Hilltop farm for holiday rental in Varen - MN001438

Varen (5km from Laguepie), Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MN001438 Advertiser since: 8 August 2003
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Mas de Paul Self Catering Saturday 7 14 3

About this property

Idyllic Hilltop Location, Farm with Large Courtyard. This villa is in a rural setting.

Mas de Paul enjoys an idyllic hilltop location; it is a traditional old stone farmhouse in rustic style with an enclosed central courtyard. Recently renovated and surrounded by glorious wooded countryside, it is situated in a small rural hamlet. Walking and mountain biking trails radiate from the hamlet, kayaking and watersports including wild water swimming can be found within 10 km.
The property consists of three adjoining 2 bed cottages (optional 4th). There are three living rooms and 3/4 kitchens including a 'summer kitchen' off the courtyard. Up to 7 bedrooms (with two additional cots if required) and 3/4 bathrooms. Logburning stoves and electric c/heating. Large screen LCD tv/dvd, table tennis table, etc. A pizza oven and bbq are found in the courtyard.
The garden includes swings and terraces with picnic benches and there is a large heated swimming pool and Lazy spa. Mas de Paul provides flexible accommodation that is ideally suited to large groups and extended families. Parking for 3-4 cars.



Kitchen and dining

3-4 fully-fitted and equipped kitchens plus 'summer' kitchen off the courtyard.

3-4 dining areas plus 'summer' dining room and outside table in the courtyard.

Living rooms

3-4 living areas with sofas etc.


6-7 bedrooms, up to four double and 3 twin bedrooms.


3-4 all equipped with showers.


Log burning stoves and electric panel heaters in all cottages


Tv/dvd, broadband internet, table tennis table, various games and a library of books.

Garden and outside

Large heated pool, Lazy Spa, swings, barbecue, pizza oven, picnic tables etc

Parking and garages

Parking for 3-4 cars next to the property.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for large families and groups; stairs mean that some of the property may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: laguepie



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: coarse fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: River La Seye
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Albi
Distance: 25 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Najac
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Gaillac



Name/number of nearest marked trail: D15


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gaillac
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Peter Roberts

My wife and I are both teachers, although I have retired, we live in rural Wiltshire with our dog and two cats.

Owner's website www.sw-france-gite.com
Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We chose this area having holidayed in France for many years and have found that the countryside and local towns in this area are beautiful and so unspoiled. The weather in summer is reliably sunny and warm , in Spring the fields are full of wild flowers and in Autumn the surrounding woods are full of colour.
Unique benefits of property Our property is ideal for large groups of family and friends as up to 14 guests can stay in comfort enjoying lots of communal space to dine and swim whilst also enjoying the benefit of self contained accommodation in adjoining cottages. The central courtyard is a unique feature and the large heated pool and adjoining Lazy Z spa make it difficult to venture away.

The Owner Recommends

Location and Activities

Hilltop location in rual setting. Walking, biking and kayaking all nearby.

Nearest Restaurant