BARN OWLS & CUCKOOS-LOVELY FAMILY FARMHOUSE LARGE POOL & GARDENS

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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BARN OWLS & CUCKOOS-LOVELY FAMILY FARMHOUSE LARGE POOL & GARDENS

Le Fossat Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

7 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 14. Pool, shaded outdoor eating,grand piano, wifi.

**LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION**

ONE REMAINING WEEK 23-30th AUGUST 2014

Beautiful old farmhouse covered in roses, clematis, honeysuckle and jasmine, surrounded by accessible farmland. 7 bedrooms (3 doubles, two twins, one triple, one single downstairs (wheelchair accessible), 3 bathrooms.

14x7 m swimming pool (fenced). Magnificent open barn providing shaded area for eating, listening to the frogs, cicadas and cowbells, golden orioles, woodpeckers, owls, hoopooes and buzzards, watching horses and llamas across the field.

Plus, a grand piano, WIFI, Table Tennis, board games and a large library of books for all tastes.

Huge garden with rolling lawns ideal for games and 4 acre wood, mostly towering oaks, with shy deer. Walk up the hill for views of the Pyrenees; cook with herbs from the garden, paint your pictures or play your quartets. It has all been done in this idyllic spot.

The house is within an hour of the Pyrenees, the Cathar Fortress of Montsegur, Carcassonne, the Caves of Niaux and Toulouse Airport.

Water skiing on lakes south of Foix, Climbing from Ax-Les-Thermes, fishing and canoeing on the Ariege.

Riding on nearby farms, concerts in the churches, fetes and markets in the villages. Sheer bliss!

There is a discreet resident couple living in an adjacent cottage, managing the house and pool.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Nell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
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Le Fossat Ariege
5

BEAUTIFUL, RELAXED PLACE FOR A GROUP

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful holiday with friends and family at Lissac. We enjoyed the relexed and peaceful atmosphere in a charming rural setting with birds and wildlife and wonderful views from the beutiful terrace. The houss, pool and outside area are excellent - and there is enough space for peace and quiet even with a large group. We really enjoyed the piano too. Finally there are lots of places of interest in beutioful countryside in the vicinity for all tastes: food, history, adventure and nature.

The photos and description were accurate. The property was in good working order and reasonably clean. There was on site support for cleaning the pool and repairs or help needed.

We would definitely recommedn this place to friends an dfamily and in fact are already planning our return trip!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
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Le Fossat Ariege
4

A NOT SO LITTLE HOME FROM HOME AND MORE!

  • 4 of 5
This is nature on your doorstep, with birds singing to us for much of the day and the deer popped in occasionally and all amid a wealth of flowers and quiet country roads. Perfect relaxation in very pleasing countryside for easy walks and spectacular views. The local markets are all different and organic food easily available from these or local stores.
And the property? Spacious, comfortable, well equipped, very clean and well kept with plenty to occupy visitors of all ages (especially, for us, reference books and maps) and pleasant but unobtrusive staff to help where necessary.
Would we come again? Oh yes, and bring more friends. Perhaps we would venture further afield in an area where there are interesting rivers, even bigger hills and architectural towns with plenty of history but this time was quiet and happy and thinking of it is 'smiley'
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
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Le Fossat Ariege
5

LOVELY PLACE, FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Very pretty house with plenty of character and lots of home from home touches.Lovely garden and private pool ideal for a big group of family/friends like ours with lovely covered outside area for eating large enough to seat 16 .Also very popular table tennis table !Plenty of space and seclusion to be as noisey/quiet as we liked play boule etc etc
Instantly relaxing we felt far from hustle and bustle, but were only a short drive from the local village with shop and bar.Large supermarket also a short drive away.
Not tempted to move much as so lovely round the house/pool/garden but pretty villages ,local mountain, cave and lake beauty spots all close to.
Fantastic hot sunshine completed a perfect holiday
We had no problems but very discreet caretaker cleans the pool daily and takes care of any problems.
This is our second time to Lissac with a big group of adults and teenagers and it was fabulous(again)
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
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Le Fossat Ariege
4

LISSAC

  • 4 of 5
Lissac is a lovely house, fairly rambling and comfortable. The gardens are great with lots of room to spread out and the pool was a big hit.

We were nine people in all and the house fitted us all in well.

It's a very quiet area and close to the Pyrenees.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
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Le Fossat Ariege
5

WINE, WALKING & HOOPOE BIRDS....

