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Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Barn Rental

The barn is located in Nespoulieres, a hamlet in the heart of the Aveyron (Dept 12) in South-West France. Here you

can experience the peace and tranquillity of this stunningly beautiful and unspoiled region of France

at your leisure. No traffic jambs, no crowds. Just cows, panoramic views, good food and a warm


The property has been restored and converted from a derelict barn into a spacious and comfortable second home.

It will sleep 6 people comfortably in 3 double bedrooms, with a sofa bed on the mezzanine for

another one individual—or 2 close friends.

One bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. There is a second bathroom with a bath/shower and a separate toilet on the lower level with a shower cum toilet on the upper level..

The barn, built for cows, is typical to this area of France. It has been renovated and equipped to

make it comfortable and everything inside has been carefully chosen to make your stay as stress free

as possible. Many of the original features have been retained and the new alterations carried out to

complement and enhance the original character of the barn. It is spacious and easily maintained.

The hamlet is on one of the branches of the Route de Santiago de Compostela. In fact, this is a very

popular area for both long and short walks.

It is within easy reach of the River Lot, to some amazing caves and to many Bastide towns ( read

about them on Wikipedia)

A service charge of €75 to cover for the cost of cleaning and laundering is payable by each party. For

those who wish to stay for 2 weeks an optional change of bed linen is offered for an extra €20.

The barn will be ready to accept visitors by 16:00h (if you plan to arrive earlier please let us know and

we will do our best to accommodate you even if cleaning is still in progress) . You are asked to vacate

by 11:00h on the day of your departure.

We want your stay to be as relaxing and pleasurable as possible. If you feel that something is missing

or you are in the slightest bit unhappy with what you find, please tell us and we will do our best to

remedy (where possible) the situation.

A high chair and cot, with mattress is available. There are also 2 bicycles for the energetic.

PARTICULARITIES: Smokers are welcome but smoking is forbidden inside the barn. You can smoke

outside on either of the terraces in the fresh air. This property is, unfortunately, not suitable for

anyone with difficulty climbing stairs, or those who are wheelchair bound.

The property is set up as follows;

PARKING: There is private, off road parking for two cars and plenty of space elsewhere in the hamlet

should it be required.

ENTRANCE: 2 entrances, one on the ground floor/lower level and one via upper south terrace.

KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM: Wonderfully spacious family area with solid fuel stove, table and 6 chairs ,

appliances include cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, coffee percolator. You will

find all the pots, pans, dishes, cups and saucers and all other utensils in the kitchen cupboards or the

separate pantry.

There is a washing machine in the utility room which can be used on request

BEDROOMS: There are three double bedrooms, (one is en-suite)

MEZZANINE: A mezzanine looks over the entire Kitchen and Living area and provides a sleeping

area for two.

SITTING ROOM: is on the first floor/upper level and incorporates the kitchen/ dining area, with doors opening

onto a side terrace and onto the rear patio for those balmy evenings.

Two further picture windows (with safety rails) open to reveal panoramic views of the Cantal

mountains and the Auvergne to the north.

TV with DVD . The TV signal is from a satellite dish which receives most free UK channels.

BATHROOMS/WC: Two bathrooms, one 'en suite' and two WC's.

TERRACE: South and East facing terrace with panoramic views and ample space for eating and

entertaining, including an outdoor table, 4 folding chairs and a parasol.

SERVICES: We provide all linen and towels (cleaning and laundry not included - please see pricing;)

Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms.

Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)

Notes : No pets allowed, No smoking indoors.


Luxuries: Internet access, DVD player---and a swimming pool.

General: TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available

Standard: Kettle, Toaster

Utilities: Cooker, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Washing machine.

Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms one of which is en suite (shower only), one with bath

plus one shower room with toilet and basin.

Furniture: 1 Sofa bed, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge

seats for 6


Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair.

Outdoors there is an above ground above-ground swimming pool (7.5x4.5x1.2 deep)

Balcony and patio, large garden, BBQ, Bicycles available



Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rodez 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 1
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Midi-Pyrenees region


No matter what your pleasure you will find somthing to keep you occupied in this beautiful and diverse area of France; whether it be relaxing in the sun, discovering the many historical sites, visiting the markets or extreme sports!

For all general information visit:

FOR YOUR CHILDREN.... because happy children make happy holidays!

In the heart of the Aveyron not far from the truely magnificent Millau Bridge, designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world and this fact alone is generally a lure for your children, as is 'Micropolis - cité des insects' a fascinating, fun and educational day out for all the family no matter the age. Visit the web site for all information at:

There are various places to take your children swimming, most communes have public swimming pools and everyone is welcome. (fees vary from place to place but none are expensive) To find out where they all are you can visit:

or ask us and we will direct you to all those we know!

There are also what is known as 'Plan d'Eaux' which are lakes where swimming and watersports are permitted, the biggest (not just in the Department of the Aveyron but in the whole of the Midi-Pyrenees Region) and by far the most popular of these is 'Le lac de Pareloup' near Salles Curan in the south Aveyron, the journey takes about an hour but is well worth it; take a picnic and make the day worthwhile....

If it is extreme sports that you are looking for (lots of grown ups enjoy this too!!), again there is a vast array of activities designed for those of a physically active nature ranging from kayaking on the Lot River or Climbing in the Gorges du Tarn to Paintballing and Accrobranching and much, much more.... There are many websites detailing these activites including the following :

Last but not least (and I have by no means covered everything here) I would like to mention the small town of Clairvaux, just a 20 minute drive from our holiday home, which hosts such a wealth of activities suitable for children of all ages you will be spoilt for choice!

Also at Clairvaux is a wonderful and very resonable family restaurant where a menu full of regional speciialities as well as meals designed for the less discerning palettes are catered for throughout the summer months.... We particularly enjoy the freindly atmosphere and the fact that children who are bored with the whole 'eating thing' are encouraged to wander about with the many different animals and birds that are kept there for just this purpose!

This restaurant is popular so it's not advisable to just turn up, there is no website but the phone number for reservations is 0565 72 71 40, if your French is not up to telephone conversations please ask and we will gladly help.


Cransac is famous throughout France for its Thermal station ( ), in the 1800's thousands of peaople visited the health spa each year due to the reputed healing properties of the water, including royalty!!

Today, the spa offers many treatments and is still frequented by clients the length and breadth of the country.

Aubin, once a thriving market town boasting over 40'000 inhabitants, is now a sleepy French village with just 4'000 people residing, most having left when the coal mines were closed in the 60's. The old town, where you will find a good restaurant (see link below) still attracts many visitors each summer and the Mining Museum (opposite 'Le Marie' is busy from May until October.

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26 Jul 2014


"Beautiful villa in a stunning location"

We spent a week at La Grange with 2 friends in May and had a fantastic time. The location was idyllic and the barn was very well appointed and tastefully furnished with great views over the valley. Th… More

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