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Gites With Pool, and views Between The Auvergne Mountains & The River Lot - Gite 2 La Belle Chataigne (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Gite 2 La Belle Chataigne (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)

Attached to Gite 1

Double room en-suite (shower/wc).

Twin bedroom.

Bedroom small with bunk beds.

2 double banquettes in lounge giving poss 3 extra people. By arrangement only.

1 family shower room (shower/wc.)

Lounge area. TV/DVD/ showing English Satelite.

Kitchen (all utensils tea/coffee maker, cups, plates, glasses, etc. Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob.

Dining area with table and chairs.

Heating in all rooms.

Outside patio under pergola with table and chairs.

Barbecue. Own car parking space.

Entrance to pool with loungers and parasols.

outside swing and slide for toddler to 10 year olds shared by both gites.

New for 2014 onsite gift shop/tea & Coffee home made products, Brocante, clothes & much more.

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About the property


Delightfully situated in a tranquil rural setting. Both gites are fully equipped and furnished to a high standard and personally prepared for you by the owners. Combined the two adjoining Gites offer a unique arrangement for up to 10 friends and family to enjoy independent living space when required. Also suitable for couples/retired with it's peaceful surroundings. Alongside there is a beautiful pool for you to enjoy. The property is situated down a quiet country lane and the views all around us are of rolling fields where local farmers graze there cattle and woodland filled with wildlife, it is truly beautiful all through the year.

Watch the birds of prey overhead & at night gaze at the sky with it's abundance of stars, truly beautiful. The river Lot in the Aveyron is just 20 minutes drive away, with lot's of activities for all the family to enjoy. During the summer months there are lot's of local festivals, Bastille day is one of the most spectacular, with a meal on the river bank at Grand Varb, music & dancing & a fantastic firework display.

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Gary & Denise Stephens
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2018

About Gary & Denise Stephens

After many visits over many years to France, it was perhaps fate that we would move here. Many people dream of living the dream, Denise and I decided to follow ours. And jumped in with both feet. We believe we have found our little piece of heaven here in the Cantal, a lovely old farmhouse with two superb gites, a large swimming pool, and the most delightful views over the countryside you could possibly ask for. Denise and I both like to explore and we are centrally placed to reach the Med, Spain and even Italy. I love the garden and to try to play my guitar, while Denise loves art and is eager to re-ignite her passion for painting. We both have grown up children back in the UK who love to visit, just hr from Rodez. we love where we live and look forward to it bewitching all our guests.

Gary & Denise Stephens purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Gary & Denise Stephens chose Junhac

One minute high on the mountain tops then down again in the valleys and never far from cascading streams and yet beautiful meadows and forests all around. Deep rusty brown Salers Cattle graze and the new roads through the hills and lack of traffic on the roads make this area a pleasure to drive in. Experience the bustle of the local markets and fetes. The beautiful warm (30°) plus summers, balmy evenings, fresh clear clean air, peace and quiet and what is becoming rare indeed in the UK, lots and lots of space. both the spring and autumns vibrant colours make you just stop and catch your breath. And then in winter,you can still sit and eat outside and enjoy alpine blue skies with bright sunshine and the most spectacular sunsets. It makes this truly a special region all year round.

What makes this apartment unique

Gites one and two both benefit from being next to the pool with glorious views over uninterrupted countryside. Inside there are all the mod cons you should need which include washing machines, dishwashers microwaves, over and above the equipment that you would expect to have normally. There is a games room underneath where you can enjoy a game of darts or ping pong on the full sized table tennis table. There is space to play Boule or to just kick back and laze by the pool. Both gites have a TV (BBC FREESAT) with DVD , if you wish to have a night in there are barbecues and the local good red wine, MARCILLAC is certainly worth sampling. we are only 3km from Montsalvy, where you have all types of shop and the nearest large town is Aurillac which is only 25 mins away.

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Booking Notes:
If you wish to make an enquiry or booking please go to our website where all booking and payment details are given.

We do ask for an immediate deposit of 50% and the balance payable no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Payments should be in Euros please. We have to charge a banking fee of £35 per transaction for payments in sterling. Sorry

There will also be a refundable cash security deposit of €150 returned on departure.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are Saturday to Saturday. Arrivals no earlier than 4pm.
Departures by 10am please. During low season times are by arrangement.

We also require a cash security deposit (refundable of €150) payable on arrival and refunded on departure.

