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Beautiful Stone Farmhouse With Heated Pool And Views Across Rolling Countryside

Bedrooms 5
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 Gondrin near Condom, Gers, Midi Pyrenees - Tranquil Surroundings With Many Pretty Medieval Villages Within Easy Reach

The house is a traditional farmhouse, and is extremely spacious. The rooms have great character with lovely exposed beams and stone walls. It can comfortably sleep 12 to 16 people. There are 3 bathrooms and a cloakroom. Please call to discuss your requirements with us, as the accommodation is very flexible. There is a large fenced saline heated pool (12x6m), and a games room to keep the children happy, and plenty of outside space to explore. The locality is rich in history, and there are many pretty medieval villages within easy reach. Barrusclet is situated down a long track off a quiet country road. We are 3km from the village of Gondrin. Here you will find a boulangerie, small supermarket, and very helpful tourist information. The village also has a huge outdoor pool, with lots of fun for all the family, and two tennis courts. The larger towns of Condom and Eauze are 10 mins by car and they offer larger supermarkets and plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Gill Wooldridge
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Gill Wooldridge

Hi there. We are Gill and Mark Wooldridge, proud and lucky owners of Barrusclet, our beautiful Gascon farmhouse. We have been married for nearly thirty years, and have two grown up sons. We share our time between Barrusclet in the Gers and Stourbridge in the West Midlands. We enjoy being outdoors, cycling, walking, skiing and playing tennis. I like to cook, read and play the piano, and Mark likes to have a 'project' on the go. We both like to entertain and spend time with our family and friends. Barrusclet is a place where we can do all the above, and more. The warm climate and tranquility are a tonic to our busy English lives.

Gill Wooldridge purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Gill Wooldridge chose Gers

Mid-forties, mid-life crisis! Love affair perhaps? Yes, but a love affair with another country and culture, with another place. A cold, dismal, wet February, and we are in Gascony meeting an estate agent. We have taken total leave of our senses and are trudging round houses and land, some grand, some homely, and some barely habitable. Finally, at the end of a long track off a quiet country lane, we find Barrusclet. There are trees growing on the inside, the walls are tumbling in, and nature is rampantly reclaiming her territory. We are captivated. What an adventure to embark upon. Two years later and there has been a transformation. A stone farmhouse with pale green shutters, surrounded by tranquil countryside welcomes her first guests. We love the pace and simplicity of rural life here.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The Gers is an unspoilt destination, well served by several airports, and good road links. The countryside is wonderful, with endless vineyards and sunflowers. It is a very relaxing destination, but there is also a huge variety of things to do within easy reach. Some people have loved the location so much that they have barely left the grounds, lazing by the pool, reading, happy with friends or their own company. Others have set to and visited villages and monuments, vineyards and restaurants, gone horse-riding, go-carting, played golf and tennis, and then come home for a cool dip in the pool. The games room is a great bonus on a wet day. There is something for everyone here. Generally the summer evenings are lovely enough to sit out until late and watch the stars come out one by one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A wonderful conversion! Beautiful spacious rooms with top quality fittings and furniture. What a location! Loved the rural countryside, villages, a real french haven of peace with mainly locals. Pool absolutely superb - water beautiful and clean. Finally the host/hostess, Mark and Gill were great. Lovely people! Thanks a lot, Glenys and John xx".

"Our children summed this magical place up one evening. They suggested that 'through the courtyard gateway you could be in Narnia'. We have had a most wonderful holiday and will spread the word like mad! Thank you so much, Steve, Ali, George and Emily".

"The house is beautiful,the bed was comfortable, the pool was fun and our vacation here very relaxing! It was a pleasure to stay here. Au Revoir, Charlotte and Joakim".
Jan 2009
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Beautifully restored farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Barrusclet is quite simply a stunning house that has been beautifully restored by its owners Mark & Gill. The heated pool is delightfully refreshing after a leisurely bike ride along quite country lanes. The house is equipped with everything that you could possible need. We stayed in a party of 10, two families with older teenagers who made full use of the fantastic games room, pool area and bikes. Pretty villages are within a 15/20 min drive in particular lunch in Fources & local market in Eauze on Thursday morning. Mark and Gill are great hosts with plenty of local knowledge. We loved it and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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This was one of the best holiday properties we have stayed in, very well equipped, fabulous pool!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 13, but there is so much space in the house and grounds it never felt crowded. It's private in a great location near to some lovely villages. The water park in Gondrin was great for the kids and young at heart! Mark and Gill were very helpful in providing information before we went and checking we were ok. Thank you for sharing this lovely place and for providing the bikes for our use, that was a real bonus with the cycle track close by. Would definitely recommend! 👍👍👍

