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Stunning and sensitively converted barn with 14x7m pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,011 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Tranquil self-catering 2 bedroom gite equipped to an excellent standard

This barn was stylishly and sensitively converted in 2008. Guests regularly comment on how well equipped it is; please read reviews. It sleeps a max of 4 persons in twin and double rooms. The garden boasts a vast 14m pool with electric security cover. It is part of a larger property nestled in a rustic setting about 1 mile from the village of St Puy. Surrounded by farmland and wooded area, this peaceful location is perfect for unwinding, relaxing and enjoying one of the most celebrated gastronomic areas of SW France. The interior has been equipped to a very high standard whilst also retaining many of the features from the 1850s structure such as original openings and beautifully restored interior stone walls. The living room is vast with beautiful views. The kitchen is superbly fitted and equipped to a very high standard. Bedrooms are spacious and the King Size bed will not disappoint. There are some garden games and a good selection of bicycles in the garage which may be borrowed.

Hospitality: A welcome pack of essentials can be arranged as can a meal on the evening of your arrival. A gourmet 5 course Gascogne dinner including foie gras and Armagnac can be served to you in your gite one evening during your stay if you wish. Croissants, chocolatines etc. can also be fetched for you in the morning from the village of St Puy if the owners are in residence.

More Details

Nick and Val Nelson-Piercy
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Russian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
7 June, 2018

About Nick and Val Nelson-Piercy

we both work in a large boarding school. We have three late teenage boys.

Nick and Val Nelson-Piercy purchased this barn in 2004

Why Nick and Val Nelson-Piercy chose Saint-Puy

We wanted a place to relax during long summer holidays - and Cauboue is our little paradise.

What makes this barn unique

Very comfortable property, perfect rural idyll to enjoy great weather, food and scenery.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Puy in Gers

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1011 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The spacious bathroom downstairs has been superbly fitted with bath, high pressure shower with door and large, subtly-lit vanity unit with very large mirror as well as toilet. It is tiled throughout and has a white tiled floor. There is also a loo with wash basin on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The two bedrooms (twin and double) are on the first floor and face west towards the pool and field beyond. The double room is spacious with two bedside tables, chest of drawers and a large wardrobe. The twin room has bedside table and chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The gite is accessed by a new private path built around the property. The entrance is via double patio doors where there is a newly constructed tiled patio with table and chairs. Inside, this opens out into the newly fitted kitchen and dining area. The lounge, including patio doors onto the garden, is a vast space as it is the height of two floors. There are many books on shelves as well as iPOD docking station. The oak staircase leads up from here and opens out into a spacious and light landing with stunning views over fields towards St Puy.


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Stunning and sensitively converted barn with 14x7m pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Relaxing holiday in the Gers

  • 4 of 5

Another really relaxing holiday in this lovely part of France. This is the third time we have stayed in this gite, it suits a family of 4 perfectly. Comfortable, clean and well equipped with a fantastic pool. In easy reach of lots of attractions - picturesque villages, swimming lake, roman ruins, quiet roads for cycling, there is something for everyone. Hopefully we shall be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our second visit

  • 5 of 5

Although we rarely visit the same place twice, this was our second visit to Cauboue and again we had a brilliant time. The gite is roomy and comfortable for any season and conducive to a relaxing and stress free holiday with the advantage of having a friendly "manager" - Richard - at the end of a phone.

The outlying area is so pleasant to drive through and stop off when the fancy takes with numerous little restaurants in the various, historical little villages. That's if you can tear yourself away from the enormous swimming pool which was a boon this year as we had some very hot days. The local restaurants are good value but in some cases require booking. One particular little pizzeria in the main street out of Valence sur Baise is well worth a visit and very popular with the local residents. (Try the cider).

