Nestling amongst two acres of woodland and open countryside and ideally situated between the Lot Valley and Aveyron Gorges, Les Fontaines is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The property has immense character and charm and has been refurbished to the highest of standards to cater for those seeking luxury and comfort. Guests have use of the 12 x 6m swimming pool (which is bordered by mature trees offering dappled shade during the hotter summer months), in addition to the pretty landscaped gardens. As we also have a separate cottage available which sleeps 4, we can accommodate larger parties of up to 10 people.
Within a short distance you will discover many of France's most beautiful medieval villages (Najac, Belcastel, St. Cirq Lapopie and Cordes to name just a few). Kayaking/Canoeing/Rafting and river cruises down the Lot Valley are just a few of the many outdoor activities readily available. There's an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep and breathtaking scenery with dramatic landscapes in every direction. Throughout the summer months there are music festivals and buzzing markets in the local towns and villages. In other words, something to please everyone!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Man made beach at St. Cirq Lapopie 25 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||900 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez/Toulouse, Nearest railway: Villefranche de Rouergue 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please note that the beds are UK sizes.
|Further details outdoors|
There are swings in the field for the children. In addition to being fenced and gated, the swimming pool has the added benefit of a recently installed infra red alarm.
Please enquire for further details via the contact form below.
We are blessed with bright blue skies for most of the year and experience long hot summers. Spring and autumn are both usually mild, thus ensuring a very pleasurable stay whichever time of year you decide to come and visit us.
Our local village of Martiel is just 10 mins. walk away. There is a restaurant, an "alimentation" (corner shop) , where you can purchase your essentials, a Boulangerie, Post Office, hairdressers, church and a tennis court.
The bastide town of Villefranche is only 10 mins. drive away and there you will find large supermarkets, an abundance of excellent restaurants and bars, shops, doctors, dentists, hospital etc., etc.
Throughout the summer there are fetes in every local village and the local markets are well worth a visit (Villefranche and St. Antonin Noble Val are particularly good ones). There are excellent restaurants within a few kilometers offering superb local cuisine from as little as 19 Euros for a 3 course evening menu and around10 Euros for a lunchtime menu, usually including wine.
The immense Lac de Bannac is less than 3 kilometers away. With facilities for fishing, birdwatching on the nature reserve, acrobranche, pedaloes, crazy golf, snack bar/restaurant, plus picnic areas and entertainment room for themed music evenings throughout the summer , its the ideal place to spend an enjoyable day and/or evening.