House for holiday let on River Lot

Bouillac (11km from Capdenac-Gare), Aveyron, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MV004171 Advertiser since: 27 May 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Les Saules Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 2 people additional beds, but limits space

About this property

Charming 4 Bed House, Private Pool, Pretty Setting. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Les Saules is a charming 4 bed village house on the banks of the River Lot. It has a 10m x 4.5m pool, a large terrace and a balcony overlooking the river, perfect for outdoor living. The village has its own bakery so you can eat fresh bread, croissants and delicious pastries everyday except Mondays. There are also 2 bars/restaurants within walking distance.
 
Les Saules is a big house, ideal for extended families, 2 families sharing or a group of friends. The living accomodation is on the first floor, so there are great views over the pool, garden and river valley. The sitting room cum dining area is light and airy and has 2 sets of frenchdoors opening out onto the balcony where you'll find the bbq, just waiting to be lit. The bbq is not far from the kitchen (or the cold beer or rose in the fridge!). There is a modern, fitted full kitchen with all mod cons, including microwave, dishwasher and coffee-machine. There are comfortable sofas that seat 8, table and dining chairs for 8 people and a large  plasma tv with French and English channels. Wi-fi is available and is free of charge. We have a large library of family dvds, books and inside and outside toys. There is climbing equipment, a swing and a trampoline to keep the children (or the young at heart!) happy.
 
There are 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs; 2 doubles with kingsize beds and 2 twin rooms. We provide baby equipment free of charge. Each bedroom has built in cupboards and lots of storage space. The downstairs rooms have a connecting door, so great for families with young children.
 
There is a large garden with lovely river valley views. Les Saules has a garage with parking for 1 car and a large driveway where you could park another 4 cars if you wanted to. The garden is fully enclosed and the pool has an alarm, and a surrounding fence. This is a no smoking property and we don't accept pets.
 The house is on the Lot/Aveyron border and is within easy driving distance of the local supermarkets, vibrant markets and the many delightful and interesting tourist attractions. This area has beautiful countryside, interesting museums, charming towns and villages and lots of summer fetes! If you like watersports there are lots of rivers and man-made lakes in the area and you can fish at the bottom of the garden, or hire a canoe from the village boat club. There are some superb (and great value) local restaurants, which we are happy to recommend.
 
This is a very safe area and an ideal place to spend your holidays relaxing and having fun with family or friends. You can get away from it all if you want to, or you can have an active and exciting time. Book your holiday at Les Saules and come and discover the Aveyron, it is a truly wonderful place.
 
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer (there is also a second fridge-freezer downstairs in the garage), coffee-machine. Loads of pots and pans, baking equipment etc. It has everything you need and probably more than you expect!

The washing machine and tumbledryer are downstairs in the laundry room where you'll also find cleaning equipment.

Living rooms

Light and airy with direct access to the balcony overlooking the river. Comfortable seating for 8 people. 42 inch plasma tv. Wi-fi.

Bedrooms

Four bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twins. Doubles have kingsize beds. The downstairs bedrooms have an adjoining (lockable) door and direct access to the garden. All the bedrooms have generous wardrobe and drawer space and we provide plenty of coat hangers!

Bathrooms

There is a family bathroom upstairs with a spa bath, shower and sink. There is a separate toilet upstairs. There is a shower room with a toilet downstairs. The shower room has direct access to the garden so it's easy to shower when you come in from the pool.

Heating

There is oil fired central heating and we also have a woodburner for early spring, late autumnal or winter breaks.

Entertainment

There are village fetes all over the area in July and August, often offering free concerts, discos, carnivals and local food and drink. There are all manner of activities available, including donkey festivals, food and wine fairs, fireworks, medieval reenactments, open air concerts, antique fairs and car boot sales. There are museums, vibrant markets, quaint towns, castles and animal parks to visit. You can go walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, rock climbing, or canoeing in the area. There are local cinemas and theatres and lots of wonderful bars and restaurants where you can while away the hours. There's a water park at Figeac with water slides.

Garden and outside

Large garden with large pool and sunterrace. The garden has climbing equipment, a swing and a trampoline. The pool cupboard has lots of outdoor toys to play with. There are recliners, outdoor tables and chairs. There's a washing line. The garden is fully enclosed by a fence and two gates. The pool is also enclosed and it has an alarm.

Parking and garages

Single garage with parking for 1 car and then you can park 3 or 4 cars on the private driveway outside the house.

