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The private terrace overlooking the river.

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Absolute Lot River frontage ground floor gite. 1 double bedroom but loungeroom is large enough to easily accommodate 1 or 2 children on a clic clac if required. Newly renovated with modern kitchen. Very quaint space with french doors that open out onto a terrace overlooking the river. There is table and chairs at your disposal on the river bank. Ideally positioned for country walks, either to the village of Livinhac le haut where there is a boulangerie, tabac, convenience store, butcher and bar/restaurant, or to Boisse Penchot where there is a boulangerie and a restaurant. The boulangerie at Boisse Penchot bakes in an 800 year old wood fired oven for delicious natural breads.

Within 2 km there are kayaks to rent, across the river and walking distance there is a public swimming pool. About 2km on the other side of the river there is a wonderful camp ground with a swimming pool and tennis court very inexpensively priced for full day use. There is also many hiking and mountain biking tracks in the area, in fact, the area is well known for it's ruggedness and vtt trails. This is also a fabulous area for road cycling and the Tour de France often passes fairly close by. If you have a car we are positioned a short drive from magnificent villages such as Conques, Capdenac le haut and the medieval ruins at Peyrusse le roc.

For shopping there is a town just 6km away or the larger towns of Figeac and Rodez. You can fly into Rodez airport and hire a car from there. Ryanair flys into Rodez from Stansted Airport and is just 20 minutes drive from La Maison Rouge. Alternatively, you can fly into Toulouse and hire a car, it is a two hour drive from there. You can also take the train from Toulouse and we are happy to collect you from our local train station Decazeville/Viviez. You could also catch the train from Paris to Decazeville/Viviez. If you are after a truly peaceful getaway where you can relax, unwind and recharge your batteries buried deep in the heartlands of rural France, then La Maison Rouge is the place for you.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rodez 40 km, Nearest railway: Viviez Decazeville 4 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

The Midi-Pyrenees region

The Region is large and there are so many things to see within an hour or two's drive such as the Millau Bridge or the underground caves and river near Rocamadour. There is a local train to Toulouse which takes two hours. In this region you will find vineyards, beautiful valleys, mountains and ruins.The region is home to one of the chemins of the St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim walk, and it is possible to walk a section of the trail which is close to our location. The region is not heavily frequented by tourists, and is very agricultural and retains a lot of the French traditions and festivals. Many of our guest comment that they wished they had taken longer to see everything that was on offer, which ranges from 12th century villages, underground caves and many street markets and weekend festivities.


Rodez. and Villefranche are the epicentres of the Aveyron, they are surrounded by many beautiful villages such as Salle la Source and Belcastel. La Maison Rouge is conveniently located near Rodez without being in the busy city, it takes just 20-30 minutes to get to the Rodez airport. Closer to home you will find the gorgeous medieval villages of Conques, La Vinzelle, Peyrusse le roc and Capdenac le haut plus many more. We provide GPS coordinates to all of these villages and sites. It is a fantastic cycling and walking area, with many things to see and do within a shot distance of La Maison Rouge. Between May and September, there is a daily restaurant boat which travels up and down the Lot River, and passes La Maison Rouge. It is very popular, and the meal and trip is well reviewed.

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16 Jul 2014


"Great base from which to explore the Vallee du Lot"

We spent a week with Col and Maggie while we explored the Lot Valley. They gave us a great welcome and made us feel very much at home. The gite is clean and comfortable, well furnished and well equi… More

14 Jul 2014


"A Lot to see!"

A comfortable well equiped house, beautifully situated on the bank of the Lot. This is a lovely area within easy reach of historic towns and villages with lovely walks around. Maggie and Col are frien… More

25 Jun 2014


"Relax in mid Pyrenees"

Regional France at is best. Peaceful location on the Lot river. Surrounded by historic villages in area not frequented by masses of tourists. Quiet roads and tracks ideal for hiking and cycling.… More

12 Jun 2014


"Birdsong disturbs the utter peace of this beautiful place"

After a busy few weeks in France this gite was a wonderful escape into the countryside. A warm welcome from Maggie and Col makes this a home from home. It was easy to settle down into the slow lane … More

8 Nov 2013


"Tres Bon!"

Our stay at Le Maison Rouge was fantastic. My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of a long holiday and it was the perfect place to relax, explore and experience French culture. The location … More

Thank you very much Mr & Mrs Jose for your review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to La Maison Rouge and we will look forward to welcoming you again.
kind regards, Maggie & Col

22 Sep 2013


"A house in a superb location with welcoming hosts."

La Maison Rouge is in an ideal location for exploring this quiet and largely undiscovered area of France. The immediate area within walking distance is attractive and interesting and there are numerou… More

Thank you Peter, it was wonderful meeting you and Mary and we look forward to welcoming you again some time. kind regards, Col & Maggie

5 Sep 2013


"Relaxing get away"

First time we have holidayed in France and we spent three nights at La Maison Rouge en route to Southern France. Col and Maggie the owners were very friendly and welcomed us with a bottle of wine and… More

Thanks so much for your review. It was such a pleasure to have you both here. kind regards, Col & Maggie

14 Jul 2013


"Charming Gite in a Beautiful area of Provincial France"

My husband and I recently stayed at La Maison Rouge, which is situated in a most picturesque valley on the Lot River. The fully self-contained, recently renovated accommodation was very comfortable an… More

17 Apr 2013


"Beautiful accommodation in a stunning, tranquil part of the world"

Staying here was one of the highlights of our trip, it was so relaxing and refreshing, just what we needed! We took advantage of the cycling facilities available, such a stunning area to see my bike. We will be going back to enjoy this place again!

You are always very welcome!!

Review 1-9 of 9

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