About the property
- Barn1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms ,2 bathrooms,kitchen-diner,lounge & chimney,covered terasse,sleeps 6
This romantic 200 year old farmhouse is situated in a beautiful 3 acre garden, surrounded by ancient oak trees and sunflower fields. There is an 11mx5m swimming pool with a diving board and several sitting areas to choose from, some in the shade and some in the sun. The old barn (110m²), attached to the farm where we live, has been beautifully renovated into a very well equipped apartment on two levels, having its own car park, shaded patio for barbecues and is equipped to sleep 6 people comfortably. The house is ideal for a family holiday, as there is plenty of space for children in the garden ( table-tennis, badminton, sandpit, pool, water slides on a nearby lake ..) or suitable for a quiet holiday amongst adults (walks along the canal or in the Pyrenees mountains, Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi, medieval town of Carcassonne, lazing by the pool).
Guest book comments: 'Thank you for a Wonderful time. This has been a perfect place to relax. After a long drive, we were so happy to settle into a beautifully decorated house prepared for us, along with a cool bottle of wine. We will be happy to recommend this holiday to friends and family'
Charles, Susan, Jonathan and Jennifer.
'Thank you so much for a wonderful last week of our holiday in France. The house was the most comfortable and family friendly one we've stayed in and the pool was such a draw that Charlie has grown fins !'
Mandy, Andrew, Tom and Charlie.
'We've had a wonderful week, all your hard work in making this home beautifully comfortable has not gone unnoticed ! Thank you most sincerely once again - the best holiday we've had abroad for a long time.'
Penny, Alex, Sophie, Benjamin and Janet.
' Le Mayrinet is a great place to relax and be lazy by the pool, a beautiful apartment and very helpful hosts !! Thanks again for a superb time !'
Paul, Kathie and Maya.
Golf: The region is fantastic for golfing all the year round, however, May, June, September and October, are really excellent periods of the year for golfing in this region (nice weather, not too hot and not too many people on the courses). There are numerous golf courses in the region to suit all standards of golfer. Seilh International Golf Course is the closest, being 20 minutes away, which has two 18 hole golf courses, one International Standard and one PAR 64, which is ideal for higher handicappers. Other courses which should not be missed are:- Albi Lasbordes (1h15), fantastic course AND fantastic food ! (actually my personal favourite course in the region), Teoula (40mins) good course and good food. You can find more details of these courses by checking 'guide des golfs', 'nom', and then type the name of each course to find all relevant information. However, if you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact me. I know the courses (and others), as I'm a golfer too !
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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Idyllic Sanctuary Away From It All
Le Mayrinet hosted us for ten wonderful days, and we left it wishing we could have added at least another ten. Good wine needs no bush, so here are three of the umpteen good reasons for visiting:
- A cozy, well-furnished house, a big pool and a spacious garden surrounded by trees (plus more figs and plums than you'll be able to eat in one summer). The location has all the trappings of a sanctuary.
- The warm hospitality of Kevin and his son William, who have a talent for making you feel at ease and at home from the moment you arrive.
- The undulating landscape of the Garonne and all it has to offer: marvelous sights, smells and taste to children and adults alike.
Many thanks, our pleasure!
gîte agréable et endroit reposant
très joli gîte, spacieux et agréable ! on a passé une semaine (28/12/17 au 04/01/2018) bien reposante,
merci Kevin, on reviendra pendant l'été pour profiter du beau temps et de la piscine.
Merci beaucoup la famille LENORMAND! Ca sera un grand plaisir de vous accuellir cette ete.
English translation of the review:-
Agreeable gite and relaxing environment
Very pretty gite, spacious and agreeable ! We spent one very relaxing week (28/12/17 to 04/01/2018), thanks Kevin, we will be back during summer to make the best of the nice weather and swimming pool. The LENORMAND family.
Vacances réussies à le Mayrinet!
Nous avons passé 1 très bonne semaine à le Mayrinet. La région est magnifique. Le gîte est arrangé avec goût et est de plus confortable. La literie également!
La piscine est merveilleuse et comme le temps était de la partie nous avons pu en profiter tous les jours. La table de ping pong a aussi été très appréciée, Les vélos n´ont pas pu être utilisés car les pneus ne restaient pas gonflés. Dommage!
De là nous avons découvert les villages pittoresques de Cologne et Mauvezin ainsi que le château Laréole sans oublier Carcassone qui mérite vraiment d´être visitée!
Merci encore à William pour son accueil sympathique et ses conseils.
Merci beaucoup pour votre reponse, one est tres content que vous avez passe un bon sejour chez nous ! And, here is the English translation ..... We had a very good week at Le Mayrinet. The region is magnificent. The "Gite" is decorated with taste and in addition is comfortable. The beds too ! The pool is marvellous and as the weather was great we have been able to take benefit of it every day. The table tennis table was also really well appreciated. Unfortunately the bikes could not be used as the tyres were flat. Nearby we discovered the pretty villages of Cologne and Mauvezin, and also the castle at Lareole, and not forgetting Carcassone, which really is a must for a visit ! Thanks also to William for his warm welcome and his advice. Kind Regards, Marie-Hélène
Très bon séjour!!!
