Property No. 421
Enjoy a child-friendly hideaway at this stunning renovated farmhouse, where you can splash in the pool, explore the local towns, or enjoy a treat from the markets.
**PRICE MATCH PROMISE**Enjoy a child-friendly hideaway at this stunning renovated farmhouse, where you can splash in the pool, explore the local towns, or enjoy a treat from the markets.
Wonderful property, fantastic accommodation when travelling with young children, we had everything we needed. A holiday we will treasure always.
Wonderful property in a beautiful part of France we loved every minute. Our host Roger made it extra special as he was so helpful and cooked some wonderful meals for us.
Smyth Family, June 2014
Wonderful property, beautiful gardens, a superb host in the shape of Roger who cooked some fabulous food for us during our stay which we ate outside with our little boy, great location from which to explore the area, fantastic accommodation when travelling with young children, we had everything we needed. A lovely swimming pool which our little boy loved. We were looked after so well from the minute we arrived and we had a holiday we will treasure always.
Smyth family, June 2014
Just wonderful! We spent a week at Tussilago this summer. A relaxing week in a most beautiful environment perfect for two families with small children. We had great expectations for our trip and it turned out to be even better. Easy to get there, nice pool, excellent service from the owner of the house and a nice and cool temperature in the house in spite of hot weather. The house has all you need to live a good life when you travel with children, or without. We have already decided to come back within a couple of years and can of course recommend all of you to do the same.
The Juterot family and friends, Sweden, June 2012
Lucy Hather wrote: Beautiful, clean accommodation and wonderfully looked after! Eight of us and one baby stayed at 'Tussilago' for one week at the end of August. We were all incredibly impressed with every aspect of the accommodation and are already planning on going back! The house is clean, tidy and beautifully done up with minimalistic decor (nothing worse than too much fuss)! The bedrooms are spacious and all come with an electric fan which, due to the 40 degree heat, came in very useful!The house came with swimming towels and lots of spare bedding if needed.The setting is tranquil and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful with gorgeous views and incredible sunsets. The pool was fantastic and we spent many happy hours lounging around on the wooden sun loungers and playing with the toys supplied in the outdoor storage unit.The hosts were very welcoming and helped us out whenever we needed it - they made trips to the supermarket for us which meant we arrived to fresh food and also helped us out with directions when we needed. They were friendly and couldn't do enough to make us feel at home.In the lead up to the stay Roger was fantastic - he helped us book a taxi for a wedding we were going to and sent us regular updates and photos of the beautiful gardens.To summarise, an absolutely wonderful stay! We were all gutted to be leaving and can't wait to return! Thank you! Kerry Hather wrote: I'm feeling very guilty for not having emailed before, to tell you that we had a truly wonderful time at Tussilago, and are keen to make a return visit. We could not fault the house, it was as beautiful in reality as on the website, and we had a very happy week. Our thanks to Anna and her family too for being so helpful and friendly. My brother and his family were originally planning to stay only until Thursday, but were having such a good time that they changed their flights in order to stay the full week - I think that says it all!
The Hather family, August 2012
Over the winter of 2010/11 our family had the privilege of taking some time out of our normal lives and spending 8 weeks in Tussilago. Roger was extremely helpful and the gite was spacious, clean and comfortable. Our girls, 2 and 4, soon thought of it as **their house** and they still ask about it today. The view of the countryside out the back door was beautiful and the colours of the fields seemed to change with the weather and the time of the day. Although we were there at a time when the rest of France was being battered by atrocious weather, Puylaurens, sitting on top of its hill, was barely affected. We had many sunny days there although it was the heart of winter. We used Tussilago as a base for many day trips. From the markets in Revel, to the Christmas markets in Toulouse as well as visits to Albi, Carcassonne, Foix and as far as ax-le-Thermes in the Pyrenees as there was plenty to see and do close by. The nearby town of Castres has many shops and facilities, including a very good public swimming pool and a couple of enormous supermarches. We spent a memorable Christmas in Puylaurens, making sure that we had Fois Gras with our roast turkey and enjoying inexpensive but excellent champagne and local wines from Gaillac. I'm not sure that we will ever have the opportunity again to take time out of our lives and just be somewhere else. It was in honesty, quite extraordinary. But if anyone else ever has the opportunity or would simply like to enjoy this lovely part of France, I couldn't recommend Tussilago enough.
Anon- From Australia
Tussilago is such a beautiful, charming and wonderful French house many of us have been and are dreaming of. It is located on a hill, with a magnificent view over the beautiful French countryside. It is quiet and picturesque, located with walking distance to the small village of Puylaurens. The house itself has a beautiful exterior, with an delicious salt water pool, whereas the interior is spacious and modern, with all necessary facilities. The owner Roger is a warm, friendly, and very service minded host, always easy to ask. He was helpful picking us up at the railway station, lent us necessary equipment when needed, provided us with excellent traveling advices, and generously shared his home grown produce with us (to our great excitement!). Our group included 6 children, between 3 and 15 years old, and with the child friendly atmosphere of Tussilago they all enjoyed their stay very much. They could run around in the garden, play games, fly the dragon, play in the tree cottage, taste home grown fruits, watch television, listen to music, etc. However, the pool was of course the number one favourite. Besides, "everything" was there, all necessary utensils. For part of our stay we were as many as 12 people, and we all fitted well in the spacious house. Although we honestly would like to keep this treasure as a secret - we cannot but warmly recommend Tussilago to all fellow travellers. Tussilago is something very special.
