Lying in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees below the hilltop village of Fanjeaux is Le Vieux Mas. Parts of this charming, restored farmhouse date back to the 11th century.
The house is situated at the centre of ten acres of manicured grounds and parkland surrounding a shimmering, tiled swimming pool and a soft-impact shaded tennis court. An added bonus during high season is vegetables from the kitchen garden and eggs from your own chickens!
That rare thing, this is a house that comfortably sleeps up to 18 people in eight bedrooms – perfect for a really large family party or group of friends. Beautifully decorated and presented, the main sitting room and bedrooms are light and airy in pale creams and whites.
Off the original 11th century hall, is the main sitting room which has plenty of good seating and French doors leading out to the large south-facing gravel courtyard. Here there is a vine-shaded seating area with outdoor sofa and chairs. A large circular table with umbrella and five curved benches seats 20.