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La Grange du Héron

in Balaguier-d'Olt
  • Welcome to La Grange du Héron, your ideal holiday destination in Aveyron.

    Whether you come as a couple, with family or friends, our estate offers you an unforgettable stay in the heart of unspoilt nature.

    With a warm atmosphere and a multitude of activities, we look forward to welcoming you and providing you with a memorable vacation.

    Discover our domain:

    Our estate extends over 2 hectares and offers a peaceful and wooded setting.

    With our quality accommodation, we can accommodate different types...

    Welcome to La Grange du Héron, your ideal holiday destination in Aveyron.

    Whether you come as a couple, with family or friends, our estate offers you an unforgettable stay in the heart of unspoilt nature.

    With a warm atmosphere and a multitude of activities, we look forward to welcoming you and providing you with a memorable vacation.

    Discover our domain:

    Our estate extends over 2 hectares and offers a peaceful and wooded setting.

    With our quality accommodation, we can accommodate different types of groups, whether families, friends or larger groups.

    Whether you prefer a cozy chalet or a spacious house, we have what you need for an enjoyable stay.

    Rental of gîtes between Lot and Aveyron:

    We are happy to welcome you to Aveyron , near the Lot and Célé valleys .

    When you arrive, you will be surprised by the beauty of the site and the serenity it exudes.

    Our gîte village is on a human scale: 11 gîtes with 2 to 3 bedrooms each.

    This ensures you have a peaceful holiday surrounded by nature.

    Summer,   our welcome drink, our wood-fired pizza evenings , allow everyone to meet and have a friendly time.

    Here in peace and in the heart of nature, ""family spirit"" reigns, disconnection guaranteed!

    Our vacation homes are spaced apart; not overlooked, they allow you to spend beautiful evenings on your covered terrace, around a barbecue for example.

    Our 3 bedroom chalets and our gîte are located either on the sunny side, close to the heated swimming pool , or on the shaded side, close to the pond.

    At the Grange du Héron, nature consists of a beautiful ecosystem and the small pond is fed by a spring, which does not generate mosquitoes!

    Chalets with 3 bedrooms, up to 6 people:

    9 of our chalets have 3 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 people .

    The covered terrace not overlooked is ideal for relaxation and outdoor dining.

    Sunny chalets:

    Our sunny chalets are perfect for families or groups of up to 6 people.

    With a surface area of 35m², each chalet has a living room/equipped kitchen, three comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.

    Also enjoy a 10m² covered terrace to relax outdoors.

    Some chalets, such as Aulne and Buis, are equipped with a dishwasher and reversible air conditioning for optimal comfort.

    Shaded chalets:

    If you prefer to stay in the shade of the trees, our shady chalets are for you.

    With the same surface area of 35m², these chalets offer a bright living space including an equipped kitchen, three comfortable bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet.

    Take advantage of the 15m² terrace to relax in the shade of the oaks and ash trees.

    The chalet "Le Pin" even has the privilege of a private hammock at the edge of the pond, for moments of absolute relaxation.

    A PRM gîte for disabled people:

    Our chalet adapted for People with Reduced Mobility (PRM) is suitable for welcoming pregnant women, elderly people, or people with a physical disability.

    It is made up of 2 bedrooms with 5 beds as well as a covered terrace.

    It is accessible and designed to make life easier for its occupants: step-free access, easily accessible equipment, walk-in shower, etc.

    We have at your disposal a list of tourist sites which allow access for disabled people.

    The large gîte ""Le Figuier"":

    For those looking for a more spacious space, our gîte "Le Figuier" is ideal.

    With an area of 75m², this 3-star gîte can accommodate up to 8 people.

    Enjoy a large living room including a fitted kitchen, a living room and a lounge with a fireplace with a wood stove.

    Upstairs you will find two large bedrooms, each with two single beds and a double bed, as well as a bathroom.

    Modern equipment and comfort will be there in this gîte.

    Activities and services at La Grange du Héron:

    At La Grange du Héron, we are committed to offering you a multitude of activities and services to enhance your stay.

    We will be delighted to show you the most beautiful places in our region. Gastronomy, architecture, sports activities, culture , caves , everyone can experience a stay according to their desires.

    We are keen to help you discover beautiful sites or villages near Céléor close to the Causses du Quercy as well as local producers .

