Chez Tante Louise
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Ideally located on the border of two counties, The Aveyron (Midi-Pyrénnées region) and The Gard (Languedoc-Roussillon region), the holiday house Chez Tante Louise is hidden in a hamlet, Les Gardies, on the banks of the Dourbie river, between Nant, a medieval village dating 10th century (circa 4.5 miles) and the famous city of Millau, renowned for its great viaduct but also for its leather glove industry (circa 17.5 miles). You'll enjoy visiting cultural sites following the trails of the Knights Templars and the Hospitaliers, and the grandeur of the natural sites such as the gorges of the Dourbie, Jonte and Tarn, the caves of Dargilan and the Aven Armand, the wonders of Montpellier le Vieux and the Cirque de Navacelles. The beaches of the south are only an hour away down the A75 towards Montpellier and Beziers.
Clinging to the mountain along a small hiking path, Chez Tante Louise will delight you with its comfort, its quiet environment and the unique beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Montpellier, Béziers 110 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez, Montpellier, Béziers 100 km, Nearest railway: Rodez, Montpellier 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This small house, with a terrace and a lush garden, ideally suits 2 people but also has a double sofa-bed in the lounge area for extra company.
On the middle floor, you will find a lounge/dining area with an open fireplace, a fully equipped kitchenette, the bedroom and bathroom with toilets are located on the 1st floor.
For the rare rainy days or if you are choosing to visit us during low season, please note there are two electric radiators in the lounge and in the bedroom. In order to optimize the space, the downstairs garage was converted into a utility room where you will find a large fridge-freezer, a washing-machine, an ironing-board and an iron.
Chez Tante Louise doesn’t have a TV but a satellite internet connection is at your disposal . Pets are also welcome.
Acceptance of contract: The contract is initiated by acceptance of these terms and conditions and the sending of the booking request. The contract and reservation becomes effective when you have paid to us a deposit of 25% of the total rental before the date indicated. The rental agreement between you and us can not benefit a third party (e.g. sub-letting or transfer of lease) except with our written agreement. Any violation of this clause may result in immediate termination of the lease and to be considered to have been cancelled by you.
Cancellation by you: Cancellations must be notified to us by recorded letter. a) Cancellation before arrival at the property: The deposit is forfeited to us and we may request the remaining amount for the stay if the cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the scheduled date of arrival. If you do not arrive within 24 hours of the arrival date indicated on the contract, the contract becomes void and we may rent the accommodation to another tenant. The deposit is forfeited to us and we may request the remaining amount for the stay. b) If the stay is cut short, no refund will be given.
Cancellation by us: We will refund all monies paid, and if the cancellation is less than 30 days before the scheduled date of arrival, an allowance equal to 50% of the gîte rental price. We will also try to find you alternative accommodation in the area.
Length of stay: The contract is for a fixed period and you may in no circumstances invoke any right to tenure at the end of the stay.
Capacity: The contract is for a maximum number of tenants and pets. If the number exceeds the capacity stated on the contract, the owner can refuse the additional people (or pets) or make you leave the accommodation before the end of the rental period. If this happens it will be treated as if you have cancelled the rental.
Arrival: You must arrive on the day and time stated on the contract and you must notify us of any late arrival.
Settlement of the balance: The balance of the rent is to be paid on arrival. Please note that this is for tenants paying in cash (Euros) or with a cheque for a French bank account. Payments for reservations from abroad must be made at least 30 days before arrival. If this is not the case, we reserve the right to cancel it with loss of the deposit. The quoted rental price includes all taxes.
Unless previously agreed otherwise, arrival is after 4pm (local time) and the tenants are invited to vacate the property by 10am local time on the day of departure.
Damage/Security deposit: When you arrive, a security deposit of the amount indicated in the contract will be requested by us. On the day of departure, the accommodation is inspected and the deposit is returned to you after deduction of any repair or cleaning costs necessary to restore the accommodation to the state it was in on arrival. If it is not possible to determine the cost of repair at the time of departure or in the event of early departure (before 9 am) preventing the inspection to be carried out, the security deposit (minus any deductions) will be returned by us within 2 weeks.
Your Responsibilities: You must respect the tranquility and nature of the accommodation and its surroundings. You must keep the property in the same state of repair and cleanliness in which you found it, otherwise we will deduct an additional charge of 40€ for cleaning and also any charges necessary to make repairs.
For safety reasons, smoking is prohibited inside the gîte. Disabling smoke detectors is strictly forbidden and will result in the termination of the rental with no refund or compensation.
Pets are also welcome. You are responsible for the correct behavior of your pets and for prompt removal of their faeces. All pets must be under control in the area surrounding the gîte. For security and safety reasons, young children must not be allowed to wander unaccompanied in the in the area surrounding the property. You are responsible for all damages caused by your acts and it is required that you have a personal liability insurance to cover these risks. To enable prompt repair or replacement, please report the damage, breakage or non-functioning of any item as soon as possible.
