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Private and Tastefully Furnished Farmhouse with Pool in Tarn, South West France

Weekly Rental:From EUR 3000 to EUR 3000

Property

Farmhouses

Sleeps

10

Single/Double

4 / 3

Bathrooms

3

Pets

Allowed

Pool

Yes

Combe Nègre is a collection of beautiful 18th and 19th century South West France properties. The property sleeps up to 10 guests.

The property is set in a completely private and peaceful setting with stunning views of five valleys in the distance. It provides self-contained entertainment with local amenities and services and assured peace and tranquillity to our guests. A housekeeper and grounds keeper maintain the property and pool to a high standard for us and we personally spend months prior to the summer letting season to assure that the property is presented in the best possible way year after year for our guests and obviously for our enjoyment. The sunsets at Combe Nègre are simply spectacular with west facing views for kilometres.

Combe Nègre provides a relaxing, comfortable and functional home from home. The dining table seats 12 in the main house, 6 in the summer house overlooking the pool, and an additional 16 places on two separate terraces (morning and afternoon or evening dining).

The Property Comprises:

Three very large public rooms on the ground floor: a huge eat-in kitchen with a wall length 18th century fireplace and farmhouse table and chairs, a lovely formal dining room with inlaid floor tiling and terrace doors to two terraces and a powder room, and a very large reception / sitting room seating 8 comfortably with a large screen television / movie library and an upright piano. On the top floor are five very large and light bedrooms all with oak floors with one king, two queen, and four single beds in five bedrooms sleeping comfortably a total of 10. All beds are cast iron beds imported from England and all with very comfortable mattresses. Three large bathrooms, two en-suite, are available to the top floor accommodation. Connecting from the top floor central hallway is a very large communal “grande salle” which serves as a games room, gym (with a multigym, free weights, rowing machine, and yoga pads), and houses a ping pong table / table tennis. Boule and croquet sets are also kept in this entertainment room for the enjoyment of our guests. The house is cool in the summer and warm in the winter given the meter-thick exterior stone walls.

Adjacent to the main house is a dependence / 'salon d'été' (summer house) with three sets of large glass door openings to the front lawn and pool which functions as a summer sitting room, reading room, a place to nap and relax, an additional dining area and also as a guest house sleeping four with two sleeper sofas.The farmhouse has been completely renovated and restored to its full potential and beauty, and was also completely re-landscaped during the same period of time. There is a water heater, solar panels, a huge water cylinder and central heating if needed to ensure ultimate comfort all year round. There is a traditional “bastide” style courtyard at the rear of the house with both a well, fountain and water reservoir. There is also a laundry room with new appliances, washing machine and dryer. All linen, towels, pool towels are excellent quality and in ample supply.

Combe Nègre provides a wonderful environment to escape from the stresses of work and everyday life and to simply enjoy quiet and nature, the 'joie de vivre' of a lazy warm French summer, lounge by the heated pool, read in one of the many rooms, or for the more active to swim laps in our large pool (6x10 m), play ping pong or boule or a walk through our beautiful adjacent fields. The property is also large enough to ensure that no matter how many people are there you can always find a quiet space to simply contemplate life and take in the wonderful scenery.The Gaillac appellation / vineyards, daily local markets, artisan cheesemakers, and local fresh produce suppliers are all within a 15 – 20 minute drive from the property.

Additional Property Features Include:

Two barbecues, one built in the rear courtyard and one portable Weber grille.

High speed Wi-Fi throughout the main house and surrounding terraces. Satellite television in both the sitting room and the kitchen with hundreds of channels in every language. Three adult bicycles and two children bicycles for the wonderful cycle friendly local roads surrounding Combe Nègre

A telescope for the amazing splash of stars above the property during the summer months with absolutely no ambient light interference/pollution.

A shaded hammock by the pool with valley views.

In addition, there are additional services available to guests of Combe Nègre by local professionals we have had a relationship for many years and we know are excellent in their trade and reliable, trustworthy, and friendly.

