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Beautiful farmhouse with pool, 35 minutes west of Toulouse, family-friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom farmhouse in beautiful rural setting

Beautiful Gascogne farmhouse with large private garden and shared swimming pool (with owners) in quiet rural setting, approx. 35 minutes drive from Toulouse. The gite forms part of the larger farm house with fully independent entry, garden, terrace and parking.

The gite offers beautiful views over arable farm land and mountains in the distance. Down stairs a fully fitted kitchen incl. washing machine & dishwasher, a living room with fire place, UK satellite TV & WIFI connection. Upstairs a double bedroom and bathroom and an attic bedroom with 3 single beds which children adore, all looking out over pool area.

Julia & Bastiaan van Griensven
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Julia & Bastiaan van Griensven

We ( Julia and Bastiaan) moved from the UK to France in 2010. Bastiaan works in the aerospace industry in Toulouse and Julia is a former BBC journalist. Having grown up in rural settings in the UK and the Netherlands we bought this old farmhouse in 2015 to get back to our roots but keep a connection to city life.

Julia & Bastiaan van Griensven purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Julia & Bastiaan van Griensven chose Auradé

The gite is in a very quiet and rural setting and gives an immediate sense of being able to rest. There is plenty of shade under mature trees (important in this part of the world) and the pool provides opportunity to cool off. It is wonderful to be able to relax and for instance read surrounded only by the sounds of farmers looking after their land. But, for those who like it, it is possible to visit a beautiful big city within a 35 minutes drive. For us, this place provides the best of both worlds.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Early in morning, on clear days a view of the pyrenees provides an instant sense of space and beauty. This may be repeated at sunset and, followed by a magnificent night sky.


Auradé Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Cot available on request
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


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Beautiful farmhouse with pool, 35 minutes west of Toulouse, family-friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful old farm house with sunflower fields all around

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a 2 week holiday in this lovely house and the owners were very helpful. We were a family of two teenagers and a 1 year old Baby and the owners had supplied a highchair and travel cot which was very helpful. The house has internet and a swimming pool and a large trampoline with swings which kept the older kids happy.

The house is clean and well looked after.

The owners couldn't have been more helpful, such a lovely family.

The house is about 10 minutes drive from the nearest shops so car is required.

Would definitely recommend this holiday home.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendid isolation within easy reach of Toulouse

  • 4 of 5

The property is an annex of the owner's own home although it manages to feel seperate and private.

Julia and Bastian were there when we needed them (reconnecting the intermittent wifi) but not obvious otherwise - perfect landlords!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you expect in a Gite!

  • 4 of 5

A very nice old gite (adjoining owners house) with modern kitchen facilities, lovely pool and good Wi-Fi. If you want peace and tranquility this is for you.

Although part of a working farm there is absolutely no noise or smell, it's not that sort of farm! The owners Julia and Bas are a delightful couple and not at all intrusive, nothing is too much trouble for them. Julia even loaned me her Satnav when we got lost finding our way back from Toulouse so that the next time we went to Toulouse we had no problem going staight back to the Gite. We only stayed for 5 nights and wished it had been longer and will definately return. I have already ordered my own Satnav from Amazon.The pool is excellent with sunbeds and they also have hammocks under the trees in a shaded area next to the pool. Traditional shops and supermarkets are only 10-15 minutes away on quiet roads through nice countryside, don't rush, you're en vacance! We recommend this Gite, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting.Our hosts couldnt have been kinder.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting.Just as we wanted.

Made very welcome and we felt we were appreciated.

Well done,J and B !

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
L'isle Jourdain
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
L'isle Jourdain
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
L'Isle Jourdain
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
L'isle Jourdain
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Ax Bonascre (Pyrenees)
Nearest Beach
207 Kilometres
Narbonne plage
Car: necessary

Our Gite offers easy access to the beautiful old city of Toulouse (la Ville Rose), with plenty of museums, attractions, markets and night life. It also offers the quiet life of the Gers with its old villages, market towns and good food. The country side around our gite has rolling hills with beautiful views suitable for walking & cycling. The Pyrenees feature often as a back drop. Possible day trips further afield include the medieval city of Carcassonne (1.5 hours), the beautiful old town of Albi (1.15 hours) and medieval hill top town of Cordes sur Ciel. The Mediterranean sea is within striking distance at 2 hours and so are the Pyrenees for walking or skiing. Nearer to the gite are the market towns of L'isle Jourdain , St Lys and Samatan offering weekly markets and local amenities. The Toulouse area is the centre of the European aerospace industry offering the potential to visit the recently opened aviation museum Aeroscopia, the final assembly lines of the iconic Airbus A380 or the space museum City d'Lespace.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Towels $ 0.64 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $127.49
Pet Fee $0
Final clean $50.99
Bedding $ 0.76 per person per night

During high and very high season only bookings from Saturday to Saturday are accepted. Arrival on other days is possible but rental period is for the full week(s).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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