Our Responsibilities: All descriptions on the website are given in good faith and believed to be correct. We cannot be held responsible for the failure of public utilities such as water, and electricity. We cannot accept responsibility for losses or damages caused by strikes, fire, storms, floods, airport or ferry closure or any other event beyond our control. We cannot be held responsible for any injury, death, loss or damage to you personally, your belongings or your vehicles. The use of the gîte, its grounds and any facilities or equipment supplied is entirely at your own risk. In the interest of continual improvement we reserve the right to alter any part of the gîte, furniture, or facilities without prior notice.
Complaints: In the unlikely event that you have a complaint we would ask that you discuss it with us as soon as possible to enable a quick resolution. If a resolution cannot be reached, the courts of France shall have jurisdiction. Any complaints made after the rental period will not be taken into consideration.
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The Midi-Pyrénées is the largest French region, and is even larger than eight of the European Union states. Located between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it is often referred to as « the region where the living is good » by its 2,550,000 inhabitants and the hundreds of thousands of visitors that come to every corner of the Midi-Pyrénées each year. A region full of nature, the Midi-Pyrénées is bordered to both the north and south by mountains, and the Pyrenees form a natural frontier with Spain. The Pyrenees National Park, one of the seven national parks in France, covers a 45,700 hectare protected-nature site. The region also boasts three regional nature parks. In the north, in the foothills of the Massif Central, are the Aubrac and Causses mountains, limestone plateaux formed by the water. The caves of Padirac, in the Lot, are considered to be one of Europe’s greatest geological curiosities. The Ariège, meanwhile, has an abundance of caves that tell stories about the life of Homo sapiens. A region to explore, the Midi-Pyrénées has endless attractions. Rocamadour, in the Lot, is among the most visited places of interest in France, second only to Mont Saint-Michel. If you are interested in insects and nature, be sure not to miss Micropolis in the Aveyron. If you prefer flying objects, the Cité de l’Espace, the space experience in Toulouse, is a must-see. And, of course, you could also join us for a snowshoe hike, some cross-country skiing, or a snow board run. The region is home to 23 of the 38 winter sports resorts in the Pyrenees, which also represent a popular place for fishing.
Medieval village dating from the 10th century at the foot of the famous trekking spot, the Roc Nantais, it is located at 4.5 miles and is the main commune of the area. You’ll stroll in its shaded alleyways or along the old bridge of Le Prade, have a drink or lunch at one of the terrasses on the City Hall square or shop for your basic food stuff.
Chez Tante Louise recommends
Nant Tourism Office: http://www.ot-nant.fr/WD150AWP/WD150Awp.exe/CONNECT/OTNANT
The Festival of the Hospitaliers : annual racing event, this year: 3/4 November 2012
Annual village feast (last week-end of July)
Outdoor market every Tuesday until 2pm
Availability Your dates are available
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30 Sep 2013
"Thank you so much, Carol"
After a long road-trip with 2 dogs, we were so glad to reach Chez Tante Louise. Carol greeted us so warmly and was on-hand, helpful and friendly - but never intrusive - throughout our stay....the perf… More
23 Aug 2013
"A fantastic, peaceful week"
We have just spent a fantastic week enjoying the peaceful beauty of Chez Tante Louise! A wonderful gite in a beautiful part of France, Chez Tante Louise was the perfect place for us to relax and '… More
6 Aug 2013
"Calme à l'état pur"
Un petit gite très agréable loin des agitations des villes.C'est le calme à l'état pur,que des bruis de la nature (cigales oiseaux et rivière).On se ressource bien dans le petit jardin,… More
19 Jul 2013
"Well equipped hideaway location."
A very well turned out and equipped property in a great location to explore the Aveyron being close to Millau and a number of fantastic roads to ride ( we were touring on motorcycle) and great destina… More
23 May 2013
We enjoyed the clean and friendly environment at Chez Louise despite the cold and rainy weather we had during our stay in April. The place is very recommendable.… More
15 May 2013
Une semaine chez Tante Louise pour profiter des superbes paysages et se reposer. Le gîte est en plus vraiment très agréable. A faire, à refaire et à re-refaire, une semaine, c'est trop court… More
12 Oct 2012
"Lovely house in a beautiful location"
We stayed in Chez Tante Louise for a week at the end of September and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is set in the stunning Dourbie Valley with plenty of lovely villages, both up and down stream to wander round. The hilltop village of Cantobre is particularly nice. Nant has everything you need to source your provisions and a little further away Millau has a larger selection of shops and also there are some lovely hidden gems along some of the back streets.
The house is comfortable, warm, very well equipped and has everything you could want and more. I was great for us Brits to have a kettle to make tea with.
Carole is a great host, and is very welcoming. She is knowledgable about the area and suggested some good places to visit. Whilst we were staying here we visited Micropolis which is on the way to Rodez, Montpellier le Vieux, the Jonte Gorges and Aigoual Forest. The Meteorological Station on the top of Mount Aigoual is well worth a visit and the museum in the basement is also worth a look. From here we could see the Alps, Pyrenees and Mediterranean!
We would recommend this as a lovely quiet place to stay and if you like nature there are plenty of vultures, eagles and other birds, insects etc in the area. We also managed to catch a glimpse of a Beaver near Chez Tante Louise one evening. If you like walking there are plenty of nice places to walk in the area.
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