'La Colline' sleeps 5 and is the largest of three beautiful gites forming part of Barès, a traditional farmhouse in the beautiful Haute Garonne département in the Midi-Pyrénées. Completely self-contained, with its own private entrance, terrace and garden, the gite has ancient beams, wood-burning stove, shared use of the luxury 10 X 5m swimming pool, 1.5 hectares of grounds and stunning views of the Pyrenees. 50 mins from Toulouse, an hour to the Pyrenees and 75 mins to the nearest skiing.
Gite La Colline is the oldest part of a traditional farmhouse. An open-plan and well-equipped kitchen-diner leads into the large and airy main bedroom, with king-sized bed and patio doors onto the private terrace. The large bathroom has a WC, large shower, basin and washing machine. The sitting room is at the heart of the gite. It used to be the farm kitchen and has a high ceiling and ancient beams, the original fireplace and bread oven, to which has been added a wood burning stove for cosy evenings in Winter, and stairs (with stair gate) up to a small mezzanine with a single bed (unsuitable for small children). Through the sitting room is the cosy second bedroom with a large double bed.
The gite has its own entrance at the front and private terrace and garden, with barbecue, at the back. Although it adjoins the main house, it is completely self-contained and feels very private. It is well-equipped, with bed linen and towels provided and there will be wine, beer, juice, milk, fresh bread, butter, jam, ham, cheese, tea and coffee waiting for you on arrival.
Guests from the three gites share the 1.5 hectares of land, the fabulous pool, table tennis and other games, and there are some bikes guests are welcome to borrow.
Toegang voor gasten
As well as the gite, guests share the 1.5 hectares of land and swimming pool
Interactie met gasten
When we are not at Barès our lovely neighbours who look after the gites are always available to help.
We live in London where we both work in education but we escape to beautiful Barès whenever we can to recharge our batteries. We bought the house with its three apartments this October and have inherited a very special place which had been run as a thriving gite business for 10 years by the previous owners - a lovely Dutch couple, Nic and Wil.
We both love cycling, reading, swimming and writing, which is another reason why we love Barès so much.