La Payrastrie - Beautiful farmhouse with pool near Castres - 17th century Manoir


Details of the Farmhouse

Located in the Tarn region of France, close to Castres within the Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc. La Payrastrie is a 17th century 'manoir' divided into private properties. Formed on 3 sides of a square courtyard with entrance gates and 2 turreted towers to the 4th side. The large courtyard provides a great place to play boules and is fantastic for sitting out and having breakfast in. Our house is located on the right-hand side of the courtyard, nearest the swimming pool. (The pool is only accessed by a gate for the safety of young children and is well looked after daily). The property has a wonderful terrace with a lovely view and in the evenings there are often beautiful sunsets. There are also numerous beautiful towns to visit nearby including the medieval city of Albi and the hilltop town of Lautrec. There are 3 lakes nearby including Lac du Laouzas which has sailing, pedalos and a beach. The coastal resorts of Bezier and Narbonne are approximately 2 and half hours drive away. There are six golf courses all within an hour's drive of La Payrastrie including la Barouge in Mazamet which is ranked in the top 30 in France. In addition to golf there are numerous leisure activities nearby - including kayaking, fishing, horse riding. Located just over an hour and 30 mins away from both Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. Rodez airport is another option during certain months of the year.

Facilities of the Farmhouse

General / living area
  • DVD player
  • Video game console
  • Books
  • Golf clubs
  • Cot
Includes: Sofa beds (1)
A generously proportioned living space incorporating all three zones, which opens out onto the rear Terrace via double doors as well as the front courtyard. This is a comfortable and relaxing gathering space.

Cool tiled floor and exposed beams
Comfortable seating (including sofa bed)
Fitted kitchen including hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker and toaster.
Dining table that can extend to seat 10
BOSE CD player / radio with cable for mp3 player. Lots of CD’s
TV for watching DVD’s / playing xbox
Variety of board games
Electric oil heaters
Kitchen / utility
  • 4 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Toilet paper provided
Electric fan oven, Electric hob, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Electric coffee machine, Toaster, Ironing board & iron, larder cupboard. (There are drying washing lines available for shared use in part of the garden area)
Bedrooms (3)
Includes: Double beds (2), single beds (2)
Master bedroom suite with views over the courtyard and from the landing to the countryside.

Large double bedroom
Master shower room – shower (with body jets), basin, WC & bidet
Generous staircase, landing & bookcase (with plenty of books to read)
Large storage cupboard
Bathrooms (2)
Includes: Bathrooms (2). Shower (1) and WC (2)
Up the staircase (steep staircase) to the top floor and two further bedrooms and bathroom.

Well sized twin bedroom with freestanding wardrobe
Generously sized double bedroom
Good-sized bathroom with bath/ shower, basin, WC & bidet.
Further storage cupboard for towels.
Swimming pool
  • Shared swimming pool
  • Terrace / roof terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Play area
  • Parking (secure)

La Payrastrie is located in Castres, Tarn

Kayaking / Canoeing (near Burlats)
Fishing - licences available in shop behind Super U on the way to Castres
Swimming - water park outside Castres
Lake with pedalos nearby
Tennis - courts in the village
Gourmet dining
The vineyards of Gaillac
The wooded landscape of the Parc National du Haut Languedoc.

CASTRES a very attractive town set on the River Agout.
ALBI is a medieval city with the impressive gothic Cathedrale ste. Cecile at its historic heart.
CARCASSONNE The old city is entirely enclosed in a medieval fortress sitting atop of hill overlooking the lower city below. It is one of France's top tourist destinations.
TOULOUSE is the chief city of the huge Midi-Pyrenees Region and one of the most stylish cities of Southern France.
LAUTREC 14th century fortified village with stunning windmill
CORDES SUR CIEL Extremely beautiful hilltop town above Albi. Market day on Saturday. Museum of Modern Art in a medieval

  • Toulouse : 100 km
  • Rodez: 100 km
  • Narbonne: 120 km
  • Castres, Mazamet, Albi, Carcassonne : 10 km
  • Nearest Shops: 2 km
  • Nearest Restaurants: 2 km
  • Nearest Bars: 2 km


Rental Rates

Rental rates £400 - £800 per week
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Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

50% deposit required on booking - 50% due 4 weeks before booking date.

(Changeover day Saturday)

All bed linen and towels are provided - but please bring your own towels for swimming.

From £400 per week

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Language: English, French
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