Main bathroom - soak and relax!Sunset view of the shared pool from terrace
Rustic and spacious French escape with pool
Rustic and spacious French escape with pool
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
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Perfect for families and couples, the house is set as part of a large French farmhouse. With large rooms, stunning views of the Midi-Pyrenees and a huge garden it is a wonderful rustic French retreat. In the summer - pool, large terrace and BBQ for relaxing sun-drenched evenings. In the winter - massive fireplace and kitchen ideal for creating warming dishes and snuggling on the sofas. There is no TV and basic Wifi, meaning you can really cut off from the world and relax.

The space

The house is ancient - 17th Century - it's a beautiful rustic space with many original features - from the cedar in the garden to the uneven steps! It's our home as well as a holiday rental, and we hope you will feel at home and love it as we do.

Inside, big spacious rooms, with high ceilings and big shuttered windows - perfect for keeping cool in the summer and warm in winter. Our shelves are stocked with books and board games, our kitchen has all the equipment you need for your holiday. Simple bedrooms are comfortable and the complete peace you can find in them should give you some wonderful sleep. The main bathroom is designed for total relaxation with a bath ample in size for two. An additional two bathroom and a shower room mean nobody needs to disturb you as you soak. The terrace runs the whole length of the house, with wonderful sunset views and excellent for quiet breakfasts al fresco.

Outside, we have a big private garden for guests' exclusive use. There is a shared courtyard to the front, where we share evening drinks, games of boules and barbecues. There's a shared pool and plenty of other shared green space for kids and adults alike.

Guest access

You get two self contained floors of the house for your full use. This includes the bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, terrace, garden and living space. You have your own entrance. Guests can access all the shared facilities, too (pool and grounds).


We also rent the rooms separately if you're a smaller group - you can do this through our separate listings on airbnb.

Interaction with guests

We live in a self contained apartment on the ground floor of the house, so we're there to help you get settled and can be available as much or as little as you like. We've spent a lot of time in this part of the world and can give you loads of advice and ideas of places to visit and eat.

If you have specific activities in mind, we can help you arrange them - for example we can help hikers get to and from their walk start and end points, make packed lunches etc.

Other things to note

We're very baby and family friendly - we have a travel cot, highchair and various other baby equipment that guests can use.

There's a friendly farm next door, with cows, chickens, dogs and more.


Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Mike User Profile
September 2017
La Payasterie is a magical place to stay. Our family was warmly welcomed into the community and we quickly made some excellent friends. The days at the pool and magnificent sunsets from the terrace will last a long time in our memories. Joe and Polly were excellent hosts for our 4 week stay. I can't recommend this airbnb highly enough.

Chloe User Profile
July 2017
Great accommodation in a beautiful area. Lovely and quiet and only a short walk to the nearest town which has everything you could need.

Jim User Profile
July 2017
The pool is great on a hot day, and certainly warmed up as the weather warmed (staying in very early July). There is so much to do in the area, but also plenty to do around the house - pool to relax in, BBQ to make use of, large veranda to sit and look at the scenery whilst reading, sitting in the large garden or having a play on the swing. A very relaxing stay.

Tom User Profile
March 2017
Lovely quiet place surrounded by nature

Siobhan Hypatia User Profile
November 2016
Lovely place to stay, spacious and well equipped but rustic and beautiful. Joe and Polly were friendly and helpful with whatever I needed. Beautiful surroundings. I'd go back there :)

Liesbet User Profile
July 2017
Wij verbleven in juli 2 weken met 6 personen op deze geweldige plek. Het 17de eeuwse huis is authentiek en charmant, en is gelegen midden in het groen. De ruime vakantiewoning is verdeeld over 2 verdiepingen, en heeft een zeer groot terras waar het heerlijk vertoeven is, met zicht op de groene omgeving, de prachtige aangelegde tuinen en het heerlijke zwembad (dat dagelijks onderhouden wordt)! Joe en Polly zijn zeer gastvrij, vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Zij kennen de streek zeer goed en gaven veel interessante tips. Ideaal om van hieruit culturele uitstappen te doen (Albi, Carcassonne, ..), charmante dorpen te bezoeken of natuurwandelingen te maken. Een echte aanrader!

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2013
Joe User Profile

Londoner, love to travel with my family (my wife Polly and one-year-old son Finn) - bit of a geek too!

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