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Beautifully renovated 5 bedroom stone country house

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
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).

Ben Mills
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 August, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cavagnac in Lot

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
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 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    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 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 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!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, fantastic location, gorgeous sunny pool and lovely large shaded area to eat outside. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay in the Valley of the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Stay 12 May to 9 June 2018

Our first time in the south of France. The Mills' house is amazing with everything you need to cook local produce from the markets to the comfortable bedding and ample space to find a secluded reading spot. We swam in the pool nearly every day and there were lots of fun times sitting around the outside table under the trees watching the sun go down whilst drinking local Cahors wines. It was the perfect place to share with friends.

Having 4 weeks in the house allowed us to visit all the medieval towns around the area which were amazing and all unique in their own way. Rocamadour a favourite.

We enjoyed a 'Michelin' lunch at La Terrasse in Meyronne with beautiful views of the valley. The hostess managed to help us (due to our poor French) with the menu and the food was amazing. We were also found in Martel's many cafes for lunch and enjoyed all of them.

Even found a spare day to canoe down the Dordogne, which was a lot of fun.

Our time spent here was the best and would love to come back again to immerse ourselves into this beautiful part of the country.

BTW would love to know about all the stories that have been shared around the rustic dining table? Love it!!

Thank you also Karine for answering all our questions about the house.

Gayle and Greg, Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cavagnac, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £892.86

Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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