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TRANQUIL RIVER SETTING, PRIVATE POOL, ON THE EDGE OF FAMOUS MEDIEVAL TOWN

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM HOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL AND OVERLOOKING AVEYRON RIVER

Only a ten minute stroll from the stunning medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val, the setting of major feature films including “Charlotte Gray” and “The Hundred Foot Journey” and voted France’s third favourite village in a national television vote, this charming three bedroom detached house sits peacefully on the bank of the beautiful river Aveyron amidst the spectacular gorge and its surroundings.

Recently refurnished and renovated inside and out, the house provides a relaxed indoor/outdoor lifestyle with a two-tiered sun deck overlooking the river and the 10 x 5m swimming pool. It’s the perfect setting for watching the river go by as you eat breakfast or lunch, or later in the day as you sip your chilled glass of rosé while the children splash in the pool and dinner cooks on the BBQ. The house is surrounded by a half acre garden bordered by trees and hedges affording seclusion and privacy and with plenty of space for outdoor games (pétanque, badminton, garden cricket and a selection of pool toys are all available).

Inside, the ground floor features a large living area with comfortable seating for eight people, a large dining table and French doors into the garden. The kitchen leads out on to the terrace overlooking the river. Down a short corridor, there are two bedrooms (one double and a triple with a bunk bed and a single) with a family bathroom. Upstairs, the mezzanine overlooking the living area offers flexible accommodation be it a play area for children, an office, a library for a browse through any of the books and tourist information on hand or an extra sleeping area (double sofa bed). The airy master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large ensuite shower room. All bedrooms have plenty of built in cupboard space and the adult bedrooms come with padded mattress toppers, crisp white linen and White Company towels.

The house faces south, and so the accommodation is bright and airy. Entry is from the large covered front terrace next to the driveway. One enters into:

The living/dining room (around 26m²) which has a tiled floor and a high ceiling to the roof. There are two large comfortable sofas and a coffee table, with UK Satellite TV (note reception can be variable due to location and atmospheric conditions), flat-screen TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. There is a wooden dining table and chairs for eight people, and this looks out over the pool area and the upper tier of the new decking terrace. There is a further cosy seating area by the open fireplace. French doors open out to the south-facing front of the house.

Through the living room we reach:

The kitchen (12m²) which is well-equipped. There is a new fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer, an electric oven/hob with tiled surround, toaster, a modern espresso coffee machine, and plenty of storage. The floor is tiled. The most attractive feature of the kitchen is that it leads to the decking terrace with the river view just outside, which makes the French breakfast experience of coffee and croissants (whilst overlooking the river) a daily pleasure.

Along the hallway leading off the kitchen there is:

A bedroom with a double bed. This room has French doors opening onto the front covered terrace, and a window to the side making the room a very bright one. There is a chest of drawers, a built-in wardrobe, bedside tables with wall lamps, and a wicker armchair.

A further bedroom with two bunk beds (proper "single" size) and another single bed. The room has a laminate wood floor, bedside table with lamps, built-in wardrobes, and windows to two sides. This is a perfect bedroom for children.

The family bathroom, which is tiled on both floor and walls. There is a double-width medicine cabinet with mirrored doors, spotlights, and make-up mirrors. The shower has a thermostatic control, there is a WC and bidet, and a towel rail.

Upstairs from the living room leads to:

The master double bedroom (Queen-sized bed) with a brand-new ensuite bathroom. The room has a laminate wooden floor, chest of drawers, two wardrobes, and bedside tables with lamps. Windows overlook the garden.

The new ensuite bathroom is fully-tiled and has a washbasin with mirror and spotlights, a tiled shower with a thermostatic control, and a WC. There are lots of modern wicker storage cupboards. Windows overlook the river.

The mezzanine at the top of the stairs has a leather armchair and bookcases, and an office area with a desk and chair. There is a sofa too, making it all a quiet place to work if you should need to - but it makes a great play area for children! The WiFi extends to the pool terrace if you'd prefer to work there.

The Swimming Pool

The exclusive and private swimming pool measures 10 x 5 metres, and has a deep-end and Roman steps. The liner is brand new, and there are lots of sun chairs, sunloungers (with cushions), parasols and inflatable pool toys. There is a newly-built two-tier decking terrace overlooking the pool, measuring 11 x 3 metres on each level, and the terrace surrounding the pool is tiled. Spotlights and other ambient lighting has been installed to provide a superb environment to spend the summer evenings at the poolside. The whole pool area is screened from the country lane. The pool has an alarm to conform with French law.