We really love Cauboue and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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un séjour merveilleux dans un endroit magnifique

  • 5 of 5

nous sommes restés 3 semaines chez Nick et Val, et malgré le temps capricieux nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances. Le gite est très bien agencé, confortable, les propriétaires attentifs, discrets et très sympathiques. Une magnifique piscine pour se rafraîchir, une très belle maison ancienne en pierres, une jolie terrasse pour prendre ses petits déjeuners, déjeuners et diners., et un hamac pour se reposer à l'ombre d'un grand chêne. Tout est rassemblé ici pour un séjour d'exception. Nous reviendrons c'est certain. un grand merci à Nick et Val pour leur gentillesse et leur accueil (nous attendaient à notre arrivée de bonnes confitures maison, une bouteille de vin et un délicieux gâteau tout chaud)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Cauboue.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our wee dog Millie enjoyed two great weeks at Cauboue. The large gite is situated just a couple of kilometers from St. Puy. The property is very well maintained and has spacious rooms and is very well equipped. There are plenty of films to watch, books to read and games to play. There is a lovely outside terrace, where we ate most of our meals, looking out over the fields and enjoying the wild life - a Hoopoe was a regular morning visitor! The swimming pool is very large and we enjoyed swims most days as the weather was superb.

Richard and Mary were very helpful and friendly and the neighbours up the lane were great. My husband enjoyed some good games of golf at Fleurance. There are just so many beautiful places to visit and enjoy - La Romieu, Condom, St. Puy, - just to name a few. A wealth of places to explore. We also enjoyed some great walks in the countryside with Millie. The food and drink within the area add to the enjoyment.

Nick and Val were very nice people to deal with. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have booked to return in September, with mu Mum. A gite to be highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super venue for a family with older children.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely gite, The bathroom and the lounge are particularly large and the whole house feels spacious. The gite was well equipped with sufficient kitchen utensils, tea towels etc The very large pool quickly warmed as the days heated up and we made good use of it. It was certainly not just a pool for young children, although of course there was a shallow end. There was lots of space around the pool to sit and relax and the patio outside the kitchen was an ideal place to have breakfast and watch the birds,lizards and the occasional red squirrel. Mary and Richard were very helpful and kind managers and gave us lots of useful advice and recommendations. The property is situated in a lovely area of France and there are lots of pretty and ancient towns and villages to visit within a thirty km radius plus sports facilities for those who require them.This property is one of only a few that we would certainly like to return to and we would recommend it to friends and family.We came home feeling we would like to have stayed for the whole of June but then we did have glorious weather to go with the lovely gite.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, relaxing with a great pool

  • 5 of 5

An extremely relaxing place to stay. Comfortable, roomy and well equipped, with a large clean pool. In open countryside, 2 km from St Puy. Lots of interesting places to visit within easy cycling/ driving distance and a variety of local markets to enjoy. Good Wi-Fi connection was a bonus. We will certainly be recommending this gite to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
450 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A 62
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
St Lary Soulan
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

You will probably want to spend most of your time in this beautiful rural location relaxing and reading in the hamoc under the oak tree, or swimming. But should you want to venture out for anything more than a market or a meal there are various activities that may take your fancy: we are situated a few kilometres off the Chemin de Compostelle - so local walking is outstandingly good and superbly marked. There is a tennis court at St Puy, 1 mile away. St Puy is home to the Monluc Chateau where local wines can be tasted and bought. Its sweet wine (or vin moelleux) has recently received rave reviews in Paris. Golf is 20 mins drive away. Cauboue is situated 11 km from the small historic Cathedral town of Condom with excellent facilities, bars, restaurants & supermarkets. Wednesday is market day. There are countless little villages nearby with potential for coffee stops & markets that you will want to explore. For the more hardy, Auch and Agen are 30 km away; Lectoure and Fleurance 20.

Other Activities: plenty of excellent and affordable restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Saint-Puy, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
22 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
31 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
26 Oct 2018 - 18 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

A deposit of £150 per week is required to confirm a booking. 10% reduction on all confirmed bookings made before 31 January of the year of rental; 10% reduction on second week of rental. Long rentals considered.

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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