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Lovely Stone Farmhouse Shaded By Chestnut Trees with Private Pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

near Villeneuve d'Aveyron, Occitanie, Peaceful Village within Easy Reach of Historic Market Towns

The house is a restored 19th century farmhouse built of local stone. As is typical of the area, a small flight of stone steps leads up to the terrace and the upper ground floor living area which you enter through a fine old oak door. The sun rises on this side of the house and sets over the field on the other side. It is a delight to take breakfast on the terrace in the morning sun. The 10m by 5m (salt water) pool is overlooked by the terrace. The huge light and airy attic is accessed by a spiral staircase from the living area and by an outdoor wooden staircase leading from the ground floor up the side of the house. It is a 10 minute drive along country roads to Villeneuve, 20 minutes to Villefranche de Rouergue (Thursday market) and half an hour to Figeac (Saturday market). A 15 minute drive takes you to Cajarc (Saturday afternoon market) and the Lot River. The local wines from Cahors (red) and Gaillac (red, white and rose) are excellent and inexpensive.

Diana Martin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2017

About Diana Martin

I love travelling and I love France. We have had the house since 1991 and have had many wonderful family holidays there. Friends have often come to stay with us there and some come year after year.

I have a husband and 4 children, now grown up and the house and area have been a memorable part of their childhood and adolescence.

Diana Martin purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Diana Martin chose Aveyron

We bought the property in this area because we were attracted to the untouristy rural qualities of the region, and because we had good French friends who also loved it. The surrounding landscape is fresh and green and yet long hot summers are usually the rule.

The village can be accessed from Toulouse airport (2 hours away), or by car from any of the ferry ports. It is about a 10 hour drive from Caen ferry port. There are also railway stations in the nearby towns.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet of the village, the clear night sky full of stars, the liveliness of the market towns, the availability of good food and wine.

The house has a great deal of character which is not easy to describe, but which many people find very attractive. It feels like a much loved home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments from last summer's guests included `We have enjoyed your house, balcony and garden and the peaceful village and surrounding countryside... there is much to see but without the hordes, even in high season' PW 17 - 31/7/10

`Gorgeous house, lovely living space, made use of the outdoor kitchen in the rain. I'm sure we will come again' GC 31/7 - 6/8/10

`We had a wonderful and magical time. The regions and surrounding towns are stunning and rich in beauty. The house is fantastic.' L and P 16-23/8/10

`Thanks, it was a great stay. The children loved the pool and we all enjoyed the summer kitchen on the warmest days of the week. The surrounding villages are lovely, and the village has its own particular charm....We would gladly come back. G and S 23-31/8/10
Mar 2010
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A deposit paid by cheque of 100 pounds secures the booking with the remainder paid in full one month before the booked period.

Changeover Day:
This is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Reduction for more than 2 weeks. There is a flat charge of 50 pounds to cover cost of washing bedlinen and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ols-et-Rinhodes in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 next to bathroom with shower and loo. Separate loo next to it; bedroom 2, 3, 4 share upstairs shower room with loo. Bedroom 5 has en-suite shower room and loo. Utility room on ground floor has shower, basin and loo.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) plus attic space Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and hand basin, next to shower room and 2 loos. Bedroom 2 in attic: double bed and 2 singles. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 above, double futon and 1 single bed. Bedroom 5 ground floor: double bed and en-suite.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The thick stone walls and wooden shutters keep the house cool in the summer. There are also standing fans, and ceiling fans in 2 of the attic bedrooms. The house is our second family home and our children and the children of friends have always enjoyed being there as the property has lots of character and there are plenty of areas to roam. In September 2010 our daughter and her husband had spectacular wedding celebrations in the house and grounds with 130 guests. Outside: There is a large table with benches and chairs on the terrace, also umbrellas. The private swimming pool is a rectangular 10x5m accessed by steps in one corner. There is a solar heated shower by the pool. There are plenty of plastic outdoor chairs and a plastic table which can be used by the pool. There are 6 pool loungers. There is an outdoor table tennis table. The small barn which houses the spacious summer kitchen adds a lovely indoor/outdoor area for cooking and eating. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron, shower, sink and loo. Fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There are plenty of towels and linen, including spares for changing after one week. The house is cleaned before and after occupation, or during by arrangement. Other: There is a DVD player in the attic. It is a useful extra living and sleeping area. Close to the house is a spacious summer kitchen with hob, sink with hot and cold water, table and chairs for 12 plus. Lovely views of barn and chestnut trees.

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