About this listing
This lovely converted barn has been renovated to a high standard and makes an ideal base for a large family or two families sharing. It also lends itself to a group of adults wanting a break away together.
Bleuet is a converted piggeries. It is part of our farm complex and was renovated a couple of years ago. It is totally independent from our house and the two other gites on the complex but shares the grounds, play areas pool and laundry. It has been cleverly designed to give a feeling of space and yet keeping a 'cozy' feel. It is often referred to as 'the tardis' as from the outside it looks quite small but once inside it is surprisingly spacious. On the ground floor it has a large bunk room - perfect for children or teenagers, with 2 sets of bunkbeds and lots of room to just chill out. The barn then opens out into a large room with a well equipped kitchen, dining space and comfy seating area with a wood burning stove. From this room you can go out onto the large private patio with great views over the Viaur Gorge. There is a good sized shower room just off the lounge area and a family bathroom on the first floor. Up the oak staircase you have a double bedroom at the rear of the house and another at the front with a single bedroom next to the bathroom off the landing.
Heating wise there is a log burner in the lounge and electric radiators in the rooms. Whilst the property sleeps up to 9 - it is perfectly suitable for 2 and doesn't feel too big to be there on your own. The house is on the edge of a hamlet and there are waymarked walks straight from the property. If you want a bit of culture there are numerous bastides to visit within 30 mins of the property, Sauveterre de Rouergue and Cordes sur Ciel being two of the most well known. Or head off to Albi now a world heritage site. There's lots to do and see whithout having to spend hours in the car.
The barn and large patio is totally private. Sahred facilities include the games store, the laundry, the grounds and the large swimming pool.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you want; We are always there to share a glass of wine and help with ideas of where to go, what to see, but will happily leave you to it if you prefer to go it alone.
This area gives to you the peace and tranquility of rural France. Steeped in tradition and customs you know you are getting the real experience. Beautiful walks, lovely views, colourful markets, historic France all on the doorstep.
It is best to have a car as access is limited; We do however have a good train link 10 mins away with a line joining Toulouse to Rodez.
Very few rules - please just leave the place as you found it. If you want to move things around fine just please put them back before you leave. We live on site so are there to help if there are any problems.
Please note that we are a family site and are happy to take bookings for family groups celebrating but the property does not lend itself to large adult parties.
I live in the SW of France with my husband, twin daughters and our dog, Fidget. I'm English and moved to France 10 years ago with my family as a bit of a 'life change'. In my previous life I used to be in charge of a large Special Needs department in a secondary school. Here in France we run a gite complex with 3 holiday homes on site and I also manage another 4 properties belonging to friends who part followed us out here (they bought holiday homes close to us but still live in the UK). Andy my husband looks after the buildings here and renovates other properties in the area. My girls are at secondary school in our local market town and are totally bilingual (much to my envy). We remain incredibly busy but have a lovely family bond with everyone mucking in together - making the big move definitely the right thing to have done. I love the day to day challenge of coping in a foreign language, going to aqua gym with my french neighbour and occasionally teaching English in Toulouse. In the 8 years we have been running the gite complex I've made many friends from all walks of life and one of my greatest pleasures is seeing stressed out families leaving relaxed and happy after a great holiday. Makes all the hard work worthwhile.