Mas De La Griotte

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Sleeps: 14 - 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Laptop Friendly Workspace

Stay in the bucolic surroundings of the Tarn countryside, in the ‘golden triangle’ of Gaillac, Cordes-sur-Ciel and Albi, and experience the authenticity of this stylish French farmhouse with such beautiful gardens and a swimming pool.

The rustic interiors are perfect for a holiday with family or friends with space for up to fourteen guests across the seven pretty bedrooms (up to twenty guests and ten bedrooms from 2025). The soul of the home has to be the welcoming kitchen-diner, brilliantly equipped for creating feasts to be enjoyed around one of the vintage dining tables and wood-burning fire or outside alongside the summer scent of lavender, accompanied by good wine from a historic Gaillac vineyard nearby. Don’t forget to see what may be growing in the organic vegetable garden too!

The living spaces are just as charming with comfortable sofas, antique furnishings and a fantastic TV snug next to the winery, even featuring the farm’s old wine vats. Yet in the warmer months it is all about the outdoors with the salt-water swimming pool, plenty of space for lounging on sun-beds or in a hammock, the delightful summer kitchen and al-fresco terraces. All surrounded by picturesque views of the gorgeous Tarn countryside.

Book yourself into the award-winning French restaurant in the small local village just 2km away or find one of the many fine places to eat in nearby Gaillac, Cordes-sur-Ciel and Albi, also known as the ‘Golden Triangle of Tarn’.

Discover wonderful walking and cycling trails, canoe or kayak along the Tarn near Albi or through the Ayeron gorges at idyllic Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val or drive to some of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ such as Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Puycelci and Bruniquel.

Visit historic wineries, peruse local farmer’s markets and soak up the relaxing and slow-paced ambience of ‘little Tuscany’ in this glorious part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • Book ahead if you would like to dine in the award-winning restaurant in the small local village.
  • It’s a lovely house for families – there are a couple of areas where small children will need to be carefully watched such as around the winery.
  • Please note that the 20-person capacity and three further bedrooms are only available from 2025.

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 Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Tennis Court Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Mas Interiors

Main Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room with fireplace
-    Open-plan kitchen and dining area with wood-burner
-    Small snug
-    Larger snug with wood-burner
-    Winery
-    Office with desk, monitor and printer
-    Laundry room
-    Reception room with vintage dining table (and stairs/ladder leading to non-accessible space).
-    Kid’s recreation room including adult bar area (next to summer kitchen/pool)

First Floor

-    Bedroom with super king-size bed and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with three single beds
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed
-    Bath/shower room
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with single/small queen bed (for one person)
-    Adjoining bedroom (to single room) with double bed and en suite shower room

Additional rooms (available from 2025)

- Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning and en suite
- Bedroom with double bed and air-conditioning
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom
- Large sitting room

Outside Grounds

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (5x10m, depth: 1.2-2m) with electric safety cover. Open approximately May to October
-    Covered al-fresco dining and lounge areas
-    Summer kitchen
-    Barbecue
-    Organic vegetable garden
-    Badminton / short tennis
-    Trampoline
-    Bikes
-    Tennis court 

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Wood-burner (wood provided)
-    Satellite TV (including English channels, Netflix and Apple TV)
-    Playstation
-    Nintendo Switch docking stand (for TV)
-    Sonos sound system (x2)
-    Board games
-    Books
-    Table tennis
-    Trampoline
-    Bikes
-    Badminton/short tennis
-    Pool table

Location

About the surrounding area of Mas De La Griotte
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Mas de la Griotte is located in the heart of the golden triangle of the Tarn department, surrounded by glorious landscapes of rolling hills, vineyards and cypress trees, only 19km from the small city of Albi.

A 2km drive will take you to a small rural village with an award-winning restaurant (book ahead) or head further to local villages for bakeries, grocery shops and traditional delis. Larger supermarkets can be found near Gaillac, around 10 to 15 minutes by car.

Gaillac (15km) itself is a beautiful place to visit, set on the River Tarn and famous for its excellent wines which are known across the world. Indeed, Gaillac wine production dates back to the Roman era and there are many wonderful wineries to visit as well as the town’s Maison des Vins. The market on a Friday morning is a delight with locally produced fruit, vegetables, cheeses, flowers and artisan crafts. The Abbey Saint-Michel is another must-see during your time in this charming and historic town and look out for atmospheric events and festivities across the summer.

The second town in the glorious golden triangle is hilltop Cordes-sur-Ciel (14km), dating back to the 12th century with its narrow lanes, impressive Gothic buildings and magnificent perched setting. Followed by the amazing small city of Albi (19km), a UNESCO World Heritage site, with cobbled lanes filled with shops and restaurants, an enticing indoor market hall, gorgeous historic buildings including the rose-brick cathedral and idyllic spots by the Tarn river with many lovely city walks as well.

