Holiday Rental Gite with Pool, Tennis and Broadband Internet Access for all the Family in the Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France
30 Mins Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, 65 Mins Carcassonne Airport
90 Mins Rodez Airport
La Maison des Amis is a beautifully converted barn on 5 acres, wonderfully located in the french countryside, 1km from the panoramic escarpment town of Giroussens, 5 mins from the market town of Lavaur, and only 30 minutes from both Toulouse and Albi.
The local village of Giroussens, despite its size, has a fine restaurant with views to the Pyrenees, a cafe, a pharmacist, a post office, a boulangerie, a small but well stocked general store and a superb 15th century church. Not to mention the renowned La Jardin des Martels, a super ornamental garden and mini-farm, that we were surprised to learn is the second busiest tourist attraction in the Tarn (behind the Toulouse-Lutrec museum in Albi); the equally renowned ceramics museum, La Maison Des Ceramiques; our favouite, the local market; and our kids favorite, Le Chemin de Fer Touristique du Tarn, a little narrow gauge working railway that runs at the end of the garden. Not bad for a small provincial french town!
The more you explore the area around La Maison, the more treasures you find. And as we discover more treasures ourselves we add to our lists and will be glad to make suggestions.
In addition, the surrounding area provides a range of sporting activities including championship golf courses, canoeing, flying (gliding and microlites), walking, fishing, hunting, riding, mountain biking, even paintball.
4 Bedrooms, comfortably sleeps 2-10
Large Pool (12.5m x 7.5m)
Garden Swings & Array of Children's Toys
Laptop & Broadband ADSL Internet
Satelite TV & DVD Player
Discounts on Long Winter Lets
Title bar photo: Looking up at the Giroussens escarpment at sunset.