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Almost a home from home downstairs quite modern: a kitchen supplied with many cooking utensils, a micro wave, toaster and washing machine. The bathroom had a over bath power shower, but it was the size of the bath that took us by surprize...it was very huge! The living/dinning room was roomy and relaxing to spend the evening. They also supplied and interesting mix of books and a DVD player to play your own music on. Upstairs amongst the open wooden beams(beautiful) is the bedroom in 'Oriole' we had a dressing room first (great to store all the cases) along with hanging space and big dressing table with lots of draws. In the roof is a velux window if you like to watch the stars. Outside of ' Oriole' you have a small private garden with table and chairs to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or to sit and enjoy the view. The grounds and distant views are breath taking trees, fields, hills and more trees as far as the eye can see. The 'sound of silence' will ring in your ears as you relax on loungers or chairs by the very inviting pool or take a dip or swim in it sparkling warm blue water.
Location wise it is situated in a very good place to visit Toulous, Albi, Castres to name a few. Castres is a fantastic place to eat, many places French restaurants, including a square with fountain, to eat, but also where you'll find food from around the world.
The owners supply very detailed instructions as how to find the Gites which is very helpful when your tired after a long drive. Also a book with lots of information of what to do and places to visit. Oh! mustn't forget you must visit 'lac de la bancaile' only about 10 minutes from the Gites just to look at the breath taking scenery or have a dip in the warm fresh water.
All in all we had a fantastic 2 week visit in August 2017 and look forward to visiting again soon.
Our first sight of the property was a sheer delight and the rest of the house did not disappoint. The pool is fantastic and the removable cover enables use of the pool on days when the weather is less than perfect. There is plenty of space with more than adequate dining areas, both inside and out. The mini-bar with "biere pression" was a great hit with the big kids! An ideal property for those wanting a quiet and relaxing place to stay. The host is helpful and friendly and on hand should any assistance be required, not that there were any problems at all. We would happily return to La Bastide-Solages, in fact we did not want to leave!