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18th Century House with large converted barn and heated pool



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
House full of character with barn and heated pool in a tranquil village

18th Century House with 6 bedrooms, 4 shower rooms with wc ( one also with small bath for children). There is also a large barn, a covered terrace and a 10x5 heated swimming pool, set in half an acre of south facing gardens with a great climbing frame for children.

The kitchen is well equipped for large parties. There are two large fridges and two dishwashers. There is a brand new 5 ring gas gooker with large electric oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave.

The lounge has large comfortable sofas a TV with UK Freeview channels and Radio. There is a playstation with some games and a selection of DVDs. There are numerous books.

There is a large covered terrace with plenty of seating for 15 people.

The top floor of the barn has been converted into a huge and fantastic covered outdoor space. There are huge sofas, a table tennis table, bar football and a dart board.

The pool is heated and south facing, terraced all round and plenty of good quality loungers and umbrellas. It has an electric cover for safety. There is also a pool alarm.

For children there is a large water slide and a playpark at the bottom of the garden.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Speaks English, French

12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely beautiful property with so much character and space.

  • 5 of 5

Recently back from a wonderful week in Lespugue.

We were a mixed party of two families - one with two young boys and ourselves with teenagers.

The property had so much space for the 8 of us. We had a choice of bedrooms and there were so many spaces for people to have quiet time or to have fun together. Our 17 year old particularly enjoyed the en suite bedroom in the converted barn!

The house overall was like staying in a friend's much-loved house. It was fantastically equipped - everything was where you thought it should be.

It was incredibly clean throughout but very homely and welcoming at the same time.

We enjoyed dawn and midnight swims in the beautifully clean, secluded, warm pool; amazing stargazing lying in the pretty and large garden, fun games and relaxation in the top of the barn, cycle rides (with the bikes from the barn) to the boulangerie in Blajan (4km) and many fantastic meals around the table and BBQs.

We ventured the 8k into Boulogne a few times (where there are two supermarkets, pharmacy, banks, post office & fuel) and enjoyed the cafes and market (Wed morning), followed by fun at the outdoor pools and slide (there are eating places there but they're also happy for you to take a picnic in). We took a day trip to Spain (approx 1 hour to the border) and had a lovely meal in Vielha - a pretty touristy town with amazing views and walks off into the mountains, also many restaurants.

One evening we had a really good reasonably priced meal at Le Lias in Molas (about 20mins) North of Lespugue. The restaurant was recommended by Ben who met us at the property on the first day, was really helpful and informative and on the end of the phone if we needed anything.

Alan Young was communicative and friendly from the start and thanks to him, everything was as we expected and more.

We would definitely recommend the house and next time we would hope to book at least a fortnight!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Allan the owner was a pleasure to deal with from the start his communication was first class and nothing was too much trouble for him.

When we arrived we were met by Ben who is the local guy who deals with the property, he has a wealth of knowledge about the area he can share with you.

Boulogne -sur-gesse is about a ten minute drive away where you will find a couple of restaurants and supermarkets, there is a market in the town on a Wednesday which is worth a visit,

The area is rural and very relaxing with some spectacular views.

The house as everything has advertised and more, and the outside space and pool were well used for great enjoyment.

Once again a special thanks to Ben who couldn't do enough for us .

See you again ( hopefully soon)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for 8 weeks and had a great time! Our families and friends joined us and the house easily accommodates up to 3 families - 15 people without any problems. There were plenty of toys for the children to play with, the pool being the favourite, of course!

There were plenty of sunflower fields around, especially in mid-late July. Biking in the area is very beautiful and the owner kindly provided us with lots of bikes. We used up the internet quota a couple of times and this was quickly resolved. Just a note of caution - don't forget to turn off all the automated updates - iCloud, iPhotos, dropbox, etc before you connect your phones or computers!

