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A great place to relax and unwind either for couples or parents with young kids

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 Bedroom ,1 Spa Bathroom With Separate Toilet,hot Tub,grand Piano, Shared Pool

Sometimes you have to think outside the box. That’s exactly what I have done in setting up Funky Gites. These are no ordinary gites —they offer a “get away from it all experience” with a difference. My first gite is near Caylus in SW France;“Little Blue Moto”, because one of the focal points is exactly that, a little blue motorcycle. The gite is a mix of quirky industrial-style recyclables and quality furnishings that will make you smile whenever they catch your eye. I rescue things from hedgerows while out running. For example there’s an unusual bonnet from a tractor on the wall and a huge tyre from a combine harvester that has found a new lease of life as a trendy coffee table. Little Blue Moto is just for 2/4persons. It’s comfortably equipped with everything you need ,we can even offer a weekend special providing deoderant, toothpaste, etc. Just bring your passport and toothbrush! There’s a barbeque, firepit and an outdoor log-fired hot tub where you can relax under the stars while drinking a glass of bubbly. If you tire of the steam room, gym, sauna or swimming pool, there’s a grand piano for you to use; a glitterball in the bedroom might even tempt you to dance the night away. “It’s a fantasy place that’s full of fun,” . The one thing you won’t find is a TV, although wifi is available.

Locally there are numerous walking trails; you can go canoeing on the River Aveyron, cycling, rock climbing or pay a leisurely visit to nearby museums, art galleries or vineyards. Toulouse and Albi — World Heritage sites — are within easy reach. But you might prefer to take art or cake making classes, have a massage or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Everything is possible

More Details

Kimberley Ilsley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Kimberley Ilsley

I moved to France over 12 years ago initially from Yorkshire and have worked here as a Pilates and fitness instructor. I have 2 lovely boys at school and a partner who is an Archaeologist working all over the world. I love it here and wouldn't want to live anywhere else - its pure heaven so come and see for yourself and enjoy the French way of life.

Kimberley Ilsley purchased this barn in 2015

Why Kimberley Ilsley chose Caylus

I love this property because is offers so much more than just a gite, its a wow. We hope the personal touches and the quirkiness will make you smile and return home feeling refreshed and happy. The area is outstanding, offering just about everything you could possibly want from rural france.

What makes this barn unique

My favourite is the wood-fired hot tub. At night under the stars drinking a glass of local fizz and listening to the owls, a quick dip in the pool, shower and that big circular bed. Pure relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ce lieu est tout à fait atypique et très convivial, la décoration d'une grande originalité, à l'image de Kim, qui nous a réservé un accueil très chaleureux. Ici, c'est simple, vous êtes chez vous ! un espace extérieur privatif, un espace extérieur partagé ou il est très agréable de profiter de la douceur des soirées. L'endroit est calme et reposant, avec toutes les commodités à 5 min en voiture... Kim à été très discrète durant nos quelques jours passé au funky gite, tout en distillant quelques messages de conseils très appréciables pour nous orienter dans nos visites. Merci.”
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Caylus in Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Steam shower
  • Bathroom with steam shower and sauna. Separate toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Big circular bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, glitter ball and circus motor bike. Cot is available and campbed for little ones. Air conditioning unit
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can tailor your stay to meet your needs, just ask and we can make it all happen.


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A great place to relax and unwind either for couples or parents with young kids
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Luxurious and fun with lots of special touches

  • 5 of 5

My husband I had such a wonderful weekend at ‘Le Little Blue Moto.’ The were lots of special touches and the attention to detail was amazing: everything we needed was there. We wanted to spend our 4th wedding anniversary somewhere a bit different and we weren’t disappointed. The gite and grounds have an amazing ambience and combined with the sauna, hot tub and laid back country vibe, we left on Sunday feeling as if we’d had a week away, rather than a weekend. Paradise……especially with all the lavender and butterflies.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice and chilling, also very friendly people there

  • 5 of 5

Perfekt for a nice and chilling week to calm down

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
River beach St Antonin
Car: necessary

This property lies in a small hamlet which has its own boulangerie. Depending on what time of the year you come there are beautiful walks and cycle rides straight outside the door from which you will see deer, orchids, wood pathways, etc... 15 minutes away is St Antonin which was voted the 3rd best village in france and offers canoeing, parapenting, rock climbing, cinema, restaurants, biking, fishing ,shops to name just a few things and Caylus is just 5 minutes away with markets, shops, restaurants, bars, bread shops etc... Its a beautiful area wih lots to see and do.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £87.98

The hot tub and fire pit will be charged at an extra cost. All breakages and damages must be paid for . The Gite is just for those who rent it , if you invite guests you must inform the owners before hand , there is no room for them to stay overnight however there is a b&b in the hamlet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.