Holiday home in France
The gite is independent and has its own patio. The gardens, laundry, games room and pool are shared with the other two gites on site and the owners family.
The house is entered via a private patio area which has a table and seating for 6. A BBQ is provided and a sun canopy with outside lighting ensuring the perfect ambience for al fresco dining. A staircase leads to a balcony perfect for a quiet read. Through the front door you enter the large kitchen diner.
The kitchen is fitted to a very high standard with a large fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, microwave, gas oven with extractor. It is fully stocked to enable full cooking facilities including over work-top lighting. Open stonework and beams combine with the oak dining table and chairs to provide a wonderful setting. Through the kitchen is a shower room and downstairs bedroom.
On the second floor is a large sitting-room with Satellite TV, DVD + video, leading through to a second bedroom. Off a small landing a third story provides a romantic master bedroom and large bathroom up in the eves
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Suitable for large groups
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Pets welcome
- Baby sitter
- High chair
- Table d'hôtes
- Hair dryer
- With swimming pool
Set in outstanding scenery overlooking the Viaur Gorge this beautifully restored former farmhouse offers traditional architecture whilst providing all the modern comforts of home. The property is one of three gites located on a farm complex which is on the edge of a small hamlet. The hamlet is located on the border of the Aveyron and Tarn departments offering easy access to all that these fabulously unspoilt departments have to offer.
- Meadows and woodland
Restaurants, food & wine
There is a large range of restaurants within 20 minutes travel time. These range from simple local establishments to a reknown Michelin 1 star in Sauveterre de Rouergue. We offer a drop off and pick up service (for a small cover fee)if you prefer to enjoy the delights of the local wines without having to worry about driving to the restaurants. There is a new very good restaurant in Naucelle - L'Aromatique but you do have to book in advance as they are very busy.
Situated half way between the historic departmental cities of Rodez and Albi means easy access to both of these fabulous cities which provide wonderful architecture, rambling backstreets and dozens of pavement cafes and restaurants to suit all pockets. In the immediate area are a number of bastide towns, Sauveterre, Monesties, and of course the well know Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Walking -The countryside around the property offers superb walking environments with a whole wealth of flora and fauna. Waymarked paths are accessible from the property.
Cycling - not for the novice, but the quiet country roads offer serious cyclists an ideal area to explore.
Children - we are 20mins from the Cap de Couverte complex - an amazing convertion of a disused opencast mine, offering dryslope skiing, skateboard/bike park, luge, longest zip -line ride in europe,swimming, horseriding and waterskiing. 15mins from a large lake offering a beach, supervised swimming areas, windsurfing, sailing, fishing + canoeing. 4 mins away from Viaur river for fishing and canoes to hire. There are numerous animal parks and small zoos in easy reach, including the unique Micropolis insect park. There are local horse riding schools for trekking. And during the high season there is a market available on a daily basis at one of the nearby towns, including nocturnal farmers markets.
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Water sports
We offer a number of additional services which can help to make your stay that bit easier. You can select a first shop service so that food can be ready waiting for you in the gite, order a welcome meal so there is no worry for the first evening (serves 6 - 60€), have a night off cooking by ordering the Table d’Hote, (25€ per head) book a babysitter to go off and enjoy that Michelin Meal. (There are small charges to cover costs of these additional services to be paid locally).
If you don’t know the area it is well worth the effort to discover. If you have been already - then it speaks for itself. Ripe for tourism but as yet unspoilt, our visitors are amazed at how much there is to do and see here - and yet you remain in a very traditional unique area of rural France.
Additional price info and offers
Low season 1st Jan to 25 May 26th Oct to 21 Dec
mid season 26 May to 2nd July 31st Aug to 26 Oct
High season 2nd July to 31st Aug
Towels, Bed linen
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 30.00
Availability of 'Coquelicot L’Oustal du Viaur'
Julie Butters has last updated the calendar on 14 Jan 2019