Cottage Du Vin

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Wheelchair Access

Set amongst the bucolic landscapes of the Golden Triangle of the Tarn, with views of vineyards and stunning countryside, this is a charming home for those looking to experience the laid-back atmosphere and idyllic villages of ‘French Tuscany’.

This characterful cottage was once an old winery but has now been lovingly converted into a spacious holiday home of a beautiful standard. All on one level, the cottage features two lovely bedrooms with Egyptian cotton sheets and hotel-quality towels plus a family bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower. Both of the bedrooms have super-king size beds or one can be made up as a twin, making this a perfect option for couples, friends and small families.

Picture-book windows look out over the nearby fields and vineyards from the large open-plan living-dining room and kitchen, a great place to prepare a feast using the finest local produce or why not hire a professional chef during your stay. You may prefer to cook al-fresco; the barbecue is in a picturesque setting in an orchard with a romantic gazebo and beautiful countryside views.

French windows from the open-plan living space lead out to a charming walled garden with a table and chairs for your morning coffee or lunch. You’ll also find an inviting plunge pool, ideal for summer days or warm balmy evenings as the terrace is beautifully lit up.

Set on the edge of a little hamlet, the nearest village is only 3km away and features a boulangerie, a bank and a couple of grocery stores including a family-owned business selling local artisan products. Just ten minutes away is the historic town Gaillac, famous world-wide for its fine wines using rare grape varieties, which you can sample in the town’s Maisons des Vins or surrounding vineyards. 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albi is 25 minutes away and you can also discover a wealth of idyllic hilltop bastide villages nearby such as Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Puycelci and Bruniquel, some of which are classified as France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Cycling is hugely popular around these parts (watch out for annual Le Tour de France occasionally nearby), as is walking with some spectacular trails across the region. There’s a magnificent golf course near Albi and if you fancy canoeing then a trip to the Averyon gorges is a must, whilst those less active can maybe just enjoy the atmospheric Sunday morning market in Saint-Antonin Noble Val.

If you’re craving city life, head to Toulouse or even Carcassonne, both worthy of a fine day out. That said, you may prefer to spend your time in the peaceful surroundings of the Cottage Du Vin with its lovely interiors and splendid setting.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The Cottage is suitable for guests with restricted mobility as it is all on one level with no steps - if you have a wheelchair please note the front door is 80cm wide whilst the other doors inside are 78cm wide.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Wheelchair Access Indoor Games DVD Heating

Cottage Interior (120m2)

-    Open-plan living-dining room and kitchen (60m2) with TV, dining table and French windows leading to a walled courtyard with al-fresco table and plunge pool. Kitchen well-equipped including electric oven, dishwasher, fridge and microwave
-    Master bedroom with super-king double bed with French window out to courtyard
-    Super-king double/twin bedroom
-    Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
-    Separate WC
-    Laundry room

The Cottage interior is suitable for guests with restricted mobility as there are no steps. If you have a wheelchair please note the front door is 80cm wide whilst the other doors inside are 78cm wide.

Outside Grounds

-    Private salt-water plunge pool/jacuzzi (3mx2m)
-    Poolside al-fresco dining table and chairs (in walled courtyard)
-    Orchard with gazebo and BBQ
-    Parking near orchard

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Underfloor heating
-    TV (British channels only)
-    DVD player
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Cottage Du Vin
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Cottage Du Vin is on the edge of a little hamlet in the glorious Tarn department, part of the Occitanie region in the Midi-Pyrénées, south-west France.

The nearest village is only 3km away featuring a couple of grocery stores including a lovely family-run shop selling locally sourced artisan products, a boulangerie, bank and a pharmacy whilst the villages of Castelnau-de-Montmiral (8km) and Cordes-sur-Ciel (16km) are just a little further with restaurants and further shops. Large supermarkets can be found on the outskirts of Gaillac.

In what is known as the ‘Golden Triangle of Tarn’ the landscapes of this region are filled with summer sunflowers, fields of lavender and the wonderful vineyards of Gaillac, one of France’s oldest wine-producing region. With its gently rolling hills, forests and verdant valleys, this region is often called the ‘French Tuscany’, not only because of its natural beauty but also its fine wine and cuisine as well as friendly locals.

Gaillac (9km) lies on the River Tarn and is a beautiful place to visit. It’s most famous for its fine wines using rare grape varieties that are held in very high regard worldwide. The history of this town and its wine production dates back to Roman times and it goes without saying that throughout the town in the Maisons des Vins and surrounding vineyards there are plenty of places to sample the wine. Other highlights include the historic Abbey Saint-Michel and the atmospheric Friday morning market across the town. In the summer the area is alive with apéro concerts and other local events and festivals linked to wine and gastronomy.

The bastide village of Castelnau-de-Montmiral (8km) is classed as one of France’s ‘Most Beautiful Villages’, with good reason with its medieval architecture and stunning arcades, especially the main square. Puycelci (20km) and Bruniquel (30km) are two other ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ you may wish to discover during your stay.

