The SpaceThe property features:
Spacious Accommodation - for 6 in 3 double rooms with 2 bathrooms
There is also a cottage for 4 (never let separately) - see note below
Heated pool (9m by 5m) in lovely setting.
Large games room (pool, table tennis etc).
Garden and outside dining areas with magnificent views.
Central courtyard also with sitting and dining areas.
flat screen large TV with Sky (including Sports), fully equipped kitchen and utility room.
Four "standard type" geared bicycles are available for guests.
More Detailed Description of House Amenities and Area
This lovely old stone farmhouse is fully renovated to a high standard with everything geared up for comfortable contemporary living - from the well equipped kitchen (including a big American fridge/freezer with ice-maker/chilled water facility) and separate utility room to satellite TV (full range of UK channels including sports), DVD, music-system, comfy sofas and central heating for winter. Sleeps 6 people.
Floor Area is 450 m² (1 sq m approx. = 10 sq ft)
Fully equipped kitchen with separate utility room.
Living area with fireplace and wood burning stove.
Dining area with seating for 10 people.
Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed.
Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed.
Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Beds.
Bathroom 1 (ensuite) with toilet, bath and shower.
Bathroom 2 with toilet and shower.
Linen and towels provided.
Cot and extra pull out bed for child are available.
Facing the farmhouse just across a pretty central courtyard is the cottage which has accommodation for a further 4 people. It has a spacious living room flat screen TV and kitchenette, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The Cottage is included in the price quoted in this site. The house without the cottage is also listed separately under Airbnb for those doing a search for up to 6 people and is priced at approximately 15% less.
Pool and Garden.
The private swimming pool is fully heated & an aqua-alarm is installed. Fencing ensures that small children can be kept out of the pool garden and within sight of the house.
The garden is E, S & W facing with stunning views in all directions, particularly long to the south. There is also a terrace and ample parking.
Both the garden and the central courtyard are excellent for outdoor living and eating.
The games room in the barn is everyone's favourite place and the scene of many a sporting contest! It includes table tennis, pool, table football, a dart board, and a variety of outdoor games. Board games and books etc are available in the house.
There is a bar-b-que and plenty of garden furniture consisting of 12 garden chairs and 8 beach chairs. There are also 3 bicycles.
For colder months the property is well insulated and has double glazing, central heating and there is an efficient wood burning stove in the farmhouse living room. We accept pets by prior arrangement and telephone/internet access, central heating and fuel for the wood burner is by arrangement and in addition to the rental costs.
2016 will be our first season letting with Airbnb. We have had many guests over the years which almost without exception have been very favourable. A representative sample are quoted below. These are all recorded in a book in the house and can be verified. The London Evening Standard also featured an article on the Tarn and our house. In particular guests have commented on the comfortable and well equipped house, the views, peace and quiet, the swimming pool, games room, and the general area.
Brief extracts are summarized below. Full and detailed comments are available on request, and can be sent to you as an attachment to an email.
“The house was absolutely amazing. As I wrote in the comments book we have been renting farmhouses/barns for some years and have always said between them all we could probably make up the ideal place if we could have the pool from one, the garden from another, the location from somewhere else etc, but think we may have stopped looking as for all of us La Poujoulie has it all."
“We had a great time at Poujoulie and were lucky with the weather, which was very good indeed. You have a fantastic property which has just about everything one could think of.“
“We had a great time at La Poujoulie in June and hope to return again soon, it's a fantastic place (comments left in guest book)." “we enjoyed the holiday in La Poujoulié very much: wonderful house, a lot of things to do (esp. table tennis in the barn and Cycling tours), nice cities around (Albi & Toulouse); it was perfect; thank you very much!"
“I just wanted to let you know that we had a superb time at La Poujoulie in August. It was wonderfully equipped in a very thoughtful way for families. The teenagers had a great time. The house and its facilities were such a nice environment."
“My party and I just wanted to email and let you know that we had a fantastic time at La Poujoulie. it was the most perfect house in a perfect location. It had all the appliances that we could need and the pool and games barn were a godsend."
“Paul and I have just returned from our three weeks at La Poujoulie and I am writing to let you know that we had a wonderful time there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had fantastic weather and didn't really want to leave!"
“We have had a truly memorable holiday and enjoyed much good weather and discovering the area. Your house is charming, was very comfortable, well provided and everyone fitted in well. The pool was in much use" Guest AccessThe House and Cottage (if required) is for the exclusive use of our clients. Interaction with GuestsWe have excellent House Managers who live 15 minutes away who will visit you the following day after your arrival and who are available in person or by phone for any problems or advice.
For all enquires and bookings please contact Tim and Chrissie Davidson by email or telephone, details below:
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Mobile telephone: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodThere are many beautiful places, towns and restaurants in the area.
The Tarn is a beautiful department of France, with fertile valleys and fields, deep gorges, wide rivers, and famous historical and fortress towns. Open air brocante markets throughout the summer months in many locations.
Albi (40kms), is a lively historic city on the Tarn with its famous 13th century cathedral, Toulouse Lautrec museum. The well known and spectacular fortress towns of Cordes sur Ciel and Najac are 16kms. There are many other attractive towns and villages in the area - the nearest being Mirandol, (9kms) and Laguepie (12kms).
There are excellent restaurants in the area and others more simple with good traditional food. The heart of the Gaillac wine district is about three quarters of an hour away with vineyards where you can taste before you buy.
Entertainment and activities include Cap Decouverte - a vast leisure centre (20kms) with dry ski slope, skate park, rail toboganning, water skiing, and more. There is a first class 18 hole golf course on the river Tarn by Albi. There is also Atlantis Water Park. One of France's largest inland lakes, Lac de Pareloup near Rodez (65kms), has watersports and beaches. Nearer home about 15kms away, close to Carmaux, there is a lake where you can hire sailing dinghys and pedalos. Riding and tennis in Mirandol (9 kms). River fishing permits are readily available as is river canoeing and swimming. There is great walking from the house and in the area.
You will find most day to day food (wonderful fresh bread, pastries, butcher, fruit, vegetables, small supermarkets and ATM's) at Mirandol and Laguepie. Other Things to NoteDirections
Driving to La Poujoulie from St Malo takes about 9 hours, allowing for stops. Brittany Ferries sail to St Malo from Portsmouth. There are a range of ferry routes to and from various destainations.
The nearest motorway junction is the A68 at Albi which is 45kms away, and the nearest railway station is at Carmaux, about 20kms away.
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The nearest international airports are Toulouse which is 80kms away, and Rodez, 65kms away. British Airways, Easy Jet, and others regularly fly to Toulouse and Ryan Air flies to Rodez. There is car hire available at these airports.
Precise and recommended directions by road and from airports will be provided at time of booking.