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Baby friendly, private pool. Perfect for walkers and cyclists out of high season

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Very comfortable, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 2- 8 plus 2 cots

Le Bourg is a characterful and charming stone-built family house (circa 1850), situated in the centre of Castanet with magnificent oak beams, exposed stonework, alarmed swimming pool and solar powered pool shower. Secured area for bikes.

Castanet is an ancient and friendly hamlet, with many beautiful old stone houses and virtually no through traffic. Situated close to medieval towns such as Villefranche, Cordes sur Ciel and Najac, the house provides peace and tranquillity, and an excellent base for exploring the region. Inside, the house divides neatly into 2, giving families their own space, and is decorated in a comfortable mix of antique and modern. The attractive farmhouse-style kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher and microwave. The basement has a new modern shower-room and a utility room with 'drinks fridge' and washing machine. Free Wi-Fi . Own laptop required.

Baby equipment: stairgates, 2 cots, 2 h/chairs, baths, monitor, steriliser, changing mats.

Getting here and away : Castanet is about a day's drive (10-11 hrs) from Calais or just 1.5 hours from Toulouse International airport where there are several flights per day from Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow. In addition, there are flights to Rodez and Carcassonne with Ryanair. On a wider perspective, the location is central to the Pyrénées, the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, all of which make for an interesting day away.

History and wine : This area is renowned for its “bastide'' towns and villages. Of these, Najac and Cordes sur Ciel are perhaps the best known as they are wonderful examples of living medieval, hill-top fortifications and date from the 13th century. Cordes, for example, was founded by Raymond, Count of Toulouse during the violent years of the Cathar Wars and Albigensian Crusades. Today, the walls and houses of both Cordes sur Ciel and Najac stand in their entirety, having been painstakingly restored by the artisans and artists who now live and work there. Wine connoisseurs can investigate the local vineyards of Gaillac (starting 25 minutes to the south) and Cahors (1 hour to the north), Languedoc (2.5 hours to the south) or the relatively unknown Marcillac to the northeast near Rodez. The area is also home to many restaurateurs who can guide you on your choice of good wine.

Albi, a UNESCO site is 50kms to the south.

Eating, drinking and entertainment : Monteils, (3kms) has a boulangerie, grocers and 3 good restaurants. The pretty bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue (20 minutes) will meet all your shopping needs (hypermarkets, tabacs, newsagents, banks, post office, boulangerie/patisseries, boucherie, sports shops and several bars/restaurants). Villefranche is also host to a comprehensive programme of entertainment as well as a large, lively market on Thursdays.

The lovely towns of Najac and St Antonin Noble Val are only 20 minutes away and have very colourful markets on Sunday. There are several fêtes, spectacles, music festivals and general entertainments taking place in Cordes sur Ciel and the surrounding villages. Family entertainment is also available 40 minutes away at the Cap Découverte theme park including swimming pool, karting, dry-slope skiing and tobogganing, skating, rollerblading, cycling and a museum of the old mines and local history. Open-air swimming pools are available in Najac and Villefranche.

More Details

Pauline or Ian Wallace
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were delighted that the house was so well-equipped, especially with all the baby equipment. Sarah loved it and was so relaxed she even fell asleep once in the pool, head-down on her swimming ring!!!

We loved the area and enjoyed day-trips to Najac, Cordes (3 times!), Villefranche and Toulouse. The local restaurant in Monteils 'O berge de l'assou' was actually very convenient for us because the food was pretty good, it was reasonable and they were very good with the little one.

We have every intention of returning to Castanet
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castanet in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No children under 10 in outside bedroom. La chambre exteriore ne convient pas aux enfants de moins de 10 ans à cause de la proximité de la piscine.
  • Bedroom above lounge not suitable for elderly or infirm people. La chambre au dessus du salon a un escalier raide.
  • Bookings taken in multiples of one week starting on Saturday. No odd days. Réservations prises en multiples d'une semaine à partir du samedi.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , pool shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wetroom in basement
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Front bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Double over lounge - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Access via steep staircase.
    Outside bedroom - 1 Double Bed , This is just outside and not suitable for young children.
  • Towels and sheets can be rented.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 large wood burners provide ample heating for Spring and Autumn lets. Linen and towels can be rented.


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Baby friendly, private pool. Perfect for walkers and cyclists out of high season
average rating of 4.769231 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A great property in a beautiful, quiet village. The house is extremely well equipped and perfect for our 5 adults with very comfortable beds.

The countryside is beautiful with plenty of small villages nearby to explore.

Pauline & Ian are excellent hosts who are very proud of their home and are readily available to provide plenty of information about the area.

Thank you for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We're really pleased that you liked the house and area so much. Maybe we'll see you the next time you're in Europe. Pauline
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de très belles vacances ensoleillées, au calme

  • 5 of 5

Maison très confortable avec ses 4 chambres et 3 salles de bain/douche, meublée avec goût. Très bien équipée. La piscine (suffisamment ombragée) est la bienvenue au retour de randonnées. Castanet est un endroit charmant et calme. Ian et Pauline nous ont très bien accueillis. Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances entre randonnées, farniente autour de la piscine et découverte de cette magnifique région.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anna and her family from Belgium

  • 5 of 5

Begin juli bracht ik met mijn familie een week door in dit huis. Gelegen in het centrum van het pittoreske Castanet( en toch rustig ) , met veel smaak en gevoel voor authenticiteit gerestaureerd, biedt het alle comfort. Met 4 slaapkamers, 3 badkamers, een ruime keuken en living, had ieder zijn privacy. Er was ook een baby en een hond mee. Baby vond het schommelstoeltje heerlijk en de hond kon vrij rondlopen omdat het domein helemaal omheind is . In de omgeving prachtige dorpjes zoals Najac en Cordes-sur-Ciel. Wij komen terug !

