Away from the tourist hotspots here is the real country France. We've been twice and greatly enjoyed this quietly old, spacious and nicely serviced house, including another smaller one across the road. It's in a group of old houses clustered around a communal green. There are logs to burn in winter and cycles to ride in the summer, and it has a lovely modern pool. A splendidly equipped kitchen but if you don't feel like cooking there is a typical country restaurant in nearby Parisot village where you also find the basic shops - boulangerie of course.
Plenty of good walks to explore, even canoeing on the river Aveyron. Towns within easy distance are Saint Antonin for its overflowing weekly street market, Villefranche for serious shopping, Najac with an extraodinary castle on a hill, and Albi steeped in history and art.
A great place for a mostly restful Gallic holiday. …
Superb- something for everyone
This is a very comfortable house in an unspoilt part of France which allows access to fantastic local markets (Limogne especially), great restaurants and an abundance of activities for a family with teenagers and younger.
The house is private with a lovely sitting room, very comfortable bedrooms and is stocked with everything you could possibly need for self-catering. As mentioned by others, the pool is excellent and due to the weather we were rarely out of it!
Although the owner was unavoidably absent when we visited, his neighbours effortlessly managed to walk the tightrope of providing a genuine welcome/practical advice whilst being unobtrusive. On top of this, the ‘house book’ provides the most comprehensive guide to the region and to generally getting the best out of a holiday in France. We especially appreciated the local walking suggestions and cross country jogging routes which were a highlight of our holiday.
There are so many other aspects of the house that we loved (the garden tomatoes, the ice machine, the sky at night) so suffice to say we would absolutely recommend this house and also have nothing but praise for Jackie who manages it and was most helpful throughout the process. …