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le cavaillé

Impressively located in an unspoiled private valley, Le Cavaillé is a recently renovated 17th century farm with 21st century interiors and facilities, set in a tranquil and considered blend of lawns, wild-flower meadows and ancient woodland.

The four houses enjoy full use of a new 15x7m salt water pool (with heating), an excellent tennis court, competition size boules pitch, and a small, stocked, fishing lake.

Two cool, spacious, and superbly equipped houses are available individually or together. Le Cavaillé is an exceptional venue for small parties if both houses are booked together. 

both houses each have

  • Open plan kitchen/living area. Flat-screen TV, DVD’s, Bose stereo. UK FreeSat channels. 
  • High spec fridge, freezer, fan oven/hobs, dishwasher, washing machine. 
  • 3 bedrooms, with fans or ceiling fans.
  • 1 family & 1 en-suite bathroom.
  • Private terrace with table, chairs, BBQ.
  • Cooling and quiet thick stone walls. Shutters on all windows. Underfloor heating.
  • Good quality 100% cotton bed linen and towels.
  • Very fast, free WiFi.
  • Caretakers (onsite in summer) to maintain all facilities.

general amenities

  • Swimming Pool with roman style steps along the shallow end and slopes to a depth of 1.6m. An electric cover keeps it warm and clean overnight. The pool has optional heating, at an extra charge.
  • The tennis court is beton poreau and in a fabulous location.
  • Boules are provided for everyone to use on the full size pitch.
  • Four stepped terraces provide quiet beauty and seating areas, and are cool underfoot. They are planted with a large variety of trees, flowers and herbs.
  • We have 4 road bikes available (2 mens, 2 womens).
  • Wildlife & walks - Le Cavaillé provides a great opportunity for birdwatching, observing nature (including deer and hare) and lovely walking from the farm.

house 1

Terrace & living / kitchen area upstairs. 2 doubles (1 en-suite), 1 twin, & bathroom downstairs.

house 2

Raised terrace. 1 double, 1 double + single bed, & bathroom upstairs. 1 double en-suite (terrace access) downstairs.


(See above for photos of inside the houses)

nearby to le cavaillé


<5 mins drive

2 bars / restaurants, boulangerie, charcuterie, tabac, mini-supermarket, post office. Fêtes throughout the year.

Easily accessible local activities include a water park, kayaking, excellent adventure park, golf, lakes with beaches and leisure amenities.


20 mins drive

Medieval hilltop village.

Some nice restaurants and a cafe.

Famous for its fabulous pink garlic.


20 mins drive

Small town with a medieval centre.

Lovely, large, traditional food market every Wednesday morning. Arrive before 10am to find it in full flow.


20 mins drive

Lots of great restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.

Large market in the lovely large central square every Saturday morning.

On the River Tarn.


30 mins drive

UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ancient Cathar city with enormous red brick cathedral.

Lots of great restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.


45 mins drive

An ancient market town, long recognised for its wines.

Plenty of nice restaurants and bars etc, plus lots of historical buildings, manicured parks, and river frontage.

getting here

Toulouse airport - 1hr 15 mins

Carcassonne airport - 1hr 30 mins

Calais - 9 hour drive.

previous guest reviews

(Genuine reviews)

"Beautifully appointed house.

5 of 5 Stars

 The house description was accurate. The Entrance to the house 2 is on the upper floor which consists of a very spacious and contemporary open plan Living room and superbly equiped kitchen with every utensil and aid you could possibly need. The stairs lead down to the 3 bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom), which, because of their position in the house, are cool and fresh, providing a comfortable nights' sleep. Each bedroom is simply but tastefully decorated and everything is spotlessly clean including the second bathroom. The location is secluded and peaceful yet close enough to Montredon to pick up the basics. 

The Tennis court was in perfect condition and provided a lot of fun and the Pool was large and pristine; very welcome during the hot summer heat of July/August 2013. The Fishing pond also provided some fun fishing for Perch etc.  

On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the owners and always received excellent local advice and help whenever needed.

This location is well placed for vsiting the UN World Heritage site of Albi, and a number of historic villages such as Lautrec. There is a large and interesting food Market in Realmont, a short car ride away. The Tarn River (about 45 mins by car) offers water based activities in a beautiful valley setting.

We highly recommend Le Cavaille, and would stay again if visiting the area."

"Lovely Holiday, Lovely Location

 5 of 5 Stars

This property was exactly as advertised ie peaceful, fitted to a high standard and with superb facilities. In high season the owner or member of their family is on site to help with any issues - when we were there they could not do enough to help.

The lounge was spacious with a good size kitchen area and nice dining table. The bedrooms were a good size for holiday use.

