L’ancienne Boulangerie (The Old Bakery Cottage)

St. Beauzile, Tarn
Self-catering


The setting is peaceful, the grounds are graceful, and the night skies are studded with stars. For wine lovers, walkers & writers

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

Welcome to the Gaillac, where banks of vines cloak rolling hills, and the wineries are a joy to visit. Wind past fields of wheat and vine-covered hills to the edge of the Grésigne Forest, here is the hamlet of Cabanes, where a former bakehouse has become a holiday home – comfortable, cosy, and exceedingly well cared for. There’s a snug lounge and a well-kept kitchen and dining room downstairs, and two simply furnished bedrooms up, both are attractively beamed. Families or couples will be happy here. Liz and Graham live in the adjacent farmhouse, discreet but helpful should you need them; they leave you generous supplies including a bottle of local wine, and can book you into an ‘apero night’ at a vineyard close by. From the terrace, a lawn slopes down to wildflower meadow paths and your own private swimming pool. Sniff the lavender and dine under the pergola, as swallows skim the pool and the wood pigeons coo. The setting is peaceful, the gardens graceful, and the farm buildings lovingly maintained. In St Antonin stock up at the market, hire bikes, go kayaking; visit medieval Cordes-sur-Ciel high on its hill. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
Meals
Restaurants 20-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £650
Damage deposit
£200
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £175-£280 per person per week.
1 Cottage for 5
From £1103 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a lovely week staying at the cottage. It was very helpful having the cot, the highchair and a washing machine available. We enjoyed our morning trips to the local towns and villages, lunch out and then an afternoon sat lazing by the pool. There are plenty of close, super sights to visit and wonderful markets, restaurants and vineyards to see. Liz and Graham made us very welcome and the house is stocked with useful tourist leaflets and maps.

Abi, Bath

The Old Bakery Cottage was charming and a super place to spend our second week in the region. It had everything we - Mum, Dad and twin boys aged 9 - needed to make the most of the fantastic weather. Great place to see the wildlife particularly the bees and butterflies and some super walks in the forest right from the cottage. Hedgerows full of nuts and figs and plums and apples and vineyards close to hand. I got some great images for my lino cuts. Liz and Graham were charming hosts who made us welcome and offered advice and guidance whenever we asked.

Edward, Leicester

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Graham Hutchinson

  • Situated in the renowned wine region of Gaillac, plenty of vineyards to explore, wines to sample and views to behold. The town hosts a wine fair in early August; have lunch under the trees, imbibe a little, entertained by live music from the region.
  • Cordes, : a medieval fortified town floats above the mists 20 minutes away, cobbled streets, pretty merchants houses, lots of artisan workshops, a market each Sunday and a hugely popular medieval festival in the summer. One of several stunning villages.
  • A great area for walkers and bird watchers. An equestrian centre close by provides riding for adults and children of all abilities. Tracks through forests and fields offer a variety of terrains or you can enjoy our extensive gardens -uninterrupted views.
  • Nearby St Antonin offers a famous bustling Sunday morning market enjoyed by all our guests. There are also restaurants, shops and a cinema (showing English language films) in this popular town as well bike hire and a kayak station - mini bus pick up!
  • The cities of Albi and Toulouse are easily reached. Both are vibrant, cultural cities. The Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi is a must for art lovers and the city's museum of fashion is well worth a visit.
  • The surrounding landscape ranges from cool wooded hillsides to vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Most vineyards offer tastings and sales. Many offer tours and cultural events.