South Tarn Gites
The property was originally a farmhouse, built in the 18th century. The property is set in 1.75 acres of land so there is plenty of room to relax in the garden. To the south there are views of the Montagne Noire in the distance, behind which are the Pyrenees; to the west are open views over the orchard towards Lautrec village. If you enjoy bird watching this is the place to stay! To the east is our vegetable field with more fruit trees.
Gite Martinet sleeps two and is well equippped and spacious. It is open plan with fitted, well equipped kitchen / living area with fridge freezer and dishwasher, mezzanine level with king size bed and en-suite shower room. There is an additional sitting room for reading and relaxation. For winter lets the woodburning stove will keep you warm and cosy. It has its own terraces and bbq areas.
Come and find out why our guests say this is where you find "Sunflowers and Serenity".
The owners of the gite, Tom and Sheda Savage, live on site and are available to assist you if needed.
Television in English and French, Gas hob, Electric Oven, Microwave, Toaster, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Le Crueset pans, Plenty of utensils, CD/DVD player, Bose Bluetooth Speaker, Free Wifi
Egyptian cotton BED LINEN, TOWELS and T-Towels are provided.
The beautiful Tarn region is an ideal place to relax and unwind; said to be a "little Tuscany" in France. There are a variety of outdoor activities for you to choose from, such as horse-riding, golf, swimming, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, off-road buggies, walking, cycling and nature trails, a bird sanctuary and many more.
Castres is a beautiful town built on the banks of the River Agout. Only ten minutes drive away, it has a return boat trip from the centre to Parc Gourjade, where you can spend the day playing golf, walking in the park, or visit the large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and ice skating at L'Archipel.
For art lovers, Castres has one of the largest Hispanic collections in France, at the Goya Museum in the Town Centre.
A day out in Toulouse- 'The pink city'
Treat yourself to a day out in Toulouse (by train, car, or bus it is about an hour away). Toulouse is the major city in the ares, known as the Pink City. It houses museums, historical buildings, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. It is the home of aviation in France and offers the Space Centre,'Space Experience', a large and interactive tourist attraction.
Albi is the capital of the Tarn region (UNESCO World Heritage site) and the birthplace of the artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and home to the museum in his name, displaying many of his most famous works. Albi also has the largest red brick Cathedral in Europe, the Cathédrale Ste-Cécile, which dates back to the 13th century. A must-see!
Visit the Mediterranean Beaches
You can visit the mediterranean with its beautiful sandy beaches at Narbonne or Beziers a 2 hour drive.
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Gaillac is the home of the local wine. In the month of August you can blend music with wine tasting at Gaillac's music festivals. If its golf you love, visit nearby Florentin, which has an 18 hole golf course in the heart of the Gaillac vineyards.
Dating back to the 6th century, the fortified La Cité in Carcassone , another UNESCO World Heritage site, is simply magical and steeped in Cathar history. It was the inspiration for Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty", and provided the perfect place for the back-drop for the filming of "Robin Hood and the Prince of Thieves". The link above provides you with historical and cultural information that will persuade you that a visit to Carcassone's la Cité is unmissible. Carcassonne is about an hour by car.