Villa Rudel

Alos, Tarn

Wrapped in fields and woods, this big traditional house has crisply furnished interiors and plenty of gadgets. Terraced gardens and pool too


10 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Heaps to keep you busy! Swimming pool, table tennis, gym, bikes to borrow, sandy play area for football, boules, pétanque… and five acres of private woodland to wander. Surrounded by sunflower fields, woods and vineyards this traditional Tarn farmhouse – all soft white stone and pale shutters – feels remote, yet is 10 minutes from pretty cobbled Cordes. Juliet and Mike’s home in the winter, it’s been renovated to create a supremely comfortable house with a cool, contemporary style: white plaster, exposed stone and beams, tiled or polished wood floors. Bedrooms are fresh, simple spaces where plain modern furnishings mix with the odd rustic table or wardrobe. Contemporary prints and faux-fur throws add colour, all have glorious views and generous, practical bathrooms; three have patios. An airy living-space, with oak floors and beams, is crisply furnished with cream sofas, oak country pieces and art. Cooks will love the sleek kitchen, faultlessly equipped. Eat inside or out, in the shade or sun. Visit vineyards, walk, explore Toulouse or relax in the garden with its terraces, shady corners, potager, herbs and pool.


  • 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


  • 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: Get 15% off when you book for 2 weeks or more in 2018 See website for full details of offers

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £1200
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 8
From £13010 beds4 bedrooms


We had a lovely family holiday here with our 18 month old daughter. We loved the generous size (and that everyone had an ensuite!) and the wonderfully landscaped gardens. The hosts provided a cot, booster seat and stair-gates and the swimming pool was behind a gate and up some steps so we found it very baby-friendly. The gamesroom (and good wifi) kept us busy on the single rainy day. We really appreciated the effort the hosts went to provide us with a welcome basket (and stocked fridge) as well as guides and recommendations to the lovely towns nearby. We look forward to our return trip!

Alex, London

A great house, tastefully furnished, brilliantly equipped (good kitchen and bathrooms) and in a beautiful location. Fantastic outside space and pool area with masses of seating, a choice of shaded or sun-soaked eating locations and plenty of games/activities to keep three generations busy. Stunning countryside and few tourists when we visited, although local towns and villages still buzzing. Fab location for a relaxing family holiday.

Sue, Salisbury

Villa Rudel was just delightful, we visited with our daughter, husband & our teenage grandchildren , we loved the area , the villa was perfect catering for everyone needs quite a tough ask we so many differing age groups, we had a very happy & relaxing time & loved the swimming pool area where we spent a good deal of our time. We hope to return.

Gillian, Cheltenham

Fantastic house - the best house we have visited in 25 years visiting France! Sympathetically refurbished. We loved the spaces inside and outside the house - the different areas to sit outside, providing shade when needed were perfect. Fabulous pool and gazebo, lovely terraced landscaping. We were a party of 3 generations and everyone was very happy. The most striking aspect is the thoughtfulness of the hosts - from the welcome pack to the mosquito plugs to basic kitchen supplies. Idyllic - already planning our next visit!

Rose, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mike & Juliet Warburton

  • Close to Cordes sur Ciel voted French Village of 2014. Cordes is a pretty Bastide village where you can meander through medieval cobbled streets and explore its interesting array of art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants
  • Visit beautiful Albi situated on the river Tarn and known for its massive pink gothic cathedral, fantastic array of shops and fine restaurants and home to the Toulouse Lautrec Museum which houses the largest collection of his art works in the world
  • Known for the abundance of vineyards and fantastic wines, visit the local winery's for a day of wine tasting or attend one of their many summer soirees where in they have live music, dancing, wine and a meal
  • Relax and enjoy the space and tranquility of Villa Rudel and listen to the local bird life, look out for the many deer and owls on our land and at night, wonder at the amazingly clear and starry skies
  • Explore and mix with the locals at one of the many local markets and brocantes to find that special French antique or tasty local wine or produce to take home
  • Walk, cycle or ride on horseback and explore the stunning scenery - there are so many paths and routes for you to take through sunflower fields, vineyards and forests you won't know which ones to choose