Originally a hill-top farm, La Balie is a beautiful collection of 17th century caramel coloured farm buildings complete with thick stone walls, wooden beams and stunning views over the surrounding rolling countryside. Renovated in 2014 La Balie has now been transformed into a calming haven: the three stone cottages, which sleep a total of sixteen guests, are smart, light-filled spaces; there’s an expanse of lawned garden, an inviting salt-water pool swaddled by swathes of lavender and a beautiful barn/studio where we hold yoga, cookery and music retreats.
Each of the three cottages has a large open-plan dining/living area with a super functional and well-equipped kitchen. Rooms are simply decorated with white or exposed stone walls, neutral coloured sofas and armchairs and bedrooms are calming with rolling country views. All our bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms which are luxurious and immaculate.
La Balie is ideal for families or groups of friends for whom it offers a stunning location to relax, share meals and explore the beautiful countryside of the Lot-et-Garonne. Whether you’re a group of friends or an individual family La Balie offers space and privacy with pretty courtyards for each cottage and wonderful alfresco dining for eighteen on the covered terrace.
“A little piece of heaven – We spent three unforgettable weeks in La Lavandiere. This beautifully and very well appointed cottage became home almost immediately and we felt sorry when we had to leave. The location of La Balie is as perfect as can be; quiet, beautiful scenery and many interesting places to visit within easy reach. Thank you Fiona, for creating this little piece of heaven and for your warm hospitality. We will certainly recommend La Balie to anyone planning to visit France” Jan D – July 2017
- La Balie
Set in ten acres of rolling meadows and woodland there are four houses at La Balie; the main house and three guest cottages – Le Pigeonnier, La Lavandiere and La Grenouilliere. The cottages are arranged to ensure all our guests have privacy and each cottage has its own pretty courtyard.
- The Swimming Pool
Our pool is a heated, salt-water pool and at 12m by 6m is large enough for families and children to play in and long enough for some serious lengths! It’s surrounded by a huge terrace with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas and has open views over the La Balie gardens and rolling countryside. We also have a hard cover on the pool for added security
- Bedding and towels
All linens, bath towels and pool towels are provided for your stay. Our bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton, our duvets are feather-filled and there’s a choice of feather or anti-allergy pillows. If you’d like an anti-allergy duvet please don’t hesitate to ask. If you’re staying longer than a week we’ll provide fresh linen and towels for you.
- Young children
We have lots of kit suitable for young children – a cot, a high chair, children’s cutlery, plates and bowls, anti-slip mats for the bath, and a few books and games to help keep everyone occupied.
We provide dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and other cleaning products for your stay. We don’t add a cleaning charge at the end of your stay but we do ask that you leave the house in a clean and tidy state.