About this listing
Our 17th-century home is a former coaching inn with a secluded courtyard and rose garden in a medieval hilltop village. We offer three beautifully renovated rooms, a generous breakfast and a charming location perfect for visiting southwest France.
Our rooms combine contemporary style and high-quality finish with garden views, original restored timber beams, stone and brickwork. All rooms are at least 25m2, have en suite bathrooms, luxury bedding, free WiFi access and satellite television. A generous breakfast, featuring fresh local produce and home-made jams, is served in the dining room.
Relax on the sun terrace in the secluded rose garden or enjoy a glass of wine in the medieval courtyard
Interaction with guests
Whether you’re into hiking, cycling, sightseeing, wine, food, house hunting, golf or cave safari, you won’t be short of options. We are happy to give you tips and recommendations.
Puylaurens is surrounded by beautiful views on all sides – the patchwork of pink garlic fields of Lautrec to the north, the Black Mountains of the Massif Centrale to the east and the snowcapped Pyrennees to the south. The village has a surprisingly good range of shops, cafés and restaurants and it's at the heart of a triangle formed by Toulouse, Carcassonne and Albi, so it's perfectly placed for tourists.
Less than an hour's drive from Toulouse airport, there is plenty of free public parking in the squares at either end of the street, especially behind the church
Smoking indoors and pets are not permitted
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
James and Amanda arrived in France in 2010: James from England and Amanda from Brazil. We fell in love with the area, swimming in mountain lakes, cycling through fields of sunflowers, drinking coffee in the squares of hilltop medieval towns, enjoying the wine, cheese and other wonderful produce of local markets. France was good to us and after living together in Brazil and Ireland, we made our home here and started a family.
The name Olinda is inspired by the hilltop colonial city in northeastern Brazil, where Amanda and James first met. Linda means ‘beautiful’ in English. Locals say the name comes from the Portuguese founders’ reaction to the natural beauty of the location – “Oh! Linda!” We had the same feeling when we discovered our home in Puylaurens and we hope you will too.