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Converted Barn With Pool Near Penne

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Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Converted Barn in Penne, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Spectacular Views Of Medieval Penne And The Aveyron Gorges

Overlooking the dramatic gorges of the Aveyron river, our 260 year old barn has been sensitively renovated to offer you a relaxing holiday in this idyllic part of rural France. 10m by 5m pool shared with owners.

Overlooking the dramatic gorges of the Aveyron river, our 260 year old barn has been sensitively renovated to offer you a relaxing holiday in this idyllic part of rural France. 10m by 5m pool shared with owners.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kate and Justin bought this property 20 years ago in a very dilapidated state and have been making improvements ever since culminating in the recent conversion of our barn. During the summer we live in the farmhouse and are on hand to offer any assistance you may need. We are very discreet and you don't have to see us if you don't want to!

Our neighbours (all French) have always been interested in our renovations. They are very aware of the beauty of their surroundings and are supportive of our efforts to preserve this while carrying out improvements.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Captivated by the scenery and tranquillity around us – a difficult place to leave, seriously considered becoming squatters. Wonderful weather.” Liz and David

“I’m an 'expert' on scenery and great views – you’ve got ‘em a’plenty. The local bastides are breathtaking….. .Take lots of photos ‘cos your friends won’t believe you when you try and tell them what it looked like. Go for the Gaillac Rose – it’s great!!” Robin and Pippa

“A perfect way to unwind and relax. Wonderful scenery, friendly people, unexpected treasures in every village. Try conoeing in St Antonin followed by lunch at Carre des Gourmets and the market on Sunday.”
Jan 2011
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4 Reviews

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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a friend in early September. The weather was wonderful every day but one, when we stayed in the barn playing silly games and watching the clouds hover over the valley - very beautiful.

The owners, Kate and Justin, were staying in the 'big house' while we were there, though we were hardly aware of them, and had to search them out to invite them over for a drink when they answered all our questions with patience and humour - they are really nice! We spent a lot of time by the pool which has fantastic views. Local walks are lovely and we ate out a few times in some fabulous restaurants, though mostly we made use of the very well equipped kitchen. There is a great market on Sunday mornings in St Antonin - about 20 mins away by car, and the castles at Bruniquel, which is also nearby, make an easy, enjoyable excursion. A very relaxing holiday and I'm definitely going back again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday and wished we could have stayed longer. A beautiful house with everything you could possibly need and views to die for over the Aveyron Gorge. The property is surrounded by amazing scenery, historic medieval villages and towns, daily markets, kayaking, river swimming and beautiful walks. The owners are lovely and bent over backwards to help us. Would definitely go back.....,,

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place if you want to get away from it all and find some peace and quiet. We loved the beautiful pool area, with spectacular views across the valley; it is perfect for relaxing during the day and eventually watching the sunset in the evening.

When feeling more energetic, we enjoyed a family day out canoeing on the river Aveyron. In addition, to the local villages and places of historical interest, the city of Albi is well worth a visit, with its magnificent cathedral, museums, shops and restaurants.

The accommodation is light and airy, comfortable, clean and well equipped; also with wonderful views.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Barn. The views were wondeful, the swimming pool got sun all day and was well-maintained, and there was more than enough to do in the surrounding area, despite being a bit "off the beaten path." The kitchen was the best we've had in all our years of renting houses. We love to cook, so this was of particular importance for us! The furniture was comfortable and everything was clean and well-taken care of.

We were fortunate enough to have Justin & Kate there while we were staying there, and we couldn't have asked for better hosts. They are simply a lovely couple.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Penne at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Mediterranean coast about 3 hours drive away.

Travel:

Toulouse airport (BA and Easyjet) 1 hour.

Rodez airport (Ryanair) 1 1/2 hours.

Easy access from A20 autoroute via Caussade.

Distances:

Penne - 5 minute drive (medieval bastide village with ruined castle open to the public, shop, bar). Other Bastide towns in the vicinity.

St Antonin Noble Val - 15 minutes (unspoilt Roman town, Sunday market).

Montauban - 35 minutes (capital of Tarn et Garonne).

Gaillac - 35 minutes (wine producing centre).

Cordes sur ciel - 30 minutes (bastide walled town, popular tourist centre).

Albi - 55 minutes (Toulouse Lautrec museum and superb cathedral).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
15 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrive after 4.30pm. Leave before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for one week rentals. We offer a 5% discount for rentals of 2 or more weeks.
Our commune also requires us to collect Taxe de Sejour on their behalf. This is 50 euro cents per adult per night. Children under 18 are exempt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with wc, bath and shower cubicle.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed or two singles, Double sofa bed in large main living room.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Wireless broadband access included. Free use of telephone to landlines in Europe on request. Outside: Outside area with table and chairs suitable for barbecues or just sitting enjoying the view. The 10 x 5 metre salt water pool has plenty of space for relaxing on loungers. Sunshades are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included and washed between lets. Please bring your own towels.

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