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Manor East Wing. Aveyron-Cantal. Stunning Views Over River Lot, Sleeps 6.

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Manor House near Entraygues Overlooking River Lot, Cantal- Aveyron, Midi Pyrenees - Beautifully Restored Historic Manor House, Pool, Gardens, Wildlife, Walking

Set in a tranquil rural location, in the mid reaches of the Lot valley, on the boarders of Aveyron & Cantal this historic manor house sits above the meandering waters of the beautiful river lot with panoramic views across the wooded valley.

The house is situated above the hamlet of Le port, 5 minutes drive from the village of Vieillevie 5 miles west of the medieval village of Entraygues in the Aveyron department. This area is the most beautiful stretch of the lot valley.

Unspoiled by tourism, the region offers the mountains, gorges and valleys of the southern tip of the Cantal and Aveyron departments we have miles of designated footpaths abundant with flowers and wildlife, historic medieval villages such as Conques and Estaing; fine chateaux and the attractive towns of Rodez and Aurillac.

The immediate area is a recognized center for walking and canoeing. Some walks lead direct from the house and Le port has its own canoe school . In summer fetes and spectacles are arranged locally.

More Details

Property Manager
malcolm lucas
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About malcolm lucas

We are a husband & wife team running the business and living in the West wing of Blanadet and from time to time get help from our family.

Skipping though the years we have been in the holiday leisure industry since the early 70s, first in South Wales with holiday cottages letting, due to family reasons we relocated on the Thames with a small marina and a hire boat operation, early 90s we started a Beach Restaurant on the east coast, late 90s moved to France for a calmer life, began restoring holiday property for English owner and realized it would be a good time in our lives to run a B&B but now prefer to host self catering.

malcolm lucas purchased this chateau / country house in 1998

Why malcolm lucas chose Vieillevie

We purchased Blanadet Manior in the mid reaches of the Lot Valley about 15 year ago and started the renovation work. It has been a long road to get the property back to its original state, we have updated to modern standards and retained the original fabric and features. We enjoy living in the west wing of this huge house, the new self catering unit is our currant project, still get time to relax round our swimming pool and garden. Vivian is a keen gardener and raises most of the plants from seeds and cuttings in the green house, while Malcolm is kept busy with grounds & building maintenance. We both have an interest in cooking and spend many hour preparing meals for our guest's. Having lived in France for 18 year as you would expect we know most of the restaurants & places of interest.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

At your service:

Child Minding.

As we live on site we are more than happy to keep an eye on your children while go go for an evening meal.

Grocery List.

Should you need any supplies on your arrival we will arrange this with your email list.


You will have access to our washing machines for your laundry .


There is plenty of parking available adjacent to your accommodation but please arrange with us if you expect to arrive with more than 2 cars.


We will, by special arrangement, prepare meals for you to enjoy in your dining room or BBQ down at our outdoor kitchen by the pool. (3 course starting price 25 euro)

Air-Port collection.

Should you decide to fly to Rodez airport it is no problem to collect you from there.

We are pleased to help with any requests

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Malcolm and Vivian

We had a wonderful time in Blanadet. It was the most relaxing holiday we have had for many years!

We immediately felt at home and didn't really want to leave after the two weeks.

This was partly because you made us so welcome and partly because the house itself had a very calming effect.

We loved just lazing about by the pool but also enjoyed our visits to the surrounding countryside and medieval villages and towns... very different from other parts of France where we have stayed in the past.

Many thanks.

