The qualities of this house are so diverse that it may suit pretty much anybody. The rooms are spacious, but retain a certain intimacy and the rustic originality blends perfectly with crisp modern furnishing, particularly in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Set in 3 acres of land with a variety of fruit trees, space is not an issue. The house maintains privacy without being too isolated, it's near quaint C13 villages and large towns like Albi, famous for not only its cuisine and many designer stores, but also the gallery of Toulouse-Lautrec and the Cathedral (the largest brick building in Europe!). If you enjoy culture as much as shopping, it's all within 45 mins. If you want relaxation, simply lounge by the pool or paint the views of forests and valleys. Those of a more active disposition can use the sporting facilities (football, rugby, weights, table tennis, trampoline, darts, bikes), walk/run through the countryside, go kayaking, golfing or skiing. Tennis courts are a 10 minute drive.
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Country House in St Christophe, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees - Atop an airy highpoint between the two ancient Bastide towns Cordes and Najac
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About Property Manager
The Wilson family live in Bromley in kent. Bournens is our holiday home we have owned it for 15 years and started renting it 8 years ago to help cover costs. Our two sons Harry and Thomas are now 24 and 27. Harry has graduated with an English Degree at Durham Uni and is now working as a Marketing Brand Manager and Thomas graduated from Warwick University then The University of Hong Kong reading PPE. He is now a research Analyst for a Stockbroker studying the CFA exams. Michael works in Lloyds of London as a broker and Margaret is a housewife. Bournens is a home away from home it has more to offer than most rentals with a personal touch. Everything is there to be used from a guitar to the playstation. We have spent many summers and winters enjoying the house and the area and we are never short of things to do. You certainly don't need to take a book or toys for the children we try and provide everything and are happy to meet with your unique requirements.
Property Manager purchased this in 2012
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Bournens is the perfect French home, it is authentic and the location is stunning. Plenty of room both inside and out ( 6 adults and 3 children in our party). The house was very well equipped and plenty of toys, books, games etc for adults and children. The pool was perfect with sun on the terrace all day long. Margaret the owner of the property could not have been more helpful, I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for an escape to the French countryside.
Special interest holidays:
For wine enthusiasts the vinyards of Gailliac are a 40 minute drive for wine tasting and shopping! The bastide towns of Cordes and Najac are about 30 minutes, Cordes being the best remaining example of gothic urban architecture in the world. Bruniquel is also home to a fantastic castle, whilst Monesties was voted one of the prettiest villages in France. The famous abbey of Conques is not far, nor is St. Antonin-Noble-Val, which hosts a lively Sunday morning market selling local fresh produce, with some wonderful street cafes. It is one of the oldest villages around and is also where Charlotte Gray was filmed! The city of Carcassonne and the Millau bridge, although a little further, are always worth a visit.
There are plenty of alternative sports centres and even a theme park within 40 minutes and you can also go kayaking on the Rivers Aveyron, Viaur or Tarn, which are all less than 45 minutes away.
Beaches around Narbonne are 2 hours away, whilst those on the Atlantic coast about 3 hours drive. Cannes took us 4 hours and Biarritz 3 and a half!
Rodez airport is an hours drive. Toulouse (Blagnac) Airport is and hour and 45 minutes drive. Car rental is recommended.
Laguepie 15 mins. Mirandol 15 mins. Carmaux 30 mins. Albi 45 mins. Cordes sur ceil 35 mins. St Antonin-Noble-Val 40 mins. Najac 30 mins. Gaillac 1 hour. Rodez 1 hour. Toulouse - 1 hour 45 mins.
In the villages of Laguepie and Mirandol you will find small local supermarkets, restaurant, bar, post office, bank, boulangerie, butcher, petrol station, doctors and tourist information. Larger supermarkets and shopping centres are found in Carmaux and Albi.
Booking Notes: A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental price is payable on booking. The remaining 75% is payable 8 weeks before arrival, along with a £300 security deposit which will be returned 2 weeks after departure subject to loss/damage/condition of property. Changeover Day: Changeover days are entirely flexible. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in UK pounds. Winter pricing includes logs for the wood-burning stove. There is a discount of 10% when 3 or less people rent. For single week rents in peak or for 7+ people, there is a charge of £150 to cover extra cleaning costs.