Pech Long is a stone farmhouse set within a hectare of garden and on top of a small hill between the medieval bastides both of which are featured on Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, Puycelsi and Castelnau-de-Montmiral in the Tarn, in south-west France. The house has 360° panoramic views of beautiful sunrises and breathtaking sunsets and, in the summer months, acres of sunflowers extend towards the ancient oak forests below in the adjacent valley. During autumn and winter, the elusive Pyrérénees reveal them selves and become the perfect backdrop for the rural, Tarnaise landscape.
Pech Long has two double bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room and dedicated writing desk. The bed linen is Egyptian cotton and the towels are of a superior quality. The larger south-facing room has a double bed, three-seater sofa and views over the forest towards the mountains. The palette is calm and comfortable. The north-facing room benefits from a subtly lit, private, covered balcony perfect for breakfast, screen-breaks or a well-deserved apéro at the end of the day.
Guests are invited to have breakfast in the eccentrically tiled dining room has a table which comfortably seats eight people. It has a large log burner and the addition of soft seating for two people at one end. A beautifully and intricately carved large armoire du chasse dominates one wall, and the other, a large window with views across the forest southwards. Freshly prepared and using local ingredients where possible, lunches and suppers can be provided upon request at an additional cost.
From the downstairs hallway lies the snug. The original tomettes (terracotta tiles laid directly on underlying soil) and thick, stone walls provide serene coolness during the high temperatures of summer. During the cooler evening of the winter months, it can be made cosy by lighting the log burner and watching a film or reading a book.
Wifi in the house is reliable with good bandwidth making research and communication quick and easy during your stay.