Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Belle Vue is a traditional detached stone cottage with stunning views overlooking the confluence of the rivers Lot and Truyere which meet in the beautiful ancient small town of Entraygues Sur Truyere. The property was originally a small vineyard and is positioned to maximise the warmth of the sun on the south face of the Lot Valley. The garden extends to approximately an acre and includes a small oak copse, a stone bread oven and secadou, originally used for drying locally gathered chestnuts.
The property has been skilfully renovated for the present owner by local craftsmen to offer a combination of the highest possible standards of comfort whilst retaining many original features. The large kitchen diner has fitted units with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric combination microwave oven, gas hob and oak dining table for six. A large living room leads off with chestnut beams offering a cool place to relax with digital TV,UK satellite (Sky card required), Sony Playstation with numerous games, DVDs and books. Ground floor facilities include a toilet and separate bathroom with full size bath, shower overhead, wash basin and washing machine. A south facing veranda offers stunning views over the Lot valley and has table and chairs for al fresco meals.
An oak staircase leads upstairs to Bedroom 1 which has a 5 foot double bed, traditional chestnut wardrobe, armchair and window opening out to a wonderful view over the river, whilst bedroom 2 has twin beds with both valley views and direct doorway access to the garden via external steps. Duvets, linen and towels are provided. There is an upstairs toilet and a separate shower room with hand basin. Oil fired central heating for low season holidays is available. Outside there is ample parking for several vehicles and shaded seating areas. In summer watch small lizards sunning on the cottage walls and swifts flying over the veranda on warm evenings. The nearest neighbours (local Aubrac cows) are very friendly and you may even see red deer visiting the garden in late evening.
The cottage is within 10 minutes walking distance of the narrow medieval centre of Entraygues which provides a full range of shops including local butchers and bakers and Friday farmers markets. Leisure amenities include river rafting, municipal swimming pool, river walks, numerous cafes and restaurants and on high-season evenings local speciality food and entertainment in the market square . Conques and Estaing, two of the “Beaux Villages de France” - are just 12 miles away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 50 km, Nearest railway: Rodez 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The Cantal region descends from the breathtaking volcanic Mountains in the north down through gorges and river valleys. Steeped in historical interest it has an abundance of ancient sites, monuments, castles, towns and villages. It is an unspoilt region where visitors can enjoy rural life with clean air and glorious countryside yet still find plenty of activities to interest everyone of any age. The local people are friendly and take great pride in their region's heritage and are always keen to introduce visitors to their treasures whether food, drink, their way of life or the countryside.
Most of our properties are located around the medieval village of Entraygues sur Truyère nestling in the heart of the picturesque Vallée du Lot on the border of the Cantal and Aveyron. Entraygues is in the north of the department (or county) known as the Aveyron, which is one of eight in the Midi-Pyrenees. It is here where the river Truyère tumbles out of the Auvergne and joins the river Lot.
The area is geographically extreme and very beautiful with an enormous amount of views to take your breath away! The climate here can also be extreme, but being sheletered sheltered by the northern and easterly aspects of the Auvergne and Aubrac mountains, part of the Central massif, we enjoy a Mediterranean style climate with cold crisp snowy winters, stunning Springs, long hot summers (although due to the altitude night times are thankfully cool) and long spectaular warm autumns with day after day of blue skies.
Whether you like walking, driving around to explore medieval villages, more sternous activity such as canoeing or horse riding, sampling the delights of the regional cuisine there is something for everyone. All our houses have information on what to do.
With the nearest Auto route 60 miles away and the nearest railway line 30 miles little has changed over the years and the Vallée du Lot remains a haven of peace and tranquillity.