General Information

LOCATION:

LA FLEUR DE LYS is located within a 15 min drive from the medieval town of ST ANTONIN NOBLE VAL, & just 15 mins from CORDES SUR CIEL - close to the border of 2 departments (Tarn et Garonne & Tarn), so an ideal place from which to explore both regions.

There is a local bakery in the nearby village of Vaour together with a small store for daily groceries. The large supermarket, Bank, petrol, doctors, Chemist, local boutiques etc. can be found at St. Antonin Noble Val, along with the lovely Sunday morning market.

 

PROPERTY

 

 

 

This 250-year old property is set in extremely private grounds of meadows & mature orchards & is ideal for couples or families looking for a peaceful holiday in a secluded location (grounds of almost 5 acres).

 

With no near neighbours, you have complete tranquility, whilst at the same time enjoying all modern conveniences one would expect.

 

 

Bordered by oaks and sweet chestnuts, the house faces south and has several sun terraces covered in grapevines, wisteria and roses. It retains many original features & oodles of character, reminiscent of an old English country cottage. The accommodation is bright and light (rooms are of good proportions).

Lots of childrens games & table tennis.

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GROUND FLOOR

With entry into the house via the wisteria-covered pergola from the gravelled courtyard looking out onto the gardens and pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERN HI-TECH KITCHEN (28m2) with lovely exposed beamed ceiling :

 

Fully Equipped with large upright fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 electric ovens & hob. There is plenty of storage and all the cooking / dining utensils you should need.

Original stone evier and open mezzanine with beautiful original oak beams adds atmosphere to this lovely light room.

There is a SEPARATE UTILITY ROOM with a further upright fridge / freezer, washing machine, independant spinner & double sink.

 

Large oak dining table & chairs for 8 persons and French doors out onto an independent decking terrace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUNGE I (12m2 -adjoining the kitchen) : with French doors out onto an independent decking terrace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUNGE II (30m2) : Comfortably furnished with 2 large leather sofas, 42" plasma TV with free to view English channels & DVD player (there is a large bookcase of DVD's - for the enjoyment of everyone, please do make sure these are returned after use). French doors open out onto yet another terrace.

Due to the thick stone walls, this room keeps wonderfully cool in the height of the summer.

 

 

 

There is also the

OPEN MEZZANINE (20m2 - above the kitchen) with sofas and a further large flat screen TV with freeview box for UK channels. Perfect for the children to 'chill' during high midday temperatures or early evening.

 

 

 

 

 

Staying on the ground floor, from the lounge & along a hallway you can access the

 

Bedrooms on the GROUND FLOOR :

 

BEDROOM III (15m2) : Queen-sized bed with French doors directly onto the courtyard and gardens.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM : shower, WC & hand basin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDROOM IV (15m2) : Twin beds, again with French doors leading onto courtyard & gardens.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM : Shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

 

 

 

 

(A further kitchenette / spare bedroom (2 single beds) can be used , again with French doors to the Courtyard.

 

 

(USE SUBJECT TO PRIOR APPROVAL ONLY ).

 

 

 

 

The Ground floor bedrooms would suit someone with walking difficulties or restricted mobility, as there is only 1 step between all social areas on this floor.

 

 

FIRST FLOOR

FROM THE LOUNGE, you lead up and along the landing to :

BEDROOM I : MASTER BEDROOM (20m2) - Overlooking the front gardens : King size bed, double wardrobe and furniture, and lovely exposed beams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDROOM II (25M2) - LARGE BEDROOM with EXTRA-LARGE KING bed, plus 2 singles - Overlooking the gardens at the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between these bedrooms is a

LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM : with bath, separate shower, twin washbasins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTSIDE : POOL

 

 

LARGE MOUNTAIN LAKE-SHAPED SWIMMING POOL : Set a little away from the house and surrounded by mature lavender bushes which attract wonder varieties of butterflies in the summer.

 

FULLY ENCLOSED with CHILD PROTECTION FENCE & SELF LOCKING GATE (conforming to French Law).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pool is 11.5m x 5.5m ( 1.20m at shallow end / 2.40m at deepest point) and has easy access via Roman steps.

There is a decked terrace for sun loungers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACES & GARDENS :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are terraces to all sides of the house, enabling you to enjoy DINING AL FESCO AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY, including the delightful grapevine-covered dining terrace (14m2) facing west, with tiled roof - finished in local stone & equipped with wooden table & chairs, BBQ. Perfect for evening dining. This terrace overlooks the orchard where guests are able to pick their own season fruit.

The extensive landscaped gardens & orchards around the house offer peace and tranquility to just relax, and at the same time plenty of space for children to play.

 

 

The 5 acres give home to birds & butterflies in the summer & provide numerous hidden crannies for quiet reading (sun or shade).

 

Clients are free to take from the well-stocked mature orchard, which includes apples, pears, figs & plums.

 

There is also plenty of space for many other sporting activities with the children and on site you will find adult space hoppers, full size table tennis table, badminton.

 

Plenty of outside space for PARKING & numerous walks from the property into the surrounding countryside.

 

OUT OF SEASON STAYS

This property is also available for longer stays outside the main summer season & for smaller parties. Very competitive rates - please enquire direct.

There is a Jotul wood burning stove and full oil central heating upper floor, plus under-floor heating on the ground floor. (If not required - It is possible to shut off the end ground floor section of the house to retain the heat in the main areas).

