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Converted Barn With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Converted Barn in Cours, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful Location In A Quiet Hamlet, Within A National Parc

Fantastic stone contemporary barn conversion with its own private pool. It is very modern inside and exceptionally well equipped with everything you may need. You enter the barn upstairs, walking over a drawbridge to the open planned living area and kitchen. The kitchin has stainless steel freestanding units, masses of cupboard space and a very large dining table which can accommodate over 8 people. The living area is very large with plenty of comfortable seating. The large television receives all English free view channels and more.

Stairs lead downstairs to the bedrooms, all with doors that open out onto the pool terrace, and where you have a view of the treetops below. The master bedroom is large and has an gorgeous ensuite shower room. There are two further bedroom , one with 2 single beds, the other with a kingsize double. There is a family bathroom and a utility room that leads out from it. The utility room has a washer dryer, iron and ironing board and all cleaning products that may be needed.

Outside there is a large terrace with a 10m by 5m private swimming pool. This is newly built and has 3 deep steps leading down to a 1.5m pool. There are ample sun loungers and seats available to enjoy this very sunny terrace. On a higher terrace there is a dining area with plenty of seating for all. There is a gas BBQ also available. A covered barn provides storage for all garden equipment.

More Details

Sarah Hanlon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Sarah Hanlon

This property was purchased by 4 brothers in 2013. They run a large family business in a small village in Bedfordshire. The firm also has property lets in London, Covent Garden.

Sarah Hanlon purchased this barn in 2013

Why Sarah Hanlon chose Cours

The property was purchased in France because of the families love of the area. When it's not rented the home is is used by the large extended family.

What makes this barn unique

The uniqueness of the property is what drew the family to it. It was so not what they were thinking of buying, but with one visit, they knew it was the one for them. The openness of the upstairs and the quality of the design, stands out as soon as you enter it. The location is beautiful for walks and the peace and quiet is just what is needed. A pool was built in 2013, making it a fantastic place for a family holiday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cours in Lot

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite wet room, to bedroom 1, with double sinks. Seperate wc. Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large Master bedroom with 6ft bed. Bedroom 2 with a king size bed, Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Outside: Large sun terrace with newly built private pool 5x10 metres and 5ft deep, with full width steps which have been designed with enough depth to allow you to sit on them in comfort, and makes for easy entry and exit. The pool has an electric safety cover, when not in use. At the end of the sun terrace is a rough mown lawn with a number of fruit, olive and oak trees. The middle terrace has a large outside dining table which is placed in front of an big open barn. A gas BBQ is also based near by. Plenty of seating is provided along with comfortable loungers, and parasols. The top terrace offers parking for up to 2 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine/ tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included (not pool towels)


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Converted Barn With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this beautiful converted barn was everything described on the site and much much more. The surrounding area is just beautiful. The barn itself has everything you could wish for and more. The lower level allows direct access to the pool and garden. The open plan kitchen and living area on the upper level has been cleverly designed, it really does have the wow factor. We just loved sitting out at night listening to the crickets and owls, it was so peaceful. The owners show a genuine interest for their guests, before and whilst on holiday. A few weeks before our holiday we received a detailed information pack, including directions, local information and even recommended dog walks!! In conclusion, we had a fabulous stay and would have no hesitation in recommending this property. The only downside was leaving!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this wonderful review x
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Perfect Downtime Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first contact with owners Sarah and Richard online through to our arrival at "Haute Terre" our experience was warm, genuine and friendly. Every detail has been thoughtfully organised so we knew exactly how to get to the property and find supermarkets, local shops and more. Haute Terre itself is very tastefully and comfortably furnished and so spacious it truly felt for the week we were there, like a "Home away from Home". The Pool was a welcome relief after the fabulous sunshine and hours spent lazing around the pool getting the best tan I've had in years! We made full use of the BBQ and dined outside frequently... It's location is superb and we made two day trips to Cahors and to Saint Circ Lapopie, we could have done so much more but I found it hard to drag myself away from what was the most relaxing/de-stressing holiday ever! I can't wait to come back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. Thanks again Sarah and Richard for a fabulous summer idyll! Janine, Ant, Ingrid and Belle x

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

All you need for a wonderful holiday: the house, the pool, the surroundings, everything was just perfect!

We are a family of five spending two weeks at Haute Terres, and we all loved it. There is so much to see

and to do in the region, or just relax at the house. You cannot ask for more! We will love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic place for rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This property was all it promised to be and more. I would have no hesitation in recommending it. We travelled as a family of 4 including our two sons (20 &16) needing a real break and we were able to unwind and restore ourselves! We had wall to wall sunshine so the pool area was just perfect for us. We had lots of BBQs with delicious food bought at the market in Cahor. Locals shops are a 15 minute drive away where you can get fresh bread, meat, fruit and vegetables. We canoed, walked, swam, star gazed, visited villages and a chateaux. The owners were very helpful and easy to contact.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfektes Haus, schöne Umgebung!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche hier verbracht. Sauberes sehr gut ausgestattetes Haus. Perfekter Pool! Nette, hilfsbereite Vermieter.

Sehr empfehlenswert!

Wir waren begeistert und haben uns wohlgefühlt!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Brive airport 50 miles . Bergerac airport 75 miles. Rodez airport 71miles Toulouse airport 80miles. Bordeaux airport 135 miles.


Vers - restaurant- bar- bread- local mini store - 5 miles

Lamagdelaine-restaurant-bar-bread 6 miles

Cahors (Capital of the Lot region) -hypermarket- everything - 11 miles

St Cirq Lapopie - historic town -16 miles

Figeac - historic market town -32 miles

Sarlat - historic market town - 34 miles

Rocamadour - historic town - 32 miles

Further Details:

This holiday home is ideal for those who love peace and quiet, enjoy walking, cycling, wine tours, canoeing/boating on the Lot river and visiting the historic towns of the Lot Valley.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Cours, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season 3
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 3
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Mid season 4
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 4
6 Oct 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 1
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 2
1 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 4
31 Aug 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 5
5 Oct 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required initially and full payment is required 6 weeks before. A £200 returnable security deposit is also required before you arrive.
Changeover Day:
Change over day is usually Sunday, but we can be flexible. Arrival is from 4pm and departure is by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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