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18th Century House with large converted barn and heated pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House full of character with barn and heated pool in a tranquil village

18th Century House with 6 bedrooms, 4 shower rooms with wc ( one also with small bath for children). There is also a large barn, a covered terrace and a 10x5 heated swimming pool, set in half an acre of south facing gardens with a great climbing frame for children.

The kitchen is well equipped for large parties. There are two large fridges and two dishwashers. There is a brand new 5 ring gas gooker with large electric oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave.

The lounge has large comfortable sofas a TV with UK Freeview channels and Radio. There is a playstation with some games and a selection of DVDs. There are numerous books.

There is a large covered terrace with plenty of seating for 15 people.

The top floor of the barn has been converted into a huge and fantastic covered outdoor space. There are huge sofas, a table tennis table, bar football and a dart board.

The pool is heated and south facing, terraced all round and plenty of good quality loungers and umbrellas. It has an electric cover for safety. There is also a pool alarm.

For children there is a large water slide and a playpark at the bottom of the garden.

More Details

Alan Young
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Lespugue

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - shower enclosure
  • Bedrooms 1 and two share a Jack and Jill ensuite. There are two bathrooms on the first floor, one with bath, both with wc and shower enclosures. The barn has a shower room and separate wc. The pool has a solar shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Ideal for children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 single bed , Ideal for children
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Perfect for teenagers
    Bedroom 7 - 2 child bed , under the eves
  • Bedroom 6 is in the barn conversion. It has its own wc and shower. Bedroom 7 is under the eves and is only really suitable for children. It is separated from the hall by a curtain rather than doors.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is well equipped for large groups. The house is rustic, but the electrics, appliances and plumbing are all modern. The electric supply to the house is stable, power outages are rare. The kitchen has a brand new 5 ring gas hob with electric oven. The lounge has tv with satellite giving uk freeview channels and radio. There is wireless broadband. The wonderful barn has huge sofas, table tennis and table football. It provides a haven from the heat, somewhere to spend any wet days and a fantastic place to sit in the evenings. There are numerous games, toys and bikes around the place. There is a large covered terrace with adequate dining facilities for large parties. There are two fridges and two dishwashers.


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18th Century House with large converted barn and heated pool
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Rustic farmhouse in rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time, swam everyday, did local walks & just enjoyed family time together. Ben, caretaker, was most helpful informing us of local amenities & was helpful when one of the children was ill. Thoroughly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place for large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a week in late July/August. As a family group aged between 2 and 73 there was something for everyone. The house is very well equipped and was a fabulous place to stay. The outside areas are magnificent and we spent most days by the pool, BBQing dinner and sitting outside under the stars until bedtime. We took walks in the local area to a gorge and along the river where the children paddled. We also visited the market in Boulogne sur Gesse. This is a great place as there are so many different areas and things to keep adults and children happy. The barn is cool and the table tennis and darts were very popular. Bikes available was a nice touch.

The kitchen has everything any cook could need and more and the teenagers loved having their own space in the annexe. We felt at home here and were welcomed and shown round by Ben who has a wealth of local knowledge.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful property with so much character and space.

  • 5 of 5

Recently back from a wonderful week in Lespugue.

We were a mixed party of two families - one with two young boys and ourselves with teenagers.

The property had so much space for the 8 of us. We had a choice of bedrooms and there were so many spaces for people to have quiet time or to have fun together. Our 17 year old particularly enjoyed the en suite bedroom in the converted barn!

The house overall was like staying in a friend's much-loved house. It was fantastically equipped - everything was where you thought it should be.

It was incredibly clean throughout but very homely and welcoming at the same time.

We enjoyed dawn and midnight swims in the beautifully clean, secluded, warm pool; amazing stargazing lying in the pretty and large garden, fun games and relaxation in the top of the barn, cycle rides (with the bikes from the barn) to the boulangerie in Blajan (4km) and many fantastic meals around the table and BBQs.

