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It's very difficult to get a true idea of this property without seeing it with your own eyes but it is, in a word, 'Magnifique'. The house is wonderful with a great kitchen, large dining room (although we ate all our meals outside), music room and lots of bedrooms. The walls are covered in works of art and lined with book cases giving the whole place a sort of bohemian feel. The grounds themselves, however, are simply breathtaking. They are vast and provided our 3 children no end of opportunities to explore. The whole place is very secure with walls and hedges going right the way round to the remote controlled double gates at the bottom of the drive and unbelievably peaceful - just being able to lounge about outside on one of the myriad sofas/outdoor beds with a good book whilst knowing that the children are around having a fabulous time playing and investigating and not having to worry about them escaping or getting injured on anything was blissful!
I counted 4 outside dining areas but there could well be more and we wasted no time in enjoying our first evening meal outside in the gentle warm evening breeze under one of the large trees perfectly lit with outdoor lights and sipping one of the complimentary bottles of Bordeaux the owners very kindly left for us.
The outdoor pool was a very welcome addition and the children loved it - in the pump room the owners have a collection of inflatables (and a pump!) for the pool which gave us all hours (actually, days) of fun whether we wanted to jump in and splash or just lie on one of loungers around the perimeter of the pool and sunbathe. There's also a swing and a couple of other rope 'toys' hanging from one of the larger trees in the property and these, also, were well used during our stay.
We found some lovely places to visit nearby: the nearest town of Lavaur a few miles away and slightly further afield (about 30 mins) the very picturesque Albi and even a walk to the local bakery for our morning croissants - there was plenty to do but with everything this property had to offer, we were loathed to do much more than that!
We only stayed a week here but both my wife and I wished it could have been for much longer and found that we couldn't stop just looking around us and remarking on the beauty and tranquility of the place.