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Large Rural Farmhouse In The Heart Of The Tarn Countryside

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Beauvais sur Tescou, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location, Private Pool, 3 Acres Of Land, Surrounded By Farms & Sunflower Fields

Aquodagnel is a beautiful farmhouse situated in the rolling hills of the Tarn countryside in South West France. Built in the 17th & 19th centuries its rustic charm blends with the newly renovated interior.

The combination of space, character and tranquillity makes Aquodagnel a perfect holiday destination for families or groups.

The interior is newly renovated; there are 6 bedrooms set across multiple floors, made up of 4 large doubles, (1 with step-free access and 1 with en-suite) plus 2 twin bedrooms. There are 4 bathrooms (3 family bathrooms plus 1 en-suite shower with double washbasin). The kitchen is large, with indoor dining space for 13, it is well-equipped with everything needed to cater for big groups. The kitchen has a double set of French doors leading out to the BBQ area and top lawn with views over the rolling rural countryside. The kitchen also leads out into a traditional Tarn archway where shelter from the sun can be taken in the day, or evening meals eaten al-fresco.

Aquodagnel has its own private pool, with sun-loungers and parasols, it is set within acres of private land giving ample space for gatherings of friends and family. There is plenty to do outside & inside with games, table tennis, TV + DVDs. There is also Free Wifi.

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Ben and Sally Blackden
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Ben and Sally Blackden

Sally and Ben are the owners of Aquodagnel. We fell in love with the property back in 1998 and have been lucky enough to enjoy family holidays here for nearly 20 years. Together with our (now grown-up) children & some talented local tradespeople, we renovated Aquodagnel in 2012-'13 and were delighted to open the doors for rentals in 2014. We have an experienced House Manager and Grounds Manager in the local area to help ensure your stay is smooth & completely stress-free.

Ben and Sally Blackden purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a really fantastic week. The house is simply stunning! You have done a wonderful job of renovating and maintaining it. Such a beautiful part of France. The views were unbelievable. We had a wonderful week all 3 families before then heading off for a second week elsewhere.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Beauvais-sur-Tescou in Tarn

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Middle bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Top bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Lower bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
  • There are 4 modern bathrooms - one on each floor, including one ensuite to the Master Bedroom. Two have showers, one has a bath and shower, one has a bath.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Large double bedroom with ensuite
    Wedgwood room - 1 Large Double Bed , Bright, large double
    Mezzanine bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Light, airy double
    Blue bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Charming twin room
    Yellow bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Light twin room
    Pink bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large double bedroom plus additional single Step free access
  • Cot (s) available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: For parties over 13 people please contact the owners as there is additional accommodation we can offer. Outside: Within the idyllic setting of Aquodagnel you can't help but switch off and relax. Within the 3 acres of private land there are many picturesque places to enjoy; from the archway, to the pool, to the glorious views from the lawns. We're sure there's ample appeal and space for everyone. The pool is approximately 5 x 10 meters and has an electronic cover for child safety when the pool is not in use. Depths are marked; 0.9m to 1.9m. There are sun loungers around the pool and outdoor games, including boules & table tennis, available. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron & ironing board, airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality linen, bath & pool towels are provided. If you are staying at the house for 2 weeks or more, the house manager will come at the end of each week to change bed linen & towels. Additional cleaning can be arranged on request


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Large Rural Farmhouse In The Heart Of The Tarn Countryside
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews

Stunning House in a idillic location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored farmhouse set in super gardens with 360 degree views.

modernised in a country style with first class amenities, fully able to satisfy 12/13 guests.

Pictures on the website show a true representation of the property.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant week at Aquodagnel. The house has been renovated beautifully, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living rooms and bedrooms, and plenty of bathrooms. The location was ideal for us - great views for evening meals and space for children to play.

We experienced really good customer service from the owners, including sorting out a hornets' nest that we discovered on arrival. They were quick to act and that made a real difference to our holiday!

We had a fun time in the local area, including going wine tasting, kayaking and visiting local towns and restaurants. The house is very convenient from Toulouse airport.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family, in fact I already have!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Aquodagnel July 2015

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious, comfortable, very prettily decorated house. We were five adults and six children (1 to 6 years) and plenty of space for communal eating and games or for quieter time. The house is very well set up and you can find everything you need. The rolling countryside around is stunning and, although there are roads around, you can't see or hear any of them! It is perfect for a really relaxing break. The pool was a welcome break from the heat wave the week we were there and gave the holiday a luxury feel to it. There are very pretty villages around for days / lunches out and a nearby swimming lake and outdoor swimming pool complex which is good fun. Highly recommended for all types of holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical, tranquil, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up at Aquadagnel I couldn't believe our good fortune to be in this beautiful spot, surrounded by rolling hills and verdant countryside on all sides. The house itself is gorgeous, beautifully refurbished yet retaining all its charm, particularly seen in the old 'manger' that is now the grand kitchen leading out to the extensive garden with fruit trees laden with apricots, apples and plums. Our three children were in heaven, with a swing in a shady patch of trees, a perfect-sized pool and loads of space to explore, both indoors and out. The bathrooms were perfect, especially the walk-in wet room shower for after a swim, and the two receptions rooms were ideal for down time with a film for both adults and kids, or reading - Sally and Ben had loads of books and films on hand. We had the option of dining both inside and out and everything you could want was provided for, from tennis rackets to a table tennis table, from quality tableware to all you would need for cooking your own meals. Walking along the country road from the house at sundown, past hay fields and sunflowers, was a gift I shall savour.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sublime Aquodagnel

