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Manor House In 7 Acres With Private Pool

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Manor House in Lacroix-Barrez, Aveyron, Midi Pyrennes, France - On The Edge Of A Small Friendly Village

Beautiful French Manor House set in 7 acres of park land. In the foothills of the Massif Central. Close to a medieval town/chateau and river.6 bedrooms (king size plus one Emperor bed and two singles) Private heated 28 deg pool. Gym and Games room. Hot Tub (38 deg)…. pizza / bread oven… weekly outdoor Cinema….Outdoor dining area's (we have more than one) New Webber Barbeque

wild flower meadow….. relax..unwind and chill out…(local wine 4 euro's a bottle)

Keith Leatherbarrow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

About Keith Leatherbarrow

Both Karen and I live on the estate. we are here to provide you with an unforgettable holiday. Several of our guests have been coming back year after year.

We clean the pool daily and feed the horses but apart from that you will see as little or as much of us as you desire…

Keith Leatherbarrow purchased this house in 2007

Why Keith Leatherbarrow chose Lacroix-Barrez

We bought the Manor house back in 2007.. This came with a cottage and barn both in need of some renovation.

The cottage has been completely refurbished (2013/14)

And the Barn 2015/16…

What makes this house unique

Complete privacy.. the estate has electric gates lock yourselves away and relax.. Alternatively we have fantastic scenery on the door step (see photos)

we can provide bikes (we have 15).. Kayaks (2) .

Our part of France is known for is amazing walks. lakes rivers.


Lacroix-Barrez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 2 main bathrooms both with showers. (1 with Large Jacuzzi) 1 en-suite.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) we can also accommodate another 4 people in our cottage please see ref FR24823 (note special rates apply when both properties are booked together) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 7' four poster Bedroom 2 with 6'6’ four poster and en-suite Bedroom 3 with 6' French rattan bed (Japan room). Bedroom 4 and 5 with 6' French Rattan beds. Bedroom 6 with two single sleigh beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property is a no smoking property. Fully equipped gym. Running machine and weights concept 2 rowing machine etc. Many out door games golf/croquet etc. Also an assortment of bicycles available for guests use. Outside: 12m x 5m heated swimming pool. For private use only. Gas barbecue. Fire pit. 12 Loungers: tables and chairs. Outdoor tables, tennis table: lawn croquet: small golf driving range inc clubs and balls. Utility Room: Two washing machines and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Sun loungers and beach towels provided for use by the pool. Other: TV/music room with large LCD TV, Sky, Playstation, DVDs, videos and a piano. Games room: pool table: table football etc. gym: fully equipped with running machine: rowing machine: exercise bike and york multi gym. We have an assortment of bicycles.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

To The Manor Born!

  • 5 of 5

Reading the other reviews it has all been said before. The house was fabulous and without fault and the hosts were without question the most accommodating we have ever come across. The best compliment we can give is that we were unable to say goodbye so booked for three weeks next summer before our departure. This made the leaving less painful! So Keith and Karen it is 'Jusqu'à l'année prochaine' x (The Best of Dublin)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First rate guests... the village will miss you.. I think you kept the shop and bar busy for two weeks.. Looking forward to welcoming yiou back next year.. Take care. Karen & Keith
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First impression was WOW!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa for our family holiday with our best friends hoping that the photos were not 'too good to be true' as we have been mistaken before. However that could not have been further from the truth. From the moment we arrived, everything was fantastic. Keith and Karen could not have been more attentive, without being intrusive. They were there to help if ever we needed them, and had some great ideas and suggestions to help us make the most of the holiday. Everything described in the listing was accurate but does not do justice to how wonderful this property and these owners are. Would definitely recommend this to families looking for a fantastic holiday, and we will be back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I was lost in france

  • 5 of 5

Wir wollten Südfrankreich kennenlernen und haben uns hier her 'verirrt'

Was für ein Empfang durch das freundliche Ehepaar !

Was für ein geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus!

Die Schlafzimmer haben jedes sein eigenes Ambiente, die Badezimmer sind stilvoll und vor allem auf neuestem Standard und sauber. Der Aufenthaltsraum lässt keine Wünsche offen und die Küche ist für selbstverpfleger ideal.

Wir haben bereits für das nächste Jahr gebucht um mit unserer Familie unseren runden Geburtstag zu feiern.

Die Umgebung gibt uns viel zu erkunden die Landschaft ist phantastisch.

Danke für ein paar tolle Tage hier

Gerhard und Rita F. aus stuttgart

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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In petit Peru du paradis

  • 5 of 5

Glorious in every respect. The setting and surrounding countryside is fantastic. The Leatherbarrows must be the most hospitable hosts ever. The stay was huge fun especially the kayaking trip and the village organised walk/run to the stunningly situated Chateau du Avalon. The village hall shindig afterwards was a hoot even though it was conducted in French and we had no idea what was going on! Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Manor House several times over the past few years and have yet to be disappointed. From travelling with teenagers and pulling in all the local attractions, including the Millau Bridge, to a quiet weekend away to escape the hustle and stress of our working lives, Lacroix Barrez has it all.

The setting is idyllic, the house roomy with all your home comforts and more (unfortunately we've no pool at home!) and the location perfect for exploring rural France at its best.

As hosts, Keith and Karen are warm and friendly and on hand to provide advice or help with anything you require but can also be invisible if peace, tranquility and solitude are the order of the day.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending families or groups of varying sizes to stay hear to enjoy one of the best holiday experiences possible. We shall definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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happy holidays

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, extremely well equipped house. Lovely decor and furniture. Perfect for the family-lots of space and outdoor activities. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Village Bar Tabak (not very busy)
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking, horse riding, Kayak's available. rafting, cycling, Fishing all in local area. In our part of the Cantel there are several signed walks of around 5 - 10 kilometers with amazing scenery:


Although we are nowhere near the beach there is a large lake with beach 6-8km away.


55 mins drive from Rodez airport. 8 hour drive from Dieppe. 9 hours from Calais.


On the edge of a very friendly village with shop and small bar only 100m from front gates. village hotel has great inexpensive restaurant.we are 8km from small medieval town with great restaurants, two small supermarkets and bank.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $332.98

Booking Notes:
£250 deposit per week at time of booking (repayable in full within 7 days after your holiday subject to no damage/breakages). Full rental payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays arrival after 4pm departure before 10am: but flexible out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds (we also accept euros at the prevailing exchange rate). Long lets on request. Possible weekend rates out of season £750 (3 nights). 5% discount for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Security deposit at booking.. returned at end on holiday subject to no major breakages... Full rental due one month before arrival.

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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