 

 

FACILITIES:

  • 4 bedrooms - Versatile bed set up : 1 king sized bed, 1 super king, 1 queen sized, 2 twins + cot also available
  • Further room with 2 twin beds *subject to prior approval
  • 3 bathrooms
  • HI TECH, Fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 large flat screen TV's with free to view English channels
  • Open Mezzanine area - ideal for children to relax at the end of the day.
  • Fabulous mountain lake-shaped PRIVATE POOL (11.5m x 5.5m), fenced for child security.
  • Huge gardens of almost 5 acres, with complete privacy & tranquility
  • Games for children, including badminton and table tennis.
  • Various terraces to dine or relax at any time of day
  • Easy access to village of Vaour and within 10 min drive of St. Antonin Noble Val
  • Sun loungers, cushions for 8 persons, plus BBQ
  • Towels, linen, electricity, etc., included
  • English speaking guardian nearby
  • WIFI internet

The property is ideal for persons with restricted mobility or walking difficulties as there are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor (1 with ensuite facilities) and just 1 step between all social rooms on this floor.

 

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CLIENT COMMENTS:

 

 

OWNERS DIRECT CLIENT REVIEWS

 for this property

 

 

Comfort, peace, and very well-equipped!

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

 

We are staying in Fleur de Lys after travelling around Europe for nearly four months and staying in over 20 different holiday properties and B&Bs. Fleur de Lys is by far the most comfortable and well-equipped home we have experienced! The hosts have left no stone unturned in their efforts to make the property as accommodating as possible. The kitchen is by far the best stocked we have experienced, superior even to the German and Swiss kitchens we spent time in! The beds and linen are luxurious. There are many areas inside and out where people can enjoy relaxing with or others, or simply getting away from them! The pool is very clean and located in a private, peaceful part of the garden. The property is conveniently located near the small village of Vaour, which has a very strong sense of community amongst its many French and multi-cultural residents. St. Antonin Noble Val, located less than 15 minutes drive from Fleur de Lys, is a splendid town with every amenity provided - doctors, chemists, clothes shops, fantastic restaurants and cafes, and the gorgeous Aveyron River, which is wonderful for canoeing and swimming. The area around Fleur de Lys is a walkers' paradise, with national footpaths just outside the door. I cannot recommend the property enough to anyone wishing to experience this part of beautiful, tranquil, rural south-west France, but without having to sacrifice the modern comforts and all of those things that make life a little bit better.

 

 

 

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

 

" nous avons loue par l 'intermediaire efficace de Jayne la maison fleur de lys
et ce pour notre plus grande satisfaction ( 3 générations parents enfants et petites filles )
la maison est spacieuse confortableet lacuisine neuve particulièrement bien équipée
(il ne manquait quele moule pour la tarte et le batteur pour la mousse au chocolat !)
la piscine a de belles proportions et la securite est assuree par la cloture
enfin les lits etaient prets à notre arrivee
nous avons passe une semaine du 13 au 20 aout 2016 avec un temps superbe et
sommes partis à regrets de " ce petit paradis "
IL faut juste savoir que le premier endroit utile pour faire les courses est à saint antonin de
nobleval à 12 kms
pour nous cela n 'avait pas d'importance car nous nous étions organises
claire et sa famille

 

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

 

We had a fantastic week, very relaxing and beautiful weather. The location provided a great base for ccycling and walking.


 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

The house is extremely well equipped, with a lovely new kitchen and enough bowls, pots and pans to cook for a family properly - much appreciated because it was such a pleasure to have a barbecue and sit looking at the garden in the evening. Plenty of comfortable indoor seating too for chillier days. The house and gardens were extremely well looked after and Steve the caretaker really helpful. The pool was great. We'd go back because we liked the house itself so much - but also because of its excellent location. The castles and towns & villages locally are really interesting. We particularly enjoyed Najac, Penne castle and St Antonin, which is the closest town and an absolute gem (it has a good Carrefour with an impressively well stocked butchers counter, as well as its medieval streets and buildings and a couple of really nice restaurants). There are lots of activities and facilities for outdoor types in the area . A visit to Albi and the Toulouse Lautrec museum and cathedral (30-40 mins drive away) are a must. We have stayed in other houses elsewhere in the midi Pyrenees and Fleur de Lys is in an unbeatable location. Highly recommended.

 

 

AVAILABILITY AND PRICES

A small supplement of £ 100 per person per week is charged for any groups OVER 8 PERSONS MAXIMUM.

Week commencing:

Saturday5 May 2018 - booked
Saturday12 May 2018 - booked
Saturday19 May 2018 - booked
Saturday26 May 2018 - booked
Saturday2 June 2018 - booked
Saturday9 June 2018 - booked
Saturday16 June 2018 - booked
Saturday23 June 2018 - booked
Saturday30 June 2018 - booked
Saturday7 July 2018 - booked
Saturday14 July 2018 - booked
Saturday21 July 2018 - booked
Saturday28 July 2018 - booked
Saturday4 August 2018 - booked
Saturday11 August 2018 - booked
Saturday18 August 2018 - booked
Saturday25 August 2018 - booked
Saturday1 September 2018 - booked
Saturday8 September 2018 - booked
Saturday15 September 2018 - booked
Saturday22 September 2018 - booked
Saturday6 July 2019 - part booked
Saturday13 July 2019 - part booked
Saturday20 July 2019 - part booked
Saturday27 July 2019 - part booked
Saturday3 August 2019 - part booked
Saturday10 August 2019 - part booked
Saturday17 August 2019 - part booked
Saturday24 August 2019 - part booked
Saturday31 August 2019 - part booked
Saturday7 September 2019 - part booked
Saturday14 September 2019 - part booked
Saturday21 September 2019 - part booked

See our page Getting Here for details of possible savings on your travel costs

If you wish to make a booking for any of the available dates above please email us and we will confirm that a reservation is held for you and request that you complete the booking form and send the deposit direct to us.

Tel: +44 (0) 779 22 99 818

Email: enquiries@frenchcountryhouses.com