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Holiday cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere – Home 222159 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Holiday cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere – Home 222159

Excellent Excellent – based on 21 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

**SPECIAL OFFER 10% OFF if book for 2 weeks or more.** As featured in Art & Décoration magazine and Condé Nast Traveller, ancient schoolhouse with fireplace and pool nestled on a hillside in an enchanting hamlet just above the Lot River. Original features including hand-cut slate roof, carved wood doors, hand-plastered walls, exposed wood beams, ancient floors and stone fireplace. The cottage is completed renovated and tastefully decorated throughout by Designer-owner with antiques and vintage furnishings.

Outfitted for self catering with all manner of tableware, cookware and linens. Flat screen TV with British and French sat TV, DVD, CD, Wi-Fi. Central heat and efficient log stove. Laundry room (washer, dryer, rack, iron, board). Bundle of firewood and kindling provided. Information package including tourist and restaurant information and maps are provided.

We are pet friendly and do not require an additional pet deposit.

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**SPECIAL OFFER 10% OFF if book for 2 weeks or more.** As featured in Art & Décoration magazine and Condé Nast Traveller, ancient schoolhouse with fireplace and pool nestled on a hillside in an enchanting hamlet just above the Lot River. Original features including hand-cut slate roof, carved wood doors, hand-plastered walls, exposed wood beams, ancient floors and stone fireplace. The cottage is completed renovated and tastefully decorated throughout by Designer-owner with antiques and vintage furnishings.

Outfitted for self catering with all manner of tableware, cookware and linens. Flat screen TV with British and French sat TV, DVD, CD, Wi-Fi. Central heat and efficient log stove. Laundry room (washer, dryer, rack, iron, board). Bundle of firewood and kindling provided. Information package including tourist and restaurant information and maps are provided.

We are pet friendly and do not require an additional pet deposit.

French door from kitchen, leads to wooden terrace with fantastic mountain views for morning tea, alfresco meals or a glass of wine at sunset. Terrace has bistro table, chairs, sun loungers, umbrella and Weber BBQ for morning tea, alfresco meals or a glass of local wine at sunset. The shared 20' pool has a large sundeck, sun loungers and more mountain views. Organic vegetable and herb gardens.

Cottage is located in pretty hamlet on a 10-acres of woodlands, designated as a bird refuge so bring your binoculars. Pretty gardens and grounds .

Further details

Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner and Wine baskets available.Pool is open from 1 June to 30 September.

* Ask about our long-term lettings during low season.

* Owners speak English, French and Spanish.

Further details indoors

COTTAGE FEATURES INCLUDE:
* Lots of windows
* Hand-plastered walls
* Exposed wood beams
* Ancient wood floors
* Stone fireplace with wood stove
* Terrace with mountain views
* Full laundry facilities
*Central heat
*Well outfitted for self catering with all cookware and tableware
* British Satellite HDTV
* French Satellite TV
* Sony DVD/CD player
* DVDs, CDs and books
*Local telephone
* Bundle of firewood and kindling
*King bed
* Feather comforter and feather pillows
* Bedroom closet

BATHROOM
* Large shower
*High ceilings with exposed wood beams

COURTYARD
* Flower gardens
* Laundry room (washer, dryer, rack, clothes pins, board, iron)

LOWER REAR GARDEN
* Fenced rear garden
* Walking paths to pool and forest

GROUNDS
* Flower gardens and grass
* Organic veg and herb garden
* Restored ancient bread oven and drying house
* Stream below
* Sound of water year round
* Bird Refuge with eagles, herons, kites, songbirds
* Ample off-street parking

POOL and SUNDECK
* Shared 20' out-of-ground pool with cantilevered sun deck nestled on hillside
* Forest views
* Sun loungers
* Bistro table and chairs
* Umbrella

Visit Owner's website for more info about all of their properties. Awarded 3*** stars by the French Tourist Board.

Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

Located in the picturesque and unspoiled Lot Valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, an enchanting region between Bordeaux and Provence, that offers 10 of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France," more than any other region in all of France!

Aveyron is a unique, inspirational and timeless place. This captivating region is home to the Pilgrim's spiritual path from France to Spain, the Route of the Lords of Rouergue and the Knights Templar and Hospitaller villages, each footpath offering an opportunity to walk in history's path, revealing the heritage of the Aveyron and unlocking one's own ancient memories. A place that returns one to something authentic and restores one's physical and spiritual strength.

