La Bruyle

Saint-Michel-de-Bannières, Lot
Bed & Breakfast


A beautifully restored old house with immaculate B&B rooms. Sleep in chic, country-style bedrooms, sample delicious homemade food

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Charming and stylish – Franck and Pascale were born to run a B&B. On hand with creative apéritifs and inspired ideas for exploring the Dordogne, they make their home a pleasure to visit. Local artisans helped them transform the 18th-century house into a chic retreat, restoring ancient beams and flagstones. Outside, sage green shutters add a cheery flash of colour to the mellow stone façade and there’s a fruit tree filled garden with a pool. Inside, country décor reigns; four immaculate en suite rooms have pretty linen, oak floors and bucolic views. Locally sourced breakfasts of farm eggs, homemade cake and jams are superb.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

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

Special offer: Book any 2 nights during Autumn , and we'll offer you a  bottle of Cahors wine, pure Malbec, certified organic, and Duck Rillettes (duck meat pate), the  taste of our region !

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
"Meet & Cook" - Cookery classes available; enquire with owners.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €30. Restaurants 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
Surcharges
Extra bed €15 for under five year old
4 Doubles
From €85

Reviews

We had the largest room with the en suite bathroom. It was lovely. Very spacious with a huge and very comfortable bed. A lovely house entirely, in a most peaceful setting. Our hosts were very friendly and and spoke excellent English. This enabled some interesting discussions including Brexit and Donald Trump. We were very well looked after despite a hospital appointment occurring during our stay for Pascalle. The home made bitter orange aperitif was particularly memorable for me and my husband who normally forego an aperitif in France as they are usually too sweet for us. Theirs was amazing.

Marie, Chesterfield

We had a memorable four day stay in this quite delightful, carefully and tastefully restored old farmhouse in a rural area with few tourists. I can strongly recommend a stop off here and not just for one night. The breakfast comprises local produce and is charmingly served by your host and hostess, Franck and Pascale. Other features include a quiet and welcome swimming pool which you can enjoy in beautiful quiet surroundings with stunning views. Franck and Pascale could not have been more friendly and helpful. We very much look forward to our next visit

Nigel, Winchester

We loved La Bruyle - a great place for a stop over on the way to the South of France.

Kl, London

My husband and I (plus our dog) had a wonderful night at La Bruyle this summer. Our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming, the house is beautiful and cleverly designed and decorated with thoughtful touches and delightful bathrooms. Our evening meal was a delicious dinner party, complete with homemade canapes, local produce and interesting guests. We have vowed to return!

Pippa, London

I stayed here one night with my teenage sons and it was everything we hoped for. We reçeived a really warm welcome, the swimming pool had amazing views, our rooms were pretty and cosy and the breakfast was delicious. Hope to come back and stay longer.

Joanna, Charpont

We spent 4 nights here - it was excellent. Our room was large and immaculate with many restored original features (stone walls, wooden floor, beams, ...) and a great view across the valley. And wonderfully quiet. Breakfast was good with something different each day. Franck & Pascale positively welcome you into their home. So it's their living room you can use. All very relaxed. Dinner (provided on request) is with F&P plus other guests around their dining table, encouraging discussion - a very personal event. And they are so helpful with recommendations on what to do. Wonderful.

Andrew, Tiverton

My partner and I had a fantastic one night stay. We only wished we could have stayed longer. Pascale and Franck are an absolutely delightful couple and marvellous hosts. They have worked tirelessly making La Bruyle not only a beautiful home but a fantastic place for guests. We were blessed with fantastic weather which allowed us to use the very inviting pool and to enjoy the gardens and view. Our room was tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. Breakfast and dinner outside a total delight, especially having dinner with Pascale and Franck, experiencing their wonderful cooking. Superb.

Maria, Winchester

Lovely BnB. Rooms very spacious and beds big and comfortable. Great lounge-room to relax in and outdoors is very, very nice. Our two dinners with our hosts were delicious, and the conversations even better. Pascale & Frank are wonderful hosts, and their English is much, much better than our French! Peter & Kerrie, Melbourne. Australia.

Peter, Melbourne

Beautiful , restored French farmhouse situated in idyllic surrounding countryside. Cultured hosts who make every effort to ensure your stay in their home is comfortable and memorable in every respect .

Phillip

La Bruyle has been beautifully converted by Pascale and Franck into an elegant, comfortable and tastefully luxurious b&b. With their warm welcome, and "open house" approach you really do feel relaxed and cared for. Many thanks.

Fran, London

Pascale and Franck were perfect hosts. We went to La Bruyle on our 25th wedding anniversary, hoping it would indeed be somewhere special. We could not have asked for more: Pascale and Franck researched the local restaurants to accommodate our not-very-French vegetarian tastes; they arranged a taxi to and from the restaurant; and they suggested a lovely picnic spot, and a great walk. Add to that the beauty of the building and the pool with a glorious view (plus superb weather), and we had an utterly magnificent stay. Many thanks!

Hugh, Hampshire

Staying with Pascale & Franck was an absolute delight - they are the most wonderful hosts, relaxed and attentive in exactly the right measure. Their breakfasts and table d'hôtes were delicious and their local restaurant recommendations were the best we had in our time in France. The house has been beautifully restored and is an oasis of comfort and calm close to plenty of places of interest. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

Fraser, Wellington

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pascale Brunet & Franck Leroy

  • To the north of the Quercy region, the Dordogne Valley exhibits its fine display of cultural heritage and dazzling natural beauty. Enjoy these many treasures from La Bruyle : Rocamadour, Padirac, Collonges la Rouge, Martel … are our close neighbours.
  • It is by taking small roads and walking trails that you will fall in love with our region. Close to the famous sites, discover fortified castles, stone villages and landscapes shaped by the river. These are our true treasures, rural authentic and magical.
  • Thrills and adventures await you from La Bruyle : golf,hot air ballooning, rock-climbing, horse riding, cycling and hiking on kilometers of beautiful tracks.Make the most of our refreshing waters swimming canoeing gently or zooming down natural water slide
  • Generous, innovative and traditionnal, food is a part of our "Art de vivre".The richness of the Lot gastronomy and the produce of its land offer numerous possibilities to whet your appetite. Share the warm atmosphere of a dinner in La Bruyle.
  • You don't need to look far in order to find good local produce. Here pleasure comes from flavours : fresh strawberies, foie gras, porcini mushrooms, duck confit, Rocamadour cheese... And don't forget in winter the rare and prized product the truffle !
  • In addition to these wonderful possibilities, we will be happy to suggest our own special places and share with you our well-kept little secrets… The region 's brand is " You are feeling good in the Dordogne valley" it 's also our promise in our B&B !