8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms - sleeps 16
Tom or Lizzie White
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 16
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic holiday home in a beautiful part of France
We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday at La Tourelle. This beautiful old house was lovely and spacious and very well equipped for our large party. The beds were comfy and the kitchen worked well for our large group.
The children enjoyed exploring the woods and playing in the games room, we all enjoyed the pool and we spent most evenings enjoying a glass of wine under the tree (although the now TV box was a godsend at times!). The village was a short walk and had a small supermarket, bakery and a bar which served lovely ice creams.
There is plenty to do if you wish to. We spent several days at the nearby lac la Raviege where we hired pedalos and leisure boats (there is also a snack bar and pizza restaurant), we took a scenic drive to the coast one day which was worth the drive and we also visited the amazing Sidobre rocks.
We had a fabulous holiday in this lovely house in a beautiful part of France - we would love to return!
Fantastic week for a family holiday with everything we wanted and more
The property had everything we needed for a holiday for family of 13. Rooms were well laid out and gave us ample scope for being together of separate groups. Had a problem with the pool that was responded to promptly and caused little inconvenience. Large wooded are for kids to make camp in as well as pool made it ideal for wide age range.
Local village in comfortable walking distance provided bakery, bar and small supermarket. We were lucky enough to catch the last 2 days of the village fete which was fantastic.
All we had to bring was pool towels.
Had a meal for 13 at Parc Résidentiel du Roussinas ( first turning on right towards village) at unbelievable price.
Fantastic holiday here in 2017
We stayed here for a relaxing holiday with our extended family (three sisters, husbands, and children) in August 2017 and it was fabulous. The accommodation was spacious, well equipped, well maintained, and very clean. The pool was great and a real suntrap (although you have to mindful of splinters from the decking in places). The table tennis was a particularly big hit with the more competitive members of our family.
We've stayed as a large group in many villas in France over the past 10 years, and we all agreed that this was one of the best. We enjoyed being able to walk into the village of Angles for croissants and other daily essentials, as well as an expresso at the café (many of the previous villas we've stayed in have been very isolated).
We also liked the slightly cooler evenings due to the elevation of Angles - we all slept really well! All in all, a great week and we hope to return again.
Véritable "maison de famille"
Nous avons séjourné une semaine à la Tourelle avec nos enfants et petits-enfants.
Il y a 8 chambres décorées avec goût, ce qui fait que tout le monde a son intimité et 4 salles de bains très jolies également.
La cuisine est fonctionnelle et comme il a fait très beau, nous avons toujours mangé dehors à l'ombre d'un grand arbre.
Une grande piscine bien abritée du vent.
Et une petite forêt où les enfants ont pu faire des cabanes ainsi qu'une grande pièce qui leur servait de salle de jeux.
Bref, nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans cette maison.
Tom, le propriétaire est très gentil et accueillant. Il n'a pas hésité à rentrer d'Angleterre pour résoudre un problème électrique.
A 20 min, il y a une baignade aménagée et surveillée sur le lac de la Raviège. Sinon il faut savoir que dans ce coin du Tarn, les routes sont très sinueuses.
Si il y avait un seul petit bémol, ce serait pour le peu de place de parking. Vu la taille de la location, on arrive avec 3, 4 voitures et il n'y a pas d'autre solution que de les garer devant la maison.
Mais c'est mineur au vu de tous les attraits de la maison.
A beautiful property in a stunning location
We had an amazing stay at La Tourelle last summer 2016.
We came as a large group for an active break- offering a cycling swimming and running getaway to active families on a WholeHealth holiday. We took over the house for three weeks, and it was perfect for our needs. The rooms are beautiful, and the large grounds were perfect for the kids in our group to play in, as well as the pool which kept them entertained most days.
A car was needed to get to the nearby towns, but we did lots of our exploring by bike on the lovely quiet roads, through villages and up climbs in the area. Everything we needed could be bought in the local village, and we enjoyed the regular markets including the night market. Supermarkets were further afield, but were combined with a trip to the pool at Castres, which again was a big hit with the kids with its massive slides, and adjacent restaurant providing a full day's entertainment.
Tom and Liz could not have been more helpful in making us all welcome, helping us to discover the area, and feeling like friends when we shared a barbecue at the end of our stay. I would recommend the property to anyone who is seeking a peaceful break in the French countryside, especially those who like us enjoy an active break.
Thank you, and we hope to be back again!
A great find for a wonderful holiday
We have just spent two weeks at La Tourelle and loved every minute. The first week was with 9 family members, and in the second a number of friends joined us, maxing out at 13 staying. The house coped with us all well, especially as the weather allowed us to eat al fresco. The bedrooms all had their own character, all were clean and uncluttered. Everyone in my party commented on the comfort of the beds, and duvets were provided all round. Towels were also provided as well as towels for round the pool as well. The 4 bathrooms had a boutique hotel feel about them, nicely laid out and decorated - with just the one on the 2nd floor being a little smaller, but with a large walk in shower. Downstairs there are 3 rooms (no toilet though), large kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you would need, a dinning room which was great for late night cards. The lounge had a large flat screen TV with freeview, which was perfect for the Olympics!
We used the pool everyday, although it is at the front of the property the bushes have grown up well and it is now completely hidden from the road. It's not a diving pool but was perfect for playing on lilos and rings. We just had to beat the younger members of our party to the sun loungers in the morning!
It was worth heading this far south for the excellent weather, some of us drove the whole day from northern France, whilst other flew into Toulouse and hired a car. Angles was a friendly village with all the basics covered as far as food was concerned. A great local cafe as well which was a good stop after collecting the bread in the morning. The restaurant in the village was closed, but we went to auberge de la souque, which is just 7k down the road and was excellent with simple food cooked well.
Tom the owner ensured we had everything we needed and was contactable when we had questions about anything. The house is old and has character, so is not perfect, but had everything we needed to ensure we had a great holiday. Visit gorge d'heric which is about 50k west of angles for a good day playing in river pools (not white water rafting!).
The sun hits the front of the house in the morning so it was great for sitting outside for breakfast. In the evening the house is shaded from the sun, but it was still a great place to sit outside and eat before it got dark. It was a long way to travel, but the house worked beautifully for us... A great find.
A smashing group of guests who really new how to make the most of the house and all that was on offer in the local area! Many thanks.
Places worth a visit are: Castres (25 min) - great shopping, beautiful square, Goya museum, river; Minerve (1 hr) - stunning historical village overlooking spectacular gorge in the Minervoir wine region; Gaillac (50 Min) - famous wine region; Albi (1hr) - historical town with cathedral; Bezier or Narbonne (1hr 20) - nearest coastal beaches; La Raviege (15Min) - local lake with beach, restaurant, water and activities for children; Sidobre (15 min) - national park with amazing geological formation and panoramic view points.
Other Activities: Squash, wine-tasting, racketball