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Beautifully renovated 5 bedroom stone country house

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10-12

Beautifully renovated stone country house, in rural hamlet. Gorgeous outdoor garden area, under ancient trees, 12 metre heated pool. Peaceful open rural views. Many beautiful historic villages nearby, with historic sights, markets, antique shops.

The region: There are many beautiful historic villages within 30 mins of the house. The best villages in the area bounded by South Correze, North Lot and East Dordogne are: Turenne, Rocamadour, Carrenac, Creysse, Loubressac, Autoire, Martel, Collonges la Rouge, Curemonte, La Roque Gageac, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Castelnau-Bretonoux, Sarlat, Gourdon, St Cirq la Popie. The food in the area is out of this world (it's the heart of foie gras and truffle territory), with some awesome Michelin starred restaurants in stunning settings. If you like seeing prehistoric sites, there are the Grotte Lascaux, Grotte du Fond de Gaume, Gouffre de Padirac and Grotte du Pech Merle. There is a mixture of prehistoric cave art, stalagmites and stalactites, underground rivers etc. There are also lots of other sights and activities including castles, gardens, and canoeing (on the Dordogne, Ouysse, Vezere and Lot Rivers).


Cavagnac Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have been recently renovated. There are 2 bathrooms with separate toilets upstairs in the main house, a downstairs toilet, and shower room/toilet in the cottage above the garage. Total of 4 toilets in the property.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • The main house has 4 bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with single beds. In addition to the above, there are 2 extra foldaway beds, and a cot available. There is also a fold out sofa in the smaller lounge room. There is a 5th bedroom with en suite separate from main house, in the cottage above the garage, with plenty of room for a cot or foldaway bed there too.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The house has been recently renovated, with new kitchen, bathroom and appliances. There are many character antiques in the house, and 2 wonderful large fireplaces. The house is very well set up for families sharing - with 2 separate staircases each accessing 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a wonderful graveled garden area off the kitchen with outdoor table for meals under the large ancient trees. There is also a grassed play area, and fruit trees (with delicious plums and figs). The house is child friendly, with fenced garden and fenced swimming pool, cot, high chair, stair gates available on request.


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Beautifully renovated 5 bedroom stone country house
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

A beautiful, well equipped house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the house with three other couples and our daughter. The house had ample room for the entire group, with multiple living areas and a delightful outdoor eating area in the shade of beautiful old trees.

From the very beginning, the correspondence with Ben the owner was easy, informative and timely. The list of suggestions for activities, places of interest and food recommendations was incredibly helpful and we sampled many of the suggestions, none of which dissappointed. On arrival, we were met at the property by the friendly local manager Karine and given a great introduction to the house and surrounds.

All in all, a fantastic week. We would highly recommend the house to anyone wanting to enjoy the delights of the region, but be warned, a week is not long enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had a great week - we love it when people love the house and the area as much as we do. You've been awesome guests, and sounds like you made the most of your week. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Spacious home, modern style, great location

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully-appointed home with historical references and all mod cons. The setting is magical on large grounds with fab swimming pool and plenty of living space indoors and out. Easy access to many fascinating medieval villages in the region. The local village about 1-1/2km away has all you need to equip the kitchen with wonderful produce and wine. A superb time will be guaranteed by all. Just not in rainy, cold weather.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic House in French Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Le Bayle is a beautiful, renovated house in the French countryside. The house is large & well appointed with a stunning pool and expansive gardens. The attraction of this house is its location - a plethora of beautiful villages lie with 1/2 to 1 hour's drive of the property providing a good balance between exploring the region and resting in the shade of the old walnut tree or enjoying a swim in the pool as a respite from the summer heat. Two weeks here was not long enough to fully experience this part of France - highlights included the villages of Turenne, Rocamadour & Collonges-la-Rouge.

The property owners take great pride in Le Bayle and were perfect hosts providing great pre-trip information on their house, its location as well as sights/activities in the area. On the ground, the property manager, who lives next door and speaks English, is of great help in orienting new visitors to the house and local essentials such as the supermarket.

Overall we had a fantastic holiday and can highly recommend this French country house and its friendly & helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chez Mills Holiday Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully renovated house is set in a peaceful location surrounded by the most stunning countryside. It is clean, well appointed, comfy and interesting, with furnishings that enhance the ambience. With the friendly manager next door , a games room, large pool and table under the walnut tree, it's holiday heaven.

