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Converted Barn With Pool Near Penne

Penne, France
  • Barn
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Converted Barn in Penne, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Spectacular Views Of Medieval Penne And The Aveyron Gorges

Overlooking the dramatic gorges of the Aveyron river, our 260 year old barn has been sensitively renovated to offer you a relaxing holiday in this idyllic part of rural France. 10m by 5m pool shared with owners.

Overlooking the dramatic gorges of the Aveyron river, our 260 year old barn has been sensitively renovated to offer you a relaxing holiday in this idyllic part of rural France. 10m by 5m pool shared with owners.


Justin and Kate

Member Since 2011
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018
About Justin and Kate

Kate and Justin bought this property 20 years ago in a very dilapidated state and have been making improvements ever since culminating in the recent conversion of our barn. During the summer we live in the farmhouse and are on hand to offer any assistance you may need. We are very discreet and you don't have to see us if you don't want to! Our neighbours (all French) have always been interested in our renovations. They are very aware of the beauty of their surroundings and are supportive of our efforts to preserve this while carrying out improvements.

Justin and Kate purchased this Barn in 1991


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed or two singles, Double sofa bed in large main living room.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Large bathroom with wc, bath and shower cubicle.

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Internet
              • Washing Machine


                  • Outdoor Grill


                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                        Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool


                              • caves
                              • churches
                              • cinemas
                              • forests
                              • museums

                                Leisure Activities

                                  • bird watching
                                  • horseback riding
                                  • scenic drives
                                  • sight seeing
                                  • walking

                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                      • ATM/bank

                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                          • cycling
                                          • mountain biking
                                          • spelunking
                                          • swimming
                                          • tennis


                                              • Notes on accommodation: Wireless broadband access included. Free use of telephone to landlines in Europe on request. Outside: Outside area with table and chairs suitable for barbecues or just sitting enjoying the view. The 10 x 5 metre salt water pool has plenty of space for relaxing on loungers. Sunshades are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included and washed between lets. Please bring your own towels.

                                                House Rules

                                                Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                4 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                Absolutely Fabulous

                                                Anne HEast Sussex

                                                I stayed here with a friend in early September. The weather was wonderful every day but one, when we stayed in the barn playing silly games and watching the clouds hover over the valley - very beautiful.

                                                The owners, Kate and Justin, were staying in the 'big house' while we were there, though we were hardly aware of them, and had to search them out to invite them over for a drink when they answered all our questions with patience and humour - they are really nice! We spent a lot of time by the pool which has fantastic views. Local walks are lovely and we ate out a few times in some fabulous restaurants, though mostly we made use of the very well equipped kitchen. There is a great market on Sunday mornings in St Antonin - about 20 mins away by car, and the castles at Bruniquel, which is also nearby, make an easy, enjoyable excursion. A very relaxing holiday and I'm definitely going back again!


                                                Sue E.

                                                We had an amazing holiday and wished we could have stayed longer. A beautiful house with everything you could possibly need and views to die for over the Aveyron Gorge. The property is surrounded by amazing scenery, historic medieval villages and towns, daily markets, kayaking, river swimming and beautiful walks. The owners are lovely and bent over backwards to help us. Would definitely go back.....,,

                                                Relaxing holiday

                                                David and Elaine YoungCoventry

                                                This is a great place if you want to get away from it all and find some peace and quiet. We loved the beautiful pool area, with spectacular views across the valley; it is perfect for relaxing during the day and eventually watching the sunset in the evening.

                                                When feeling more energetic, we enjoyed a family day out canoeing on the river Aveyron. In addition, to the local villages and places of historical interest, the city of Albi is well worth a visit, with its magnificent cathedral, museums, shops and restaurants.

                                                The accommodation is light and airy, comfortable, clean and well equipped; also with wonderful views.

                                                Great place to stay

                                                Jess and MaartenNetherlands

                                                We had a wonderful week at the Barn. The views were wondeful, the swimming pool got sun all day and was well-maintained, and there was more than enough to do in the surrounding area, despite being a bit "off the beaten path." The kitchen was the best we've had in all our years of renting houses. We love to cook, so this was of particular importance for us! The furniture was comfortable and everything was clean and well-taken care of.

                                                We were fortunate enough to have Justin & Kate there while we were staying there, and we couldn't have asked for better hosts. They are simply a lovely couple.

                                                Highly recommended!


                                                Penne, France

                                                Coast/Beach: Mediterranean coast about 3 hours drive away. Travel: Toulouse airport (BA and Easyjet) 1 hour. Easy access from A20 autoroute via Caussade. Distances: Penne - 5 minute drive (medieval bastide village with ruined castle open to the public, shop, bar). Other Bastide towns in the vicinity. St Antonin Noble Val - 15 minutes (unspoilt Roman town, Sunday market). Montauban - 35 minutes (capital of Tarn et Garonne). Gaillac - 35 minutes (wine producing centre). Cordes sur ciel - 30 minutes (bastide walled town, popular tourist centre). Albi - 55 minutes (Toulouse Lautrec museum and superb cathedral).

                                                Rates & Availability

                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                Changeover Day: Saturday. Arrive after 4.30pm. Leave before 10am. Notes on prices: Prices are for one week rentals. We offer a 5% discount for rentals of 2 or more weeks. Our commune also requires us to collect Taxe de Sejour on their behalf. This is 50 euro cents per adult per night. Children under 18 are exempt.

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                                                For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                Property # 8067043