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1 / 22 Farmhouse with private heated swimming pool in the Aveyron / Lot Valley

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 105910

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3 Chemin George Sand Farmhouse

5bedrooms
10sleeps
 min stay varies

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

Unique Volcanic Stone Farmhouse in the heart of the Aveyron, the land of inspiration. Renovated to incorporate original features with contemporary, comfortable furnishings. the internal design provides areas of privacy both internally and externally with its three individual reception rooms one of which being a games room stocked with games system, board games, dvd collection and library; comfortable bedrooms (two en-suite.) Enjoy all the facilities of our holiday home. The house is equipped with wireless internet. Grounds of an acre with outdoor games for both adults and children provided. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine whilst soaking up the stunning scenery or laze by the private solar heated upgraded pool and sundeck. The grounds are a perfect area for bird watching and also for star gazing in the clear skies at night.

For the more energetic discover the secrets of the nearby Forest of Vaysse by foot or on horseback, enjoy golf in Rodez and the Auvergne and for the really

Unique Volcanic Stone Farmhouse in the heart of the Aveyron, the land of inspiration. Renovated to incorporate original features with contemporary, comfortable furnishings. the internal design provides areas of privacy both internally and externally with its three individual reception rooms one of which being a games room stocked with games system, board games, dvd collection and library; comfortable bedrooms (two en-suite.) Enjoy all the facilities of our holiday home. The house is equipped with wireless internet. Grounds of an acre with outdoor games for both adults and children provided. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine whilst soaking up the stunning scenery or laze by the private solar heated upgraded pool and sundeck. The grounds are a perfect area for bird watching and also for star gazing in the clear skies at night.

For the more energetic discover the secrets of the nearby Forest of Vaysse by foot or on horseback, enjoy golf in Rodez and the Auvergne and for the really energetic there's watersports and fishing on the rivers Lot and Aveyron. Children love the animals of the middle ages at the Chateau de Columbia and Micropolis. A must is a visit to the historic town of Conques a major staging post on the Saint Jacques pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella and the beautiful villages of Belcastel and Najac. An ideal base to explore Rodez, Figeac and Villefranche de Rouergue NEW for July this year: visit the new SOULAGES GALLERY in nearby RODEZ ...the world's greatest living painter.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival with home made jams and condiments.

Swimming pool available from June to September - NEW pool and sun deck 2013

We welcome smaller parties and couples. Please contact us for special LOW prices.

Shorter breaks and weekends can be accommodated, again, contact us for details.

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Possibility of home made three course welcome meal (prepared and ready to pop into the oven on arrival.)

Further details indoors

- Extremely well equipped, fitted, kitchen

- American style fridge freezer

- Induction cooker

- Dining area leading to eating terrace

- Authentic French Dining furniture (can seat 6 to 12)

- 2 Sky Televisions

- Game System with games library

- Board Games and Dart Board

- 2 log burning stoves

- Heating in each room for your comfort during the colder months

- Extensive Library

- 2 King Sized en-suite bedrooms each with own television

- Fans in each bedroom

- Large, well equipped, family bathroom with shower and bath

- Towels and bed linen provided

- Pool towels can be provided

-EXTRA SOFA BED for 2 people MAXIMUM occupancy 12

We have designed our holiday home to be a home from home experience to share with our guests. Please enjoy all of the home's facilities.

Further details outdoors

- Eating terrace with wooden dining furniture for 12

- Barbecue

- Large, guitar shaped, solar heated swimming pool with Roman steps (available June to September inclusive)

- Over an acre of grounds with mature fruit trees and a wood

- Decking area around the pool with wooden loungers

- Separate eating area on deck with spectacular valley views

- Table tennis table

- Boule / Croquet / Badminton / Garden Chess and other outdoor games

- Gravelled area for Boule

- Large Drive

- Pretty flower beds throughout the garden

- Forest of Vaysse on the doorstep with walks and abundant wildlife including deer and birds of prey

- An interesting selection of rural walks of varying length from the doorstep

Location description from owner

The Midi-Pyrénées region

The Aveyron region is a real must for all francophiles. It is a traditional, rural delight with endless rolling vistas and changing scenery from the dramatic foothills, to the endless plateau, to the spectacular Gorge and rivers. This is truly a snapshot of the real France, a France where time almost appears to standstill.

The region is steeped in history from the prehistoric tribes living in the caves of the limestone plateau to the 100 years war and the settlement of the Knights Templar in the region. The region also boasts more Les Plus Beaux Villages de France than any other, so culture is never very far away.

The region is proud of traditional regional products of impeccable quality which feature in its unique cuisine. Sample traditional Aveyron dishes including aligot, le Laguiole, la fouace, Aubrac beef, foie gras, tripous, confits, stuffed cabbage, Estofinado, thrush pâté with goose liver, lamb, feuilleté au roquefort, ewes' curds and the inevitable Roquefort accompanied by wines from Marcillac, Estaing or d'Entraygues.

In Aveyron, a meal is not a meal without a traditional patisserie: Fouace cake flavoured with orange-flower water, almond croquants, échaudés à l'anis, Gateau a la broche (a cone-shaped cake cooked for several hours on a stick by the fire). Followed by a liqueur or eau-de-vie brandy (walnut, quince or plum) to conclude the meal.

