The La Romieu Residence

southwest france, south of france
4 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€248 - €325 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

A freshly-renovated country house in La Romieu, Southwest France with a private pool and plenty of kids toys, just 5 minutes’ walk from the local village. It sleeps 10. The hosts have carefully restored this charming country house which is just steps from the UNESCO classified 14th century cloister and church in the medieval village of La Romieu, designated as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" (The Most Beautiful Villages of France). In the village you’ll also find a classic French bakery, artisanal ice cream, a wine shop, restaurants and gardens. The house itself boasts fast internet for parents who need to work, and great beds and mattresses for a good night’s sleep. Grown-ups will also love the big, beautiful kitchen for family meals and the great indoor/outdoor dining spaces to enjoy all the fabulous food and wine that this region is known for.

Why Kids Love it

The hosts here have 2 young children, so the house is fully set up for kids to enjoy. Little ones will find lots of pool toys outside, as well as a large fully-enclosed yard where they can run around, play hide-and-seek, and pick fruit from the fig and plum trees to make jam or home-made pies. Indoors, there are plenty of kids books, legos, puzzles and costumes - everything you need for a rainy day. They’ll also love the Scandi stylish kids bedroom, which has extra beds for sibling sleepovers! When they’re ready to explore the local area, it’s a short walk to both a nearby playground and a local organic ice cream vendor.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. The hosts can offer a discounted rate for stays over 3 weeks. The house is generally closed over the Winter period but the host will consider bookings of 2 weeks or more during this season. Safety notes: the pool is ungated but has an alarm. The pool is not heated but does have a sun heating tarp to keep it warm. There is no air conditioning but there are fans throughout. The entire property is fully fenced. Parking is available for 2 cars and car rental is recommended to explore the region. You can also hire bicycles in the local village. A BBQ is now available also.

About the Location

The house is located in La Romieu in Southwest France. It’s a quick, child-friendly walk to the village, which features a bakery, post office, bank, a little grocery store, a few restaurants, bars and a tobacco shop. Despite the village location, the property is very secluded with a beautiful view of fields and a large garden shielded by hedges. The village has a Monday morning market in the square and many activities linked to the Collégial as well as being a well known hiking destination for the "chemins de la compostelle". The larger towns of Lectoure (which has the best shops, galleries, restaurants and bakeries in the whole region) and Condom are just 10-15 minutes away. The house is 35 minutes from Agen train station (which has direct trains from Paris) and 1.5 hours from the Toulouse and Bordeaux airports.

Accommodation Details

The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, set over 2 floors. Main floor: an open plan kitchen, living and dining room which leads to a patio with outdoor table and outdoor shower, with views of the swimming pool. The kitchen features a gas range cooker, a large fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso machine and pantry, as well as a beautiful marble dining table with views of the whole property. Back to back sofas provide a wonderful seating area around the fireplace. This floor also has an office/bedroom (with a pull-out queensize sofabed, a desk and a monitor) and a full bathroom with walk-in shower. Second floor: a primary bedroom with a kingsize bed, a large armoire and an ensuite bathroom (plus views of the beautiful La Romieu Collegial). This Jack-and-Jill bathroom also opens to the hallway, and features a claw foot bathtub, a separate shower and double vanity units. There is also another guestroom with a queensize bed and large closets, as well as a children’s bedroom with 2 single beds (plus 2 single futon mattresses if required).

Style Notes

Classic country cottage. This charming double-fronted house was recently gut-renovated in 2021 by a French-American designer whose work has featured in the book "How the French Live: Modern French Style". The hosts have maintained its historic charm - thick stone walls, exposed ceiling beams and wooden window shutters stay true to the local architecture - while providing all the comforts and conveniences needed for a wonderful family stay. Sorbet shades and calming neutrals create an elegant atmosphere, while contemporary art work on the wall adds subtle pops of color. We love the whimsical pink kitchen, the authentic stone flooring and that spectacular clawfoot bathtub.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
4 twin / single
Annouchka E.
Member since January 21, 2017
We are a French and Canadian couple living in San Francisco, but have been coming to the Gers for the last 20 years, where we have family and friends.

1 review

Lisa L.
Visited in August 2022
We really enjoyed our stay in this charming little village. The walk to town with delicious fresh basil , rose , lavender gelato and fields of sunflowers all around made this a very special trip. The house manager is incredibly helpful and informative. The pool was great

Southwest France, South of France

Vineyards, castles and mountains

Forget frogs legs, berets and necklaces of onions: this is the real France. The southwest is a lesser visited part of the country, bordered to the south by the Pyrenees and to the west by the Atlantic ocean. Here you’ll find local ski stations, salt water baths, ancient caves with cave paintings of horses and cows, lakes and river rapids, fairytale castles and rows and rows of grape vines. Life is lived at a leisurely pace and it’s a great place to visit if you want to reconnect as a family and enjoy the great outdoors together.