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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A wonderful property in a wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay in a wonderful property – things only get this good with a lot of thought and effort, which began with the restoration and continues with wonderful touches like a welcome basket of everything you need but didn't have time to pick up on he way and a salt water pool solar-warmed to perfection. Seven of us stayed, ranging from 9 to 85 years old, including two teenagers: nobody wanted to leave; everyone agreed that next year we will come again only for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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A lovely tranquil, rural retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples with two of us celebrating birthdays. The house was everything we hoped for; spacious beautifully furnished and totally relaxing. The heated pool was a massive bonus, and in fact we spent a good deal of the week luxuriating in and around it. The canopy shade is an excellent concept and very much appreciated in the heat of the day. Because the house and grounds were so accommodating we didn't venture far, though Laressingle and Fources were fascinating and extremely attractive villages. Mike and Beryl couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Altogether a really enjoyable relaxing experience

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Wonderful French Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This property is superb being a mixed group with nine adults and three children under four it was perfect. A lot of thought has gone into the renovation of the original building resulting in a very spacious and stylish home. Home being the main impression and due to all the facilities and comfort it was not like any old holiday let!

The surrounding countryside is very pretty lots of lush green trees and the nearby town of Condom and Eauze are good for food and evenings out

You will most definitely need a car to explore although bikes are provided for the more energetic in your group

The weather was changeable although unseasonable however the games room which is huge kept everyone happy during the showers

A trip to the one of many Chateaux

for wine tasting is a great way to pass the time too in fact if it had been glorious sunshine everyday we probably would have spent the whole week at the house in the pool!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Fantastic farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything one needs for a wonderful family or friend's vacation! Plenty of shared space and lots of room to spread out , very comfortable beds, great kitchen - well stocked, bikes, games, a game room. Close to everything one needs and yet the setting is peaceful and relaxing and just beautiful! We weren't able to use the pool as it was too early in the spring but it is large and heated. The woodburner worked wonderfully and adds heat and coziness to the home. Everything has been thought of and provided for - it is clear that the restoration was a true labor of love! Mark and Gill are wonderfully responsive owners always available but never intrusive. Highly recommend for a fabulous stay in Gascony!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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8 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices 2017
Low £900 - £1200
Mid £1200 - £2300
Peak £3000

Discounts for smaller groups, long term lets, and short breaks considered in off-peak season. These can be very generous, depending on how busy we are, so please do enquire. Also arrival and departure times can be more flexible on short off-peak breaks and depend on what other bookings we have. We are usually happy for guests to arrive earlier and leave later if there is not an adjacent booking to consider so please ask.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are generally Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time after 4pm and departure time before 10am please. Outside peak times we may be prepared to be flexible on arrival times and dates. Please contact us for details.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Possibility of longer lets in off-peak times.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Gondrin in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master En-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main House Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet
  • 3 Bathrooms in total. One house bathroom with bath, wc, basin and separate shower enclosure. One ensuite to the master bedroom with bath/shower, wc and basin. One shower room with wc and basin. 1 Downstairs WC. With hand basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Room for another single. Large double bed = UK Kingsized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , This room has space for an extra single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/16 (5 Bedrooms) Please note that a Large double bed is a UK kingsized bed. We also have two large cots available. The bedrooms are all large and can accommodate a cot. We are able to use the small lounge/music room as an additional bedroom if requested and agreed in advance. There is an extra double bed available for this room, but no other bedroom furniture. Notes on bedrooms: 1. Kingsize bed, daybed and room for an extra single bed with en-suite bathroom. 2. Kingsize bed and single, With en-suite shower room. 3. Kingsize bed with single bed and daybed. 4. Kingsize bed. 5. Double bed and room for single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 15 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Outside: The house is set within its own 40 acres which is a mixture of garden, farmland (mostly hayfields) and oak woodland. The natural world is truly on the doorstep, and we regularly see deer, red squirrels, birds of prey, owls, bats, a huge variety of insect life, lizards, wild flowers and so it goes on. Our nearest neighbours grow vines and sunflowers and make hay. This really is an amazingly private and idyllic place to be. An evening BBQ beneath the stars, or a lazy lunch under the shade of our beautiful magnolia tree are perfect ways to relax on your holiday. Plenty of garden chairs and tables are available for you to use, as well as a hammock to lie back and dream in. The Roman style 12m by 6m heated swimming pool is within view of the house and has views across open countryside. It is fenced and gated to comply with French regulations. There is a generous tiled terrace with a gazebo to offer shelter from the midday sun, and plenty of sun loungers. Utility Room: There is a separate laundry with a washing machine and a tumble dryer, plus iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen are provided. Please bring pool towels. There is a complimentary welcome basket with essentials like tea, coffee, milk, bread, jam, wine, etc. The house will be clean when you arrive, and we ask that you leave it in a similar condition. Arrival and departure times: Arrival time is from 4pm onwards, and please leave by 10am on your day of departure. Other: There is a large well equipped games room, with table tennis, pool, darts, table football, board games and jigsaws and toys for younger children. There is also a large selection of about 15 bikes available to our guests and these are stored in the barn.

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