Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Feneyrols - 'La Penchenarié'
Two dwellings, 45 and 95 sq.m respectively, rated ***, in separate buildings
A few steps from Cordes-sur-Ciel, La Penchenarié is a farm house surrounded by farm land still in use (vineyards, meadows, woods and mixed cereal farming) although the premises lost these functions at the beginning of the 2000s.
Its stunning location, less than 1 km from the Cordes-Vindrac railway station, giving unbeatable views over the medieval town of Cordes-sur-ciel; a peaceful haven.
The questions was raised over the future of the site and after the long restoration of the buildings two gîtes are available for holiday rental:
- ´La bouda´ for 2 people (and 1 baby)
- ´La Forge´ for 4-5 adults and 2-3 children
Each in a separate building, around the large 900 sq.m common courtyard.
A third accommodation, an ancient farming house in another building, is available for us to use when we are in Tarn.
Details for holiday cottage 'La Forge', 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 1 Bathroom
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Marie-Hélène Boyer
My husband and I retired after having worked in healthcare and education; we have three children and four granddaughters. When we are not visiting our children, we split our time between Alayrac and Arcachon - two beautiful regions one with the pleasures of sailing and the other the delights of Tarn. La Penchenarié has been in our family for over 150 years. On the Alayrac coast (4 km west of Cordes-sur-Ceil with a view directly over the medieval town), we have respectfully restored the property as tastefully as we could.
Marie-Hélène Boyer purchased this cottage in 1826
Why Marie-Hélène Boyer chose Feneyrols
A family property:we have restored the farm buildings and their outhouses. When we are in Tarn, we only stay in one of the accommodations when we visit, which is only occasionally. These holiday rentals on this property, too big for just one family, bring it to live instead of rotting away. It also allows us to earn a bit on the side to aid our retirement fund and to maintain the place in good shape, of course.
What makes this cottage unique
The ideal location: in the middle of our land, next to the forest and on the coast with views over Cordes and the Cérou valley, as well as La Mouline valley and above the village of Alayrac. Flowers, naturally, we have 5 varieties of orchids that were found by an English friend at the beginning of 2013.
There are an infinite variety of landscapes, old villages, local markets, many historical sites close by, bathing spots and canoe trips on the Aveyron (in St Antonin).
We offer you the possibility to hire out the second gîte and find a space in a spacious guest lodging in a beautiful guest house next door, allowing you to get together 4 couples for a group holiday to hike, bike and so on.
You can do all your shopping in Cabanne or in Cordes in grocers, butchers amongst others which favour local producers, in the markets (Cordes on Saturday, St Antonin on Sunday, then Les Cabannes, Gaillac, Albi etc.). Tarn is not a costly department of France and the produce, often typical of south-western French cuisine, is extremely delicious.