Places of interest include Rodez, founded in the 6th century by a Celtic tribe and home to a historic pink sandstone Gothic cathedral. Millau, the former capital of the Gallo-Roman ceramics under the Roman Empire, boasts the highest bridge in the world and the Roquefort caves, and is still considered one of the best places to buy handmade leather goods in France. Cave paintings including the Foissac caves, as well as the famous Pech Merle and Lascaux caves, are a wonderful day trip. Laguiole is not far with its famous knives and one of the top restaurants in the world, Michel Bras, with 3*** Michelin stars.

Also a region where food is sacred with delicious regional specialties including succulent Aubrac beef, lamb, duck, foie gras, local trout, pink garlic, wild strawberries and much more! Located in a picturesque wine region with a handful of wineries to explore.

Entraygues-sur-Truyere

The charming village, designated as a "Ville Fleurie" (Village of Flowers), sits at the foot of a 12c. chateau where two rivers meet. The medieval village offers full services including restaurants, cafés, food shops, wine shop, butchers, bakers, boutiques, bank, pharmacy, doctors and post office. The village also hosts 3 Farmer's Markets each week during July and August and one per week during the rest of the year. Fantastic restaurants at very good value + 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in area, including Bras with 3*** Michelin stars, considered one of the best restaurants on the planet. Located in a boutique AOP/AOC wine region with wonderful local wines and delicious regional food.

Annual festivals held nearby include:
- Transhumance' where shepherds have been decorating their prize cattle and taking them to higher pastures for summer grazing since the Middle Ages (last weekend in May)
- The Sacred Music Festival at l'Abbaye de Sylvanes runs for 6 weeks (mid July-end August)
- St. Fleuret Festival in nearby Estaing (1st Sunday in July)
- Basket Festival in nearby Montsalvy (last Saturday in July)
- The Aurillac Street Theatre Festival, the largest international street festival event (3rd weekend in August)
- Medieval Festival in nearby Estaing (2nd weekend in September)
- French National Mushroom Festival (yes, there is such a thing!) in Prunet (3rd weekend in September)
- Mourjou Chestnut Festival (3rd weekend in October)

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Rain H

Tourist Licence
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Response rate:
20%
Calendar updated::
20 Dec 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Apr 2012. Located in Aveyron, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £527.

The Owner has a response rate of 20% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Dec 2016.

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“Paradise Found!”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

Neither words nor photos adequately depict the beauty and tranquility of L'Ancienne Ecole. Tucked away in the heart of a bird sanctuary, this ancient school house was lovingly and respectfully restored by its owners, Lance and Rain, with all the amenities of a luxurious vacation home while retaining the antiquity and soul of this charming stone cottage. Their meticulous attention to detail (applied to all their cottages and gorgeous property), reflects Lance and Rain's deep love and respect for this region. It is also evident in their spot-on recommendations for sightseeing and wonderful restaurants to sample regional dishes. The nearby village, Entraygues-sur-Truyere, is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Truyere and Lot, and is a delightful mix of artists, fishermen, kayakers, musicians, and the friendliest people who welcome you with open arms and hearts. A spectacular gallery, Le Poterie du Don, located at the top of a mountain, 10 minutes away from the cottage, offers exhibits by artists and sculptors from all over Europe as well as featuring exquisite functional pottery made by owner/artist Suzy Atkins and her in-house artisans. With Lance and Rain's encouragement, I had the pleasure of taking a two-day master's pottery class at the gallery and thoroughly enjoyed working and interacting with my fellow students from all over France, along with renowned artist and instructor, Christian Pradier. After spending three months here last spring and six months this year (from January through June 2016), I have had the privilege of visiting some of the most beautiful villages in France, all within two or three hours from L'Ancienne Ecole: Le Lioran, a wonderful ski resort and village; Rocamadour, an ancient village built into the side of a cliff with a most interesting spiritual history; Conques, a meticulously preserved medieval village on the pilgrims' route to Compostella, Spain; and Albi, a gorgeous little town that has a magnificent cathedral and the fabulous Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. I fell in love with all these wonderful places, but my heart will always be here at L'Ancienne Ecole. When not gallivanting around the beautiful countryside, I find sitting by the woodstove on a chilly evening or on the lovely deck on a beautiful day, with a glass of local wine, as comfortable and rewarding as anything else on earth! Well, sleeping in a luxurious bed under a fluffy down comforter during a thunderstorm is a close runner-up . . . Lance and Rain have created a magical place for anyone seeking a glorious adventure in France. They are the perfect hosts who greet you with a warm welcome and nurture your interest in this beautiful region. Not only do they offer their immediate assistance when needed, they go above and beyond by offering TLC if you happen to fall ill. I had a temporary bout of extreme bronchitis and they not only scheduled me with their English speaking doctor, Rain nurtured me back to health with herbal teas and delicious stews. I have great respect for this lovely couple who have made it their aim to give visitors the best experience possible in the Aveyron. If you seek the ultimately perfect combination of serenity and adventure - from long meditation walks in the bird sanctuary to kayaking the Lot River or skiing the slopes of Le Lioran or visiting the many surrounding villages and cities, then this is your place - your perfect home base to discover this region. If this sounds like a love letter to Rain and Lance, well it is. Thank you, mes amies, for this wonderful adventure and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

