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Two Charming And Peaceful Rural Properties With Private Pool ( May-September) - The Barn House sleeps 2 adults + 2 chiildren (sofa bed)

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 nights



The Barn House sleeps 2 adults + 2 chiildren (sofa bed)

As the name would suggest, the Barn House is a recently converted Barn. It has a fabulous open floor to ceiling vaulted sitting room with a flagstone floor and woodburning stove. The bedroom is on a mezzanine which looks over this beautiful room and also leads out onto a balcony which overlooks the lovely gardens and pool. There is a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar.

About the property


Only a day's drive from the Channel ports, Le Bêtet is an oasis of calm and tranquillity nestled in the heart of the beautiful Gascon countryside. Until ten years ago the property was a working farm, and the owners have worked hard to keep the look and feel of the traditional architecture, while installing plenty of 21st century comforts. The Chai is a converted wine-store, offering flexible accommodation for two to four people. Guests can step straight out from the living room onto their own private terrace. The Barn House also sleeps two to four and features a galleried sleeping area with a balcony overlooking the courtyard. Both properties have internet and Freeview English Television. A short stroll away across the lawns is a 12 metre swimming pool, heated mid-May to mid-September; while those looking for a longer walk can follow the paths around the woods and fields for over an hour without leaving the property. But peaceful surroundings don’t have to mean there is nothing to do! The local town of Eauze is only fifteen minutes drive away. The ancient capital of Gascony, it features a lovely medieaval square as well as plenty of modern shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The Thursday market is without doubt the best in the area and the summer months offer a seemingly limitless round of festivals, antiques fairs and exhibitions. Food lovers will know that Gascony is the home of foie gras and armagnac, and both can be savoured and bought from local producers. Further afield, Toulouse and Bordeaux are just two hours away and a day trip to the Pyrenees is easily done.

Whilst we don't allow pets, visitors should be aware that there is a dog, cat, chickens (no Cockerels!) and three ponies on the property. A housesitter resides quietly in the main house and is available to help with any queries.

This is a non-smoking property. No smoking is allowed inside or outside the buildings.

More Details

Sarah Rogerson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

About Sarah Rogerson

We are an English Family who bought Le Betet 11 years ago. Over the years we have loving restored the 16th century farmhouse and two of the originals barns into comfortable gites. It has been our family home for 8 years, but we are currently working in Brussels, so we are able to offer the gites for holiday rentals.

Sarah Rogerson purchased this barn in 2004

Why Sarah Rogerson chose Manciet

We bought Le Betet as a wonderful family home. We chose this part of France for the beautiful countryside and the gastronomy! Being only two hours from the sea, the Pyrenees and Bordeaux who could really ask for more!

What makes this barn unique

The property is set within its own 27 hectares so peace and quiet is guaranteed! The two gites are set around the farmhouse, yet each has its own privacy. The gardens are large and merge into fields and woodland. The 12m x 6 m pool is heated and you can shade yourself under the walnut trees, or samply fresh figs growing overhead as lie by the pool. You can walk for a hour without leaving the property. However, if you wish to do so, the town of Eauze is only 10 minutes drive away. It has wonderful facilities for a small town, boasting a selection of restaurants, a huge LeClerc supermarket and the best local market in the area.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
150 GBP non-returnable deposit per week at time of booking.
Balance due six weeks before start of holiday plus 150 GBP security deposit.
Cancellations less than six weeks before start of holiday only refunded if property is re-let.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Both properties can be rented jointly at a discount. 700 GBP per week off-peak and 900 GBP peak.
The properties are available by arrangement during the winter months at 350 GBP per week each.


Manciet Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The Barnhouse features both a mezzanine floor and an exterior balcony. We feel these may be unsuitable for children below the age of six. Outside: Extensive lawns around both properties leading directly onto pasture and woodland. Several outdoor eating areas by properties and by pool. The 12x6 metre pool is heated. Barbecues are provided with both properties. There are a trampoline and swings for children (at parents risk). The farm is home to three ponies, a dozen or so chickens, a dog and a cat.


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The Barn House sleeps 2 adults + 2 chiildren (sofa bed)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A beautiful tranquil Gascon rural retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The Barnhouse at Le Betet was the perfect holiday home for our family of 4. We spent 2 lovely relaxing weeks here enjoying the regions festivities, food, wine, countryside, wildlife, armagnac, markets, weather and much more. Sarah and her family were very warm, friendly and helpful. The gardens were truly a peaceful haven with a lovely pool area and the largest couple of fig trees I've ever seen. The pool was a great size, child friendly and perfect to cool off in.

The barnhouse itself had lots of character with a stunning oak framed double height living area with a log burning stove, piano, dining area and a beautiful oak framed mezzanine sleeping area with 4-poster bed. The barnhouse had everything we needed.

We easily filled 2 weeks exploring and enjoying the region and would love to return to fill 2 more. We would recommend Le Betet to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope you will come and see us again.
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Toulouse or Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A 65
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Toulouse airport, 1 hour 45 minutes drive

Bordeaux airport 1 hour 45 minutes drive


Eauze 10 km

Condom (river-boat rides) 30 km

Marciac (Jazz festival) 40 km

Lupiac (birthplace of D'Artagnan) 25 km

Further Details:

As well as a regular Thursday market, Eauze has 3 supermarkets (Leclerc, Leaderprice and Lidl) all major French banks and several restaurants serving local produce. There are two bio (organic produce) shops, hairdressers, pharmacies and a Post Office. Nearby vineyards which are open to visitors include Pellehaut and Tariquet. There are numerous small armagnac producers.