Cordes-sur-Ciel (16km) is a magnificent 12th century hilltop town in a breathtaking location, sometimes above the mist on cooler days. Explore the steep narrow lanes and admire the many beautiful Gothic buildings. The Jardins du Paradis on the edge of the village is a particularly magical place to visit during your trip to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Albi (28km) is an amazing old city with a rose-brick cathedral, beautiful viewpoints of the river, wonderful medieval buildings amongst the cobbled streets filled with shops and restaurants and a fantastic food hall. It's a classified UNESCO World Heritage site and is a must-visit during your time in the Tarn.

Another hilltop village not to be missed is Saint-Antonin Noble Val (32km) with a great Sunday morning market and there is also the opportunity to hire canoes or kayaks to explore the Averyon gorges. Activity lovers will also find climbing and caving opportunities near here.

There are also many wonderful walking trails across this region, horse-riding, a scenic golf course near Albi and great cycling routes across the area. Indeed, the Tour de France often passes close by and will do so again in July 2019.

Toulouse (70km/1hr), France’s fifth largest city and an international centre for all things aviation, is just one hour away with its historic centre and amazing Cité de l’Espace. Magnificent Carcassonne (160km) is also a worthy day trip, reached in just over 90 minutes by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse

(75km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Gaillac

(8.5km)

Nearest Village

(3km)

Nearest Shop Boulangerie/Grocery Store

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Castelnau-de-Montmiral

(8km)

Nearest Supermarket Near Gaillac

(8km)

Nearest Town/City Gaillac/Albi

(9km/28km)

Nearest Golf Golf d'Albi

(25km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

Download our Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Take a boat trip on the River Tarn in historic and beautiful Albi or hire canoes/kayaks in Saint-Antonin Noble Val where you can explore the Averyon gorges. There are also climbing and caving opportunities near here.

There are also two horse-riding centres nearby as well as some lovely walks and gentle areas for cycling.

History lovers will adore the abundance of medieval hill-top bastide towns and villages and there are a number of family-friendly festivals taking place throughout the year such as the Grand Falconer’s Festival in July in idyllic Cordes-sur-Ciel when the streets are filled with festivities, medieval tournaments and falconry performances.

Toulouse, France’s fifth largest city and an international centre for all things aviation, is just one hour away with its historic centre and amazing Cité de l’Espace, a theme park centred around space.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Hamper Included (Local Delicacies and Wine)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome hamper on arrival with local delicacies and wine

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to the arrival and refunded after departure, subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes, underfloor heating.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Linen changed once a week.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and also mid-stay clean for two week bookings. Please note, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Friday from May to end- October. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights from May to end-October. 4 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? No.
Other Ts and Cs Special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £802 £916 £1,145
May 1st 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - £1,145
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - £1,205
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - £1,326
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £1,205
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 31st 2024 - - £1,326
Oct 31st 2024 - May 1st 2025 £802 £916 £1,145
May 1st 2025 - May 24th 2025 - - £1,145
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - £1,205
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - £1,326
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £1,205
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - £1,326

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €873 €998 €1,247
May 1st 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - €1,247
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - €1,313
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - €1,444
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €1,313
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 31st 2024 - - €1,444
Oct 31st 2024 - May 1st 2025 €873 €998 €1,247
May 1st 2025 - May 24th 2025 - - €1,247
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - €1,313
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - €1,444
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €1,313
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - €1,444

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $927 $1,060 $1,324
May 1st 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - $1,324
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - $1,394
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - $1,534
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $1,394
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 31st 2024 - - $1,534
Oct 31st 2024 - May 1st 2025 $927 $1,060 $1,324
May 1st 2025 - May 24th 2025 - - $1,324
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - $1,394
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - $1,534
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $1,394
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - $1,534

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Lovely home

    on 15/08/2023

    We just want to let the owners know how much we appreciated their thoughtfulness. They have a lovely home. We would also like to thank the property manager who prepared the house at very short notice.

  • Wonderful

    on 14/08/2023

    Wonderful gîte, such a quiet location. Everything ready for us so settled in very quickly. Very glad shower was fixed before we came!

  • Pleasure throughout our stay

    on 14/10/2021

    The levels of comfort, space and quality of furniture and fittings plus the immediate surroundings ensured rapid and continued relaxation and pleasure throughout our stay.

    Information and additional communication with George beforehand had been efficient, helpful and friendly.

  • Perfect location

    on 18/12/2018

    Many places of great interest within comfortable driving distances from the property many ancient towns and cities, gardens and numerous chateaux. Lots of walks from the Gite through little quiet country lanes through fields of grapevines,wheat,lavender and other crops. Just a wonderful place to stay.

  • Lovely holiday home

    on 07/12/2018

    Very nice stay - peaceful and comfortable, clean and superbly furnished, lovely surroundings and countryside.

  • A relaxing holiday

    on 28/08/2018

    I stayed at this property a few years ago and decided to return for a long weekend. It's as good or even better as I remembered it - quiet and peaceful location, lots of greenery around, relaxing plunge pool, The property has been very well maintain over the years. Very clean, kitchen is very well equipped. The furniture is very comfortable and of the highest quality. We had a lovely relaxing time - sunbathing, swimming, cooking, going for nice walks. Highly recommend.

  • Simply excellent

    on 16/05/2018

    A superb space full of all the things needed to relax and enjoy a vacation. It's also central to the region, with good food and shops just 30 mins away. George is a helpful, thoughtful host and has ensured you will find everything you need.

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