La Grange

Payrac, Lot

Airy, spacious, sunny. This Lot gîte is a delight: linen curtains, oak stair, sunny pool. Sarlat and painted caves are an easy venture away


9 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 9


Bowl along the Payrac road, through hilly wooded countryside – hardly a car to be seen. Wash up in Serres, a lovely little hamlet of stone houses whose steep slate roofs are tiled like scales. La Grange, part barn, part house, on split levels, was renovated some years ago by its English owners, and fused into one airy, spacious whole. Enter a sunny oak-fitted kitchen with two check-clothed tables, one large, one small; hard to believe the animals once lived here, now the beams are painted white and the door opens to a terrace for al fresco meals. Up the oak staircase is a lovely large sitting room, full of comfort and light. Bedroom walls are of mellow pale stone, curtains are linen, rugs ethnic, wardrobes new pine, bathrooms white-tiled and capacious. Although toddlers must be watched outside, La Grange is pretty much perfect for family hols: all thoughtfully furnished yet nothing too precious, and a heated pool in the garden with loungers and gorgeous views. Dine out in pretty Gourdon, then venture beyond: to Domme, Sarlat, the caves of Padirac and the wall paintings of Peche Merle.


  • 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
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
October to Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £145
Weekly price
from £995
Damage deposit
1 House for 9
From £1459 beds5 bedrooms


We had a lovely stay, the house has been restored beautifully and the pool is a delight. The surrounding towns and villages are a must see.

Duncan, West lavington, midhurst

A stunning child-friendly house with a beautiful pool and surrounding gardens. Extremely clean and tidy. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

Alice, London

Beautiful house, clean, well maintained, wonderful grounds, fantastic views, peaceful surroundings. 5 *!

Laura, Bournemouth

We had a superb stay at La Grange, the house was extremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped. We received a very warm welcome from Jackie and we spent two weeks of blissful sunshine lounging by the gorgeous pool followed by delicious BBQs in the evening. Great local cycling, especially along the shaded cycle track to Sarlat, and spent a fun day kayaking along the river to the Roque Gageac. Highly recommended!

Kirsty, Gloucester

Excellent stay in this superbly renovated barn, situated in a very quiet little hamlet. The house is very spacious, the bedrooms are very stylish and the heated pool is extremely pleasant, not to mention the beautiful region it is located in. I really recommend it.

Anne-sophie, Aydat

The property was lovely with plenty of room. Well appointed with support close by if needed. I would recommend the gite to future holidaymakers without question.

Richard, Pott row , norfolk

We have just spent 3 fantastic weeks at La Grange. It is a stunning property in a good location. The children (9 and 6) did not want to leave the fabulous pool (it IS heated - put in this year) all holiday. Plenty of space to lounge about in the shade and a lovely dining area. The interior of the house is exceptional - best combination of bedrooms, showers, kitchen and living room that we can remember in a villa. Everything is extremely comfortable and well thought through. We will no doubt return.

Tom, London

A wonderful family home . Our family of 8 gathered together to Celebrate my husbands 70th birthday . The photographs dont do this beautiful house justice. Garden and pool so relaxing . Loved all the lavender !! Would come back !!

Gráinne, Co armagh n. ireland

We spent a week at La Grange in Serres in late May 2016. We needed a bigger place because we wanted as many members of our family as possible to join us for that time. It is a beautiful home, well equipped and very comfortable, without any doubt the very best accommodation we had anywhere during our four weeks in France. We felt privileged to be able to stay there. It is truly a lovely place, easy to get to, and close to many beautiful places. Our week there was the highlight of our trip.

Mark, Pretoria

This is a fantastic house with plenty of space both inside (as well as quiet bedrooms for children away from living area) and outside. Brian was very helpful in booking our trip and the house is ideally placed to enjoy the Dordogne and surrounding region. Would definitely go again!


Beautiful location, very quiet and very private. Great place for families and everything you need is there. There is enough space either to be quiet and private or to indulge in family activities. Very well situated for things to do within easy driving range. I contacted Brian direct and always received helpful, informative and prompt replies. I'd recommend it to anyone.


What a great property, a quality place with idyllic views. Good pool, lovely accommodation so much so you will want to stay by the pool or around the table enjoying good company, good food and good wine. What more could you ask for.


Idyllic, isolated (but only 4 miles from Payrac) and well appointed house. We were two families with 5 young children who never wanted to leave the pool. Beautiful quiet country lanes for cycling, walking and running. Close to fantastic Dordogne and tourist attractions if you choose. One of the best holiday lets we could find and a truly spectacular friendly region of France - and understandably the visitor book shows many repeat visitors.


A family group of nine stayed at La Grange at the end of July 2014 and found it to be a delightful place to be. Well equiped, very comfortable and spacious with plenty of areas for group activity and yet easy to find a spot to be quiet and undisturbed. Highly recommended by each and every one of us.


As an extended family of 6 we stayed for 7 days in July 2014 at Le Grange and we can only say positive things about the place! The house is absolutely lovely, its beautifully furnished, the kitchen has everything you require and the area is simply beautiful. Unfortunately we were very unlucky with the weather so were not really able to make use of the great swimming pool! Jackie who does the meet and greet and handles any potential issues is delightful and highly efficient. We would highly recommend the property for anyone looking for an authentic country stay in the South West of France.


We are an extended family of 8 - 4 adults and 4 kids and we had a fabulous time at La Grange!! The house is beautiful, well maintained and the setting perfect. The hosts are really helpful and easy to contact and Jackie, the local contact, was lovely and helpful. There are great farmers markets very close by, many things to do and even if you don't go anywhere you will be happy just hanging out by the pool or walking to the local baker up the lane. (Try her croissants - they are amazing!!)


A very comfortable and well equipped home from home set in a beautiful part of France. There is so much to do in the locality.


Amazing place! The house has clearly been lovingly restored and makes the perfect home from home to explore the Dordogne and Lot regions. The weather was beautiful and the house was perfect for lazing by the pool and long evening barbeques. The house is located in beautiful countryside and we enjoyed lots of lovely walks around the vicinity as well as visting as many of the regions sites as we could fit in. The local village is charming with a perfect little French market and a couple of local restuarants for the nights we didn't want to cook. Would love to come back. Thank you.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Brian Lever

  • The region is full of medieval towns to explore, some close by include Gourdon, Souillac, Sarlat, Rocamadour, Martel and Domme with its magnificent views.
  • You can saunter through traditional french markets, we recommend those in Souillac, Gourdon or Sarlat.
  • The river Dordogne, groups and families will have fantastic fun spending the day canoeing or kayaking lazily downstream.
  • Day trips spent visiting caves, underground rivers, castles and magnificent gardens are a treat for adults and children alike. There is even a working 14th century watermill close by.
  • There’s a whole range of wonderful restaurants where you can sample the regional delicacies.
  • For those wanting to travel way back in time, visit the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux and Peche Merle.