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Peace, Tranquility, Great Views And Tons To See

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom/Quiet & Lovely Views Set In Own Garden

Sleeps 4-6 (ideal 4 adults + 2 children because of low beams)

3 bedrooms: One king-sized (can also be twins), one double (160cm x 200cm) and one twin

2 bathrooms (one with shower en-suite, one with bath separate)

Downstairs WC

Borio Nove Cottage has been beautifully renovated from an old chapel and parish winery. It is situated beside the owners' Presbytere and access to the 15 m. pool and extensive grounds is through the old 'jardin de cure'. It sits in its own grounds and is separated from the main house by hedges and a wall.

The ground floor consist of a well-equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hob/electric stove, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher plus all china & glassware etc. There is also a washer/dryer and ironing facilities.

The large and light living area has dining table & chairs at one end and sofa/chairs & TV at the other; there is a free-standing working fireplace in the centre. Two sets of French windows lead onto the terrace and garden which is equipped with sun loungers, table & chairs.

Satellite TV, DVD and WIFI internet access is available. Books and tourist maps/information on sightseeing, walks and restaurants are supplied and we are always very happy to supply any other information required.

The village of Lombers is half an hour's walk away. Realmont provides ATM, supermarket, butchers, bakers, cafes, restaurants etc and takes 5 mins by car.

Toulouse airport one hour. Rodez & Carcassonne one and a half hours.

More Details

Lu Wanklyn
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Lu Wanklyn

We are both retired and being enthusiastic francophiles chose to live in this beautiful region of France. We are both very widely travelled and lived in the Caribbean for 25 years so this is a wonderful and completely different change for us. We are used to looking after guests and have done chambre d'hotes in the past so welcome all strangers to our door.

Lu Wanklyn purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lu Wanklyn chose Lombers

We chose this property for its old world charm and wonderful views.

What makes this cottage unique

Probably what tipped the balance was the 'jardin de cure' which its wonderful old box hedges and the 'face' of the house and its cottage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lombers in Tarn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • One king-sized bedroom (can be separated into twins) One double (160cm x 200cm) One twin bedroom (low beams)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Peace and tranquillity of a lovely garden with lovely views


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Peace, Tranquility, Great Views And Tons To See
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Peace and tranquility sums it up nicely

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented and maintained Borionove gives you what you need to live quietly and comfortably. The locale provides opportunities for some fabulous day trips for interest and exercise.

Not to be missed are Albi and Lautrec; and Carcassonne if you want a longer trip.

Lu is a great host with a lovely welcome who is rightly proud to show you her beautiful Borio.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you loved Borio Nove in spite of bad luck with weather. Come again!
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A characterful and spacious house in a beautiful and unspoilt rural part of france.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many properties in France over the years and Borio Nove certainly rates as one of the best. It's a very spacious and light old farmhouse, full of character and very tastefully and comfortably furnished. The house has its own very private large terrace with enough shade for lunchtimes and catching the late sun in the evenings. It opens out into vast grounds with a pleasant short walk around to the pool, which is in a lovely garden setting with views out over the countryside.

Lu was a very generous and hospitable host, and provided lots of information about local places to see. We didn't venture too far, but enjoyed Albi and the Gaillac vineyards, the picturesque Cordes-sur-Ciel, Laurec and market day at Realmont. It's a beautiful area of sunflowers and vineyards with lots to see - but always nice to come back to our relaxing pool.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you here and I am so glad it met all the right criteria. Please come again!
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A wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful peaceful, place and such a wonderfully welcoming host! We swam each evening in the pool surrounded by olives and lavender, watching the humming bird hawk moths & butterflies, and enjoying the view across the fields. The cottage was so comfortable and well equipped, and near to amazing placed to visit - Albi, Lautrec and further afield, the Black Mountain. Would definitely love to go there again..

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time and would love to see you again
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Wonderfully peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic two weeks at Borio Nove. The cottage is a real home from home and is incredibly well equipped. It is set in a beautiful peaceful location with stunning gardens and a fantastic large pool which came in incredibly useful when the temperatures hit the high 30s on a number of days!

We enjoyed lovely days out to Albi, Castres, Cordes sur Ciel and Carcassonne. Would particularly recommend lunch in the beautiful garden of Le Clos Sainte Cecile near the cathedral in Albi. We also had a wonderful day driving along the Tarn River from Albi to Millau and then through the breathtaking Gorges du Tarn.

It was lovely having Lu, the owner, next door - great hospitality and always on hand to answer any questions without being intrusive.

Would highly recommend staying in this gorgeous cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Thank you so much for such a nice review. I would rate you two as five star tenants. You left the cottage immaculate and were a pleasure to have around. Come any time!
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this from the living room of this beautiful cottage, in the middle of the mid-Tarn rolling countryside. This former chapel is actually a full-sized home, well-equipped, clean, spacious, comfortable and bright. This is our third stay here, and we would love to just move in permanently! It's in a farming area and there's plenty of wonderful birds and wildlife, but at the same time it's just minutes from Realmont with its great Wednesday market and handy Intermarche. Albi is 20 min north, Lautrec is about the same to the south; and we got here from Toulouse airport in just over an hour. Last autumn we loved having our own fireplace, in April the nightingales were amazing, and now in high summer we'll spend some more time poolside before heading home all too soon. And you could not ask for a more considerate and helpful hostess than Lu. It's great to have the privacy of your own home, while knowing the owner is next door and happy to help with any questions. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent a week at Borio Nove, exploring the surrounding area. The cottage is beautifully restored , very spacious and equipped with everything you could need. The furnishings and equipment are what you would find in your home, rather than a holiday house. The lounges, dining chairs and beds were all extremely comfortable.The outdoor terrace is lovely for eating , and also relaxing on the sun loungers. The 15 metre pool was appreciated very much on the hot days, and has a lovely outlook over the surrounding fields.

Lu and Freddy were lovely hosts who were there when needed, but not intrusive. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Gaillac A68
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This area is a delight to visit with its rolling countryside and wonderful medieval hill villages and towns. Albi (World Heritage Site) is less than half an hour away as are Castres and Lautrec. Cordes sur Ciel, Gaillace, Puycelci, Revel are all within an hour and Najac, the Aveyron Gorges & Milllau within two hours. The area north of Gaillac is full of vineyards and there are extensive hiking paths in our vicinity.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lombers, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A security deposit of 250 euros will be required on entry and will be refunded once check-out is complete and there are no damage charges.

Cleaning is available at 20 euros for 2 hours per week if required.

Changeover day is Saturday and renters are required to leave by 10.30 a.m. and new arrivals to arrive not before 4.00 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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