Holiday cottage to let in rural Aquitaine - AT004952

6km from Monflanquin, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004952 Advertiser since: 25 August 2016
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Bouyé Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 cot

About this property

Converted Barn In Rural And Tranquil Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The barn offers very comfortable and tastefully furnished gîte accommodation. In keeping with tradition, the barn has been restored with attention to detail, whilst retaining the original oak beams and stone-walls.
Combining the best of traditional features and modern living, our self-catering guests enjoy comfortable accommodation, fresh local produce and use of our large swimming pool.
Bouyé is situated on the edge of the Lot et Garonne / Dordogne, department 47 of the Aquitaine region. We are minutes away from Monflanquin, reputed to be one of the most beautiful of the Bastide towns.
We can be found on the map between Cahors and Agen. There are many Bastide towns in the region, with Monflanquin being only 6 Km, and Villeneuve sur Lot is 12 Km.
Our complex is well positioned for exploring the towns and villages of this beautiful part of rural France.
Whether you enjoy walking in the quiet country lanes, relaxing by the pool, or indulging in a glass of regional wine in the warm evening air, your hosts, Carol and Martin Whiteway will endeavour to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.



Kitchen and dining

The gîte is fitted with a new American kitchen/lounge, gas hob and oven. Washing machine, clothes airier, dish-washer and fridge/freezer, together with an electric toaster, kettle and coffee machine. The gîte is equipped with six place settings and the usual kitchen utensils, pots and pans.

Living rooms

The lounge is furnished with dining table and four chairs, lounge suite, occasional table, flat screen television, with Sky connection and dvd player. Separate radio cd system.
A wide selection of viewing material is available on request, as too are boxed games, puzzles and the French traditional game of Boule. We also have a small library, available for guests to use.
Free wi-fi connection is also available.


Our gîte sleeps four.
Bedroom one furnished with one double bed, pine bedside cabinets together with a chest of drawers and wardrobe. The room is fitted with French doors, and overlooks the private garden.
Bedroom two is twin bedded, with pine bedside cabinets together with a chest of drawers and wardrobe. Bedrooms have hair dryers and are fitted with French and English sockets, or converters.
Both bedrooms are equipped with oscillating fans.


The large shower has a ceramic tiled finish, with glass door closure and adjustable shower temperature. Vanity unit and basin with large mirror. WC, and towel rail.


Heating can be provided if required, at extra charge.l


The gîte has some indoor and outdoor games, a selection of dvds are available on request. A small selection of books.
Poolside, selection of inflatables. Poolside shower.

Garden and outside

The private terrace has a bbq, large garden table with six chairs, parasol and two sun loungers. The Prune Barn enjoys full sun all day. In its private garden, one can enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, and at lunchtime too, the day concludes with the warm shade of the evening. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon in the garden, or relaxing by the 10x5 metre swimming pool.

Parking and garages

Secure parking on site.

Visitor suitability

We welcome children, and babies and have suitable equipment on request. Cot, linen, suitable cutlery and crockery, toys and games.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Monflanquin
Distance: 6 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Villeneuve sur Lot Golf & Country Club
Distance: 15 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Monflanquin


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac
Distance: 48 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Carol Whiteway

Leaving the UK for a very different life style. Making new friends, and enjoying our early retirement.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Although our location is quiet, it is close to amenities, when they are needed. Plenty of places to visit. Relaxing by the pool or taking one of the many country lane walks.
Unique benefits of property The property is very private. The gite is fully equipped. We are on site if you need anything.

The Owner Recommends

Monflanquin - nearest Bastide Village - Villereal - Monpazier

Monflanquin – Pic-nic on the tour, and admire the views. Afternoon walk around the lake de Coulon.
many restaurants and bars. Summer bar open with music. Night market Thursdays. Local producers market.
Villereal - 14th century market hall. Market day Saturday is buzzing. Discover Fromages et Plus, cheese and wine shop, stop for coffee, or wine and order a cheese and cold meat selection to go with it. Don’t miss the wonderful display of pastries and cakes, hard to resist at the patisserie Damien Blanchard.

Monpazier – diverse in the towns’ architecture – must visit. Founded in 1284 by Edward I of England. Medieval centre is one of the best in the area. Restaurants, many small artisan shops, Glass blowing shop/workshop and the exceptional art of egg decoration.

Villeneuve sur Lot - Sainte-Silvestre - Pujols - Penne d'Agenais

Villeneuve sur Lot – 20 minute drive. Market days Tuesday and Saturday mornings, typically French Just off the square is the red brick church of Sainte-Catherine. Music nights Wednesdays along the riverside at Le Cale mid July/August – entry free.

Sainte-Silvestre-sur-Lot - the unexpected château Le Stelsia, some say amazing – offering spa-treatments-bistro-restaurant. Open for lunches and dinners. Crazy golf or just a stroll around the grounds, or relax with a drink.

Penne d’Agenais – quiet small village, lovely architecture narrow winding streets. Quite a climb from the village to the Basilica Notre-Dame, views worth the effort. Parking closer is possible. Restaurants and bars.

Pujols – mainly a pedestrian village, parking close by. Restaurant Smerelda is a must book in advance. Sunday market day, watch the world go by, stop at the small café/wine bar, near the church, where the art exhibitions are. Splendid views of Villeneuve.

