Labretonie, Lot-et-Garonne

All you hear are the birds and bees, the views are wonderful, it’s remote and peaceful, and there’s a family restaurant a 10-minute drive


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


In season, Peyrenègre is a lovely place for families: bikes, swings, sandpit, games, hot tub and saltwater pool, heated April-October. Out of season, peacefulness prevails and it’s perfect for couples. There are three gites on this former cattle farm; corn and sunflower fields stretch in every direction and the nearest grocery store is in little St Barthélemy, 5km. Five years ago, Lucy and Andrew, who once worked with horses, bought their own 3.5 hectares in south west France, and enthusiastically introduced animals; visiting children will find there are chickens, ducks and guinea pigs to feed, horses and sheep to admire, and cats and dogs to cuddle. As for the gites – one in the old barn – each is comfortable and neat as a new pin, with a living space downstairs, a terrace outside, and steep stairs to bedrooms (one twin, one double) and bathroom above. Shutters and thick walls keep you cool in summer, wood-burning stoves keep you toasty in winter, and sofas turn into beds for extra littl’uns. Your young hosts ensure you have everything, from laundry to babysitters to pool-towels to umbrellas, and a box of their own seasonal produce.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season. Parking on-site.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £50
Weekly price
from £350
Extra bed £60. Cot and high chair available.
1 Cottage for 4
From £502 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £502 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £502 bedrooms


This really does provide a fabulous location for a family holiday. The views from the gites are beautiful overlooking rolling farmland filled with sun flowers, hazelnut and walnut trees. Lucy and Andrew are fabulous hosts, thoughtful and friendly but not intrusive. The heated saltwater pool was great and the children loved to help feed the animals. Lots of space to run about and play in with loads to do in the surrounding area from canoeing to visiting beautiful medieval towns and castles. Can't recommend this place highly enough, a very special find making for a really lovely family holiday.

Ruth, Edinburgh

If you want away from it all,peace & quiet this is the place for you. Brilliant for kids,there is everything you could wish for. The outside pictures don't do this place justice . Lucy & Andrew are always on hand to help & give advice but not obtrusive at all. We had the place to ourselves for a week which was great We don't have children but if you do there are dogs,cats,chickens,swings,climbing frames & fabulous pool!

Fiona, Cheltenham

This was our first visit to Peyrenegre and area. We had a very peaceful 2 week break here. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and all the facilities (pool, hot tub etc) were extremely well maintained. Lucy and Andrew could not have been more helpful. We visited many bastide towns and villages in the local area. It seems like there is a mediaeval village to explore around every corner and a market too. During our two weeks the fields of sunflowers surrounding the gites started to bloom, and when we left it was a blaze of colour. Thank you Lucy and Andrew for a lovely stay.

Sue, Chelmsford

A truly relaxing family holiday. Lucy and Andrew welcomed us into their beautiful gites set in the midst of sunflower fields. Every thing we needed was supplied including a room full of games and toys for the children. The kids loved feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs. The heated pool was perfect - our eldest daughter conquered swimming this holiday! And the hot tub was an excellent bonus. The gites were very well equipped and the perfect base for exploring the chateaux and bastides towns nearby. We would highly recommend this for families looking to relax and recharge.

Alice, Hove, e sussex

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy James

  • The Lot et Garrone is famous for some of its french wine and whilst staying here at Peyrenegre you can go and sample them, they are within an easy car journey from us - Bordeaux,St Emillion, Buzzet,Marmande and the Duras to name but a few!
  • For the more active there are lots of things to do theme / water parks, (Parc en Ciel, Parc des Pirates, Walibi), A big hit has been the Aqua park at castlejaloux, along with canoeing, cycling, ballooning, all within an hour’s drive.
  • Many of the guests at Peyrenègre make the 2 hour journey to the coast particularly to see the tallest sand dune in Europe (the Dune de Pilat) in the bay of Arcachon and to taste the magnificent seafood especially the oysters.
  • Peyrenegre is situated at the end of a non through road surrounded by stunning views With its rolling hills, bastide villages, wheat fields, sunflowers, fruit & nut orchard the Lot et Garonne is reminiscent of Tuscany. Ideal place for walkers and cyclists
  • Lots of bastide towns to visit on the doorstep, Eymet, Monflanquin, Duras, Pujol's to name but a few, most villages hold a daily market and in July and August there are some lovely local night markets where you can go and sample french cuisine.
  • Activities at Peyrenegre include, table tennis, pool, badminton and lots more. We are happy to take the children with us to feed the hens and ducks ect, search for eggs, put the guinea pigs to bed, help us pick fresh vegetables from the garden.