    In our gîte village, you can enjoy the heated swimming pool , the paddling pool, the playgrounds: pétanque, volleyball, football, badminton, mini-golf, ping-pong, table football.

    With our partners, directly at your vacation spot, let yourself be tempted by sporting or relaxing experiences such as climbing, massage by the stream , electric bike rental, private swimming pool lessons, etc.

    Whether you are a fan of sport, relaxation or discovery, you will find what you are looking for among our many options:

    Activities nearby:

    Enjoy the natural beauty of the Lot and Célé valleys by going on hikes .

    Whether you prefer to be accompanied by a guide or go independently, we will provide you with maps and advice for exploring these magnificent regions.

    For a more original experience, try a ride on an all-terrain electric scooter or rent an electric mountain bike or VTC from Lot & Bike to discover the surrounding area at your own pace.

    If you are a fan of water sports, don't miss the descent of the Célé by canoe from Marcilhac, with Passion Aventure.

    Activities on the estate:

    On our estate, you will find many activities supervised by professionals.

    Try climbing with Expert Sport Nature or take part in outdoor games such as orienteering , archery and stilt walking with Armelle or Sébastien.

    For swimming enthusiasts, we offer lessons taught by a qualified lifeguard, both for children and adults.

    And for optimal relaxation, take advantage of the massage, foot reflexology, yoga and forest bathing sessions offered by Candie, our well-being specialist.

    Services and amenities:

    To make your stay even more pleasant, we offer various services and amenities.

    At reception, open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., you will find books , board games and information on activities and visits to do in the region.

    In summer, we can deliver fresh bread every morning to your terrace, for a gourmet breakfast.

    We ourselves produce our walnut oil and jams from the estate's fruits.

    To make your stay easier, we offer the rental of sheets , linens and towels, as well as a cleaning service.

    Tourism in Lot and Aveyron:

    Located in the heart of the most beautiful villages in France (10 classified villages less than an hour away) and major tourist sites such as Rocamadour, the Gouffre de Padirac, Saint Cirq Lapopie, Conques, Figeac.

    Visit Quercy and Rouergue:

    La Grange du Héron is nestled between Quercy and Rouergue, in the heart of the most popular tourist sites in Lot and Aveyron.

    This authentic tourist region is full of wonders to discover:

    From the picturesque streets of Figeac to the bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue, via the Padirac chasm and the majestic cliffs of Rocamadour and Saint Cirq Lapopie, there is something for everyone:

    Figeac, a town steeped in history:

    Figeac is a city of art and history that seduces visitors with its timeless charm.

    Stroll through its narrow streets and admire its rich architectural heritage. Be sure to visit the Champollion museum , dedicated to the history of writing and the discovery of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

    You can also stroll along the Célé, a peaceful river that runs through the city.

    Rocamadour, a medieval jewel:

    Rocamadour is a true medieval jewel clinging to a dizzying cliff.

    This religious city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year who come to admire its churches and chapels carved into the rock.

    Take advantage of your visit to taste the gastronomic specialties of the region in one of the many traditional restaurants.

    The Gouffre de Padirac, an underground marvel:

    Descend into the heart of the Earth and discover the Gouffre de Padirac , one of the largest underground cavities in Europe.

    Board a boat and let yourself be guided through a network of impressive galleries and rooms.

    Be amazed by the unique geological formations and the play of light that illuminate this underground world.

    Saint Cirq Lapopie, a perched village:

    Perched on a cliff overlooking the Lot valley, Saint Cirq Lapopie is classified among the most beautiful villages in France .

    Stroll through its cobbled streets, discover its medieval stone houses and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

    Be sure to visit the Rignault Museum, which houses a collection of contemporary art.

    Water activities and thrills:

    The Lot and Célé rivers are a real playground for water sports enthusiasts.

    In Cajarc, Figeac or Saint Cirq Lapopie, you can indulge in canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, caving, via ferrata or even climbing.

    Let yourself be carried by the current and enjoy the wild beauty of these waterways.

    Discovery of local gastronomy:

    The markets of Figeac, Villeneuve and Villefranche are essential stops for gastronomy lovers.

    There you will find high quality local products such as cheeses, cold meats, wines, foie gras and truffles.

    Take the opportunity to meet local producers and discover the secrets of making these delicacies.

