Affordable, "cheap and cheerful" holiday accommodation in the Lot valley, South-West France.

£700 (€750) per week for up to 14 people in July and August

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All-inclusive holidays for walking, dancing and singing.

View from across river

The Ivy House

Contact: Janie Whyld, Le roc bois, 46160 Larnagol, France
telephone: (00 33) 565 30 24 33
email: janie [at]
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The Ivy House is a large, rambling, stone-walled house, rebuilt in the 1970s, with splendid views overlooking the river. It offers simple, cheap and cheerful self-catering accommodation, ideal for a group of friends who are willing to share facilities. It is centrally heated, and has a comfy lounge, dining room with open fireplace and large terrace, a small rose garden and a splendid large room with an open space of 5m x 5m and an excellent acoustic, usable for parties, group meetings, small dances, music practice, yoga, etc. It is equipped with a music system, a large collection of vinyl and CDs, and a combi TV for watching films on VHS. There is also a "bring and borrow" library and free wifi connection.

The building has three separate areas, two of which are self-contained: the "house", the "apartment" and the attic.

View from garden

The House

- For some pictures of the rooms, please see further down this page.

The Apartment

The Attic


B & B, ramblers' dorm.

I really want people who are going to stay for at least two nights, preferably longer, so pricing reflects this: £8 p.p. (dorm) and £15 p.p. (bedroom) per night, plus £10 (each bed) for the first night.

(So, for example, two people sharing a double bed would pay £40 for the first night, but only £30 for each subsequent night.)

Price includes breakfast, (tea, coffee, juice, cereal, bread & spreads). No service, just help yourself!


Getting there

House from end of street

Larnagol is on the D662, the road which runs along the north side of the river Lot, 50km east of Cahors.

A bus between the stations at Cahors and Figeac stops at the church at Larnagol, less than 200m from the house.

Local amenities

Larnagol has one bar open until 8 p.m. during the summer, and a camp site with bar and snacks open to non-campers.

Cajarc, the local small town, has one medium supermarket, two small ones, restaurants, bars, newsagent, tobacconist, garage, etc.

Bars, at Calvignac, 1 mile, and Cénévières, 3 miles, which also has a small shop.

Canoe hire 10k down the valley.

For more about Larnagol, visit

A few pictures of inside the house:

Dining room
Dining room
Pink bedroom
Pink bedroom
Blue bedroom
Blue bedroom

© Janie Whyld 2020