Holiday home in France
The house has been renovated by us, with precious help from our family and friends. It has been our holiday home for 10 years now, and we are very proud of the result of our work. Originally very dark, the house has now become bright and comfortable.
The large beams, the upstairs flooring and the warm colours make it a welcoming and user-friendly place. The entrance is spacious and well-lit. The “Black Room” on the left has three enormous windows that justify the colour on the walls. The furniture is simple.
The “Red Room” on the right is cosy. We’ve installed a desk in conventional wood there. There is also an old record player with a collection of discs from the 60s and 70s.
Further on is the “Blue Room” furnished for children and the “Yellow Room” which looks over the garden and offers a particularly restful area.
Between the Black Room and the Blue Room, there is a small bathroom with a sink. The same can be found between the Red Room and the Yellow Room, with a view of the garden.
The house is an independent building. It is surrounded by a large garden through which runs a small river, where you can see trout. Ducks pass by regularly to rest by the water.
The big terrace offers both shade and sun at all times of the day. Behind the house, near the river, there is a small terrace where you can make a campfire, which can also serve as a barbecue. In the evening, the sun sets on that side of the garden.
- Local contact
- Safe for small children
- Washing machine
- Fenced garden
- Pets welcome
The house is located at the edge of the Loures Barousse village, on a terrain of 2800 m2. The village centre, with its church, is situated only 200 metres from the house. You will find all necessary commodities there (pharmacy, hairdresser, bakeries, bar, grocery store and weekly market).
Loures Barousse is on the edge of the Garonne. Barbazan is on the other side of the river. Both villages are very quiet.
You can go on many good walks in the surrounding area: for example, you can discover the artistic village of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges; or visit the shores of the many rivers towards the Pays de l’Ours. By car, you can be in Lourdes or Toulouse in less than an hour. Of course, you can also spend a day in Spain (Bossost).
Nearby, you can explore Saint-Gaudens, Montrejeau, and Lannemezan, where you can do some shopping or hunt around the markets and antiquaries.
There are also several mountain lakes that are great for swimming in (Loures Barousse, Barbazan, Montrejeau) and the ski slopes of Nistos, Superbagnières or Le Mourtis are barely half an hour away.
- Meadows and woodland
- In or near a village
Restaurants, food & wine
The villagers are proud of their cheese: le Barousse! An excellent cheese containing cow or sheep’s milk (sometimes both, mixed together)
Every Friday morning, you can buy local specialties as well as deliciously fresh products on the Loures Barousse market, which takes place 150 metres from the house, in front of the village’s picturesque church. There is also two bakeries, a café, a pharmacy and a hairdressing parlour on the village square.
Loures-Barousse is situated on the edge of the Garonne. You can fish there, but you can also do some rafting, starting from Labroquière.
There are many opportunities for bike rides in the area.
There is a tourist office in Loures Barousse which can provide you with all the information required for the numerous walks that are available, like the one around the Lac d’Oo for example.
By following the Garonne, you can go all the way to Spain (half an hour’s drive away), where you can go on shopping trips, even on Sundays.
In St Juste, you will be able to admire the Roman remains there. There is also a beautiful cathedral in Saint-Bertrand de Comminges. Lourdes is 60 km away from the house.
You can go swimming and rent paddle boats or canoes at the Lac de Montrejeau. Don’t miss a visit to the Pays de l’Ours, in Arbas, 25 km from the house.
For bike riding enthusiasts, the Tour de France passes through the village every year!
The Chemin de Piemont (St Jacques de Compostelle) runs past the village.
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Water sports
- Mountain sports
- Flying and gliding
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Additional price info and offers
The fees are viable for 2 people.
Accommodations possible up to 8 people with an extra charge of 50€ per person (high season: 900€ / week for 8 people – low season: 700€ / week.
Costs do not apply for children under 2 years old. Children between 2 and 14 years old are charged for half price (extra charge of 25€).
Low season: 29th of October – 18th of December;
Middle season: 3rd of September – 29th of October;
High season: 18th of December – 8th of January 2012;
Low season: 8th of January – 18th of February;
3rd of Mars – 28th of April;
5th of May – 30th of June;
25th of August – 13th of October;
27th of October – 22nd of December;
Middle season: 18th of February – 3rd of March;
28th of April – 5th of May;
13th of October – 27th of October;
High season: 30th of June – 25th of August;
22nd of December – 6th of January 2013;
Towels, Bed linen
- Safety deposit € 250.00
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 150.00
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Ilonka Makkinje has last updated the calendar on 10 Feb 2019
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Mariska Molenaar from Alkmaar,
Wat een fantastisch huis!! Geen vakantiehuisje meer, maar inderdaad een klein kasteeltje.
Heel veel ruimte in en om het huis. Heerlijk. Mooi ingericht!
Ook de tuin is ruim. Je kunt ieder moment van de dag de zon wel ergens opzoeken. Onze kinderen hebben veel in het kleine beekje achter het huis gespeeld.
Het dorpje kun je veel vinden. Bakker, farmacie en supermarkt. Vriendelijke mensen overal.
Comment from Ilonka Makkinje
Hallo Mariska! Bedankt voor je positieve reactie in het gastenboek! Het doet ons goed te horen dat jullie het er zo naar je zin hebt gehad. Wij gaan op deze voet verder om het huis nog mooier te maken en de tuin nog aantrekkelijker! Bedankt ook voor de sfeervolle foto die je erbij hebt gezet! Frank en Anita.