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Stunning barn with south-facing views, exclusive pool, close to Saint Antonin

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom barn conversion with stunning pool and gorgeous countryside views

La Grange is a stylish, bright and characterful self-catering holiday home perfectly located for exploring by car, on foot or bike, three beautiful regions of southern France: the Tarn, the Tarn et Garonne and the Aveyron.

 

Set in a tranquil location outside a rural Occitan village, our accommodation is a modern barn renovation which can accommodate up to eight people in two double bedrooms and two super-king bedrooms (or two double and two twin rooms). Each has an en-suite walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The barn is arranged all on one level.

There is a large open plan kitchen with range oven, farmhouse sink, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. In the same open plan area is a large dining and living space with wood burner for winter nights and a large window and beautiful south-facing views. A television with UK satellite channels is available as is a Blueray DVD and media Player along with plenty of DVDs. Underneath the barn is a storage area for guests' cases, bikes etc as well as a washing machine.

Outside the main entrance is a large, oak sun deck with outdoor table and chairs for dining al fresco with views of the surrounding countryside. The deck overlooks the enclosed, exclusive use swimming pool area which has pool loungers and a pool robot to keep the pool free from leaves. There are also large grassed garden areas to enjoy, a small woodland with plenty of wildlife (deer, red squirrels and birds) and ancient bridle paths to explore. Please note the pool is closed for winter from October to May.

 

Our nearest village of Espinas is peaceful and quiet and a lovely place to stroll around, but there are no shops, however we are only ten minutes drive from the Boulangerie, cafes, restaurants and shops of historic Saint Antonin Noble Val, a medieval gem on the Gorges D’Aveyron, or if you'd prefer the quieter village of Verfeil sur seye.

Sights and activities in the area:

 

Medieval market town of Saint Antonin Noble Val


The royal castle of Najac, the castle ruin of Penne and Bruniquel castle


Unspoilt rural French villages
, Cordes sur Ciel, Puycelsi, Castlenau de Montmiral

Fabulous food markets
 including night markets

The Gresigne Forest (foret de Gresigne)


Vineyards of the Gaillac wine making region


Canoeing/Kayaking
 at Saint Antonin Noble Val

Traditional summer fetes and rural traditions
 in nearby villages

River swimming
 and bathing (Varen, Cazals)

Leisure lakes
 (Parisot and Caylus)

Rock climbing, pot holing and via ferrata
 at the Roc D'anglars

Within one hour of the city of Albi - a UNESCO World Heritage site

Just over an hour from Rodez, a vibrant, modern city in the Aveyron

Easy train journey away from the fabulous 'pink brick' city of Toulouse

Cycling and walking from the doorstep


Use of our hybrid bikes can also be arranged at an additional cost.

 

La Grange is ideally suited for groups of friends or family holidaying together. It is fully kitted out for a holiday full of memories without the hassle and is the perfect place for a celebration, a family reunion, two families holidaying together, friends who enjoy good food, wine and relaxation, or as a base for a superb family holiday. It is also the ideal winter rental for Christmas or New Year celebrations.

If you like our accommodation but need to sleep 10 people, please contact us as we have other options available. We can also provide up to two travel cots to sleep children under 3.

 

Some of our Guest Reviews:

29 August 2016 - Nicky and family

Stayed at La Grange with our 8 and 5 year old boys plus grandparents. We all had a wonderful time relaxig and nature watching at the barn and there is lots to explore in the surrounding areas. The accommodation is luxurious with all that you could need and the hosts are welcoming and helpful, we highly recommend it.

22 August 2016 - Selena and family

Just spent the most amazing week at La Grange - relaxing, walking, river swimming, eating, reading, people watching, wine tasting, laughing, deer spotting, stargazing, sunset watching, water fighting, culturising and all in all having a wonderful time! I can't recommend this place or area enough - can't wait to come back.

15 August 2016 - Jess and family

Family and gathering friendly four-bed barn conversion. You can relax and potter along the river, through beautiful medieval villages. and if you or one of your party is cyclist then you're in a beautiful spot for a ride. Weather, wine and gastronomy is great - we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

More Details

Owner
As Plos Heights
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About As Plos Heights

We are a family running cycling holidays and self catering accommodation here in beautiful south west France where we enjoy the lifestyle of cycling, walking, sampling the local cuisine and drinking the wine!

