Set in beautiful rolling countryside, the Barn was converted in 2013 after a two-year restoration project. It is ideal for the perfect getaway, with a large balustrade terrace to embrace the al fresco lifestyle. Steps in front of the partially covered terrace, lead to a private 9.2-metre pool (1.25m deep), roman steps at one end, fenced and gated for complete safety, and with sun loungers and tables. At the other end of the terrace, is a large outdoor table and chairs, covered by a large parasol. The Barn itself is very spacious and cool to relax in. It retains original high beams, has tiled flooring downstairs, wooden laminate upstairs and is fully equipped throughout including wi-fi. The features are light and airy with windows that show the views to advantage. The old part of the Barn houses a full size table tennis table and outdoor games.
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Barn in Lascabanes, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Peaceful location close to the town of Montcuq and very many regional attractions
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Aug 2018
About Sue Fraser
The owners, Nick and Sue Fraser, live on the coast of East Yorkshire and wanted somewhere to stay in this beautiful region of France. As soon as they saw The Barn, and the wonderful view, they knew that was where they wanted to be - despite its dilapidated state!
Sue Fraser purchased this Barn in 2010
Why Sue Fraser chose Lascabanes
The Barn was renovated by a local builder who has his own property close by. The Barn was ready by the spring of 2013 and already comments from guests have been highly favourable. The village is the perfect antidote to a stressful life; when you sit on the terrace and look out on to the countryside views, the cares and worries of everyday life melt away.
What makes this Barn unique
The Barn is far enough away from the bustle of town and city life, yet close enough to a multitude of must-visit attractions such as Figiac, Lauzerte, St Cirq La Popie and many others. However, for those days you want to stay put, we have a 9.1m heated outdoor pool, full size table tennis equipment, library of books and a large garden to keep you occupied in between your rest and relaxation. If you wish to push the boat out, Lascabanes boasts the fabulous restaurant Domaine de St Gery. Highly recommended by Sue and 3 other guests
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Peace and harmony amongst the sunflowers
I would endorse wholeheartedly the positive comments made by previous renters. It suited our three generation family group brilliantly with the barn’s imaginative and flexible layout providing plenty of personal space and peace. The pool with its Roman end approach and even depth throughout suited our youngest swimmers perfectly. Its close proximity to the barn also proved a bonus for those emergency needs!
The village is a little gem. No highlife here. Just the P’tite Pause cafe fringing the pétanque piste next to the church and the flower decked Mairie. Quite charming and unspoilt.
We experienced an unprecedented heatwave for the whole of the 2 weeks we were there and the upstairs bedrooms were stifling despite the provision of electric fans. The very approachable owner could not have been more helpful and prompt in responding to any domestic queries we had. This was very reassuring and much appreciated and contributed enormously to the success of our fabulous holiday.
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Awesome relaxing venue - idyllic setting
We were a large group of adults and kids and the Barn catered for our needs brilliantly. Super pool area and amenities, a view to die for, and lots of little touches (like a history of how the barn came about, a bottle of local wine on arrival etc) made our stay very special. The location was great, loads of interesting little villages and lovely for cycling around. Weather superb.
Will be booking again!
Thank you for this Adam - I will welcome you back in the future!
A lovely, relaxing holiday in a beautiful location
The barn was the perfect location for our extended family holiday. There was plenty of space for 6 adults and 4 children. Everyone spent time in the pool and evenings were spent outside drinking wine and eating barbecue. The house is well equipped and location is lovely. Well worth a visit.
I don't know which guests you were, but thank you for the review!
The Barn at Lascabanes did not disappoint. The property is set in a idyllic location with glorious views across the small valley and sunflowers everwhere!
The Barn is very comfortable and had all the modcons to allow for a stress free break. The pool was great for our little one and the weather was so good that we could enjoy it every day.
The local village of Montcuq is a delight with a fabulous market and gorgeous eatery at Cafe Du France!
Would thoroughly recommend this barn for a family break!
