Hafod - with pool

The vineyards of the Gaillac region, SW France
Guests: 6       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

about the property

The finest holiday rental property in Gaillac region of SW France, with pool. This property is utterly luxurious and of a standard many times higher than anything else available in the Gaillac wine region.

Selected by the Sunday Times in their choice of 'Europe's 50 Best Villas' 2014

This is one of the most luxurious self-catering properties in France. No expense has been spared in creating a large, very comfortable home that is beautiful inside and out. Explore it in these photos.

We think this is the perfect place to relax and unwind amongst the rural idyll of South-West France. On the one side are the rolling hills of the Gaillac wine region, whilst to the front of the house there are uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the Pyrénées, affording amazing sunsets and glimpses of seven spires in distant villages.

Hafod is a substantial detached property standing on its own with private views. It has three good-sized bedrooms, plenty of reception rooms, and can comfortably sleep six people. There is a well equipped kitchen, a dining room, summer room, snug and sitting room. There are antiques in abundance, and the owners' eclectic taste and style combine to create a very special house. There are two bathrooms, one with a wetroom shower.

The swimming pool (usually 15 May to 31 Oct) with electric cover, overlooks the farmland that surrounds the house, and is separated from the field below by a simple 'ha-ha' so that you feel that you are in open landscape.

Hafod also boasts its own full-size billiard table (for adults only). Hafod was also voted no. 36 in the Sunday Times Best 50 Villas 2014!

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latest review

Fabulous house with great feel to it. Beautifully furnished and equipped. Spent a considerable time in the vast pool staying cool. Explored the fascinating villages and towns around and about, includi...

Lynne H, 7 September 2017

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good to know

arrival at
16:00
depart by
10:00
guests
6
7 nights from
£1609.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£2246.00 (based on two staying)
pets
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Twin

facilities at Hafod - with pool

bathroom
bath
internet
wifi broadband available
general
farm or rural location
young children welcome
activities
open fire / woodburner
swimming pool access
media & technology
television and reception
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

travel info

Airports (all with carhire):

  • Toulouse Airport - 69km, 50 mins. drive (from 8 UK/Ireland destinations)
  • Carcassonne Airport - 157 km, 1.5 hrs (from 7 UK/Ireland destinations)
  • Rodez Airport - 100km, 1hr, 20 mins (several UK destinations)

Train station:

Gaillac

in detail

Downstairs rooms:

Salon

  • Kitchen - Well-equipped kitchen - Electric oven and gas hob, Fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer
  • Summer dining room- Large reclaimed wooden table and chairs, seats 8. CD/iPod dock
  • Hall with limed oak staircase
  • Snug, with cosy armchairs, log burning stove with TV and DVD & Wi-Fi

Dining room:

  • Table and chairs, seats 6 comfortably

Upstairs rooms:

  • Master bedroom (four poster) en suite with shower and bath
  • Bedroom 2 - King size carved bedstead
  • Bedroom 3 - Twin beds
  • Large shared bathroom with wet room and original French cast iron bath

Outside:

  • Covered terrace with magnificent Indian camel cart 'bed' to escape the sun and relax in the shade
  • Covered terrace with table and chairs for al fresco dining - with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, seven church spires and the Pyrennees can be seen in the distance
  • Swimming pool, with electric cover, and surrounding terrace, loungers. Usually open 15 May to end October. *Pool safety is entirely the responsibility of parents/guardians
  • Pool house and original Pigeonnier Pied de Mulet
  • Billiards room with full size table (adults only please!). Boules (provided) can be played on the open courtyard fronting the house.
  • 4 x bicycles are also provided




 

local area

 

  • Gaillac wine region surrounds you - Maison de Vin, Gaillac 10.6 km - 16mins drive
  • St Antonin Noble Val: Charming Medieval village with Sunday market, fresh local produce including cheeses, fruit, vegetables, and huge non-food items are also sold - 39.9 km - 49 mins drive
  • Mauriac Castle, Senouillac - Home of Bernard Bistes, the artist - 6.2 km - 11 mins drive
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel - This village, steeped in legend, sits on it's rocky outcrop like a stone nest. It is among the most precious of Gothic architectural treasures. - 17.3 kms - 27 mins drive

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customer reviews for Hafod - with pool

Fabulous house with great feel to it. Beautifully furnished and equipped. Spent a considerable time in the vast pool staying cool. Explored the fascinating villages and towns around and about, including the beautiful Lautrec Museum in Albi (for me) and the Space museum in Toulouse (for my boys but which I too found phenomenally interesting!) Great kayaking on the Tarn, but best of all - languorous family feasts and card games around the wonderful indoor or outdoor dining tables. Very tempted to return in the winter, as plenty of great woodburners throughout the house, so can imagine it being very cosy. Ideal for sampling the local wines. Just perfect!

- Lynne H,
7 September 2017

Wow! This is a stunning house! We felt like we were in French heaven. There are lots of things to do in this beautiful part of France, but the real highlight of the holiday for us was being in Hafod itself. It is a stylish, well-designed retreat. Every aspect of the house and garden has been thoughtfully planned and considered. There so many delightful choices of places to sit and relax, both inside and outside, either to enjoy the sunshine or to take shelter in the shade. The bedrooms and bathrooms are incredibly stylish and comfortable. The furniture and furnishings are beautiful and create a mellow, peaceful feel. We're already thinking about when we can return to this special place. Keri, Paul and Joe, July 2016

- Keri J,
2 August 2016

What a fabulous place! Beautiful setting, gorgeous decor, insanely well equipped kitchen and fantastic pool - the house just works so well and is wonderfully relaxing. We had a brilliant week eating, swimming, exploring Gaillac, Albi and around - our main problem was tearing the children away from the pool. ;-)

- Julia rooney ,
7 September 2015

Hafod was an absolutely beautiful house to stay in , I would definitely go there again , it's in a stunning part of France , surrounded by sunflower fields and the views from the pool & garden were second to none ! The interior decor was amazing but totally in keeping with the french rustic feel of the original building , we loved it.

- Sophie harley ,
27 July 2015

'This is a fabulous house - not just beautiful to look at but thoughtfully set out to work well. Best of all just relaxing here in the peace, quiet and comfort of this lovely place.' The Green family

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3 June 2015

'Beautiful house, garden and views. We have had a truly memorable holiday and we vow to come back.' Shields family

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26 May 2015

'Arbennig o dy mewn ardal anhygoel.' Glesni a Llion Joshua, Cymru/ Wales

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14 May 2015

'A perfect week at Hafod celebrating our ‘anniversaire de marriage’. We recommend a cruise to Albi from the port at d’Alguilize.' Philippa & Phil Lurcock

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5 May 2015

'Wythnos hyfryd yn Hafod, y bedwaredd ymweliad i fi. Mae’r lle yn gwella bob tro.' Elin & Hefin

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5 June 2014
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