Real France - peaceful and relaxing

From $65 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • House

Our house enjoys a peaceful, rural situation in a small hamlet. This is a taste of real France and is not part of a holiday complex. We spend our holidays here and hope you'll want to as well. We aim to provide comfortable surroundings at a reasonable price. The house dates from the 18th century and has been recently renovated. It is of a simple traditional French style and has oak beams, polished floorboards and whitewashed walls. Leading out from the kitchen is a small terrace and a flight of steps down to a courtyard. In front of the property is another small terrace. One minute round the corner is our garden. The river is a 5 minute walk...Read more


Real France - peaceful and relaxing
Varen, Midi-Pyrenees, France

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Our house is in a small rural hamlet in the Tarn et Garonne - a peaceful, unspoiled and beautiful part of France.
In front of the property is a small terrace, perfect for sitting on and soaking up the sun in the day, or bat watching at night. One minute round the corner is our garden. We've always spent family holidays here and it's very well equipped for children – toys, tractor, bikes, high chair etc. Our children love it!
It is also a perfect romantic getaway and we are delighted to say that one couple got engaged on our terrace!
Offering two good sized private double bedrooms it would equally make a great base for two couples to spend their holiday together.
We aim to provide a comfortable holiday at a reasonable price.
We can forward you a detailed and informative list of the surrounding area and what it could offer you on your holiday. We hope what follows will whet your appetite.
It's a perfect base for an exploration of the Midi-Pyrenees region. We think the area offers something for everyone! You can visit some of the most beautiful and historic villages in France including St Antonin Noble Val, Najac, Bruniquel and Cordes sur Ciel - all less than 25 minutes away. Your journeys will take you along some of the most breath taking gorge roads in France. The Gorges D'Aveyron, Lot and Tarn are stunning.
Our nearest village, Varen, is full of medieval charm and history and has a lovely river beach which makes for a great day of swimming, paddling and sunbathing. If you want a proper swim head for the friendly small town of Laguepie 5 minutes away. A platform for river bathing is set in the river and is overlooked by the ruined castle of Laguepie - floodlit at night. You can find further entertainment in the village campsite further down the river which has a lovely play park as well as a cafe, trampoline and water slide.
If castles are your thing then Bruniquel and Najac won't disappoint! Wine tasting is a stone's throw away in the Gaillac wine region.
If you want to get active the local area offers many opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, walking, climbing, riding, swimming (outdoor water parks), tennis and cycling and the exciting activity park Cap Decouverte is an easy drive away.
It's great cycling country and we have bikes (plus child seat + stabilisers) that you are welcome to borrow free of charge. Both our children have learnt to ride their bikes on the quiet roads of the hamlet.
This is a real taste of unspoiled rural France - come and explore.
Well behaved pets considered.

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Last updated on August 20, 2013
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DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
$65$3745 Nights
All other dates
$350$1,3831 Week
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $163

Additional notes from the owner

We provide duvets and pillows. You would need to bring your own sheets, pillow case and duvet case - or hire them from our house keeper. It costs 8E per person for bed linen and 5E per person for towels. You leave the money out when you leave.
We don't charge a cleaning fee as we ask that people leave the house as they find it. If you would like to pay someone else to clean it you would leave 30E on departure.
We also ask for a damages deposit of £100 which is returnable.


  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Guides/Maps
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove or Oven
  • Grill
  • Books
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden
  • Garage
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - no
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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