We call this room Céu, the Brazilian word for ‘sky’ or ‘heaven’. We love the character of the original pine floor, gnarled beams, stone and brickwork, but it’s the views of the castle walls and the surrounding countryside that really inspire
This newly renovated 25m2 attic combines contemporary style and high-quality finish with superb views, original restored timber beams, stone and brickwork. Features: private bathroom, reversible air conditioning, luxury bedding, free WiFi and satellite television. A generous breakfast, featuring fresh local produce and homemade 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, winetasting, house hunting, golf or cave safari, you won’t be short of options. We are more than happy to give you tips and recommendations
Smoking indoors and pets are not permitted
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.