Cherry and Roger

Hi Malcolm/Vivienne

Blanadet House: Highly Recommend

Stayed for 2 weeks over June/July with 2 young kids & 4 adults with great weather 26 - 34 c. The house was absolutely wonderful we stayed in 3 huge beautiful bedrooms, BBQ down by the swimming pool. The owners were very helpful & not intrusive at all highly recommend, loads to see and do within a short drive, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

Vicky Butler
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Vieillevie in Cantal

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have en-suite shower, toilet, and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 or 6 (2/3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double, Bedroom 2 twin beds, Bedroom 3 double (optional) all rooms en-suite, walk-in-wardrobes, the rooms are approx 34sq m, panoramic views over swimming pool, garden and river Lot below, original chestnut beams are exposed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Blanadet is a 3 story property the accommodation is on the middle floor, at the entrance in the courtyard area it is ground level as we are a sloping site. The 3 bedrooms are over 34sqm facing south overlook the swimming pool and garden, all rooms have walk-in wardrobes, en-suite shower, toilet and washbasins.We will by arrangement provide a cote for you young children. At the rear the kitchen dinning room is split level with the lounge-garden room over looking the courtyard. Your swimming pool may be used from time to time by the owners how live on site in the west wing of Blanadet. The property is situated on a minor commune road so you will not be disturbed at night, come to that not in the day time ether! Our central heating is normally turned on between October and March. Outside: Set in attractive south-facing terraced gardens, the artistically landscaped pool (shared with owners) and wooden sun decks are surrounded by flowers and trees. The grounds provide both sun and shade and breath taking views across the countryside. They also create the perfect setting for al-fresco summer dinning and barbecues. There are sunbeds and tables round the pool area and a refrigerator for your cold drinks. We are very pleased to see visitors enjoying a stroll round our grounds. If your interested in walking and wild life we have peaceful footpaths into the wooded valleys that leads directly form the property. Utility Room: You are able to use our on site laundry at Blanadet (no charge). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The price includes, cleaning, towels, linen and rooms are cleaned once a week .


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average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

The accomodation was great lots of space and idea

  • 5 of 5

The property was as good as the last time we had stayed. Malcom and Viv made us very welcome and were very helpful without being intrusive. Turning up with an extra person to our party and a travel sick child they were great, even finding a teddy replacement while they washed the much loved toy while we settled into our accommodation. We had a lovely week making full use of the pool and the beautiful area around. Thank you once again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to all the Woods hope we see you again this coming season. Malcolm & Viv
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A Month in the Manor...

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to spend 4 weeks in this perfectly tucked away medieval property. Not for the faint hearted, height wise, as you arrive on a single track road with a steep incline. Worth the worrying first drive up the 'hill' though, because the views are fabulous looking down over the river Lot. You really are in rural France at its best.

Malcolm and Viv were wonderful hosts, helping out in any way they could but managing to keep a discreet distance when appropriate. The pool is shared and Malcolm maintains it daily. There were plenty of loungers and seating areas with table and chairs. The tiered garden/grounds are a delight and with footpaths from the door the area is great for walking.

The entrance to the East Wing is behind their main entrance but it didn't concern us that we were in close proximity. The layout is extremely medieval with the huge, elegant bedrooms all entered via an outside covered balcony, which overlooked a delightful courtyard for our private use. The open plan kitchen living area was spotlessly clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. If I have any gripes to make then it was the lack of kitchen equipment for cooking but I managed to improvise...

We found some excellent restaurants: Le Belvedere (*) in Bazouls, Bras (***) in Laguiole. Locally, Hotel de La Terrace in Villevie and Quai West in Entraygues. There are so many small towns and villages in the area that are beautiful, it is hard to choose favourites. If you like medieval, rural France, plus incredible views everywhere you go, you won't be disappointed.

We loved our time here and would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane & Rob Many thank for taking the time to reviws your stay a Blanadet, we were realy pleased to have had you around for your holiday this year and hope to see you both soon. Best Regards Vivian & Malcolm.
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  • 5 of 5

A stunning place to stay, a charming house and a breath taking setting. We come every year with our children and always have a relaxing stay. Plenty of places to visit, some lovely restaurants and a very nice peaceful pool to relax around. The added bonus of mod cons with tv, wifi, washing machine and a bbq. The gardens are beautiful as are all of the rooms. We will continue to have our family holiday here, with a warm welcome from Malcom and Viv. Thank you for making us so welcome each year

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay for all the family.

