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Newly Restored Prune Barn with Character

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Relaxing quiet rural setting sleeps 2-4 with private pool

Newly completed in 2012 the Prune 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.

The lounge has comfortable furniture equipped with television receiving French and English channels, DVD player together with audio CD unit and radio. WiFi connection also available, free.

Our gîte sleeps four. Bedroom one: double bed, pine bedside cabinets together with a chest of drawers each having their own bedside lamps, and complete with wardrobe. The room is fitted with French doors, and overlooks the private garden. Bedroom two: twin bedded, with pine bedside cabinet and table lamp; together with a chest of drawers and wardrobe. Each bedroom has free standing electric fans and hairdryers. The gite is fitted with French electrical sockets, and English adapters are provided.

Our linen and towels are of fine quality. Pool towels are also included together with kitchen towels and tea towels.

The gîte is fitted with a new American kitchen/lounge, gas hob and oven. Small electrical appliances include: kettle, coffee making machine, toaster, hand food mixer, and microwave. Washing machine, dish-washer and fridge/freezer complete the electrical equipment provided. Iron and ironing board and clothes airer also included. A selection of cleaning products are provided, and included in the rental price.

On the private terrace, enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, the day concludes with the warm shade of the evening. The terrace is furnished with patio chairs large table parasol two sun loungers complete, last by not least a gas BBQ.

Infants and children are catered for, with prior arrangement, so that any special requirements are made available. ie. highchair, cot and linen.

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Our self-catering complex, also offers, during June and September, bed and breakfast accommodation. We offer our B&B guests morning tea/coffee and biscuits, served before breakfast, and taken in their room. This is fully inclusive in our bed and breakfast price. We also offer picnic menus for our guests wanting a day out in the country-side, or perhaps travel onward, menus and prices on request. Evening meals also available, on request. Four course meal, inclusive of aperitifs, wine and cafe charged at 24€ per person.

More Details

Carol Whiteway
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Carol Whiteway

After many family holidays in France, over a period of some 20 years, deciding to live here was not too difficult.

With the family grown up, and settled, we wanted a change in our lives. So we packed up the heating and plumbing industry, and office demands, and we moved to the Lot et Garonne, and took up new challenges.

Now some six years on, still very happy with our new location and life style. We have new friends, and met lots of interesting people. We found skills, we never knew we had.

Carol Whiteway purchased this barn in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a memorable week-long stay at Bouye. The interesting restored Prune Barn was most delightful. It was roomy and comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well appointed, with large French doors opening out from both the bedroom and the kitchen to a sunny patio, complete with a dining table and lounge chairs.

Carol and Martin were the best hosts you could ask for. They were so friendly and helpful, and their hospitality exceeded our expectations. The welcome package of fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden, beer, wine, juice and bottled water, as well as yogurt, and fresh bread hot, from the oven, was amazing!

During the day, we enjoyed driving in the French countryside and visiting the many quaint bastides and villages. We fell in love with the markets, and the friendly vendors, as well as the town square ambiance. Needless to say, we also enjoyed the delicious French cuisine and wine served in the many cafes and dining rooms.

Bouye, situated in the tranquil countryside, was a perfect place to relax and to enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the lovely pool after a wonderful day of sightseeing.

We highly recommend Bouye to anyone wanting a relaxing and interesting vacation in beautiful Southwest France. Bouye is a gem!
Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Monsempron Libos
Nearest Motorway
75 Kilometres
Cahors A20/Agen A62
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
345 Kilometres
Andorra la Vella
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The stone buildings at Bouyé, together with its swimming pool, rest in the quiet countryside, near the famous Bastide town of Monflanquin. Self catering and B&B accommodation are available. Enjoy the tranquil countryside, stroll the quiet lanes, discover the local wildlife: birds of prey, deer, and wild boar. Local outdoor activities are in abundance: golf courses, equestrian centres, tennis, fishing and trotting to name but a few. Nearby there is a lake offering bathing, boating, or just playing on the man-made beach. France would not be complete without a Chateau - Biron and Bonaguil are just two! Monflanquin is a perfect venue for many open air events, including the spectacular August Medieval Fete, and no exception is the weekly morning market, which continues throughout the year. Evening markets prove to be very popular with our visitors too, with an opportunity to purchase regional produce from the stalls in the square, and dine al fresco! A great way to experience local French life.

Or may be just enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding countryside, relaxing by the pool.


Savignac-sur-Leyze Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower room fitted with wc, and basin unit, with plenty of cupboard space, mirror and lighting over, together with shaver socket. The large shower unit has good water pressure, is fully tiled and complete with glass door. The shower is fitted with a thermastic mixer valve. Non slip shower mat also provided. All cleaning products for the wc, basin and shower are provided, and are included in the rental price.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Extra sleeping accommodation is available, with prior booking. The double bedroom has french doors, opening onto the private terrace. The twin bedroom is secure for young children, with window opening onto private terrace. Both rooms offer good natural light, with the benefit of being cool during the very warm days/nights. Linen is of good quality, and changed weekly. Hairdryers available in both rooms. Mirrors over the chest of drawers. Electrical points are European with UK conversion adaptors provided. Each bedroom has a floor mounted oscillating fan. Full length dress mirror located in hall way.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our 10 x 5 outdoor swimming pool is for the use of guests, and shared occasionally with the owners. The pool is cleaned on a daily basis. Pool towels are provided. Several lounge chairs surround the pool area, together with parasols and their supports. Suitable plastic/paper cups and plates are included in the kitchen for use poolside. No glass or bottles allowed on the pool terrace. Guests who do smoke are requested to have respect for others when discarding their cigarettes and for security too, especially in very dry conditions. For insurance purposes, no smoking inside the Barn. Bouyé B&B offers warm and comfortable accommodation and breakfast, with endless hospitality. We offer our guests morning tea/coffee and biscuits, served before breakfast, and taken in their room. This is fully inclusive in our bed and breakfast price. Both shower room and bath/shower room are clean and well equipped, with good quality towels and toiletries. Pool towels are also included.


