Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Fage is a 160 year old converted barn which retains it's character and charm with exposed beams and a woodburner taking centre stage.
Situated off the beaten track in the small hamlet of La Fage surrounded by beautiful open countryside, the perfect place to unwind and explore.
This detached character gite with private terrace is set in the heart of the Aveyron countryside and yet only 10 mins from the shops, bars and cafes of the market village of Rignac.
I have furnished the gite tastefully and decorated it to a give a homely feel and with your comfort in mind, and I know that cooking is probably not on the top of your list but I have equipped the kitchen with everything you should need should you become fed up with being waited on in the local restaurants
Both double bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and downstairs the living/kitchen area is open plan with two double doors leading onto your private patio with barbecue where you can sit out on a warm evening and barbecue until your hearts content.
The lounge also has exposed beams and a glass fronted wood burner ideal for those chilly winter breaks.
I have provided the gite with a cool box and picnic service if you prefer to eat outside. Sun loungers are also provided and you have two gardens, one for sunbathing and reading in and if all that relaxing in the sun gets a bit too much you could always eat your lunch on the picnic bench under your willow tree in your other garden.
The biggest decision you will have to make all week is which garden to sit in !!!!
There is also a children's playpen,cot and highchair available if required just to make life just a little easier!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez 35 km, Nearest railway: Rodez 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Midi-Pyrenees region
The regions' landscape changes with every turn of the road. From deep river valleys and undulating hills to views of nearby mountains. This landscape covers the lower valley of the Lot, the gorges and the valley of the Aveyron.
The regional food of foie gras, aligot and stockfish are a must to be tried and if you get bored of eating you could always pop into a wine cave for a snifter or two!
There is also a weekly market in the bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue which is said to be the best in the region, or you could book a canoe for an hour, 1/2 day/whole day just to cruise throught the Gorges of the Aveyron but if you prefer to sit up a bit higher you could go horse riding through the vineyards of the Marcillac valley or if you fancy using you own two feet there are lots of walks in the area I can recommend or translate for you.
The Aveyron department is steeped in history and has something for everyone.
The world famous bridge at Millau, the eagles at Rocamadour, the sking in the Aubrac mountains, the wolves being fed in the grounds of the chateau Colombiers, the cheese caves of Roquefort, the town St Antonin Val Noble where the Chocolat and Charlotte Grey were filmed, the world heritage site of Conques, the cave houses of Cirq Lapopie, the medieval village of Najac and so it goes on.
The Aveyron...the well guarded secret that even the French are surprised at it's richness in history.
There is so much to see and do in this area.
In the next valley there is Mirabel a village used by the French resistance and the village of Belcastel with it's chateau and 2 gourmet restaurants or if you fancy a bit of DIY you can take a picnic down to the Aveyron river flowing through the medieval village of Previnquieres.
All within 10 mins drive from the gite!
The village of Rignac is a 7 min drive and holds a small weekly market and has a well stocked local shop, an excellent butcher, a pharmacy, 2 mouthwatering boulangeries a post office and a haberdashery and something that defines every French village...5 hairdressers!!!!
There is also a park with a lake, tennis courts and an open air swimming pool.
La Fage could not be better situated