Then there’s the many classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ across this region such as Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Puycelci and Bruniquel, all within 30-40 minutes by car. The medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (35km) is a paradise for water lovers, set in the gorges of the Aveyron river with some outstanding kayaking and canoeing opportunities, not to mention canyoning, horse-riding, climbing, mountain biking, hiking and more. Visitors are also attracted to the town’s bustling Sunday morning market.

The most active of guests will also enjoy the wonderful walking trails across the region and many great cycling routes (after all, the Tour de France often passes close by). Discover why this idyllic part of southern France is often referred to as ‘French Tuscany’ with its rolling hills, green valleys and forests as well as its authentic cuisine and welcoming locals.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse

(81km)

Nearest Airport 2 Rodez

(83km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant In local village

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Express

(12km)

Nearest Tennis Cordes-sur-Ciel

(14km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Aigueleze

(12km)

Nearest Town Gaillac

(16km)

Nearest City Albi

(19km)

Nearest Train Station Marssac-sur-Tarn

(12km)

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

The Tarn department of southern France offers so much to keep children entertained with its beautiful landscapes and varied activities.

Perhaps start off at Cap Découverte, just under half an hour away. It’s a great place for a lovely day out with walking and cycling trails (with bike hire available), a skate park, picnic spots and a lakeside beach. There are also other seasonal activities (some with age restrictions) such as tobogganing, zip-lines, paintballing, an inflatable water park and summer watersports.

Water lovers can also take canoe trips on the river Tarn or drive up to the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, set in the gorges of the Aveyron river, for kayaking, canoeing, canyoning, horse-riding, mountain biking and more. On the banks of the Tarn, look out for an inflatable water park and pedal boats during the height of the summer at Espace de Loisirs d’Aiguelèze or take a boat trip along the picturesque river in the historic city of Albi.

There is paintballing even closer near Cahuzac-sur-Vère and a woodland adventure park around half an hour away, Maison Forestière de Sivens, with trails, playgrounds and more.

For a complete change of scene, head to Toulouse, France’s fifth largest city, and its brilliant Cité de l'Espace, around an hour away, a theme park all about space.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Trampoline
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Extras

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
- Babysitting / childcare services

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £750 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of over 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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.
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.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,402
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,330
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £6,804
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £4,330
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,402
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £3,711
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £3,093
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £3,711
Easter Season £4,330
Apr 26th 2025 - May 25th 2025 £3,711
May 25th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £4,330
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £7,422
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £4,330
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 £3,711

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £4,330
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £4,948
Easter Season £5,567
Apr 26th 2025 - May 25th 2025 £4,948
May 25th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £5,567
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £5,876
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £9,278
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £5,567
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 £4,948

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,696
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,704
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €7,391
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €4,704
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,696
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €4,032
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €3,360
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €4,032
Easter Season €4,704
Apr 26th 2025 - May 25th 2025 €4,032
May 25th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €4,704
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €8,063
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €4,704
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 €4,032

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €4,704
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €5,375
Easter Season €6,047
Apr 26th 2025 - May 25th 2025 €5,375
May 25th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €6,047
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €6,383
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €10,079
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €6,047
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,998
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,088
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $7,995
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $5,088
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,998
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $4,361
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $3,634
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $4,361
Easter Season $5,088
Apr 26th 2025 - May 25th 2025 $4,361
May 25th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $5,088
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $8,722
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $5,088
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 $4,361

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $5,088
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $5,815
Easter Season $6,542
Apr 26th 2025 - May 25th 2025 $5,815
May 25th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $6,542
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $6,905
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $10,903
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $6,542
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 $5,815

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.

Owner Profile

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Just a stunning looking old property with a lovely feel to it.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The previous owners bought the house and surrounding six acres in 2009 from Madame Lorenzo, who was born here, and for over 80 years, lived here whilst it was a working farm. Since then they spent ten years completely renovating the property.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Visit Cordes-sur-ciel – stunningly beautiful town with plenty of bars and restaurants.

Must eat?
Everything you can get your hands on – French produce is amazing.

Must see?
Albi Cathedral.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Leave yourself a bit of time for a wine tour.

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Reviews

  • Lovely place with all of the amenities

    on 08/10/2023

    A lovely place with all of the amenities... family all enjoying it and helped along by fine October weather. Good for a large group and very peaceful too.

  • A golden find!

    on 09/07/2023

    The photos do not do justice to this superb house.
    It is so lovely and well equipped.
    Tastefully decorated and feels like a home.
    A golden find!

  • Rustic elegance

    on 16/07/2022

    Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Mas De La Griotte. The weather was pretty hot but with the thick walls of the large house and the pool we coped admirably. We were delighted to discover a region we knew little of and delighted too that it seems to remain relatively undiscovered without the hoards of tourists that you get in Provence/côte d’Azur -no Brit seems to have written a book about the Tarn yet - and long may it stay that way! We particularly enjoyed our day’s canoeing from the delightful St Antonin and appreciated the calm of the house’s setting and the rustic elegance of the house

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