Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Child friendly gite in stone barn conversion with heated pool. Sleeps 8 with 2 double and 2 twin rooms. Well-equipped and tastefully furnished. Heating & fans in all rooms. Private enclosed garden with dining area. Ideal for kids - play area, hay meadow, shallow river, animals. Baby and toddler equipment supplied on demand. (We are listed with TOTS to France.) Rural idyll yet near shops (2 km) and plenty of tourist attractions. Only 8km from Najac 'one of France's most beautiful villages'. Many nearby activities for all ages. Welcome pack includes home grown organic vegetables and free range eggs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||river beach 4km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 55 km, Nearest railway: Najac 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details outdoors||
Shaded patio with BBQ and outdoor dining furniture. 8 acres of land with stream ideal for paddling.
Hay meadows and pasture with donkey and shetland ponies, organic veggie garden and kids play area.
10% discount on 2nd week or 2nd gite booked.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
Only recently easily accessible by air links and the new A20 motorway, Aveyron has been described as one of the last secret areas of France and Occitan is still spoken by many. The Aveyron has 10 of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (the most beautiful villages in France), more than any other department.
The major rivers of Lot, Aveyron and Tarn each have stunning gorges and now the world's highest viaduct bridge which spans the river Tarn at Millau has really helped put the region on the map.
Our SW corner of the Aveyron is an undiscovered delight. The area is heavily forested with oak and chestnut and full of river valleys which keep the region green even in high summer. The rivers are unpolluted and great for swimming. Medieval villages and towns abound but traffic jams and crowds are scarce even in August. The pace of life is slow and traditional markets still play an important part in this rural region as does gastronomy - cheeses from Roquefort, Rocamador, and Laguiole; wines from Gaillac, Cahors and Marcillac; locally produced pate du fois gras and saucisson. Plenty of good local restaurants including Michelin starred.
La Fouillade is a bustling village with great shops - artisan bakers and butchers, grocers, pharmacy and small supermarket. It also has 2 cafes, 2 doctors, a bank and post office.
Nearby activities include: horse riding, canoeing, sailing, climbing, accrobranche, mountain biking, and pottery. Medieval towns within an hour's drive include: Najac, Villefranche de Rouergue, Cordes-sur-Ciel, St Antonin-Noble-Val, Belcastel, Figeac, Cahors. Also, Albi and Conques - both classed as World Heritage Sites.
Summer festivals include: medieval pageant at Cordes July 14th weekend; AfriCajarc music festival end of July; Najac fete 3rd weekend in August. Najac also has an annual Jazz Festival 1st weekend in September.