Holiday gite in village settings near Albi - MT006880

Salles (9km from Cordes), Tarn, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MT006880 Advertiser since: 30 January 2019
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Maison De Tourelle Self Catering Flexible 3 6 3 Cot or additonal fold up beds are available

About this property

3 Bed Family Home With Stone Spiral Staircase!. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Maison de Tourelle is a holiday gîte with pool in south west France which can sleep 6 to 8 people comfortably. The building is full of French charm and character, including the beautiful stone spiral staircase within the impressive 13th century tower leading to the bedrooms.

Our beautiful holiday let is split over 3 levels. The comfortable living room / dining room and very well equipped kitchen are on the ground floor. On the first floor there is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. A further large double room with ensuite shower room and a smaller twin room with ensuite toilet can be found on the second floor.

We offer free wifi and welcome pets. Our gîtes are child friendly and outdoors the guests enjoy the extensive gardens, swimming pool and barbecue area You will find us in the village of Salles, near Cordes-Sur-Ciel in the beautiful Cerou valley.



Kitchen and dining

This is a compact kitchen very traditional French in style but it has everything you need on your holiday, including a washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, gas hob and electric oven and microwave.

Living rooms

The large living dining room on the ground floor has an enormous fireplace, 3 comfy couches, a black and white tiled floor, UK tv with free sat, dvd player, and plenty of games and books too.


Bedroom 1 on the first floor has a large kingsize bed and a seperate single bed, and benefits from a large ensuite bathroom, with twin sinks, bidet, toilet, and bath with shower over and walk in wardrobe. The bedroom also has access to a blacony over looking the rear garden and another one over looking the front courtyard.

Bedroom 2 is on the second floor and has a large king size bed and a seperate single bed, and benefits from a large enquite shower room, with shower cubicle, sink, toilet and bidet and large wardrobe space and shelving unit.

Bedroom 3 is also on the second floor and has twin single beds, and an ensuite toilet and sink unit. This room also has an excellent view over the back garden.


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There is gas central heating in all of the rooms but the tower is not heated. This property is not therefore ideal in the depths of winter, but is fine between March and November.


Indoor - tv, dvd player, various games and books.

Outdoor - Table tenis table, boules, badminton, other outdoor games, and the swimming pool. Plenty of room to run around in the garden or go for a walk by the river which runs alongside the garden.

Garden and outside

1 acre of park like gardens, 11m x 6 m swimming pool, all adjacent to the river Cerou, and there is a fabulous 6km circular walk from the village which brings you right back to the bottom of the garden.

Parking and garages

There is 1 off road parking space in the courtyard for guests, and there is also a public parking area in the village square about 100 m from the property.

Information about any additional facilities

The adjacent Gite - Maison Sans Tourelle also sleeps 6 to 8 people, and can be rented at the same time or separately. The pool and gardens are shared between the two gites. As owners we live in an adjacent barn, but have a small private garden. We are there if you need us, but happy to keep a low profile if that's what you prefer.


  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Clinique Venterinaire du Cordais Route d'Albi 81170 Cordes Sur Ciel Tél: 0563568830



Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Gaillac


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR36


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Clos rocailleux Lieu dit Condomines 81140, Andillac, France. Phone: +33 (0)9 67 20 89 75 or + 33 (0)6 89 19 25 18 Email: or
Distance: 17 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Janine Wood

We have two gites of our own including this one and look after about 17 others. Its a busy life but allows us to live here in France full time. We look forward to sharing the beautiful Tarn countryside with you all in the near future.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? We love the Tarn for all that is has to offer with medieval bastide towns, hills, lakes, rivers, the Gorges D'Aveyron and Gorges Du Tarn. The cycling, walking, riding, shopping, Catherdral in Albi. The area is so rich with things to see, especially Cordes Sur Ciel which is just down the road.
Unique benefits of property The key feature of Maison De Tourelle is the 13th Century stone spiral staircase the children love it. It has 52 steps from top to bottom! The house is full of character with beamed cielings, a cclack and white tiled floor in the living room and a grand fireplace. You are on the edge of the village to the front of the property but feel like you are in the countryside in the acre of park like garden just shared with one other gite. Next door but one is the villahe restaurant Lou Paidol which does a fabulous 3 course Menu Du Jour for just 13€. The bread van visits 3 times a week too, and yet you are also close to all the amenities you need in Cordes Sur Ciel, Albi, Gaillac or Carmaux. The swimming pool is 11m x 6m and is in full sun all day, a real suntrap, nice and private too.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant - Lou Paidol

This restaurant in Salles is right next door to the gite and is open Tuesday to Sunday lunctimes , and Thursday, Friday and Satrday nights in the season, but Saturday nights all year around. The menu du jour is just 13€ offering great value and excellent quality