Gites de Sevenne

Labretonie, Lot-et-Garonne
+33 (0)5 53 20 46 01

Comfortably furnished accommodation surrounded by fields, with pretty pool, activities for children, peace for grown-ups and warm hosts


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The middle of nowhere yet two kilometres from shops? Children happy yet no whizzy games? That’s the magic of these farmhouse gîtes, hidden among sunflower fields and woodland, and surrounded by free-ranging ducks and hens. Owners Sandie (an ex nursery nurse) and Mark (an ex hotelier), who live in a separate wing of the house (the gîtes have their own entrances) contrive wonderful games for children; gathering eggs, picking fruit. You’ll relax even before you’ve unpacked. Inside, it’s homely and inviting; scrubbed wooden tables, wood-burning stove and cottagey furnishings. Kitchens are enviably well-stocked, bathrooms small yet sparkling, bedrooms cosy with hand painted furniture and welcoming toys for children. Exposed stone walls and beams add to the rustic charm while clever touches – vintage blue-and-white plates, a duck peering down from a beam – add a home-from-home feel. A huge garden, duck pond, pool prettily screened by a wisteria-covered fence, help-yourself vegetable patch – and wonderful treehouse – plus free bikes, keep everyone amused. Do try Sandie’s popular silk-painting classes. Then sit on your terrace, gaze over countryside and listen to the birds.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 9km.


Nightly price
from £36
Weekly price
from £250
Damage deposit
£100 - per week, payable 8 weeks prior to arrival
1 Cottage for 4
From £362 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 6
From £432 bedrooms



We had a wonderful stay at Duck Cottage. It was particularly special in the year of Covid lockdown to have freedom and yet safety in this beautiful place. The precautions taken by Sandie and Mark gave us total confidence and enabled us to relax. The children loved running around the grounds, playing in the pool, on the trampoline, collecting vegetables and watching the ducklings. It was a haven!

Nicola, London

Our week in Duck cottage in August was totally relaxing. Such a beautiful, special setting. I've never so many sunflowers! Sandi and Mark were brilliant hosts with suggestions and advice. Loved our day in Bordeaux. Wish we could have stayed longer. A wonderful first foreign holiday with our new rescue dog. Sadaf, Dave, Hana, Saira and cookie

Sadaf, London

We have just come back from a fabulous 2 week stay with Mark and Sandie at Gite de Sevenne. We stayed in Duck cottage - which comfortably slept 4. The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen, Sandie also kindly did a shop for us before we arrived. The pool and gardens are divine. Lots of kids toys and freedom to run around. There is loads to do in the neighbouring area - great night markets and lots of water sports. 6 ducklings hatched whilst we were there which was an added bonus for our kids and they also enjoyed silk painting with Sandie

Sara, London

We have just returned from a truly magical 10 day holiday at Gites de Sevenne. The area is utterly beautiful and peaceful, and we arrived to a gorgeous property and such a warm welcome from Sandie and Mark who went to great lengths make our holiday wonderful. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped in stunning grounds with swings and a trampoline and also a lovely swimming pool. Our boys of 7 and 5 loved feeding the animals and running around the grounds playing while we were able to have much needed R&R. There was so much to do and see in the local area too! Bliss!

Jane, Cambridge

We are hooked on Sevenne! We have just returned from our third year in a row at this gite and couldn’t recommend it highly enough: it is a spacious and well-equipped gite within good striking distance of a brilliant range of places and activities - there should be something to appeal to everyone! Equally, the calm and friendly set-up at the gite makes it perfect to relax in - a fact greatly enhanced by the excellent welcome of Sandie and Mark. A great destination for families...

Peter and Pippa, Edinburgh

A very well equipt gite both inside and out. Inside it provides everything required including a great selection of items for young children. Outside the surroundings are beautiful and the pool a very good size. There are toys in the grounds as well as a trampoline. Chickens and ducks add to the fun. The hosts are welcoming and around when needed. A wonderful place that I would recommend to friends and family.

Charlotte, Lincoln

Well equipped cottage; massive, beautiful garden; friendly hosts; and gorgeous pool. Lots of possible day trips in the local area - Bastide towns, markets, chateaux, museums, great scenery. We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and had absolutely no complaints. Very much recommended, including to those with young children.

Emma, Suffolk

We stayed in Duck Cottage for the whole of September 2016. We had the cottage for the two of us only, as Nicki was recovering from a knee replacement Op. Firstly this was the ideal resting place for peace, quiet and wonderful gardens and countryside. The gites are in an ideal locaation. They are superbly equipped with nothing left undone. Sandie and Mark make everyone more than welcome with great hospitality and kindness. They are unobtrusively always on hand to advise, help or just be friendly. These cottages are also excellent for children with a perfect swimming pool and large gardens.

alan, salisbury

We had the most amazing week in Drake Cottage. With two young children, we thought relaxing holidays were a thing of the past, but at last we have found a holiday destination where we can totally switch off and get away from the usual stresses of daily life. Mark and Sandie have provided an idyllic retreat where the children are free to roam; they enjoyed collecting eggs from the hens and tomatoes from the vegetable patch as well as spending hours playing in the pool. We can't wait to return!

Caroline, Tunbridge Wells

Sandie and Mark are fantastic hosts - they are both very hospitable and can’t do enough for you to make sure that you have a great stay. We stayed in the smaller of the 2 gîtes and it was great for what we needed - it is so peaceful there, just the perfect place to wind down after a busy year. There is lots to do - we went on a couple of day trips to Parc Walibi near Agen, Montpazier and to Montauban. Plus the gîte itself had loads of toys and games to keep everyone entertained if you didn't want to go far that day. The swimming pool and the treehouse were big hits in particular.

Andrew, Stirling

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sandie Clayton-Smith

  • With its rolling hills, bastide villages, stunning gardens, wheat fields, sunflowers, fruit & nut orchards and friendly people, Lot et Garonne is reminiscent of Tuscany. It's a relatively undiscovered region of France with historical links to England!
  • A food and wine lover's paradise; Sévenne is within easy reach of the most famous French wine growing regions - Bordeaux, Medoc, Sauternes, St Emillion, Buzet, to name but a few! Most of the worlds foie gras, prunes & nuts come from this region too!
  • The Aquitaine region is steeped in history. Temple sur Lot & Le Jardin des Nėuphars, where Monet found his inspiration for his garden! Châteaux and bastide villages are perched high and overlook the stunning landscape. Lots to see and do!
  • Artists, writers & nature lovers find the tranquil setting inspirational; paint the sunflowers, listen to the numerous varieties of birds, watch red squirrels, read books from the library. Or just relax and recharge your batteries beside the 12x6m pool!
  • For the more active there are theme / water parks, (Parc en Ciel, Parc des Pirates, Walibi), canoeing, cycling, ballooning, all within an hour’s drive. Horse riding in the village & golf 10 mins. Or stay and enjoy our 4 acre garden and tree house!
  • Activities at Sevenne include; table tennis, pool, badminton, volleyball, darts, water games, boules, trampoline. Try our silk painting workshop, for everyone from 3yrs and it’s great fun. Take home a unique & personalised souvenir of your holiday!