General Information

LOCATION

Wonderful location within the HISTORIC QUARTER of this medieval town : St. Antonin Noble Val, this beautifully restored 15th / 16th century town house has many of the impressive, original features retained.

Seconds away from the Palais Prevotal, (the oldest civil building in Europe), the house is snuggled away in one of the cobbled streets just off the main square.

 

 

Photo left : Palais Prevotal

Right : Le Cluzel is located by going through the arch of the Palais (& can be seen at the end of this cobbled street)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bars, restaurants, shops, small local boutiques just metres away. There is also a Bank / Post Office / 3 supermarkets of good size / chemist / garages with petrol pumps & a wonderful little cinema (often showing the latest films in English).

The Sunday morning market is a great attraction and people come from miles around to see the colourful stalls selling fruit, veg, breads, pates, cheeses, local cuisine ~ all right on your doorstep. There are also Summer Night markets held in the town, which are particularly appealing on a hot summers evening.

 

 

SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public OPEN AIR, HEATED swimming pool (June ~ mid/end Sept) is just 100m+ away, together with a great range of sporting activities in the town & nearby surrounding area.

Tennis, VTT hire, horse riding, mountain climbing, zip wire, etc., and of course kayaking down the Aveyron Gorge from St. Antonin Noble Val.

 

 

PROPERTY - LE CLUZEL

IMPORTANT NOTE : Due to the relatively steep pitch of the internal staircases, this property is NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (under 7 years) or PEOPLE WITH WALKING DIFFICULTIES.

 

 

A huge renovation programme lasting several years has now been completed on this property, offering large airy rooms with high ceilings, bright and fresh with some truly wonderful features.

The facades boast Medieval & Renaissance windows with small allegorical sculptures. Inside, the 3 floors provide many differently accented spaces from a dramatic Living Room with massive Renaissance fireplace to a luminous top floor gallery overlooking the street below and offering a vista of the cliffs of the Aveyron.

 

MAIN HOUSE :

Main entrance hall with Reading Lounge (& garden door to small walled courtyard )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST FLOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KITCHEN: Induction 4 ring cooker, oven under, single sink unit, dishwasher, tall fridge, microwave.

DINING AREA: with table & chairs for 6 persons. The original, huge fireplace is located in this room.

 

 


 

 

 

BEDROOM I: (double bed) with

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: (Glass shower cubicle, handbasin & W.C.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LARGE COVERED EXTERNAL TERRACE: open air for summer breezes, with table & chairs for 8 persons & BBQ : overlooking a small open square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP FLOOR

GALLERY LOUNGE with comfy seating (including sofa bed: double), TV with free to air English channels & DVD player.

Small EXTERNAL TERRACE giving views across roof tops to cliffs beyond (see below).

BEDROOM II: double bed with

BATHROOM: Corner Bath with hand-held shower att, basin, W.C

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Views from Lounge & Bedroom II

View from top terrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Optional) GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT: This is only ever available in conjunction with the Main House, ie it is NOT let independantly.

 

This has been adapted for handicapped people i.e. no steps between rooms on this floor & a bathroom specifically designed for wheelchair users with large, tiled, open shower area, W.C. & hand basin. Most social rooms are however on the 1st & 2nds floors and ACCESSIBLE ONLY by a relatively steep staircase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KITCHEN: 4 ring gas cooker, dishwasher, high level oven, tall fridge / freezer, washing machine.

LOUNGE: with small dining table & chairs & sofa bed (double).

BEDROOM III: double bed

BATHROOM: tiled open splash shower room (hand rails), basin & W.C. Utility Room beside, with washing machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ADDITION:

2 sofa beds are also available for use at a supplement of £100 per person per week. This property has been set at a maxium of 8 persons (using sofa bed/s). However some facilities cater for 6 persons (i.e. comfortable seating in lounges, capacity at internal dining table, etc. etc.)

NB : THE GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT will NOT be let independantly from the Main House (It will just be closed off and remain empty during periods of rental of Main House if not required).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the steep pitch of the internal staircases, this property is NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (under 7 years) or PEOPLE WITH WALKING DIFFICULTIES.

