Independent cottage with swimming pool and tennis


Entire cottage hosted by Peter

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3 baths
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A delightful self-contained cottage.

The gite is surrounded by En Gineste’s stunning six acres of private grounds
made up of lawns, box topiary and cultivated beds bursting with colourful shrubs and pockets of wooded shade.

British owners Peter and Tom, who live adjacent in the chateau, welcome groups of up to six people. There is also potential to accommodate an additional two guests in an adjoining room with private bathroom.

Also available for weddings and other functions.

The space
The ground floor includes a spacious lounge / dining area and fully-equipped kitchen.

Upstairs comprises three double bedrooms each with private bathroom.

All rooms are fitted with reversible air conditioning and free wi-fi throughout.

A heated swimming pool, with poolside patio and barbecue area, and full-size tennis court are both at guests’ exclusive disposal.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Private outdoor heated pool
Central air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Lempaut, Occitanie, France

En Gineste is situated at the foot of the famous Black Mountains - the south-westernmost spur of the great European Massif Central and part of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park.

Walkers who wind their way up its forested slopes are rewarded with some of the region’s most stunning views.

The surrounding countryside offers exceptional excursions for cyclists, with access to the Tarn cycle path just a few minutes’ ride from the house.

Around fifteen minutes’ drive away are the quaint village of Sorèze, with its famous abbey and monthly antiquarian book fair; the medieval market town of Revel, renowned for its weekly food market; and the idyllic Lac de Saint-Ferreol, whose cluster of lakeside restaurants buzz with diners during summer evenings.

Art lovers have close to hand both the Goya Museum in nearby bustling Castres and the outstanding Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in the historic prefecture town of Albi.

A little further afield (each about an hour by car) are the extraordinary medieval fortress citadel of Carcassonne and France’s sublime ville rose, Toulouse. Both cities have airports with direct UK connections.

Hosted by Peter

  1. Joined in May 2021
  • 12 Reviews
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I moved here from London with my partner Tom in September 2019 for a more peaceful life in the beautiful countryside of south west France. In my previous life I owned and ran a successful floating music venue on the River Thames called The Battersea Barge, and am also a musician. Tom was (and still is) a book dealer and he worked for many years in one of the few remaining bookshops on Charing Cross Road called Any Amount of Books. We discovered En Gineste at the end of a two-week property search throughout the south of France, immediately fell in love with the house and gardens and moved in six months later. Our first job was to convert the derelict old caretaker's cottage and turn it into a comfortable three bedroom/three bathroom gite.
I moved here from London with my partner Tom in September 2019 for a more peaceful life in the beautiful countryside of south west France. In my previous life I owned and ran a suc…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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