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Beautiful Detached Barn, Stunning Valley Views, Walking Distance To Village



Updated: 25-May-2016
Characterful Barn, elevated position with stunning views in Gourdon, Nr. Sarlat, Midi Pyrenees - Quiet hilltop location,ideal for visiting many famous tourist destinations

La Grange offers that perfect 'get away from it all' feel. Furnished to a high standard, the accommodation provides modern facilities whilst retaining it's original wooden beams & character. As you will see, the private garden is a suntrap, with two terrace areas perfect for BBQ & watching the sun set over the church in Gourdon. Large BBQ, patio furniture, parasols & sun loungers with cushions are provided.

Take a stroll (8 minutes) to the local historic village of Le Vigan, where you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the 3 restaurants, enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the picturesque lake or shop for an impromptu bbq at the butchers, not forgetting the delicious french bread and croissants from the local bakers.

Close to the Medieval town of Gourdon (5km) where you will find many excellent restaurants & cafes, not forgetting the colourful weekly markets where you can buy regional specialities. You can have a 4 course meal with wine for 13 euros! This is an area of France famous for its gastronomy and wine and you will find many excellent restaurants where you can sample the delights of the region or chose to buy them direct from the local famers markets.

Minutes away from the Dordogne river, you are well placed to visit many famous tourist destinations and beautiful chateaux: lively Sarlat, historic Domme & Beynac, the dramatic cliff-hanging towns of Roque Gageac & Rocamadour, pretty St.Cirque Lapopie & numerous prehistoric caves all within a short drive. There’s plenty to do for couples & families alike.

In summer there are many local fetes with entertainment, bbq's, music & fireworks - an opportunity to soak up French life!

Enjoy a swim in the local swimming lakes or water park in Souillac, float down the Dordogne in a canoe or take a leisurely boat trip where you will pass many famous chateaux en route. There are marked cycle paths through walnut groves and alongside the river, enjoy fishing or golf (18 hole course nearby) or just relax on a sunlounger & enjoy the sunny southfacing garden. BBQ on the terrace and enjoy fantastic evening sunsets– you won’t find a restaurant with a better view!

This area is known for its glorious rivers, wooded valleys and historic castles. There are prehistoric cave paintings, art galleries, craft centres, colourful street markets, vineyards. Not to mention, for garden lovers the wonderful gardens at both Manoir d'Eyrignac and Marquesyssac with its breathtaking views of the neighbouring chateaux and river which is candlelit on Thursday evenings - wonderful!

La Grange is close to regional airports.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have visited France for many years and fell in love with this area and hope in the future to be able to spend more time enjoying the french way of life..

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Extracts from our Guest Book explain why early booking is essential:

"A wonderful 2 weeks in a lovely house, very conducive to total relaxation, the best we have been to" (Wirral)

"This is one of the best places we have stayed in 8 years of doing France - excellent" (Northants)

"The view from the terrace is amazing, we sat there most evenings watching the birds and saw a small deer in the fields below. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday." (Bolton)

"A beautiful house in a superb location, we have holidayed in France every year for 15 years and this is one of the best" (Beds)

"Stunning scenery wherever we went, we thoroughly enjoyed everything we did with a wonderful base to come back to. We will certainly be back" (Staffs)

"A wonderful property in a superb setting, so peaceful yet so close to the needed amenities and attractions.". (Sandhurst)

"La Grange really is in a superb setting, we had a fabulous holiday and could not see everything in 2 weeks. We will be back" (Kent)
Jan 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

La Grange was an excellent base to explore the Lot Department, as there are so many attractions to see all within a short drive.

The cliff hanging Rocamadour, the beautiful town of St. Cirq Lapopie, Domme, Sarlat, Castlenau, Beynac and Martel. Gourdon is 5 minutes in the car and easy for restaurants and shopping and you can walk to the village restaurants in under 10 minutes – great to leave the car behind.

We were amazed at the stunning location and loved the character and charm of the barn it is a wonderful rural retreat, so relaxing just chilling and reading in the garden listening to the birds, utterly peaceful – a great place to return to at the end of the day. The property was well equipped and very clean – exactly as described.

We took bikes and enjoyed some local cycle rides - there is a purpose made cycle path from which goes to Castlenau where you can picnic by the river. It was easy to follow and it was good to work off some of those delicious french pastries!