Notes on prices:
April, May, June, September and October. Concessions for 2 person occupancy
Email us for details.


Accommodation and facilities for Gite 2 La Belle Chataigne (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)in Junhac in Cantal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Set of Bunkbeds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Duvets/ Pillows. Towels (please bring your own towels for pool). For more information and details please see weblink. Outside: An 11x5.5m swimming pool is to be found adjacent to the gites with parasols and sun loungers. There is also games room with table tennis and darts. The views are beautiful all around. The area is known as the chataigneraie which comes from the sweet chestnut trees which were grown in the middle ages to form a staple diet in that time and there are many examples of its uses in the local surroundings. Birds including various tits and finches jays, woodpeckers, (green and spotted) nuthatches and buzzards circling on the thermals are all common visitors here. If you are quiet you can sometimes see the deer which live in the woods and if you are really lucky a wild boar. Or perhaps as you doze in the sun you may spy the beautiful red squirrels with their almost jet black tails helping themselves to the last of your barbecue tit bits.


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Gite 2 La Belle Chataigne (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We received a lovely welcome from Gary and Denise - wine and home-made bread was a lovely touch!

The setting for the gite is stunning, it was immaculately presented and has everything that you could want including very comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen.

The views from the bedrooms and terrace were wonderful and time spent by the lovely pool was much enjoyed.

Our three boys (11, 14 and 15) really enjoyed the pool and the games room – everyone’s table tennis skills have improved no end!

We were joined on our holiday by our parents who rented the attached gite (Le Coin Perdu) next door. This worked out really well, as we were able to go next door for a meal on the terrace, or invite them over to ours for breakfast, etc.

In summary, we loved it! We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this beautiful location, and hope to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. Denise works really hard to ensure that the gites are spotless for our guests. We have the good fortune to live in one of the most beautiful regions in France. It gives us great pleasure when guests are as impressed with the property and surrounding countryside, as we still are in now what is our 4th year here. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and you will be warmly welcomed should you wish to return.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Rodez-Marcillac 1hr 10 mins
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Junhac x2
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Gare sncf Aurillac 30 mins
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Super Lioran 1 hr
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We have not provided any special interest breaks as yet.

But if you want to hold a writing or art seminar here or maybe a retreat week then please contact us with your requirements. Its a very paintable area and peace for writing or just taking time out.

Cyclist love this area as it is indeed very challenging, with the tour de France often going through the area.

kayaking on the river Lot.

Great for walkers.

We held a Karate camp here as there is so much to challenge the active person with a new village hall, large enough to accommodate a squad for training.


Centrally located we are only 2hrs 30 mins from the Mediterranean at Montpellier. If you are here for two weeks why not make an early start one day do the beach thing then return and spend the next lazing by the pool.


Stansted to Rodez 1hr 30min flight then 1hr by road to Lagarde. Toulouse and Montpellier all between 2.30 to3hrs away.

By car it is around 12 hrs from Calais it is doable in a day, but most of our guests stop over en route, around Orleans. Eurostar runs between London Paris, then take SNCF to Aurillac 32 km away we could then arrange to collect from there.


Our local village is Junhac 2km away a pretty little village with two bars. Montsalvy is a bigger town,with all amenities 3.5km away.

The county town is Aurillac which is a nice little university town lots of well behaved youngsters give a vibrant feel. It is the centre for umbrella making in France. Entraygues is just across the border in the Aveyron about 20 min from us a pleasant little village on the river. Figeac is only 20 miles away in the Dordogne and has a bustling market on Saturdays

Further Details:

There is a bank in Montsalvy and a very nice restaurant at the Auberge Fluerie, not cheap but excellent. or why not stop in one of the numerous little restaurants for the menu de jour for about 11 euros great value some include the wine. There is a market on Thursday, we have charcouteries and boulongeries there is also a spa just as you leave town. There are two garages. Also there is a library which has internet, and a Doctors surgery. In Aurillac there are the major supermarkets and anything you should require during the course of your stay. There is a Car Rallye in Marcillac during March but we have only seen the posters. There are miles and miles of roads for jogging or cycling, and the French have a love of this sport and even in the depths of winter you will see them of all ages up an down the roads in fact the Tour De France passes close by. Mountain climbing is possible and hill walking and mountain biking are all popular. Horse riding, fishing and kyaking are all possible along the miles of waterways, sitting in cafes and watching the world go by is a favourite pass time here. of course skiing snow boarding and snow walking are common in the winter.