We ventured the 8k into Boulogne a few times (where there are two supermarkets, pharmacy, banks, post office & fuel) and enjoyed the cafes and market (Wed morning), followed by fun at the outdoor pools and slide (there are eating places there but they're also happy for you to take a picnic in). We took a day trip to Spain (approx 1 hour to the border) and had a lovely meal in Vielha - a pretty touristy town with amazing views and walks off into the mountains, also many restaurants.

One evening we had a really good reasonably priced meal at Le Lias in Molas (about 20mins) North of Lespugue. The restaurant was recommended by Ben who met us at the property on the first day, was really helpful and informative and on the end of the phone if we needed anything.

Alan Young was communicative and friendly from the start and thanks to him, everything was as we expected and more.

We would definitely recommend the house and next time we would hope to book at least a fortnight!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Allan the owner was a pleasure to deal with from the start his communication was first class and nothing was too much trouble for him.

When we arrived we were met by Ben who is the local guy who deals with the property, he has a wealth of knowledge about the area he can share with you.

Boulogne -sur-gesse is about a ten minute drive away where you will find a couple of restaurants and supermarkets, there is a market in the town on a Wednesday which is worth a visit,

The area is rural and very relaxing with some spectacular views.

The house as everything has advertised and more, and the outside space and pool were well used for great enjoyment.

Once again a special thanks to Ben who couldn't do enough for us .

See you again ( hopefully soon)

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for 8 weeks and had a great time! Our families and friends joined us and the house easily accommodates up to 3 families - 15 people without any problems. There were plenty of toys for the children to play with, the pool being the favourite, of course!

There were plenty of sunflower fields around, especially in mid-late July. Biking in the area is very beautiful and the owner kindly provided us with lots of bikes. We used up the internet quota a couple of times and this was quickly resolved. Just a note of caution - don't forget to turn off all the automated updates - iCloud, iPhotos, dropbox, etc before you connect your phones or computers!

If you have children who are interested in pony riding, don't forget to check out, which is about 15 minutes away in Escanecarbe. Our girls also enjoyed the N'Co Park Aventure, 30 minutes away and has courses for both adults and children (3+ and up). We also used the house as a base to tour the surrounding area - the Pyrenees are about 1.5-2 hours away (a must do), Carcassonne is about 3 hours away and Barcelona is 5 hours away.

We would highly recommend M.Young's place for anyone looking for a relaxing and fun vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! Charming, well arranged and perfectly equipped for large groups. The pool is great and the garden lovely.

Will come again!

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
St Gaudens
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
St Gaudens
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The house is in the village of Lespugue, a small village near Bolougne Sur Gesse, about 80km from Toulouse airport. It is a farming village and very rural. This is a real community where you will be made to feel very welcome, especially if you have children. There are around 20 houses in the village. There is almost no traffic through the village. Driving around the whole region is a pleasure. There are endless possibilities for traffic free and varied cycling directly from the village.

There is a small church, a little museum dedicated to the statue of venus found in the village and now in the Louvre. The museum serves drinks outside in the summer on a typically ah hoc basis. The scenery around the village is simply stunning, rolling farmland giving way to views of the Pyrenees.

There are ruins of the old chateau on the edge of the village and one of Europe's best preserved Roman Villa's a few kilometres away.

The nearest shops are in Blajan about 4km away where you will find a lovely bakers and a cafe/post office/shop.

About 9km away is Bolougne Sur Gesse which has a range of supermarkets, a fabulously local Wednesday market and a couple of swimming lakes.

The Pyrenees are around 45 minutes away and offer unlimited possibilities for hiking, cycling and outdoor sports and adventure sports.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse around the Lespugue

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning AU$242.44
Pet Fee AU$113.14

Changeover day is usually Saturday, negotiable in quiet periods

Guests are expected to leave the house clean and ready for the next guests. Final cleaning is not included in the price. If required this can be added to the rental price at a cost of 150 euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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