Cransac

Trois George Sand is just 2 kilometres away from the quaint small town of Cransac with it's thermal spa and mineral spring. It borders on the Forest of Vaysse with its Acacia trees and pretty walks.

The ancient towns of Figeac, Rodez, and Villefranche de Rourgue are all less than a thirty minutes away. In less than a half hour's drive you will also find the Beaux Villages of Belcastel, Conques, Sainte-Eulalie d'Olt, Estaing and St Come d'Olt. The river Lot with its fishing opportunities is just 5 minutes away.

For the more adventurous there is also canoeing and kayaking on the rivers Lot and Aveyron, mountain biking, rafting, hang gliding and rock climbing. The local equestrian centre is just 1 km away. Within half an hours drive you can also visit adventure parks and go-carting.

Alternatively you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding area whilst sitting on the deck around our beautiful swimming pool.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 6 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings
  • House swap

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Jill / Jayne N
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
25 May 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“High level standards, great house and swimming pool”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2014

Our stay in this house has been joyfull. Description in this site does match what you get. A large house, able to receive propserly 12 people, adults & children) in a comfortable way. Cooking was delightfull as well, the kitchen being fully furbished (US fridge ;) There was a welcome basket, including 1 bottle of wine, marmelade, coffé, soap, etc... allowing to arrive and be able to start, at least, your stay. Beds and bathrooms fully furnished as well, no need to bring your stuff. Last but not least, a cleaning is included in the fee, hance what we had to do when we left was quite simple and straight forward. Thanks to the owners, they kniw how to receive :)))

Thank you for your fantastic comments about our property, 3 George Sand. We are pleased that you enjoyed the facilities we provide and found the property as we describe in the advertisements.

“Thoroughly enjoyed by all, as advertised, and a home from home!Very highly recommended!!”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2013

I don't normally write reveiews, but I read the trip advisor comment from someone who said they had been in June and decided these people are writing about a different property, or more likely have a different/hidden agenda. I had to laugh when they commented about people speaking French! What do you expect in France! I visited this house on the recommendation of one of my colleagues and I wasn't disappointed.House was spacious for my ever growing family, we had a wonderful time, house was as advertised, clean, tidy, lots space, facilities and extras. We enjoyed picking the fruit from the trees and vegetable plot. The English TV channels were an added bonus. I loved the middle lounge where you could sit in tranquil peace. The terrace and gardens were fun and the lads loved using the table tennis table and other games in the gardens. We had many happy hours around the pool. Welcome pack was nice. This was just what we needed from our hectic life styles, calm and tranquil. We visited some of the villages recommended by the owners e.g. Belcastel, Conques, Marcillac Market on a Sunday, Rodez etc. A great place to visit and relax!

Thank you. We are thrilled that you had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed visiting the recommended sights. We find the Aveyron to be a very relaxing department and very French which we are pleased to share with our many satisfied guests. Thank you also for your comments on negative reviews which we would concur with. As they say in France "c'est la vie!"

“Fantastic holiday, in a lovely residence, in a stunning location.”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2013

Had a great holiday. Property - super. Well maintained with all facilities needed. Table tennis, a great pool, Internet access etc all there. Welcome pack and complimentary meal were much appreciated and enjoyed. The house is very well equipped with everything needed. Excellent cleanliness throughout- bathrooms, kitchen etc. The bedrooms are bright, clean and attractive. The grounds are fantastic. We loved looking out over the grounds whilst eating our meals. We had a wonderful time and the house and grounds are fantastic and well worth a visit. The pool was lovely and clean and a great way to keep cool. We had lots of fun in it. Sun loungers, sun parasols at the sides of the pool were great. I would most certainly recommend this place to friends and family to visit and to have a fantastic holiday.

Thank you for your lovely comments about our house in the Aveyron, Ann. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

“A real taste of French rural life but with all the mod-cons”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2013

A renovated farmhouse done with taste to retain character but with modern facilities. Great views from all rooms but especially bedrooms. Lovely grounds with fruit trees (laden with fruit) leading down to forest (beginning of National Park). Lovely large swimming pool with numerous sun loungers (12 I think) round it. After a week on a boat on a canal we found the farmhouse very relaxing and spacious. You are very much in the French countryside with some fascinating villages nearby. We would particularly recommend Conques,Belcastle and markets at Villefranche and Rodez.On arrival there was a welcoming hamper and full instructions for appliances,pool,etc.Would have been happy to have stayed longer and will be recommending to friends in New Zealand for their European Holidays.

Thank you for the lovely comments, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay! Conques and Belcastel are our favourite local spots too

“So relaxing in a beautiful setting”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2012

Such a beautiful location and a wonderfully converted farmhouse. It was the perfect getaway from the busy working life... relaxing by the pool with a book, and getting away to see some of the amazing real France!

Thank you for your comments, and we're glad you enjoyed the stay, I hope it was a good book!

“Peace and relaxation with all the home comforts”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2011

The house and gardens and facilities were all we asked for and more! Plenty of space, loved the pool and terrace. The view is breathtaking. Plenty of activities to do around the house, games etc. Men loved the table tennis and the boule! Lots to do in the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this property and would stay again.

Thank you Jemmima for your kind words about our property in the Midi Pyrenees. We look forward to welcoming you back next June 2012, thanks for your repeat booking.

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