Hillside setting in 13 acres of vines, meadow and woodland.
The cottage, which sleeps four, is situated in the heart of the vineyards in the Gaillac wine region and bastide route in the department of Tarn.
In a good location close to the charming town of Gaillac (5 minutes) with all its amenities. Hypermarket/supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, good motorway/road access and all other amenities are 3-5 minutes away.
Conveniently located for visiting this beautiful region full of interesting places steeped in history with stunning scenery and a multitude of activities.
Named after the giant, old pine tree (pin parasol) nearby, Le Parasol was completed to a comfortable standard with traditional finishes, exposed wood, fully tiled floors, double glazing and electric heating throughout and furnished in a modern style.
Exclusively for adults, ideal for one or two couples. This is the only property let to guests. The cottage is detached from the main house, where the owners live.
South-west facing, the cottage is approached by steps leading to a wide covered terrace overlooking the pool with views across the valley and beyond, on a clear day, to the Pyrénées.
From the terrace double doors lead into the living room/kitchen with satellite TV (Freeview and news channels), CD player/radio. Well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fridge, cooker with halogen hob and double oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. You will also find essentials such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, paper towel, salt & pepper, sugar, tea and coffee plus a complementary bottle of Gaillac wine for each week of your stay.
Separated by the living room are the two en suite bedrooms one with a large double bed and the other with twin beds. The beds will made up with white bed linen. Both bathrooms are tiled and fitted with a full size shower, wash basin and toilet. The washing machine is in one of the bathrooms. White towels and bathmats are supplied. There is a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board.
Bed linen, kitchen and bathroom towels are changed weekly. The adjoining sun terrace has spectacular views - the perfect place for outdoor meals and to enjoy an aperitif as the sun sets. There is a charcoal barbecue, a good sized dining table, chairs and sun beds for four. Both terraces have lighting. You will find a fridge with freezer in the adjacent pool plant room – handy for keeping drinks cool! There is also a cool box with ice packs, a clothes drier and sun parasols.
The saline swimming pool is 10m x 5m with Roman steps, 1.2m going down to 1.5m. You will have sole use of the pool, with plenty of space for sunbathing in this sunny area.
There is plenty of space to relax and explore. Climb to the top of the hill for fantastic views. The land is planted with vines, various trees including oak, cypress, pine, chestnut, fruit trees, grassland, wild flowers and herbs. Interesting wildlife and birds including birds of prey (buzzards, kites, kestrels, sparrow hawks) and a big favourite, the hoopoe.
Adults only, no children or pets.
Linen and towels are included, bring your own pool towels.
Electricity, water, hot water included. Heating available at a supplement.
A 50% (£) non-refundable deposit is required with your booking. The balance together with a £150 damage deposit is required eight weeks prior to your arrival.
Lettings are provisional until confirmed in writing by the owners.
La taxe de séjour (local tourist tax) of 1 euro per person per night is payable on departure.
Changeover day is Saturday.
We ask guests not to smoke in the cottage.
04 May to 28 September - £500 to £800 per week.
Le Parasol Cottage
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