Maison Des Etoiles

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Villa/House Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space Romantic

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Surrounded by the rural landscapes of beautiful Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne, stay in a 300-year old house with a gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the countryside near Najac, one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Embrace the slow pace of life as you relax outdoors, potter around delightful markets in historic villages and towns and experience the beauty of the Gorges de l'Aveyron.

Dating back to the early 18th century, Maison Des Étoiles is part of a historic hamlet that has been sensitively restored over several years by its dedicated owners. Original features have been retained whilst adding modern touches to bring the auberge into the 21st century with all work carried out by local artisans.

Appreciate Maison Des Étoiles’ rich heritage as you admire original oak, walnut and stone materials alongside antique furnishings curated especially for this house. High quality bedlinen and designer towels have been added for guests’ convenience alongside air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player and a sound system. The well-equipped kitchen is fit for a chef (which can be arranged!) whilst the 300-year old bread oven has been wonderfully converted into a characterful wine room with a fridge to keep your drinks chilled.

Beneath the wood beams upstairs, discover two pretty bedrooms including the master with a king-size double and a gorgeous little terrace overlooking the fields, the perfect spot for a glass of Gaillac wine. Sleeping 4-6 guests, there is a good quality sofa-bed in the lounge and two family bathrooms.

Sit back by the swimming pool with its stone terrace, summer kitchen and undulating vistas. There are other picturesque spots for relaxing or dining outdoors whilst the most adventurous can make the most of the endless walking, jogging and cycling trails straight from the estate.

Explore the region and come across historic market towns, idyllic villages and the glorious scenery of rural France. Najac is around a 20-minute drive away with its charming lanes and impressive 13th century château, home to an atmospheric Sunday morning market and weekly summer night market. The handsome bastide town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is another great highlight of the area, also loved for its wonderful markets. Look out for seasonal delights such as delicious cheeses, chestnuts, prunes, figs, foie gras, mushrooms, truffles and so much more.

Discover the riverside villages and wild landscapes of the Gorges de l'Aveyron, including Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, a mecca for outdoor adventurists, keen cyclists and hikers. Furthermore, venture south and visit the Tarn’s Triangle d’Or with Cordes-sur-Ciel, Gaillac and Albi, all incredible destinations within an hour by car.

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What you should know…

  • The house sleeps 4-6 guests over two double bedrooms and one double sofa-bed in the lounge.
  • Part of a historic hamlet, please note that the owners are sometimes present in the main house next door.
  • If you would like to bring your pet, please request in advance. Only friendly dogs are welcome as there is already a Border Collie on the estate.
  • Please note that the private swimming pool is closed from 8 p.m. although later hours can be arranged.

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wine Cellar Indoor Games DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

Maison Interiors

-    Lounge with double sofa-bed
-    Dining area
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Master suite with king-size double bed, sitting/coffee area and doors leading to small terrace.
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and sitting area
-    2 x bathrooms with bath, shower, sink and WC

Both bedrooms feature characterful sloping ceilings and wood beams

Outside Grounds


-    Swimming pool (5x8m, depth: approx. 2.4m) with safety alarm (closed from 8pm although later hours can be arranged). Open approximately May to October
-    Poolside terrace with sun loungers
-    Summer kitchen
-    Various areas for sitting and/or dining
-    Barbecue
-    Garden (with steps and some terraced levels)
-    Boules set
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    TV
-    DVD player and DVDs
-    Outdoor sound system
-    Nintendo Wii and games
-    Library
-    Children’s games
-    Wine cellar and bar
-    Washing machine/dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Des Etoiles
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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On the border of Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne, Maison Des Étoiles is 13km north of Najac, officially classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. This location is perfect for guests wishing to experience the slow pace of life of remote France whilst enjoying local markets, delicious gastronomy and the beauty of the Gorges de l'Aveyron.

Maison Des Étoiles enjoys a rural setting, part of a historic hamlet (including the owners and their dog next door). There are walking, hiking and cycling trails straight from the estate. 