Bergerac - Cahors and Puy l'Eveque - Towns further afield

Bergerac – commune between the départment of Dordogne and Aquitaine. Boat trips. Goods shopping opportunity, bars and restaurants, and a large market. Parc en Ciel – great outdoor activities for the family. Les P’Tits Castors – great indoor activities for the younger ones.

Cahors – Capital of the Lot. Cathédrale Saint-Étienne. Musée de la Resistance de la France. Port Valentrè. Boat trips too. Much to see in Cahors it’s better to visit the tourist information bureau for guides and maps.

Puy l’Eveque – in the heart of the Cahors vinyards, perched high on the rock, overlooking the river Lot. Take a boad trip (Gabare Copeye), and get a better view of the village.

Chateaux and Wine Visits

Beynac – small pretty village, along the Dordogne river. The castle is well preserved, and holds pride of place on the cliff with great views across the river.

Biron - bit of a hike, but superb views over the beautiful countryside. Most visitors say its a must visit. Well maintained. Entry includes in your language, free audio guide, which helps fully appreciate its splendour. Café/restaurant good for refreshments/lunch.

Bonaguil – reputed to be most the most impressive and evocative ruin – which it may or may not be – in France. Towards end July there is an evening firework display, not to be missed. Wonderful setting.

Milands - picturesque setting with gardens and water features recently landscaped.. Nice walks. Once the home of Josepine Baker. An American cabaret entertainer, adopted several children The Rainbow Tribe and awarded the Legion of Honour. The story of her incredible life journey is depicted in the château itself. Restaurant is not expensive for lunch or refreshments.

Monbazillac – co-operative winery. Being awarded Medaille d’Or Paris 2017 by the Concourse General Agricole, and one of many awards. Visit the château and winery.

More vineyards around Bergerac. Check all vineyards for opening hours and tasting visits.

Domaine Haut-Péchamant – Château Pechamant Corbiac – Vineyards of Jaubertie and Verdots.

Market Days in the area

Market days - all within easy reach of Bouyé

Monday Cancon
Tuesday Villeneuve sur Lot
Wednesday Bergerac/Biron/Villereal
Thursday Libos/Monflanquin/Monpazier
Saturday Bergerac/Montignac/Sarlat/Villeneuve sur Lot/Villereal
Sunday Issigeac/Pujols

Whilst Montignac, Sarlat, Issigeac are further away, they are work a visit, if not for their market days.

Night markets – an opportunity, during July and August, to sample the local foods. Some villages have music.

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.9
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The Ely Williams Family 20 September, 2017

The gite was even better than the photos suggested. The place was spotless and there was a lovely welcome pack of drinks, bread and other essentials. The owners could not have done more, they recommended several places to visit, kept the pool spotless and accessible every day. Our 2 boys (aged 6 and 8) loved the whole place, there was so much space to run around and of course the pool had a wealth of inflatables to keep them entertained. It was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had in a long time, I would recommend Bouye to everyone.

10 / 10 Esther Patterson 1 August, 2017

We have just spent a fantastic relaxing and chilled 10days in this beautiful place. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The owners Carol and Martin were so friendly and welcoming and made us feel right at home! They were so helpful and informative about events/activities and places to go see or places to eat.
We had two 16years olds with us and they spent hours in the pool!
Monflanquin is a beautiful picturesque village with lots of eating places, when we were there it had entertainment and fireworks for Bastille which was a real treat.
We would definitely recommend this accommodation and hopefully go back someday!!

10 / 10 Chris and Grace Barker, Liverpool 29 June, 2017

A great place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the French rural countryside in a lovely converted prune barn lovingly restored by the friendly owners Martin and Carol Whiteway who could not possibly have done any more to ensure we enjoyed a happy, comfortable, peaceful and enjoyable stay.

Everything was spotlessly clean and welcoming, the fridge stocked with the makings of a lovely breakfast with croissants, french bread, farm fresh eggs, butter, and jam, as well as a good bottle of wine and drinks. The charm of the the building with its high ceilings, exposed beams, French doors, and excellent facilities made us feel immediately at home, knowing that here was a special place to enjoy from day one. The swimming pool was just perfect and added to the sense of relaxation and enjoyment in such tranquil surroundings. The sky was full of stars at night, peace perfect!

Driving around the area was hassle free, with beautiful hilltop historic bastide town of Monflanquin an easy 6km away, We really enjoyed the countryside of this beautiful area, everything so clean and orderly and pretty, every field, and orchard was just what we imagined the French countryside to be.

We had a lovely time thank you to our new found friends Carol and Martin.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that your stay with us was that enjoyable? It was also our pleasure to meet you. Look forward to sharing our next glass of wine.

10 / 10 Saray O 21 June, 2017

This was our second visit to Bouye and I am sure won't be our last! The Gite is lovely - extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. The pool area is fantastic with plenty of chairs, tables and umbrellas. Carol and Martin are the perfect hosts, always ready to help with any advice but never intrusive. They are extremely generous and go out of their way to ensure all guests have everything they need. It is the perfect venue for a peaceful and relaxing holiday and I can't recommend it highly enough. Sarah Osmond

Owner response

Thank you Sarah and Family for your generous comments. We appreciate your review, and pleased to know that once again your visit was a pleasant one. Look forward to seeing you all again.