“La Balie is that rare thing, a place that lives up to and actually exceeds your expectations”  Helen D – Aug 2016


The perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the pressure of life, La Balie is a collection of beautiful stone farm buildings dating from the 16th century set amongst the rolling terrain and Bastide towns of the Lot-et-Garonne in South West France. La Balie hosts exclusive retreats, including Music Courses, Yoga Courses, Cooking Courses and Executive Seminars and is also available as a luxury villa rental.

Piano Courses for 2017
We’re delighted to be holding four weeks of Advanced Master Classes with the distinguished, British concert pianist James Lisney,

Yoga Courses for 2017
There are two wonderful yoga courses this year, a new week of Ashtanga Yoga with Andy Gill and Annabelle Haberkorn-Gill in June and a return visit from Annabel Chown and Andrew McGonigle for their second week of dynamic Hatha Yoga in September.

Cooking Courses for 2017
Come and join us for a fabulous hands-on cookery course led by London-based, professional chef, Richard Gynn. Created especially for passionate amateur chefs this course is packed full of delicious recipes, a wide range of skills and techniques and lots of professional tips.

Holiday Rentals
When not being used for events or courses, La Balie is available for holiday rentals. With three detached cottages sleeping a total of 16 guests, a large salt-water swimming pool and extensive grounds, La Balie is the perfect place to get away to with family and friends.



“La Balie was the perfect holiday retreat for a family with children. From the moment we arrived,it was clear that every effort to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable had been thoughtfully considered. We were warmly welcomed by host Fiona, who took great pride ensuring guests were well looked-after. The property was delightful and immaculately presented, with thoughtful touches everywhere. The setting was idyllic, with an abundance of local activities. The swimming pool was ideal for young children, with a graduated shallow end. All mod-cons including satellite tv and wifi was there for those who wanted it. It’s one of the very few places we’ve been to where the experience exceeded the expectation”  Giles B – July 2012


“Beautiful, peaceful, idyllic location”  Vanessa – September 2016


“We were highly impressed by the idyllic setting of La Balie, in the heart of rural France, boasting views over the rolling hills. The recently renovated farm buildings are beautiful, tasteful, light, comfortable, and full of charm and character. Each of the 3 holiday houses has their own private courtyard, which are super for enjoying dining outside. The pool is large with plenty of space for all the guests to enjoy lounging around it, and has views over the neighboring fields. Fiona, the owner, is so friendly and kind. She ensures everything runs smoothly and really has done a fabulous job of making La Balie the charming place that it is. We had the most fantastic week and would highly recommend this holiday location to those who would like a peaceful holiday in a beautiful rural setting! Ideal for families.”  Karsten – August 2017