Sleeps 8
Price per week £5000—£6000

The house was really lovely and we were all thrilled with it, all ages very happy - swimming, cycling and exploring, My parents had a truly wonderful time and have come back totally rejuvenated which was the whole point - a proper holiday.

Natasha, London

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Living Space

4 bedrooms:
Ground floor
Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom and garden door
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and garden door

First floor
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
Double-height entrance hall with dining for 18 and garden door

Sitting room with garden door
Open plan kitchen with access to garden on both sides
Separate study with door to master suite and garden door
Laundry room with loo and laundry sink

Amenities

Swimming pool (10 x 5 m)
Automatic hard pool cover for safety
Pool heater (payable locally)
BBQ Covered area by pool with roof for sun shade
Large outdoor table
Outdoor fireplace
wifi
TV
Table Tennis
Games
Sky television
DVD player
Large selection of films (including all oscar nominated movies)
CD player
Hairdryers in bedrooms
Quality bath and shower products in bathrooms
Colonial ceiling fans
Washing machine
Dryer
Dishwasher

Domestic Services

Maid service 5 days a week
Gardener
Pool maintenance

Location

La Plaine is situated in the Tarn et Garonne

Montauban and Gaillac are 30 minutes away
Albi is 45 minutes away by car, where you’ll find Lasbourdes, an 18 hole golf course (there are several more in the local area too)
Saint-Urcisse village is a 6 minute drive, and has a tennis court available
Monclar de Quercy is 6 minutes away, and has horse riding and donkey trekking

Transport

Fly to Toulouse from Heathrow and Gatwick and some provincial airports.

It is a 60 km drive to house.

A hire car is essential.

Local Information

The local area is full of Cathar history. There are many medieval villages and bastides, all diverse in their architecture. Three local villages have been awarded the status of ‘plus beaux villages de France’. This is an official classification that corresponds to extremely strict criteria and is not acquired definitively. They are well worth visiting. They are Puycelci, Bruniquel, and Castlenau-de-Montmiral. Cordes-sur-Ciel, one of the most significant medieval towns in France, is also very close by.
Gaillac on the river Tarn is an ancient Gallo-Roman town with its 13th – 15th Century Abbey church of St Michel.
Montauban, founded in 1144, is designated a “Town of Artistic and Historic Interest”. In 1780, it was the birthplace of Jean-Dominique Ingres, who was not only a great artist but also a violinist of note. Besides a considerable amount of his art, Ingres’ violin is also preciously guarded in Montauban.
Albi is famous for its St Cecile Cathedral and the museum that houses many of the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, who was born there, but it also contains much more to enchant its visitors.
Toulouse, “the pink city”, owes its brilliant architectural culture to the merchants who until the end of the 16th Century made their fortunes by trading in woad. It still has more than seventy private mansions, protected from the bustle of the city by splendid inner courtyards that you are free to visit. The Romanesque basilica of St Sernin is the artistic monarch of Toulouse.
The Department of the Tarn has 800km of 1st class rivers and streams and 1300km of 2nd class.

Our View

Our clients can’t quite believe that this house is a rental property, “it was just so, so beautiful” said one on her return. We were also bowled over when we went to visit, the American owner has not left anything to chance, this is the most glorious place to spend a week or two in some of France’s most stunning countryside.

La Plaine is an exquisitely renovated and highly desirable farmhouse sitting on the top of a hill with breathtaking 360 degree views across the Tarn. It is literally surrounded by fields of swaying sunflowers. Reached up a long track hedged with lavender the house is at the top of the hill. The owner has gone to enormous lengths to make her visitors incredibly comfortable. Infact when I dropped in on her last year after two days I felt I’d been there for weeks of pampering. She has enormous flair, exquisite taste and her attention to detail is fantastic. The colours used throughout have been carefully selected to give a strong sense of calm and the heady scent of lavender that pervades is intoxicating. The garden is large and dramatically simple with a pool (10x5m) and comfortable furniture, barbeque and covered eating area. A wonderful place to take friends, this is a house people return to again and again.

Quote from former Scott Williams client:
“This was the first time we have stayed in a house that doesn’t feel as if it is ever been rented, it was like walking into your own second home, we shall be back…”

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