Eirik and family July 2011
Tussilago is in a lovely part of Southern France on a hill near the village of Puylaurens, 50km from Toulouse. We had a lovely week here in early Sept. The weather was variable which allowed us to enjoy long walks, visiting local towns and sunbathing by the pool. The gite is well-equipped, with minimalist Ikea style. Roger, the owner, is constantly thinking of ways to improve the facilities. He dealt quickly and effectively with any issues we had.
David & Family September 2011
As I write this it's snowing here so hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago we were in Tussilago, enjoying a sunny warm October. As we were travelling from Scotland, we thought it would be sensible to book an evening meal with Roger on that first night. It was a great idea! The food was local, well prepared and tasted delicious, washed down with an excellent Gaillac wine. Just the way a relaxing holiday should start. The next day the sun came out with a vengeance and Roger showed us how to uncover the pool in October! We managed to use it a few times, but although the sun was very warm, it was not quite enough to heat the pool sufficiently for more regular use. However, it was a bonus we hadn't expected, and it was lovely to laze round it on sunbeds, reading and enjoying a glass (or two) of wine. Tussilago is a most attractive house, extremely old on the outside but with all the modern requirements on the inside. As our host says on his website, very Ikea! This suited our needs as it's a big house, with lots of space, which meant that, when our family came to visit, there was plenty of room for us all. Roger has confirmed he's putting another shower and toilet in, and that would make it perfect! The surrounding views are amazing, and when the sun rises in the morning the big table at the back of the house is the ideal place to eat breakfast. The garden grounds came into their own when our grandchildren arrived. They flew kites, played football, played pirates in the tree-house, used the swings and slide and ran madly around, which made sure they were ready for bed on time! This is a lovely part of France, with much to see and do, and it was was very hard to leave. We intend to repeat our visit as soon as we can.
Joan H & Family October 2011
Our stay at Tussilago was one of the best we've had..... We were four adults and five kids and the gite and your hospitality were wonderful. We also had the best weather one could have; this meant that we stayed by the nice pool almost every day. However we did go to the market in Revel; which we recommend everyone to do, and the city of Toulouse was very nice. But what we most enjoyed was the surroundings, the pool, and barbecue every night. We stayed for two weeks and can certainly recommend your gÃ®te to anyone who wants a quiet stay.
Mikael, Robert and families (Stockholm July 2010)
Thank you very much for a lovely relaxing time. It really was just what we wanted - beautiful countryside, rural tranquility far from any tourist hordes, a taste of France, more than comfortable accommodation, hot weather (with the odd cooler interlude) and a lovely swimming pool. We all found the local history intriguing and enjoyed our visits to several of the nearby hill towns. But the main joy was being together in lovely surroundings far from the rush of life back at home. Thank you very much for your nicely judged hospitality, for the copious fruit and vegetables from the garden and for your care and attention to our needs.
Quentin, Gillian, Jennifer, Eve and Robert ( UK August 2010)
We had a truly relaxing and delightful Autumn stay at 'Tussilago'. We loved the spaciousness of the gite and the views, the quiet of the countryside, the slowness of Puylaurens and nearby towns. Long walks to search out pigeonniers justified two fantastic dinners at the nearby Cap de Castel restaurant. It being October, only the younger braved the pool but we all enjoyed the log fire each evening. This is a beautifully presented gite - simple, tasteful, contemporary interiors behind the 18C rural facade - with everything necessary for comfort and cooking. A great place to read, think and talk. Thanks, Roger, for a warm welcome - we'll be back when the vines bear fruit, if not before!
Chris, Julia and family (Winchester, UK)
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant||Yes|
|Suitable for Multiples||Yes|
|Suitable for Wheelchair Users||No|
|Home Cooked Food||Yes|
|Restaurant on Site||No|
|Additional Cleaning available||No|
|Golf available locally||Yes|
|Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport||Yes|
|Local Bike hire||Yes|
|Air Con or Cooling System||No|
|Cots||2 wooden cots available|
|Booster seat||1 available|
|Bed guards||2 Junior beds with intergrated bed guards both sidest|
|Non slip bath mat||Yes|
|Indoor toys and books||Yes|
|Food blender (hand held)||Yes|
|Child's loo seat||Yes|
|Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters||Yes|
|Garden equipment (slide etc)||Yes|
|UK satellite TV channels||Yes|
|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.
|Essential Kit Guarantee Info||Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.|
Deliciously beautiful and with babies and kids catered for at every turn, this is location of dreamy family holidays!
It’s all about happy tots here! Check out the pool, sandpit and huge toy selection, and (our favourite bit) you’ll get an evening’s free babysitting.