La Cachette

Labretonie, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering


A converted farmhouse set in a large mature garden, well located for exploring the delights of the Lot et Garonne south of the Dordogne

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

Arrive through gates and up a shingle drive, which meanders around to the main entrance of this old stone, blue-shuttered farmhouse. Single-storey and surrounded by gardens, there’s stacks of space: lie on loungers by the pool while the children burn off steam; bask in the views over orchards and fields of sunflowers. Sip a glass of wine on the gorgeous vine-covered terrace as the sun goes down, then gather around the dinner table in the vaulted-ceilinged salle. The kitchen is well equipped, there’s a den with toys, and a snug with sofas and a wood-burner for cosy evenings. Rooms are neutral, with white walls and splashes of colour, floors are tiled and refreshingly cool under foot. Bedrooms are fresh and welcoming with new linen and towels; from the double there are doors opening onto the terrace, and all have views northeast over the gardens; none are en suite, but there’s a smart bathroom, a shower room, and a separate loo. Visit bastide towns, farmers’ markets, Pirate Land for the young ones. St Emilion and Bordeaux are just over an hour away. It’s less than a mile to a shop and restaurants are 10-15 minutes’ drive.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 7km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £750
Damage deposit
££300
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £50-£150 per person per week.
1 House for 8
From £1006 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

We absolutely loved it at La Cachette. It's such a lovely home away from home with everything you could need. Myself, husband, 6 year old son, 10 month old son and parents in law were all very comfortable here. Lin and Angela made so much effort to ensure our stay was relaxed. There were stair gates put up and loads and loads of toys to keep the boys entertained. The pool is fantastic and in great condition. The gate and alarm really made me feel at ease. The surrounding area is so beautiful with a couple of big supermarkets not far away. Lots of lovely places to visit as well.

Lucy, Burton on trent

What a wonderfully relaxing house. Le Cachette made the perfect family holiday. A cold beer and wine welcomed us on arrival after a long journey and we were immediately on down time. So much to do within a few miles, beautiful scenery, history, good restaurants, activities and small towns to visit. Everything is thought of by the owners with helpful information to plan the stay there. The night markets are a must, especially Fongrave for foodies. The villa is beautifully decorated, large spaces to relax in and around the house, table tennis and the pool a good antidote to a days activities.

Robert, Norwich

Great holiday at La Cachette. 8 adults, 4 children, 3 generations. We all loved the region, the location and most of all the house. Great views, lovely garden and pool, spacious accommodation. A lovely place to cook, eat, swim, play and have fun. We'd love to go back.

Rob, Norfolk

La Cachette provides the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. There are many lovely towns to visit and activities galore. We went canoeing on the River Lot, did a brilliant crazy golf course, visited caves, went to museums and visited the fantastic Chateau at Duras. Lots of info in the house and Angela also gave us some helpful recommendations. After a trip out, returning to the villa for complete peace and quiet and a sunbathe & dip in the pool was perfect. The villa is spacious, has everything you could possibly want for a fun, relaxing break. The children loved it and so did we!

Jenny, Norwich

Just returned home from a wonderful week away at La Cachette and the property didn’t disappoint! My family (husband and I plus children 6 and 9) stayed with another family of 4 and the house easily caters for 2 families with plenty of space for the children to play separately whilst the adults enjoyed a glass of local wine or 2! The garden and terrace are fantastic and the pool area is lovely and has a separate BBQ area. All in all I would thoroughly recommend it and we will definitely book to come back again in the summer months!

Denise

We had a wonderfully peaceful week in La Cachette. It is a little peace of heaven, surrounded by a generous garden and widespread countryside views. The house is well proportioned, comfortable and with a great outside space for meals. We were also delighted the owner purchased a table tennis table on hearing our boys were fans. Angela was always very kind and helpful so even though the place is 'off the beaten track' you don't feel you are left to figure everything out yourself.

Vanessa, London

We enjoyed every minute of our holiday at La Cachette! The accommodation is excellent, Lin and John have thought of everything and it is a perfect family retreat. The location is superb - so many lovely places to visit nearby. Can't recommend this highly enough!

Rob, Norwich

Home after two wonderful weeks in the warmth of SW France! La Cachette is a lovely spacious place to stay and the surrounding countryside is perfect with great local restaurants. Places we visited included St Emilion, Bergerac, Pujols and some fabulous water lily gardens.

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Just wanted to drop a line to say...WOW! The Cachette and surrounding area are both stunning, and we've had a fantastic time with plenty of time still left. The weather has been incredible, and the pool much needed at times. The cycling is also some of the best I've ever experienced. Thank you ever so much again - it's been the perfect holiday so far! Will

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We had an absolutely fantastic two weeks at La Cachette. The house is massive and in a very peaceful location within easy reach of local amenities. River beaches are about twenty mins away and are a fantastic day out although you can have more than enough fun in the very inviting 28 degree pool. Kids toys are in abundance so they are well catered for whilst you can relax on the beautiful shaded terrace with a cheeky drink day or night. Highly recommend and will most certainly be returning.

Russ

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lindsay Whitehead

  • In July and August the local villages come alive with night markets, where you can sample local freshly cooked food and wines, all while enjoying live music and the warmth of the long summer evenings. Our favourites are Fongrave and Issigeac
  • Although the Lot et Garonne is 2hrs from the coast, local river beaches are only 15 minutes drive away, where you can swim, sunbathe, play or simply relax with a picnic in the beautiful surroundings.
  • Wine tours to local vineyards can be arranged by prior request, but the most popular is St Emilion, which produces world famous red wine and which is a 45 minute drive away through rolling countryside. There's a train around the town and lovely cafes too.
  • There are many great local restaurants but if you fancy something extra special, a short drive to Bordeaux will allow you to sample one of Rick Stein's favourite restaurants, as featured on his most recent weekend breaks series.
  • Golf, horse-riding and canoeing are all available locally.
  • Cycling is especially popular locally as the area has the rolling landscape of Tuscany - we can arrange local cycle hire, provide maps and also introduce you to the local club which previous guests have enjoyed