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Spacious Barn with Sophisticated Charm, Tranquil Lot Location & Secluded Pool



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Barn near Belmonte and Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Welcome to Bijou Barn where we combine modern luxuries with traditional French style to create the perfect holiday retreat in the wonderful Lot region of France. Bijou Barn is about 200 years old and has been lovingly restored to provide a stunning open plan living space with 3 ensuite double bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a fun loving husband and wife team with a passion for skiing, sailing, motorbikes and cycling. We both work in the customer service, hospitality and travel industries so hope that our skills learned in these areas will help us to make your holiday truly memorable. Our love of food, drink and adventure means that we are well equipped to seek out the best places in the area for you to experience.

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Speaks English, French

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A Fabulous Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

On our arrival we were really warmly greeted by Jane and Graham with a cold beer and soft drinks (for the children) at their peaceful barn in the hamlet of Caux. Jane and Graham gave us a tour of the property to make sure we felt at home. A really nice start to two idyllic weeks.

The barn is absolutely beautiful. We were surprised by the size of the barn and bedrooms - huge! The barn is really light and airy and tastefully decorated. Think luxury! The bedrooms are also luxurious...lots of beams and natural stone all brought together with contemporary fixtures and fittings.

If you somehow fail to miss the wow factor inside the property just take a look at over the countryside from the terraces. Beautiful...peaceful...and relaxing. We regularly spotted deer and birds of prey.

The pool is perfect and manages to capture the sun from early morning until late evening. The pool was cleaned twice during our stay by Ruud who provided us with lots of local knowledge about what to see and do. Ruud's knowledge complimented the welcome pack that Jane had provided. A really nice guy.

There are some fantastic hilltop villages within a few km's of the barn. The Lot river is also on your doorstep. Travelling is a delight as traffic is virtually non-existent.

The barn was spotless on our arrival. Jane and Graham had also provided us with some essentials to see us through until the next day. A really nice surprise.

It was with a heavy heart that we left the barn after two weeks. We have spent 17 years holidaying in France and would love to visit the barn again as it really is very special.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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  • 5 of 5

The location was stunning, with friendly hosts and French neighbours. There is so much to do and interesting places to visit. Children loved the lake with the Aquazone and beach. Barn was gorgeous, and bigger than expected. It had all what we needed and more! Thank you to the owners, Jane and Graham.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at Bijou Barn and loved the area as well.
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Luxury, family friendly holiday property

  • 5 of 5

Graham and Jane are hospitable hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in their beautiful barn. The house itself provide a fantastic base for exploring around the Dordogne and Lot regions, as well as providing various sitting areas, great for family time, as well as secluded areas for quiet reading times.

Instruction to find the house is easy to follow, and the surrounding fields are covered with beautiful sun flowers.

Our boys (age 12 and 9) throughly enjoyed the visits to a lake in nearby Montcuq, with floating Aquazone, and the water was beautiful emerald green and crystal clear for swimming.

And last but not least, the barbeque and pool areas are so well laid out and inviting, we all had a truly wonderful time, and left feeling truly refreshed.

Thank you again for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Bijou Barn.
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Lovely place to stay in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Bijou Barn was as nice as it looked on the website, it's spacious, well appointed and comfortable. The garden was lovely with a secluded pool which was very well maintained. If you can drag yourselves away there is beautiful scenery with hilltop villages to explore, vineyards and of course the river Lot. The owners Jane and Graham are very friendly, nothing being too much trouble. We can thoroughly recommend the barn and hope to return some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Bijou Barn.
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What an impressive home

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful stay at Bijou Barn - what an impressive home, both stylishly quirky and stunning. The bedrooms were unique and very luxurious. The pool was fantastic and it was great to relax in the garden or on the terraces. We also enjoyed exploring the many places of interest the area had to offer, when we could tear ourselves away from the house. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday in Caux Haute. Its a beautiful converted farmhouse/barn. Its a great location too as you can be in Cahor in 30 minutes. The nearby village of Montcuq is big enough to have all the amenities but small enough to be charming!

The house has all the stuff you could possibly need with a pool and ample space outside to tire out bisterous children.

We would definitely recommend the lovely barn holiday to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have just realised a life long dream of making our home in France. We spent much time finding the perfect place and believe we have found it here. We would like to share this jewel which is Bijou Barn with you. We love this region because the tranquility of the area combines brilliantly with the hustle and bustle of the many hilltop towns and villages each with their own unique character and immense beauty. There is so much to do, whether you want to saunter your cares away by the river, get inspired as you wander around a local market, sample the endless supply of local delicacies, meet the wine growers to learn about their craft and enjoy a tasting or cycle along quiet country roads which stitch together the multi coloured patchwork of the rolling hills.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saint Matré at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 715 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de Roucous at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cahors at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several in Montcuq at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon on the Atlantic Coast at 230 Kilometres Car: recommended


In order to fully appreciate the area, we recommend that you will need a car.

Here are details of the closest airports:-

Bergerac 85km (53 miles)

Toulouse 110km (70 miles)

Brive 120km (75 miles)

Rodez 143km (90 miles)

Bordeaux 190km (119 miles)


Montcuq - 7km (4.5 miles)

Tournon d'Agenais - 16km (10 miles)

Lauzerte - 18km (11 miles)

Cahors - 30km (19 miles) Capital of the Lot Region

Saint Cirq-Lapopie - 61km (38 miles)

Sarlat - 80km (50 miles)

Rocamador - 96km (60 miles)

Toulouse - 110km (70 miles) Closest city


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
During peak times changeover day is a Saturday with arrivals after 4pm and departures by 10am. There can be more flexibility off peak.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We would describe our property as a vintage barn with all the mod-cons oozing French style with a contemporary twist. The spacious yet quirky en suite bedrooms with French doors open into various parts of the flower filled garden. The outdoor space is as important as the interior so there are 2 outdoor terraces for alfresco eating and a wonderful secluded pool area reached through a vine covered terrace. We hope that we have created the perfect holiday retreat for you to come and visit year after year.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Diamond Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Sapphire Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ruby Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Diamond Bathroom The roll top bath is situated in an alcove in the bedroom and there is also a stone basin. The separate wc is accessed from the bedroom. Sapphire Bathroom The shower area with its stone surround, large shower head and pebble encrusted floor and the basin sunk into a stone plinthand makes this a unique room. There is a separate wc off the bedroom. Ruby Bathroom The shower room is next door to the bedroom and used only by guests in the Ruby bedroom. There is a toilet and basin with a pebble floored shower. with shower and wc


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Diamond - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super Kingsize Bed.
  • Sapphire - 1 Double Bed
  • Ruby - 1 Double Bed
  • Diamond. Accessed from the living area by three stone steps, this room is both tranquil and airy with its pitched high ceiling and wooden beams. There is a chest of drawers and 2 wardrobes plus a cupboard for toiletries. In an alcove stands the roll top bath for those relaxing soaks. There is also a basin and separate toilet. A door opens onto a vine covered terrace which leads to the pool area so you can enjoy an early morning swim. Sapphire Again accessed from the living area down three steps, the pitched high ceiling and wooden beams give this room a spacious feel. There is a comfortable double bed, large wardrobe and chest of drawers. Double patio doors lead to the lawned garden. The pebble floored shower with stone basin makes this room quite unique. Ruby This large double room is on the ground floor of the old cottage. It's thick walls and wooden beams provide a cosy feel whilst keeping you cool. Access into the garden is through a delightful stone archway.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • We know that when you arrive after travelling you may not feel like cooking a meal so why not let us cook dinner for on your first night.

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