Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Storybook stone character cottage nestled on hillside just above the Lot River, on 10 acres of woodlands with mountain views and pool. Located in the area that boasts 10 of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France," more than any other region in all of France. Many historic villages, medieval castles, caving, ancient forests, walking , hiking, wine tasting, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, golf, hang gliding and more — or just kick back on a sun lounger and enjoy the views and the sound of the river. Nearby medieval village is only 3 km away and is located where two rivers meet at the foot of a 12th c. chateau. This quaint village is a Ville Fleurie (Village of Flowers) offers 3 food shops, 3 butchers, 2 bakers, shops, cafés, restaurants, pharmacy, doctor, post office and bank. The village hosts 3 Farmer's Markets each week in July and August. Fantastic restaurants at very good value + 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in area, including Michel Bras with 3 Michelin stars and considered one of the best restaurants on the planet. Located in a boutique wine region with wonderful local wines and delicious regional food.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 45 km, Nearest railway: Aurillac Rail Station 40 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
COTTAGE FEATURES INCLUDE:
* 65 square meters
* Lots of windows in living areas
* Hand-plastered walls
* Exposed wood beams
* Ancient wood floors
* Gorgeous stone fireplace with wood stove
* Terrace with mountain views
* Laundry facilities
* Well outfitted and equipped
* Central heating system
1st FLOOR (KITCHEN/TERRACE/LIVING/DINING)
* New renovated kitchen with painted cabinets, kitchen island and stone countertops
* Retro stove/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle
* Well outfitted for self catering w/ all cookware and tableware
* French door leads out from kitchen to terrace for easy outdoor meals
* Sound of river
* Mountain Views
* La Fuma sun loungers
* Weber barbecue
* Bistro table and chairs
* Antiques and vintage pieces throughout
* Stone fireplace with log stove
* Flat screen television
* British Satellite HDTV
* French standard Satellite TV
* Sony DVD/CD player
* DVDs, CDs and books
* Bundle of firewood and kindling
2nd FLOOR (BEDROOM AND BATHROOM)
* Comfortable king bed
* Quality 100% cotton or linen bed linens
* Feather comforter and feather pillows
* Toile duvet cover
* Large tile shower with old world fittings
* Porcelain sink fitted into wood cabinet
* Efficient heater/towel warmer
* High ceilings with exposed wood beams
* Flower gardens with lilac, roses, hydrangea, lavender, rosemary, primrose, wild strawberries
* Laundry room with washer and dryer, rack, clothes pins, board and iron
LOWER REAR GARDEN
* Grassy knoll with Adirondack chairs for watching sunsets
* Leads to walking path through forest and pool
* Flower gardens and grass
* Organic vegetable and herb garden
* Restored ancient bread oven and drying house
* Stream runs through property
* Sound of water year round
* Bird Refuge with eagles, herons, kites, lots of songbirds
* Lots of butterflies
* Ample parking
POOL and SUNDECK
* Shared 20' out-of-ground pool
* Wood cantilevered sun deck nestled on hillside
* Forest views
* Sun loungers
* Bistro table and chairs
Visit Owner's website for more info about all of their properties. Awarded 3*** stars by France Tourist Board.
* Pets accepted.
* Pool is open from 1 June to 30 September.
* Short term or 10-day breaks are available during low and mid seasons; please enquire.
* Owners speak English, French and Spanish.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Located in the picturesque and unspoiled Lot Valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, an enchanting region between Bordeaux and Provence, that offers 10 of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France." More than any other region in all of France so you can imagine how beautiful it is!
Aveyron is a unique, inspirational and timeless place. This captivating region is home to the Pilgrim's spiritual path from France to Spain, the Route of the Lords of Rouergue and the Knights Templar and Hospitaller villages, each footpath offering an opportunity to walk in history's path, revealing the heritage of the Aveyron and unlocking one's own ancient memories. A place that returns one to something authentic and restores one's physical and spiritual strength.
Places of interest include Rodez, founded in the 6th century by a Celtic tribe and home to a historic pink sandstone Gothic cathedral. Millau, the former capital of the Gallo-Roman ceramics under the Roman Empire, boasts the highest bridge in the world and the Roquefort caves, and is still considered one of the best places to buy handmade leather goods in France. Cave paintings including the Foissac caves, as well as the famous Pech Merle and Lascaux caves, are a wonderful day trip. Laguiole is not far with its famous knives and one of the top restaurants in the world, Michel Bras, with 3*** Michelin stars.
Also, a place where food is sacred with delicious regional specialties including succulent Aubrac beef, lamb, duck, foie gras, local trout, pink garlic, wild strawberries and much more! Located in a picturesque wine region with a handful of wineries to explore.
Many historic sites including the ancient intact village of Conques, a UNESCO Heritage site. There are several medieval villages and castles to explore, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, hang gliding, paragliding, caving, rock climbing and more, in an area that promotes "le tourism vert" (green tourism).
For quieter souls, take the self-guided historic walk in the nearby village, or take a picnic lunch to the village's 12th century chateau where two rivers meet. This "Ville Fleurie" (Village of Flowers) is only 3 km away, and hosts 3 Farmer's Markets per week in July and August (one a week throughout the year). The medieval village is only 3 km away and offers full services including restaurants, cafés, food shops, wine shop, butchers, bakers and boutiques. The area is also an AOC/AOP wine region with terraced hillsides of vines.
Lots of annual festivals held nearby...
- Transhumance' where shepherds have been decorating their prize cattle and taking them to higher pastures for summer grazing since the Middle Ages (last weekend in May)
- The Sacred Music Festival at l'Abbaye de Sylvanes runs for 6 weeks (mid July-end August)
- St. Fleuret Festival in nearby Estaing (1st Sunday in July)
- Basket Festival in nearby Montsalvy (last Saturday in July)
- The Aurillac Street Theatre Festival, the largest international street festival event (3rd weekend in August)
- Medieval Festival in nearby Estaing (2nd weekend in September)
- French National Mushroom Festival (yes, there is such a thing!) in Prunet (3rd weekend in September)
- Mourjou Chestnut Festival (3rd weekend in October)