Built some 400 years ago, the property is constructed of locally quarried stone (cool in the heat of the summer, warm in the winter) with an abundance of timber beams throughout the rooms. Le Bouyssounet is entered through a stone archway leading to a delightful cobblestone and gravel courtyard. To the left an old bread oven and barn (partially restored) and to the right the main house comprising of a staircase leading to the owners accommodation (owners not in residence when let) and ahead at courtyard level are the stone arched French doors of the guest rooms just a few paces away from the 12 x 6 metre Roman style swimming pool and south facing garden. The 12 x 6 meter Roman end pool is delightfully secluded and is in an elevated position with glorious views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The wide tiled surround is ideal for sunbathing, entertaining and includes a BBQ. Poolside dining table and chairs (seating 6) as well as various sun loungers. Table tennis in the barn.
Farmhouse in St Marcel Campes, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France - Secluded Location 10 Minutes By Car From The Beautiful 13th Century Bastide Town Of Cordes Sur Ciel
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- 9 Feb 2019
About Greg Younger
Greg and Chrissie Younger are both retired from the film and television industry. Their love of France and particularly the SW region has been ongoing for many years. In 1991 they decided to buy and renovate the 400 year old stone farmhouse and barn, this has indeed been a labour of love and has been kept as much as possible in its original condition by using local artisans and materials.
Greg Younger purchased this Farmhouse in 1991
Why Greg Younger chose Saint-Marcel-Campes
We love the secluded location of the house whilst being only 10 minutes from our nearest town the beautiful 13th century 'Bastide' of Cordes. We are also only and hour from the city of Toulouse and 30 minutes from the beautiful city of Albi with its fantastic cathedral and red brick buildings sited on the river Tarn.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We love the abundance of wildlife, the seclusion of the house and as there is no pollution in the region, the wonderful fresh air.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful location, wonderful farm house.
We have been renting properties around France for a number of years and this property is right up there with the best. The location is sublime with incredible views right from the side of the pool, the only point of note is the nearest town with shops is a 15 minute drive away. Another plus is the great cycling and running routes right from the door if you don’t mind hills, the location also lends itself to some great star gazing and amazing light shows across the valley if the weather lends itself to it. The wildlife around the garden is another interesting note with lizards and all sorts to keep any eye out for.
The pool is amazing, larger than an average rental pool and as fresh as they come with salt used rather than chlorine. The house is lovely and as traditional farm house as you will find, we have children of 10 and 14 and the accommodation posed no problems whatsoever for us.
The local town of Cordes is charming as are some of the other local towns and villages, there are plenty of sights to see with an hour drive plus activities for all age groups.
Without doubt a great find and would not hesitate to return.
Hi Rob & family,
Many thanks for your very kind review. Both Chrissie and I are always so happy to know that you all have had an enjoyable and memorable holiday at our house. We hope that you will consider us again in the future, you will be very welcome.
Kind regards Greg & Chrissie
Most enjoyable holiday in a lovely farmhouse in a beautiful part of France.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at this beautiful farmhouse - it was just what we wanted ... stunning and wonderfully simple, clean and with everything we needed. The gardens and salt water pool were particular lovely - offering wonderful shade for outside eating and relaxing. The recommendations provided by the owner were very useful - we particularly liked the supermarket in Cobanne and the Pizza place opposite the petrol station just outside Cordes. The restaurant at Milhars was full of English which wasn't so great! Kayaking at St Antoinin was fun and the French markets great but rather expensive - better shopping at the supermarket in Cobanne. Overall a wonderful holiday, beautiful weather and super enjoyable and relaxing. Dom was very helpful too. We would definitely come again.
Hi Marcus,Henrietta and family,
Many thanks for your very kind review. Chrissie and I are always so pleased to get a good response from our guests as we always try to give you a happy and memorable holiday.
Thank you once again
Chrissie and Greg
This property surpassed expectation. It was a magical week away for us
We had a very relaxing week mainly looking at all the wildlife that the area has in abundance. The property was perfect for us and did not disappoint in any way. We would definately recommend a stay there to anyone.
Many thanks Paul for your kind review. They mean a lot to us as guests really do take them seriously when looking for a holiday home.
