About the property
- Cottage807 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Fully equipped and completely independent with private south facing terrace
An independent 2 bedroom cottage. The master bedroom has a 160cm bed and the second bedroom has two 90cm beds. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, cafétiere, electric oven, ceramic hob and washing machine. The salon Is comfortably furnished and has a large HD LED TV, DVD player, board games and many books on the area, its history and places of interest. The south facing terrace has a dining table and chairs, deckchairs, parasol and BBQ and looks across fields of sunflowers and vineyards (the area is known as Little Tuscany)The cottage is next to the 10mx5m pool, separated by a hedge. There are sunloungers, cushions, a floating bean bag, diving games, floats, volley balls etc. Free wifi. Private parking. Bikes of all sizes for all the family available free for your use. A perfect place to relax as a couple, with friends or with the family. You may see a car in the distance but you'll rarely hear it. All linen and towels provided, you need only bring pool towels.
The cottage is five kilometers from Rabastens, in the Golden Triangle between Toulouse (35min), the Episcopal City of Albi - a Unesco world heritage site (25min) and Cordes-sur-Ciel (30 min). There are many walking paths and cycle and motorbike routes nearby ranging from easy to expert levels. The local attractions include the fortified villages of Lisle-sur-Tarn, Castelnau de Montmirail, Puycelsi and Cordes-sur-Ciel. Each village has a market day and is rich with local produce, shops and artisans. There are about one hundred local Gaillac aoc wine producers outside of the large wine cooperatives. Each of these wine growers produces wine which shows off the characteristics of their land. To appreciate the wines fully there is a "Wine Route" and it is possible to visit each wine-grower and taste their wines.
Sorry, pets are not allowed. The cottage is a non-smoking property.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Katerina Hood
Originally from London our family moved here in 2004. Our 2 children were thrown into the Fench school system and are now completely bi-lingual - we do our best. We all love France and the slow paced rural life. We feel part of a community here.
Katerina Hood purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Katerina Hood chose Rabastens
The property came with an independent house which we have renovated into a 2 bedroom holiday cottage. We installed the pool in 2010 and welcomed visitors to our cottage the same year.
What makes this Cottage unique
The area around our home is known as Little Tuscany. The gently rolling hills, the distant views of the Pyrenees and the ever changing vineyards enchanted us ...... And they will you too.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Fabulous, peaceful, charming
We loved the farm location out in the country with sunsets, lovely landscaping, quiet and peaceful surroundings. The hosts who live on the property, Katerina and Simon, were delightful, pleasant, helpful while also honoring our need for quiet and privacy. The location was near to Rabastens, Lisle Sur Tarn and Albi. It was a great starting point to visit the bastides that the area is known for. Visiting in May was perfect for avoiding tourists, mosquitoes and the heat of the summer months. A few amenities were lacking so we had to provide toilet paper, salt and pepper, garbage bags, cooking oil. But we were told later that "gites" typically do not provide those things.We were able to pick cherries on a neighboring tree. That was a treat!! A lovely place and would recommend it whole heartedly!
Des vacances au calme dans une région magnifique !
Une très belle région où se mélangent superbes paysages, couleurs, odeurs.... une jolie maison au calme ou nous avons bénéficié d'un cadre splendide (des tournesols à perte de vue....) et d'une piscine plus qu'appréciable... de magnifiques villages à visiter aux alentours.... et des propriétaires très sympathiques !
Accueil simple et extrêmement chaleureux. Tout était parfait. A recommander !
Le gîte est propre, bien agencé et confortable. Terrasse agréable. L'accès à la piscine est facile et discret. La piscine est idéale pour la détente et la nage.
Our gite is surrounded by the vineyards of one of the oldest appellations in France - Gaillac AOC. There is a wine route, and around 70 wineries in the area some of which produce organic wine. All the wine producers offer tours of the production process including visits to the caves and tastings. In summer the local villages host balls, food fairs and antique markets. The area grows many products such as melons, tomatoes, cherries, peaches, apricots, apples etc all of which are sold in local markets. Lautrec which is 25 minutes away is home to an AOC Pink Garlic and the village has a festival in August. In the surrounding hills there are many duck farms where you can buy Magret de Canard and Foie Gras direct from the producer or you can find the products in the local shops. There are many signposted walking routes and the area also has signposted cycle routes with both having lvels from easy to difficult. The surrounding medieval fortified villages of Lisle sur Tarn, Castelnau de Montmirail, Puycelsi and Cordes sur Ciel are among the 200 most beautiful villages in Franceand date from the 12th and 13th centuries. Known as Bastide villages they have a central arcaded square and are steeped in history. Rabastens is on the pilgrammage route of St Jaques de Compostele and has a UNESCO listed church which is a magnificent example of gothic meridionalism. Just 30 minutes away is the Episcopal city of Albi, the Tarn departmental town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the fortified cathredral of St Cécile and the world famous Toulouse Lautrec museum. Also 30 minutes away is Toulouse, the pink city, so called because of the colour of the brick buildings in the late afternoon sun. A city which first gained its riches through the trade of Pastel (woad) in the middle ages it is now home to the space industry of France. Visits to Airbus and the Citie d'Espace are a must.
Additional pricing information
Guests are asked to do a final cleaning including cleaning the fridge, cooker and barbecue and to strip the beds and hoover and wash the floors. If guests do not wish to do this we ask for 60€ to cover cleaning costs.