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Traditional farmhouse on Lot/Aveyron border with salt pool. Pets very welcome .

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Our 19C traditional farmhouse has been carefully rebuilt and restored to a high standard.

The building is on two levels with 3 double bedrooms. Two have full en suite bathrooms, ( one with bath and one with shower.)

A third double bedroom is on the mezzanine.

On the ground floor there is a big well equipped kitchen/dining room with large monastery table.

On the same level there is a shower room/laundry room with toilet and sink. Next door is the office area and stairs leading to the first floor.

The big airy sitting room has the mezzanine and the door leads out to the large west facing terrace and barbecue area. The stone built pool leads out from this with a gate for security. There is a large slightly sloping grassy field belonging to the property and next to the house are open fronted barns which may be used for parking a car or motorcycles.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018

About The Owner

We are a couple who have been renovating and restoring houses for 22 years in central and southern France and also in Andalucia.

We rebuilt this property to live in ourselves but have decided to make it available for rental in the summer to appreciative people.

We will be nearby working on the next project so will be available to introduce ourselves and of course share our knowledge of the local area if required.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why The Owner chose Salvagnac-Cajarc

We fell in love with this area and the farmhouse (which was a complete ruin) while we were exploring the area. We love the limestone "Causses" with the scrubby oak trees and junipers. The amazing flowers, clean air, big sunsets, clear starry nights and never ending possibilities for walks with our dogs. Of course for the many markets and their local produce.


Salvagnac-Cajarc Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Shower hose fitting for hair washing
  • There are the two en suite bathrooms upstairs, one with a bath and the other a shower. Downstairs there is a laundry room with toilet, sink and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom one has an en suite bathroom with bath, sink and toilet. Bedroom two has an en suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Bed three is on the mezzanine with a curtain for privacy.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Traditional farmhouse on Lot/Aveyron border with salt pool. Pets very welcome .
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Benenden, Kent, England

Beautiful farmhouse renovated whilst retaining all of the old character and life of the house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. Stig and Carrie could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The house felt very homely and ‘real’, and the sense of peace and quiet was just what we were looking for in order to relax and enjoy the countryside and surrounding villages. Best of all was barbecuing on the terrace each evening whilst the sun set (glorious skies each night) and then lying in the garden watching the stars. The pool was an added bonus for cooling off. Comfy beds and very well equipped kitchen made for the perfect stay. Would highly recommend La Boissonade. Many thanks again to Stig and Carrie.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. The house is gorgeous, very well-equipped and with a comfortable laid-back feeling. It also stayed cool inside even during the heatwave. Outside, the views from the large back terrace and the pool are lovely, you can see for miles yet it is also totally private. The location is great for visiting the many interesting sites, towns and villages and you can even do nice walks directly from the house. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and they have created a lovely place to stay that we will recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this place and recommend it very highly. Beautifully renovated, with the charm and character of a historical farmhouse, and the comforts of a modern house. Lovely deep back porch, very quiet (except the occasional bray of a neighboring donkey or cows being paraded out to a back field), lots of places around the property to sit and read or relax, also plenty of space and comfortable furniture inside. Well situated for exploring the area, including prehistoric caves, dolmen, Romanesque churches, medieval towns, gardens, night skies full of stars, etc. Well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, towels, etc. (internet is generally good, but sometimes a bit slow or uneven—not uncommon in rural France, especially satellite connections.) For anglophones: the owners are originally British, and the house is well stocked with novels and reference works. Minor caveats: it is essential to have a car, and to be comfortable with navigating twisty & narrow roads. (There are multiple markets, grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, etc. within striking distance, but all do require driving, as do more ambitious outings than strolling down the road.) Also, the pool is small; very refreshing on a hot day but for splashing and soaking rather than swimming.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful quiet location and high standard of accommodation. Friendly and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Surrounded by lovely countryside and attractive villages. Lots to see and do if you can tear yourself away from the terrace and pool. House clean and comfortable, easily big enough for 6 adults and equipt to a very high standard. Supermarkets bakers bars and restaurants within easy reach by car. Fabulous spot for a get away from it all holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute Ferien Idylle

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben hier in diesem wunderschönen und sehr liebevoll eingerichteten Ferienhaus zwei sehr erholsame Wochen verbracht. Der Vermieter war sehr freundlich und hat sich immer wieder bei uns erkundigt ob wir irgendetwas brauchen. Die Umgebung ist traumhaft schön, Idylle pur und für Hundebesitzer sehr gut geeignet. Die umliegenden Märkte bieten viele regionale Köstlichkeiten. Besonders empfehlenswert sind die Flohmärkte, auf denen man anders als in Deutschland wirklich noch richtige Antiquitäten finden kann. Wer nach Urlaub aus dem Bilderbuch sucht und einfach die Ästhetik und die kulinarische Köstlichkeiten dieses Landes erleben möchte, ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Vielen Dank Stig, dass wir bei dir zu Gast sein durften

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Magnifique gite, confortable et authentique, à recommander sans hésiter

  • 5 of 5

Merci pour ce séjour parfait dans un lieu de caractère, à recommander sans hésiter à ceux qui recherchent la beauté, le calme, les belles balades, le patrimoine naturel et historique exceptionnels de la région. La maison est bien située pour visiter une grande diversité de sites.

La maison est très agréable, confortable, bien équipée. Elle a tout se ce qu'il faut pour se sentir chez soi. Le potager nous a également réservé quelques belles surprises. Merci à Stig pour l'excellent accueil, les conseils et les agréables discussions.

Une très belle adresse à consommer sans modération

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Villefranche de Rouergue
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Vilelfranche de Rouergue
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Le Lioran Massif Central
Car: necessary

The property is situated on the southern fringe of the Causses du Quercy National Park with easy access to the best of the Lot and Aveyron departments. From the magnificent gorges and perched villages of the Lot to the wooded valleys and fortified bastide towns of the Aveyron.

Historic towns such as Villefranche de Rouergue, Cajarc, Figeac and Limogne en Quercy are all within easy reach. They all have weekly markets with a great choice of local fresh produce.The biggest being Villefranche de Rouergue where the whole town is closed to traffic every Thursday and transformed into a huge colourful market place.

There are many activities available such as canoeing and kayaking on the Lot and Célé rivers, visits to the incredible caves at Pech Merle, Lacave, Grottes de Foissac, and horse riding, fishing, caving etc.

The area is perfect for walking. There are endless paths and tracks across the "causse" covered with small oaks and juniper, offering total freedom with perfectly clean air. Well behaved dogs are welcome at the house.

Also we are situated in the "Black Triangle of Quercy" which has been named as the best night sky in mainland France for star watching with no light pollution.

There are many opportunities to sample the wonderful products of the region whether it is the charcuteries and cheeses, fruit and vegetables in season or of course the wines. Perhaps at one of the many resturants in the area or in the comfort of home on the terrace with a barbecue watching the amazing sunset.

Not forgetting of course the thrill of seeking the bargains on the many vide greniers/brocantes (like car boot sales) every weekend.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $228.78
Pet Fee $0

The cottage will be clean and tidy on your arrival. All we ask is that you leave it in the same condition on your departure. If this is not the case there will be a cleaning charge of 50euros.
Please note that as a guest you stay and use the facilities entirely at your own risk. You should take proper and appropriate safety precautions during your visit and provide yourself with travel and personal health insurance.
Parents have full responsibility for their children and animals at all times particularly in and around the pool area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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