• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
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A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
Price
£905 - £1,875 per week

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Renovated 18th Century stone farmhouse
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Private heated enclosed pool
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Get away from it all location
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Hectare of land with panoramic views
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Help yourself to the fruit trees and vegetables growing
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Nearby local village with restaurants and shops
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Homecooked meal service, picnic and BBQ packs available
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Terrace with outdoor dining facilities and barbecues
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Small outdoor play area with swing and slide
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Environmentally friendly gite

Review 1 of 12 reviews

Pool protected by a separate enclosed outdoor terrace

The Property

Double bedrooms Two (a double master bedroom and a second double room which can easily be converted into a twin)
Twin bedrooms One twin (but the second double can easily be converted into a twin)
Bathrooms One big shower room on the ground floor and a smaller shower room upstairs
Living room Open plan living, dining and kitchen on the ground floor

Local Information

Nearest village/town Puylauren 2-5 mins
Nearest supermarket Puylauren 5 mins
Nearest doctor Puylauren 5 mins
Nearest A&E Lavaur 15 mins
Nearest beach Narbonne beach 1hr 50mins
Nearest restaurant Puylauren 5 mins

Services

Home cooked food Yes- Please enquire
Swimming Towels available Yes
Bikes 2 mountain bikes and a toddler seat
Local Bike hire Cancian EURL in Revel (31250) - 11 km away- 10 € for the half day, 15 € for the day
Local assistance/housekeeper Owners live on site
Welcome pack Yes. Wine & Flowers. Pre- arrival shopping service available
Internet access Yes WiFi
Restaurant on site No but delicious home cooked meals available
Shopping Service Yes please request in advance
Swimming towels Yes
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting No
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available No
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool Yes
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots 2 wooden cots available
Highchairs 2 available
Booster seat 1 available
Bed guards 2 Junior beds with intergrated bed guards both sidest
Potty 1 available
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table Yes
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information Environmentally heated pump for the swimming pool, included in the price.

There is no Security Deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.

Bookings are generally taken for full weeks and the calendar below shows 7 night blocks; however many Owners are happy to consider bookings for additional nights and to consider different starting and departure dates outside of the busy periods. Please enquire by clicking on an available period in the calendar.

Swimming pool open from beginning of May to mid October.

There is the added possibility of 2 additional beds to be placed downstairs (screened off from the rest of the living room) should you need them.

Additional charge for heating October to March - A meter reading will be taken before and after rental period and charged locally in euros.

Logs for wood burner will be charged locally at €6 per box.

Swimming pool available 1st May- 31st Oct.

Pre-arrival shopping service available including items in the property's Baby Pack List.

Home cooked meals available for Children (8 Euros) and adults ( eg. four course arrival meal with wine 25 Euros per head) Both from a delicious and extensive menu. Children's meals are salt free. Please book the arrival meal in advance and give a day or two's notice for all other subsequent meals. BBQ & Picnic Packs can be created for your convenience- please enquire for prices.

No pram just pushchair.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

Indoors

Once inside the double French doors from the front terrace and garden, you enter a fabulous light and airy, open-plan ground floor.  

Although open-plan, the ground floor consists of four areas - a sofa and armchairs, with a television and DVD player, another reading area with an antique day bed, a children's table and chair set and a book shelf packed with books and toys for the children. 

The centre of the room houses a large wooden table which seats eight, and is positioned next to a log burning stove, which is safely guarded in the winter for your peace of mind.

Finally, at the furthest end of this vast room is the smart modern kitchen.  Fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, washing machine, it consists of a long thin layout, with a window looking out to the views of the back garden.

A handy 'bar' like division between the kitchen and the dining area makes it much easier for you to prepare food whilst still keeping an eye on what your little ones are getting up! 

The shower room is on the ground floor next to the staircase.  It is a huge room with a walk-in shower, loo, sink and changing table; s baby bath is available as there is no full sized bath.

Upstairs there is a big square landing leading to three bedrooms.  The twin room and second double room are on the right, with plenty of space for a cot or even a junior bed (with built-in bed guards), should you need them, and stunning views over the back garden and beyond.  If you would prefer to have two twin rooms, this can easily be arranged.

There is also a new shower room with a loo installed upstairs located on the landing and accessible by all three bedrooms.

The master room is on the opposite side of the landing to the other two rooms.  It is incredibly large, so there is plenty of room to add two cots or even three junior beds, leaving plenty of room to spare.  

It is this room that is lucky enough to have an attractive arched window/door, which you will feel inclined to throw open, safe in the knowledge that there is a banister across the exterior of the window.

The master bedroom has a rolldown blind, the other two bedrooms have shutters on their windows, giving you as much help as possible to try and grab some precious lie-ins or encourage daytime naps!

