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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Gîte close to Montcuq and Cahors.

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.

The secluded 5 x10m private pool, two outdoor terraces and flower filled garden make outdoor living effortless and tranquil.

But don't take our word for it - look at our reviews and if you have any questions, please get in touch as we would love to hear from you and talk through how Bijou Barn can be your home from home holiday destination.

More Details

Owner
Jane Innes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Jane Innes

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.

Why Jane Innes chose Lot

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Belmontet in Lot

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Spacious Barn with Sophisticated Charm, Tranquil Lot Location & Secluded Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautifully presented, comfortable, spacious barn in a lovely part of France

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by hosts Jane and Graham upon our arrival. They gave us a tour of their beautiful house ensuring that we knew where everything was and how to use appliances etc. They provided us with essentials such as local ham, bread and melon and beer and wine! This was much appreciated, thank you.

The barn is extremely comfortable for family living with plenty of space for our teenagers to have their own "me-time" The pool area is very private and offers both shade and sunny areas when lounging. The gardens of the barn are beautiful and again very spacious. The gas barbeque was used by us many times and again this is a lovely area to sit in the evening.

Our favourite seating area was to the rear of the property, where we sat most nights watching the sunset and then an excellent area for star gazing! We also saw deer in the fields beyond the barn here and birds of prey. The view is stunning and very peaceful.

The bedrooms of the barn are all very tastefully presented and very comfortable.

We enjoyed visits to many surrounding towns including Montcuq, Puy Leveque (you can hire kayaks from here - we did!), Cahors and if you fancy a longer drive Saint Cirq Lapopie is definitely worth a visit! The local markets are well worth a visit too with plenty of local produce to try!

We would love to return to Jane and Graham's beautiful house and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tracy, Thanks so much for your wonderful review - it's always great when our guests enjoy Bijou Barn and the Lot Region of France as much as we do. You are welcome back anytime!
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5

Amazing, sophisticated, spacial barn conversion!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a treat! It's a beautiful property both inside and out, tranquil but not remote or isolated. There are 2 main seating areas, one where the gas BBQ is and the other looking out over the fields and beyond. The main room is visually stunning and the 2 main bedrooms have doors leading off of this space. The kitchen is perfectly situated and central to all outside areas. The 3rd bedroom is a little away from the main hub of the house, in the oldest part of the building, and as a result a very cool ambience resides. The pool is stunning and very private, set amongst lavender and grape vines. During our stay, at the end of August, the grapes - and the abundance of figs - were ripe and delicious! Montcuq is the nearest supplies village and it is a lovely place. The market on Sundays was inspirational for meal planning, and the friendly atmosphere was almost carnival-like. The nearest place to eat - "Nadines" in St Matre - provided an excellent lunch which was exceptionally good value for money. There really was nothing which did not meet and exceed our expectations and the icing on the cake were 2 of the loveliest people you could hope to meet who gave us their home for 2 weeks. Thank you so much Graham and Jane, we will see you next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are really touched by your kind words and so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5

A wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very relaxing fortnight at Jane and Graham's house.

The children really enjoyed the pool and we spent many a lazy evening sitting on the terrace watching the deer and sunset.

The Lot region was a real surprise to us. It was so quiet and beautiful. For the children the bonus was the lake with the giant inflatable.

Thank you to both Graham and Jane for sharing their home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review Simone, so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Bijou Barn. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you next time you visit the Lot Region.
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5

Fabulous!

  • 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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5

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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5

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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Location

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

Travel:

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)

Distances:

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Belmontet, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 3
16 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Rate 2
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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