This is a very unique property offering a truly memorable and romantic experience. Originally built as a Pigeon Barn, (don’t worry, the original tenants have long since moved on..!) this 3 storey, open plan detached barn offers luxurious accommodation for 2 people (although there is the ability to accommodate another 2 persons with the sofa bed in the lounge). Absolutely full of original features (the beam work is incredible) this will live long in the memory of anyone that stays. A very romantic and special property designed for those looking for something a bit different...
The accommodation is arranged with the kitchen/diner on the ground floor, the bedroom, with ensuite shower room on the 1st floor and the lounge on the 2nd floor.
Le Pigeonnier has its own private ,stone terrace with quality outdoor furniture, barbeque and lighting.This leads onto the communal gardens and the large and secure swimming pool terrace.
Stunning luxurious properties, complete tranquillity & magnificent views.
In 4 acres of grounds, on the edge of a tiny hamlet, close to the very pretty bastide village of Prayssas, Sainte Foy offers a stunning, romantic, panoramic holiday location. The properties offer complete tranquillity in beautiful surroundings, yet are close to all amenities in nearby Villeneuve-sur-Lot & Agen, providing the perfect self catering holiday. The detached properties, all with their own private terraces, are grouped around a large west facing, wonderful Pool Terrace, with a 12mtrs x 6mtrs salt-water pool, and offering fantastic views and sunsets over a vineyard and unspoilt countryside.
Sainte Foy consists of 3 distinctly different detached properties; La Maison-the original, beautiful farm cottage; La Grange- a luxurious, spacious barn, and the very romantic & petit barn, Le Pigeonnier.
All offer a range of unique and individual features, providing the basis for an unforgettable family or romantic holiday in this beautiful region of South West France.
Top Traveller Review
The perfect place for a relaxing hideaway
About the Owner
Bookings are normally Saturday-Saturday.However, other start and finish days may be possible.
Bookings are normally weekly but other periods may be possible.
Bed Linen and House towels provided upon request at £15 per person.
Refundable Security Deposit of £150 payable with final payment
A 25 % non-refundable deposit is payable on booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
(7 traveller reviews)
The perfect place for a relaxing hideaway
It is obvious that this property has been most lovingly restored and has bags of atmosphere. Situated in beautiful countryside with lovely views (sunsets are magnificent) and in a tiny hamlet at the end of a short lane, this is just the place to chill out. Le Pigeonnier is full of character and provides spacious accommodation for two people. The pool is a good size and very well cared for. It is shared with the two other properties on the site, though during our fortnight in September we had the pool to ourselves. The surrounding countryside is attractive and though the area seems to be missed by guidebooks, we found much to see and do. The nearest village is Prayssas (3 miles). It is old, charming and has a variety of shops. Its restaurant is excellent and the food is inexpensive. We took bikes and although the area is quite hilly, there are wonderful designated flat cycle routes alongside the River Lot and the picturesque Garonne Canal. For the wildlife enthusiast, there is much of interest. When we arrived there were golden orioles in the trees by the pool and cattle egrets in the cowfield up the road. All in all, this is a beautiful building in a fabulous spot and will suit anyone in search of a peaceful and very relaxing hideaway.
Le Pigeonnier Great Holiday spot
My sister, a friend and I were looking for somewhere peaceful to relax this summer and as luck woudl have it we found Le Pigeonnier! It was perfect for the 3 of us and we enjoyed staying there a great deal.
The house was spotless upon arrival. It had all the mod cons you could want (apart from a sweeping brush, strangely). It has been tastfully converted and it was a pleasure to spend time in and out of the building.
We really enjoyed the wednesday night market in the local town. We also went for local walks, cycled around the fields and just chilled out at the lovely salt water pool.
I'd highly recommend the spot for a couple of 3 friends just to relax and unwind in the beautiful french countryside.
