Le Muret is a charmingly restored stone farmhouse with pool. Sleeps 10. Set in two acre grounds, it is totally secluded and has panoramic views over rolling countryside.
The house is set completely in the countryside and is magically quiet and tranquil. However, it is only 10 minutes drive from Cordes-sur-Ciel, voted in 2014 as the best village in France.
The house is in a perfect location for walking and visiting medieval bastide towns. Albi, 20 minutes drive, is a UNESCO world heritage site with a breathtaking cathedral and the Toulouse Lautrec museum.
Le Muret has been restored in traditional French style with spacious oak-beamed rooms.
3 Double bedrooms. 2 large attic rooms, one with double bed and a single bed, other with 5 ft futon and single bed. 2 folding beds (kids only!) Cot. 2 bathrooms (one en-suite). Separate WC on ground floor.
Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range cooker (6 ring hob, 2 ovens and a separate grill) and microwave. Hi-fi with huge CD collection.
Large living room with log burning stove. Digital satellite TV/radio, DVD + video. We have both the UK freeview channels and French TV. Further TV, DVD & video in attic. There are many DVDs at the house.
Indoor games room with table-tennis. Separate games box in the kitchen with many games and toys.
Laundry room with washer, drier, freezer. Shaded terrace for outdoor eating. BBQ. Badminton/boules/rounders. Selection of DVDs, videotapes, CDs, board games, jigsaws and hundreds of books. Wifi
In the house you will find a file full of leaflets from the nearby chateaux, museums and outdoor activities. There is full information regarding pony-trekking, donkey hire, carriage rides, canoeing/kayaking, painting courses, hire of bicycles etc. We have also put together a summary of this information, with the necessary phone numbers, to make it easier for guests to plan their time. Should you wish to make any arrangements before you come out, perhaps to enquire about painting courses or long-distance pony-trekking, taxis or bicycle hire, please let us know in good time and we will forward this summary to you.
July and August is the season for village fêtes. Every local town and village of any size has one or more fêtes. Expect sideshows, feasting, music, dancing and fireworks, which can often be seen from the garden. This is also the season of brocante fairs. Local markets are in every sense a feast, and St Antonin (which featured in the film 'Charlotte Gray') with its very large and very popular Sunday market is only thirty minutes away.
The countryside around is perfect for walking. We are close to several long distance GR footpaths including the GR des Gorges du Viaur and the GR 36 Gorges de l'Aveyron, Najac et Cordes. From the house we very much enjoy strolling along the little lanes, enjoying the views of Najac and Cordes and across to the Aveyron Gorges to the west. There is very little traffic on the lanes and such local drivers as you do meet are quite likely to offer you a lift! We have several books of local walks and maps for visitors' use, and have made a note of a few of our favourite walks, some on footpaths, some following the lanes. For those who like river swimming there is an excellent spot at Lagarde-Viaur, about 20 minutes from the house.
PLEASE NOTE: Le Muret is available all year. However, we do NOT open the pool until the beginning of May and close it by the end of September