Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Unique Volcanic Stone Farmhouse in the heart of the Aveyron, the land of inspiration. Renovated to incorporate original features with contemporary, comfortable furnishings. the internal design provides areas of privacy both internally and externally with its three individual reception rooms one of which being a games room stocked with games system, board games, dvd collection and library; comfortable bedrooms (two en-suite.) Enjoy all the facilities of our holiday home. The house is equipped with wireless internet. Grounds of an acre with outdoor games for both adults and children provided. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine whilst soaking up the stunning scenery or laze by the private solar heated pool. NEW 2013 - upgraded pool and new sundeck. The grounds are a perfect area for bird watching and also for star gazing in the clear skies at night.
For the more energetic discover the secrets of the nearby Forest of Vaysse by foot or on horseback, enjoy golf in Rodez and the Auvergne and for the really energetic there's watersports and fishing on the rivers Lot and Aveyron. Children love the animals of the middle ages at the Chateau de Columbia and Micropolis. A must is a visit to the historic town of Conques a major staging post on the Saint Jacques pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella and the beautiful villages of Belcastel and Najac. An ideal base to explore Rodez, Figeac and Villefranche de Rouergue.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 30 km, Nearest railway: Viviez 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
- Extremely well equipped, fitted, kitchen
- American style fridge freezer
- Induction cooker
- Dining area leading to eating terrace
- Authentic French Dining furniture (can seat 6 to 12)
- 2 Sky Televisions
- Game System with games library
- Board Games and Dart Board
- 2 log burning stoves
- Heating in each room for your comfort during the colder months
- Extensive Library
- 2 King Sized en-suite bedrooms each with own television
- Fans in each bedroom
- Large, well equipped, family bathroom with shower and bath
- Towels and bed linen provided
- Pool towels can be provided at an extra charge
We have designed our holiday home to be a home from home experience to share with our guests. Please enjoy all of the home's facilities.
|Further details outdoors||
- Eating terrace with wooden dining furniture for 12
- Large, guitar shaped, solar heated swimming pool with Roman steps (available June to September inclusive)
- Over an acre of grounds with mature fruit trees and a wood
- Decking area around the pool with wooden loungers
- Separate eating area on deck with spectacular valley views
- Table tennis table
- Boule / Croquet / Badminton / Garden Chess and other outdoor games
- Gravelled area for Boule
- Large Drive
- Pretty flower beds throughout the garden
- Forest of Vaysse on the doorstep with walks and abundant wildlife including deer and birds of prey
- An interesting selection of rural walks of varying length from the doorstep
Welcome pack on arrival with home made jams and condiments.
Swimming pool available from June to September - NEW pool and sun deck for summer 2013.
Local representative on hand to help.
Local representative can translate on booking queries (French.)
We welcome smaller parties and couples. Please contact us for special prices.
Shorter breaks and weekends can be accommodated, again, contact us for details.
Possibility of home made three course welcome meal (prepared and ready to pop into the oven on arrival.)
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The Aveyron region is a real must for all francophiles. It is a traditional, rural delight with endless rolling vistas and changing scenery from the dramatic foothills, to the endless plateau, to the spectacular Gorge and rivers. This is truly a snapshot of the real France, a France where time almost appears to standstill.
The region is steeped in history from the prehistoric tribes living in the caves of the limestone plateau to the 100 years war and the settlement of the Knights Templar in the region. The region also boasts more Les Plus Beaux Villages de France than any other, so culture is never very far away.
The region is proud of traditional regional products of impeccable quality which feature in its unique cuisine. Sample traditional Aveyron dishes including aligot, le Laguiole, la fouace, Aubrac beef, foie gras, tripous, confits, stuffed cabbage, Estofinado, thrush pâté with goose liver, lamb, feuilleté au roquefort, ewes' curds and the inevitable Roquefort accompanied by wines from Marcillac, Estaing or d'Entraygues.
In Aveyron, a meal is not a meal without a traditional patisserie: Fouace cake flavoured with orange-flower water, almond croquants, échaudés à l'anis, Gateau a la broche (a cone-shaped cake cooked for several hours on a stick by the fire). Followed by a liqueur or eau-de-vie brandy (walnut, quince or plum) to conclude the meal.
Trois George Sand is just 2 kilometres away from the quaint small town of Cransac with it's thermal spa and mineral spring. It borders on the Forest of Vaysse with its Acacia trees and pretty walks.
The ancient towns of Figeac, Rodez, and Villefranche de Rourgue are all less than a thirty minutes away. In less than a half hour's drive you will also find the Beaux Villages of Belcastel, Conques, Sainte-Eulalie d'Olt, Estaing and St Come d'Olt. The river Lot with its fishing opportunities is just 5 minutes away.
For the more adventurous there is also canoeing and kayaking on the rivers Lot and Aveyron, mountain biking, rafting, hang gliding and rock climbing. The local equestrian centre is just 1 km away. Within half an hours drive you can also visit adventure parks and go-carting.
Alternatively you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding area whilst sitting on the deck around our beautiful swimming pool.