WELCOME TO THIS PRESENTATION OF OUR HOUSE IN AVEYRON, IN MIDI-PYRENEES .
If you like it, you can rent it !
The AVEYRON department is a large one, mainly rural, with nice varied landscapes. Our house is on the western side, next to the TARN department, the river flowing at the foot of the hill being the border. It benefits from a nice climate in summer, sunny, yet not as hot as further south. Moreover, it's a woody area, so you can find some shade.
The cottage is about 120 km north of Toulouse. NAJAC, one of the labelled "most beautiful villages in france" (10 of them in Aveyron!) is only 15 km away; and the most famous example of"bastides" VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE 30 km away.
THE HOUSE :
The environment is exceptional : the house is located in a large woody park (7000m²), overlooking the wild valley of the Viaur river, benefiting from a rare priviledge: an unspoilt area, for lovers of nature, wilderness, absolute quietness.
Up to 8 people can be accomodated: 3 floors, 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting-rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 fitted kitchen, and A SAUNA! And, above all, a nice wooden terrace providing nice views on the garden and valley, ideal place to sunbathe, or listen to the numerous birds...Children will have plenty of space to play, build huts, and even shout!...
Since we bought it in 2002, we've kept renovating it ; it looks really nice now, and offers this combination of modern comfort and equipment with antique furniture and rustic looks that makes it so attractive.
Relaxing and enjoying the environment is a 24-hour pleasure; even at night, when you hear the river whisper, and the owl cry!
Yet, there are so many things to do! What do you like best? Discovering charming old houses, castles, villages... They are really numerous, and you will find it hard to say which one you like best ! Natural sites such as "the Viaur gorges, the Aveyron gorges " are worth a visit too. Not to mention the "Viaur" bridge, an old version of the "Millau" one, that you can also go and see on a day's trip.
If you wish, you can also join the LOT and DORDOGNE valleys, where there are lots of nice spots to see too.
Are you a sportive family? In the area, swimming, fishing, canoeing are recommended, as well as horse-riding. Also a climbing site in BAR, 5 km away. Of course,there are also lots of hiking-trails, actually you can start from the house! Skiing can be practised too! Even in summer, on a long artificial slope ! At a large outdoor leisure park, called "Cap'découverte", which offers various activities !
More specifically for children: a mini-golf, farm visits, an animal park; swimming-pool in Najac, or natural access to the river within 5 kms. Interested in caves? there are a few to visit too ...
A NICE SPOT FOR GOURMETS !
Aveyron is famous for the quality of its cuisine, mainly because of the attention paid by everyone to the ingredients used . So many good quality products are indeed available, on markets, directly in farms, or at restaurants. Specialities are often linked to pork , duck, and veal meats (a national label for the Aveyron's veal quality); this means you will easily taste delicious "foies gras", or "magrets", that the "patés" and ham you buy will disappear very quickly, because the bread is also delicious! And prices are reasonable!
FRANCE and ITS ROOTS
You may not be aware of it, but, being such a rural area, this part of France is still unspoilt; the people are still attached to their land and traditions, which have not changed much. Their way of life has not changed so much as in other parts of France, and their awareness of their environment surprising.
Well, there would be a lot more to say ! Please, send an e-mail for any further questions, I'll be pleased to answer. Detailed information and documents in English are available too.
To have a look at the photos of the house in the album on this site, click here
For more photos about this beautiful area, click here
You can also have a look at our other site strictly dealing with the house in Aveyron (in French, sorry), click here
SURPRISE! we also have a nice holiday house that can be rented in Brittany, in the COTES D'ARMOR département; learn more about it, click here
NEW (in 2013) ! some nice self-catering accomodation in Tours, for your visits to the LOIRE CASTLES ! For just one night or longer stays !
-The latest accomodation we have is in the city of Tours, in the département Indre-et-Loire , the region's name is CENTRE; the touristic area is called Touraine and Loire valley.The name of the flat (on the ground floor of a house) is "L'Ermitage". For two people (plus baby) only . And from2016 another flat, on the first and second floor of the same house , to accomodate up to 6 people ! Rented together you can be eight people staying at the same address! !
more information about our apartments in Tours HERE
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