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Fantastic barn conversion in picturesque hilltop village

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Farmhouse
Gorgeous converted barn set in the tranquil rolling hills around Cordes. The barn was built in the early 19th century and has been part of a working farm and vineyard until recently - the wine vats are still in place in the cellar! The house has magnificent views across the countryside to Castelneau de Montmiral 10km away. There is a large garden of nearly 1/2 hectare with plum, cherry, fig and walnut trees. Some of the garden is maintained for playing and lounging in and some is wilder for exploring. The pool is surrounded by decking and loungers and also has superb views. Ideal for cycling and walking holidays. The barn was converted in 2009 by local craftsmen and now has the original beams exposed, log burner and luxury bathrooms and kitchen. The deep mattresses on all the beds will en...Gorgeous converted barn set in the tranquil rolling hills around Cordes. The barn was built in the early 19th century and has been part of a working farm and vineyard until recently - the wine vats are still in place in the cellar! The house has magnificent views across the countryside to Castelneau de Montmiral 10km away. There is a large garden of nearly 1/2 hectare with plum, cherry, fig and walnut trees. Some of the garden is maintained for playing and lounging in and some is wilder for exploring. The pool is surrounded by decking and loungers and also has superb views. Ideal for cycling and walking holidays. The barn was converted in 2009 by local craftsmen and now has the original beams exposed, log burner and luxury bathrooms and kitchen. The deep mattresses on all the beds will ensure a comfortable nights sleep. The house is surrounded by paths and trails for walking and the nearest wine cave is only 15 minutes walk across the valley for local produce. Hilltop villages are all around with Cordes, Castelneau and Puycelci only 10 minutes by car and Vaour has a world famous music festival during August. There are links to extensive photos on our website
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Double1 Sofa4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Janet S
Hosting since November 2008
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live next door and are available for any questions

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Reviews (22)
578dominic
578dominic
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gem of a place!
Spent two weeks here, two adults and two young adults. The location on the edge of the village is very private (almost secluded) with a beautiful vista. The property is very spacious so everyone can find a peaceful spot. Comfortable too. It is also very well equipped: all you need in the kitchen and board games in the (enourmous) sitting room. The pool is bigger than it looks in the picture and a real sun-trap. There is a beautiful 6.5km circuit through woodland and vineyard right from the front door: great for trail runners. If you like playing Carcassonne then pack a couple of extensions. My only suggestion for improvement is that, with Climate Change doing what it is doing, a couple of fans would be welcome.
Visited August 2023
Written September 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Beverley V
Beverley V
Pensford, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best ever accommodation, food, scenic views and to top it all the hospitality of our hosts Colin and Janet!!
The location is great, quiet with beautiful views and a lovely swimming pool. The barn conversion was amazing with pretty bedrooms and large bathrooms. The meals were better than we could have hoped for, a fresh breakfast, picnics/hot lunches and finally a four course evening meal (restaurant standard!). Last but certainly not least was the lovely welcome and hospitality we received from Colin and Janet. Oh...and we did some walking through the beautiful countryside too, led by our hosts. Would whole-heartedly recommend to all!!
Visited June 2019
Written June 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathleen B
Kathleen B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A week of escape in the beautiful coutryside of south west france.
Fine accommodation with panoramic views over vineyards of the Gaillac region. The walks during the day are well structured through beautiful countryside and vineyards and encompassed trips to local places of interest including medieval Castelnau de Montmiral and Cordes de Cieul. The visit to the local vineyard Manoir de l'emmeille was particularly memorable for the hospitality received. The all inclusive week featured superb 4 course meals in the evening, demonstrating the variety of locally sourced food, wines, and the culinary expertise of the owners. A most memorable and enjoyable week.
Visited June 2019
Written June 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daydream17246450105
Daydream17246450105
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Walking holiday at La Terrace, Itzac,
This holiday took place in a beautiful part of France. The hosts Colin and Janet Shand ensured that we enjoyed the week. They provided all our meals, including picnics when we went walking. The 4 course meals each night were delicious 😋 All drinks were provided including beers and local wines. The walks were graded. We chose the medium walks which Janet and Colin led. We saw some lovely villages and towns in the region. The accommodation was a beautifully restored barn, with 4 double bedrooms, lovely lounge and great kitchen. If the weather was good we would relax by the swimming pool and then eat out on the terrace enjoying the beautiful scenery. each night
Visited June 2019
Written June 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen P
Helen P
New Plymouth, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful country retreat
A relaxing stay within farmland and lots of forest walks nearby. Lots of lovely towns to visit in the Tarn area. Wonderful hosts comfortable gite, couldn't ask for more.
Visited October 2016
Written September 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PDLMillSki
PDLMillSki
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super relaxing Spacious Gite!
Just spent a very chilled out week at Janet & Colin's gorgeous Gite. They are the loveliest people you could ever meet. They allowed us to take our dog & she spent the whole week playing with their utterly gorgeous spaniel -Jock. Janet & Colin usually run the Gite as all inclusive walking/adventure hols, but during the hot summer months they rent it out as just a private Gite. If your ideal holiday is total relaxation in a beautiful part of southern France, then I highly recommend hiring this Gite. Our daughter spent most of her time in their fabulous pool, for kids, as it's the same depth throughout, so no worries of them venturing to the deep end! The region is very beautiful, particularly Cordes Sur Ciel & Albi, definitely worth a visit. Manoir de L'Emmeille one of the many vinyards nearby the Gite, is also worth a visit too, if you like white wine the Gaillac region know how to make the best! Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week, it's just what we needed!
Visited July 2016
Written July 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachel A
Rachel A
Swindon, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic property
Really beautiful Gite, everything you could need for a relaxing holiday, lovely scenery and really friendly hosts.
Visited June 2016
Written July 4, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

