Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is in a lovely traditional stone farmhouse, covered with wisteria and rosa banksia in April, and beautiful scented jasmine in June. There are three apartments which can be rented by a whole family. The ground floor kitchen/diner is equipped with a range cooker and large table where everyone can eat if the complete house is rented.
Situated in the Aveyron gorge, many walks are possible from the house without the necessity of a car, including the newly waymarked, long trail, the Gresignola. Milhars is equidistant from Cordes-sur-Ciel, St Antonin-Noble-Val & Najac which are all just 10-15 minutes drive away.
3 similar apartments are available, which can be rented separately or together. Please enquire for more details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez & Toulouse 100 km, Nearest railway: Lexos 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The house is well equipped and has comfortable sofas and beds. The TV provides "Free to air" British programmes.
A cot and 2 high chairs are available at no extra cost
There is a shower room and separate WC.
|Further details outdoors||
Boules can be played in the yard. The salt-water pool 10 x 5 metres with deep end, is in a small fenced and locked garden.
There is a table tennis table. Plenty of tables and chairs for eating outside at all times of the day in full sun or shade. A bar-b-que is also available.
2 adult bicycles can be used at your own risk.
* Welcome pack provided on arrival.
* Swimming pool is available from May to end of September
* English-speaking owner on hand to answer any questions.
* No-clean service available at the end of your stay, for a small charge.
If you rent the whole house, the pool is for your exclusive use.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Aux Volets Bleus is in the Aveyron Gorges just a short walk to the rivers Aveyron and Cerou. The whole area is steeped in history from the Romans to the 2nd World War. Most of the villages are medieval "bastides", fortified villages with a chateau, built during the Albigensian crusades or in defence against the English.
The Gaillac wine region is one of the oldest in France and tastings can be arranged at some of the many family run vineyards where you would be welcomed. Cordes-sur-Ciel is one of the most beautiful villages in France and really does disappear into the sky.
St Antonin-Noble-Val in contrast, hugs the Aveyron river valley. The narrow streets, evocative of its past and on a Sunday morning, the famous bustling market is a must see. In spring, the wild flowers are wonderful and I can offer guided walks to see orchids in May and June. Ask me for more information.
This is a region of almost unlimited sporting activities from canoeing to horse riding, and para-gliding and climbing for the more adventurous.
If you feel like doing nothing, then laze by the lovely salt water pool in the shade of the plum, quince, fig and almond trees.
Walking is very popular in this area, take a gentle stroll in the shady Vallee de Bonan or a more strenuous walk to the top of the Aveyron gorge with its spectacular views.
There a some beautiful gardens for visiting at all seasons of the year.
In summer, there are festivities in every local village: Jazz in Milhars, Opera in Bruniquel, Occitan in Laguepie, Music and drama in Vaour. You could be out every night of the week.
Only 45 minutes away, is Albi with its World Heritage Cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. An hour in the other direction is Figeac, the birthplace of Jean-François Champollion who translated the Rosetta stone and who is honoured with a marvellous museum.
Pre-history is everywhere, when out walking, there are menhirs and dolmen and caves with painting to find by accident. But within easy driving, are major sites such as the Gouffe de Padirac and Pech Merle.