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Spacious and Well Equipped Farmhouse With Private Pool Set In 45 Acres

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse in Boussan, Nr. Aurignac, Midi Pyrenees

Perfect for exclusive rental by extended families or groups of friends alike, everyone will find a corner of our 40 acres to fall in love with. Enjoy the huge garden with orchard, herbs, terraces, BBQ and luxury heated pool that has 13 hours of sun a day. The courtyard is bordered by beautiful 13th century barns and our woods with trails, swings and dens plus our meadows provide fun and interest for all ages. The imposing restored stone farmhouse with its beamed ceilings and pantile roof boasts an environment that is both comfortable and practical. The large kitchen is perfect for cooking up a feast if the BBQ maestro is off duty. If it is your night off, can I recommend you take advantage of the sun setting over the Perron Valley from the south terrace, curl up with a book or game in the reading room or play a gentle game of boule in the courtyard? If you prefer to eat out, there are some restaurants less than 15 minutes away.

Luke March
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Luke March

Sarah and I live near Salisbury in Wiltshire where since I retired from a career in business I now have non executive roles in health and heritage organisations. With our two sons we rented houses all over France for our annual holidays. Now that they have embarked on their own careers we decided to acquire a property which we could not only use on a more regular basis to share with our friends but which would also be available for others to use.

Luke March purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Luke March chose Haute-Garonne

We have always admired this area as it is not only peaceful and genuinely French but it also very accessible for communication links to the mountains and the sea, in addition to its closeness to Toulouse and the motorway network.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse is just five minutes from Aurignac which has a range of excellent shops and most important of all three boulangeries. The property is very spacious with 7 bedrooms and 4 shower/bath rooms and yet is still comfortable so that it is ideal from our experience for hosting family groups of all ages and for smaller groups. It has a large garden with delightful eating areas and a heated pool, and sits in an area of over 40 acres of fields and woodland. As two bedrooms and a bathroom are situated on the ground floor there is good access for disabled guests. The property now also includes a separate one bedroom converted barn for further guests or helpers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Photos can’t really do Esbayles justice and we all loved the house, gardens and had a thoroughly relaxing week, thank you" CJ Smith

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for allowing us to use Esbayles. We had an excellent week - the location was perfect and the house fantastic!" B Szatkowska

"Just to say that we had a fabulous fortnight at Esbayles. We did very little travelling as we were so happy sitting by the pool. The house was beautifully presented and we had no complaints. We will recommend Esbayles to all of our friends! So thank you once again" - The Naismith Family.

"We had a marvellous time at Esbayles, thank you for the opportunity to holiday there for our 2 weeks. Everything went smoothly and we loved the house, grounds and surrounding area. The short travel time to the Pyrenees was also a real bonus! This was about our 8th holiday to France and the most enjoyed of all of them." Ian and Sarah.
Jan 2006
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Lots of space - an impressive house

  • 5 of 5

The children loved having space to run around and a play room full of toys. The fire made the lounge cosy and the huge table was great for two families to socialise around. Would love to see the place in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review as this is the first time we have had guests over Christmas and New Year. And we much look forward to welcoming you in the Summer!
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Ideal house for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating my husband's 70th birthday, and had all the family, 14 of us, staying at Esbayles. It was perfect for us - each family (we have 3 children, with their families) had their separate 'patch' with bathroom and privacy. Everything about the house was comfortable and well appointed, even supplying swimming towels, and the pool was the highlight, where the children spent most of their time. We hardly went out, except to buy croissants for breakfast, but we did eat at The White Hart in Aurignac (don't remember the French name, but that's the translation), which was good, if mildly eccentric - Madame photographs all guests and then emails them the mugshots - but avoid their home-made pate - it's TERRIBLY expensive. Esbayles is an interesting historical site, and the mayor has the history, but in August of course he wasn't there! Esbayles gave us a wonderful holiday - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your generous review and we are delighted that your family celebration was clearly such a success.
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful charming farm house in a picturesque setting. Group of nine enjoyed the ample space and fantastic facilities for a brilliant week. Location is great with only a 50 minute drive from Toulouse. Will certainly be looking at a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your encouraging and comprehensive review.
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Esbayles - a fantastic place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this large, comfortable , homely place with a great pool and lovely surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your encouraging comments about our home and facilities which we continue to improve including a reconditioned pool and a renovated one bedroom barn.
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A spacious, well-appointed and picturesque retreat

  • 4 of 5

Interested in the rifle ports in the walls of the main house and the dates on the SW and SE facades seemed to differ by 1 year - intriguing. Thought the place was great although the courtyard could have been a little more tidily presented. Would have been interested to read something about the history of the house and nearby castle, like the informative background on Aurignac and area in the visitor notes. However, we were mainly there for the weather and to laze around by the pool and that really worked for all of us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most grateful for these suggestions especially those regarding the history of the property and the nearby castle which we will address.
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Ideal for extended families

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxed holiday here. We were a little apprehensive about the title "Luxury" - this can often mean impeccable decoration and furnishings not really suitable for young children - but here it just meant comfort. We particularly appreciated the badminton court and the large outdoor seating areas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most grateful for these helpful comments and indeed our house is designed to be most comfortable and well equiped for parties of any size. During this year we have improved the outside entertainment space above the pool, and we have just completed the renovation of La Porcherie for further accommodation next year.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £423

Booking Notes:
Upon verbal confirmation we will send a booking form and request a non returnable deposit. The final payment, with returnable damage deposit is due 90 days prior to holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday although some flexibility outside of school holidays.

Notes on prices:
An additional supplement will be required for party sizes of more than 10.
Prices and length of stay are negotiable for smaller parties out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Boussan in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Ensuite shower rooms 1 shared shower room (between 2 rooms) 1 shared bathroom (between 2 rooms) Separate wc
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , In separate converted barn with shower and living room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master(super kingsize) connecting to... Large twin rm + ensuite shwr/rm Bedroom 3 superkingsize (shares shwr/rm with rm 4) Bedroom 4 large triple rm Bedroom 5 kingsize bed & ensuite Bedroom 6 kingsize bed (shares bath/rm with rm 7) Bedroom 7 twin
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This property and its facilities are ideally suited for families of all ages. Outside: 45 acres of garden, woodland and meadows. Private swimming pool 10x5m with infant security. Barns containing table tennis and outdoor games equipment etc. Outdoor poolside furniture, swings, hammocks. Large teak garden table & 12 chairs. South facing terrace. Large courtyard & boules; perfect for sun down! Utility Room: Washing machine room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included: 100% cotton, white bedlinen. Bath towels. Swimming towels. Linen changed mid rental for 2 week bookings. Shopping can also be organised in advance.

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