Maison de la Combe

The Dordogne & South West , France

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  • Charming and romantic barn conversion
  • Stunning views of the Lot valley
  • Scenic rural location
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside in Lot-et-Garonne

This gorgeous barn conversion would make a wonderfully romantic retreat for a couple or a small family, nestled into unspoilt Lot-et-Garonne countryside with glorious views from the house, the garden and the pool. Seasoned Francophiles know that the Lot-et-Garonne offers all the charm of the neighbouring Dordogne, but with rather fewer visitors, so you’ll find the pace of life altogether gentler in amongst its sunflower fields, fruit orchards and meandering waterways.

Maison de la Combe is one of the smartest restorations we’ve come across, carefully preserving its original features and double-height spaces for maximum impact. The décor is tastefully 21st century, turning the two double bedrooms into elegant modern retreats that would look quite at home in a chic little country hotel. The atmosphere throughout is thoroughly relaxing however: just pull up a sunbed, pour yourself a drink and feast all your senses on the peaceful countryside views. And once you’ve wound down into holiday mode, you can take your time discovering the vineyards, medieval villages and bastide towns that give this region its timeless beauty and character. Your only near neighbours are the owners, who have a house near to Maison de la Combe, but the pool and grounds remain private to our guests.

The local area

The area is rich in natural beauty, and activities on offer including walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing and fishing. Highlights include Villeneuve sur Lot (27km), a lively town overlooking the Lot River with a pleasant pedestrian shopping area leading to a beautiful square. Pujols (25km) is a charming fortified town classified as one of France’s 'most beautiful villages', while riverside Agen (40km) is a gastronomic centre renowned for its famous prunes. For a longer day out, Bergerac and Bordeaux are 60 and 90 minutes away by car respectively. Wine lovers are spoilt for choice with the celebrated Bordeaux, Duras and Cahors regions all within easy reach.

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  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)

Ground floor

  • Living/dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 double bedrooms (160cm beds)
  • Playroom with single bed
  • Bathroom with bath and WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • CD player
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 6.57m x 4.07m (depth 1.20m), security alarm, ladder
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions specific to this French property please click here

Access times

  • Check in time  4.00-7.00pm
  • Check out time  10.00am


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided.
  • Weekly linen change for stays of two weeks or more.
  • End of stay clean included

Getting there

  • Airports
    Bergerac 64km
    Bordeaux 122km
    Toulouse 164km
    Brive-la-Gaillarde 184km
  • Ferry ports
    St-Malo 641km
    Caen-Ouistreham 728km
    Le Havre 796km
    Cherbourg 811km
    Calais 981km
  • TGV stations
    Agen 38km
    Libourne 96km
    Montauban 135km


  • Lot-et-Garonne region
  • Restaurant (Castelmoron) 10min drive
  • Shops (Castelmoron) 10min drive
  • Villeneuve-sur-Lot 35min drive
  • Agen 50min drive
  • Bergerac airport 1hr drive


Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Bergerac 64km/1hr 5min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City British Airways Sunday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
East Midlands Ryanair Sunday 25 Mar – 21 Oct
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday 31 Mar – 27 Oct
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 26 May – 29 Sep
Southampton Flybe Sunday 1 Apr – 9 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr – 9 Sep
Manchester Flybe Sat/Sun All season
Edinburgh Flybe Saturday All season

Bordeaux 122km/1hr 25min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Liverpool easyJet Sat/Sun 12 May – 1 Sep (Sat)
1 Jul – 2 Sep (Sun)
Belfast easyJet Saturday 12 May – 1 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday 31 Mar – 27 Oct
Southampton Flybe Saturday 26 May – 25 Aug
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 31 Mar – 2 Sep

Customer feedback

Tory was extremely helpful and friendly. As Loyalty members we asked for an enhanced welcome pack and she arranged that with the owner. All our contact with her from pre-departure to being on holiday was wonderful.
Mrs Ronaldson – July 2019

Tory kindly recommended some things to do for kids while we were there – super service!
Mr Tipping – July 2019

We could not at any turn fault the service we received from Simpson Travel from the moment we booked to our departure from the villa. Nothing was too much trouble and they tried to help us every step of the way. Tory, our rep, was very helpful and did try to help with queries or questions and got back to us very quickly with answers. We would definitely use Simpson Travel again.
Mrs Emma Wright – July 2019

Excellent property in the middle of nowhere. Ideal for a complete get away from it all holiday.
Mrs A – October 2018

From start to finish the experience of booking and the holiday itself at Villa les Oliviers was 99.9% faultless. The care taken by Simpson Travel to choose the properties they represent is quite obvious. They seem to really care about their client’s enjoyment and go out of their way to ensure things run smoothly. Can't ask for more than that.
Peter Jarvis & Gay Twyman – September 2018


Maison de la Combe is a beautiful converted barn with glorious views across the Lot valley. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. We would highly recommend it.
Mike & Sue Clark – June 2018

Beautiful barn conversion with an amazing view. All looked after with great care by Marie and her family.
Dr Bell – August 2017

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From the Dordogne’s forest-covered hillsides to the undulating countryside of Lot-et-Garonne, these fertile landscapes have long played their part in human history – the famous Lascaux cave paintings testify to that. For a taste of spectacular coastline on your holiday, head to Charente-Maritime or find a lakeside beach that’s perfect for a picnic – this region is known for its abundant food and excellent wines. Choose a restaurant in an ancient village square and enjoy the sense of history repeated.

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