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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Barn
This beautifully peaceful converted barn in the heart of the countryside comes complete with a private heated swimming pool and sun terrace. Located just 2km from local village and close to local markets for fresh produce and an idyllic experience of rural France. The barn is full of light with high ceilings and traditional wooden beams. The furnishings are comfortable with everything provided for your stay; from crisp, clean white sheets to ice for your evening drinks. Nearby, explore local flea markets and brocantes, historic bastides, picnic at local lakes or stroll down by the river. Enjoy the shops, restaurants and history in elegant Albi just 20 minutes drive away. For the energetic, there are active sports like river rafting close by and plenty of space for children to run arou...This beautifully peaceful converted barn in the heart of the countryside comes complete with a private heated swimming pool and sun terrace. Located just 2km from local village and close to local markets for fresh produce and an idyllic experience of rural France. The barn is full of light with high ceilings and traditional wooden beams. The furnishings are comfortable with everything provided for your stay; from crisp, clean white sheets to ice for your evening drinks. Nearby, explore local flea markets and brocantes, historic bastides, picnic at local lakes or stroll down by the river. Enjoy the shops, restaurants and history in elegant Albi just 20 minutes drive away. For the energetic, there are active sports like river rafting close by and plenty of space for children to run around in the countryside. ...Or simply lie by the pool and enjoy perfect relaxation! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: MEUBLEDETOURISME3STAR
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Pippa E
Hosting since April 2015
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 88%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWhen you book with us, we will send you an information pack a few weeks before your stay, including clear directions to the property. We are normally here when you arrive, and will be happy to answer questions about the area. Please note that there is no charge for cleaning or bed linen. There is a travel cot, high chair, bed rail and intercom. We even provide pool towels! Your welcome pack will include: bread, butter, cheese, charcuterie, juice, yoghurts, fruit amongst other things. Notable amongst the other things are one or two bottles of Gaillac wine.

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andreaevans64
andreaevans64
Billericay, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic Stay at La Merise
We had four fabulous days at La Merise. The location of the gite and the gite itself are both beautiful. The gite has everything you need with the added bonus of a swimming pool. So relaxing and an ideal place to just chill. The owners Pippa and Marcus are lovely and have made sure that all needs are catered for. Great location as a base for visiting some of the many sites in the area. Would highly recommend.
Visited June 2018
Written 18 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meander789923
Meander789923
1 contribution
We had a delightful time in this wonderful Gite in France
We stayed with friends, arrived to a wonderful welcome pack of fruit, cheese, bread and wine which was fantastic as we arrived late at night. The Gite had everything you could ask for, beds were really comfortable, the pool is stunning and the area is so quiet and peaceful, only the sound of singing birds in the mornings. The owners Marcus and Pippa (and their gorgeous dog Roly) went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our time there. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good to us that particular weekend but it didn't stop us enjoying this wonderful part of France. Albi is a haven of cobbled streets and fabulous shops. The Cathedral is definitely a must to visit while in the area. We will definitely be recommending to our friends and we're already booking for next year.
Visited June 2018
Written 17 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ewakwo
Ewakwo
9 contributions
Très sympa
J'ai effectué un court séjour au gîte de pippa et Marcus, ils sont très sympa et accueillants. Le gîte est est situé dans un endroit calme et reposant. Les chambres sont très stylées, les meubles très jolies, la cuisine bien équipé et les lits confortables. Un séjour adorable et un gîte et très recommandé.
Visited May 2017
Written 24 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Verity J
Verity J
Hunstanton, United Kingdom4 contributions
Chilled-out pet-friendly slice of Southern French joy!
Even an Easyjet two-hour delay special couldn't spoil our break at this lovely gite with warm, welcoming hosts Pippa & Marcus and an equally enthusiastic welcome from their handsome dog, Roly! The gite is nice and private as well as being beautifully furnished and we wanted for nothing during our stay. Loads to do in the area with gorgeous scenery and with everything you need available at the nearby pretty town of Albi, we combined plenty of sightseeing with plenty of 'chill time' by the pool and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Looking forward to visiting again in 2018 and beyond!
Visited May 2017
Written 1 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KateofNewbury
KateofNewbury
Plymouth, United Kingdom27 contributions
Fabulous stay in gorgeous gite
My friends and I stayed in this beautiful Gite in May. It was absolutely delightful. The decor is modern and stylish, whilst still being sympathetic to the age of the gorgeous building. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The beds are incredibly comfortable - I had the best sleep whilst there! The fabulous pool is set in lovely open gardens with lush green grass. The gite is situated a short drive from a small village and a 10 minute drive to a larger town (with a big supermarket/shopping arcade), with the picturesque town of Albi (well worth a visit) near by. The setting is so quiet and peaceful you really take no time at all to relax. Pippa and Marcus are the perfect hosts - polite, friendly, helpful and welcoming, whilst also being un-intruding. And of course Rollie the Labrador is the most welcoming of all :) I'd highly recommend staying here!
Visited May 2017
Written 24 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charlotte D
Charlotte D
Worthing, United Kingdom83 contributions
Relaxation in the heart of the French countryside
This place is perfect! We stayed in June and had some really sunny, hot days which we spent by the pool just chilling out and watching the butterflies! From the house, we saw loads of birds of prey and deer in the fields. The little village has a great local restaurant/bar where all the locals go - amazing food and very big portions - which is wonderfully French! Albi, the local village is great for gifts with loads of wonderful boutique shops so good if you get a bit of a cloudy day. Overall a super stay and we'll certainly be visiting again!
Visited June 2017
Written 24 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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Map
Access
Car advised
How to get there
La Merise is about an hour away from Toulouse by car. We advise use of a car to get to La Merise and see the best of the surrounding area.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about La Merise

La Merise is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

La Merise has one bathroom available. See all property details.

La Merise has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at La Merise must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.

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