Domaine de Lesquilourie, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Occitanie, France

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Beautiful farmhouse and cottage sleeping 12 with a pool and games room, for celebrations and family holidays in Occitanie

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Domaine de Lesquilourie, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Occitanie, France, sleeps 2-12 in 6 bedrooms.

Domaine de Lesquilourie has been the French home of an English family for 20 years and the venue of many celebratory events and get-togethers for family and friends as well as groups of keen cyclists, runners, triathletes and touring motorcar clubs. It has also provided a tranquil respite for the less energetic who simply want to relax by the pool and enjoy the local food and wine.

The property is made up of a spacious 5 bedroom/4 bathroom house sleeping 10 and an adjacent 1 bedroom/1 bathroom self-contained cottage for 2. The main farmhouse comprises the south, west and east wings of the bastide surrounding the courtyard.

The double aspect master suite in the west wing has views of rolling hills and windows opening onto the courtyard. Its impressive en suite has a free-standing roll top bath, centrally positioned to take advantage of the west views, and a glazed walk-in shower. There are 4 further double bedrooms (2 with twin beds), 1 with en suite shower room, and 2 further bathrooms. The use of rooms is flexible with additional single beds for use by clients if preferred.

A laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink, and separate WC is on the ground floor.

The large inner courtyard is ideal for secluded outdoor dining - the venue for many a long summer evening with friends and family, replete with good food and wine, talking, laughing and setting the world to rights before turning in for a good night’s rest.

The 17-hectare grounds include extensive garden and grassed areas, a small orchard, shady areas for picnics or contemplation and secluded woodland for more strenuous walks. There is a terrace and a covered outdoor seating area for alfresco dining near the pool.

The 12 x 6m swimming pool is in the front garden, surrounded by a stone terrace and mature plants and trees. There's nothing more delicious on a hot summer’s day than gliding into its cool silky water.

Fantastic cycling and walking, local markets and historic towns to explore, reservoir swimming nearby, excellent food and wine - perfect ingredients for a great holiday.


Equipped to make catering for large groups as delightful as possible: Lacanche range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and cupboard space.
The house has an eat-in kitchen/dining area with enough seating for all the group. Outdoors, the large inner courtyard is ideal for outdoor dining.
Sofas and armchairs in the ground floor salon. Sofas around a grand fireplace and library/reading area with a writing desk on the first floor salon.
TV (which receives English and French channels) in ground floor salon.
WiFi included in the main house. Mobile reception is good for all networks.
Table football machine on the gallery in main house; table tennis table in corner of the courtyard.
Underfloor central heating throughout house. Large fireplace with a wood-burning stove in first floor salon.
Main house: 1 king double with en suite, 2 further doubles (adjacent bathroom), 2 twins (1 en suite). Cottage: 1 double (adjacent bathroom).
All bed linen, towels, tea towels and pool towels are provided. These will be changed weekly. (Extra towels for dogs and bikes also provided).
Total of 5: Main house 4 bathrooms, 2 of which are en suite. Additional WC downstairs too. The Cottage has 1 bathroom.
We do not have dedicated facilities for the disabled, but one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor of main house and is more easily accessible.
One cot and one high chair. No other specific facilities for children.
Dining by the pool, or in the secluded inner courtyard. 17 hectares in total - lawns and gardens, orchard and woodland.
12 x 6m swimming pool is in the front garden down some planted steps, surrounded by a stone terrace and greenery. Alfresco dining option here too.
Off road parking: 3 under carport and room for 6/7 at rear of property.
No smoking please.
Well behaved dogs are welcome. Dog basket and bowls provided. Dogs are kindly asked not to be allowed on the beds or furniture.


Rural, yet close to historic bastide towns and the best markets. Beautiful French countryside, delightful local food and wine... France at its finest! Near St Antonin-Noble-Val in Occitanie region.
Nearby are the historic towns of Cordes-sur-Ciel, Najac, Monesties, St Antonin-Noble-Val and Albi.
Small shops in nearby Mirandol, Monesties, Cordes (very well stocked) and in Monesties. Large supermarkets in Carmaux (Intermarché Supermarket), Blaye les Mines (Hyper U) and Albi (Le Clerc).
There are a number of restaurants in Cordes, Albi, Gaillac and Rodez, many of which are in the Michelin Guide. Please note: Many believe the best food shopping is in the local markets.

Booking Information

In order to confirm a reservation we require a non-refundable deposit of 20%. Balance of payment 6 weeks before arrival. At this point we also request a damage deposit £300, which we aim to return within 7 days of departure.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

The nearest train stations are Carmaux, Laguepie or Cordes Vindrac.
No local buses.
Toulouse is 1hr 30 minutes away. Carcassone is 2hr 30 minutes away. Bordeaux is 4 hours away. Rodez is 40 minutes away - internal French flights only.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price
October - December 2020
26th Sep 20 to 19th Dec 20
January - May 2021
9th Jan 21 to 29th May 21
June 2021
29th May 21 to 26th Jun 21
July - August 2021
26th Jun 21 to 28th Aug 21
September 2021
28th Aug 21 to 25th Sep 21

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Domaine de Lesquilourie, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Occitanie, France

Clive Purbrook

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