The nearest village, around 7km away, is home to a couple of restaurants, café-bar, pharmacy and a boulangerie alongside an attractive lake with water based activities in the height of the summer. You will find a grocery store in another small village, 9km by car, whilst there are good-sized supermarkets just outside La Fouillade and Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

Driving through the Occitanie countryside, Najac (13km) is an idyllic spot for lunch with views of the village’s beautiful 13th century château. The village hosts a lovely seasonal market on Sunday mornings as well as a summer night market on a Wednesday evening where tables are laid out on the village square whilst locals and visitors alike enjoy good Aveyron gastronomy alongside local wine and music.

To the north, Villefranche-de-Rouergue (17km) is a small bastide town dating back to the 13th century with an impressive cathedral and wonderful town square that hosts the Thursday morning market, the largest in the region. Spend time exploring the town’s cobbled lanes and pretty shops before stopping off in a picturesque café-bar for lunch. In the summer months the atmospheric night market takes place on a Sunday evening – not to be missed!

The owners will give you information about other markets dotted across Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne and Tarn from the much-loved Sunday morning market in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (26km), also known for its leather goods, to the highly regarded markets in historic Gaillac and Albi, both around an hour away.  

The wild landscapes of the Gorges de l'Aveyron are a paradise for outdoor adventurists, starting in Bruniquel (50km), another one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, and flowing as far as nearby Villefranche-de-Rouergue. The river passes gorgeous villages such medieval Penne (42km) and Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (26km) and there are glorious cycling and hiking routes as well as opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, climbing and more.

Tarn’s iconic Triangle D’Or is also waiting to be visited to the south from hilltop Cordes-sur-Ciel (34km) to Gaillac (56km), known for its historic vineyards, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Albi (57km) with its exquisite architecture and magnificent cathedral.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(115km)

Nearest Airport 2 Brive–Souillac Airport

(138km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Najac

(12km)

Nearest Village Small Tarn-et-Garonne village

(7km)

Nearest Shop Bakery in local village

(7km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(7km)

Nearest Supermarket La Fouillade/Villefranche-de-Rouergue

(16-17km)

Nearest Town Villefranche-de-Rouergue

(17km)

Nearest Golf Golf Du Totche

(16km)

Nearest Tennis Villefranche De Rouregue T.C

(16km)

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.

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Kids

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

Embrace the slow pace of life during your stay at Maison Des Étoiles with your family. A cot, highchair and baby monitor can be requested whilst there are children’s games, boules, DVDs and a Wii console for the occasional rainy day.

Across the Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne there are activities for all ages from gentle walks to more adventurous pursuits. Enjoy donkey and pony rides at a delightful farm near Villeneuve, around half an hour away, alongside horse-riding through the incredible landscapes south of Najac. There is an alpaca farm near Maleville, tree-top adventures close to Najac alongside bird-watching, nature walks and mini-golf at Lac de Bannac.

Even closer to home, take pretty walks around Lac de Parisot (7.5km) where you will usually find supervised swimming and water based activities in the height of the summer.

For older children, discover canoeing opportunities along the Gorges de l'Aveyron as well as paddle boarding, rock-climbing and of course hiking and cycling/biking.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby monitor
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

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 available at this property (payable locally):

- Catering
- Fridge stocking/shopping service
- Cleaning (including mid-stay clean)
- Babysitting
- Airport transfers
- Travel services
- Car hire

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!

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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

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. Can sometimes be flexible (on request).
Departure time 10.00 a.m. Can sometimes be flexible (on request).
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of 14 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of 14 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day Friday - can be flexible (on request only).
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. Please note there is already a border collie on site.
Smoking Allowed? Strictly not allowed. In the case of smoking, the security deposit will be forfeited and cleaning fee of £500 will be taken.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs The house sleeps 4-6 guests over two double bedrooms and one double sofa-bed in the lounge.
Other Ts and Cs A cot, highchair and baby monitor can be requested in advance.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the private swimming pool is closed from 8 p.m. although later hours can be arranged.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £1,290
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,161
Oct 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2025 £903
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £1,290
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £1,161
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £903

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €1,394
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,255
Oct 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2025 €976
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €1,394
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €1,255
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €976

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $1,485
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,337
Oct 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2025 $1,040
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $1,485
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $1,337
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $1,040

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.

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