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Newly Restored Prune Barn with Character
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic Bouye!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful gite with fully equiped kitchen, exceptionally clean and very well presented. Everything you need on hand for a relaxing holiday in South West France. Beautiful pool, BBQ, terrace with sun loungers in beautiful and peaceful surroundings - all set near an idylic village, ideal for touring this area of France but also has a variety of amenities nearby. Hosts are a wonderful couple who we now regard as friends, above and beyond good customer service.

Thoroughly recommend .. 10/10 !

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Pastoral Gem

  • 5 of 5

We spent an idyllic week at Bouyé at the beginning of August? This being our third visit at this gîte, attests to how much we enjoy its tranquil pastoral setting in Southwest France.

Why did we love our stay at Bouyé? The gîte was most comfortable, spotlessly clean, and well equipped, complete with a dishwasher and washing machine. After our morning visits to the markets, we returned to enjoy the delectable treats we picked up for a meal on the gîte's patio. Being only a few kilometres from Monflanquin, un des Plus Beaux Villages de France, as well as other interesting Bastide villages, we found a different market to attend every day of the week and had lots to do and see. Our visit coincided with the exciting and interesting Medieval Fête in Monflanquin.

As for our hosts, Carol and Martin, they were the best! Their hospitality exceeded our expectations. They were accommodating, friendly and fun to be around. We were thrilled with the welcome package of fresh fruit and vegetables, wine, beer and breakfast items. To our delight, Carol arrived at the door, on our first morning, with freshly baked bread and croissants.

The weather was perfect and the scenery, with the fields of sunflowers in full bloom, was spectacular! After a morning of visiting markets and sightseeing, the lovely, private pool at Bouyé was a welcome sight for a refreshing swim and some relaxing sunbathing.

Bouyé is a special pastoral gem and Carol and Martin are super hosts. We highly recommend Bouyé and shall definitely return. Thanks so much, Carol and Martin.

Bob and Ann 😎😎

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your stay with us was, once again a good memorable one. What can we say, except thank you very much for your review.
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Brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a very hot day. Carol and Martin greeted us straight away with refreshments and showed us round the lovely, very clean and well equipped gite. In addition there was a very generous welcome pack followed by fresh bread and croissant on Sunday morning. The gite is ideally situated with quick access to a great pool and a large garden, all very private. We had all our meals on the terrace and made plenty of use of the gas barbecue. We played badminton and petanque with the children who enjoyed the space as much as we did. We were lucky to attend the medieval festival of Monflanquin and would also recommend the Thursday night market where you can get a plate of food in the bastide. We visited Agen, Cahors and Bergerac all less than an hour away from the gite. There are lots of activities around and with such friendly discreet hosts would definitely consider going back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The photographs don't do Le Bouye justice! We have rented gites for 8 or 9 years and this was the best equipped gite we have stayed in. The gite was spotless and of a very high standard, the pool area was excellent and the welcome pack was way beyond anything we'd received previously.

Carol and Martin were the perfect hosts - not intrusive but on hand to offer advice, help and a supply of fruit and vegetables from their garden! They simply wanted us to enjoy ourselves and went out of their way to ensure that we did.

I can't rate Le Bouye highly enough and we definitely plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place for relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place for your holiday. The house is perfectly organized and clean, comfortable and well equipped. The terrace has a lovely view during daytime, while the dark nights provide an outstanding opportunity for dreaming under a star-spangled sky. The swimming pool is well taken care of and offers privacy and quiet.

The region has a series of beautiful bastides to be visited, with Monflanquin itself as a nearby pearl. Penne also deserves more than just a visit, like some of the other neighbouring villages. The region offers walking tours and, within a short distance, lovely biking tours along the Lot and the Canal that parallels the Garonne.

Carol and Martin are lovely people, warmly interested in their clients' interests and questions. We very much appreciated their generosity in sharing the products of their beloved garden.

In brief: a place we do recommend for a relaxing holiday. This is the type of holiday house that we love to exchange with our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gite at Bouye Est

  • 5 of 5

Superb holiday at Bouye Est. The gite was perfect for our family (2 adults 2 children) with our own decking area and very clean. The gite was cleaned for us after 1 week with clean towels and bedlinen changed. Easy access to the pool which the kids thoroughly enjoyed and comfortable loungers for relaxing on. The owners were so friendly and kind, they really made our holiday easy and I would definitely recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $198.62

Our prices are based on 2-4 persons.

Reduced gite prices for June and September for two adults accommodation, are available on request.

All clients receive a copy of our Terms and Conditions of Contract, before reservations are confirmed.

All monies and reservations are confirmed in writing.

Our prices are inclusive of all chargeable local taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.