louisej748
louisej748
Newcastle, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best holiday
One of the best times my husband and I have had. Accomodation is excellent , countryside and surrounding towns are beautiful and Colin and Janet are two of the best , friendly people you could meet, was sad to leave. The walks are really enjoyable , and both Colin and Janet are excellent guides, and as I mentioned earlier, the gite is really well appointed, with everything you need. Can't recommend high enough
Visited September 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written November 17, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thierry R
Thierry R
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Superbe
Maison très spacieuse et en parfait état de confort et de propreté. Nombreux jeux pour les enfants. Propriétaires charmants et toujours aux petits soins.
Visited August 2015
Written August 31, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anita H
Anita H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic, memorable, special holiday!
The gite is situated in a rural area with fantastic views. We opted to do the walking holiday option from the gite. The gite was very well equipped, clean and with a beautiful swimming pool. Colin and Janet made us extremely welcome, nothing was too much trouble and they went the extra mile on everything. The walking each day was beautiful, tailored to our needs with amazing picnics at lunchtime. The walking holiday included all meals. The evening meals were served on the terrace overlooking spectacular views. Each meal was four courses and the standard of cooking was excellent. If you are looking for a memorable, special holiday, this is the one!
Visited June 2015 Travelled with family
Written June 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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About the neighbourhood
Itzac is surrounded by fortified hilltop villages - from the medieval city of Cordes-sur-Ciel to the small villages of Puycelci and Penne, and the rolling vineyards of Gaillac - so there is plenty to explore. The countryside is criss-crossed with paths and cycle paths. Cordes was voted ¨Village Prefèré¨ in France in 2014 in a nationwide poll, and St Antonin provided the backdrop for the Helen Mirren film ¨The Hundred Foot Journey¨ Vaour has a week long music and arts festival in August and all the local villages have festivals throughout the summer with food, wine and music.There is a large Friday market in Gaillac, a smaller market in Cordes on Saturday and a bustling Sunday market in St Antonin.
Getting around
A car is essential as there are no shops within walking distance. Details of local walks are available.
Access
Car required
How to get there
1 hour from Toulouse with flights from Ryanair, BA, Easyjet, Flybe 1 hour 15 minutes from Rodez with Ryanair 1 hour 30 minutes from Carcassonne with Ryanair A days drive from the ferry ports and tunnel
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Pool is open June-September. We are flexible on start/finish days during low and medium periods so you can take advantage of low-cost flights.

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