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Stylishly Renovated Gite With Covered Terrace In Charming Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Gite in Boissezon, Nr. Castres, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Quiet Location, Perfect For Walkers, Cyclists And Nature Lovers, Or Those Who Just Want To Relax

Our one-bedroom gite in the village of Boissezon, south-west France is renovated to a high standard. It is situated on the Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle, the famous pilgrimage route that runs from France to Spain. It's the ideal escape for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. The gite is a great base for exploring this beautiful region. It's also ideal for anybody who is house hunting in the region.

Claire Winterton
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Claire Winterton

We're Ian and Claire. We moved to France in 2007 because we wanted an adventure and could speak a little bit of French from school. We were lucky enough to find a job in Castres, so rented an apartment there for a few years. In 2010 we bought our house in Boissezon. We fell in love with the village and the friendly locals have welcomed us into village life. We spent a few years renovating the house, and also the gite next door, which we are told was originally a wine and wood shop for the village.

Claire Winterton purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Claire Winterton chose Boissezon

When we started house-hunting we were looking for a charming French village that we could be a part of. We wanted to be fairly remote but with facilities not too far away. We knew this house was the one for us straight-away as it was in a perfect spot tucked away on its own up a track away from the village.

We love living away from the crowds and surrounded by trees, but the supermarket and market town of Castres are only 15 minutes away.

What makes this cottage unique

The gite's location on a walking route makes it ideal for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Boissezon in Tarn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The modern bathroom has a walk-in shower unit, wc and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a comfortable, king size bed and wardrobe/storage space.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Outside: There is a small terrace at the front of the gite with a table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining. Utility Room: A washing machine is available in the garage next door to the gite. An iron and ironing board will be provided on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included.


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Stylishly Renovated Gite With Covered Terrace In Charming Village
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

A lovely little bolt hole for two

  • 5 of 5

We loved this gite. It was just right for two. Every aspect was of the highest quality, like an extremely comfortable bed, well-equipped kitchen, modern shower room etc. There is plenty of interest in the surrounding area and good shops and all necessities within about 20 minutes drive. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely clean, modern apartment, attentive but unobtrusive hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Boissezon, a small village but less than 15 mins to full facilities in Castres. We explored many of the nearby towns, highlights including Hautpoul, Lautrec and Castres itself. We might have gone to many more, but a week wasn't long enough.

Claire and Ian were perfect hosts, very friendly and affable, always available to answer our questions and provide anything we needed, but other than they left us to ourselves.

We would love to come back and explore more of the region one year (we are from NZ, so a long way to go). Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Gite for those looking to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this Gite. Perfect as a base for cycling, walking or just enjoying nature. The owners really looked after us in an unobtrusive way. Located in a very rural area but just a short drive from everything you need in nearby Castres. No hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, we understood very quickly why Claire and Yan are on the Saint Jacques de Compostelle path!

They have a very strong and perfect sense of the hospitality and have a total dedication to their host. Their well-designed and clean house is a lovely place to stay when you want to discover this nice region.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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Scottish Borders, Scotland

Comfortable Gite

  • 3 of 5

Situated in the Tarn Region in a lovely village named Boissezon, close to the town of Castres. The Gite is very comfortable and the accommodation is all on one floor (no stairs). Claire and Ian are a very welcoming couple with a beautiful young son named Remy. Lots of intereting places to vist around the area, plus not that far from Carcassone.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A little difficult to find first time. A super little place, ideal for two who want to do their own thing. Spotlessly clean and well maintained.

You will be made to feel most welcome and will be spoiled by the cakes provided and cooked by the owners.

I would recommend it to anybody looking for a base for touring the region.

A car is essential.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Golf de Mazamet La Barouge
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Kilometres
Hostellerie D'oc, Noailhac
Nearest Beach
89 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Mediterranean coast (Narbonne) is a 1hr 45min drive away.


Carcassonne airport (1hr 10mins)

Toulouse airport (1hr 30mins)

Beziers airport (1hr 50mins)

A car is essential.


Castres (15mins) is our nearest large town. It's a great place to shop and enjoy local life with its markets, coffee shops and excellent restaurants. If you like rugby, catch a Castres Olympique game. The team play in France's Top 14.

Noillhac (3 mins), our neighbouring village, has a magnificent restaurant.

Carcassonne (1hr 10mins)

Lautrec (34mins)

Albi (1hr 4mins)

Gaillac (1hr 15mins)

Minervois (1hr 20mins)

Cordes-sur-Ciel (1hr 30mins)

Toulouse (1hr 30mins)

Further Details:

There is a butchers, small convenience store and post office (all with limited opening hours) in our village. The butcher is renowned for his charcuterie. In neighbouring Noillhac, you'll find the fantastic restaurant Hostellerie d'Oc, which serves Michelin-star quality food at excellent prices. Menus between 16-35euro. We can reserve tables for you.

The nearest supermarket, petrol station and cash machine are on the outskirts of Castres (about 15mins away). You'll find lots more restaurants in Castres. We're happy to recommend our favourites.

If you're interested in wine, many chateaux in Minervois and Gaillac (each about an hour away) offer walk-in tastings. If you need help organising anything, we're happy to assist.

The gite is on the Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle - a famous pilgrimage route - and a two-minute walk from the main village. Numerous walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep in the surrounding woodland and slightly further afield in the neighbouring Haut Languedoc national park. We can advise on the many wonderful walks in the area once you're here. With its quiet hillside tracks, the area is also ideal for mountain bikers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Boissezon, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.25

Booking Notes:

We ask guests to clean the gite before they leave. For those who prefer not to, they have the option to pay a 30 euro cleaning fee on arrival.

A £100 damage deposit cheque is required on arrival and will be returned when you check out, provided the gite is left as you found it.

Please email or call with questions about availability or anything else.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day, but we are flexible depending on other bookings. Departure time is 11am, with arrivals from 3pm. Again, this is flexible depending on other bookings, so please contact us if you have other requirements.

Notes on prices:
The rental price includes bed linen and towels.

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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