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Luxury 3 Bedroom Cottage with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Located in the centre of the triangle formed by Toulouse, Albi & Castres

Perched on a hilltop and offering a wonderful view of the Black Mountains to the east and a fantastic panoramic view of the Pyrenees to the south, this sympathetically restored and well appointed stone farm cottage is the perfect destination for those looking to get away from it all, and the ideal spot to explore the South West region with its excellent tourist and sporting attractions.

This old stone farm building has been sympathetically restored to an exceptionally high standard, maintaining many traditional features including exposed beams and stone walls. A large stone fireplace and wood-burning stove are the focal points of the lower living accommodation.

Leisure at the cottage: If your idea of a perfect holiday doesn't involve going very far then the cottage is just right for you. The fully alarmed 8 x 4 mtr swimming pool is next to a large sun terrace fully equipped with dining table, chairs, parasols and sun beds. The large garden area is big enough for kids to runaround in but close enough for you to keep and eye on them. Inside the cottage there is a TV with UK free-view channels, a DVD player with a large selection of movies, a CD player capable of playing MP3 format and a large selection of books and games to help while away the long lazy days.

Leisure away from the cottage: Locally there are tennis courts, riding schools, golf courses, windsurfing, quad biking, canoeing, jet skiing, cross country running and fishing. We are happy to arrange lessons or day trips for any of these activities during your stay.

The many vineyards of the Gaillac region are only 30 minutes away and slightly further afield, but well worth the extra effort, are the Minervois, Cahor, Madiran and Corbière regions. We can recommend vineyards to visit and wine to buy during your stay.

Forty minutes away is the city of Toulouse, known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the colour of brick from which it is built, with its many historical attractions; The Capitole Square, St. Sernin Basilica, St. Etienne Cathedral and many museums. For the kids, a trip to the Citi d’Espace, the European Space Park shouldn’t be missed.

Just under an hour away you have the historical site of Carcassonne - a must for anyone travelling to the area.

Where to eat: There are plenty of good restaurants to help you discover the many culinary delights of the region, and our fully comprehensive welcome book gives details of all of them.

If you enjoy cooking while you have the time away, we grow our own fruit and veg in the garden which available for guests to enjoy. Nearby farms sell their own produce including chicken, duck, fowl, lamb and cheese, and the Saturday Lavaur market is a treat for all the senses.

More Details

Karen Leslie
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Veilhes in Tarn

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have exposed beams and are decorated to a high standard. The large and spacious master double bedroom (20 sq. m/approx. 200 sq. ft) has both a south and north facing window, and an en-suite shower room. There is plenty of wardrobe space along with a full length mirror and a dresser. The second bedroom is a double south facing room. The third bedroom is a twin north facing room. The second and third bedrooms share the family bathroom which is south facing.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Whilst smoking is not permitted inside the cottage, guests are welcome to smoke on the terrace or by the pool.


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Luxury 3 Bedroom Cottage with Private Pool
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gite, very well equipped and very welcoming owners. Fabulous views and very unspoilt and untouristy area.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback Sheila, it was lovely to welcome you and your family to the Cottage.
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Quiet and peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

The property is well located for exploring the region with several beautiful towns within an easy drive. Our 15 and 9 year old children were equally entertained. Beautiful cottage with excellent views and a peaceful location. The owners are knowledgeable about the area and some good restaurants around. Loved our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly superb Gite in a quite tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

The Gite is well taken care of and presented in a wonderful way. It is fully equipped and you cannot ask for more. Easy to find and in a nice quiet location. The pool and terrace are truly fantastic and it is such a nice place to just relax taking in the superb views and scenery. 3 weeks just flew past. Thank you Karen and Ian

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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an excellent well equipped and maintained cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks staying in this beautiful, well equipped cottage. As we had hot sunny weather the lovely pool was used every day. Our hosts, Karen and Ian, could not have been more helpful. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in this beautiful part of France. There is so much to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated our stay at this lovely cottage! You will find all you need for your holiday here: pool towels, BBQ, cutlery, washing machine etc. Karen and Ian are very helpful if you need assistance, they can help you with reservations at restaurants etc. The cottage is very tidy and clean, We have already recommended this place to our family and friends. This is the right place if you want a peaceful and quiet holiday, plus there are interesting Places to visit in the area. (Our sons (10 and 17) loved the Le Cri de Tarzan).

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb peaceful cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely peaceful week staying in this beautiful and very well equiped house, we had everything we needed and more. It was extremely clean, and a very comfortable stay, and we could've stayed much longer! .The views are stunning and the kids loved running around in the large garden, and seeing Bonnie the dog. We enjoyed exploring the local area which is beautiful, and lots of nice little French towns close by.

Ian and Karen (the owners) were really helpfull, and gave great advice on the local area.

I cannot recommend this holiday home enough. We really hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A68 Verfeil
Car: necessary

Situated in the heart of the Cocagne region, in the centre of a triangle formed by Toulouse, Carcassonne and Albi, the cottage is the ideal base to explore the many areas of interest of the South West Region. Within walking distance are two lakes, ideal for picnics, and mountain bikes can be rented locally if you want to explore a little further afield.

Over 100 artisans and local producers come to the weekly market of Lavaur to sell an abundance of French delights. There is a rich array of local specialities including fois gras, purple garlic of Lautrec, cheeses, duck, and the spectacle of the local farmers selling their live ducks, geese, chickens and other birds.

Visit the many vineyards of the Gaillac which are only 30 minutes away. Slightly further away but well worth the extra effort are the Minervois, Cahor, Madiran and Corbiere regions.

Other Activities: Sailing, mountaineering, wind-surfing & mountaineering all within 35 minutes

Golf: Etangs de Fiac : 20 minute drive,

18 holes: Par 71; Slope 129. Introduction and classes for children,

Excellent clubhouse restaurant.

Palmola Golf Course : 25 mins drive.

18 holes: Par 72, Slope 132.

Closed on Tuesdays.

There are another four courses in Toulouse within a 40 minute drive and more courses within an hours drive to Albi or Mazamet.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The rental price includes our linens package for all guest consisting of: bed sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, bath towels, bath mats, pool towels, apron, oven gloves, tea towels and hand towels for the bathrooms; and we make up the beds in the cottage prior to arrival so that it is very homely, allowing guests to quickly settle into their holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.