A Terrific week
An idyllic place. The interior layout to Le Pigeonnier has been imaginatively designed and to a very high standard. There is a wonderful view down the valley, and the peace and quiet could not be more relaxing. The purpose of the holiday was a lazy week beside the pool with books, and it was perfect. Towns nearby are well worth visiting too - highly picturesque. Peter was a most genial and welcoming host - an excellent holiday!
We have stayed at Le Pigeonnier twice and on both occasions have had an amazing time. The whole complex has been beautifully renovated and Le Pigeonnier itself is a perfect balance between the original stonework, wooden beams and modern living. The property provides all of the amenities required for self contained very comfortable living, with a fully fitted kitchen (including washing machine, dishwasher and a very handy coffee maker) and TV and DVD player on the top floor if you feel particularly lazy (which we did on occasion). The spacious pool area is fantastic for relaxing days in the sun, while each property has outside seating which is perfect for enjoying your evening meal with a glass of local wine. The surrounding countryside is idylic bliss, with the only sounds to be heard the local wild life and the daily delivery van of fresh bread in the mornings. There is plenty to keep you occupied, including country walks, picturesque bastide towns, great local food and wine and the fantastic local market in Prayssas on Wednesday evenings. Peter was very friendly and helpful, providing us with routes to the beach on the Atlantic coast (a 2-2.5 hour drive) and lots of information about things to do and see (including plenty of maps and local tourist guides in the property on your arrival). We would definitely recommend this property for those wanting to get away from it all.
Our stay at Le Pigeonnier - 8 nights August 2009
After a busy year we were looking for a restful break. Le Pigeonnier exceeded our expectations; it was comfortable, well appointed and had a lovely rustic feel with stone walls and a myriad of beams.
Swimming in the pool every day was great and with wonderful views of the countryside. We found lots to do walking, cycling, visiting local markets and a memorable trip to the canal at Agen. There were many interesting places to visit all within a short drive. We especially loved the outdoor market at Prayssas on wednesday evening and enjoyed tasty food and music there.
We had excellent customer service from arrival to the time when we reluctantly left. This property is a unique creation of a holiday home and is luxuriously ideal for two. We had a fabulous time, would definitely recommend it to others seeking a rural retreat and hope to return one day ourselves.
Absolutely charming and first-rate
I have nothing but good things to say about this property. It was well equipped and well kept. Utterly charming and romantic. It is very far out in the country (I would hardly even call its location in a hamlet), so you will certainly need a vehicle to get there and to explore the region, but if you want a rustic, rural, calming place to get away I could not recommend it more highly. The surrounding region is extremely charming - rolling, pastoral hills filled with sunflower fields, grape vines and corn fields. Surrounding French towns are small and lovely, and the people I encountered very nice. Some nice restaurants nearby for the occasional night out, but we enjoyed making simple meals at home and sitting outside to eat with a bottle of the local wines.
A perfect week for us!
Activity and Interests
There is an almost endless list of places to visit in the area, from wonderful scenery, ancient villages, beautiful architecture and sites of outstanding natural beauty. The area boasts some fine examples of bastide (fortified) villages. Pujols is only 15 mins away and is exceptionally pretty. Slightly further afield (30 mins) is Penne d’Agenias, an excellent example of a bastide village and extremely pretty. The local village of Prayssas is just 4kms away. This old bastide village is full of life in the summer months, extremely pretty and boasts all facilities, shops, restaurants, bar, post office & pharmacy.
The two local towns (both approx 20 mins away) are Agen and Villenueve sur Lot. Both are very attractive and have excellent pedestrianised shopping areas in the town centres and a number of commercial centres on the outskirts with hypermarkets and other retail outlets. Agen is renowned for the aqueduct which carries the Canal du Midi across the Garonne river.
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Sofa Bed
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- 63 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sleeps 2
- Le Pigeonnier is perfectly designed for for 2 persons, but can accommodate another 2 persons on a double sofa bed.
- 4 garden chairs
- A highchair is available.