We went end of June/early July and it was beautiful weather and warm enough to sit out and enjoy the long evenings – sunbathing til 7.30 pm! We had a fabulous holiday and were sad to leave – would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One of the best places we have stayed

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we have stayed – superb views and a great location. The barn was perfect for our needs and when we stepped through the door we knew we would have a lovely holiday and we felt relaxed from go. It was great to be able to walk to the village restaurants which were excellent and we really enjoyed the local farmers market in Gourdon. We also stumbled upon a French evening market with food being served on long tables, which was a real chance to soak up a slice of French life – not to be missed if you get the chance.

We had not been to this area before, it really is very scenic and all the family thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to have picnics by the Dordogne River and soak up the sun while the children enjoyed canoeing and swimming in the Dordogne. We also found a great beach area at Grolejac which was ideal for swimming. Other highlights included the caves at Cougnac and Pech Merle and a visit to Domme where there is a fantastic restaurant which overlooks the Dordogne Valley – well worth a visit. The owners had provided plenty of information on places to visit and local recommendations which was really helpful. It was an easy drive to Sarlat, Rocamadour and the Lot and Cele Valley.

A very enjoyable family holiday and a wonderful part of France – thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

La Grange exceeded our expectations in terms of the property and the tranquility . We had great weather so were able to fully take advantage of the sun loungers and the garden kept the sunshine until the evening which was great for sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine.

The local village was quite lively and easily walkable and we enjoyed the café’s and sampling the restaurants in Gourdon , which were very reasonably priced. The farmers market in Gourdon and Sarlat were well worth going to – wonderful cherries, strawberries and local cheeses. Sarlat’s old town is really beautiful, just like stepping back in time. The window displays in the patisseries are like works of art and the cakes and almond croissants were just too tempting.

There were lots of tourist information leaflets provided and we really did not have enough time to fit everything in – we wished we had booked another week. We particularly enjoyed visiting the chateaux at Castelnau and Beynac, visiting St.Cirque La Poppie and would recommend the boat trip on a gabarre down the Dordogne. The bastide villages in the Dordogne were all so pretty.

The owners website was very informative and reflected the property well . We received a travel pack 2 weeks before and phone call from the owner to check receipt and to confirm the arrangements. All in all a good choice and a lovely area of France, one of the best we have visited.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at La Grange, the property was just as described and was spacious, spotlessly clean with wonderful views all around. A great location, we could walk to the village restaurants - the food was great - a choice of a la carte or more traditional french cusine. Also handy to have local shops.

We enjoyed many bbqs in the garden as the weather was wonderful for our stay. Other highlights were canoeing on the Dordogne, visiting La Roque Gageac, Domme and Rocamadour.

The owners responded quickly to our emails, and all booking information and directions were clear. We would definitely recommend and look forward to a return visit in future years.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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From the Owner

As soon as we saw La Grange we knew we would buy it. The views are amazing, difficult to capture as they are panoramic. The barn is spacious, a great conversion with huge picture windows & triple patio doors so you can appreciate the views. The location is ideal, so peaceful you have that get away from it all feel, yet you can walk to the village and Gourdon is also close by. We love this region of France & never tire of the beautiful yellow stone houses, scenic countryside, dramatic cliff hanging bastide towns & colourful markets. Renowned for its gastronomy, there are many great restaurants serving local produce, so if you are “foodies” you will not be disappointed. The winters are short, summers are full of sunshine and spring/autumn days are warm & pleasant.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive, Dordogne at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Souilliac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gourdon at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chez Louise, Table d'Isabelle, La Scuderia at 0.25 Kilometres Car: necessary


There is a local swimming lake close by, and the Dordogne river has 'beach areas' where you can swim or picnic on the banks. There are many opportunities for canoeing on the Dordogne, where you can take a picnic and spend the day on the river, taking in the beautiful chateaux as you go! For the less energetic there are pleasure boat rides on various stretches of the river. There is also a water park at Souillac which is great for all the family. Gourdon also has an open air public swimming pool.


A car is essential. Nearest airports are: Brive (Dordogne), Limoges, Rodez, Bergerac, Bordeau and Toulouse.


The village Le Vigan is a short walk has 3 restaurants, a medieval church, thriving shops where you can get fresh bread, croissants & excellent cakes! The butcher is very good for spur of the minute bbq's. The local town of Gourdon has an unspoilt medieval character with many picturesque streets & squares. Here you will find many great restaurants, attractive cafes, & weekly farmers markets where you can buy regional specialties. During the summer months there are various fetes and festivals.

