Le Cavaillé

Montredon Labessonnie, Tarn

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


2 places


Sleeping from 6 – 7

Children welcome
Babies welcome

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.


  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 1km.


Nightly price
from £128
Weekly price
from £900
1 House for 7
From £1284 beds3 bedrooms
1 House for 6
From £1284 beds3 bedrooms



We had a wonderful week with our 3 girls (aged 9-16) in House 1. The accommodation is of a very high standard, lots of space in the living area, brilliantly equipped kitchen, cool bedrooms on the lower floor with sparkling bathrooms. The houses are in a beautiful, secluded valley; we saw hares, bats, deer and all kinds of birds. The swimming pool was wonderful for all of us, especially our girls, and Rachel was a laid-back and very friendly host. Thoroughly recommended!

Catherine, Winchester uk

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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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.