The Bergerie au Bouyssou Residence

midi-pyrénées, south of france
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€328 - €535 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

This stylishly renovated barn with pool is set in one of France’s most celebrated and interesting areas and sleeps 7 across 2 kingsize beds, 2 twin and 1 toddler bed. Surrounded by fields, woods and valley views, it is comfortable and relaxing with great outdoor space. Kids will love the nature walks, the rural vibe and counting the morning butterflies or night stars. The local restaurants are fantastic, and a babysitter can be provided if needs be. Among the many local attractions are the world famous Pech Merle caves, with prehistoric cave paintings, and Cahors with its fine wine and medieval bridge.

Why Kids Love it

Kids love the space and opportunities to let their imaginations run wild. All age groups are catered for at the property - from just a few months old up to teenagers and beyond. There is an endless supply of toys, games, books, DVDs, as well as swimming pool toys and swim aids for most ages, and chickens. Watch the kids shin up the rigging of the wooden pirate ship, chase each other around the wigwam area or toast marshmallows around the campfire. Along with many historic attractions nearby, there are activity centres, adventure parks and some of the best swimming rivers in France.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. Child safety for the owners is a major consideration: there are pool alarms, child safety gates, plug covers, night lights, stair gates and portable door gates and fireguards. The property comes with a 3-wheel stroller, town stroller and baby carrier/sling. The black-out blinds in 2 bedrooms give everyone a good night's sleep. Grocery and supplies shopping can be provided in advance. There are weekly markets in Villefranche de Rouergue (Thursday), half an hour away, and Figeac (Saturday).

About the Location

La Bergerie au Bouyssou is close to the Lot river valley in southwest France. It is 50 minutes by car from Rodez airport, with connecting flights to Paris, and 1 hour 45 minutes from Toulouse airport, with international connections. The area has many of France’s best villages, including Najac, Belcastel and Sauveterre de Rouergue, 5 ‘Bastides’ or 13th Century walled towns, the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, along with Roquefort cheese caves. Also accessible is the world heritage site of Conques. Car rental is essential for this rural destination.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom family retreat is a converted 19th century barn, with architectural features and a spacious interior. Fully equipped, it includes a gourmet kitchen, open plan dining room and salon, 2 kingsize ensuite bedrooms, 1 with private terrace, and a twin bedroom next to the family bathroom. Outside, there are private terraces and gardens with a large private saltwater swimming pool.

Style Notes

Modern rustic. This is an authentic rural idyll, and a mini wonderland for kids. Using natural materials such as oak and stone, the barn has a rustic French country vibe. The region is renowned for its pretty villages, famous caves, hilltop forts and wines, and this property fits in well. We love the excellent playground for kids, the luxurious pool with sails shading the seating areas, and the rustic chic interiors.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
2 twin / single
1 toddler bed
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Sarah J.
Member since March 04, 2017
In search of a better quality of life for our family, we decided to move to France in 2006. Mother, Father, Daughter, Son in Law and little Millie: we found our gorgeous piece of rural France and have made it home for ourselves and a 'home from home' for our holiday guests. Coming from different backgrounds - Commerce, Architectural, Design and Antiques, we all brought something special to our project to create exceptional holiday accommodation and the result is something that we are very, very proud of. Mix in our passion for hospitality and desire to delight our guests and what you have is the charm of La Bergerie au Bouyssou. The more times that we visited and travelled around France, the harder it was to leave this beautiful and fascinating country. We decided to create the kind of luxury holiday accommodation that we had been searching for, to provide the perfect holiday for lovers of France like ourselves. A considerable amount of research went into the decision to focus on the Aveyron department in the south of the country. We wanted somewhere unspoilt with lots of history and sites of interest, quiet, yet accessible. Here, where we settled 'has it all'. We have travelled the world, visited some amazing places, yet we have decided that our very favourite destination is a spot at Le Bouyssou, to sit peacefully and gaze across our gorgeous valley. We joined Kid and Coe to have a channel to reach families around the world in search of a magical, adventurous, safe, invigorating, stimulating and restorative environment and share with them our little piece of French paradise.

1 review

Yvanna C.
Visited in July 2018
We had a fabulous family holiday at Le Bergerie. The house and pool were beautiful. We were very well looked after by Sarah and her family. There was loads of beautiful places to visit and eat in It was a most relaxing, quiet rural holiday in a spectacular part of France. We hope to be back again!

Midi-Pyrénées, South of France

Far from the crowds

This central slab of southwestern France includes the middle section of the Pyrenees at the French-Spanish border, and the city of Toulouse. It’s fair to say that it isn’t the best known part of France, but it’s all the better for it. Visit ski stations in the mountains, watch eagles soaring over canyons, then relax with a convivial lunch in the square of a market town. Kids will love the area’s water parks, petting farms and cable cars, while parents have great wine, showstopping views and Michelin starred food to indulge in.