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Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Child-friendly gite in traditional Quercy stone barn conversion. Sleeps 8 with 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Well-equipped and tastefully furnished. Open plan kitchen/living room with exposed beams. Baby & toddler equipment available on demand. (We are listed with TOTs to France who inspect every gite.) Private garden with shaded dining area. Heated pool 12m x 6m allows swimming from May to September. Ideal for kids - play area, hay meadow, stream, animals. Rural idyll but with plenty of nearby activities for all ages. Amazing medieval towns nearby and beautiful countryside between the Aveyron and Viaur river gorges. Village with shops only 2km away. Najac 'one of France's most beautiful villages' 8km. Welcome pack includes home grown organic vegetables. Can provide catering. Fantastic area for walking, canoeing, rock climbing and horse riding. Owner on hand for advice and translation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||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||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels 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|
The Midi-Pyrénées 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 supermarket with 24hr petrol station. It also has cafes, doctors, 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.
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28 Sep 2012
"Ideal holiday accommodation for extended families with young children"
Finding accommodation for a family to suit grandparents, parents and children is always hard to find. La Fouillade was ideal and we had an idyllic holiday, enjoying all the facilities such as the swi… More
26 Sep 2012
"Perfect place for a relaxed family holiday"
We have just booked to go back to this property for a fourth time. We could happily spend a week just enjoying the house and grounds, as there is so much for the children to do without moving very fa… More
21 Sep 2012
"River swims, hammock snoozes and beautiful walks"
This is the third year in a row I've taken a group of people to Les Aleis, in La Fouillade, for a week of yoga, relaxation and country walks. It's great place to stay in a beautiful spot.We … More
3 Jul 2012
"Beautiful place, should have stayed for 2 weeks!"
Stayed here for a week with our 2 year old. What a beautiful place, and perfect for kids. Loads of open safe places to play, swings, slides, playhouse, trampoline, lovely big swimming pool, chickens, … More
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