3 Chemin George Sand
About the home
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. The grounds are a perfect area for bird watching (especially May and June before the heat of the high summer) 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 river Lot. Visit the historic town of Conques a major staging post on the Saint Jacques pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella and many other local sites of historical interest including the animals of the middle ages at the Chateau de Columbia. In the winter months, skiing is just over an hour away in the Auvergne.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 13, Lounge seating for 15|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / 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
- Table football
- 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.
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.)
- Strictly no smoking except on the terraces and balcony.
- Refundable breakages deposit of £500 required on arrival, to be refunded within three weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
-25% of rental fee due immediately upon receipt of confirmation to secure booking.
- full payment eight weeks before your stay.
- Heating costs not included during the colder months
- May take pets, please enquire.
The Midi-Pyrenees / Lot 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.
The Figeac / Pomaret area
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.
How to get there
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Closest airport - Rodez (25minutes) flights from London Stansted,Dublin, Brussels, Porto - Ryanair.
Toulouse (2 hours) - Bristol, Geneva, London Gatwick, Lyon Madrid, Paris Orly, Manchester, London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Brussels - Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2
Carcassonne (2 and half hours) - Bournemouth, Brussels, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Leeds, Liverpool, London Stansted, Shannon - Ryanair,
Bergerac (2 and half hours) - Belfast, Birmingham, Brussels, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Stansted - Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe
Limoges - (2 and half hours) - Belfast, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton, Stansted _ Ryanair
Train - Eurostar - TGV to Decazeville / Capdenac / Brive
Ferries - Dover to Calais, Hull to Zeebrugge, Portsmouth to Le Harve, Eurotunnel - it is possible to drive to the house in 9 hours following the FREE A20 motorway.
Activities near Figeac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Feb 2013
A renovated farmhouse done with taste to retain character but with modern facilities. Great views from all rooms but especially bedrooms. Lovely grounds with fruit trees (laden with fruit) leading down to forest (beginning of National Park). Lovely large swimming pool with numerous sun loungers (12 I think) round it. After a week on a boat on a canal we found the farmhouse very relaxing and spacious. You are very much in the French countryside with some fascinating villages nearby. We would particularly recommend Conques,Belcastle and markets at Villefranche and Rodez.On arrival there was a welcoming hamper and full instructions for appliances,pool,etc.Would have been happy to have stayed longer and will be recommending to friends in New Zealand for their European Holidays.
30 Oct 2012
Such a beautiful location and a wonderfully converted farmhouse. It was the perfect getaway from the busy working life... relaxing by the pool with a book, and getting away to see some of the amazing real France!
20 Sep 2011
The house and gardens and facilities were all we asked for and more! Plenty of space, loved the pool and terrace. The view is breathtaking. Plenty of activities to do around the house, games etc. Men loved the table tennis and the boule! Lots to do in the surrounding area.
I would highly recommend this property and would stay again.
Thank you Jemmima for your kind words about our property in the Midi Pyrenees. We look forward to welcoming you back next June 2012, thanks for your repeat booking.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||1 Sep 12||15 Dec 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||15 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 1||25 May 13||22 Jun 13||£ 1175||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2||22 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1175||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||14 Dec 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||14 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||17 Sep 12||15 Dec 12||£ 930||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||15 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1230||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 780||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 1130||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 980||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 1||25 May 13||23 Jun 13||£ 1330||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2||23 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1330||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||14 Dec 13||£ 930||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||14 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1230||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Special reduced prices for smaller groups and shorter stays are available.
Bedding and towels are provided free of charge. Pool towels can be provided at an extra charge of 5 euros per towel.
A supplement will be charged for mid-week changeover and maximum / over occupancy i.e. over 10 people.
Arriving on a Sunday evening? We can arrange a 3 course meal with wine or soft drinks for Â£10 per adult / Â£5 per child (under 11)
Cleaning mid stay, or end of stay, including rubbish removal, kitchen/refrigerator clean etc can be arranged at an extra cost, payable locally. Please give at least two weeks notice before you arrive at the property if you require this. A final basic clean of bathrooms, ground floor and bed linen is included in the price which ensures the property is ready for future clients.
A security deposit is required pre rental.Enquire now
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Discounts apply for longer stays during the winter months. Contact the owners for details.
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