Chefs: We have a long term personal and business relationship with two chefs who live locally to Combe Nègre and who prepare the most incredible “local produce driven” meals at your direction for bespoke catered dinner parties and receptions. They meet with you and do bespoke menu planning in advance, the preparation of the food (some at their homes and some on premises, serve cocktails and appetisers on the terrace before the meal, serve the three or four course meals "a table" in the house or on the terraces, and clean up afterwards. Cost of the food itself is obviously not included but given the locale is very reasonable and exceptional quality. It allows our guests to “have a couple nights off” and just enjoy and benefit from really exceptional local cuisine by a couple excellent chefs and really pleasant, fun, and trusted people. They are almost native to the area and know all the local food suppliers and have their own organic vegetables and hens and chickens as part of the options for meals. Highly recommended and very reasonable in cost. If interested, please let us know and we will provide their contact details.

Yoga: If you are looking for another way to relax and recharge while at Combe Nègre, we have a personal and business relationship with a local Scottish born lady called Susi who can give you a soothing massage or a private yoga class. Susi offers a therapeutic range of massage, meditation, and yoga sessions that can be enjoyed within the peaceful surrounds of Combe Nègre courtesy of Amulet Therapy’s At Home service. We have used Susi’s services for our guests now many times and the quality of services are excellent. For more information and to make a booking in advance of your arrival please view www.amulettherapy.info

The location of Combe Nègre in the Tarn offers many local places to explore and enjoy. The region is located in southwest France and derives its name from the river and has a wealth of historic towns and fine cuisine. As mentioned above, our local village is the historic 'bastide' village of Cordes Sur-Ciel and is rated one of the most beautiful villages of France (named most beautiful in 2014) .

Albi which is a short drive from the house is steeped in history and hosts the large brick structure in the world (the cathedral) and the wonderful Toulouse-Lautrec museum as the artist grew up locally. Currently the capital of the Tarn, Albi has long been the seat of bishops and Gaillac is an interesting agricultural town with arguably the best food market in the region rivalling St. Antonin Noble Val also near our property.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer Washing Machine Tumble Dryer

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Log Fire TV Satellite Video Player DVD Player CD Player Internet Access Gym Games Room Table Tennis Pool Table

External Features

Private Pool - Heated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Private Garden BBQ Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

Telephone
Heating
oil fired central heating
Towels and Linens Provided
We provide high quality Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow cases, pillows and duvets
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Fireplace
Internet
WiFi
Fitness Room / Equipment
There is a table tennis set in the games room together with a rowing machine and some abductors.
Wood Stove
Wood burning stove in the kitchen
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
piano, DVD library of 'classics' and satellite connection. There are also a number of board games housed in the armoire.
Television. There are large flat screen TV's in the living room and kitchen.
Satellite / Cable
Stereo
CD Player
DVD Player
large number of DVD's
Books
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Toys

Local Attractions

Outdoor Grill
There are two BBQ's provided, one built in the courtyard and one mobile
Binoculars
Patio
Porch / Veranda
The house hase extensive terraces to the front side and rear of the property.
Tennisin Cordes-sur-Ciel
Golf located nearby in Carmaux, Gaillac and Albi
Kayak / Canoe - on local rivers
Bicycles - Three adult and two childrens bikes are provided
Heated Private Pool

Special Rental Conditions

Refundable damage deposit £624
Per dog cleaning chanrge £45
Pet Fee £45
Rental bookings forms and house book can be provided with booking requests. Free WiFi connection is provided within the rental agreement. Phone charges are additional to the rental agreement.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Heated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Outdoor Grill
There are two BBQ's provided, one built in the courtyard and one mobile
Binoculars
Patio
Porch / Veranda
The house hase extensive terraces to the front side and rear of the property.
Tennisin Cordes-sur-Ciel
Golf located nearby in Carmaux, Gaillac and Albi
Kayak / Canoe - on local rivers
Bicycles - Three adult and two childrens bikes are provided
Heated Private Pool

In the area

This Property is situated in Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

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Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Contact Person: Colin Mcbride

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