There is a large decking terrace (with a table and seven chairs) leading from the kitchen, which offers an unobstructed view of the river as it gently glides by. This is a splendid terrace for enjoying breakfast with the morning birdsong. You will also see the occasional canoeists passing by - an activity which is widely available in Saint Antonin. Steps lead down from this terrace to the pool area.

The Grounds

The house is surrounded by grassed areas, and is very well screened by tall hedging and trees - there are no houses which overlook the garden or pool area. To the rear of the house lies the river Aveyron, and this has been fenced (with a gate) for safety.

The house has plenty of parking for three or four cars.

St Antonin has a wide selection of restaurants ranging from pizza to gourmet cuisine, a famous Sunday market (not to be missed), a stunning medieval square perfect for relaxing with a cold beer, two supermarkets, a medical centre, bank, post-office, pharmacy and even a cinema! There is also a municipal swimming pool and tennis courts. The Aveyron river is well known for canoeing and there are a number of canoe hire places for all ages within easy walking distance of the house. There are several other activities on hand including cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, caving and potholing. Zip wiring/tree swinging is available in the nearby medieval town of Najac but if you fancy a more relaxed way of sightseeing, take a mini train to the top of the historic Cordes sur Ciel. The world heritage site of Albi, the Roquefort caves and the vibrant ‘rose city’ of Toulouse are all an easy drive away.

More Details

Owner
Lucy Perry-Smith
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basin with mirror above, ample storage for personal items
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Basin with mirrored cupboard above and storage below
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Chest of drawers, 2 built in wardrobes, ensuite.
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 bunk bed, 1 single, built in wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, doors onto verandah.
  • Both double bedrooms have crisp white bed linen and White Company towels. Additional truckle bed in bedroom 3.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Manager (fluent in English and French) available throughout your stay should you need any advice, help with booking tours, restaurants, babysitters etc for an additional fee

Reviews

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TRANQUIL RIVER SETTING, PRIVATE POOL, ON THE EDGE OF FAMOUS MEDIEVAL TOWN
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

stunning riverside setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant holiday, the house is lovely, high quality linen, towels and equipment. The pool is large, very clean and essential during the high temperatures (mid 30's) . There are plenty of terraces to relax and escape the sun and watch the activity on the river and the Aveyron Gorge The garden is a haven for bird life. St Antonin -noble -val is a 15 /20 mins stroll depending on the heat and provides everything you need, the sunday market is excellent, no tat but good local produce. There is a good supermarket about a 20mins walk or 3 min drive. The owner provides good local support (Steve) who fixed a hot water problem within minutes. There are lots of places to visit but in the high temperatures, the pool and local bars and restaurants proved too appealing!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased to hear you had such a lovely holiday and enjoyed the river setting and bird life in the garden. Thank you for choosing Riverside and I do hope you'll come back again soon.
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5

Wonderful property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this property and we love it even more than the last time. The house itself is brilliantly equipped with everything you could need and is super comfortable. The outside is perfect with a stunning pool and two terraces with the river at the end of the garden. The location is great too, only a 10 minute stroll to the local town which has a great market and plenty of lovely restaurants. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. This is a gorgeous part of France with so much to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday even more the second time and do hope that you'll return again soon.
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5

Wonderful experience within stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We loved going back to the house after we truly enjoyed our fist visit a year ago. The house is looked after to the highest standars and it is fully equipped with all amenities for a relaxing and rejuvenating break. It is lovely decorated with an eye for a detail, which makes you feel welcome and at home straight away.

The children loved the generously build swimming pool, while the adults fully enjoyed the beautiful terrace overlooking the river and the stunning cliffs.

The close proximity to the picturesque medieval town of St Antonin offers the perfect way to experience the French Cousine and Culture, with visiting the weekly town market being a true highlight for all of us.

There are also many more family activities in easy reach, which can also be highly recommended; the nearby river cannouing , hiking , zip wiring, walking.

Lucy responded promptly to all our inquiries and was a very welcoming host. Thank you so much! We can highly recommend staying at the house and rate it five out of five stars.

