Welcome to Claux de Bouscou
For a special gathering, Claux de Bouscou is the ultimate rambling French farmhouse, that’s been lovingly renovated to the height of rustic luxury and packed with high spec finishing touches. Besides the 16th century farmhouse, we have converted the traditional Pigeonniere, Grain Store and even the original Bread Oven building, so groups of up to 16+, from toddlers to grandparents, will never be under each other’s feet.
Given its age, Claux de Bouscou has all the character of original gnarly beams, honey-coloured stone walls and even a timber Minstrels gallery, but we have also incorporated our own hand-crafted additions. These include an Elm window seat in the kitchen and sliding doors in the Master bedroom made from huge slices of Walnut.
Claux de Bouscou is surrounded by a large grassy garden which has a lovely 14m x 5m heated swimming pool with a 5m x 3m paddling area that’s perfect for babies and toddlers, being just 30cms deep. There’s table tennis by the pool and plenty of space to play football, badminton and boules, or spread out a picnic in the orchard, find a quiet corner in the walled gardens of the Grain Store and Bread Oven, or sneak a snooze in the hammock, slung between chestnut trees or in the Apple day bed that rotates to chase or avoid the sun. From the pool and the outdoor terraces, there are scenic views over the surrounding fields towards the foothills of the Pyrenees and as evening falls, children will be pestering to toast marshmallows around the fire pit, sizzle Toulouse sausages and watch for shooting stars snuggled in a blanket.
We have poured our hearts and souls into creating Claux de Bouscou and we hope you feel the love and attention that has gone into making this home a magical place if you choose Claux de Bouscou for your holiday.
Leo, Kate and Ella.
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About Claux de Bouscou & The Area
Way down in the South West of France, in the Tarn-et-Garonne, Claux de Bouscou is surrounded by peaceful, unspoilt countryside, with the foothills of the mighty Pyrenees in the distance. There are lots of medieval towns to explore within a short drive or families can pack a picnic to follow the many footpaths which criss-cross the countryside, or simply to spend the day on lake and river beaches.
The nearest amenities are in the medieval village of Parisot, just 3 minutes’ drive and other attractive towns and villages nearby include Caylus and Najac – listed as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in France. Both are a pleasure to stroll around narrow winding streets, browse the shops in ancient arcaded squares and stop for lunch in pavement cafes. The historic ‘bastide’ town of Montauban (25 minutes) has a lively shopping area and is definitely not to be missed, with its distinctive pink buildings and arcades on all four sides of the Place Nationale. The town shares its pink buildings with its bigger sister, Toulouse, 50 kms to the south, which is also known as La Ville Rose.
The hilltop ‘perched village’ of Cordes Sur Ciel is a 45-minute drive, with a maze of medieval cobbled streets to explore and panoramic views for miles. Down in the valley, the riverside town of St. Antonin is a centre for outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking, watersports and treetop-trails, as well as having plenty of excellent restaurants and café bars. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albi is around an hour away, with a towering cathedral, manicured gardens and Toulouse Lautrec museum.