  • 5 of 5

The location was beautiful and very peaceful. The property was stunning, and lovely and cool even when the outside temperatures hit 38 degrees. The shower rooms which are not pictured are very modern and made our stay with a family of four girls a real luxury. The owners have put a lot of effort into making sure that your stay here is very comfortable and are on hand to help. We made good use of the pool which was very well maintained and had the beautiful back drop of the River Lot. This area has lots to offer all ages and our girls who range from 3 to 12 were equally impressed and entertained. From canoeing along the Lot, visiting Conques, sampling the various local produce at the farmers markets or just walking down to the donkeys we had a lovely holiday and will come again. Thank you Malcolm and Viv.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to rewiew Your stay at Blanadet, your thoughts will be very usefull to future visitors. We do hope we will see back soon. Malcolm/Vivian
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A lovely week's break with above the Lot.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Blanadet and really enjoyed it. The house is great and the garden is really pretty too. I particularly liked the pool-side bar-b-que and kitchen.

Thanks to Malcom and Vivienne for a great holiday.

Will, Laura, Laurence and Eliza.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, might see you around in Guildford Christmass time.
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French Holiday 2016

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an excellent holiday in a beautiful location.Malcohm and Vivienne were most helpful to us and our visiting family. We are happy to recommend Blanadet to anyone seeking a relaxing holiday with interesting places to visit in the immediate vicinity .

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send a review for your 3 week stay a Blanadet, we thoughly enjoyed meeting all of your visitors, hope to see you soon.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

100 meters below Blanadet is one of the largest kayak and canoe hire centres in the region. The river here is about 6m wide and has a strong enough stream and there are plenty of opportunities to sit back and float along in the sun. If you're lucky you might even spot a kingfisher or an otter. Kayaks and all necessary equipment are available to hire for a day, half a day. Guides are available if you are apprehensive about setting off alone and there are lessons for beginners if you'd rather not go on a whole trip.

The medieval town of Conques is close by & has been a focal point for pilgrims on their way to Santiago, on the Camino de Cantiago, since the 12th century. The town itself is well worth a visit, with its cathedral and twisting cobbled streets. In the fishing season there are plenty of beautiful spots to setup fishing in our section of the river lot. We have horse riding school within 20mins you will find plenty of places and activity's to more than fill you time at Blanadet


Ryanair fly to Rodez airport from Stansted and it is about 1hour drive to Blanadet, Bezier is another Ryanair option approx 2hour 30min drive, driving from channel ports is about 10 hours drive, most of our visitors travel this way.


We are midway between Entraygues & Vieillevie 5 miles, Rodez is about 30 mile and the same to Aurillac. It is about 2hour 30min drive to the Mediterranean coast.

Further Details:

We are a husband & wife team running the business and living in the West wing of Blanadet and from time to time get help from our family, we have lived in this area of France for over 19 year and as you would expect know most of the many restaurants and places of interest in the area to visit, we are pleased to help with any of your queries, should you need any supplies on your arrival we will arrange this with your email list, you will have access to our laundry for your washing. There is plenty of parking available adjacent to your accommodation but please arrange with us if you expect to arrive with more than 2 cars. We will by arrangement prepaid meals for you to enjoy in your dinning room or BBQ down at the pool outdoor kitchen. Should you decide to fly to Rodez airport it is no problem to collect you from there.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Vieillevie, Cantal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
. For short notice booking it is best to phone +33 647344699 and talk with Malcolm. Longer term off season rental can start as low as £500 per month + elec.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, departure before 10 am arrival 4 pm, low season you can change the times and day by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Additional bedrooms are available by arrangement an additional 20% is charged for a further double room en-suite, please contact us by email with your requirements. A security deposit is payable on arrival 100 Euro and will be refunded on departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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