Toubies Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms with 4 ensuite bathrooms and Gite has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. They are neighbouring self catering holiday properties and if booked together can accommodate up to 13 people in total therefore ideal for larger groups. However the Farmhouse can be booked separately and has its own private garden area. The Farmhouse and the Gite are located in the owners 14 acres of meadow & woodland with stunning views of the Pyrenees mountains.
The Farmhouse and Tower Gite are situated at the top of the hill and bask in sunshine from early morning till late evening. The Tower Gite is near to the Farmhouse and can be accessed across the courtyard garden, or from its own entrance at the rear of the Gite (see separate listing here). It sleeps up to 5 and can be booked separately from the Farmhouse.
The Farmhouse is a traditional old stone built property with thick walls that keep it lovely and cool during the hot summer months. The large central hallway and landing area provides central access to all the rooms upstairs and downstairs. The Farmhouse has a spacious, fully equipped dining kitchen which is a very sociable area with large extending dining table, range cooker and glazed doors leading to the rear terrace.
The Farmhouse also has a large and sunny lounge with floor to ceiling windows with views of the Pyrenees and French windows leading onto the terrace, which is covered with grapevines and from where you can step onto a large lawned garden. Across the gardens there is a separate building (with another covered sun terrace) which is the games room. This has a high ceiling and is a great space for family fun - playing pool or table tennis or for a large group get together/ party. Across the garden in the other direction is a stone path that leads down to a 12 x 6m swimming pool set in a sheltered position into the hillside. (NB Pool Open MAY to SEPTEMBER - depending on weather). From the poolside you can access the sauna and jacuzzi. The large pool has a very shallow end which is great for young children to paddle in and also has a deep end for for swimming. It is has a roll on bubble cover to keep the water warm. There is also a large lawned area in front of the swimming pool which overlooks the forests and valley beyond and from where you can gaze at the wonderful mountain views and incredible sunsets.
The pool, jacuzzi, sauna & games room are for the use of guests staying at the Farmhouse and Gite.
The separate Gite information...... It can be booked separately, or with the Farmhouse for larger parties. A separate listing with more detail to follow, with photos, after refurbishment work complete in the New Year. (Please contact me via this listing if you need more information before then).
There is an additional charge for Linen but Guests are welcome to bring their own.
Linen booking forms will be sent once booked.
Double bed 15 Euros
Single Bed 7 Euros
Towel bundle (1 bath and 1 pool towel) 8 Euros.
Tea Towels and hand towels provided free of charge.
Neighbours have a gentle dog (Olga) who is used to children and likes to visit if the gate to the Gite is left open. They also have three friendly cats who like to visit on occasion.
The properties are in an area of outstanding wild beauty where sightings of birds of prey, deer and other animals and birds are common. We love the peace and tranquillity of the area and really enjoy the slower pace of life when we are able to take a holiday from work and come out to visit. Whilst this is a rural area and a car is essential to get around, there are lots of amenities and activities within easy driving distance. Our closest village is St Croix Volvestre, which is about 5-10 minutes drive or you can walk there for 20 minutes along the wooded path (down hill on the way there / uphill on the way back, steep in places) taking in magnificent scenery as you walk. The village is very traditional and pretty. There is a cash point, post office, tourist information office, small grocery shop, restaurant/bar, small weekly produce market and public swimming lake. In Cazeres (approximately 20 minutes drive), there are restaurants, cafes, local shops, Post Office and supermarket with petrol station. Our nearest airport is Toulouse Blagnac, which is approximately one hour drive from both properties.
There is also good access to the many attractions of the area including visits to the prehistoric caves, beautiful walks in the mountains or activities such as canoeing, mountain biking and white water rafting. Access to road and rail network is only 15 minutes drive for days out to the beautiful cities of Toulouse (50 minutes- 1 hour) & Carcassonne & Lourdes (1 hour 45 minutes.) or if you want to go further afield, for example, Andorra or the Mediterranean which are only 2 hours drive.