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Three beautifully restored stone cottages with a new salt water pool - La Lavandiere



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, Sleeps 16 in 3 beautifully restored cottages

Nestled between the medieval Bastide towns of Monflanquin, Villereal and Monpazier, La Balie sits in 10 acres of rolling countryside and consists of a collection of 18th century farm buildings including 3 beautifully restored cottages. Both Le Pigeonnier and La Grenouilliere have three double ensuite bedrooms, La Lavandiere has two double ensuite rooms.

La Balie is ideal for families or groups of friends for whom it offers a stunning location to relax, share meals and explore the beautiful countryside of the Lot-et-Garonne. It also provides a great venue for special occasions such as weddings, birthday celebrations or other special events.

There is a wonderful, heated, salt water pool, with plenty of room for all guests to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Superbly situated for touring the Dordogne and the Bastide towns of Aquitaine, La Balie is only 10 mins drive from Monflanquin and there are many leisure activities in the area including horse riding, canoeing and kayaking, vineyard visits and traditional local markets.

Daily flights from the UK to Bergerac

Direct trains from Paris to Agen (50km from La Balie)

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Details for holiday cottage La Lavandiere, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

La Lavandiere accommodates up to 4 people on one floor - It consists of a large and airy living room with an open plan kitchen, opening onto a large sunny courtyard, one twin bedroom, and one double bedroom, each with their own ensuite bathrooms.

La Lavandiere includes electric heating, a wood burning stove, a flat screen television, iPod dock, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven, microwave oven, electric hob, parking, private courtyard, barbecue and garden furniture

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We (family with 2 teenage children) have just returned from a lovely 2 week break at La Lavandiere, one of the 3 rental properties at La Balie. The cottage itself was immaculate with everything included that we needed.

This small development is set in a lovely position with beautiful views and a wonderful salt-water swimming pool and terrace area. The owner, Fiona, was on hand to answer any queries, provide advice/recommendations and generally ensure everything works - which it did, very well! A short drive gets you to several villages/towns with a wide variety of things to do and see. All in all, a fabulous place to stay in a lovely part of France!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Fiona and were delighted that La Balie lived up to our expectations. La Lavandiere was well appointed, spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The outdoor areas were also very well maintained. We enjoyed the swimming pool and playing boules in the meadow in the evenings. Monflanquin is a nice town nearby. We visited markets at Pujols and Montpazier and the chateau at Gavaudun. The night markets were lively and great fun - very informal dining on local produce, entertainment (Salles, Monflanquin, Montagnac-sur-Lede). With our 2 boys (9 & 7), we enjoyed canoeing on the River Dordogne with Canoe Roquegeoffre (Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse). Amazing views of chateaux along our 14km journey. Highly recommended.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at La Balie and would love to return. We recommend it without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent three unforgettable weeks in La Lavandiere. This beautifully and very well appointed cottage became home almost immediately and we felt sorry when we had to leave.The location of La Balie is as perfect as can be, quiet, beautiful scenery and many monuments within easy reach.Thank you Fiona for creating this little piece of heaven and for your warm hospitality, we will certainly recommend La Balie to anyone planning to visit France

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, authentic and beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

With my husband and three young children, we spent a fantastic week this summer at cottage La Lavandière at La Balie. Our host Fiona immediately made us feel welcome and at home. La Lavandière is a single floor cottage with large bedrooms and a very sunny living room. The cottage is superbly decorated and offers fantastic views on the lovely surroundings. The cottage is very practical and comfortable. Though we had sunshine the entire week, we never felt too hot inside. The private courtyard and nearby garden are ideal for young children to play and for watching the stars at night! The swimming pool is surrounded by an enchanting garden that Fiona plans to embellish even more! Fiona provided us useful advice on restaurants and places to visit in the neighbourhood and we enjoyed all our visits to nearby Monflanquin, Chateau de Biron, Chateau de Bonaguil, Villeneuve-sur-Lot,... I would definitively recommend a visit to La Balie and hope to be going back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Monsempron Libos at 11 Kilometres Car: necessary

45 mins from Bergerac on the Dordogne river La Balie is ideally situated to explore the beautiful countryside of South West France. With the historic Bastide towns of Villereal, Monflanquin and Monpazier within easy reach, kayaking on the Dordogne and Lot rivers and two excellent golf courses there is plenty to do and explore.

Daily markets producing exceptional local produce and wonderful vineyards to vist will provide you with an excellent source of local delicacies or if you'd rather dine out there are three One star Michelin restaurants nearby and plenty of cafes and less formal restaurants.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking with the balance paid 6 weeks before arrival.
2. In addition we require a security deposit of Euro 500 which will be refunded 2 weeks after departure subject to any deductions
3. We provide linen, bath towels and swimming towels.
4. Bookings are normally from 4pm on day 1 to 10am on the final day
5. Prices are per property, per week and include g

A deposit of 25% of the total rental amount is required to confirm your reservation, with the balance and a security deposit due 6 weeks before your arrival

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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving

Floor Area

  • 85 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms at La Balie have been renewed this winter and each bedroom now has its own ensuite bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

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