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 pool lounger, 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 which they use from time to time in spring and autumn. The pool and grounds remain private to our guests however, and the owners are not in residence from mid-June till the end of August.

The local area

The closest village is Laparade (2km), which has small shops, a restaurant and a lovely weekly market. 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.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
  • Changeover day – Saturday

Ground floor

  • Living room and dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Play room with single bed
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • Terrace with views onto the valley

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Satellite TV & DVD player
  • CD player
  • Private swimming pool, 6.57m x 4.07m, depth 1.20m, security alarm and ladder

Access times

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

Wifi

  • 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.

Services

  • 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

Location

  • Lot-et-Garonne region
  • Restaurant (Laparade) 5 min drive
  • Shops (Laparade) 5 min drive
  • Villeneuve-sur-Lot 35 min drive
  • Agen 50 min drive
  • Bergerac airport 1hr drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

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
Bristol Ryanair Saturday 3 Jun - 30 Sep
East Midlands Ryanair Sunday 26 Mar - 22 Oct
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday All season
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 29 Apr - 30 Sep
Southhampton Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Exeter Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Manchester Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Edinburgh Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep

Bordeaux 122km/1hr 25min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun From 22 Apr (Sat)
All season (Sun)
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season (Sat)
23 Apr - 22 Oct (Sun)
Liverpool easyJet Saturday 13 May - 7 Oct
Belfast easyJet Saturday 13 May - 23 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday All season
Southampton Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 26 Mar - 9 Sep

 

Toulouse 164km/1hr 45min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 25 Jun (Sat)
9 Sep - 28 Oct (Sat)
2 Apr - 22 Oct (Sun)
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep (Sat)
26 Mar - 3 Sep (Sun)
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Manchester Flybe Sat/Sun All season

Car hire

Although this villa is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you at an additional cost. 

Chose from the car options below:

Car hire prices vary depending on the time of year. The first price shown covers 1 April – 30 June and 26 August – 31 October; the second covers the peak season of 1 July – 25 August.

Choose from the options below:

  • Group B: Opel Corsa 3dr or similar – £189/£231
  • Group C: Citroën C3 or similar – £203/£238
  • Group CA: Peugeot 208 or similar – £378/£406
  • Group D: Opel Astra or similar – £266/£336
  • Group DA: Citroën C4 e-HDi or similar – £469/£533
  • Group E: Lancia Delta or similar – £322/£385
  • Group EA: Citroën C5 e-HDi or similar – £476/£511
  • Group F: Opel Insignia or similar – £259/£329
  • Group FA: Peugeot 508 e-HDi or similar – £469/£553
  • Group CMPV: Nissan Note or similar – £287/£357
  • Group MMPV: Citroën C4 Picasso or similar – £308/£399
  • Group SSUV: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £364/£518
  • Group SSUVA: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £497/£574

All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group CA – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group DA – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group E – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group EA – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group F – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group FA – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group CMPV – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group MMPV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group SSUV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group SSUVA – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Customer Feedback

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

Our choice of France properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

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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.

And for a place to stay in Dordogne and the South West, explore our collection of luxury villas.

Read more on our The Dordogne & South West region page

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