Stone holiday cottage overlooking Lot Valley - MV002851_B

Vieillevie (17km from Entraygues-sur-Truyere), Aveyron, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MV002851_B Advertiser since: 17 February 2011

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Cantou Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Le Cantou Beautiful Stone Cottage with Stunning Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

On the southern tip of Cantal overlooking the Lot Valley, Le Cantou sleeps 4 and offers quality accommodation, peace and solitude all year round.
Bought as ruins, Le Cantou 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 living area is comfortably furnished, bright and airy with views from the south facing windows.
A wood burning stove in the Cantou fireplace and radiators make this cottage ideal for a winter break. Logs are provided as are books, cds and dvds for those idle moments! Wi-fi is also available as is satellite TV with British and Continental channels.
The fitted oak kitchen is equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
The upstairs bedroom in the cottage has exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling, king-sized bed, and en suite bathroom with corner bath, hand shower, wc and hand basin.
The bedroom on the lower ground floor has twin beds and a large en suite shower room with walk-in shower, wc and hand basin.
Outside, the cottage has a south facing terrace and a larger, shadier terrace for those very hot days. BBQ, sunloungers, tables and chairs complete your summer eating experience.
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. Please enquire about Special offers when booking both cottages.
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 drive 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 40 mins 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

The kitchen is furnished to the highest standard with traditional oak kitchen units, fridge, hob, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. A breakfast bar separates this area from the comfortably furnished lounge/dining area which also has a beautiful Cantou fireplace with a wood burning stove.

Living rooms

Comfortably furnished with traditional Cantou fireplace and woodburner.


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


The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. The twin bedroom has an ensuite shower room with a beautiful walk-in shower, toilet and basin


Wood burning stove and radiators. Logs provided in winter.


Satellite television with British and Continental channels, wi-fi and books.

Garden and outside

The cottage has a south facing terrace with table and chairs and a shadier, north facing terrace with BBQ, table and chairs for those hot summer days.

Parking and garages

The cottages are situated on a quiet, no through road and there is private off-road parking for our guests.

Visitor suitability

Please 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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