characteristics of their land. To appreciate the wines fully there is a "Wine Route" and it is possible to visit each wine-grower and taste their wines.
Sorry, pets are not allowed. The cottage is a non-smoking property.
Open plan fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, microwave and dishwasher.
Pots, pans, plates, bowls and cutlery.
Base cleaning products supplied.
Open plan living room with HD tv, satellite receiver, dvd player.
Books and tourist information on the area.
Novels and books for adults and children. Board games.
Bedroom 1: 160cm bed.
Bedroom 2: 2 90cm beds.
Each bedroom has an electric radiator.
All bedding and bed linen provided.
Beds made up on arrival.
Base cleaning products provided.
All towels provided except pool towels.
Electric radiators in each room.
Books. Tv and dvd.
10m x 5m shared pool.
Bikes for all the family.
Free outside parking on the property.
Together with my husband we have renovated the property to make a very comfortable holiday home.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with the views and gentle way of life.|
|Unique benefits of property||The gîte has been completely renovated by ourselves. It is comfotable and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The private terrace faces south but has natural tree shade. There are extensive views over fields of vines and sunflowers.|
UNESCO World Heritage site.
Famous for it's Toulouse Lautrec museum and the Cathedral St Cécile - the largest brick built cathedral in Europe.
Site of the only crusade on European soil against the Cathars.
The pink city of Toulouse is a fabulous place to stroll around. There are boat trips on the river, shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
It is home to Airbus and visits can be booked to see the hangars and airtcraft.
The Cité d'Espace just outside the city is the site of a fantastic museum devoted to space. Toulouse is the biggest centre in France for space exploration and these buildings celebrate the work that has been done and that in the pipeline. A full day is needed for this visit.