Berty gite in France A traditional stone built Quercy farmhouse and barn in the idyllic Lot countryside

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Welcome to Berty

Berty Gite:

Sleeps 6 (up to 7) in 3 bedrooms

Available all year round

delightful rural surroundings

near Montcuq for restaurants, shops and services

solar heated, salt water swimming pool with Roman steps

spacious gardens

comfortable, well equipped accommodation

"best gite we have ever stayed in" (comment from our visitors book in 2017)


Relax and unwind in this charming, comfortable holiday cottage, set in idyllic rural surroundings in the heart of the Quercy Blanc region of South West France.

Berty Gite is an attached converted barn, built of local limestone, with all the comforts of home - comfortably furnished and superbly equipped with a modern kitchen and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In the photo above you can see our traditional farmhouse to the left, with the gite to the right. It has its own entrance and is not overlooked. Please read full details of the accommodation on the Details page.

Set in over 2 acres of organically managed gardens this is a nature lover's paradise and the ideal place for a family holiday or a relaxing vacation with a group of friends.

Our beautiful heated salt water swimming pool is 11m * 7m with easy to access Roman steps and is for your exclusive use.

Berty Gite is available for 2 to 7 guests all year round. Whatever the time of year you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Berty is nestled in the valley of the Tartuguie , amidst rolling countryside. Rouillac is above

Where we are

Berty is in the midst of farmland, surrounded by a rolling landscape of sunflowers, wheat and melons in the delightful valley of the Tartuguie.

The nearby hamlet of Rouillac is known for its medieval chapel with 12th century fresco paintings and is often visited by pilgrims and hikers on the route of St Jacques, one of the great walking routes across France which goes all the way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

We are only 5 kms from the medieval market town of MONTCUQ with all shops and services, just 8 kms from LAUZERTE and 20 minutes from CAHORS, the departmental capital of the Lot.

The Lot is now being discovered and appreciated for its beautiful countryside, quiet roads and traditional Quercy stone buildings. Renowned for gastronomic produce and excellent wines, this relatively under-populated part of France is becoming the destination of choice for discerning travellers.

Our nearest airports are Toulouse, Bergerac, Brive, Rodez and Carcassonne.

The nearest train stations are Cahors and Agen. We are 20 minutes from the A20 autoroute.

What to enjoy

In the heat of the summer, there is nothing nicer than relaxing by the pool and enjoying the view, or playing in the spacious grounds; and ending the day with a barbecue in the garden and a glass or two of delicious (and inexpensive!) local wine. In the autumn and spring, enjoy days warm enough to eat outdoors and less crowds in the popular tourist spots. In the winter take walks in the countryside and cosy up in front of the wood burning stove.

This is a beautiful region with plenty of things to see and do when you want go out and about, and the Midi Pyrenees (now Occitanie) is as well known for its beautiful scenery and cultural events as it is for its good food and wine. There are some lovely places to visit on day excursions and you could take a picnic to enjoy on the banks of the river Lot or one of the other scenic or dramatic locations, like Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie or Belaye. Please see the Activities page for more ideas of places to visit in the Lot and nearby Tarn et Garonne

If you are feeling energetic, there are tennis courts, canoeing, horse riding and golf nearby; or perhaps you prefer the more leisurely pursuits of fishing or birdwatching, or reading a good book. For family fun there is croquet, table tennis, badminton and boules in the garden. Whatever your age or level of fitness, there is bound to be something that suits.


Our dark skies make for spectacular star-gazing with the naked eye or binoculars, and we now have 2 astronomical observatories in the garden, making this a fantastic holiday location for astronomers and astrophotographers, especially in the autumn and spring when the nights are longer. Read more about our setup and facilities.



You can read reviews of our property by some of our recent guests and extracts from our visitors book here


Weather and Seasonal Changes

In general the weather here is much warmer and drier than it is in England. From March through to October it is usually warm enough to enjoy eating lunch in the garden.

May and June are often the hottest time of the year, when the long days and balmy nights make outdoor living a real treat, but the landscape is still lush and green and the garden at its best. July and August are the traditional French holiday season, all the places of interest are open, and there are all sorts of special events, feasts and spectacles. Outside of the main holiday season you can enjoy a wonderful late Summer or Autumn break when the landscape colours start to change and the grapes are ready for harvesting in the local vineyards.

Our solar heated swimming pool will be open from April to October, and should be comfortably warm from early May through to late September, and longer if the weather is favourable.

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Whatever the season, Berty is a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday,
or a great base from which to house hunt in this delightful part of the world.
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