Let us show you one of our favourite sites in the region: The gîte Les Bouleaux, 82160 Espinas, Tarn-et-Garonne. This idyllic guesthouse is run by our dear friends and clients Caroline and Dave, so let it be known that we are by no means objective in this presentation!
Firstly, the charming guesthouse has the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in! Secondly, the bathroom is cute, and thirdly, the kitchen is all crooked and makes us feel like we’re on a boat. Furthermore, the living room is perfect for lounging around with a book or a movie. And to top it up: The view is simply stunning!
We love this spot! Who wouldn’t, taking in the magnificent garden, where lots of love and care has been put into the upkeep of colourful flowers and luscious trees. The pool is oh so pleasant when the temperature rises, or maybe you prefer a calming swim in the evening? Moreover, sitting or laying by the pool, or many other places on the property is made comfortable with numerous lounging areas, with or without cover. The hammock underneath a huge tree is my personal favourite… This is also a garden where I’ve had the pleasure of giving yoga classes!
We were invited to a big birthday party here, but due to Covid, the party was a small, yet lovely one. The setting is great for both small and big parties, and an open barn is perfect to take cover in in case of rain or burning sun.
From their website:
Les Bouleaux, Tarn et Garonne,
South West France
A charming 18th century French farmhouse, set in a hectare of gardens with large pool (12mx6m), close to the medieval village of St. Antonin Noble Val. Gite Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms.
A peaceful and private rural setting with magnificent views, near the pretty village of Espinas; 10 minutes drive from the 13th century market town of St. Antonin and within easy reach of Najac, Cordes sur Ciel and Albi. Toulouse Airport is 1 1/4 hrs away. The A20 motorway is also under 1/2 hour away making it easily possible to drive from the Channel ports in a day.
The four bedroomed gîte has been converted from a traditional Quercy property (Laumiere Haute) and retains many original features. The owners’ adjoining converted barn faces away from the guest house, garden and pool ensuring privacy for both. There is plenty of relaxation space, a huge oak tree with hammock, an open sided barn with games area sofas and a music system.