 

FACILITIES (Entire property):

  • 3 floors offering very spacious accommodation : 2 kitchens, 3 separate lounges (including optional Apartment)
  • 3 bedrooms ~ each on different floors (with 2 sofa beds available ~ @ small supplement)(including optional Apartment)
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom on the same floor, giving individuals more privacy.
  • Large, bright, airy rooms throughout with high ceilings & wonderful original features.
  • External dining balcony terrace with table & chairs for 8 plus BBQ.
  • Wonderful central location in the historic quarter of St. Antonin Noble Val.
  • Commerce, bars, restaurants, sporting activities all on the doorstep, together with open air public swimming pool within easy walking distance.
  • WIFI internet
  • English speaking staff on hand to assist throughout your stay.

 

 

 

 

 

(small (decorative) enclosed courtyard garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have some extra photographs of this property
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CLIENT COMMENTS - 5 / 5 STARS ***** for SUMMER 2019

We spent two weeks at this property in summer 2019. The house has been beautifully renovated and is light and airy, with a large terrace overlooking a shady unpaved square. All home comforts are provided, including fans in the bedrooms, and even in hot weather it is noticeably cool as you go through the door; the walls are about 50cm thick! It is in the centre of St Antonin Noble Val, but not at all noisy as there are no cars in that area, just narrow alleys between the medieval houses. St Antonin is a gem, with a picturesque central square which is great for coffee and people-watching; lots of restaurants, bakeries etc. and a large Sunday market, all within five minutes' walk. We didn't cook once! We visited lots of interesting small towns and villages, and tasted wine at several vineyards near Gaillac. But the best times were just sitting on the terrace in the dusk, watching the swallows, then the bats, and finally the stars.

 

 

We very much enjoyed our week staying at this lovely house. it has been very tastefully renovated with excellent materials and design, to create an airy, relaxing and beautiful property. Whilst in the heart of St Antonin, it is not noisy, and enjoys a large open but private terrace. It is a very short walk from the fantastic open air public swimming pool, and from a number of excellent restaurants and cafes

 

 

We rented Le Cluzel (main house + appartment) for our annual summer family holiday. It was quite simply amazing. The house has been lovingly renovated to incorporate many wonderful original features, alongside modern facilities to make living here so easy. The spacious, part covered terrace area is sublime. You can watch the swallows and bats soaring among the rooftops, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and a BBQ. The house is situated in the heart of the medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val. Accessed via cobbled narrow streets, it is magical. The town has wonderful bakeries and restaurants; as well as a renowned Sunday morning market when you can buy delicious fresh food and treats. We had a fabulous holiday and look forward to returning.

 

 

We were enchanted by this magnificent house, restored with so much taste. We loved the two terraces and the fabulous views ~
the location was calm, relaxing and perfect (being in the centre of the 'old town', next to all amenities). We definately hope to return!

 

AVAILABILITY AND PRICES

Change~overs are based on FRIDAYS during high summer season. However these can be much more flexible outside the months of July / August.

 

MAIN HOUSE - week commencing:

Friday1 May 2020 - part booked
Friday8 May 2020 - booked
Friday15 May 2020 - 450
Friday22 May 2020 - part booked
Friday29 May 2020 - booked
Friday5 June 2020 - booked
Friday12 June 2020 - booked
Friday19 June 2020 - 525
Friday26 June 2020 - 625
Friday3 July 2020 - booked
Friday10 July 2020 - booked
Friday17 July 2020 - 725
Friday24 July 2020 - booked
Friday31 July 2020 - booked
Friday7 August 2020 - booked
Friday14 August 2020 - 795
Friday21 August 2020 - 795
Friday28 August 2020 - 650
Friday4 September 2020 - 575
Friday11 September 2020 - 575
Friday18 September 2020 - 550
Friday25 September 2020 - 550

 

MAIN HOUSE plus APARTMENT - week commencing:

Friday1 May 2020 - part booked
Friday8 May 2020 - booked
Friday15 May 2020 - 550
Friday22 May 2020 - part booked
Friday29 May 2020 - booked
Friday5 June 2020 - booked
Friday12 June 2020 - booked
Friday19 June 2020 - 625
Friday26 June 2020 - 725
Friday3 July 2020 - booked
Friday10 July 2020 - booked
Friday17 July 2020 - 825
Friday24 July 2020 - booked
Friday31 July 2020 - booked
Friday7 August 2020 - booked
Friday14 August 2020 - 895
Friday21 August 2020 - 895
Friday28 August 2020 - 750
Friday4 September 2020 - 675
Friday11 September 2020 - 675
Friday18 September 2020 - 650
Friday25 September 2020 - 650

 

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 2299 818

Email: enquiries@frenchcountryhouses.com