Roc Around the Clock

Saint Antonin Noble Val, Tarn-et-Garonne
+33 (0)5 43 24 21 72

A quirky, colourful house with views to the Aveyron river, green forests and stunning cliffs across the valley. A short stroll into town


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Vibrant Kim will meet you in St Antonin, the nearest village, then get you settled in. She also leaves you a welcome hamper with wine and all the basics in the cupboards. If you know you’re going to be arriving late and you’d like her to make sure there is something for dinner waiting for you, just ask. Cook indoors with all the kit you need or use the outdoor kitchen by the pool where you’ll also find a barbecue and grill.

It’s a gorgeous place to do nothing more than sunbathing, reading or snoozing by the pool. But there’s much sporty fun to be had too without getting in the car – wild swimming, rock climbing, hiking and biking, so pack up a picnic and head out. Walk into town in five minutes for shops, restaurants and a lively market.

In spite of the other houses dotted about nearby you’ll feel very private, and teenagers can cut themselves off in one of the downstairs bedrooms – it’s a perfect house for different generations holidaying together. You won’t find many tourists either so driving around to see things will be a pleasure.

Roc Around the Clock - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Lounging by the pool enjoying the views
  • Walking into lively St Antonin
  • Feeling nicely private
Roc Around the Clock - Gallery

You should know

  • It's not really suitable for toddlers
  • The pool has no fence, but it is alarmed
  • Only one of the bedrooms is upstairs


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Special offer: Come and see France from a locals point of view. Hidden secret places only we know will be shared, a unique family holiday or couples searching after lockdown fun and frolics.

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
Singles £750-£2200.
1 House for 6
From £1504 beds3 bedrooms


This was a fabulous holiday. The gite was everything we had wanted and more. The design very creative but at the same time warm and comfortable, loved the circular bed, esp with stunning views. The log fire warmed the whole house up and thanks Kim for the arrival hamper which was well appreciated. Walking distance to town so we left the car and visited the many cafes . A real holiday cant wait to go back and see it in springtime . Manys thanks

A, Thirsk

We stayed here for a week in September and are just back. When I saw Roc introduced as a new property on Sawdays I knew we just had to stay there. Such an interesting property so creatively and vibrantly decorated. Wonderfully located on the edge of St Antonin Noble Var - so secluded and private, with a view onto trees, the gorge and the river and the joy of hearing the birds sing and squabble throughout the day. Yet still close enough to stroll into the town for local activities. The pool is wonderful and warm - unfortunately the weather not good enough during our stay to use it fully.

Beverley, Uxbridge

I would love to bring my family and friends to stay here in this light and airy fun house in such a stunning setting, close to a vibrant town. Kim is a truly big-hearted and special person who lives life to the fullest.

Nicky, Sawday's

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The neighbourhood

The countryside around the house is stunning and there are many walking trails, including one into town - head in on Sunday for the picturesque market. By car you can visit gorgeous medieval towns for markets and chateaux, including Bruniquel (15 minutes) which also has a music festival. Penne (15 minutes) is also a beautiful village with a château hanging over a rock and Cordes-sur-Ciel is one of the loveliest villages in France (30 minutes). Further afield, Villefranche, Albi and Toulouse are well worth discovering.

Local points of interest from Kim Ilsley

  • A unique holiday experience for all the family wether you are 80 or 8 this themed gite offers both fun, quality and a WOW pool with views to die for. Only 5 mins walk into the medieval award winning village with buzzie cafes bars shops and famousmarkets
  • If you like the outdoor life then this is paradise with canoeing, rock climbing, parasailing , randonees, VTT biking, caving the skies your limt. If you love arts you have art and photography courses, sculptures, designers, bazart textiles, artists galore


Kim Ilsley

Warm and welcoming Kim is an artist, trial runner, Pilates teacher (ask her if you’d like lessons) and keen upcycler. She and her partner Andy, a environmental consultant and archaeologist, bought the property 15 years ago and have become very much a part of the community, with their children at the local school. She can arrange all sorts of extras, from airport pickups and picnic hampers to art or cookery lessons – just ask.