“What a fabulous retreat”
“We would recommend this lovely barn to anyone”
Welcome to Bijou Barn where we combine modern luxuries with traditional French style to create the perfect holiday retreat. Situated in the enviable heart of the Malbec wine region in France, 80 km north of Toulouse and 30km west of Cahors. Bijou Barn is over 200 years old and has been lovingly restored to provide a stunning open plan living space with 3 ensuite double bedrooms to sleep 6 people.
We would describe our property as a vintage barn with all the mod-cons oozing French style with a contemporary twist. The spacious yet charming en suite bedrooms all have access to various parts of the landscaped garden.
In South West France, outdoor living is a way of life. Bijou Barn is no exception with its two terraces, one with a BBQ, for alfresco eating and a beautiful secluded 10x5m pool reached through a vine covered terrace.
We really hope that we have created the perfect holiday retreat for you to come and visit year after year.
From the front door you enter into the main barn which provides the kitchen, dinning area and lounge. The 72 square metre area benefits from a double height ceiling with old wooden beams creating a wonderful light and very spacious place with three exits into the various areas of the garden. The lounge are is very comfortable with 2 large sofas to relax on, a Freesat TV with DVD player, a separate CD player and wifi connection.
It’s a lovely area to cook in as you never feel cut off from the rest of the family. There is a 5 burner gas hob with 2 electric ovens, a dishwasher, large fridge freezer and plenty of cupboard space.
We have called our 3 Bedrooms Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby.
Accessed from the living area by three stone steps, this room is both tranquil and airy with its pitched high ceiling and wooden beams. There is a chest of drawers and 2 wardrobes plus a cupboard for toiletries. In an alcove stands the roll top bath for those relaxing soaks. There is also a basin and separate toilet. A door opens onto a vine covered terrace which leads to the pool area so you can enjoy an early morning swim.
Again accessed from the living area down three steps, the pitched high ceiling and wooden beams give this room a spacious feel. There is a comfortable double bed, large wardrobe and chest of drawers. Double patio doors lead to the lawned garden. The pebble floored shower with stone basin makes this room quite unique.
This large double room is on the ground floor of the old cottage. It’s thick walls and wooden beams provide a cosy feel whilst keeping you cool. Access into the garden is through a delightful stone archway.
Diamond Bathroom – Toilet, Basin and Rolltop Bath
Sapphire Bathroom – Toilet, Basin and Shower Enclosure
Ruby Bathroom – Toilet, Basin and Shower Enclosure
Diamond Bathroom The roll top bath is situated in an alcove in the bedroom and there is also a stone basin. The separate wc is accessed from the bedroom.
Sapphire Bathroom The shower area with its stone surround, large shower head and pebble encrusted floor and the basin sunk into a stone plinthand makes this a unique room. There is a separate wc off the bedroom.
Ruby Bathroom The shower room is next door to the bedroom and used only by guests in the Ruby bedroom. There is a toilet and basin with a pebble floored shower. with shower and wc
Each room of the house flows out into the garden which is divided into smaller areas so everyone will find their own special space. There is also a large grassed area at the back ideal for playing, croquet, pétanque or badminton.
There are two covered terraces outside for those alfresco meals. There is also a BBQ for those mealtimes when you just don’t want to be anywhere other than outside in the sunshine.
The 10×5 metre swimming pool has a paved surround and the corner steps provide easy access into the water. There is also a pool alarm. The patio, complete with sun loungers and parasol and pool are surrounded by hedges which give a feeling of seclusion.
Booking is really easy just go to our page on Owners Direct