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Manor House Cottage



Updated: 16-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage in Lacroix-Barrez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees, France - On the edge of a small friendly village with shop / Bar and restaurant.

On the edge of a small friendly village with shop / Bar and restaurant. this lovely 2 bedroom cottage is set in the grounds of a manor house with private use of the Gym / Games Room and swimming pool (Pool open May - September).

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Keith Leatherbarrow
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Keith Leatherbarrow

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…

Why Keith Leatherbarrow chose Aveyron


What makes this cottage unique


3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


My French retreat September 2016

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing environment to unwind and recharge, which was the main objective of my vacation. Superb hosts Keith and Karen could not have been any more welcoming and had a wealth of answers to all of my questions about the local area. The cottage has all the creature comforts one can need and the local amenities were suitable for daily supplies. The grounds are well manicured and there are many local walks, villages and places of interest to visit. There are helpful information leaflets at the cottage showing you these places to help you make choices. It is a beautiful part of the world and one that I will be returning to. I will most certainly be visiting the cottage in the Winter to see how beautiful it can be in the snow.

A truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation made all the better by the owners. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

All the very best for the 2017 summer season.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Well what a fabulous cottage, house and grounds to stay and relax in. We, a family of three, booked the cottage, 2 beds with ensuites, and were kindly shown around the fabulous house and can state that both properties have everything you need, and probably more, and are superbly presented. We cannot sing the praises of Keith and Karen enough, they were superb hosts, with Keith kindly waiting up, on our evening of arrival to greet us, with a very welcome cold drink, before showing us around the cottage and its facilities. As Keith and Karen live on site they are always around if you need anything, but otherwise you don't know they are there. The grounds are great with a lovely pool and plenty of areas for sitting relaxing or enjoying something a bit more energetic. The house has a great basement with gym equipment, table football and a pool table, which can be used to while away the hours in the evening or to keep the younger ones entertained.

The location was great, with interesting villages, walks, rivers for kayaking and canoeing all easily accessible. The roads are all in great condition if you fancy yourself a bit of cycling. The local store has everything you could need with a larger supermarket in nearby Mur de Barrez. Well worth a walk around whilst you are there. Again Keith and Karen can advise if there is anything of note going on. During our stay Keith and Karen invited us along to the local Cherry Festival, what a great evening with great company. Expect to be woken at 7am sharp the next morning though!!

The pictures of the property really do show the charm of the property and we would really recommend a stay here.

Please note that Keith and Karen only rent the cottage or the house at one time, unless booked by the same party, so you have no worries about other guests during your stay.

Thanks to Keith & Karen for making this a fantastic holiday. Hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage and we felt very fortunate to be the first to experience this lovely accommodation. Fabulous grounds and pool, it was just the place to chill out and relax which was what we needed. Plenty of pretty villages around, Estaing and Entraygues were among our favorites. This was our first time in this particular area and definitely wont be our last!

Karen and Keith are excellent hosts and are there for you if you need anything.

Certainly recommend this for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests


Although we are nowhere near the coast we have a very large lake with beach 15 mins drive away.


Nearest Airport is Rodez ( 50 mins )


We are on the edge of a small village.. also 8 kilometre from medieval town.

Mur-de-Barrez.. Here there are two supermarkets.. restaurants.. bank etc

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
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 £200

Booking Notes:
deposit of GBP 200:00 payable on booking..(returned 7 days after departure subject to no damage).. Full rental due 1 month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Change of day is usually Saturday. but alternatives can be discussed.

deposit paid on booking and returned at end of stay, 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: 16-Feb-2017


From the Owner


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

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


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bedroom 2 has large bath (see photos) - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • En-Suite with bedroom 1. bedroom 2 has large modern Bath


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1 has Super King size bed with en-suite. bedroom 2 has king size bed.. we have baby cot's available if needed Bedroom 2 has also Super King size bed and large bath with small wash room and W/C .. plus a separate dressing room.


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome


  • Outside: The cottage is set in 7 acres (2.5 acres of paddock) 1 acre of Wild flower meadow.. Heated swimming pool (private use) Barbecue and outside dining area. Utility Room: 2 separate washing machine and Large tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We include bed linen - bath towels and beach towels for use around the pool. All changed weekly… we also supply hairdryers and soap

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