Holiday rental farmhouse in South West France

Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux

Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées

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Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms3

The Hilltop Farmhouse

Introduction

A simply outstanding property in all respects. This 300 year old farmhouse sits high on a hill and commands stunning, panoramic views over the beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see. Completely secluded and private, yet within easy reach of all amenities, activities and cultural events.

Fully renovated to an exceptionally high standard, the farmhouse has a real feeling of an original, French family home. Many original features (beams and stone walls) throughout, with modern decoration and furnishings in the traditional farmhouse style.

Internet access.

Lovely, large kitchen with range cooker and dishwasher and washing machine. Leads out to magnificent dining terrace with enormous, shaded stone table that overlooks the garden and pool and surrounding countryside.

4 bedrooms (2 air-conditioned), one with full, ensuite bathroom.

Large garden with private heated pool of 10m x 7.5m.
The pool is sanitised by UV light and filtered by recycled glass, the most healthy and eco way as recommended by experts. It is 98% chemical free.

Games room with table tennis and bar football with further terrace overlooking pool. Wooded areas with many fruit trees.

Long, private drive with remote-controlled gate and private parking. Stunning views and complete privacy.

Lovely restaurant only 2 minutes drive. All amenities within 5 minutes and further facilities including shops, banks, café bars and huge choice of restaurants in Lavaur, 10 minutes.

Lots to do in the area for all ages. Toulouse airport only 45 minutes.

Please note: Strictly no smoking in the property!
THE HOUSE IS FOR 6 ADULTS OR 2 FAMILIES CONSISTING OF TWO COUPLES AND MAXIMUM 6 DEPENDANT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Details

Entrance hall.

Traditional French farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floors, exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling.
Large Godin range cooker with gas hob and oven with rotisserie. Dishwasher and American-style double-door fridge-freezer, microwave.
Dining table and chairs to seat 8. Door to dining terrace and garden.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Living room with tiled floors, exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling open fireplace. TV with DVD and selection of games etc.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Large, summer living room with tiled floors, exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling. French conservatory-style furniture and day bed.
Double aspect with wonderful views.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, king-size double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, king-size double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 3, double. Air-conditioned. Low beams.

Bedroom 4, four single beds. Air-conditioned. Low beams.

Separate bathroom with WC and basin.

EXTERIOR;

Dining terrace with superb stone table and large parasol. Wonderful views.
Vine covered wrought iron pergola over the dining terrace to provide dappled shade.

Extensive lawned garden with further woodland. 1 hectare in total. Fruit trees; fig, cherry, apricot, cherry and lemon. Grape vines.

Pool 10m x 7.5m (including Roman steps). Shallow end to max depth of 2m. Heated pool. Sun terrace with loungers.

Renovated stone barn with games room - table tennis and bar-football.

Terrace with table and chairs overlooking pool.

BBQ.

Private drive with remote-control gates. Ample private, secure parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
03/09/2016 01/10/2016 September € 2,600 £ 2,224 $ 2,902
08/04/2017 06/05/2017 April € 1,400 £ 1,197 $ 1,563
06/05/2017 03/06/2017 May € 1,800 £ 1,539 $ 2,009
03/06/2017 01/07/2017 June € 2,400 £ 2,053 $ 2,679
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 3,500 £ 2,993 $ 3,906
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,800 £ 1,539 $ 2,009
Refundable Security Bond € 500
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Maximum of 6 adults or 2 families with maximum of 8 people.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach towels).
  • Pool open May 1st - end September.

Location

The property is located in open countryside outside Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux 45 minutes South-East of Toulouse.

1 km to Viterbe with a lovely restaurant. Opposite the restaurant is a traditional bakery. There is also a beautiful golf course with pool and restaurant here.

Further amenities in Saint-Paul, 5 minutes with small supermarket and café bar and bakery.

Free tennis courts in Teyssode village (5 minutes).

Lovely walks along the (pedestrian only) Roman road that runs close by through the countryside.

10 minutes to Lavaur which benefits from two cathedrals, several supermarkets, a hospital, numerous restaurants and all modern day facilities including internet access. It has a wonderful Saturday morning market. Other lovely Saturday markets are in Revel and Castres.

Throughout the summer there are many festivals, free concerts and fairs in the whole region.

There is much to do on all levels. The area has many biking and walking trails, including a 30 km roman road near the house. There are many sports centres in the various mountains for canoeing, kayaking and so forth. Quad biking is also popular.

The property is situated 45 minutes South East of Toulouse.

Time from following airports:
Toulouse - 45 minutes.
Carcassonne - 70 minutes.
Nîmes - 120 minutes.
Girona in Spain - 3 hours.

The region has a rich Cathar history much in evidence everywhere. Its architecture is impressive, with many grand properties built on the wealth brought to the region by the blue dye of the pastel plant.

Toulouse nearby is a vibrant city of rose coloured brick and is known as the Paris of the South. It has a vibrant nightlife and many shops, fine restaurants and museums.

There are many more interesting cultural towns such as Castres, Albi, Carcassonne and Cordes to name a few.