This is a truly amazing place to spend a holiday
Our stay at Le Bouyssounet far surpassed our expectations. This place looks very nice on the website but the reality is so much more. The location to Cordes (10 mins) . The great sized swimming pool. The wild life. Most of all the peace and quiet! We found it clean and tidy with a lovely welcome. A short drive to Monesties to the Boulangerie for fresh croissants and bread in the morning is a must. Sitting by the pool in the evening watching lights in the far distance and the night sky.
it really was a sad moment when we had to leave ! We hope to visit again very soon.
Many thanks Tim for your kind review. Both Chrissie and I are very happy that you found everything to your satisfaction.
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans une magnifique propriété, au calme, très bien équipée, avec une piscine et un jardin ravissants. La vue sur la nature environnante est splendide, en haut d'une colline non loin de Cordes-sur-Ciel. Merci au propriétaire plein d'attentions pour cette très belle découverte !
Vous êtes très gentils de nous donner une bonne critique de notre maison Le Bouyssounet. Nous sommes très heureux que vous avez appréciés votre séjour et nous espérons que vous allez visiter à nouveau.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing your amazing and private property. The beautiful courtyard, amazing vistas and facilities in the property were outstanding. Charlie was completely safe and took to lovely walks without requiring his lead. We have to be honest your property surpassed our expectations!!!!
It is very apparent that you have put a lot of thought and care into renovating your period Farmhouse with lots of period features and French charm both inside and out. The accommodation is spacious and had everything we needed.
We named the balcony at the front of the property the Gin and Tonic balcony, as we watched the sun set over the lovely countryside on many an evening.
Pete took to relaxing and drawing views and interesting nooks and crannies around the property, which is something he hasn’t done for a while.
Theo and I got through a large number of novels just chilling out around the pool.
We would love to come back and visit again!
Our 2016 holiday is not one we will forget! Thanks again!
Thank you all for your lovely review. We would look forward to seeing you again at Le Bouyssounet in the future.
Greg & Chrissie
Toulouse (Blagnac) airport, One and a quarter hours from the house, car hire available and essential
Cordes sur Ciel - 10 minutes by car from the house.
Salles (13th century village) on river Ceru - at bottom of hill.
Monesties (13th century village) with bar/restaurant - 10 minutes by car.
St Antonin Noble Val (13th century village) the film 'Charlott Grey' was shot there,has fantastic market on Sundays, plenty of bars,restaurants set on the river Aveyron.
All bank, shops, market, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, petrol stations, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, bread/cake shops, butchers, post office, tourist office, are in Cordes sur Ciel.
The Tarn offers a wonderful variety of activities: stunning walks, horse riding, canoeing, tennis, golf, fishing etc. not to mention sampling the wines at the local vineyards, visit the Bastide towns, markets and medieval villages that abound. Close to Le Bouyssounet (10 mins) is the 13th Century bastide town of Cordes. Here you can find all the necessary amenities, banks, supermarkets, boulangeries and a very good Saturday morning market. As one of the 'plus beaux villages du France', it has a thriving leather and arts industry.
• Quad Biking- On an exciting course just 10 minutes drive from the house
• Golf- There are four courses within 25 Km
• Horse Riding- Several riding centres for lessons or hire
• Fishing- Cards available in the local village. There are plenty of private lakes and rivers with plenty of fish
• Canoeing and Kayaking- Large number of rental companies particularly in the town of St Antonin Noble Val where the River Aveyron passes through a spectacular gorge
• Sailing- On the nearby lake where fully supervised lessons are available
• Swimming- There is an aqua centre at Cordes. Man-made lake at Castlenau de Montmiral with beach and water-slide. Swimming unsupervised here by lifeguards
• Walking- The tourist office have guides for walking in the area. The Foret de Gresigne with its many oaks and great views is very beautiful and has marked trails.
Leisure- Cap decouvert is a new leisure centre built in 2003 and where the Tour de France finished one of its stages. It has many activities including dry ski slope, karting and swimming
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Booking form with 25% (non returnable) deposit secures. Balance of payment to be paid no less than 8 weeks before booking start date. Changeover Day: Saturday is changeover day Arrivals at 4 pm Departures at 10 am