Le Bourg is a stunning classically French manor house, for up to 14 guests with heated private pool set in 5 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Lacroix-Barrez, a small and pretty village on the southern Cantal /northern Aveyron border, in South-west France. Drive through the gates and you see before you the house, flanked by yew hedges leading to the front courtyard. Double 'bullnose" steps lead up to the front door and into the grand entrance hall. The house is beautifully and luxuriously furnished with classic French furniture and modern pieces – a spacious house, ideal for larger families and groups. We also have a cottage in the grounds for a further 4 guests so in total le Bourg can accommodate 18 guests.
Off the entrance hall to the left is the cream drawing room with French windows looking out across the grounds. It has an open fire that is usable all year round, comfortable sofas, an iPod sound system and various coffee table books.
The door to the right of the fireplace leads to the TV / Music room.
The TV/music room has basic SKY satellite TV (for full SKY please
bring your own viewing card); various DVD's & Videos; Play station with games; a piano and a couple of guitars.
This room also has a good quality sofa bed.
The door from this room leads to a corridor and toilet (in the turret).
The door in front leads to the main hallway again.
On the right as you enter the front door is the dining room.
The dining room has a large new regency style dinning table (seats at least 12 people); a dresser and corner cabinet both have internal lighting and a small sound system. There is a large selection of after dinner games.
This room leads into the Kitchen.
The built-in kitchen has all the usual pieces of equipment: cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, an icemaker and all you need by way of cooking utensils.
(There is also an additional large fridge/freezer available should you need extra space.)
Out of the kitchen and back to the hallway there is a door to your right leading down to the cellars & on the left is the Games Room
The Games room contains a pool table; table football; Croquet set; Scalextric set; golf driving mats / pitching nets, plus a Badminton Set.
Back into the basement hall. The door to the left leads to a lobby leading to the front entrance under the outside steps. Here there are five bikes, for use at your own risk.
Back up the stairs to the first floor where the guest bathroom with shower is first on the right followed by:
6'6” Four Poster and Balcony
En Suite shower room
The Japanese Room with large dark walnut double bed.
SECOND BEDROOM (Cream Room)
7' Cream 4 poster bed
iPod sound speakers and massage chair
Leaving this room, straight ahead is the Master Bedroom.
TOP FLOOR BEDROOMS
On this floor there are three bedrooms,- two doubles and a bedroom with two single sleigh beds. A shower room, separate WC and a dressing Room
• A fitted kitchen
• Drawing room, dining room, tv/music room, games room
• 5 bedrooms with double beds & 1 twin room
• 2 shower rooms, 1 bathroom with bath & ‘rain’ shower, separate ground floor WC.
All utilities, end of stay cleaning, bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price.
Grounds, pool and surrounding area
At the back of the property Gym with running machine, weights and bike.
Next to the Gym, is the Laundry Room, equipped with large washing machine and separate tumble dryer. In the laundry room there are sun loungers, pool toys and also an outdoor table tennis table.
The pool is heated and has a pool cover with electric operation for complete safety.
Approx. 5 Acres & Paddock
In and around the gardens you will find four tables, at least 10-12 chairs, a large gas Barbecue.
and a double hammock.
Le Bourg is located on the outskirts of Lacroix-Barrez where there is a small grocery store selling fresh bread and a café. The lovely town of Mur-de-Barrrez is 10 minutes drive and has a wide range of shops, banks, pharmacies restaurants, supermarkets and a weekly market. Half an hour to the south is the medieval town of Entraygues which provides a full range of shops including local butchers and bakers and Friday farmers markets. Leisure amenities include river rafting, horse riding, river walks, numerous cafes and restaurants and in the summer night markets provide local speciality food and entertainment in the market square. The large towns of Aurillac (40 minutes) and Rodez (1h 15) both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 2 shower rooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez Marcillac 70 km, Nearest railway: Rodez/Aurillac 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Cantal region descends from the breathtaking volcanic Mountains in the north down through gorges and river valleys. Steeped in historical interest it has an abundance of ancient sites, monuments, castles, towns and villages. It is an unspoilt region where visitors can enjoy rural life with clean air and glorious countryside yet still find plenty of activities to interest everyone of any age. The local people are friendly and take great pride in their region's heritage and are always keen to introduce visitors to their treasures whether food, drink, their way of life or the countryside.Most of our properties are located around the medieval village of Entraygues sur Truyère nestling in the heart of the picturesque Vallée du Lot on the border of the Cantal and Aveyron. Entraygues is in the north of the department (or county) known as the Aveyron, which is one of eight in the Midi-Pyrenees. It is here where the river Truyère tumbles out of the Auvergne and joins the river Lot.
The area is geographically extreme and very beautiful with an enormous amount of views to take your breath away! The climate here can also be extreme, but being sheletered sheltered by the northern and easterly aspects of the Auvergne and Aubrac mountains, part of the Central massif, we enjoy a Mediterranean style climate with cold crisp snowy winters, stunning Springs, long hot summers (although due to the altitude night times are thankfully cool) and long spectaular warm autumns with day after day of blue skies.
At the centre of our region is Entraygues-sur-Truyère at the confluence of the Lot and Truyère rivers, which was founded in the 10th century and by the middle ages had become an important town and bustling river port shipping local produce (notably wine, cheese and wood) to Bordeaux and from there to the rest of France and beyond. The name comes from the old language of the region Occitan, which is still taught in schools and translates to “entre les eaux” meaning between the waters. Once fortified, traces of the old town walls and 2 out of 213 towers from the old castle can still be seen. Today it remains beautifully preserved with narrow cobbled streets, timbered and corbelled houses and its 2 gothic XIIIth century bridges. The Truyère bridge was a key river crossing for pilgrims on the “route de St. Jaques de Compostella” (St .James’s way) down to Santiago in Spain. Pilgrims can still be see throughout the region following the well trodden path to Galicia today
As well as exploring the town’s history, visitors will find a full range of shops, restaurants and services for practical and enjoyable purposes. There are weekly markets and even night markets in the summer selling local produce.
Whether you like walking, driving around to explore medieval villages, more strenuous activity such as canoeing or horse riding, sampling the delights of the regional cuisine there is something for everyone. All our houses have information on what to do.With the nearest Auto route 60 miles away and the nearest railway line 30 miles little has changed over the years and the Vallée du Lot remains a haven of peace and tranquillity.