Little Blue Moto

Caylus, Tarn-et-Garonne
Self-catering


Quirky cottage with a swimming pool and a hot tub in a secluded hamlet, with walks leaving from the door and medieval villages nearby

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

This bright and spacious stone cottage is set in a beautifully-preserved farming hamlet in rugged Quercy, an authentic part of France with fewer tourists

Kim lives nearby and will welcome you with a drink and some local cheese; she can have dinner waiting for you if you wish but you’re completely independent. The open-plan living area is a great place to hang out in bad weather: grand piano, TV, board games and books; outside, find a private sitting area with a hot tub, barbecue and firepit – plus a swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

It’s a lovely walk to Caylus – about an hour on foot, for shops and a boulangerie –or borrow one of Kim’s bikes. Explore medieval villages, hike or walk in the surrounding countryside, Toulouse and Albi are about 1.5 hours’ drive away.

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We think you'll love

  • The lovely countryside all around
  • Bubbly Kim and her truly original style
  • Getting to know the delights of the Quercy region
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You should know

  • The bedroom is up a spiral staircase
  • The hamlet is isolated – it’s 7 km to the nearest town

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Sauna, steam shower, grand piano, and a log fired hot tub under the stars with a glass of bubbles........heaven awaits you with funkygites little blue moto

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights; 4 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast and dinner available.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €90
Weekly price
from €450
Damage deposit
€200
Surcharges
Singles €350-€850. Dinner, B&B €125-€200 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €25 per person per week.
1 Cottage for 2
From €901 bed4 bedrooms

Reviews

A really special, unique, inspiring place with its equally inspiring owner. Totally unpretentious yet very beautiful - I would love to return to discover the tracks through those gorgeous valleys!

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The property is in the small hamlet of La Salle. From the house, you can walk through bird-filled countryside to small villages, spotting orchids in April and May. The nearest village, Caylus, has shops, banks, restaurants and summer night markets. Nearby attractions include Château de la Reine Margot in St-Project, a ten-minute drive, and the well-preserved medieval town of Bruniquel with its two castles are a 35-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Kim Ilsley

  • In the hamlet of Lassalle there is a boulangerie where Collette cooks her bread in an old wood fired oven. You can go watch her technique and then take a bagette or 2 to eat with your tea.
  • Straight outside the cottage you can walk, trail run and bike for miles without seeing a person on green lanes . Visit St Symphorium, the oak woods and its truffles whilst taking in the stunning views of the French countryside around every corner
  • During the months of April to June you will discover over 20 different kinds of orchids in the fields around the cottage. Amazing to hunt out these beauties amongst the other spring flowers under the watch of the deer hiding in the shade and rare birds.
  • The medieval village of Caylus with architechtural delights, the church displaying Zadkine sculpture, fine food shops restaurants and cafes is 5km away. With its beautiful lake and chateau a perfect place to take a hamper and relax.
  • On Sunday it has to be a visit to the famous St Antonin market. The hustle and bustle of this market is not to be missed. Try before you buy, saucisson, berets, truffles, wine,....then take a canoe down the gorge, stop on a beach and pass away the time.
  • So much to do here. From photography to food courses, abseiling,rock climbing, painting, biking, bird watching, visiting medieval villages perched on hill tops like Penne in a chaffeur driven vintage car to find the places only the locals know.

Introducing

Kim Ilsley

Warm and welcoming Kim is an artist, trial runner, Pilates teacher (ask her if you’d like lessons) and keen upcycler. She and her partner Andy, a environmental consultant and archaeologist, bought the property 15 years ago and have become very much a part of the community, with their children at the local school. She can arrange all sorts of extras, from airport pickups and picnic hampers to art or cookery lessons – just ask.