Fantastic barn, light and airy with stunning views
We have just had 2 weeks in this lovely property. The village is quaint, great place to play boules by the church. The views from the terrace are stunning, the pool well maintained and nice and close to the house. The property is well maintained and clean.
Montcuq had a great Sunday market with some nice quirky shops. Canoeing at St Antonin is a must! Great local vineyard with excellent wines!
Definitely would recommend this property. We had a fantastic relaxing holiday.
A brilliant two weeks
I did it again. Took too many clothes. It did say there was a washing machine and tumble drier, though we did not need the latter as clothes dried on the line faster than the machine washed them. Anyway, it was only shorts, T-shirts and swim wear for the two weeks. We were 8 adults and 3 children on a family holiday celebrating two birthdays (one a special) and two wedding anniversary's. Apart from one celebratory typically French meal at an auberge near St.Cyprien which was a gem of a find (La Grange de Marcillac - which I challenge anybody else to find) we mainly fed 'al fresco' on the patio, including a couple of BBQ's. There was plenty of everything to cope with us all, though the dishwasher may have put in some overtime. Pool polo, table tennis as well as rounders and cricket on the field kept us happily actively engaged. All equipment provided. Some of the more active took runs and walks around the rural landscape. We split for trips to Cahors, Lauzert and the amazing medieval village of St.Cirq Lapopie on the Lot, though we all went to the amazing Sunday morning market at nearby Montcuq and subsequent feast for lunch. Although we mainly 'lived' outside, there was the television that only became of interest to some when the Olympics started and were able to select the sports that were of interest. A bonus was that we were there when the surrounding fields were full of sunflowers in bloom. As a close knit family this was the ideal holiday for us all, and we all fitted in thanks to the provision of z-beds...although one decided to opt for her tent on the field so she didn't have to persevere with her brothers snoring!
Special interest holidays:
The area is popular with walkers and cyclists as well as visitors by car. The Tour de France passed through L'Hospitalet in 2012 (10 mins from Lascabanes).
Many visitor attractions are within a short drive, such as the beautiful medieval towns of St Cirq Lapopie, Lauzerte, Figeac and Prayssac
The town of Cahors, situated on the beautiful Lot River offers many attractions including an unmissable boat trip.
For days spent in Lascabanes, the village is ideally suited to the painter, or writer, or reader who just wants peace and quiet.
Le Plan d'Eau near to Montcuq offers a swimming lake and man-made beach. It is used by local families and has a lifeguard during July and August. The Pizzaria du Lac, overlooking the water, is also open July and August.
Nearest airports: (Each less than 2 hours away)
Rodez (from London Stansted)
Toulouse (includes from: Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester)
Bergerac (includes from: Birmingham, Leeds, London Stansted, Manchester, Southampton)
Calais: 8 hours drive
Zeebrugge: 8/9 hours drive
A car is essential on this holiday.
Montcuq: 15 mins
Lauzerte: 20 mins
Cahors: 25 mins
St Cirq Lapopie: 53 mins
Figeac: 1 hour 20 mins
Albi: 1 hour 50 mins
Prayssac: 30 mins
Guides are available at the Barn on shopping and visitor attractions.
The closest supermarket is in Montcuq, and bigger shops are located at Cahors. There are many weekly markets well worth a visit and these are also listed, with dates, in our guides.
Of all the local and regional cafes we have visited so far, we've never been disappointed, but we always welcome our visitors recommendations.
Booking Notes: Please contact us if you wish to make a booking giving the dates you want, the number in your party (and number of children) and your contact details. If the dates are free, I will send our Rental Terms and booking form. If all is agreeable, all you do is sign the form, return to me (via e-mail) and pay a deposit of £250 to the account given. The balance (plus £250 security deposit is required a month before you arrive. Changeover Day: Bookings are taken Saturday to Saturday, with a minimum one week stay (this may be flexible out of season). Guests should arrive after 4:30pm and leave by 10am to allow for cleaning and changeover.