Nous avons passé, en famille (2 adultes et 2 enfants) une semaine formidable dans la maison de Kevin...
L'accueil réservé par William, son fils, fut très chaleureux. La maison est décorée avec goût, spacieuse et fonctionnelle. La terrasse couverte d'une pergola fut notre principale pièce à vivre tellement elle reste agréable même sous forte chaleur et divine, le soir venu, avec une belle lumière au travers des chènes. La piscine est grande, le jardin est arboré et vaste...
Le calme qui règne incite à la paresse, mais les alentours offrent quelques chemins de promenade dans la campagne ou la forêt (à moins de 2km), les villages de Sarrant, Solomiac, Cologne et Mauvezin (situés au plus à 20 min de voiture) sont très jolis. Le Marché de Cadours et son petit Salon de Thé proche des Halles nous ont également beaucoup plu. Enfin, le parc d'animation pour enfants AnimaParc situé à 10 minutes est, pour les parents avec jeunes enfants, une activité, sur une journée, qui enchante les enfants tout en restant plaisante également pour les parents...
Cette maison fut un bel endroit de relaxation pour nous et Kevin, un hôte attentif...
Merci beaucoup pour votre reponse. On est tres content que vous avez passe un bon et relaxant sejour dans notre maison / Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you had a good relaxing holiday in our house.
Here is the English translation of the review:-
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children, and have spent a fantastic week in Kevins' house....
We received a very warm welcome from his son William. The house is decorated very tastefully, is spacious and functional. The covered terrace was our main living space, it was truly pleasant even when really hot, and, was divine in the evening with a beautiful light shining through the surrounding oak trees. The swimming pool is large, and the garden with its' trees is huge.... The calm seems to appear everywhere, but the surrounding area has some nice walks in the countryside or the forest (less than 2km away), the villages of Sarrant, Solomiac, Cologne and Mauvezin (less than 20 minutes away by car) are very pretty. The market at Cadours and its' little tea salon close to the town square we really liked. Finally, the activity park for children AnimaParc, situated 10 minutes away, is, for parents with small children, is a day trip that the children will love, whilst also pleasant for the parents. This house is a beautiful one to relax at, and Kevin, a very attentive host...
Lovely, relaxing place
We had a lovely time here. The house is beautifully decorated, the pool is great and the gardens are really nice. Kevin, the owner, is extremely helpful and can give you tips on the best places to go and where the best markets are, etc. We would love to go back.
So pleased you had a lovely time. It would be a pleasure to have you again to stay at Le Mayrinet.
Nice private gite, rural location.
Gite has been nicely refurbished and was well equipped. Essentially clean although chandeliers and blinds very dusty. Very rural and quiet location however it is attached to owners property who entertained whilst we were there and sons played music throughout day. Lovely pool area and garden.
I will check and dust the chandeliers and blinds. We will certainly pay more attention to the noise in the future.
Thanks for the positive comments concerning the “nice refurbishment of the gite and how well it is equipped" and, "the lovely garden and pool area”.
The house is located 2km from Lagraulet Village, close to the Gers region of France. In Cox (6km away) you can dine on the terrasse. There are numerous rural markets in the nearby towns, for example, Cadours and Grenade. There are also lakes & rivers close by, or famous sights like the medieval castle in Carcassonne, vineyards in the Fronton region, or, shopping in Andorra, which are between an hour and an hour and a half drive away. And, of course, 45 minutes away there is the pink city of Toulouse, which offers many historical places of interest and museums, good shopping, and numerous excellent restaurants. There are also numerous golf courses nearby, the closest 20 minutes away is 'Seilh International Golf Course'. Other Activities: Also in the area: canoeing, golfing, water skiing, Walibi amusement park, pony rides, boat trips on canal, tree climbing amusement park, quad rides Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the region to suit all standards of golfer. Seilh International Golf Course is the closest, being 20 minutes away, which has two 18 hole golf courses, one International Standard and one PAR 64, which is ideal for higher handicappers. Other courses which should not be missed are:- Albi Lasbordes (1h15), fantastic course AND fantastic food ! (actually my personal favourite course in the region), Teoula (40mins) good course and good food, Las Martines (30mins) 9 hole course, ideal for higher handicappers, Palmola (45mins) good quality course with good food, Vieille Toulouse (45mins) lovely course and good food, short but technical, La Ramee (45mins) good course and good food, Mazamet-la-Barouge (2H00) worth the drive, excellent course and excellent food. You can find more details of these courses by checking 'guide des golfs', 'nom', and then type the name of each course to find all relevant information. However, if you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact me. I know the courses well, as I'm a golfer too !
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
On arrival we will be asking you for a damage deposit of 400 GBP / 450 Euros, which you will be refunded one week after your departure, subject to any breakages and damage.