Stone holiday cottage overlooking Lot Valley - MV002851_A

Vieillevie (17km from Entraygues-sur-Truyere), Aveyron, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MV002851_A Advertiser since: 17 February 2011

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison du Four Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

One of 2 Beautiful Stone Cottages, Stunning Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

On the southern tip of Cantal overlooking the Lot Valley, La Maison du Four sleeps 4 and offers quality accommodation, peace and solitude all year round.
Bought as ruins, La Maison Four is one of 2 cottages that have been skillfully and beautifully renovated to retain original features including exposed walls, beams and a Cantou fireplace. The thick stone walls and traditional lauze roof ensure cool interiors in the summer and warmth in the winter.
The spacious living area is comfortably furnished, bright and airy with views from south facing windows.
A woodburning stove in the Cantou fireplace and radiators make the cottage ideal for a winter break. Logs are provided as are books, cd's and dvd's for those idle moments! Wi-fi is available as is satelite television providing British and Continental channels.
The fitted oak kitchen is equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
The upstairs bedroom has exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling, king size bed and en suite bathroom with corner bath, hand shower, wc and handbasin.
The bedroom on the lower ground floor has twin beds and an en suite shower room with wc and hand basin.
Outside, the cottage has south facing terraces with patio furniture, bbq and lovely views over the beautiful Lot Valley.
For larger parties our 2 cottages, situated next door to each other, are ideal. Although 2 completely independent properties, Le Cantou and La Maison du Four are ideal booked together for a larger family or group of up to 8.
Local area
This little known part of the Lot Valley is stunning all year round, its slopes clad in cherry, oak and chestnut and the Lot River meandering through beautiful towns and villages.
The riverside village of Vieillevie, 2 minutes from our cottages, has a chateau, an excellent restaurant and a shop which supplies all daily requirements.
Where the Lot meets the Truyere there is the small, medieval town of Entraygues-sur-Truyere which is a must to visit and which has a weekly market in its leafy square.
The world renowned site of Conques, on the route to St Jacques de Compostella is nearby and there are many of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ to explore.
Locally there are numerous well marked walks and trails – our Welcome Pack supplies details and maps.
The River Lot is famous for canoeing and fishing. Canoes and kayaks may be hired nearby and afford a unique view of this stunning valley.
There is a horse riding centre nearby and 2 golf courses within an hour's drive.   
It is an ideal area for those seeking tranquillity but close to vibrant towns such as Aurillac with its international street festival in August, Figeac with its connections to Champollion and Rodez with its medieval Cathedral and streets.
Throughout the summer months there are festivals, fetes, brocantes or markets somewhere in the vicinity.
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Kitchen and dining

Spacious living/kitchen area.The focal point of the lounge is a beautiful Cantou fireplace with wood burning stove. Traditionally designed in oak, the kitchen is equipped with fitted oven, hob, fridge and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided.

Living rooms

Comfortably furnished with traditional Cantou fireplace and woodburner.


One twin bedroom with en suite shower and wc, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom.


There is an en suite bathroom with bath, basin and toilet for the master bedroom and an en suite shower room with shower, basin and toilet for the second bedroom.


Wood burning stove and radiators. Logs provided in winter.


British and Continental satellite television, wi-fi, dvd and books.

Garden and outside

Both cottages have south facing terraces with furniture and barbecue. Le Cantou also has a shadier, north facing terrace for those hot summer days.

Parking and garages

The cottages are situated on a private, no through road and we have a large, private parking area which is off road.

Visitor suitability

Enquire with the owners.

Information about any additional facilities

There are fabulous view within a short walking distance. The cottages are close to the river for swimming and canoeing and there are many excellent walks.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Distance: 50 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lot
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Foret de Sansac, Labladade
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme Equestre du Badour
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 50 km


Name of nearest resort: Le Lioran
Distance: 50 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Camin d'Olt GR65


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Vidalie, Le Port, Vieillevie
Distance: 3 km

The Owner Recommends


The River Lot is ideal for canoeing and kayaking and there are two starting points within 20 minutes of the cottages.


Conques is a truly beautiful, medieval village on the route to St Jacques de Compostelle.

Nearest restaurant

La Terrasse in the local village of Vieillevie (2 mins). This superb restaurant offers an extensive menu on the wisteria covered terrace. There are many other excellent restaurants nearby.


There are many marked footpaths either from the cottages or within a short driving distance. Each walk affords wonderful views of this beautiful area.

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