Leaving the property you'll encounter many ancient villages set atop the hills of the region which will take your breath away. There's a wealth of footpaths to explore, historical sites to see and restaurants to enjoy including Au Vieux Four in the local village . We thoroughly recommend this property and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic property in a beautiful part of France

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks at this outstanding property and can't recommend it highly enough. Set in a quiet rural location, the house has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday. There was plenty of space for the 12 of us (two families of five plus two grandparents) and the facilities were extremely good. The pool is a decent size and the six kids spent loads of time in there, to the point that even the excellent games room in the cellar didn't get a look in! On the days when we chose to stay at the property we were able to relax completely, playing games, reading and generally chilling out. Even on the one day when we had rainy weather, there was plenty of space indoors for us all to carry on relaxing!

The apartment above the garage was perfect for the grandparents and the rest of the bedrooms give flexibility for pretty much any arrangement and combination of kids and adults.

As for the local area, there is SO much to see and do. Ben and Judy gave us loads of suggestions and we visited lots of the places they recommended. Absolute musts for a visit are Turenne, Rocamadour, Collonges la Rouge.

The welcome from the property manager (next door neighbour) Karine was excellent and we knew that she was just a stone's throw away if we needed her, but at the same time was not at all intrusive.

All in all this was a fantastic holiday in a lovely property owned by people who really care about their guests' experience and want them to enjoy the house and locality as much as they clearly do. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property in a lovely part of the world

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Le Bayle in June 2013 but it started before we went as the family who owned the property gave us lots of information and advice before we went to help with planning our holiday which was fantastic.

The house is really lovely and has been renovated beautifully. It is the perfect set up for two families with children and a couple (who can use the separate apartment). The weather unfortunately wasn't that kind to us but we still managed to have nice walks, visit lots of the beautiful towns in the surrounding area and the morning markets. There is plenty to see while using Le Bayle as a base, some of the lovely towns include Turenne, Martel, Sarlat, Collonges du Rouge, Domme etc..... plus just driving along the Dordogne River is lovely.

The house itself has a games room which was great in rainy weather plus a lovely courtyard to enjoy sunny lunches and dinners over a glass of wine.

Just 1km from the house is a horse riding place, the kids really enjoyed this plus there is a tourist train in Martel which is also a hit with the kids. Must try restaurants include Pont de L'Ouyesse and Chateau de la Treyne. Both were brilliant with families so no issues in taking the little ones along with you.

So you really can't go wrong hiring this house - lovely interiors and gardens plus very close to lots of beautiful attractions and towns. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ben Mills
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of 23 friends from Australia, UK, Germany and Amsterdam travelled in/out over a period of 2 weeks to help celebrate a special ‘senior’ birthday. In summary - Le Bayle exceeded all expectations. Early engagement with Ben and Judy meant that we were able to share the wonderful tourism, wine and restaurant tips with our group and there was much pondering each day as to which of the many local beautiful villages was going to benefit from our visit and the resultant long lunch!

The spacious, beautifully-renovated house and its grounds were perfect. The two lounge rooms and other internal and external communal areas meant that there was plenty of opportunity for private or convivial time. Access to wi-fi was a definite advantage for those planning onward journeys. Good weather meant that we were able to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces – swimming, petanque, dining al fresco, general lounging – but the chilly nights also saw us mesmerised and cosy by the wonderful open fire enjoying, with much camaraderie, the local wines and market-sourced terrines, cheeses, and other culinary delights.

A special highlight was the celebratory meal for 10 prepared, cooked, served and cleaned up by Fabrice, the visiting chef. A sumptuous four-course meal prepared in Le Bayle’s kitchen and served outside in the garden, under candlelight, is highly recommended.

Karinne, the property manager who lives next door was a great help in providing the initial tour of the place - a friendly wave each time we filled up her compost bin - and assisting with calamities such as a punctured tyre and finding local help to repair!

All in all, a gem of a place – most highly recommended.

Lorraine Tawse

Northbridge, Sydney

May 2012
May 2012
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Brive la Gaillarde
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A20 - exit 55
Car: necessary

Our house is located in the North of the Lot region, close to the Dordogne and Southern Correze. It is a wonderful area, near to many beautiful villages and the Dordogne River. The house is 1.5 km from the nearest town with facilities (Les Quatre Routes du Lot), 5km from Meyssac, and 10km from Martel.

Other Activities: Caves to visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,229.56

Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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