Reviews

« I just wanted to send a note of thanks once again. As we and our best friends were celebrating on New Year's Eve, we all looked back on our time at Hilltop farmhouse as not only the highlight of our year, but also the highlight of the 15+ year friendship between our two families. The time we spent simply taking in the beauty of your home and the landscape of the property was the most rejuvenating and centering of our lives. By bringing Hilltop farmhouse back to life and sharing it with families like ours, you have made a positive difference in the world. Thank you, and may 2016 be your best year yet. »  Mary-Margaret Zindren

« I just wanted to say that as a family we truly enjoyed our holiday at Hilltop Farmhouse
It was a wonderful week and my husband and I have many many happy memories which were made possible by the house, the setting, the décor, the space, the wildlife and the homely feel you have created. It was a real privilege to be able to stay there for a week.
As we have converted a barn in Hampshire, the photos you have on display bought back memories of our self build. We especially liked the fact you kept true to the original building.
We will certainly recommend Hilltop Farmhouse to our friends and are considering booking another week next year in May. »  Hampshire UK

« Have arrived at your beautiful place. A fantastic place and we have stayed in some nice ones over the years. This surpasses most of them by a wide margin !! »  Jock

« A short note to thank you for a most wonderful time at your beautiful house in France. As a family we had a wonderful time and my two young children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The varied wildlife kept my 21month daughter Robyn busy throughout our stay. We hope to return next year! »  Hall Family

« We are having a wonderful time. Your house is a complete dream! It is even more beautiful than we imagined! Thank you for the opportunity to experience it. We are now wishing we hadn't made other commitments and that we could stay here for the whole of our Europe trip. »  Adrian & Michelle

« Your home is wonderful. All the rooms in the house are beautiful, and the setting is spectacular. Our favorite activity was hanging out on one of the several terraces with a glass of local wine listening to the wind in the trees, the birds, and occasionally, the cows and the rooster down the hill. Also, being able to pick ripe figs and apples for breakfast was an unexpected bonus. We also enjoyed a fantastic meal at Les Marrioners – not only was the food great, but the people running the restaurant were so very nice. Thank you for sharing your home – we will definitely return (hopefully with better French skills). »  Patricia Albrecht and Matt Davis

« On behalf of all of us, I am writing to let you know how much your beautiful property has exceeded our expectations. We have enjoyed a lovely evening watching the sun fade away and the moon grow brighter, enjoying the great wine you left for us -- thank you! We're so glad we followed your recommendation and stopped in Lavaur for groceries because it means we will have no reason to leave here to tomorrow - we simply don't want to be anywhere else. »  M Zindren

« We arrived safe and well in Bruges after a smooth 10 hour drive in glorious sunshine.
We would like to say once more that we enjoyed the beautiful house, the space and nice decor, not to forget the pool, the garden and the magnificent view. It was a very relaxing holiday. Thank you so much! »  Frank, Frie and Iona, Belgium

« Had a beautiful day at the house today. I can't tell you how stunned we are by the beauty of this place. You and yours have done remarkable work with the property and the home... bon nuit... Hello Stephanie, left this morning after such a lovely time. I think you may have repeat visitors on your hands. Was close to heaven when the weather was spotty - can only imagine a week there in the southern France heat. Thank you so much for the care you took in hosting us in your home, counting the days to our return. »  Kira, Canada

« We have just returned from our 2 brilliant weeks and wanted to send some feedback for the guestbook. The house and garden are truly beautiful with all the facilities we could possibly need. We were so relaxed that our 2 weeks felt like much longer. My parents joined us for a couple of days and they fell in love with the place too. To step out of the heat of the day into the fabulous swimming pool was terrific, but my favourite time was sitting around the big granite table outside with a bottle of wine in the warm night air looking up at the stars and listening to the tree frogs and crickets chirping. Michel the pool man is a true Frenchman - really charming and interesting to talk to. Marie Jo and Adel the housekeepers are lovely people who invited us for that great French tradition of an aperitif at their house, we had a lot of fun and it gave us a chance to really work on our French and they tested out their English on us. It really gave us a true taste of French life. We would definitely love to return to the property, it was the perfect house in the perfect location and made a truly memorable holiday.
Thank you for everything we had brilliant service from your company and the house was everything and more that you said it would be. »  Kitson family

« We had an absolutely wonderful time in this beautiful home. Such a gorgeous house in a truly wonderful setting. One thing we particularly enjoyed doing was watering the many pots during the balmy evenings (glass of rose in hand as recommended) and it was a joy to see them flourish. The garden is stunning and provided many hours of adventure for my two girls aged 7 and 4. I could go on but there are too many wonderful things to fit into one short email and I know others have probably said them before. One thing I particularly appreciated was the collection of cookery books - my selection of holiday reading was almost left untouched in favour of Elizabeth David and regional French cookery! »  Davinson family

« We have enjoyed a relaxing holiday in this beautifully restored farmhouse. We were fascinated looking at the photographic record of the extensive renovation programme. The pool particularly was a great hit at the end of a sightseeing day, along with the stunning views and yes, a glass of wine! »  The Vickers & Plummer families

« We absolutely adored the property! So sad to leave! It was so beautiful and beautifully equipped & the region as wonderful as we remembered it. The flowers (especially the big patch of lavender), herbs, pool, view, kitchen, rooms, games - all perfect for 3 generations... we would certainly come back again... a majorly memorable fabulous trip. »  Katie

« Just a short message now that we have returned home. This an unique house. Everything about it is beautiful. The restoration work out is outstanding. The very high standards and the wonderful atmosphere in the house ensured that we had a memorable holiday from the moment we arrived. »  Maria O'Brien

« The house and setting are both absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed exploring the local area. We had a great time and would love to return some time. There are still lots of walks waiting to be tackled when Tom is a bit older. »  Paddy Gardiner

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