As Plos Heights purchased this barn in 2015

Why As Plos Heights chose Espinas

After holidaying in this area we were struck with how beautiful and yet largely unknown this region is. It offers it all, with the dramatic landscapes of the Saint Antonin gorge, the vineyards of Gaillac to the picturesque medieval bastide villages of Cordes sur Ciel, Puycelsi and Najac. With peace and tranquility on our doorstep yet with opportunity to take part in lively festivals, markets and village gatherings, we felt it was the perfect place to to live and raise a family. Our property is in easy reach of all essential amenities and the fantastic tourist sights of the region, yet it is completely rural with only the distant sound of tractors and cows! Our barn has been renovated to a high standard and each room has it's own en-suite making it perfect for shared family, groups of friends or couples wanting to holiday together. And, for when it's hot (and does it get hot!) there's the pool to re-energise in!

What makes this barn unique

-The stunning views from the barn and terrace overlooking the country side and private walled pool area

- Star gazing or sunbathing on the terrace

- Opportunity to walk or cycle straight from the door in our own land or to explore the local countryside and walking routes

- Bird or nature watching from the living room!

- Huge alfresco dining area to share meals with family and friends

- Traditional and quaint on the outside but with luxury and modern finishings and fittings on the inside .

- Annual summer festivals in the local village and surrounding villages

- Summer night markets

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn around the Espinas around the Tarn-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , With ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking room or 2 x singles with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking room or 2 x singles with ensuite shower room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Sights and activities in the area:   Medieval market town of Saint Antonin Noble Val
, The royal castle of Najac, the castle ruin of Penne and Bruniquel castle
, Unspoilt rural French villages
, Cordes sur Ciel, Puycelsi, Castlenau de Montmiral, Fabulous food markets
, The Gresigne Forest (foret de Gresigne)
, Vineyards of the Gaillac wine making region,
 Canoeing/Kayaking
 at Saint Antonin Noble Val, Traditional summer fetes and rural traditions
 in nearby villages, River swimming
 and bathing (Varen, Cazals), Leisure lakes
 (Parisot and Caylus), Rock climbing, pot holing and via ferrata
 at the Roc D'anglars, Within one hour of the city of Albi - a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cycling and walking from the doorstep
. French platter available on arrival if requested

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Stunning barn with south-facing views, exclusive pool, close to Saint Antonin
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5

Fantastic spacious barn with great hosts in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most amazing week at the barn. 4 adults and two teenagers. The barn is spacious and extremely well equipped and has been renovated to an extremely high standard. The pool is fantastic and big enough to house all the inflatables we bought with us including a pink flamingo ( sorry to have lowered the tone!).

We were recommended to visit the Sunday market in St Anonin, the night market at Najac, the Thursday evening food van in Espinas and the canoeing and we’re so grateful as all events were fantastic and the Thursday night food van gave us an insight into the lovely community feel of the area. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to book.

We wish Marcus, Charl, Jim and Mel every success in the future and hope to be back soon to see you and your growing family. Thanks for a great week. Rob, Lisa & Abbi Langley. Mark, Anthea and Joe Bowkett. Shrewsbury

PS. I’m sure as well as being remembered for the pink flamingo we will also hold the title for the only set of guests to need a ladder - but thats another story!!! Cheers all xxx

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An idyllic setting with fabulous pool and villa!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time this summer at As Plos. It was a perfect set up for 3 generations of our family to stay under one roof. The pool is wonderful, the bedrooms each have their own ensuite which is a real bonus, everything you need is provided for you. It really allows you to have a relaxing and peaceful holiday with many lovely places to visit nearby when you can drag yourself away from the lovely villa and pool. I highly recommend a stay here. I hope we get to return in the future. You will receive a warm welcome upon arrival and you can see the careful thought and attention to detail that has gone into this lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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FAB U LOUS, property to a high standard, beautiful views, great pool.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic barn conversion and made our family holiday a special one. A lot of hard work has been done here to ensure that this property is a cut above the rest. All rooms are of good size and all en suites work well and all showers are fantastic giving everyone that bit of privacy they need. There is a good supply of mains pressured hot water very important with 4 girls and 2 lads to worry about.

The kitchen, dinning and lounge area work well allowing continual family fun and banter whilst cooking etc.

There is loads of room on the upper deck for those awesome breakfasts, lunch and evening meals whilst enjoying the weather a good drink and beautiful views.

The lower deck gives good shade should you want to escape the sun for a while and the hammocks are a great touch.

