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Ideal Family / Party Space - 54 km from Toulouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,679 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A clean, spacious, light and airy apartment, which comfortably fits five.

This spacious, ground-floor, self-contained, 156 sq m apartment is part of a large, beautifully-restored farm house. Huge garden and panoramic views of the Pyrenees, but close to a medieval village and only a few minutes from the A64 motorway.

The apartment is for your own private use, and although the owners reside at the property, there is no interaction unless you wish it. You can enjoy, by invitation, the common areas of the house, which include a large salon and balcony. In the salon there is a Kawai grand piano.

Guests have access to the extensive grounds, and there are many established walks in the area.

Breath-taking views, a rich cultural heritage, meandering rivers and canals, winding roads and quality local produce all conspire to make Saint Laurent an unforgettable rural experience. Here you can get away from it all, but if you want some action, you do not have to travel far to find it.

It is advisable to have your own transport. There is plenty of free private parking.

More Details

Geoffrey Douglas
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Geoffrey Douglas

Geoff Douglas is a physician and occupational health specialist. He was born in London, grew up in Zambia, schooled in Zimbabwe and read medicine at Oxford. He worked for 35 years in Swaziland, where he founded a managed health care organisation that grew to fourteen clinics, fifty staff and over forty thousand patients. As a holistic practitioner, Geoff has developed his interest and awareness of the significant role nutrition can and should play in health. He is the CEO of Health Empowerment Through Nutrition, and now lives with his wife, Penny, on the farm - Saint Laurent - in France, where they practise permaculture. Geoff has written a novel - The Rattle of Seeds - and a fascinating memoir - Life is a Fatal Illness.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Rieux-Volvestre around the Haute-Garonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1679 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Part of optional Bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Very spacious, with direct garden access.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Optional - additional charge.
  • Bedroom 3 is upstairs, with a private bathroom. There is an additional charge of €30 per night.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our property has other rentable space (e.g. 'Escape to Volvestre' and 'Rural Tranquility near Toulouse'), if your party is larger. We can accommodate up to 12 people.


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Golf Club de Toulouse
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

There are excellent restaurants nearby:

• Chateau de la Terrasse - Carbonne

• La Tomate du Jardin - Daumazan-sur-Arize

• L'Enclos - Cazères

• Le Moulin d'Edmond - Gratens

• Restaurant Sentenac - Tourtouse

Discover the ancient bishopric of Rieux-Volvestre, the formerly walled town of Montesquieu-Volvestre, the plush houses of Carbonne, and many other picturesque villages. Whether for a relaxing weekend or for a longer holiday in the countryside, many surprises await you:

• Le Village Gaulois (Gallic village)

• La Clairière aux Insectes (Insectarium)

• Bird watching

• Hilltop walks

• Donkey trekking

• Water sports - Garonne River

• Star gazing - Latrape

• 10 pin bowling - Rieux-Volvestre

• Markets selling organic food and handicrafts.

With the majestic, snow-capped Pyrenees as the backdrop, in Volvestre you will find everything to satisfy an adventurous spirit.

The people of Haute-Garonne have always loved cycling, and over 190 km of bike paths have been established, which allow everyone - families, children and competitive or weekend cyclists - to go on long tours in safety. Starting from Carbonne, Salles-sur-Garonne or Saint-Julien-sur-Garonne, there is a clearly-marked, safe cycling trail beside the Garonne river.

The weekly markets are where it all happens, and they are the best places to meet the farmers and caterers and get a taste of what they offer. Each town has its market, and each market has its particular day of the week:

• Montesquieu-Volvestre – Tuesday

• Sainte-Croix-Volvestre – Wednesday

• Carbonne – Thursday

• Saint-Sulpice sur Lèze – Friday

• Cazères – Saturday

• Rieux-Volvestre – Sunday

Only forty minutes on the A64 motorway is Toulouse. Here, when you are tired of shopping and culture, you can visit:

• Aeronautical Museum

• Space City

• Airbus

Public transport is available at Rieux-Volvestre (Bus) and at Carbonne (Bus and Train).

Toulouse (40 mins) and Albi, Carcassonne and Lourdes (all 90 mins) are within easy reach by car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.54
Additional Guest Fee £8.87 per person per night

Extra people: €10 / night / person after 3 guests
No smoking in the apartment.
Pets are allowed.
It is expected that the accommodation will be left as you found it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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