Our first gite is near Caylus in South West France; named the "Little Blue Moto", because one of the focal points is exactly that, a little blue funky moped. The gite combines high quality furnishings with locally sourced quirky items; industrial-style recyclables that will make you smile whenever they catch your eye.
There is a romantic bedroom with a circular bed and a glitterball upstairs. Downstairs is a huge lounge and American kitchen, with grand piano and TV. The bathroom has a sauna and disco shower, and outside a Scandanavian hot tub available in winter or on special request. The swimming pool is heated from April to October and there is a shared outdoor seating area next to the pool with a fire pit. Or you can sit under the canopy in your private garden and at night gaze at the stars in perfectly dark skies.
There are beautiful medieval villages to explore, full of history, with romantic castles and chateaux, museums, art studios, churches, exhibitions and village fetes. We love the magical gourmet markets where you can taste local products such as Toulouse sausage, rose garlic, cassoulet, aligot, foie gras, truffles, eau de vie, wine, artisanal beers and more. Then sit down at a table with the locals and enjoy a true French festival. Or why not treat yourselves to one of the renowned local restaurants after a day canoeing in the gorge of the Aveyron. Or relax on the peaceful river beaches and try wild river swimming – it’s all here waiting for you. SSShh - I'll even let you know of places to visit that the locals keep to themselves!Book Now »
The property lies amidst unspoilt countryside of oak woods and orchids, away from busy roads, and with walks, biking and horse-riding from the door. Miles and miles of country tracks lead off in all directions, without a car in sight. Situated 5 minutes from the busy medieval village of Caylus in the Tarn et Garonne, less than 1 hour from either Toulouse or Rodez airports, and 20 minutes to the Toulouse-Paris motorway.
Caylus has a wide variety of commerces, including high-class butchers, delicatessens, wine shop and restaurants, and within 20 minutes of the house are over 50 superb restaurants specialising in local and seasonal produce at reasonable prices. Described in travel magazines as "an undiscovered gem" and "an outdoor paradise", the region is known as the Quercy and within minutes of the house are opportunities for canoeing, caving and world-class climbing in the gorge of the Aveyron.Book Now »