Landou Haut

Labastide de Penne, Tarn-et-Garonne
+44 (0)7760 147490

Perfect for families, a French farmhouse just south of the Lot with masses of space to roam and the great, green outdoors on the doorstep


7 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 9

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll be struck by the feeling of space, though the gîte feels warm and intimate. Grab a book and find a spot in the big, well-kept gardens: cosy and sheltered, or open and sunny. The veranda overlooks the pool, so you can keep an eye on little ones while you soak up the rays.

Inside there’s a big kitchen with its long counters and cupboards full of kit, with room for 10 around the dining room table and a sitting room with comfy chairs to snuggle up in. The four bedrooms are calm and cosy, and the top rooms are great for kids, with space for five and fairy lights twirled around the low beams.

Come together for long walks in the Causses de Quercy, or pottering in medieval villages – Cahors, Najac and Bruniquel are close, the latter a ‘Plus Beau Village’ – shopping in markets, dancing at fêtes. There are rivers to canoe, trails to pedal and horses to ride, all in Tarn-et-Garonne’s sculpted green lands.

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We think you'll love

  • The family home feeling in a quiet, countryside setting
  • Eating meals together on the south-facing veranda
  • The kitchen having everything a cook needs
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You should know

  • No pets, no smokers
  • There’s not much to do on the doorstep without a car
  • There are no downstairs bedrooms


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Christmas, New Year, 3 November - 30 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £136
Weekly price
from £950
Damage deposit
1 House for 9
From £1367 beds4 bedrooms


The house feels welcoming and friendly. It has all mod cons to have a lovely holiday with big rooms and wide open spaces in in a well tended garden. The kitchen is big and well appointed, modern and well equipped - ideal for cooking for a big family or group. It has lots of storage for those delicious ingredients bought at the local markets. The pool is in the perfect place for watching the kids from a large covered veranda while drinking or having a meal. There is plenty of space for the kids to play. The gite is well situated with easy access to so many medieval villages

Lillian, Sawday's inspector

We had a fantastic week at this gem of a property. The house was superbly equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Upon arrival we were greeted with a very generous welcome pack which was a super start. The house was easily big enough for our party of seven and felt cosy and comfortable. The gardens offered a wealth of fun for the children in our party and the pool was warm and inviting. Highly recommend for those looking for some peace and comfort in the French countryside. Booking was extremely straight forward and the deposit was refunded promptly. Thank you again!!

Clare, Cambridge

Our 2 families spent 10 unforgettable days in this lovely corner of the world; the countryside, the house, the weather, the food – all perfect! The neighbours too were very kind! We'd recommend the Caussade and St Antonin markets, visits to Cordes-sur-Ciel and to St Cirq-la-Popie, and discovering all the surrounding medieval villages, especially Puylaroque. Landou Haut gave us all of our home comforts, including lots of reading spots, games, meals – not forgetting the apéros! Cheers!

Roger, Glastonbury

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The neighbourhood

Here you’re folded into the rippling pastures of Tarn-et-Garonne, sinuous rivers flowing leisurely past, peaceful solitude only interrupted by gentle birdsong. Your neighbours are lovely and face the other way, so you’ll feel wonderfully private in the garden with long views across the pool to the countryside beyond. Just five minutes’ drive away (or 25 minutes’ walk uphill) is the bastide town of Puylaroque, where there are restaurants and shops, though exploring medieval villages will be a lure. Toulouse is 75 minutes away.

Local points of interest from Richard Smyth

  • Labastide de Penne is the smallest commune in the whole department. Perched atop the Causses de Quercy, it has a Mairie, a church and a school - and not much else! Landou Haut is between Labastide and Puylaroque, which has a few more facilities.
  • Every day is market day! On Sunday, visit St Antonin Noble Val, a very popular medieval town (which was the setting for the film of Charlotte Gray) and sample the market and local superb restaurants as well as marvelling at the wonderful architecture.
  • The village of Penne has the most amazing castle perched on an overhanging rock - a great place to explore. The nearby village of Bruniquel has another cliff-top castle, also well worth visiting.
  • Spend a day in Cahors and include a boat trip on the river Lot. Stop off in the village of Lalbenque for a drink on the way back. The area is full of lovely medieval villages in between the fields of sunflowers, vines and other crops.
  • Landou Haut was built in the mid 19th century as a farmhouse. In the sitting room you can see the original "evier" and cooking range, as well as the old fireplace (now housing a log-burner). You'll be glad of the well-equipped modern kitchen, however!
  • Another great day out will take you to the prehistoric cave paintings at Pech Merle, and then to the amazingly beautiful and historic village of St Cirq Lapopie. There's so much to see and do from Landou Haut.


Richard Smyth

The house is a much-loved family home for two sets of owners, both living in North Wales and enjoying France as often as they can. They’ve compiled an extensive list of places to see and things to do.