Le Bouyssou

Causse & Diege, Aveyron
Self-catering


Swooping vistas of unspoilt France and wonderful owners - luxury to boot, fresh eggs, organic veg and a super pool. Perfect for families

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A creative combination of reclaimed materials and traditional skills has brought the old stone bergerie to its present glory. This is the labour of love of a warm, open and wonderfully down-to-earth English family, living their dream in an unspoilt corner of France. They live on the edge of the small farm and can tailor your entire holiday for you (shop, cook, entertain and babysit the kids) – Sarah even leaves homemade cake and other foodie treats for you – or you can lap up the luxury alone. Spacious, stylish and full of light, this house has three-seater sofas and huge French windows, antique beds and a claw-foot bath, luxurious sheets and super-deep pillows. There are a range-style cooker and a wood-burning stove, beautiful colours and every techie treat (DVDs, satellite channels). Outside: a big covered terrace with deep rattan chairs, a saltwater pool with stacks of loungers, an organic potager and hens whose produce you may plunder. For children, a pirate ship with slide, sandpit, climbing frame and telescope for stargazing. The picturesque village of Loupiac is up the road, lovely Figeac is a short hop, views sweep in every direction. 

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
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pre-arrival groceries, mid-week clean & babysitting available (prices vary).
Closed
11 November - 6 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner & homemade pizzas available.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €179
Weekly price
from €1250
Damage deposit
€500
1 Barn for 6
From €1793 bedrooms

Reviews

This was an absolute gem of a place. Sarah and David our hosts made us very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the lap of genuine French luxury. We stayed in La Bergerie which is a stone barn conversion kitted out with every conceivable thing that you would need to make your stay comfortable. The swimming pool and sun patio are a short hop away. Brightly coloured butterflies everywhere made it feel at times almost tropical whilst retaining that French laissez faire. The Aveyron was a discovery of charming villages full of history and character a great way fill your days exploring.

Huw, Thame

Our stay here was fantastic thanks to our hosts and the standard of the accommodation. The house, pool and entire property were immaculate and felt more like a home than a holiday rental. The kitchen is very well equipped for whipping up feasts with produce from nearby village markets. Delicious freshly picked vegetables from their own gardens which were freely offered to us, an abundant supply of fresh eggs from their chickens and a lovely homemade cake appearing on day three highlight the efforts Sarah and her family put in. Tons of indoor and outdoor toys, DVDs, etc. to keep the kids happy.

Douglas, London

We were lucky enough to be able to book Le Bouyssou thanks to a late cancellation. The house is charming, very comfortable and fantastically well equipped. The owners and their family were so welcoming, providing all sorts of hidden extras through our stay making it that bit more special. The beautiful salt water pool was faultlessly clean and of a perfect size, not often found in rental properties. The Aveyron was not a region of France with which we were over familiar. It is very charming with many pretty and interesting villages. It would be lovely to visit in the different seasons.

Ian, Bath

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Jones

  • The tranquil setting of Le Bouyssou means that it is the perfect place to 'decompress' from the rigors of life - surrounded by valleys, woods and fields, step out of the door and set off in any direction for an enchanting walk or invigorating cycle ride.
  • Our department has ten of 'The Most Beautiful Villages' in France - the highest concentration of any department in the country. At every turn, you will encounter the most stunning architecture, medieval 'bastide' towns and villages and charming chateaux.
  • We are handy for St Cirq Lapopie and Conques, both voted as 'France's Favourite Village' in recent years: quaint, bursting with charm and totally unspoilt. Figeac (heralded as 'the best small town in France' by the press) is 15 mins.
  • The region's cuisine is famous (and very hearty!). This is 'duck' country and you will find it on the menu of the fabulous wealth of restaurants from just minutes away. Enviably, there are at least 3 Michelin star'd restaurants within easy reach!
  • Set in between the Cele and Lot rivers there are many, many canoe and kayak stations, some of the best river swimming in France (top 5 location), 'tree top' adventure courses (from age 3!) and a highly regarded equestrian centre at the bottom of the hill!
  • Weekly markets are a must with the one held in Villefranche de Rouergue being the 'second largest in France' and bursting with vibrancy in a our 'bastide' town. St Antonin Noble Val is the setting for both a splendid market and a recent Spielberg film!