Cosy gite with stunning views

House - Entire home/apt · Pampelonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France

The Space

There are two gites here at La Cirounié and whilst the laundry area and some of the grounds are shared with the other gite great thought has been given to enabling both properties to have privacy with their own private patios.

This lovely little gite has a master bedroom with a great view over the fields. The pretty tiled shower room is situated next to the bedroom then you pass through into the kitchen and lounge.

The gite is compact yet clearly thought out to optimise space and comfort.

Double patio doors open from the living area out on to a private terrace which has superb views across the rolling countryside. You can sit here for hours just watching the wildlife and soaking up the peace and quiet.

It has been a deliberate decision not to put a telephone connection, internet or tv into the property as its charm is the peace and quiet to be found here. (For those who have to have internet access - you can use the local library in Pampelonne, and there is wifi at the café situated at the camp site by the river).

There are many waymarked paths to take to explore the area on foot, staying high for the views or dropping into the valley to discover hidden gems like the forgotten church at Las Planques.

When you feel like joining the world again we are just 5 minutes drive from the RN88 - whisking you away to local market towns and historical cities such as Rodez and Albi.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $689 /week
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Cancellation: Flexible
  • Julie is lovely anb an excellent hostess. The house is great and surroundings are spectacular.
    Thanks for your hospitality and your advices!!!

    Julie es encantadora y una excelente anfitriona. La casa es genial y el entorno espectacular.
    Gracias por tu hospitalidad y tus consejos!!!

    December 2013
    Julie
    Response from Julie:

    Thank you Silvia - I hope we see you back again some day to see the places you could not get to this time

  • Très bon accueil des hôtes, disponibles et toujours prêts à rendre service pour que le séjour se passe au mieux.
    Toutefois la maison demande quelques améliorations : au niveau propreté générale (chambre, salle de bain, cuisine) et étanchéité (la pluie est passée sous plusieurs fenêtres au salon et chambre).
    Dommage !
    Cette maison doit gagner à être utilisée en été plutôt qu' en hiver.

    November 2013
    Julie
    Response from Julie:

    Je suis désoléé que vous avez trouvé le niveau de propreté pas à votre satisfaction - c'est le premiere fois en 9 ans de louer que quelqu'un à dit ça. Si vous avez dit quelque chose au debut de votre séjour que il y a une probléme j'ai de la chance de regarder et nettoyer en plus si c'était necessaire - mais vous n'avons pas dit rien. Pendant votre séjour nous avons eu 2 jours de pluie intensive - pas la pluie normal - nous avons noté les fenetres avec les problémes dans le salon et va faire le travaux necessaire.

  • Very good stay, the cottage is very nice and the owners.

    November 2013
  • Julie and Andy's place was so lovely. Perfectly renovated with old charm but also modern and completely comfortable. I highly recommend this place to others.

    October 2013
  • Julie's place "the pig barn" was such a treat for us and we really enjoyed our stay. It was 6 of us - 4 adults and two children, and we were quite comfortable. The area around the house is open and inviting and our kids flitted from the house to the play areas (slide, little house, etc) to the grassy hill, and then to wherever Fidget the dog was so they could throw the ball for her. The weather was warm enough to enjoy the pool but also cool in the evening - perfect for sitting around a fire and drinking wine. We had a fabulous hike down to the river and back, enjoyed a day in the city of Albi, and also made it to Belcastel. There is a lot to see in the area but it's also quite nice to simply hang out at the house. Julie is so friendly and is a wealth of information on the area. We'd love to come back. Thank you for the lovely stay!

    September 2013
  • We enjoyed staying here, Julie was very helpful and we were able to explore many of the beautiful villages in this region from here. Julie even took us to the supermarket. Everything we needed was available.

    September 2013
  • This place is a gem! My family and I found it by accident during our 5 week driving tour of Europe. We were trying to find a place in Belcastel, but it was fully booked. It has been the best place we have stayed at on our trip. The house is huge and easily accommodates more people than our small family of 4. The exterior of the house retains the original charm of an old barn. The interior is beautifully renovated with contemporary furnishings and yet still captures the original detailing of the barn. The kitchen is large and perfect for cooking meals. You can eat inside or outside on the patio. The patio terrace area has a gorgeous view of the countryside. We enjoyed the view while the kids played in the surrounding grassy area and in the pool. Belcastel is a short drive and a must see, but you will also want to just enjoy the beautiful house and view.
    Julie, Andy, and their family were wonderful hosts. Hopefully, we will be able to travel to this area again and have more time to enjoy this magical place.

    June 2013
  • We've spent a wonderful time in Julie's house. She and her family made everything for our comfort.

    If you are looking for charming, quiet and peaceful place I absolutely recommend this one. It's also good for family with babies. Occasionally we had one baby-girl with us, and she was entirely happy with the cozy playground in the green-lawn yard and especially with the cheerful and extremely friendly dog-playmate.

    We are going to miss you, Fidget! Thank you for our warm and bright holidays))

    June 2013
    Julie
    Response from Julie:

    Say hello to everyone Alexey - I hope your trip home was not too long and difficult. We hope to see you again one day (with sunny weather).

    Love Julie Andy Hannah Sarah and Fidget x

  • Depaysant, calme et chaleureux seront les trois mots que je choisirais pour ce séjour dans le Tarn. Des hôtes aux grand coeur qui ont veiller a notre confort tout le long du séjour. Merci pour tout. Anne.

    April 2013
  • The house is wonderful, we were in the barn, and Julie is very kind and helpful, she helps you in everything you need.
    We had a very pleasant stay

    April 2013
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English, Français
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Sir William Turners Sixth Form College, Sir William Turners Grammar School, University of Birmingham, London Institute, Leeds Polytechnic
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I live in the SW of France with my husband, twin daughters and our dog, Fidget. I'm English and moved to France 8 years ago with my family as a bit of a 'life change'. In my previous life I used to be in charge of a large Special Needs department in a secondary school. Here in France we run a gite complex with 3 holiday homes on site and I also manage another 4 properties belonging to friends who part followed us out here (they bought holiday homes close to us but still live in the UK). Andy my husband looks after the buildings here and renovates other properties in the area. My girls are at secondary school in our local market town and are totally bilingual (much to my envy). We remain incredibly busy but have a lovely family bond with everyone mucking in together - making the big move definitely the right thing to have done. I love the day to day challenge of coping in a foreign language, going to aqua gym with my french neighbour and selling english cup cakes at a local french market on a friday morning! In the six years we have been running the gite complex I've made many friends from all walks of life and one of my greatest pleasures is seeing stressed out families leaving relaxed and happy after a great holiday. Makes all the hard work worthwhile.
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