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|
|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), Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
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, darts board and gym equipment.
Please enquire for further details via the contact form below.
The Midi-Pyrenees 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.
Villefranche de Rouergue
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.