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Property No. 421

Midi Pyrenees, France     Toulouse/Carcassonne
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ARR: Thu 1st January 1970

DEP: Thu 1st January 1970

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£885 - £1875 (per week)

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.

  • Midi Pyrenees, France
  • Toulouse/Carcassonne
  • Price Match Promise
  • Pool protected by a separate enclosed outdoor terrace
  • Sleeps up to 9 in total plus 3 infants in cots in 3 bedrooms


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.
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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.

The 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, August 2012

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.

The Anon Family, Winter of 2010/2011

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.

Family stayed October 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.

Family stayed September 2011

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

Family stayed July 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 gitte to anyone who wants a quiet stay.

Family stayed 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.

Family stayed 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!

Family stayed October 2009

Fact Sheet

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


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


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.

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