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Eating Area On Covered Balcony Next To Kitchen.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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AmandaOll...
Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Another amazing stay at Couyoula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We have just returned from our third stay at Couyoula. This amazing place will keep us coming back to the house and the area. The owners of the property have done a fabulous job of creating a holiday rental that is furnished to a very high standard and quality, but still feels like a home from home.

It is a great place for families and/or groups of friends to holiday together. It is very spacious and even when in a large group there is plenty of room to comfortably accommodate everyone. This year, we were there with two sets of friends for the first week and a friend and family members for the second week. In the middle we had a couple of days where the friends from the first week, were still there when the second weeks guests arrived. A total of 7 adults all comfortably accommodated. We were all able to do our own thing during the day and come together at main meal times to eat together.

The outside areas are as practical and usable as the inside of the house. The pool area is a good size with access in and out by Roman Steps. There are plenty of loungers and umbrellas provided around the pool area and inflatables are available for children to play with. There are two outside eating areas. One located close to the pool and BBQ and the other located outside of the kitchen area, on an external balcony. Both tables are good for eating your main meals at and can comfortably accommodate 8 people around each.

The setting of the property provides a very peaceful and quiet retreat. It has no neighbouring properties. You will occasionally catch site of the local farmer who farms the land surrounding the property and who is also very friendly.

If staying for two weeks or more, a cleaner will come in and do a bed linen change (usually on the Saturday). The cleaner and her husband are very friendly and do a very good job of keeping the house in order for the owners. There is also a gardener, who usually turns up on a Saturday morning, to keep the garden in order and to clean the pool. He is also very friendly. At the time of writing this review, both the cleaner and the gardener are English ex-pats, who themselves have located to the south of France.

The property is very well located for a number of surrounding towns and villages. Some of the smaller villages can be reached on foot, if you don't mind a 20-30 min walk. Further afield, you will probably want to go by car or possibly bicycle. The main towns of Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Caylus, Caussade, St Antonin-Noble Val and Najac each have amazing markets on different days of the week. They are also each just worth a visit to look around, have a bite to eat and waste away some time people watching. Details of all the market days and visiting and eating recommendations are available in a detailed information file that is provided at the property. The visitors book also contains a lot of recommendations from previous guests.

We could not recommend this property any more highly. I always sink into a slight depression when I have to leave and it takes a couple of days to re-adjust when you return to your own actual home. That has to be the sign of a holiday property that has really allowed you to relax and de-stress.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Outside dining facilities
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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SuzeJT
1 review
“Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.....perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This is an amazingly well equipped villa in a very peaceful and relaxing location. It also feels like a home from home. Everything has been thought of and the owners are very helpful through from the booking, to the welcome pack of food and information on the local area. We are only sorry that we didn't stay longer: if you can bring yourself to leave the villa (and the fab pool & boules ground) there are plenty of hilltop villages and towns to visit, canoeing, caves, boat trips down the river, markets to see..... We were a family of four with children aged 12 and 9, but it would easily accommodate a larger group with all bedrooms being of a good size. We go away with many great memories and we would definitely recommend this to a friend.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
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angela s
henfield
1 review
“A piece of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

This beautiful and comfortable villa offered us the most fantastic holiday. This was our second visit and the place had not lost its magic. The accommodation is luxurious, spacious and inviting - there is nothing you feel is missing. Couyoula is set in a rural area, and from the minute you arrive you feel you are on holiday. There are many interesting and historic places to visit within a short driving distance, which we did daily, and then to return to Couyoula to soak up the remaining sun, relax by the pool and enjoy a glass of the local wine. Most evenings we used the boules court, which is floodlit, thus enabling us to play into the evening. This villa and its location offers a sunning holiday which will long be remembered. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, and I hope to make a return visit!!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The comfort of the property
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Listed since : Sep 2009
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