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Manor House In 7 Acres With Private Pool



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Manor House in Lacroix-Barrez, Aveyron, Midi Pyrennes, France - On The Edge Of A Small Friendly Village

Beautiful French Manor House set in 7 acres of park land. In the foothills of the Massif Central. Close to a medieval town/chateau and river.6 bedrooms (king size plus one Emperor bed and two singles) Private heated 28 deg pool. Gym and Games room. Hot Tub (38 deg)…. pizza / bread oven… weekly outdoor Cinema….Outdoor dining area's (we have more than one) New Webber Barbeque

wild flower meadow….. relax..unwind and chill out…(local wine 4 euro's a bottle)

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Both Karen and I live on the estate. we are here to provide you with an unforgettable holiday. Several of our guests have been coming back year after year.

We clean the pool daily and feed the horses but apart from that you will see as little or as much of us as you desire…

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Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


I was lost in france

  • 5 of 5

Wir wollten Südfrankreich kennenlernen und haben uns hier her 'verirrt'

Was für ein Empfang durch das freundliche Ehepaar !

Was für ein geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus!

Die Schlafzimmer haben jedes sein eigenes Ambiente, die Badezimmer sind stilvoll und vor allem auf neuestem Standard und sauber. Der Aufenthaltsraum lässt keine Wünsche offen und die Küche ist für selbstverpfleger ideal.

Wir haben bereits für das nächste Jahr gebucht um mit unserer Familie unseren runden Geburtstag zu feiern.

Die Umgebung gibt uns viel zu erkunden die Landschaft ist phantastisch.

Danke für ein paar tolle Tage hier

Gerhard und Rita F. aus stuttgart

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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In petit Peru du paradis

  • 5 of 5

Glorious in every respect. The setting and surrounding countryside is fantastic. The Leatherbarrows must be the most hospitable hosts ever. The stay was huge fun especially the kayaking trip and the village organised walk/run to the stunningly situated Chateau du Avalon. The village hall shindig afterwards was a hoot even though it was conducted in French and we had no idea what was going on! Fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Manor House several times over the past few years and have yet to be disappointed. From travelling with teenagers and pulling in all the local attractions, including the Millau Bridge, to a quiet weekend away to escape the hustle and stress of our working lives, Lacroix Barrez has it all.

The setting is idyllic, the house roomy with all your home comforts and more (unfortunately we've no pool at home!) and the location perfect for exploring rural France at its best.

As hosts, Keith and Karen are warm and friendly and on hand to provide advice or help with anything you require but can also be invisible if peace, tranquility and solitude are the order of the day.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending families or groups of varying sizes to stay hear to enjoy one of the best holiday experiences possible. We shall definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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happy holidays

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, extremely well equipped house. Lovely decor and furniture. Perfect for the family-lots of space and outdoor activities. Would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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What an amazing stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had heard of the property through a personal recommendation - we are so glad that we took it up because this was wonderful place to stay!!!

An idyllic setting, and a genuinely lovely traditional French property - baroque styling, lovely grounds and aspect, and makes wonderful place to stay for large groups (or smaller ones!)

The property itself is set in a nice village and the house is tastefully furnished. The cottage has also been furnished to a high standard and although we did not stay in same, it would make an ideal retreat for a small family etc.

All the necessary amenities are provided and overall it was a most relaxing and enjoyable stay.

A final word to Keith and Karen, who are courteous owners and handled the whole booking process most efficiently.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Review of Lacroix Barrez

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful holiday destination that we have ever stayed in. The house, the gardens, the pool, the village, the Gorges du Lot, it has it all. And that is without mentioning the generosity and kindness of the owners, Keith and Karen. They treat their guests as friends and are so helpful in ensuring that their guests are having a great time. The house has it all. It is so good that we have stayed there five successive years. We have had such wonderful memories with our parents and our children in this beautiful home. If you manage to book the Manoir in Lacroix Barrez you will have the Gods and the sun shining on you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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From the Owner

We bought the Manor house back in 2007.. This came with a cottage and barn both in need of some renovation. The cottage has been completely refurbished (2013/14) And the Barn 2015/16…

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rodez at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village Bar Tabak (not very busy) at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking, horse riding, Kayak's available. rafting, cycling, Fishing all in local area. In our part of the Cantel there are several signed walks of around 5 - 10 kilometers with amazing scenery:


Although we are nowhere near the beach there is a large lake with beach 6-8km away.


55 mins drive from Rodez airport. 8 hour drive from Dieppe. 9 hours from Calais.


On the edge of a very friendly village with shop and small bar only 100m from front gates. village hotel has great inexpensive restaurant.we are 8km from small medieval town with great restaurants, two small supermarkets and bank.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas - New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
£250 deposit per week at time of booking (repayable in full within 7 days after your holiday subject to no damage/breakages). Full rental payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays arrival after 4pm departure before 10am: but flexible out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds (we also accept euros at the prevailing exchange rate). Long lets on request. Possible weekend rates out of season £750 (3 nights). 5% discount for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Security deposit at booking.. returned at end on holiday subject to no major breakages... Full rental due one month before arrival.

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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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Complete privacy.. the estate has electric gates lock yourselves away and relax.. Alternatively we have fantastic scenery on the door step (see photos) we can provide bikes (we have 15).. Kayaks (2) . Our part of France is known for is amazing walks. lakes rivers.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 main bathrooms both with showers. (1 with Large Jacuzzi) 1 en-suite.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) we can also accommodate another 4 people in our cottage please see ref FR24823 (note special rates apply when both properties are booked together) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 7' four poster Bedroom 2 with 6'6’ four poster and en-suite Bedroom 3 with 6' French rattan bed (Japan room). Bedroom 4 and 5 with 6' French Rattan beds. Bedroom 6 with two single sleigh beds.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is a no smoking property. Fully equipped gym. Running machine and weights concept 2 rowing machine etc. Many out door games golf/croquet etc. Also an assortment of bicycles available for guests use. Outside: 12m x 5m heated swimming pool. For private use only. Gas barbecue. Fire pit. 12 Loungers: tables and chairs. Outdoor tables, tennis table: lawn croquet: small golf driving range inc clubs and balls. Utility Room: Two washing machines and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Sun loungers and beach towels provided for use by the pool. Other: TV/music room with large LCD TV, Sky, Playstation, DVDs, videos and a piano. Games room: pool table: table football etc. gym: fully equipped with running machine: rowing machine: exercise bike and york multi gym. We have an assortment of bicycles.

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