|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||40 square meters|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Adventure, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
The Thyme Holiday home offers self-catering accommodation in the beautiful department of Tarn. The house is 5 minutes walk from the quaint rural village of Cambounes, situated in the Parc Naturel Regional Du Haut-Languedoc, in the foothills of the Montagne Noire, in one of the most scenic regions of the south-west of France. The area is well known for hiking and mountain biking and the local town of Brassac hosted the French championship in mountain biking descents in May 2011. Walking and mountain biking trails criss-cross every corner of the area and the famous GR36 passes right by the cottage. The well known pilgrimage trail â€˜Chemin de S...Read more
Thyme holiday home in Tarn, south west of France
Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Additional Location Information
Tarn offers a beautiful living environment and is the perfect location for an activity holiday. Nature has kindly provided us with glorious hills and valleys offering an abundance of hiking & mountain biking trails. The rivers and lakes offer canoeing and swimming and water sports. The mountain roads are perfect for cyclists & offer plenty of challenges for the more serious cyclist. But apart from the range of activities it's a beautiful place to spend a relaxing holiday and just enjoy the scenery, the lovely places to visit and the renowned regional foods & wines.
Some of the great places to visit from our area;
The beautiful city of Albi with it's incredible cathedral (a UNESCO world heritage site / Castres with it's lovely old quarter & the famous Goya museum / the beautiful market town of Mazamet / The amazing fortified city of Carcassonne (a UNESCO world heritage site) / Chateau Lastours, a cathar legend / The Sidobre national park / The vineyards of Gaillac, some of the oldest recorded in France. The amazing Millau bridge (tallest vehicular bridge in the world and plenty more â€¦
Location Type Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
Stay 7 nights, get nights free See Details »
|Rate Summary||$91 - $104||$91 - $104||$388 - $453||$1,553||2 nights|
|Oct. 28 2012 - Apr. 26 2013
|Dec. 22 2012 - Jan. 4 2013
|Apr. 27 2013 - Jun. 28 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Sep. 6 2013
|Sep. 7 2013 - Oct. 25 2013
|All Other Dates||$104||$104||$453||$1,553||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Note: Rental price includes Bed linen
25% booking deposit is required to secure booking.
The balance must be paid minimum 4 weeks before arrival date.
A standard 'Seasonal Rental agreement' must be signed and returned with the balance of payment.
A damages deposit of 250â‚¬ must also be paid before or on your arrival date, this is returned to you once the property has been checked to be in a clean and proper condition.
You property is available to you from 2pm on day of arrival, and must be vacated by 11am on day of departure. ** Arrival/Departure days & times are flexible, depending on availability **
Bi-lingual owners on hand (English/French) to help you with any inquiries
Payments accepted via Paypal
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Repos et nature
Le logement dans cet ancien pigeonier est fonctionnel et agrÃ©able. Il convient bien pour 2 personnes. On y trouve calme et proximitÃ© de belles randonnÃ©es Ã pied ou en vÃ©lo. Une petite Ã©picerie Ã 5 mn propose les produits de base. On peut faire des courses plus importantes Ã environ 15 km. Beaux petits villages aux alentours Ã dÃ©couvrir. L'accueil est trÃ¨s chaleureux.
Response from Una Latic - 09/11/2012
Je vous remercie beaucoup pour vos commentaires que nous apprÃ©cions.
My wife and I recently spent a week in Thyme cottage in the Tarn region.From the moment we arrived we knew we would be happy here. Una welcomed us warmly with, to our delight, real coffee and a bottle of the local wine. She gave us lots of information about the area and then tactfully left us to our own devices.The cottage was an old converted stone building with all the necessary bits and pieces including outdoor tables and loungers. It was surrounded by pretty flowers and a grassy path led to the tiny village of Coumbieres. If you like majestic forests, pretty quiet little villages and shady walks then this is for you.But, if you like mountain biking and other exhilerating mountain activities then this is also the place for you and Una can help in arranging things for you.You do need a car as you are luckily a bit off the beaten path. There are many sights to explore nearby eg. the beautiful Black Mountains, the breathtaking Viaduc de Millau, highest in the world, the amazing Toulouse Lautrec museum, the many sleepy villages and much much more.We would love to return to Thyme cottage.
A most relaxing motorcycle adventure!
Having taken the plunge after a number of guided tours to plan and carry out our own motorcycle tour, we decided on somewhere that would be within easy reach of the famous Millau bridge. Luck was definitely with us when we came upon the Thyme holiday home in the Tarn region. Set in the beautiful Black Mountain region of France, the property is both quaint and romantic - a perfect retreat for a couple! The accomodation is extremely comfortable and restful with only the birds to wake you in the mornings.
