Barbiel has a commanding view of the high green farm pastures and the deep lush valleys at their base. The meandering roads that link the tiny villages of this part of the Tarn climb and drop and bend around woods and farms alike. One of these roads took us to perhaps the most pleasant spot in the Tarn, Barbiel and its owners Tracy and Tim. While location is everything, so it is said, at Barbiel location is only part of the story. From the first telephone call to Tim for a reservation to the last embrace with Tracy as we departed, these two eminently experienced hosts never stopped showing their characteristic warmth, good humor, kindness and helpfulness. Tim guided us through the area with his carefully drawn maps, showing us the best views, roads to ride, historic sites to see and towns and villages to visit. They both displayed their culinary skills by cooking up only the best dishes with the best of fresh local ingredients. While they prepared various delights for us, we sat close by the kitchen talking, trading experiences, pondering the weight of the world with all the time enjoying the best little "nibbles" and quaffing the excellent local wine. Tracy and Tim have created this lovely spot by renovating a centuries old structure, which is part of an equally old farmstead. They have kept a careful eye on what their guests might desire. The rooms are well designed and appointed with all the most modern comforts. The spotlessly clean rooms sparkle invitingly. The grounds are carefully kept and the additional features of an expansively covered terrace and pool have been perched on the lawn overlooking fields, woods and valleys. Barbiel is a delight and Tracy and Tim are delightful. When in the Tarn you should treat yourselves to the best B & B in the Tarn. Call or email these two superb hosts for an extended stay and you will have the same experience that we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tim & Tracy look forward to welcoming you to their secluded farmhouse in the Midi-Pyrenees, south-west France, situated in a tranquil hamlet in the Tarn department, close to the Aveyron border, only 35 minutes from the magnificent city of Albi. We have a large terrace and lovely pool, both with stunning valley views. The Bed & Breakfast has a separate entrance, two comfortable and well-equipped en-suite bedrooms and a small kitchenette. Dinner is served when possible on the terrace, please give at least 24 hours' advance notice. We are ideally placed for exploring the beautiful Tarn valley and the Bastide villages of the Tarn and the Aveyron. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barbiel France/Tarn