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Character Farmhouse with Private Pool for your use only

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

PICTURESQUE RURAL LOCATION - HIGH QUALITY FACILITIES - ENCLOSED PRIVATE GARDEN

‘Les Portails’ is a converted farmhouse with an open sided barn located in a tiny hamlet, conveniently situated for local shopping, sporting facilities and sites of historical and cultural interest. Behind the distinctive arched wooden gates feast your eyes on the rolling hills of the Aveyron countryside and absorb its natural beauty and tranquillity.

The house has been carefully restored and furnished substantially in local traditional style retaining features such as exposed beams whilst offering high quality modern facilities. The large enclosed garden, which is not overlooked, is mostly laid to grass punctuated with trees, which can offer welcome shade in the sunny summer months. The swimming pool is located in the garden a few yards from the house and has its own patio for lounging in the sunshine.

A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND UNWIND OR HAVE AN ACTIVE HOLIDAY IF YOU PREFER.

The farmhouse has a ‘pigeonnier’, an attractive feature from bygone days when pigeon droppings were prized and sold for profit. There are no longer any pigeons and none of the accommodation is in the pigeonnier!

Accessible directly from the garden, the kitchen has a traditional fireplace with a wood burning stove, a large family dining table and chairs. The kitchen was completely refitted in 2013 with large built in oven, dishwasher and washing machine, induction hob and granite worktops. There is a large freestanding fridge/freezer and combination oven with microwave and grill. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped with cookware and plenty of tableware for eight people. This modern facility will suit those who just want to make a quick snack as well as the most enthusiastic of cooks.

The master bedroom opens off the kitchen with its own window onto the garden. This room has a double bed, wardrobe and bedside tables. Attached is the ensuite, which has a bath with shower over, basin, bidet and WC.

The first floor sitting room is directly accessible from the kitchen, via a locally crafted wooden staircase. It has beautiful views over the garden and hillsides and direct access to a terrace located on the south side of the house. The terrace also has stunning views and an electric awning to protect you from the sun. There is a sofa bed and other easy chairs in the sitting room as well as TV,DVD, HiFi and broadband internet and WiFi. The terrace has a garden table with chairs to seat eight and also has a separate external staircase leading to the garden.

The second and third bedrooms and the family shower room are individually accessible from the sitting room via a short corridor. Bedroom two has a double bed and bedroom three a double bed and two single beds. Each has ample hanging and cupboard space. The family shower room has an enclosed shower, basin and WC.

The open sided barn is directly accessible from the lane and is large enough to accommodate two or three cars. It is also a useful covered space for your children to play out of the sun or if you have a showery day. The traditional ‘cave’ opens off the barn and contains a large spare fridge/ freezer, bicycles and children’s toys.

‘Les Portails’ offers easy access to airports at Toulouse (2hrs - Aer Lingus, BA, easyJet, Jet 2 and Flybe), and Brive (2hrs - CityJet). Brive (2hrs Ryanair)

The A20 AutoRoute is just over an hours drive away and there are a multitude of non-motorway options for reaching the house.

The Aveyron is one of the largest Departements in France and is the least populated. The area is rich in historic, cultural. geographical and geological sites of interest, including the breath taking Gorges of the Aveyron and Tarn. Among the many nearby towns and villages to visit are Albi, Belcastel, Cordes, Conques, Najac, Rodez, Roquefort, Sauveterre, St Antonin, St Cirq Lapopie and Millau with its famous modern bridge. There are colourful local markets and wonderful local food and wine. Both local independent shops and supermarkets are available in Villefranche de Rouergue, eight miles away or more locally at La Fouillade (5 miles) and Sanvensa (2 miles). There are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets within fifteen minutes drive from the house.

There is a wide variety of sporting activities locally including canoeing, horse riding, fishing, tennis and golf. There are many possibilities for walkers in the unspoilt countryside. There is horse riding at Najac as well as canoeing. It is possible to take longer trips along the river from Lagepie to St Antonin.

There is a basic tennis court in Sanvensa and more in Najac, which also has a large open-air swimming pool. Albi and Rodez have excellent eighteen hole golf courses and there is a basic par three nine hole course with a driving range in Villefranche.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Thelma Durance
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Brive or Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sanvensa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Rodez
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
La Fouillade
Car: necessary

Sanvensa is the nearest village two miles away which has a bakers, a bar restaurant, a wine merchant and a hairdressers. La Fouillade is five miles away and has an excellent bakers, two bars, a butcher, a general store and a new Intermarche supermarket. In July and August La Fouillade has a small Saturday market for local producers of food and wine.