If you have children who are interested in pony riding, don't forget to check out http://www.lesfarfadets.online.fr, which is about 15 minutes away in Escanecarbe. Our girls also enjoyed the N'Co Park Aventure http://ncopark.com, 30 minutes away and has courses for both adults and children (3+ and up). We also used the house as a base to tour the surrounding area - the Pyrenees are about 1.5-2 hours away (a must do), Carcassonne is about 3 hours away and Barcelona is 5 hours away.

We would highly recommend M.Young's place for anyone looking for a relaxing and fun vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! Charming, well arranged and perfectly equipped for large groups. The pool is great and the garden lovely.

Will come again!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family villa - beautiful country

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this villa. Our two families consist of 6 kids and they couldn't have been happier with everything. The weather was nice and the kids enjoyed the heated pool, playground and my son's favorite was driving the "tractor" around the spacious lawn. The house had plenty of room and a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed playing games in the barn and family meals in the evening at the outdoor seating area. We ventured out a few times to nearby towns but mostly just enjoyed family and the scenery at the villa. There is also ruins for an old fortress within walking distance that made for a nice walk. We would definitely return to this house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice holiday in this house. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

M. young was very friendly, the house was globaly very clean and the part outside was beautiful. Kids and adults could found a place to play or relax! We had a very nice holiday in this house! I would like to gratulate M.and Mrs Young for that all. I will recommend this location to every body!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Blajan at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lannemazan at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Gaudens at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Gaudens at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montmaurin at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Biarritz at 150 Kilometres Car: necessary

The house is in the village of Lespugue, a small village near Bolougne Sur Gesse, about 80km from Toulouse airport. It is a farming village and very rural. This is a real community where you will be made to feel very welcome, especially if you have children. There are around 20 houses in the village. There is almost no traffic through the village. Driving around the whole region is a pleasure. There are endless possibilities for traffic free and varied cycling directly from the village.

There is a small church, a little museum dedicated to the statue of venus found in the village and now in the Louvre. The museum serves drinks outside in the summer on a typically ah hoc basis. The scenery around the village is simply stunning, rolling farmland giving way to views of the Pyrenees.

There are ruins of the old chateau on the edge of the village and one of Europe's best preserved Roman Villa's a few kilometres away.

The nearest shops are in Blajan about 4km away where you will find a lovely bakers and a cafe/post office/shop.

About 9km away is Bolougne Sur Gesse which has a range of supermarkets, a fabulously local Wednesday market and a couple of swimming lakes.

The Pyrenees are around 45 minutes away and offer unlimited possibilities for hiking, cycling and outdoor sports and adventure sports.


Rental rates

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Summer Holidays
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27
Final Cleaning £134

Changeover day is usually Saturday, negotiable in quiet periods

Guests are expected to leave the house clean and ready for the next guests. Final cleaning is not included in the price. If required this can be added to the rental price at a cost of 150 euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedrooms 1 and two share a Jack and Jill ensuite. There are two bathrooms on the first floor, one with bath, both with wc and shower enclosures. The barn has a shower room and separate wc. The pool has a solar shower.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ideal for children
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed, Ideal for children
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Perfect for teenagers
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Child Bed, under the eves
  • Bedroom 6 is in the barn conversion. It has its own wc and shower. Bedroom 7 is under the eves and is only really suitable for children. It is separated from the hall by a curtain rather than doors.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The house is well equipped for large groups. The house is rustic, but the electrics, appliances and plumbing are all modern. The electric supply to the house is stable, power outages are rare. The kitchen has a brand new 5 ring gas hob with electric oven. The lounge has tv with satellite giving uk freeview channels and radio. There is wireless broadband. The wonderful barn has huge sofas, table tennis and table football. It provides a haven from the heat, somewhere to spend any wet days and a fantastic place to sit in the evenings. There are numerous games, toys and bikes around the place. There is a large covered terrace with adequate dining facilities for large parties. There are two fridges and two dishwashers.

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