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La Balie fantastic family or group venue with event studio

  • 16 Guests
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 8 Bathrooms

La Balie sleeps 16 in 3 units:

8 king size double beds or 16 singles or combination

Le Pigeonnier sleeps 6

La Grenouilliere sleeps 6

La Lavandiere sleeps 4

The 3 gorgeous holiday cottages near Monflanquin in this unspoilt corner of Lot-et-Garonne are a great option for 3 generation families or friends to enjoy an idyllic holiday together. La Balie has a very spacious wood floored studio or function room making it also a fantastic venue for yoga retreats, special interest or business groups and intimate wedding receptions.

Converted farm buildings have been transformed into characterful stone cottages retaining lots of original features yet providing contemporary luxury light filled open plan living. And La Balie has a fantastic open air heated salt water pool with sun terrace, garden and views. Couldn't be better.

All of the cottages are beautifully designed, having well equipped kitchens, dining spaces and cosy lounges with wood burning stoves. Each property has its own private courtyard with furniture for alfresco dinning, whilst there is a separate terrace perfect for everyone to eat together. Extensive lawns provide plenty of space for group games, corporate team building activities and wedding photos.

Each bedroom is styled using cool soft furnishings to create calm relaxing spaces for maximum comfort and are en suite. Of the 8 rooms, 6 have walk in showers, 2 with baths with showers. 5 of the rooms are ground floor making access easier for those less mobile. The bedrooms can be configured to suit your party. Air con in first floor rooms, ground floor rooms have stone walls and are cool!

It's unlikely guests will want to venture far from this gorgeous countryside location or the pool, but there are pleasant walks from the door including the very special circular stroll through open woodland, St Avit and the rock-hewn tower of Gavaudun. Monflanquin, a pretty bastide settlement, is a short drive away, famous for being in the top 100 most attractive villages. The area is full of interesting towns with historic attractions, craggy castles and bustling markets. Or perhaps visit one of many vineyards or try out kayaking on the Dordogne or Lot.

Owners are close by and speak English and French.

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


La Balie its a paradise

La Balie La Pigeonnier pool side

La Balie La Grenouilliere garden

La Balie garden so relaxing

La Balie Pool & terrace

La Balie Pool is so beautiful


Pool and spa facilities

Heated Outdoor swimming pool

Parking and facilities

Parking available, Parking lot, Parking Included . Private Garden


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Suitable for events, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm . Wheelchair accessible


Bicycles, Stereo system . TV (Satellite)

Kitchen and dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster . Vacuum cleaner

Location features


Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel-set, Bathtub, Washbasin . Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Electric heating, Heating available . Wood/Tiled stove

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home safety

Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets allowed only after arrangement

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Suitable for elderly or infirm

  • Wheelchair accessible

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


How to get to us…

By Car

La Balie is located on the D162 just outside the village of Salles in the Lot-et-Garonne. (Beware there are several towns in France called Salles so do make sure you choose the right one!)

La Balie is in most GPS’s under it’s original 17th century spelling of La Baillie.

There’s plenty of parking available at La Balie

By Rail

There is a TGV (high speed train) direct from Paris to Agen which takes 3.5 hours. Agen is approximately 50km SE of La Balie.

You can hire a car in Agen to continue your journey or connect onto a regional train to Monsempron Libos which is our nearest station at just over 15km from the house

Closest TGV station – Agen

Closest Regional Station – Monsempron Libos

By Air

Bergerac Airport is our closest airport and is an easy 45 minute (50km) drive from the house.

There are several carriers flying into Bergerac

Ryan Air – Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted – Leeds

British Airways – London City

Agen Airport is tiny regional airport about 45km south of La Balie with flights from Paris on HOP!

Bordeaux Airport and Toulouse Airport are also both within reach at approximately 2 hours drive (160km) from La Balie.

50 Km


56 Km



Policy and notes


September 2023


About host


Paul Finch

Paul originally from England and Cecile who is French run La Balie together and can respond to your enquiry in English or French. We live onsite and look forward to welcoming you to La Balie in this lovely part of France.

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