General Information

Video of La Contie -



A table in the shade

A character farmhouse which has recently been converted, retaining a number of charming original features including beams, eviers and pigeonnier.

This property is a 10 minute drive to the village of Varen, which has a patisserie, restaurant, chemist and small grocers, bar and a market on Saturdays. It is 20 minutes from the town of St Antonin Noble Val, setting for the film 'The Hundred Foot Journey.'. The stunning city of Albi and the towns of Corde Sur Ciel, Najac and Montabuan are all within easy reach and make great excursions with amazing architecture, museums, bars, restaurants and museums.


Newly up-dated pool area

                    Newly updated pool area



Wonderfully rustic Le Contie

Nestling at the edge of a small hamlet is this delightful property, which enjoys lovely views and expansive family accommodation. It has a superb pool area, set in mature gardens where you can relax on the shaded terrace and enjoy the lovely view. There is an extensive shaded area for eating 'pool-side'.

This is an ideal place to experience the French rural scene. With sheep as your neighbours and mile upon mile of pastureland, you can laze around the pool or be more energetic and take one of many walks. You'll be amazed at the variety of wildlife, birds and flowers. There are plenty of other local activities which are within reasonable driving distance, for example a pony trek, tennis or canoeing down the river, which can be great fun.

Local markets within the area are almost daily and a popular itinerary is to take in a morning market, enjoying the ambience whilst collecting wonderful local wines, cheeses, fruit and vegetables and then returning to the house for lunch and a relaxing afternoon around the pool.


The ground floor at La Contie is accessed across a private courtyard, the main room on this level is the large and airy kitchen/diner. Patio doors open from here onto the covered terrace, wonderful for evening dining and for shade in the mid-day heat. There is a small but cosy second lounge with TV on the ground floor; the main bathroom is on this level too.

The first floor centers around the relaxed lounge area, but the quirky layout also provides three double rooms with lovely views over open countryside or private courtyard, a further bathroom in on this level.

The top floor is reserved for a large 'family' type bedroom, with sloping ceilings there is height restriction here. Please note the stairs to this floor are 'rustic' and might better suit older children and adults.

Sunset from the terrace

                                           Sunset from the terrace.


  • Private alarmed, saline swimming pool, 10m x 5m.
  • Sports room with table tennis and darts.
  • Loungers for all.
  • BBQ.
  • Large covered terrace for alfresco dining.
  • Boules, pool toys and paddling pool.
  • Towels and linen provided.
  • Gas and electricity included.
  • English speaking caretaker.
  • 4 large bedrooms, 3 double and 1 twin.
  • 2 lounges, 2 bathrooms.
  • TV with a selection of free to view channels.
  • WiFi new for 2016
  • Dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Cot and high chair.


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Week commencing:


Saturday3 June 2017 - £650
Saturday10 June 2017 - £650
Saturday17 June 2017 - £800
Saturday24 June 2017 - £800
Saturday1 July 2017 - booked
Saturday8 July 2017 - booked
Saturday15 July 2017 - booked
Saturday22 July 2017 - £1300
Saturday29 July 2017 - booked
Saturday5 August 2017 - booked
Saturday12 August 2017 - booked
Saturday19 August 2017 - £1300
Saturday26 August 2017 - booked
Saturday2 September 2017 - £800
Saturday9 September 2017 - £650
Saturday16 September 2017 - £650
Saturday23 September 2017 - £650

Availability for 2018 not published yet.

See our page Getting Here for details of possible savings on your travel costs

If you wish to make a booking for any of the available dates above please and we will confirm that a reservation is held for you and request that you complete the booking form and send the deposit direct to us.

If you would like any further information or additional photographs please call Country Houses in France ltd. on:

Tel No: +44 (0) 7876 012315


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