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  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

A comfortable, cosy and fully equipped 2 bedroom gite sleeping 4, La Violette is one half of a converted 19th century Aveyronnaise barn packed with original features, and is perfect for both couples and families providing everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Sleep peacefully in comfy beds, take in the stunning views over the Tarn Valley from the private south facing terrace and enjoy a swim in the large heated pool.

The accommodation comprises an open plan living room/dining room with comfortable settee and armchairs, dining table and chairs satellite TV, DVD player and DVDs, books and games for all the family. The fully fitted and well equipped kitchen has a gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster and coffee maker, and we provide all linen. There is even a cool box and cool blocks for picnics in the beautiful surrounding countryside! Laundry is well catered for with a washing machine, clothes airer and iron and ironing board. La Violette also has a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash basin. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a shower room with toilet and wash basin. One bedroom is a pretty beamed double with antique double bed, the other is a large airy twin bedroom with original barn features, including a large arched window and beams. All beds have luxury microfibre mattress toppers and Egyptian cotton bedding. We also provide fluffy white cotton towels and pool towels.

La Violette has two terraces, a large furnished private south facing terrace with spectacular views and barbecue, perfect for meals or just chilling out, and a small furnished terrace ideal for an early morning tea/coffee or pre-dinner drink. Guests at La Violette can also enjoy a fabulous 11m x 5m heated swimming pool with sun deck, sun beds and parasols shared with our other gite at La Caze, 'La Cardabelle'. The Gites have a large garden area perfect for games or just relaxing, a pétanque court and boules, a games room with table tennis table, other outdoor games including croquet and skittles and adult bikes. The pool and gardens both have fantastic views of approximately 40km across the Tarn Valley to the Lacaune mountains.

We provide free wifi and there is parking adjacent to the gite. La Caze Gites are family friendly with children's books and DVDs , and indoor and outdoor games, including a paddling pool, being provided. Baby equipment, including a travel cot, is also available on request. A generous welcome pack is provided in the gite and we also offer table d'hote meals, cooked by Jon, a former chef, and served in the gite.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fenced garden
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • Table d'hôtes
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool

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La Violette is located in a small hamlet above the very picturesque Tarn Valley in the Aveyron department, just two minutes away from the pretty village of Broquies in the Parc Naturel Regional des Grands Causses. Broquies has all amenities including shops, a tennis court and a lively fete in the summer. The larger bustling town of St Affrique ,with its fabulous Saturday market full of regional products, is only 25 minutes away. Views from the gite over the surrounding countryside are simply breathtaking. Whilst on holiday at La Violette you can choose to simply relax and unwind in beautiful, peaceful surroundings or spend some time sightseeing around the small nearby villages or larger historic towns such as Albi, Rodez and Millau. The stunning Gorges des Raspes du Tarn is literally on the doorstep and there are numerous fortified villages and chateaux to explore in the area. If you are feeling more energetic the area is ideal for outdoor sports and activities, including walking, cycling, river and lake swimming, kayaking, riding and fishing. All the local villages hold annual fetes and there are firework displays and music festivals to enjoy.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village


La Violette - La Caze Gites has received 1 reviews in the last 4 years with a:

9 stars
  • 9 stars

    We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad in Gites Violette. Fijne binnenruimte die van alles is voorzien en fijne buitenruimtes voor de kinderen om te spelen en te zwemmen. De table d’hote is ook een aanrader! De omgeving is erg mooi maar hou er rekening mee dat je al gauw een half uur tot één uur onderweg bent naar bezienswaardigheden, inclusief de grotere supermarkten. Gelukkig rijd je door een mooie streek. Enige aandachtspunt is het matras in de 2-persoonskamer (lag wat door), maar daar zouden de eigenaren iets aan doen. Ook zijn er veel vliegen vanwege de landelijke omgeving waar je zit. Voorgaande punten zouden ons echter niet beletten om nog een keer terug te komen. Het is een erg fijne plek!

    Comment from Jon Clements

    Thanks for your lovely review Fred. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Violette and the beautiful surrounding g area. With regard to your comment about the distance to attractions, we would add that there are two beautiful lakes for swimming and water sports within half an hour - one less than 15 minutes away. There are also the pretty villages of Brousse le Chateau and St Izaire with their medieval chateax within 15 minutes and of course the beautiful Tarn River 5 minutes away. There is an excellent grocery store in Broquiès village and also a small supermarket and other excellent shops in Villefranche de Panat, a 12 minute drive from La Caze.
    We have solved the bed problem - it was a soft mattress topper which we have now removed..
    We would love to welcome you all back for another holiday at La Caze Gites in the future.

  • Lies Keuleers from Kapelle op den Bos,

    10 stars

    Eigenaars zijn zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam.Ze geven goede tips om de omgeving te ontdekken. In de gite is alles aanwezig .Aan
    het aangename zwembad heb je een prachtig uitzicht.Dankjewel Jon en Joanna voor de leuke vakantie! Lies,Geert,Senne en Linne

Restaurants, food & wine

The area is the home of Roquefort cheese - the brebis sheep on the farms surrounding the Gites provide the milk - and other delicious sheep's milk cheeses, such as Tomme . Aligot, a delicious dish of mashed potatoes and Tomme is a local speciality. Eat it with local sausages or confit of duck. The towns and villages around La Caze have restaurants serving both local specialities and more international cuisine. Wonderful fruit and vegetables are available in the local markets along with local meat and cheeses. There is a wine domaine in Broquies where you can buy locally produced wine. The summer night markets are wonderful opportunities to eat and drink local produce in beautiful surroundings accompanied by music and dancing.


The area around La Caze is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful in France and there are lots of things to do in the vicinity. Go kayaking on the River Tarn, paddling through mini rapids from the bridge below Broquies, five minutes from La Caze, or take a more sedate trip from St Rome de Tarn or Viala du Tarn. Alternatively, relax on one of the river beaches and take a refreshing swim in the Tarn. Lac de Villefranche de Panat and Lac de Pareloup, 15 and 35 minutes from La Caze, are perfect for swimming, water sports, boat trips or just relaxing on the many beaches. The lake at Villefranche de Panat has a 10km walkway around it, great for running, walking and cycling. The nearby town of Millau is a centre for outdoor activities, including parascending, white water rafting and canyoning. You can also cycle along old railway viaducts and through tunnels on the Velorail at Sainte Eulalie de Cernon. Local stables offer horse riding and the area has numerous marked tracks for walking, hiking and cycling.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Additional price info and offers

We can offer discounts for long stays. Please contact us for details.

Price includes

Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 100.00

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