Parent point:

  • The kitchen area is not gated from the rest of the open plan ground floor, and although all the cupboards have security locks on them, the oven (at the furthest end of the corridor like space) is a low level oven, which parents will have to be vigilant of when in use
  • The house has electric heaters in every room with the dials accessible on most of them

Outdoors

With its open flat lawn, abundant flower beds, wooded slopes and vegetable patch, all split between both front and rear garden areas, this is just the type of garden children love - plenty of nooks and crannies to play hide and seek in!  There are also numerous types of outdoor equipment for all ages to play with.

The front of the house has the main drive running down its centre, flanked either side by the lawns, the abundant organic veggie patch, and a variety of fruit trees creating great shady spots to relax in.  

Imagine kicking back and relaxing in the hammock under the cherry tree while the children either play in the pool, only five metres away, or pretend to be adventurers as they play in the bamboo corridor by the two weeping willows and the al fresco dining area beneath them.

The swimming pool is totally enclosed and has wide roman steps.  There are sun loungers, a solar powered shower and numerous pool toys nearby to keep you entertained.  

A lovely size at 12 x 5 metres, it uses environment and skin friendly salt rather than chlorine and boasts magnificent views over the rolling countryside to the north and the local village up the hill to the south. 

To the rear of the property is a long gravelled terrace housing a big wooden table and chair set.  This raised terrace extends the full length of the gîte's back wall and looks out on to stunning panoramic views of the valley and the back garden lawns, which slope down as the house is set on a hill.  

Here you will find two small movable charcoal BBQs, which are guaranteed to get lots of use!

There is a swing/slide set in the garden too.

Wi-Fi is available inside and outside of the property, so if you need to keep an eye on work related issues or just get your 'fix' of Facebook, you can pull up a lounger and surf to your heart's content.

Parent point:

  • The garden is not enclosed; however, the size of the grounds will allow you the peace of mind that your children will not be near any roads as they play, as the only thing surrounding the grounds are agricultural fields
  • There are certain areas in the garden immediately opposite the owners' part of the house that are not suitable for children to play near, such as a glass cold frame at ground level, by a secured well
  • There are numerous oleander plants in the garden, although very beautiful these are dangerous if consumed; toddlers prone to putting things in their mouth should be supervised at all times in the front garden area

 


This area of south west France, in the Tarn département of the Midi-Pyrénées region, is known as "the French Tuscany".  It is rich in history and culture - the city of Albi (named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2010), the Occitan language, Cathars and the château of Saissac, the town of Sorèze, cassoulet, pays de cocagne, the local Gaillac wine - and just about every village and town around has something worth exploring or experiencing.  

For any keen golfers there is Golf des Etangs de Fiac, an 18 hole course within 15 minutes (about 20km) from Tussilago. Not a long course but very demanding, as it is set around lakes with plenty of opportunity for drop shots. The course is inhabited by a large number of beavers, which makes for an interesting round.  The restaurant offers a very good value menu for a post round meal too. 

If you fancy exploring the local countryside by bike, the roads around Tussilago offer excellent cycling for all levels with plenty of traffic-free, tree-lined roads, varied terrain, and iconic sunflower-filled views. Two mountain bikes are available to guests free of charge plus a bike seat for a little one to join the ride.  

The nearest sea beach is Narbonne Plage, 1hr 50mins drive away, but just 20 minutes drive and you could be at the huge beautiful fresh water lake Bassin de Saint Ferréol. With sandy beaches, sailing boats for hire, archery, trampolining, mini golf, supervised bathing and much more it really is not to be missed.

For other activities for children near Tussilago, check out the following websites:
Le Cri de Tarzan - A wild nature park with adventures in the trees, from 3 years old, and only five minutes drive away
Aubépine Quad - quad bike and mini buggy hire, from 4 years old, five minutes drive away
Canoe Agout Evasion - canoeing and kayaking on the river at Vielmur-sur-Agout, ten minutes drive from the house; from seven years old, and must know how to swim 

There are numerous signposted circular walks from the house, walking guides are available at the Office de Tourisme, but the owners will be happy to guide you towards the closest ones from a one hour route to much more if you are up to it (many are pushchair friendly).

Anglers amongst you might like to have a chat with the owners about tips they have gleaned from previous guests, but to give you a taster, the banks of the river Agout can be easily reached and explored from Vielmur. Locals fish for carp, zander, catfish and pike.

This holiday could be your perfect opportunity for some peace and quiet, you could relax, rod in hand, whilst the children are happily splashing about back at Tussilago in the pool with your other half. 


Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

The swimming pool is heated all year round by an environmentally heated pump; the temperature of the water is dependant on the prevailing weather conditions.

There is the added possibility of 2 additional beds to be placed downstairs (screened off from the rest of the living room) should you need them.

If you would like to have the arrival day meal, please enquire in advance. If you would like further meals during your stay, please tell the owners a day or two before

Price includes: linen, towels and electricity April to September.

Additional charge for heating October to March - A meter reading will be taken before and after rental period and charged locally in euros. Logs for wood burner. Logs for wood burner will be charged locally at €6 per box.

There is no Security Deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.


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