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Eco-friendly gite in traditional Quercy barn conversion

Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Child friendly gite in stone barn conversion with heated pool 12m x 6m. Sleeps 8 with 2 double and 2 twin rooms. Well equipped. Heating & fans in all rooms. Private enclosed garden with dining area & BBQ. Ideal for kids - play area, hay meadow, shallow river, and animals, including a shetland pony to groom and ride. Also, ping pong, table football in games barn. Baby and toddler equipment supplied on demand. Rural idyll yet near shops (2 km) and plenty of tourist attractions. Only 8km from Najac classed as 'one of France's most beautiful villages'. Many nearby activities for all ages - canoeing, accrobranche, horse riding, rock climbing, cycling, golf, pitch & put. Welcome pack includes home grown organic vegetables. Come in May and pick your own strawberries. Owner is on site to help with translation or advice. Can provide a babysitting service.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach river beach 4km
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
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 (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors 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-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

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.

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Calendar last updated:30 Aug 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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