  • 4 of 5

A truly beautiful rural location set amongst fields of sunflowers with broad views across the rolling farmlands of the Tarn. A peaceful and relaxing location. The farmhouse had charm and personality and was well appointed. The pool was a good size, clean and well maintained In our view Aquodagnel exceeded its brochure description. There were some minor issues which needed attention during our stay but the local management service dealt with these promptly and efficiently. Local shops were a 10 minute drive away but some of our more energetic family members did cycle to the local bakery each morning! Albi (50 minutes drive) Toulouse Lautrec Gallery and Cathedral of Saint Cecilia. Cordes sur Ciel (40 minutes drive) a large 13th century hill top town is well worth a visit with its magnificent panoramic views, artisan shops and many restaurants however, eating dinner with local wine, watching the sun set at Aquodagnel cannot be beaten!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

Aquodagnel is a beautiful, spacious well furnished house with large garden and pool. On arrival we found everything immaculate, with good quality bedding, towels, kitchen equipment etc. the bath and shower rooms are recently refurbished with high quality fittings that work well too! We enjoyed the outdoor space for eating as the weather was lovely, and bread every morning from the village, delicious. Surrounding countryside and villages provided interest, as did a visit to Albi, highly recommended. We were a party of 8, plus one for a few days, and altho all adults I'm sure it would be good for children too. Quite a lot of stairs so not easy for the less able. I should imagine this would be a good holiday location at any time of the year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Montgaillard Tabac
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The Mediterranean & Atlantic coasts are each a 2 hour drive away.


Toulouse Blagnac is the nearest airport, it is 40miles (65km) from Aquodagnel. Alternatively Carcassonne is 90miles (144km) and Rodez is 80miles (125km). A car is essential.


Montgaillard 3km, 3mins (driving)

Beauvais-sur-Tescou 3km, 3mins

Salvagnac 10km, 15mins

Rabastens 18km, 20mins

Puycelci 23km, 30mins

Montauban 27km, 25mins

Gaillac 30km, 30mins

Albi 50km, 50mins

Cordes-sur-ciel 50km, 50mins

Castres 75km, 1h20mins

Further Details:

The local village of Montgaillard is home to a bakery (where you can place your orders for your holiday), a tabac and a bar.

There are many good restaurants nearby, two of our favourites : 1) ‘Ma Grand-mère s’appelait Suzanne’ is a delightful family owned restaurant, 10km from Aquodagnel. Set menu, reservation only, delicious food, pretty location overlooking the valleys. 2) ‘Auberge de la Pointe’ - high end French cuisine including catering for vegetarians, 25km from Aquodagnel in St Suplice.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Beauvais-sur-Tescou, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring/early summer
26 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 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 £750

Contact:07932 643949 or 01753 883264.
Changeover Day: one-week rental of Aquodagnel is from 3pm on Saturday to 10am the following Saturday
Security Deposit: this shall not limit your liability for damage or loss to this amount
Minimum rental:1 week
Party size: maximum number of people = 13, unless the owners have given written permission for additional people
Keys: must be returned to the key safe at the end of your stay
Cleaning: provision & laundry of bedding and towels as well as reasonable cleaning of the property upon your departure date is included in the rental cost
Travel Insurance: you agree to ensure that each member of the booking party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance to cover any potential liability
House book: the owners have prepared a House Book containing information about the property and its facilities, including details about local amenities and tourism
Obligations: please be a considerate guest and leave the property clean and in good condition. For future guests and neighbours, it is important that you do not cause any damage, nor do anything that might be considered to cause a nuisance or disturbance to neighbours
Swimming pool: the safety cover must be used whenever the pool is not in use. This pool safety device does not replace the vigilance of a responsible adult. You agree to ensure adult supervision of children in and around the swimming pool area at all times
Defects: please report any defects or breakdowns in equipment to the house manager without delay
Liability: no liability accepted for loss or damage of your personal property

House Rules:
- No smoking or use of candles inside the property
- No pets or animals allowed
- Do no light the wood burning stoves
- Do not start a bonfire anywhere in the garden or land
- Exercise due care and attention when lighting/ extinguishing barbecues
- Children must be properly supervised at the property at all times, particularly near balconies, windows & the swimming pool.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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