Les Fontaines Cottage
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|
|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 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.
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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
6 Jul 2013
"This is the place"
If you want a quiet holiday in north Midi-Pyrenees, this is the place to come! We stayed on a B & B basis, but enjoyed it so much we intend returning next year to stay in the cottage. Les Fontaines is a 2-hour, but easy, drive NE from Toulouse. We were welcomed to their lovely house by Andrea and Steve , who throughout our stay could not have been more friendly and helpful. The room was delightful, spotlessly clean, and the breakfast excellent. We borrowed the bikes and toured the quiet local lanes through lush farming country most mornings and lazed by the lovely good-sized secluded pool in the afternoon. For meals there is no restaurant particularly near and you do have to drive. Andrea was very helpful in suggesting where to go. All in all a very positive experience.
20 Jun 2013
"just as good second time around"
This was our second time of visiting Les Fontaines and we again had a superb holiday.Andrea and Steve welcomed us with a blazing log fire as the weather was cool but it soon warmed up and we made good use of the beautiful pool and surrounding area.We revisited some of the sites we saw the previous year as they are outstandingly beautiful and saw quite a few new ones,going as far as Sarlat to the north and Ste-Eulalie d'Olt to the east,both well worth a visit.Aveyron is a lovely area and Les Fontaines is an excellent base and I would highly recommend both.
26 Jul 2012
"A lovely property set in a beautiful area to explore at your leisure."
We were made very welcome by our hosts Steve & Andrea. They made suggestions of the best places to visit & always had time to have a friendly chat.
The cottage was delightful with everything you need to self cater if you wish. It was lovely to come back after a hot day and have drinks & a swim in the spotless pool.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'Les Fontaines' & would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in a beautiful, peaceful area with lots to see & do only a short drive away.
Thank you Steve & Andrea.
22 Jun 2012
"We did not really want to tell you"
We were going to keep this gem of a place to ourselves and not let everyone into our secret.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage, could not fault it. Location great for visiting all of the old towns, then back to sit by the pool. Loved it! Fabulous restaurant nearby ask Andrea or Steve who are always eager to help.
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