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Converted barn with fabulous views over Penne

The barn is right next to the pool
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5 reviews
The barn is right next to the pool
There are 2 bedrooms and bathroom downstairs. Large living room/kitchen upstairs
Spacious living area, views over the valley and Penne. Satellite TV gets all UK Freeesat channels.
Another view upstairs showing the kitchen
Bedroom 1. The double bed can be replaced by two singles if required
Bedroom 2
Generous bathroom with separate shower
The pool from the barn
Table and chairs by the pool with view to Penne castle
The barn is on the left, owner's house on the right. Penne village can be seen behind
The old lavoir opposite the barn, home to frogs and newts.
Penne village below its castle built on a rock
A street in medieval Penne
Roussergues from the hill known as 'Les Suquets' opposite. A pleasant walk!
A view of Albi. The cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec museum are magnificent.
Wild orchids abound in springtime
Pool play
Sunset from our garden
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Penne, Tarn, Occitanie
Overlooking the dramatic gorges of the Aveyron river and Penne village with its impossibly teetering medieval castle, our 260 year old barn has been sensitively renovated to offer you a relaxing holiday in this idyllic part of rural France. The barn is right next to the 10m by 5m pool which is almost exclusively for your use (the owners, Kate and Justin, might occasionally want to take a dip, with your permission).
Our nearest town is St Antonin Noble Val, an unspoilt medieval town famed for its lively Sunday market.
There is plenty of outdoor activity in the area such as Canoeing, Mountain biking, Caving river swimming and Walking. Days out might include visits to Cordes sur Ciel, Montauban, Gaillac and Albi or perhaps visits to some of the many vineyards of the Gaillac region.
About the Owner, Kate N
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 13 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2016
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Reviewed 2 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Management response:

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you also for leaving the barn so clean and tidy. Perfect guests!


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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a lovely weekend at the converted barn. Kate and Justin were wonderful, helpful and friendly hosts. The barn itself had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, and was perfect for two couples. The views over the valley and towards Penne were gorgeous, and we enjoyed a beautiful dinner by the pool enjoying the long summer light. There...

Management response:

Thanks for the kind comments. You got a good taste of this area in your long weekend. We agree you need more time to explore more fully all that's on offer here.


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James H
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Greeted by the owners on arrival who could not have been more helpful , great location for places to visit be it towns/markets/vineyards/supermarket/fuel/restaurants ! The Gite itself was equipped with everything one needed and the saline pool made such a difference versus chlorine after nigh on 20 yrs of such rentals we were very pleased and would/will return

Management response:

We enjoyed meeting Jamie and Mimi and we're very pleased they enjoyed their holiday here. They were perfect guests and left the gite immaculate.


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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
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14 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High Season 2018
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About the neighbourhood
St Antonin Noble Val is about 10 miles away and is the most beautiful town, originally an important Roman crossing point for the Aveyron. It has a famous Sunday market which is great fun. It's great to walk around and get lost in the narrow medieval streets. The town has been used as location for a number of films, notably Charlotte Grey and The Hundred Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren. These are often on show at the local cinema in 'VO' (version originale with French subtitles). You can hire canoes here for half or full day trips down the Aveyron back towards Penne. You can also hire Mountain Bikes and arrange caving trips. St Antonin has a bigger supermarket.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Toulouse: 90.0 km
Railway: Montauban: 37.0 km
Air: Easyjet and BA to Toulouse or Ryanair to Rodez (120km away)
Car: about 9 hours driving from Calais
Train: to Toulouse or Montauban by TGV
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