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Beautifully converted barn on 5 acres with large pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfortably accommodates up to 10 with tennis, ping-pong and trampoline

Enjoy a relaxing holiday with family and friends in the heart of the beautiful Tarn region, halfway between the two great towns of Toulouse and Albi.

Our large four-bedroom house comfortably accommodates 10+ people.

There is no shortage of things to see and do, see for more.

We are 30 mins from Toulouse airport, 75 mins from Carcassonne airport (Ryanair) and 90 mins from Rodez airport (Ryanair).

Paul Hickey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

About Paul Hickey

We are Paul, Nadia, Samuel, Lochlann, Darrach and Thomas, “une famille recomposée”.

We have traveled extensively throughout the world and have setup La Maison des Amis to cater primarily for families, with all the comforts of home.

Paul has worked in the software industry since 1986, and is a founder at Structure101.

Nadia previously worked as a tour guide in South America and now teaches Spanish at the lycée in Gaillac.

Samuel, Lochlann, Darrach and Thomas are all at collège. When they can drag themselves away from the PlayStation, they play drums, handball, football and tennis.

When we are not taxi-ing the boys around, we are happy to do what’s necessary to make your stay more comfortable.

Paul Hickey purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Paul Hickey chose Giroussens

We had visited a number of houses in the region before seeing La Maison des Amis. The moment we first walked around the garden was the moment we decided this was the place.

Visit our own website,, to see what a great place it is for a 1 or 2 family holiday.


Giroussens Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Computer Available
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Mezzanine bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs bathroom - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Communal Tennis Court
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautifully converted barn on 5 acres with large pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely house in Southern France

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this property was just perfect for numerous reasons:

==> The village is beautifull, and has a very nice point of view.

==> Owners are welcoming

==> The house was perfectly clean, and has all the needed equipments.

==> There is a real and enjoyable swimming pool.

==> Good to know, it's easy to park several cars on the property.

==> There are many nice things to do around the property, don't hesitate to ask the owners to have good advices about it.

==> There is a colourful surprise in the garden, find out more by booking !

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Le Colvert

Take Exit 7 off the A68 between Toulouse and Albi, on to the D12 direction Giroussens. After 2 km you will pass the first of 3 right turns into the village of Giroussens. Bypass all 3, continue over the hill and take the first turn right at the bottom of the hill as the road straightens.

Continue past the entrance and over the tourist rail track.

La Maison des Amis is the first house on the right. There are 2 entrances with white gates, take the second entrance.

Just relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquility.

Or make the most of the many things to see and do in the region:

Albi cathedral, Toulouse-Lautrec museum, the city of Toulouse, Space museum, Airbus factory, the many great restaurants and local markets, a wide variety of sporting activities from canoeing and fishing to acrobranching,ULM and hang-gliding.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discount depending on length of stay. Rate depending on the number of persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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