3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Gîte close to Montcuq and Cahors with fab food and wine
- english, french
About Jane Innes
We are a fun loving husband and wife team with a passion for skiing, sailing, motorbikes and cycling. We both work in the customer service, hospitality and travel industries so hope that our skills learned in these areas will help us to make your holiday truly memorable. Our love of food, drink and adventure means that we are well equipped to seek out the best places in the area for you to experience.
Why Jane Innes chose Belmontet
We have just realised a life long dream of making our home in France. We spent much time finding the perfect place and believe we have found it here. We would like to share this jewel which is Bijou Barn with you. We love this region because the tranquility of the area combines brilliantly with the hustle and bustle of the many hilltop towns and villages each with their own unique character and immense beauty. There is so much to do, whether you want to saunter your cares away by the river, get inspired as you wander around a local market, sample the endless supply of local delicacies, meet the wine growers to learn about their craft and enjoy a tasting or cycle along quiet country roads which stitch together the multi coloured patchwork of the rolling hills.
What makes this Barn unique
We would describe our property as a vintage barn with all the mod-cons oozing French style with a contemporary twist. The spacious yet quirky en suite bedrooms with French doors open into various parts of the flower filled garden. The outdoor space is as important as the interior so there are 2 outdoor terraces for alfresco eating and a wonderful secluded pool area reached through a vine covered terrace. We hope that we have created the perfect holiday retreat for you to come and visit year after year.
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Luxury in the Lot!
We have a fabulous week staying at Bijou Barn and Graham and Jane were fantastic hosts, greeting us when we arrived on the first day and seeing us off on the morning we left. The barn is beautifully laid out, furnished and tastefully decorated. It has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. We used the pool a couple of times but as it doesn't have a cover it was too cold for us to go in most days. Instead, we spent a lot of time down at the local lake which was lovely and warm and has a fantastic wibit adventure course which the children loved going on. I would highly recommend Bijou Barn to other holiday goers!
Thanks so much for your lovely review Claire. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bijou Barn.
Trés agréable séjour dans le Lot
Une très jolie maison en pierres, avec un grand espace de vie et une ambiance très agréable. Avec en plus un accueil chaleureux
Merci! Nous sommes très contents que vous avez passé un bon moment chez nous.
Amazing, sophisticated, spacial barn conversion!
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a treat! It's a beautiful property both inside and out, tranquil but not remote or isolated. There are 2 main seating areas, one where the gas BBQ is and the other looking out over the fields and beyond. The main room is visually stunning and the 2 main bedrooms have doors leading off of this space. The kitchen is perfectly situated and central to all outside areas. The 3rd bedroom is a little away from the main hub of the house, in the oldest part of the building, and as a result a very cool ambience resides. The pool is stunning and very private, set amongst lavender and grape vines. During our stay, at the end of August, the grapes - and the abundance of figs - were ripe and delicious! Montcuq is the nearest supplies village and it is a lovely place. The market on Sundays was inspirational for meal planning, and the friendly atmosphere was almost carnival-like. The nearest place to eat - "Nadines" in St Matre - provided an excellent lunch which was exceptionally good value for money. There really was nothing which did not meet and exceed our expectations and the icing on the cake were 2 of the loveliest people you could hope to meet who gave us their home for 2 weeks. Thank you so much Graham and Jane, we will see you next year!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are really touched by your kind words and so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Beautifully presented, comfortable, spacious barn in a lovely part of France
We were warmly welcomed by hosts Jane and Graham upon our arrival. They gave us a tour of their beautiful house ensuring that we knew where everything was and how to use appliances etc. They provided us with essentials such as local ham, bread and melon and beer and wine! This was much appreciated, thank you.
The barn is extremely comfortable for family living with plenty of space for our teenagers to have their own "me-time" The pool area is very private and offers both shade and sunny areas when lounging. The gardens of the barn are beautiful and again very spacious. The gas barbeque was used by us many times and again this is a lovely area to sit in the evening.
Our favourite seating area was to the rear of the property, where we sat most nights watching the sunset and then an excellent area for star gazing! We also saw deer in the fields beyond the barn here and birds of prey. The view is stunning and very peaceful.
The bedrooms of the barn are all very tastefully presented and very comfortable.
We enjoyed visits to many surrounding towns including Montcuq, Puy Leveque (you can hire kayaks from here - we did!), Cahors and if you fancy a longer drive Saint Cirq Lapopie is definitely worth a visit! The local markets are well worth a visit too with plenty of local produce to try!
We would love to return to Jane and Graham's beautiful house and would highly recommend it.
Thanks so much for your wonderful review - it's always great when our guests enjoy Bijou Barn and the Lot Region of France as much as we do. You are welcome back anytime!
A wonderful relaxing holiday
We enjoyed a very relaxing fortnight at Jane and Graham's house.
The children really enjoyed the pool and we spent many a lazy evening sitting on the terrace watching the deer and sunset.
The Lot region was a real surprise to us. It was so quiet and beautiful. For the children the bonus was the lake with the giant inflatable.
Thank you to both Graham and Jane for sharing their home.
Thanks for a lovely review Simone, so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Bijou Barn. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you next time you visit the Lot Region.
The location was stunning, with friendly hosts and French neighbours. There is so much to do and interesting places to visit. Children loved the lake with the Aquazone and beach. Barn was gorgeous, and bigger than expected. It had all what we needed and more! Thank you to the owners, Jane and Graham.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at Bijou Barn and loved the area as well.
In order to fully appreciate the area, we recommend that you will need a car.
Here are details of the closest airports:-
Bergerac 85km (53 miles)
Toulouse 110km (70 miles)
Brive 120km (75 miles)
Rodez 143km (90 miles)
Bordeaux 190km (119 miles)
Montcuq - 7km (4.5 miles)
Tournon d'Agenais - 16km (10 miles)
Lauzerte - 18km (11 miles)
Cahors - 30km (19 miles) Capital of the Lot Region
Saint Cirq-Lapopie - 61km (38 miles)
Sarlat - 80km (50 miles)
Rocamador - 96km (60 miles)
Toulouse - 110km (70 miles) Closest city