The pool was excellent. Always clean, beautiful water and a lovely size. The tennis court was in excellent condition and the petanque piste was an excellent extra.

Montredon is an idyllic village with a lovely cafe (Cafe du Midi) serving excellent food. There is also a boulangerie, boucheterie, post office, small supermarket and a Tourist Information office. Albi and Castres are both well worth a visit and easy to get to and park.

The Black Mountains are nearby and, if you are a cyclist, look up Pic de Nore - I didn't and am regretting it!

In short, we would have no hesitation in going back to the same place if we go to the same area again."

 5 of 5 Stars

"Hi Rachel and Nick, This is what we call going on holiday! Everything was superb. The house was excellent ( high standard/ luxuary). We all enjoyed the Large pool / petanque facilities and tennis court. I gave my two daughters the begin lessons tennis. They probably never forget this once in a lifetime Experience."

"Our family took both houses and we had a fantastic time. The location was so pretty and pool and tennis court in perfect locations. We only left twice as it was so relaxing all being together around the pool. All 13 of us were able to eat together outside every night and we had lots of bbq's. Fresh coffee beans and coffee grinder were a nice touch and there was some welcome food and drink when we arrived. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one or both houses. I would definitely go back."

"La Cavaille is a favourite escape. We've stayed in both houses, they're fantastically equipped, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Deeply tranquil, it's the perfect hideaway if you're looking to completely relax and unwind."

The Place To Be! Un lieu niché au coeur da la nature, qui incite à la détente, aux loisirs et au farniente. Un gîte très bien équipé, de multiples petites attentions, des extérieurs soignés, le tout souligné par une piscine .....géniale ! Merci à Rachel d'avoir fait naître ce petit coin de paradis au milieu de nul part! Les enfants veulent déjà y retourner......

Cadre idyllique. Maison très bien équipée et propre. Merci à Rachel et à sa famille pour leur accueil chaleureux et les petites attentions tout au long de notre séjour 

Excellent séjour d'une semaine avec nos trois enfants. C'est l'endroit idyllique pour passer des vacances reposantes et au calme ( hormis le chant du crapaud accoucheur ;) tous les soir vers 20h ;) je plaisante, mais même ce petit bruit de fond tous les soir était sympa ! ) . La maison vaut largement un hôtel 5 étoiles avec le calme en plus. L'équipement de la maison est complet nous n'avons manqué de rien (télé écran plat, très bonne connexion internet, très bonne literie, cuisine au top...). Mention spéciale aux nombreux produits et petites attentions présentes dans la maison : sel, poivre, huile, épices, liquide vaisselle, café, thé, charbon de bois et allumes feu pour le barbecue, savon, papier toilette, serviettes... Etc... Et surtout le petit cadeau de bienvenue (deux bouteilles de vins blanc, du chocolat et des pistaches) idéale pour un petit apéro après une longue journée de route. Très bon accueil de la part de Emily et Tom qui sont toujours là présent pour se soucier de votre confort. Vraiment de très bonne vacances qui resteront gravées dans notre mémoire ! Pour nous qui adorons l'Italie, c'est un peu la Toscane mais moins loin. Encore merci à vous...

Notre séjour au Cavaillé était parfait ! A notre arrivée, de gentilles attentions nous attendaient. La maison est très agréable et bien équipée. Le lieu est calme, très beau et bien entretenu. La piscine et le terrain de tennis sont de vrais plus pour passer de bonnes vacances entre amis. Un grand merci à Rachel et à sa famille pour leur accueil, leur gentillesse et leur réactivité pendant notre séjour.

La maison est fantastique elle a été rénové avec goût. Elle est propre et très bien équipée. Sur la propriété la très grande piscine, le cours de tennis et le terrain de boules sont des équipements ludiques qui viennent agrémenter de belle manière un séjour chez Rachel et Nick. Merci à eux pour leur gentillesse.

Nous avons passé un séjour inoubliable. La maison était parfaite pour notre semaine de vacances. La maison était remplie de petites attentions (champagne, rosé, chocolat...) La piscine est magnifique et le lieu est idéal pour se reposer. La propreté du logement est impeccable et les lits sont confortables. La gentillesse des propriétaires nous a beaucoup touché. Au top! Merci beaucoup à tous les deux pour avoir fait de cette semaine un moment magique.

Yes, this is a secluded place but such a charm, in a super quiet valley (not a single noise of car or else!) Pool and tennis court are great and the cleanliness and refurnished location is awesome. If you look for charm, calm and a great host (as Rachel), this is the perfect place to stay between Castres and Albi. Highly recommended, great experience guaranteed!


for 2019

June to September

Saturday to Saturday only
£ 1200/week
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Christmas & NYE

Flexible days
£ 1200/week
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All other dates

Flexible days
£ 850/week
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