Villa Rudel

Alos, Tarn
+33 (0)5 63 53 33 40
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Wrapped in fields and woods, this big traditional house has crisply furnished interiors and plenty of gadgets. Terraced gardens and pool too


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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
Pets by arrangement. Sofabed & folding bed available to sleep 10 in total.
October - May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £1800
Damage deposit
Sofabed & folding bed available to sleep 10 in total (no extra charge).
1 House for 8
From £1306 beds4 bedrooms


Villa Rudel was amazing. Definitely to be recommended to family and friends. It was so much more than we were expecting. The house felt airy and had a modern fit-out but still within a beautiful French rustic house and gardens/surroundings. The host Juilet has put together a beautiful space and thought of every detail. We also ordered a dinner (from local chef Elizabeth) for our arrival which was a not only delicious but a god send as we ending up arriving late. It was all ready for us to heat up and dig in. All in all holiday perfection!

Alex, Amsterdam, Nord Holland

Villa Rudel is a very special place and we completely enjoyed our stay there. The property is beautiful and the house is very well equipped. The size of the home suites two families of 4 perfectly, with each room having its own bathroom. The youngest boys particularly loved the loft room. The adults thought the kitchen was really fabulous. The pool and surrounding gardens are gorgous. We quite enjoyed many fun onsite activities such as petanque, soccer, darts, and table tennis. In addition, the gym and laundry facilities were particularly handy. Someday we hope to go back.

Kimberly, Seattle, WA, USA

We have stayed in many holiday homes in France and Villa Rudel is by far the best. The appearance and quality of the accommodation is superb: the spaciousness of the house and its grounds; the comfort and style of the furniture and the extensive range of additional facilities - it is impossible to find fault with this gorgeous house and all it offers. We made full use of the pool, games and the beautiful grounds and setting - interspersed with trips to stunning towns nearby. The owners instantly responded to any queries we had and helped to make it wonderful, relaxing family holiday.

Geraldine, Brighton

Villa Rudel is a beautiful converted house in an idyllic setting. The owners Mike & Juliet think about every detail (eg mosquito plugs, washing powder). There are 2 outside terraces for different times of the day (one covered). The pool is fabulous with steps for younger/older people with very comfortable loungers and a covered seated area with sofas - great for taking refuge from the midday sun, reading, relaxing. The house is extremely well equipped, great for cooking. Very highly recommended!

rose, Dublin

Villa Rudel is a terrific spot. A beautiful house with fabulous grounds, it is really nicely kitted out and extremely well kept. Everything is considered and catered for. The outdoor seating areas and the pool are perfect with a shady and sunny spot at all times during the day. The herb and kitchen garden a really nice bonus too. Lots of activities from picking tomatoes in the kitchen garden, going on a bike ride, table football, table tennis, Wii, a football net and plenty of bits and bobs for the babies too. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back (for the fifth time) next year.

Deirdre, Dublin

We stayed at this wonderful holiday home for the 3rd year in a row. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners and we enjoyed all the extras including a welcome pack with delicious strawberry jam from the garden, use of the bicycles including a childs bike, games of darts and table tennis in the downstairs area in the evenings and leisurely afternoons in the pool. Another highlight was seeing the Tour De France going through nearby Tonnac. Villa is immaculate with beautiful grounds and lots of areas outdoors to sit out depending on the time of day. Would highly recommend.

Moira, By Beauly

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

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

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

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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