Début juillet j'ai passé avec ma famille une merveilleuse semaine de vacance dans cette maison . Située au centre de Castanet( mais tranquille ) , restaurée avec beaucoup de goût et sens pour l'authenticité , la maison donne tout comfort à une grande famille . Avec 4 chambres , 3 sdbains, une grande cuisine et séjour, tout le monde trouve son propre petit coin . Le bébé adorait le relax balançoire. Le domaine est entourné d'une clôture ce qui était bien pour le chien . Cette superbe maison et la belle région du Tarn et Garonne avec ses villages charmants comme Najac et Cordes -sur-Ciel donnent envie d'y retourner .

I had a wonderful stay in this house with my family ( children , baby and dog ) . The house , in the center of Castanet is beautifully renovated and decorated. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms , a large kitchen and living room, everyone has enough privacy .

Baby loved the rocking chair ! Beautiful nature and villages as Najac and Cordes-sur-Ciel . I would recommend the house to everyone who's looking for beauty and tranquility !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Bourg , Castanet

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this well located property. A real getaway in an idyllic and picturesque part of France. There are many beautiful bastide towns within an hour's drive and a variety of markets to explore.Pauline and Ian were very helpful hosts. I had a "tooth episode" which required a dentist and Pauline kindly organised an appointment for me and accompanied me on the day. Prompt replies to emails allowed for ease of communication. A quaint,spacious property with outside dining and a much needed pool, an opportunity to experience French life. We would definitely recommend this property for a family vacation.

Larry & Deirdre

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely spot in a friendly little village.

  • 4 of 5

The house is a perfect mix of new and old features and is very welcoming. We felt very relaxed and at home in the house as soon as we arrived.

Pauline and Ian were on hand when we arrived to show us around and give us some good tips on local places. They were also kind enough to recommend a local restaurant for Sunday lunch in Najac - it was excellent.

We were 4 people and a dog so we had plenty of space in the house. As mentioned, the house is ideal for 2 families or groups as they layout splits very easily into 2. The recently built walk in shower down stairs is an excellent addition.

The garden and pool and were both lovely although we only braved the water a few times. A few degrees warmer and it would have been perfect. The house is also nicely positioned to watch the locals playing boules in the evening!!

We spent the majority of our time visiting the lovely bastide towns around. Najac, Cordes and Villefranche on Market day are all excellent. A couple of us even ventured as far as Roquefort for the cheese.

All in all an excellent house in a good location with plenty to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful couple of weeks in Castanet. We were met by the owners, Pauline and Ian, on arrival who were very helpful and pleasant.

The property is in a very quiet village and therefore there is a reasonable drive to acquire supplies. However there is a baker and a small shop in the next village which was very handy! It was a great escape from the hustle and bustle.

The rooms were spacious, the beds comfortable and fans were provided which were very much appreciated with the high temperatures. The kitchen had everything we needed. The property was very clean throughout.

We spent loads of time outside in the pool. This was a fantastic addition to the house. Many hours of fun were had by everyone!

Pauline was extremely efficient at replying to any emails sent and both she and Ian were very happy to chat over the phone. Through the two weeks if we had any requests or needed any advice about the area they were both very happy to help which we really appreciated.

I cannot recommend this property highly enough. The drive from Rodez was easy and took around about an hour. A brilliant holiday....thank you so much Pauline and Ian!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Rodez or Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Castanet is an easy 1.5 hour drive from Toulouse (BA from Heathrow, Air France from Heathrow and Birmingham, Jet2 from Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle,and EasyJet from Gatwick) or 1 hour from Rodez with its Ryan Air service from Stansted and Dublin. Alternatively, it is a very easy drive from Calais via the A20 with autoroute practically all the way.

The village is well located for exploring and enjoying this very pretty part of South West France, particularly the Aveyron and Tarn Gorges and the many Bastide towns. Cordes sur Ciel, voted the French's favourite village in 2014, with its summer festivals, concerts and Saturday market is 25 minutes away. Albi the with its Toulouse Lautrec museum, shops and massive cathedral is 45 minutes drive, and Gaillac and Cahors, the regional wine centres, 45 minutes. The fabulous Millau Bridge is about 1.5-2 hours drive along the beautiful Tarn valley.

Other Activities: Canoeing (organised or individual) - great fun!!!

Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course at Villefranche de Rouergue but golfing enthusiasts would be better to go to Albi where there is a superb top quality course. The non golfers among the party could happily spend several hours in Albi (a recent Unesco Heritage site) visiting the cathedral, Toulouse Lautrec museum, taking a river trip or simply shopping and lunching.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Castanet, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early summer
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.95
cleaning £79.48
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Wi-Fi available free of charge - please bring your own laptop.
Rates are shown in euros, we are happy to accept payment in sterling. All prices are per week from 16.00 to 10.00. We are flexible about changeover day so please always contact us about availability. Prices include the cost of gas, water and reasonable local phone calls. Electricity is payable by the client in October.
Bookings must be in multiples of weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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