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Luxury Barn Conversion; Rural Retreat in South West France

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Sep-2016
Self Catering Rental within a gentle stroll of picturesque village & restaurant

La Salette, our beautifully restored 18th century stone farmhouse nestles in the Vere Valley less than 5 minutes stroll from the picturesque village of Larroque on the edge of the Gresigne Forest . L'Ancienne Ecurie, the adjoining barn, has been converted to provide luxurious, independent accommodation for up to 8 people. The barn has original restored stone walls and exposed timbers throughout, with spacious accommodation on three floors. The well equipped kitchen and dining area which seats up to 8 people has double french doors leading on to the south facing terrace and gardens. The large sitting room is located on the first floor and has a vaulted beamed ceiling with views of the beautiful countryside. It has three spacious double bedrooms, a galleried mezzanine bedroom and 3 bathrooms. L'Ancienne Ecurie is set within 3 acres of grounds with beautiful views of the villages of Larroque, with its half timbered houses, and Puycelsi.

Garden and Grounds.: Your holiday home is set within 3 acres of grounds and has mature trees with extensive natural shade.

L'Ancienne Ecurie has its own table and chairs for outdoor dining, sun loungers and access to many areas of additional seating with a choice of sunshine or shade.

Also available for your entertainment are facilities for table tennis, badminton, boules and football.

A barbecue is provided for you.

You can easily walk from L'Ancienne Ecurie along ancient tracks through the shady forest of the Gresigne to the hill top village of Puycelsi (Fortress of the Gresigne).

Local Activities: Leisure and sporting facilities to be found locally, include the Base de Loisirs near Castelnau de Montmiral and in the opposite direction, at Monclar de Quercy. Here are man-made lakes with supervised swimming, water slides, beach, boating and fishing. The nearby vast (1600 acres) sports and leisure complex at Cap Decouverte has a wide range of activities which include skiing, rail toboganning, zip-lining, roller blading, skating and a swimming pool with fun pool, slides and waterfall.

The spectacular Aveyron Gorges lead to the medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val with its popular Sunday morning market. This provides an opportunity to taste the local delights of Foie Gras, cheese, pates, Gaillac, Quercy or Cahors wines. The river Aveyron offers a popular location for swimming, picnicing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and potholing. At Bruniquel you can enjoy a day's walking on the banks of the Aveyron or Vere with a hired donkey carrying your picnic or your young child.

Well worth a visit.: Albi, the capital town of the Tarn, and Montauban, the capital town of the Tarn et Garonne, are both within a 45 minute drive. These rose red towns, both on the banks of the Tarn, have historic centres with beautiful architecture, Cathedral, museums, (Albi; Sainte-Cecile Cathedral, Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Montauban; Ingress Museum) art galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

The market town of Gaillac, is home to the renowned Gaillac wines and is a 25 minute drive taking you through many of the local vineyards. On the banks of the Tarn, with its 12th century Abbey and adjacent Maison du Vin, museums, bustling Friday morning market, annual wine festival with spectacular fire work display, open air apero concerts and brocantes, Gaillac is a town worth visiting, as are Toulouse, Conques, St Cirq Lapopie, Najac, The

Millau Bridge and Roquefort Caves, Carcassonne, Andorra and The Pyrenees.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful walks. Fabulous food.

Improbably picturesque villages.

Crazy canoeing.

Lovely Larroque !
Sep 2015
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18 Reviews

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based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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5

A delightful gite in the beautiful Tarn region

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this delightful, charming gite whilst attending a family wedding in Larroque. There were 8 of us staying (all adults) - and the gite was comfortable and spacious enough for us all. The setting is lovely with nice outdoor sitting areas, and the surrounding area of the Tarn region is absolutely beautiful. Robin and Rosie were amazing hosts (together with Sophie the dog) who made us very welcome and willingly catered for our various needs during the week, providing advice and guidance when we needed it, together with practical support (even booking transport for some of our group). We could not have wished to have stayed anywhere nicer! Thank you Rosie & Robin.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were eight, attending our son's wedding at Chateau de la Vere. Rosie and Robin were welcoming and very helpful to us all and their house is a smashing place to stay. We were lucky to have had the opportunity to spend a week with them.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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The French Country Life is alive and well .

