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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Le Douluch is a converted seventeenth century stone barn with metre thick walls and exposed beams situated in a quiet spot overlooking the village of Le Monastere. It is located in the Aveyron, a rural area of the Midi Pyrenees region close to the village of Estaing, one of Frances “Beau villages”, in a largely rural area in the southwest of France. The area is not part of the usual tourist trail which is one of its great attractions to the independent traveller and those who want to experience real French life. While it is remote enough for a lazy holiday or for a restful break on a longer trip, it also offers many sights and activities.

Le Douluch sits high on the shoulder of a ridge and enjoys spectacular views into the adjoining valley. On clear days, you can see as far as Rodez, the departmental capital nearly 40 kms away. The barn is surrounded by fields and woodlands, and is located on a quiet country lane, making it the perfect tranquil setting for your holiday. The barn is comfortable, fully furnished and equipped with electric convector heaters in every room.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rodez 50 km, Nearest railway: Aurillac 50 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Aveyron is a department of the Midi-Pyrenees region. It is famous for having more of the Beau villages of France than any other department. The climate in these deep river valleys is mediterranian. Summers are hot and the autumn is balmy with glorious colours in evidence everywhere. The region is rich in historical culture with many chateaux and bastides.


Estaing is famous for its chateau and its owner the ex French president Giscard d'Estaing. The village is famous for its medieval fairs that happen each June and September. The river Lot flows through the village and because of its proximity to the route Compostella there are always walkers travelling the GR65 and crossing the ancient bridge.

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14 Nov 2014


"A highlight of southern France — great accommodation, great views, superb rural base for exploring"

If like me you like to get off the beaten track a bit, as well as city delights, this is just great! Perched high on a ridge in a really interesting mix of farmland and forest, with spectacular views,… More

9 Feb 2014


"Supremely relaxing"

My husband and I and our 9 year old stayed here last September/October 13. The house is perfect for a wind down. The scenery is breathtaking. It is very peaceful but quite remote. We enjoyed our s… More

2 Feb 2014


"Beautiful barn in Estaing - great area to relax or explore"

We spent a wonderful week at this barn which is beautifully and authentically furnished. It is extremely comfortable and can easily accommodate 6-8 guests. The barn with its lovely pool is nicely sec… More

31 Jan 2014


"A Taste of Country France, lovely views in a peaceful location."

This place was great! The cottage appears to be a converted barn which has been totally refurbished. We wanted to experience the French countryside with our two sons so a week was spent visiting nearb… More

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Languages spoken
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  • French

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