Maison d'Artiste - The Rustic Retreat

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Tarn-et-Garonne
+33 (0)6 04 19 88 11
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€135 - €245
per night
€945 - €1715
per week

A beautifully restored cottage in a rustic-chic style, set above the dramatic Gorges de l’Aveyron; perfect for couples or families of four


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€135 - €245 per night

€945 - €1715 per week

The Experience

Amongst flower-filled gardens and surrounded by woodland is a collection of ancient stone buildings. The artist owners live in one and you stay in another – it’s nicely private. Step into the light-filled space, cosy with Persian rugs, antique furniture and plenty of books. The living room, well kitted-out kitchen and en suite master bedroom are on this floor. Downstairs is a twin with shower room.

Children will love collecting eggs from the hens and meeting the friendly cats. The gardens teem with wildlife: watch the buzzards; rise at dawn to spot the deer. Take a book to a quiet spot; there’s a hammock and tree swing outside too. A stone hangar has been converted into a chill out space; perfect for meals, games and lounging.

Go river swimming, head out on trails into the forest and down the gorge. It’s a short drive or decent hike to Saint-Antonin which buzzes with restaurants, cafés and shops. The Sunday market is not to be missed.

Maison d'Artiste - The Rustic Retreat - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Completely switching off, getting close to nature and watching the sun rise over the valley below
  • The bohemian style and charm of the interiors, full of interesting pieces from the owners’ travels
  • River swimming in the nearby Aveyron
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You should know

  • There's no TV
  • There's no pool – but there is a fabulous outdoor one in Saint-Antonin
  • The house is on two levels


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from €135
Weekly price
from €945
Damage deposit
Cleaning, €85 per more than 2 nights stay - €45 for 2 nights stay. Heating supplement in winter.
1 House for 4
From €1353 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 5 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dob bed and bowls.


No chasers as there are cats and chickens on the property. Dogs not allowed in bedrooms. Garden isn't fenced. Please mention in your enquiry if you are bringing a dog.


It is one of the most beautiful, quite and peaceful settings. The home overlooks and is above the sea of clouds that sometime hovers over St Antonin. The house is perfectly designed, and with incredibly good taste, comfortable and so beautiful and calming to the mind. There are walks in the forest, and hills all around, and one of the most enjoyable moments is breakfast outside in the garden, in December with the sun out and just a sweater on. Spring or summer then must simply be some sort of paradise. The hosts are so kind, and may others get to enjoy this amazing place.

Elina, Paris

Our stay at Maison D’Artiste at the Rustic Retreat was a truly wonderful experience, and gave us the time and space to fully unwind. The house was well equipped, tastefully decorated and furnished, and beautifully positioned with stunning early morning views. The owners, Sasha and Mark, who live in the property next door were easily contactable, and happy to answer any questions we had about the property and locality. They provided a wealth of useful information and suggestions of places to visit nearby. We will definitely stay again as there is so much more to explore, as well as re-visit.

Claire, Bath

This is a beautiful house set in beautiful gardens, in a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. The history and patrimony of the immediate area is rich and seemingly endless from architectural gems to the landscape with limstone escarpments and rolling valleys. The Bonnette river for trout on the fly is really good. The house is tastefully renovated and feels like home immediately, nothing is missing. Excellent idea La Salle indoor outdoor living room . Great family place or just for relaxing.

Aaron, London

Escape the 21st century and enjoy the tranquillity and sumptuous bohemian charms of Sasha and Mark's very cool retreat. Artists and nature lovers alike will love it - as will the kids.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The nearest town, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, is a five-minute drive or a 35-minute hike through the woods (perhaps more on the way back up!). Le Festin de Babette is one of the best restaurants to eat in, there's an organic farmer's market every Thursday and a huge regional one on Sundays selling everything from food to flowers and clothes. There's good river swimming and a kayak centre here.

Local points of interest from Sasha & Mark Drummond-Lee

  • MARKET Don't miss the fantastic Sunday morning market in St Antonin Noble Val. Fresh cheeses, olives, locally produced charcuterie, homemade breads, abundant vegetables and fruit amongst a million other fascinating things to see and taste.
  • RIVER SWIMMING & CANOEING The medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val is 5 minutes away, with ancient winding streets, swimming river and dramatic gorge.Canoes can be hired in St Antonin. Stop and picnic by the water as you float down the gorge d'Aveyron.
  • CULTURE & HISTORY The chateaux of Penne, Bruniquel, Najac and Cordes sur Ciel are a short drive away. (10-30 minutes)Albi, a UNESCO heritage site with its majestic red brick cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum is 45 minutes.
  • NATURE, WALKERS, HIKERS AND CYCLISTS The house has magnificent views of the sunrise and surrounding valleys. Set on the edge of the tiny hamlet, woodlands and fields abound with butterflies, birds and deer. Walks and cycle routes in all directions.
  • OUTDOOR POOLS Saint Antonin has two superb outdoor pools, 6 minutes from Maison D'Artiste by car, and suitable for all ages. They have dramatic views of the gorge and are open throughout the summer.
  • ARCHITECTURE & FOOD The area is rich in ancient stone villages and crumbling castles, amongst which you will find an abundance of superb resteraunts and cafes, particularly in St Antonin Noble Val. Dine beside the river and watch the canoists glide by.


Sasha & Mark Drummond-Lee

Sasha and Mark, both artists, fell in love with this beautiful place years ago, and thanks to Mark’s talents as a mason and carpenter, they've created their family home here and this gorgeous retreat. Their art collection adorns the walls, the furniture is from Morocco, the Far East and French antique markets and everything has been carefully curated. They're on hand if you need them for anything.