Wine, Walking & Hoopoe Birds....
  • 5 of 5
As soon as you enter 'Lissac', the house just oozes character, and you sense all of the effort and care that the Owners family have put into bringing the property back to life (...and there is a nice little display explaining some of the work they had to do).

We were a large party of fourteen, and the al fresco dining arrangement were just perfect (completely undercover, so temperature is the onlt issue - and fortunately not for us!).

Sleeping and bathroom arrangements are perfectly acceptable for large groups with just a little bit of co-ordinating - and the tall ones do need to keep their heads down on the landing!

The gardens are lovely with lots of outdoor activities provided for, and the clean, well kept pool tops it off. that we had to share them with red squirrels and Hoopoe Birds was just a delight.

For the energetic, there is a very nice 12-14km circular walk to Fossat, returning through the pretty hamlet of Bajou.
We managed to try most of the restaurant recommendations and were not disappointed.

All in all.....A great group holiday destination.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Barn owls & cuckoos-lovely family farmhouse large pool & gardens
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Le Fossat Ariege
Ardsley, new York, USA
5

LISSAC THE BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
Lissac was the 5th house we have rented in the south of France since 1997. We spent August and September there, with visits from children, grandchildren, and many friends, all of whom had been our guests before. All were in agreement that Lissac was the best ever. The house itself easily accommodated a large crowd, the night sky shone and the shooting stars and the views of the Milky Way always made for great theater. The panoramic views of the Pyrenees from almost anywhere you went were magnificent. The nearby markets had wonderful produce. The property at Lissac itself had wonderful places to sit in the shade to read or to sleep. Eating outside for long lunches and for evening meals in the covered barn area made for the best outdoor dining we have experienced.

The kitchen was large, well stocked with pots and pans, plates, glasses, and flat wear. Since we love to cook with our family and guests this was very important to us. If we did want to go to a restaurant there were excellent ones in the surrounding towns- Carla Bayle and St. Sulpice were our favorites. There were more than adequate sheets, pillow cases, and blankets. The toilets and the showers functioned well over the course of our two months. The house was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The guardian for the property was always available for help and advice. And if it did get cold in the evenings towards the end of September, there was plenty of firewood and a great wood burning fireplace to keep us warm and cozy.

If you like to hike or like outdoor activities, the Pyrenees are a wonderful playground. One of our grandsons came with a bunch of his friends and they delighted in the canyoning and go-carting. We like to hike so we found the area replete with both easy and hard hiking experiences. This is a great area for people who like the outdoors but beware- the views from the house are mesmerizing and seductive. You can easily sit for hours watching the clouds in the huge sky and the shadows of clouds on the hillsides.



But the best thing were our wonderful landlords, Lynnie and Nell Ravenscroft who made us feel welcome, from the very first email to the last. We do not believe that you can do better than Lissac in the south of France.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Saverdun
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
28 Tarbes/Lourdes/Toulouse Motorway
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Ax Les Thermes
Car: necessary

The old farmhouse is about 55 kms due south of Toulouse, and 100 m off a country road, set amongst rolling hills covered in crops or pasture, and with its own wood, large garden for games and smelling roses, and a huge pool. Within an hour are Cathar castles, the Pyrenees, the Canal du Midi and rivers for canoeing, caves for exploring, and markets in every little town, Romanesque churches in every village, and glorious birds and wildlife, and peace everywhere.

Other Activities: Tree Walking, canoeing, go-karting, water skiing, horse riding, downhill mountain biking, golf, swimming.

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Availability & Rates

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Le Fossat Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Mar 1 2014 - Jul 11 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
High
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,500
 
 
Mid
Aug 31 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £250,000.00
10% deposit payable at time of booking, refunded 1 month after booking. Full fee due 6 weeks before booking.
Notes Euros also accepted.
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Amenities

Le Fossat Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , bidet , basin
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , basin
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , basin downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with basin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , with basin
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , downstairs
  • 3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single, 1 room with 3 beds, 2 cots None of the bedrooms is interconnecting, and the single is downstairs
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
This is an idyllic country property where life moves at a slow pace and you can expect to see and hear all sorts of birds, frogs, lizards, butterflies, deer, red squirrels, mice and even the odd hare, let alone distant cows and sheep, donkeys and goats, as well as cat that occasionally strolls by. Lots of space outside for games and local farmers perfectly happy with walkers - dreamy views of the Pyrenees from the little hills all around and the swimming pool surrounded by roses, lavender and honeysuckle as well as views up the valley. Neighbours are at least 500 m away but excellent public services, doctors, shops etc within 8 kms.
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