$81 / night
Total guests, Nights

Thyme holiday home in Tarn, south west of France – Home 3816858 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Thyme holiday home in Tarn, south west of France – Home 3816858

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets

Description from 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 ‘Chemin de St. Jacques de Compostelle’ (GR653) portrayed in the recent Hollywood film ‘The Way’ joins the GR36 in the communal forest of Cambounes. The area has several fresh water lakes with full amenities such as beach, life guards, restaurant, snack bar & water sports. The beautiful towns of Catres & Mazamet are only 20 mins drive. Both offer fresh markets, good shopping and great dining opportunities. The UNESCO world heritage sites of Carcassonne & Albi are 1 hour away. The capital of the region ‘La ville rose’ Toulouse is an hour and half to the west. The Mediterranean cities of Narbonne and Beziers are just an hour and half drive. The region has a proud rugby tradition and is host to several top league clubs such as Castres Olympique, Stade Toulousain, Albi and Montpellier. There are plenty of other interesting places to visit such as the Sidobre national park (and it's amazing granite rock formations), the Millau bridge, Roquefort, Lautrec, Gaillac, too many to mention here. Come and experience real French living in this unspoilt region.

"The Thyme" is a renovated 'pigeonnier' (dovecot).

The accommodation is split over three levels comprising of a kitchen/dining area, shower room with wc, living room with wood burning stove and a mezzanine with double bed.

There is access from the first level to a little garden terrace, with barbeque, table and chairs, where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine and the view.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bed
  • 1 Shower


  • Mountain Views
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

As this location is also our home, we are always on-hand to help out & give advice on things to see in the area etc. We also like to propose some activities to our guests ; for example a Kayak or Canyoning outing or to share a visit to a local place of interest. We usually enjoy a barbeque with our guests at least once during their stay.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($409.71) €350.00
Please contact the owner


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Una L.
Average reply time:
2 hours 49 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French





Very Good
15 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful break away from it all”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2017

Fantastic holiday, our eighth time to visit, we love it so much. Surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains it's an idyllic getaway. The property is perfect, everything you'll need to enjoy … More

“Heerlijk rustig, lieflijk huisje”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2016

Thyme Holiday Home is niet groot, maar alles wat je nodig hebt voor een heerlijk ontspannen vakantie is er. De eigenaren zijn zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. In de buurt is voldoende te doen. De stadj… More

Response from the owner Thank you Joke for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate it very much & hope that we may have the pleasure to welcome you back to our little corner of France some time, Kind regards Una & Erol

“Wonderful holiday”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

What a super holiday! Everything we wanted, get away from it all into the beautiful French countryside but still only a short train trip to Toulouse for the city experience. Long walks in the forest, … More

“French loveliness with Irish hue!!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2014

Gorgeous little cottage in wonderful area. An absolute taste of the better life!Una made us feel so welcome with everything from her welcome treat basket, to maps, local info, coffee in the sun, rugby… More

“Fabulous France, farmstyle!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2014

All my partner and I wanted was a quiet retreat in the south of France, but Thyme holiday home is so much more than that! We stayed in the 3-tiered converted pigionnère which has a little garde… More

“A great time had”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2013

Myself and my wife have returned again and again to this accommodation. We love the place, the people and, above all, Una and her family who make us feel so welcome and at home! And they know all the … More

“Repos et nature”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2012

Le logement dans cet ancien pigeonier est fonctionnel et agréable. Il convient bien pour 2 personnes. On y trouve calme et proximité de belles randonnées à pied ou en v&eac… More

Response from the owner Je vous remercie beaucoup pour vos commentaires que nous apprécions. Cordialement Una

“thyme out”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2012

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… More

“A most relaxing motorcycle adventure!”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2012

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 defi… More

“Friendly, helpful owner who goes out of her way to make your stay comfortable.”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2012

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 ma… More

Response from the owner Jill, 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. Kind regards Una&Erol

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Una (the owner) a message.

If Una (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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