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 weeks and hated to leave . We had become family ,with the luxury of easy communication and shared interests . I can't think of anything we lacked and most needs seemed to be anticipated . We never would have found most of the restaurants on our own and we would have missed some of the more out of the way places which make the experience so special . We will be back !!

Tina and Steve

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A Five Star Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you might want or need was provided, the kitchen was well stocked if you wanted to cook, the beds were very comfortable, the livingroom invited long late night chats and the outside eating area was perfect to enjoy the evening. In addition to wonderful accommodations Rosie and Robin were welcoming hosts! We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a delightful melon. Lots of literature for the area plus Rosie and Robin gave us good direction to the area. The only snag was sometimes a weak wifi signal. I heartily recommend a stay for a wonderful 5 star experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Havre de paix

  • 4 of 5

Très agréable séjour chez Robin et Rosie, tous les deux très accueillants. La maison est beaucoup plus grande que ce qu'elle ne paraît et rénovée avec beaucoup de goût. Elle est très confortable. Le terrain est immense avec une vue magnifique sur les collines alentours.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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stunning converted barn in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Gite, a converted barn, was absolutely fantastic both in standards of accomodation and location. Furnished to a very high standard with everything you need and very clean.

The owners, Robin and Rosie, were great hosts and went out of their way to make us feel at home and introduce us to the friendly and welcoming villagers of Larroque in the Midi Pyrenees.

The surrounding area is ideal for walking, with several villages nearby all with a choice of restaurants, shops and various other points of interest.

Would highly recommend this converted barn to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulouse - Blagnac at 70 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gaillac at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A 20 Junction 59 at Caussade at 26 Kilometres Car: necessary

Larroque nestles in the Vere valley on the edge of the Gresigne Forest (one of the largest oak forests in Europe) in the North West area of The Tarn, between the Gaillac vineyards and the Aveyron Gorges in a tranquil rural area of forests, deep wooded valleys, farms, vineyards and gorges. Larroque is ideally situated between the medieval villages of Bruniquel and Puycelsi (both classified as 'Plus Beaux Villages') to explore the numerous bastide towns and villages which provide this stunning region of South West France with a unique historic character. These medieval towns, each with their own individual style, arcaded market squares with wells or fountains, historic buildings, vibrant weekly markets, local artist galleries and delightful restaurants.

Within a short drive through dramatic gorges, vineyards, forests, rich rolling farmland and sunflowers, one can explore such well known bastides as Cordes sur Ciel, Castelnau de Montmiral, Lisle sur Tarn, Penne and Najac.

Other Activities: table tennis, boule, canoeing, kayaking, pot holing, bird watching, wine tasting RELAXING

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£337
for 4 nights
£591
 
 
Mid Season
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£844
for 7 nights
£844
 
 
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£482
for 5 nights
£675
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

10% reduction for returning clients.
On reservation we request a deposit of 25% to confirm your booking, with the balance being due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be made by Bank transfer or Euro cheque drawn on a French account.

A security deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed at the end of each week. A mid week clean can be arranged

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 135 m²

Bathrooms

  • Ground floor bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Loft ensuite shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Adjacent to the ground floor bedroom, the bathroom has a semi -sunken bath with shower, a toilet and a hand basin with storage cupboard beneath. On the first floor, adjacent to the bedroom, the bathroom has a large walk in shower, a toilet and a hand basin with storage cupboard beneath. It can also be used by the mezzanine bedroom guests. The loft en-suite shower room has a shower, a toilet and a hand basin . A hair dryer, iron and ironing board are supplied.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • First Floor Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Romantic Loft Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Galleried Mezzanine - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • The ground floor bedroom is situated at the rear, with views of the village and rose coloured limestone cliffs. This spacious bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The first floor bedroom with views of the Gresigne Forest, comprises twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. For your additional comfort, both of these rooms have been fitted with fly screens. The romantic loft bedroom is furnished with a double wrought iron bed, bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and en-suite shower room. The galleried mezzanine contains a double and single bed, bedside drawers and lamps and a bookcase with a large selection of books and magazines. All rooms have floor standing cooling fans. A cot is available on request.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The ground floor accommodation has wheelchair access and is also suitable for elderly guests. Bed and Breakfast is available in the farmhouse. Evening meals are available on request and by arrangement.

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