Villefranche de Rouergue is eight miles away. It is a ‘Bastide Royale’ or fortified town built by Alphonse de Poitiers during the hundred years war. The centre has a wide selection of traditional shops and the unmissable Thursday market in Place Notre Dame. Local people and tourists alike flock into town to buy local produce or just to absorb the wonderful atmosphere. There are also three hypermarkets as well as other out of town large shops.

The local wines are Cahors, Gaillac and Marcillac as well as other smaller producers. There are many restaurants in Villefranche as well as four in Najac and one in St Andre de Najac less than eight miles away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lunac in Aveyron

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The ensuite has a bath with shower over, wc, bidet and wash basin. This was completely refurbished in 2014. The upstairs shower room has an enclosed shower, wc & wash basin. Towels are provided for the bathrooms, BUT PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SWIMMING TOWELS.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family
    Sittingroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed in upstairs sitting room
  • 3 double bedrooms & Travel cot & sofa bed. Bedroom 1 On ground floor & en suite bathroom Bedroom 2 A cosy room views onto garden. Bedroom 3 A large room with a double and two single beds views to the north. Upstairs Sitting room Double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fly/ gnat screens are fitted on all windows & doors

Reviews

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Character Farmhouse with Private Pool for your use only
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

A great holiday

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quiet holiday home in a very rural area, but within easy reach of restaurants and supermarkets. The Gite had a stunning view of the surrounding countryside, and for most of the time the only sounds were the birds and insects. At night it was quiet and you could sit out watching the stars with no intrusive lights. The accommodation was absolutely fine, with all the facilities you could need, and very comfortable. We ate in and used restaurants in Najac and Villefranche, both only 15 minutes away by car. There is a supermarket only 5 minutes up the road, and Villefranche has everything you could need. We visited some of the cave sites north of here, and also found numerous prehistoric dolmen sites from the maps, and have fallen in love with the Bastides, so this proved to be a brilliant base for our adventures.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet, of the beaten track

  • 4 of 5

We spent two weeks in Oubax and liked it very much. The house is well off the beaten track and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The garden and pool are great and there is more than enough space to park your car and bikes. The kitchen is well equipped but lacks storage space and could do with a bigger bin (you have to separate your waste and have at least two bin bags at the same time but only one small bin). The sitting room upstairs feels a bit dated.

Thelma and John are very nice hosts and were always quick to answer emails. There is a lot to do and see nearby and we managed to rent mountain bikes for the time from the tourist information in Villefranche (delivered to the house).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Great holiday home in the lovely French countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday. The house is situated amongst very pretty countryside. All facilities in the house were great, including the pool. The house was very clean. Bakery is within five minutes drive, supermarket and another super bakery is 10-15mins drive. Lovely towns and villages to visit. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our house. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable holiday and loved the house and surroundings.
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4

Lovely fortnight in our favourite part of France

  • 4 of 5

Nice house in rural location. Lovely pool (with less lovely cover!) And garden with v beautiful views.

Well equipped kitchen though not much space to stow provisions outside the fridge.

Comfy beds. Very clean. Older property.

Good value for money. Excellent customer care and good communication from helpful owners.

We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our home away from home. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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5

Charming house in a lovely spot.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of our stay in this charming house. The pool is fantastic and completely private.

The surrounding countryside is absolutely stunning and nowhere near as crowded or touristy as the Dordogne.

We found lots to do in the area to keep adults and kids fully amused. The highlight for all of us was canoeing on the River Aveyron.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Peaceful rural holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The description on Owners Direct is fully accurate: a large farmhouse with modern kitchen and bathrooms, well-equipped and ideal for one or more families. The location is quiet and there is a large pool in the huge garden with views over the countryside. Supermarkets etc are within a short drive, as are many charming and interesting market towns & villages. The owners provide comprehensive information and advice for guests, with suggestions for eating out. Internet wifi is included. We had a lovely holiday and have no hesitation in recommending it to others. Alan & Sue Taylor, Lincolnshire.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Alan and Sue. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at our house. We are really grateful to you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Kindest regards , John and Thelma
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Lunac, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Mid Season
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The rent is for 8 people. Any number over 8 is subject to additional rent by prior agreement.
Arrival 16:00 on the first Saturday departure 11:00 on the last Saturday.
Guests should leave the house clean and tidy.
Guests should replace broken crockery, glass, etc.
We strongly advise you to take out cancellation insurance.

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