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Cardenard is very tranquil, situated at the end of its own lane, with superb views over the valleys from its commanding position on the edge of the deep valley of the Baye. The aerial view in the gallery of photos shows all the property, with its main house, cottage and a number of outbuildings. It is surrounded by farm land about 4 miles north of the unspoiled village of Verfeil-sur-Seye, which has an excellent bakery and general store. Larger towns are within easy reach. It is our family's second home; the main house is comfortably furnished and fully equipped accommodating at least twelve people, with the option of four more in the cottage. This is not let separately, but is ideal as an overflow from the main house for members of the party, such as older teenagers, grandparents or an au pere, who may want to be separate. There is a large salon with an imposing fireplace and a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with a table seating twelve or more. There is a 12 x 6 metre swimming pool, a large sun terrace, a pergola, shaded with vines and a barbecue. In a corner of the garden, there is a further terrace overlooking the valleys which is ideal for al fresco breakfasts.
By R And R E on 12-Sep-2016
What a treat and delight these five days have been. Cardenard is heaven and you have made it so. ..... Your corner of France is utterly beautiful "et charmant"!
By K B on 09-Sep-2016
Having heard so much about Cardenard it was an absolute delight to find that all expectations were surpassed.
Blissful peace and comfort
By Sarah G on 19-Aug-2016
In complete agreement with the previous rave reviews - we love Cardenard and this was the third visit for some of us. It is so much a real home that you feel like an honorary family member. It's great for a multi generation holiday and I hope we will be back!
By G And T B on 12-Aug-2016
What an idyllic home! We've fallen head over heels for Cardenard. Thank you for a wonderful week's retreat.
By Families J And B on 05-Aug-2016
First time visit to a glorious spot! Such a comfortable home! Lots of good food, family fun and laughter.
Cardenard is every bit as special as we had heard. We have had a wonderful time in your lovely 2nd home.
Cardenard is the best. We have had the loveliest of family times. Leaving with great regret.
By V And B L on 04-Jul-2016
What a fantastic return visit to celebrate B's retirement. So many wonderful memories with Cardenard full of family and friends. It was and still is the most relaxing place on earth.
A hidden treasure with breathtaking views
By Anon London on 21-Feb-2015
Our return to Cardenard was all the richer and more pleasurable for the anticipation. Few places can combine the sense of complete escape and privacy Cardenard offers with such ready access to the many delightful beauty spots of the Aveyron and surrounds and the host of markets with their rich offering of delicious local food and drink. Gracious living blended with the sense of authenticity that comes with the surrounding farm life and its various offerings. We love the variety of ‘al fresco’ options. Breakfast at the superbly placed terrace under the walnut tree that catches the morning sun and affords views in both directions of the magnificent valley on the side of which Cardenard is perched; long lazy lunches under the vine-covered pergola with views over the swimming pool to the south; drinks and dinner on what we came to think of as the sunset terrace above the pool. Like the generous and superbly equipped farmhouse kitchen, all the outside options accommodate large groups of 12 or more and make Cardenard an ideal place for holidays with extended family and friends. Everything about Cardenard says welcome and live well.
By Alison B on 09-Feb-2015
Cardenard is a magical place. It's the sort of house you read about in a novel and long to visit. This year will be our third holiday there and I can't think of anywhere else we would rather go. The well-equipped house and grounds are set in beautiful countryside which is superb for walking and cycling. Much of our time there has been spent reading or writing (or sleeping!) in the shade of the trees, swimming in the large pool or playing table tennis in the open barn. Evenings often began with drinks watching the sun go down over the fields and then we'd all have supper around the big table which is under a canopy of vines.
If you do want to go out for the day, the surrounding area is packed with interesting towns and villages (Albi, St Antonin, Courdes etc); and the local markets are excellent for wine, cheese and bread.
A holiday in Cardenard will stay with you for a long time.
By Pat C on 08-Aug-2014
This was not the first time we have spent time at Cardenard with family and friends. As ever it was a delightful experience enjoyed by young and old alike. The mornings started on the breakfast terrace overlooking the valley with fresh croissants from the local boulangerie. Days were spent lounging round the pool or exploring the local countryside which is rural France at its best. The house is charming and left an impression on all who were there. This is not some purpose built holiday let but a home made available to be enjoyed.