La Forge

Salles, Tarn

For families or small groups: a wonderfully stylish detached house filled with beautiful things in a medieval village. Culture abounds


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Tucked between two houses in a medieval village is your stone gite. The young, energetic owners have restored it with much imagination and style, so you walk into a kitchen/diner where functional Ikea units are lifted by proper wood surfaces, reclaimed grey and white tiles, a fabulous island for chopping and slicing and a big dining table for convivial meals. Up a level is the gracious living room with beams, chunky sofas, red armchairs and a fireplace. The bedrooms fan out across all three floors: one on the ground floor, one on the first floor with a separate bathroom and two on the second floor share a bathroom. They’re all individual and filled with quirky finds: beautiful wallpaper, an antique kilim, old windows made into cupboard doors; and the bathrooms are spacious and spoiling with more interesting stuff like the smelting pot turned into a basin. Outside there’s an expanse of lawn, barrels spilling over with flowers, pool, terrace and a tree house that will keep little ones busy. A river runs through the hamlet; you’re close to castles, cathedrals and the biggest cloisters in France – heaven for culture vultures. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €130
Weekly price
from €900
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From €1305 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Eustacia Dene

  • One of the main things I miss about living in Salles are the fabulous walks , along the river and through the woods spotting pine martins and wild orchids.
  • The market in Cordes sur Ciel on a saturday morning mixes local produce with relaxed people watching and medieval architecture.
  • The pretty , sleepy village of Monesties is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Here you will find the Mise en Tombeau a rare group of 15century sculptures depicting the passion of Christ.Also in Monesties is the Yves Brayer art gallery.
  • Anyone staying in Salles couldn't miss visiting Albi. This pretty and accessible City boasts an enormous Cathedral , beautiful old town and the Toulouse Lautrec museum.
  • If you fancy a change from the pool , there are many great wild swimming spots only a short distance from us, in the Aveyron the Viaur and the lac de roucarie.
  • Don't forget to ask me about any Fetes or Vide Greniers that might be going on during your stay.You wouldn't want to miss an Occitane ball or some interesting brocante!