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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Set in one and a half acres with a 180 deg. view over the Lot river in southern central France, our tranquil and comfortable cottage hideaway is perfect for chilling out with a glass of local wine beside a blazing logfire and for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. A short walk down to the village provides fresh bread and croissants or dine in the local inn. Skiing is just over an our hour away in the Massif Central.

Au Riverain is situated above Vieillevie and is within a few minutes walk of the shop, restaurant and bars and internet café. It is a new house but built in the traditional style of local houses.

Vieillevie is probably one of the most pleasant of all the Lot valley villages. It sits in a huge valley bowl and soaks up the sun all day to allow palm trees, banana trees and the like to flourish in abundance. Always 2 or 3 degrees warmer with its mini Mediterranean climate is a huge attraction.

This cottage enjoys magnificent south facing views over the whole valley with the sun from first to last light giving it a really bright feel. There is a heated 8 x 4 metres swimming pool adjacent to the tiled sun terrace in front of the house and a ground level trampoline for the brave. All this sits comfortably with landscaped gardens and lawns totalling over an acre and a half. Other sitting or sun bathing areas around the house enable total seclusion and when the time comes for shady moments a pergola above a wooden deck is also by the house.

Everywhere within the grounds you can see and hear the river tumbling along 200 metres below.

Access via three French windows from the terrace lead into a magnificent tiled lounge and dining area with the latest TV and DVD playing through a Sony home cinema system.

The kitchen has all you could wish for and also looks onto the terrace. Behind the kitchen is a utility room with toilet, washing machine and fridge freezer to supplement the smaller fridge in the kitchen. A large inglenook fireplace and log burner surrounded by oak beams add a certain comfort to the room.

Up the beautiful oak staircase are three double bedrooms. Two share a bathroom and the third is en-suite.

Do you like walking, bird watching or does the thought of 'chilling out' in a cosy, private, spectacular location appeal to you?

We feel that 'Au Riverain' is especially suited to a stay out of season, having excellent insulation, a wood burning fire and electric central heating installed. Indeed, the owners reported a very cosy and sunny New Year 2008 and a sunny February, too. The swirling, early morning valley mists are quite a spectacle to behold in themselves!

For those who may want to taste skiing locally, the resort of Super Lioran is only a 75 minute drive away, via Aurillac, and is suitable for beginners/intermediates including children.

Here is a grand opportunity to stay in a well appointed holiday house and enjoy all the amenities and delights that Vieillevie and the surrounding countryside have to offer.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rodez Marcillac 55 km, Nearest railway: Rodez or Aurillac 55 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking

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.

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Calendar last updated:01 Oct 2014

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