The icing on the cake here is the pool and pool area, it really is fantastic and without it it would be unbearable as temperatures hit the high 30's and even 41 on one day.

We loved this place and would certainly love to return subject to availability. Its very private, very peaceful and certainly idyllic. The wildlife around the pool area and barn was fantastic, we have never seen so many butterflies and the moth bees were amazing as was the largest grass hoppers we've ever seen. The Dragon Flies were beautiful and we loved watching the Lizards warm their little feet up in the sun.

Everything you need is here, even a dog that will lick you death especially if you throw a ball for her, (Lolly)

Charlotte, Marcus, Mel and Jim, thank you for a fantastic holiday we love and will certainly miss you guys. Thank you for allowing us space but also for being there when we needed any help or advice, you have all worked so hard and we wish you all the best for the future. Your home is beautiful and I'm sure your business venture will go from strength to strength.

Mel and Jim congratulations on your new born baby what a lovely place for her and her cousin Amide to grow. (Charlotte & Marcus hope we've spelt that right)

Best Wishes and Kindest Regards,

Andy, Tanya, Luke, Emily, Miya, Lauren and Hayden.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous position and pool

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Barn, beautifully interiors, owners very helpful and friendly.

Great area to explore and paint.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly fantastic and very special property due to its location and amazing renovation; The barn has fantastic facilities, gorgeous en suite bathrooms , the swimming pool is stunning and the kitchen being open plan means that you never feel isolated. We were lucky to stay for two weeks with our four grown up children and two friends, it was ideal and can't think of a better place to spend my holidays.

To add to all that, we were truly spoiled as being a cycling family, Marcus was able to provide guidance and help with route and best hills to tackle. There is a huge lock up space under the barn, perfect for bike storage.

There is so much to do , visit and yet the barn is so quiet and peaceful: the sky at night is littered with stars, quite magical.

We would love to come back, maybe on one of the cycling tours as well.

Thank you Mel, Charlotte, Marcus and Jim for your kindness, ideas for visits, not forgetting for that very special eau de vie.

Stephanie

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely review Stephanie - we're so glad you all had a lovely holiday here. As you know, we chose this area because of the cycling so it's great to hear from cyclists who also loved it for the same reasons...and much more too! We hope to welcome you all back one day soon. Thanks The As Plos four!
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Beautifully renovated propertY, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday here with 3 generations of our family. The barn is luxurious with everything you could need, clean, relaxing and home from home with the addition of stunning views and an array of wildlife. It is in a beautiful secluded location, but also close to loads of medieval towns and villages for some exploring, dining or river bathing. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful with many ideas for days out and things to do. We spent many hours relaxing on the decked area, eating, drinking and star gazing and look forward to returning once the pool is installed, which, right besides the decking will be a perfect addition. The perfect place for making memories, I could not recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing review! We are so glad your family enjoyed the barn as it is a great place to suit all different ages especially with the addition of our new pool which we hope will be a fantastic private area for adults to relax in with a good book and for children to play. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Saint Antonin Noble Val
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Lexos, Najac, Montauban, Caussade
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
A20, Caussade
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Saint Antonin Noble Val
Car: necessary

Sights and activities in the area: Medieval market town of Saint Antonin Noble Val
, The royal castle of Najac, the castle ruin of Penne and Bruniquel castle
, Unspoilt rural French villages
, Cordes sur Ciel, Puycelsi, Castlenau de Montmiral, Fabulous food markets
, The Gresigne Forest (foret de Gresigne)
, Vineyards of the Gaillac wine making region,
 Canoeing/Kayaking
 at Saint Antonin Noble Val, Traditional summer fetes and rural traditions
 in nearby villages, River swimming
 and bathing (Varen, Cazals), Leisure lakes
 (Parisot and Caylus), Rock climbing, pot holing and via ferrata
 at the Roc D'anglars, Within one hour of the city of Albi - a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cycling and walking from the doorstep
.Cycling from the doorstep - talk to us about routes and bike hire

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn around the Espinas,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2018 - 2019
23 Sep 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£385
for 4 nights
From
£96
£674
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£899
 
 
New year 18/19
31 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£899
 
 
Spring 2019
24 Mar 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£629
for 7 nights
£629
 
 
Early summer 2019
8 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£719
for 7 nights
£719
 
 
Peak summer season 2019
30 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,528
for 7 nights
£1,528
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,214
for 7 nights
From
£173
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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