Visitor suitability

Great place for friends, or families, or couples. The living accommodation is on two floors so visitors must be able to climb stairs, or be helped up the stairs.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide bed linen and bath mats. Towels are an optional extra, but you are free to bring your own. We give you a welcome pack of basic essentials to help get your holiday off to a good start. We'll come and clean the pool every Wednesday and Saturday and if you are staying more than one week, we'll bring you clean linen and take away the soiled linen. We live about 18km away and are on hand if you need us, but we won't bother you if you don't.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Capdenac
Distance: 11 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch, roach,
Name of nearest fishing location: Lot - bottom of the garden

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Villefranche or Rodez
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Asprieres
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.3 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Marcillac

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: SuperLioran
Distance: 65 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Bouillac

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Marcillac
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner, Mrs Frances Lewis

Married with one daughter. Hard and diligent worker passionate about customer service and making sure all our clients enjoy their stay with us.<br/>

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Lovely part of the world to spend your holidays in a safe, relaxing and fun setting.
Unique benefits of property Home from home, very well equipped with lots of extras to keep everyone happy. There is indoor and outdoor play equipment for the children, an extensive book and dvd library and a very well equipped kitchen. There is lots of outside living space for you to enjoy the lovely views and warm sunshine. The pool is big enough and deep enough for serious swimming or family fun. Free wi-fi for those who can't survive without it. The house is spacious and homely and we guarantee you'll feel at home the moment you arrive, just as we do every time we come back.

The Owner Recommends

Animal Park at Gramat

Between Rocamadour and Padirac, the Gramat Animal Park is a great day out for all the family. There are more than 40 acres of shady Causse in the heart of the Quercy National Park. There are over 150 different species of wild and domestic animals that you can watch at leisure. There are wide footpaths and a children's play area. The cafe offers refreshments and a good family lunch.

Belcastel

Beautiful medieval town on the river. There's a small chateau to explore, some wonderful walks and great cafes. There is a Michelin starred family owned restaurant (well worth a visit), but you need to book ahead. The night markets at Belcastel are really good fun.

Cahors

Lovely city with famous fortress bridge - the Pont Valentre, one of the finest examples of Medieval defensive architecture in France.

Conques - World Heritage Site

Beautiful medieval village and a World Heritage Site and a lovely day out.

Figeac

Handsome town on the banks of the Cele River. Lots of free activities in summer, great restaurants and bars, Champollian museum, bustling market on Saturday mornings. There are some great outdoor musical events (usually free) and lots of activities for the children throughout the summer and other school holidays. There is also a public lido and a boating lake on the outskirts of town.

Gorges du Tarn

Extraordinarily beautiful and impressive canyons.

Gouffre de Padirac

Stunning underground caves near Rocamodour, includes an underground walking tour and boat trip.

Grotte de Peche Merle

Painted historic caves, beautiful because of its combination of art and natural beauty. There's a great educational display of ancient life as well as the fascinating cave tour.

Hire a canoe or pedaloe

From the boat club in the village. You can rent them for a couple of hours or go on an all day trip.

Jungle Gym and paint-balling near Figeac

The jungle gymn is in a shady forest setting and offers activity and challenge for all ages. There is a small course for 'little people' and several graduated courses for people over 1m 30, both young and old. The staff are friendly and care about your safety. They speak English and French. You can easily spend a whole day here hanging out in the trees with the whole family. Take a picnic lunch as you will need to top up your energy. After day out here, everyone sleeps soundly!

Night Markets

There are night markets all over the area - Capdenac, Peyrus le roc, Belcastel, Figeac etc. You basically go and choose something delicious to eat from a range of stalls; starter, main course, dessert and wine or beer and you sit down in the middle of the village and eat to your heart (or your stomach)'s content. The atmosphere is great. The night markets are usually buzzing.

Rambling

There are lots of wonderful walks in the area and best of all, you don't even have to get in the car. You can wander directly out of the garden gate and do a couple of circular walks which can take as long, or as little time as you like. Pack a picnic lunch and put on your walking shoes for a healthy family day out.

Rocamadour

France's second most visited place of pilgrimage, beautiful place with lots of interesting things to see and do.

Villefranche de Rouergue

Interesting and pretty town with the biggest market in the Aveyron (Thursday mornings). There are some great restaurants here and lots of free activities in summer.

Villeneuve sur Lot

Medieval town with half-timbered houses, great restaurants, brocantes and Medieval festival in high summer.