Labarde

Bourlens, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering
+33 (0)687619272


Sweet stone gîtes with private terraces in lovely Lot-et-Garonne, close to bastide towns and swimming lakes. Receive the warmest welcome

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 5 – 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This quiet corner close to the Dordogne is a place for all generations – take one gîte or all three for a big gathering of family and friends. There’s a vast garden, a pool for all ages and a covered terrace that faces south for sunset wine sipping alfresco – step out in the morning and you may meet the herd of roe deer which often drop by.

Your hosts will drop by with a few welcome goodies and details of local caterers – they’re happy to babysit or make restaurant bookings, but otherwise you can make yourself at home. Each pretty gîte has a cool, uncluttered kitchen, calming en suite bedrooms and lots of space for eating outside. In the play area you’ll find distractions for children – there’s a games shed with boules, table football, badminton.

The Dordogne and Lot are on your doorstep – a gentle landscape of low wooded hills, vineyards, pastures and farmland. It’s peaceful and quieter, less touristy than its neighbours. Seek out wild swimming lakes nearby, or make for the bastide towns of Monpazier, Lauzerte, Montcuq, Montaigu du Quercy, each one unveiling hidden riches.

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We think you'll love

  • The far-reaching views from the terrace
  • That each gîte has its own private outside space with comfy seating
  • Unwinding next to the tranquil pool
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You should know

  • You’ll have neighbours in the adjoining gîtes
  • The largest gîte has steep stairs, but also a downstairs en suite bedroom
  • The Lot-et-Garonne is quieter than the Dordogne so you may need to travel further for some activities

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £97
Weekly price
from £680
Surcharges
Extra bed available.
1 House for 5
From £972 bedrooms
1 House for 5
From £972 bedrooms
1 House for 8
From £1155 beds3 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

Bring friends or family and enjoy a wonderful holiday together, with a great mix of privacy and togetherness. The children want for nothing in games, although I suspect a quiet poolside read is not an option, so just retire to your private, shaded terrace. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the delightful view, there are quiet bastide towns to explore.

Patricia, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Found between sunflower fields and prune orchards, the farm is blissfully rural – you can see the handful of terracotta rooftops of Bourlens, the nearest village, cresting the hill opposite, but otherwise you’re hidden away down a little stone track, trees screening you from view. It’s a short drive to Tournon d’Agenais (about 3.5km), where there’s basic shopping and a few restaurants, or you can head for Montayral for supermarkets. Parc en Ciel (mini golf, treetop adventures, a natural pool) is about 20 minutes away in Lacapelle Biron.

Local points of interest from Anna & Paul

  • We are ideally located between the towns of Villeneuve sur Lot, Agen and Cahors, to explore one of the most untouched regions of France. The Bastide town of Tournon D’Agenais, just 5 minutes drive, is where you will find a small shop, bakery and butchers.
  • One of the highlights of your holiday during July and August will be a visit to one of the many night markets that take place in the local villages. Our favourites are Dausse on a Tuesday evening, Lauzerte on a Thursday and Tournon d’Agenais on a Friday.
  • The Lot et Garonne is home to more Bastides than any other area of France, with over 40 in total. Our favourites locally are Tournon d'Agenasi, Monflanquin, Penne d'Agenais, Pujols and Monpazier. The market squares are home to many restaurants and artists.
  • Vineyards form a significant part of the landscape in the Lot et Garonne and Lot. Bordeaux and Cahors wines are sold locally at very reasonable prices. Our favourites to visit are Chateaux Latuc, Chateaux Chambert and our nearest Vin d'Tsar.
  • There's many swimming lakes to choose from in the area, they are open daily throughout the summer. Our nearest lake is Montaigu de Quercy with it's sandy beach, water sports and restaurant. At Montcuq lake there is an inflatable wipeout course on the water
  • The last of the great fortified castles - Chateau Bonaguil. You will be enchanted by its history, magnificent vistas from the ramparts and its quirky remote location. The path to the castle is lined with workshops of art and local crafts.

Introducing

Anna & Paul

Anna and Paul left Manchester behind in 2005 to escape the weather and property prices, landing at Labarde where they embarked on a labour of love. They traded jobs in hospitality for renovating the former dairy farm and working on local restoration projects, with their two children pitching to welcome guests. They live nearby with their cats and enjoy sipping wine on their terrace as much as you will on yours.