“Lovely cottages”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2014

These sweet french cottages are really lovely. Beautifully restored and tastefully decorated. I would recommend these cottages to anyone wanting to get away fro it all.

“Charming cottage in an idyllic location.”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2014

Excellent value. The direction to the cottage was very clear and helpful. The cottage is located in a beautiful, forested area with many opportunities for walks. All amenities were provided and made our stay most comfortable. French and English television is made available as well as an excellent WiFi. The owner lives next door and gave us total privacy.

“Excellent”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2014

Stunning area, beautiful gite and grounds. Owners are so kind, helpful and ready to give you advice on the area, if you need it, but they are also very discreet so you are left in privacy. They were very welcoming to our two dogs too! We could not fault this gite and the breathtaking surroundings.

“Excellent”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2014

Excellent cottage, very well equipped and presented. Would stay there again. Location is very good and we particularly enjoyed the balcony were we could sit in the early morning and evening. The surrounding area and the walks were very good

“A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in l'Ancienne Ecole. A great deal of thought has been put into the interior design with exceptional finishing touches. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment you could want. Externally the cottage is also well looked after. We enjoyed sitting on the deck which catches the sun for most of the day. The garden and the splash pool are also well maintained and add to the overall excellence. It is in an ideal location for visiting the many charming villages in the Lot. We have no hesitation in recommending this property.

“A haven of peace”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2014

This was my fifth trip to this part of the Lot Valley and I have stayed in some delightful houses but L'Ancienne Ecole was the best equipped and most charming of them all. The character of the old house has been kept and cleverly enhanced by the provision of a well designed kitchen and spacious shower room. It's the attention to detail that is most noteworthy with absolutely everything provided you will ever need and an eye for design that really complements this beautiful old house. I would thoroughly recommend this house and hope to visit again in the future.

“The perfect place for a break from the mundane and ordinary”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2014

The accommodation was exactly as presented on the website - my husband was so pleased with my choice and taken aback by the ambience and comfort. Rain and Lance are perfect hosts and there if you needed anything - which we didn't - and Rain's decorating skills were well on show and added to our feeling of well being. We cannot recommend this holiday let highly enough - we came away relaxed and rested. Everything we needed was there and of a high standard - the bed was very comfortable :) this was my perfect idyll together with a baguette, some Roquefort and a bottle of Sancerre - heaven

“I've never slept so well in all my life”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2013

Have you ever stayed in a place so idyllic, so peaceful, so enchanting, you never wanted to leave? If you haven't, stay here and you'll see what I mean. Surrounded by warm ancient stone, housed in immaculately restored beauty, we lapped up the stunning calm and the stunning views. It's so peaceful and comfortable it's like living in a warm hug. The bed posed the only problem: it is so cosy and inviting, with its crisp pressed linens and snug-as-a-bug duvet, that getting up proved alarmingly difficult. Hosts Rain and Lance provide everything a person could want and manage to be both incredibly hospitable and tactfully unobtrusive. With an abundance of peace, beauty and comfort, we relaxed as never before and slept the sleep our of our lives. We will be hustling back for more as soon as possible!

“Storybook Cottage in Gorgeous Countryside”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

"L'Ancienne Ecole is a storybook cottage in a magical setting. The sound of the stream and the birds fill the air, creating a tranquil environment. We very much enjoyed the local wines and restaurants and felt at great peace here."

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