Pretty Cottage between Lot Valley & Aveyron Gorges
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Nestling amongst two acres of woodland and open countryside and ideally situated between the Lot Valley and Aveyron Gorges, Les Fontaines is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Guests have use of the superb 12 x 6m swimming pool (which is bordered by mature oak and ash trees which offer welcome dappled shade during the hotter summer months).
Within a very short distance you will discover many of France's most beautiful medieval villages (Najac, Belcastel, St. Cirq Lapopie and Cordes to name just a few). Kayaking/Canoeing/Rafting and river cruises down the Lot Valley are just a few of the many outdoor activities readily available. There's an abundance of wildlife/birdlife on the doorstep and breathtaking scenery and dramatic landscapes in every direction. In other words, something to please everyone!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||900 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez/Toulouse, Nearest railway: Villefranche de Rouergue 10 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|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Please note that all beds are UK sizes.
Please refer to Les Fontaines' website for full details. Address available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
There are swings in the field for the children. In addition to being fenced and gated, the swimming pool has the added benefit of a recently installed infra red alarm.
Please note that the cottage has it's own games area, complete with pool table and dartboard, within the courtyard garden.
Please enquire for further details via the contact form below.
The Midi-Pyrénées region
We are blessed with bright blue skies for most of the year and experience long hot summers. Spring and autumn are both usually mild, thus ensuring a very pleasurable stay whichever time of year you decide to come and visit us.
Les Fontaines is ideally situated to visit Saint Antonin Noble Val and it's wonderful Sunday morning market, St. Cirq Lapopie (voted most beautiful village in France in 2012), Figeac, now listed amongst the Grand Sites of the Midi Pyrenees, Belcastel and Najac. Slightly further afield are the stunning cathedral city of Albi, the beautiful hilltop town of Cordes sur Ciel, Conques, a World Heritage Site, and the amazing medieval town of Rocamadour. The worlds' highest bridge at Millau, is approx. 1.5 hrs. drive.
Our local village of Martiel is just 10 mins. walk away. There is an "alimentation" (corner shop) , where you can purchase your essentials, a Boulangerie, Post Office, hairdressers, church and a tennis court.
The bastide town of Villefranche is only 10 mins. drive away and there you will find large supermarkets, an abundance of excellent restaurants and bars, shops, doctors, dentists, hospital etc., etc.
Throughout the summer there are fetes in every local village and the local markets are well worth a visit (Villefranche and St. Antonin Noble Val are particularly good ones). There are excellent restaurants within a few kilometers offering superb local cuisine and wines. The set "menus" are superb value for money, especially at lunchtime.
The immense Lac de Bannac is less than 3 kilometers away. With facilities for fishing, birdwatching on the nature reserve, acrobranche, pedaloes, crazy golf, snack bar/restaurant, plus picnic areas and entertainment room for themed music evenings throughout the summer , its the ideal place to spend an enjoyable day and/or evening.
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5 Sep 2014
"Beautiful place, lovely countryside area, something for everyone"
The photos do not do Les Fontaines justice. This is a beautiful place. The pretty cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable. We were happy to eat meals in the lovely courtyard, and spend aftern… More
29 Jul 2014
"Beautiful cottage in a lovely part of France"
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Les Fontaines with our two young children (5 and 3) and can't recommend it highly enough.Andrea and Steve's beautiful cottage was imaculatel… More
16 Jun 2014
"Peace, perfect peace..."
This was our second visit to Les Fontaines. Arriving all tired from the drive south, to be welcomed back by Andrea and Steve, we could feel all the tension floating away. By the time we'd unpacke… More
9 Jun 2014
"Nature and Nightingales"
We have just returned from a restful week in this fabulous cottage. Everything was very comfortable and the hosts,Andrea and Steve were extremely friendly and discreetly attentive. The cottage is set … More
15 Oct 2013
"A home from home in a haven of tranquility"
My husband and I have just returned from the cottage and we are only sorry that we could not stay longer. A warm welcome awaited us from Andrea and Steve to this charming haven, which is spotlessly cl… More
11 Sep 2013
"The perfect place to unwind"
Only occasionally do the places you stay fulfil or exceed your expectations. This was certainly the case on our recent stay at Les Fontaines. What a wonderful relaxing week we enjoyed at this beautifu… More
9 Sep 2013
"Perfect location and cottage to truly get away from it all"
My Wife and I struggled this year to book our usual holiday in Catalonia. We stumbled upon Les Fountaines quite by accident. Despite our misgivings of having a holiday away from the coast we booked tw… More
8 Sep 2013
"What a beautiful place"
My husband and I returned well rested and happy after spending a wonderful week with our 2 boys at Les Fontaines cottage. It is small and quaint, spotlessly clean with all mod cons required for a self-catering cottage. Definitely felt like a home from home with the addition of a beautiful swimming pool !! The boys spent a couple of hours each evening in the pool while we totally chilled out relaxing on the sun loungers.
The owners Andrea and Steve were so friendly and couldn't have been more helpful with their advice for days outs with the boys and directions to the nearest shops and markets. An excellent holiday and many happy memories.
1 Sep 2013
"Just as good 2nd time round"
It's no surprise that lots of the other reviews are from returning customers. This was our 2nd visit to Les Fontaines and after our wonderful experience last year we couldn't wait to go back… More
27 Aug 2013
"Perfect holiday location"
4th visit to Les Fontaines and looking forward to our next trip. We stayed in the immaculate self catering accommodation. Fully equipped, with good sized rooms, kitchen and 2 bedrooms. BBQ, pool table… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your 4th visit and very much look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
With kind regards. Andrea & Steeve