Irina Pfander

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words in your 5 star review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views of the river and cliffs so much while your children played in the pool, as well as all the nearby family activities such as canoeing and zip wiring. I do hope that you'll return again very soon!
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5

Amazing property with a idyllic sorrounding

  • 5 of 5

The house is walking distance to one of the most charming, unspoiled villages in this area. It has an amazing pool and a beautiful garden overlooking the river. Has a patio with great views and the decoration is modern and cosy. We definitely plan to go back, it is a perfect location for families or groups to see and enjoy the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope that you will return again soon.
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5

The property is absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay firstly because of the house (beautiful place with so much charm) and secondly for its location! Only 5 min walk from the most amazing medieval village, just next to the river, full of activities around and a sense of peace that is hard to find elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely time staying at Riverside. As you say, it's a very peaceful setting, yet only a short stroll to the town with its wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Thank you so much for your 5 star review and we do hope that you'll return again soon.
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5

Perfect Eden close to a charming town

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here and it did not disappoint. We spent lazy days sipping wine and eating local cheese while our children played in the beautiful pool and ran around the lovely garden. The house had everything we needed, was clean and beautifully decorated. I loved taking my morning coffee looking at the river.

There was tons to do in the local area. We explored the local market and nearby town complete with ancient ruins. We spent 1 day on the river, the kayak company is a short walk away. The proximity and safety of the St Antonin meant that my older teens could explore the area without the adults in tow. We have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your 5 star review. I'm so pleased that you had another wonderful holiday at Riverside and that you'll be returning there in 2018!
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Location

Nearest Airport
94 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Festin de Babette
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Lexos
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Festin de Babette
Car: recommended

Riverside is within just a ten-minute walk (you won't even need the car) of the village of Saint Antonin Noble Val, a beautiful medieval village which, as well as being visually stunning, is also a fascinating place to explore. On a practical level, it has a bustling Sunday food market as well as bars and restaurants, two small supermarkets, a bank, post office, pharmacies, art galleries, and even a cinema with regular English films. As you would expect, it also has excellent boulangeries and patisseries.St Antonin is a particularly good place for outdoor activities such as caoeing/kayaking, caving, mountain biking and even hang-gliding.

Most other nearby villages and towns also boast open air markets with an abundance of just about every kind of fresh local produce - including wine. Within just a short drive, you can find many vineyards and caves to sample the superb regional wines, perhaps most notably Gaillac. Some of the regular seasonal village fêtes and fairs are a treat too.

The Tarn-et-Garonne is a beautiful and unspoilt region, where the relaxed style and pace of life can almost take you back in time. It is blessed with natural oak forests, rivers, gorges, valleys, rolling hills, architectural masterpieces (such as the many medieval bastide towns and chateaux) and an abundance of flora and fauna. There are also many awe-inspiring walks and panoramas. Even the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees are within reach for day trips. It is a holiday destination which can please all tastes, both cultural and gastronomic!

The house is situated close to the border of three departments (Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn and Aveyron) and so is an ideal place from which to explore the different beauty of all three.

Bastide Towns

Cordes-sur-Ciel (25 mins drive) is a breathtaking 13th Century bastide. For those with a pioneering spirit, a walk to the very top is well worth the effort for the views alone.

Albi (50 mins drive) is the birthplace of the famous artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and with a superb museum holding hundreds of his works. Sainte Cecile Cathedral is a dominating architectural highlight. The town centre is a lovely place to spend a day in the cafes and restaurants.

Gaillac (50 mins drive) is one of the oldest and most famous wine growing regions in France. The huge variety of wines from the area should please all tastes, and it is a fascinating area to explore.

Najac (40 mins drive) is another bastide in a stunning setting high above the river Aveyron. There is a beautiful walk towards the 13th Century chateau through streets unchanged for centuries. The area is particularly popular for watersports on the fast flowing Aveyron in the gorge below as well as zip wiring through the woods on the edge of the town.

There are plenty of activities to delight all ages. For further information, please enquire when booking.

LOCAL AMENITIES

Nearest bakery: Saint Antonin Noble Val

Nearest supermarket: Saint Antonin Noble Val

Nearest market: Saint Antonin Noble Val

Nearest pharmacy: Saint Antonin Noble Val

Nearest bar: Saint Antonin Noble Val

Tourist information: Saint Antonin Noble Val

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
£1,075
 
 
High summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
£1,075
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Christmas/New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Spring/Easter
16 Mar 2019 - 17 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Early summer
18 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid summer
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 
 
High summer
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 7 nights
£1,425
 
 
Late summer
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Christmas/New Year
14 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

All prices are per week and are fixed in Sterling.

The only other charge is a returnable damage deposit of 300 Pounds.

The property is non-smoking and pets, unfortunately, are not welcomed.

The changeover day for guests is Saturday.

Guests may arrive from 4pm onwards, though you may drop off luggage and enjoy the swimming pool from 3pm on request. Departure time is 10am.

Baby facilities are available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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