Further Details:

There are far too many beautiful places to mention, so here's a few of our favourites: Sarlat is a must, especially on market day. Step back to medieval times as you wander around the old lanes & courtyards & admire the architecture. In summer there are often musicians & street entertainers. Roque Gageac, positioned right on the river the honey coloured houses shelter under the cliff and take on a beautiful glow as the sun sets. Climb up between the traditional Perigordian houses, looking down over the roof tops to the river below. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip down river on a gabare. Domme - a very pretty bastide town. Enter through the old town wall gateways, and climb the narrow streets up to the most amazing view point over the river Dordogne, looking across to La Roque Gageac and Beynac.

Rocamadour one of the most visited places in France. Here the houses cling dramatically to the rock face. There are wonderful views over the rooftops from the summit of the cliff. Tread in the footsteps of the pilgrims up to the Church which is built into the rock face or dine alfesco and enjoy the views. Beynac - the imposing chateau Beynac is perched on the top of the cliff and has to be seen. There are fabulous views of the Dordogne valley from the castle. St-Cirq-Lapopie - built up on a cliff overlooking the river lot. Very pretty historic village with narrow cobbled streets to explore with little craft shops tucked away between the quaint houses. It is a very pretty drive down to St Cirq, through lovely little hamlets and villages. Caves: There are many caves in the Region including: Pech Merle, Lascaux II, Grottes de Cougnac & Gouffre de Padirac. There is plenty do do for families with children of all ages including: water parks, canoeing, bike riding, monkey forest & reptile land, near Rocamadour, caves to visit, prehistoric parks, and tree top adventure parks.

We provide local guidebooks and T.I. leaflets containing information on places to visit. See photo gallery.


Rental rates

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2 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To make a booking please contact us preferably by phone or e-mail. Booking is reserved on receipt of a 25% deposit. Balance due 8 weeks before start of holiday. We also accommodate longer term lets, please contact us for details.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Sunday, arrival after 4.00 pm, departure by 10.00 am.

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From the Owner

The benefits of La Grange are numerous and we have received some wonderful feedback from holiday makers who enjoy the tranquillity and beautiful surroundings. They like the fact that they can walk to the village for a meal without having to get in the car and for buying those bbq essentials and fresh bread and croissants. The views from the garden are amazing, perfect for those alfresco meals. Relax and watch the sunset over a glass of wine and as night falls you may even be lucky and see shooting stars! The accommodation is tastefully furnished, and the light airy feel downstairs is enjoyed by our guests. Being on the border of the Lot and Dordogne there is so much to do on the doorstep or within a short drive for couples and families alike.

Property Type

  • barn


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Heated towel rail Separate WC upstairs. WC also on ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2- 6 (3 Bedrooms) Special Rates for Couples Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (garden views). Bedroom 2 with king size bed, character beams & valley views Bedroom 3 with twin beds, spacious & airy. (Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor). All bedrooms have wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables.


  • Notes on accommodation: Remember this wonderful barn is in a great location - you can walk to the lively village Le Vigan and choose to eat in one of the excellent local restaurants or buy fresh produce for a bbq in our large south facing garden with stunning views! Offer book 3 weeks in May get 1 free. We can accommodate longer term lets, contact us for further details. This is a no smoking property. Outside: La Grange has a private, sunny south facing garden which gets the sun all day. Enjoy fabulous dining experiences from one of the two terrace areas which offer outstanding views over the surrounding valley, or watch the sun set over the church in Gourdon. Large BBQ, patio furniture, parasols and sun loungers with cushions are provided for your enjoyment. The garden is totally private and not overlooked by any neighbouring properties, you are surrounded by peaceful countryside. La Grange is approached via a quiet lane surrounded by fields and wild flower meadows. There is ample parking & a storage facility if you wish to bring bikes (there are local cycle routes which are well signed and easy to follow). There are many local walks (GR routes from the house) - the surrounding countryside boasts many wild flowers, butterflies, red squirrels, & deer. There are many birds which are found in the local area including : nightingales, woodpeckers and hoopoe. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Spotlessly cleaned before each letting. Bed linen is included and beds will be made up ready for your arrival. Other: Mezzanine area on landing, where you will find a bookcase with selection of books to cater for your 'holiday reading' and several games for your entertainment

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