Facilities available are very good with just about everything you could want. As a couple touring by nmotorcycle, we wanted for nothing! The property is surrounded by riolling hills, trees and beautiful countryside and provides easy access to a wide area of this fantastic regaion in France.
Una could not be a more hospitalble and helpful host if she tried! None of our requests were too much effort - plans for walks, places to eat - all were met with a cheery smile and Una provided all the help we needed.
The holiday home is easy to find and within easy reach of Castres and many other lovely french towns and villages. For the car driver or motorcyclist an almost perfect base from which to travel and discover. Highly Recommended!
Friendly, helpful owner who goes out of her way to make your sta
Although small, the gite we stayed in had everything we needed, including a hot bath! The heating was adequate for a winter break but there was a lovely log burner in the sitting room which was not made available to us. Our stay would have been perfect with a roaring fire.
Response from Una Latic - 02/09/2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a guest review. We greatly appreciate your comments and will ensure we include an option for our future guests to avail of the wood burning stove.
We look forward to seeing you back in the area again some time.
A Lovely Guest House
If you are looking for a lovely, cosy & clean place to stay for your next trip in Castres' area I would highly recommend you to stop by the Thyme House.
The owners Una and Erol are lovely, very welcoming and you can be assured they will make sure your stay as comfortable as possible.
Next time you're in Castres make sure to give them a buzz and to book at least one night, you won't be disappointed.
Response from Una Latic - 05/19/2011
Thank you for your guest review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing back here again soon.
Una & Erol
Warm and friendly family and house to have few days off!
Arrived at a cold december day and was warmly welcomed by Una and her family. The little house/tower is a small, but friendly home with a nice fireplace and a lovely countryside around. Unfortunately I had to move on after 3 weeks :-(
Whenever IÂ´m going back I will stop and visit Una or spend a few days at the tower :-)
All the best to you, Harald
Response from Una Latic - 04/19/2011
Thank you for taking the time to leave a guest review. We greatly value your opinion and appreciate your comments. We would be delighted to welcome you here again soon in the future.
Beautiful rural setting, complemented by wonderful hosts.
Thyme cottage is ideally suited for a couple who would enjoy the rural and mountainous setting and the local outdoor attractions. We spent a memorable week there and thoroughly enjoyed the local countryside, the many charted walks, the more energetic pursuits like kayaking and mountain biking and the local restaurants in the neighbouring villages that offered great value and delicious food. We also used it as a base from which we travelled to the regional towns and the many tourist attractions. We found the hospitality of our hosts, Una and Errol, excellent and we were treated like family. The accommodation is clean, functional and quaint, but not suitable for those with mobility problems due to the stairs and the 3-level structure. Overall, highly recommended!
Response from Una Latic - 04/01/2011
Thank you Mark for your guest review and your comments are very much appreciated. It is always a pleasure to have guests who enjoy the area and make the most of the activities available.
We'd be honoured to have you visit the area again some time.
Una & Erol
Lovely encounter with charming persons.
We came to this area on a special purpose and we were out most of the time. Regardless of this, we really enjoyed our stay and we would renew our experience, this time to get more out of the facilities and activities.
It would have been nice to have the television and access to internet even though we arenot network addicts.
Response from Una Latic - 04/01/2011
Thank you Funn for taking the time to leave a guest review. We appreciate it. We acknowledge your comment on the TV channels, the area is in the process of changing to digital, so we'll be looking at inputting a suitable Ariel or satellite dish as soon as we can. There is a TV & DVD player there for the purpose of watching movies. Also we now have wifi, but the very nature of the buildings being so old (over 200 years) with thick stone walls renders access difficult in certain places.
Una & Erol
Earith (near Cambridge, UK)
The "Thyme converted pigeon loft" is a delightful place to stay. All that we needed was contained in the building and its layout and construction added to the romantic nature of its setting. Both Una and her husband were extremely welcoming and helpful. Altogether a wonderful and relaxing place to stay for a holiday. We have been holidaying (self-catering) in France almost every year since 1987 and this place ranks up at the top of the places where we have been.
Response from Una Latic - 03/30/2011
Thank you Bob for your kind words, which are much appreciated. We love this little known area of France and it's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit and we would be honoured to have you visit again.
Una & Erol
Stay 7 nights, get nights free
Great Deal - stay 7 nights & get 7 nights FREE
For every 7 nights booked, receive 7 nights free (must be 14 consecutive nights during the peroid of the offer)