    Hiking and cycling in Lot and Aveyron:

    Hiker and cyclist friends, we will be able to guide you towards beautiful walks, tested by us, near the Lot and Célé valleys or around the most beautiful villages in France .

    Our ""bike welcome"" label guarantees you a privileged welcome. We provide you with maintenance and repair equipment for your mountain bike or road bike.

    Our partner in Cajarc allows you to rent electric bikes or mountain bikes directly from the Grange du Héron for a visit to the region with breathtaking views of Lot and the Célé such as the Saut de la Mounine for example.

    The surrounding area is full of hiking trails that invite you to explore breathtaking landscapes.

    Take the GR 65 Chemin de Compostela, which crosses the region and offers breathtaking panoramas.

    Activities and leisure in Lot and Aveyron:

    Sports, cultural or gastronomic holidays: with our local activities, the choice is yours!

    - Dare to descend the Célé , a calm and authentic river, aboard a canoe-kayak ; you will be able to see troglodyte houses and you will stop on the bank for a picnic.

    - Paddle or pedal boats are available on the Lot, a few kilometers from our holiday homes in Cajarc.

    - In Figeac, you can gain height with tree climbing or horse riding .

    - Discover the underground world with the numerous caves in the region: prehistoric cave of Foissac 5 km away, cave of Pech Merle, and caving outings.

    - In Figeac, discover hieroglyphics by meeting Jean-François Champollion and his beautiful museum located in the heart of the historic town.

    - Fan of the 60s? The photo house in Villeneuve will take you back to the era of ""Salut les Copains"".

    - What if you took the opportunity to visit the bastide of Villeneuve or the other bastides located nearby: Sauveterre de Rouergue and Villefranche de Rouergue?

    - Finally, 10 of the most beautiful villages in France are less than an hour from our holiday homes, with its castles, collegiate churches and abbeys , you will be spoiled for choice!

    - As for gastronomy, the numerous restaurants in Figeac will delight your taste buds. We also offer a visit to an organic, local and artisanal brewery.

    Reception of groups:

    Come organize your country event !

    Out of season, our reception room and our 11 vacation rentals (31 rooms, 67 beds) allow groups to be hosted for your family, professional or leisure events :

    cousins, weddings, birthdays, family reunions, seminars, team building, groups of hikers, bikers or motorbikes, associations, etc.

    La Grange du Héron can be booked on a self-catering basis or with à la carte catering services.

    We offer various options: breakfast, brunch, ""all-inclusive"" meals, wood-fired pizzas, etc. A hotel service is also possible with the rental of sheets, towels and the bed made on arrival option.

    Our sports partner can offer you team building type activities for your seminars and training.

    They will help to strengthen team spirit thanks to various games hosted directly on the site (for example: orienteering, archery, rafts, climbing, etc.).

    Our heated swimming pool (from approximately 05/15 to 09/15) will ensure you have a great time with family or friends.

    Our pétanque, volleyball or football courts will allow your group to share unforgettable moments of conviviality.

    Gîtes for the holidays:

    ""La Grange du Héron"" is a member of the national association of Gîte Villages: each establishment is necessarily classified by Atout-France , and meets an internal quality charter.

    It is a guarantee of quality , safety, hygiene (swimming pool, catering, etc.) which distinguishes holidays in Gîte Villages from other types of rentals: Airbnb, etc. which guarantee NOTHING, and which take two commissions: one from the buyer, one from the seller.

    Exactly: with the Villages de Gîtes, you book DIRECTLY at the best price , there is no intermediary and therefore no commission!

    You can check availability, prices, and make your reservation online :

    - here, on the Villages de Gîtes website;

    - or on the establishment's website: La Grange du Héron

    We look forward to welcoming you!

    Sophie and Edward


  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 70  Person(s)
  • Services
    • Ice supplies
    • Bread
    • Washing machine
    • Bicycle hire
    • Cleaning/housekeeping
    • picnic hampers
    • Reservation of additional services
    • Area closed at night
    • Caterer
  • Amenities
    • Internet access
    • Heating
    • Shaded grounds
    • WIFI
  • Equipment
    • Bicycle shelter
    • Swing
    • Children's games
    • Mini golf
    • Car park
    • Toboggan
    • Access for disabled
  • Activities
    • Table tennis
Payment methods
  • Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Debit cards
  • Transfers