Le Cavaillé

Montredon Labessonnie, Tarn
Self-catering


Dreaming of a secret valley, an easy-to-manage cottage, a lazy pool and an energetic tennis court? This is it, standing in 40 private acres

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 6 – 7

The
Experience

Once you have descended the rural road and reached this private valley and its charming huddle of houses – Le Cavaillé – you need not see another building until you leave. Built in the 17th century and most efficiently renovated, the two gîtes, which can be let together or separately, flourish every mod con. White all over – furniture, bedding, walls – with the odd black sofa or iron bed on warm floorboards, they give off that cleancut simplicity that makes for easygoing holidays – plus a few pleasing paintings and excellent kitchens. Outside, you have 16 whole hectares of pasture and woodland to roam through, a huge saltwater pool for all to enjoy and an all-weather tennis court to keep the competitive spirit alive. Favourite outings? Brick-built Albi, a UNESCO heritage site, lively Toulouse with its Romanesque churches and well-stocked museums, pretty old Castres and its music festivals, and amazingly pretty, tourist-trap Carcassonne looking for all the world like a film set. Enough culture? Try riding, hiking or kayaking – but Le Cavaillé is also great for doing nothing.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 1km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £121
Weekly price
from £850
1 House for 7
From £1214 beds3 bedrooms
1 House for 6
From £1214 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

Our family took both houses and we had a fantastic time. The location was so pretty and pool and tennis court in perfect locations. We only left twice as it was so relaxing all being together around the pool. All 13 of us were able to eat together outside every night and we had lots of bbq's. Fresh coffee beans and coffee grinder were a nice touch and there was some welcome food and drink when we arrived. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one or both houses. I would definitely go back.

Caroline, Harrogate

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rachel Reidy

  • Le Cavaille, where you can play tennis, boules, swim, fish, and find quietness amidst superb views, landscaped gardens, lawns and wildflowers. Borrow our bikes to cycle the rolling countryside. The heated pool and gardens are maintained daily. Hi-speedWIFI
  • Albi, listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, with a stunning fortified brick cathedral and a museum dedicated to its most famous son Toulouse-Lautrec, is 40 minutes away. Restaurants and good shopping.
  • Lautrec, a pretty hilltop medieval village where the painter's family had their seat. Lautrec holds an unmissable pink garlic festival on the first Friday in August and a pumpkin festival in October.
  • Burlats, a village with some fascinating medieval buildings (see the corbel carvings of the Pavillon d'Adélaïde), is 20 minutes away through rolling countryside.
  • Le Cavaille is in the Parc National Régional du Haut Languedoc, a vast nature park riddled with sparkling streams and wooded rocky hillsides for glorious walks and discoveries. We have red deer, hares, wild geese and ducks on our land, all protected.
  • Nearby Castres is a buzzing provincial hub and market town. Gaze on the Pont du Diable over the Agout river. Réalmont, a short drive, has a fabulous weekly food market. We can provide fresh meals by a qualified cook, and can accept parties by arrangement.