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Beautifully Renovated Stone Cottages in a Stunning Area - La Maison du Four Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Cottage: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.Sleeps 4. Views, walking and River Lot nearby

The spacious living area is comfortably furnished, bright and airy with south facing windows overlooking the Lot Valley.

A wood burning stove in the Cantou fireplace and radiators in all the rooms make the cottage ideal for a winter break. Logs are provided as are books and DVDs for those idle moments! Wi-fi is also available.

The fitted oak kitchen is equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

The upstairs bedroom has exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling, king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and hand basin.

The double bedroom on the lower ground floor has twin beds and an ensuite shower room with toilet and hand basin.

Details for holiday cottage La Maison du Four Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

On the southern tip of Cantal overlooking the Lot Valley , La Maison du Four sleeps 4 and offers luxury accommodation, peace and solitude all year round. The cottage has two double bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with toilet and basin. The second bedroom has twin beds and an ensuite shower room with basin and toilet.

The comfortably furnished lounge and dining area and modern, fitted oak kitchen have all the equipment needed to make your stay memorable, including wifi and UK television.

Outside there are two terraces facing the Lot Valley. The large, south-west facing terrace has a BBQ and patio furniture. Essential shade is provided by a large parasol or the roof of the adjoining bread oven from which the house has its name.

The other terrace is south facing, ideal for an early cup of coffee before the heat of the day or a glass of wine in the cool of the evening.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Richard Cole:Set in a tranquil hamlet Le Cantou was an excellent holiday base. The cottage was spotless and beautifully renovated to retain its character. Everything was provided including a welcome bottle of wine. Brian and Sarah included helpful advice about places to visit and restaurants so we were spoilt for choice. The scenery is beautiful with atmospheric towns and villages to explore – particular favourites were Conques and la Vinzelle – absolutely stunning. We can certainly recommend Le Cantou.

Anne & Bernard Evans:We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday in the Maison du Four. Located in a very tranquil and beautiful hamlet with views overlooking the Lot Valley, the cottage was beautifully restored & furnished to an excellent standard. It lacks nothing in terms of comfort & facilities. Wonderful area for walks, bird-watching, wine & restaurants, kayaking & historic towns such as Conques nearby. Our two week visit in July was blessed with great weather.
Nov 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews



  • 4 of 5

This beautiful little cottage provides a great base for exploring this wonderful, hidden part of France. The cottage is fully equipped, clean, comfortable ... and cool (essential as we had 2 weeks of 34C + heat!)

Wonderful views from the terrace and so quiet, with beautiful, clear skies at night. Wonderful small towns to explore, with great value restaurants and pretty bars. The nearby River Lot provides opportunities for canoeing, paddling and swimming and there are plenty of local walks.

The owners live nearby and are extremely friendly and helpful ... definitely a cottage and area to return to!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom

A week is not enough!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully restored cottage, oozing character, within a hamlet clinging to the side of the Lot Valley above the village of Vieillevie.The property was clean, had good Wi-Fi and access to British television channels. The vista from the terrace is stunning, and you can soak up the sun and silence, with the exception of distant cow bells, using the patio furniture.Perfect relaxation! Or if you like to venture out, there is a good shop in the village, and very good restaurants for the most discerning palate. Enjoy the local wine, be sure to visit picturesque Conques.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

From the descriptor we had a mental image of the cottage but what we saw when we first arrived way exceeded our vision. The view from the terrace was breathtaking, the interior of the cottage was beautifully restored to a very high standard and there was a bottle of local wine waiting for us. After unloading the car, we had a glass of wine and browsed through the wide range of brochures the owners had left for us. Even better the owners left a list of restaurants they recommended and outlined which days local markets were held. It was a difficult task to choose (there were so many scenic choices) which routes we would take each day and which restaurant we were frequent but that was half the fun. We even spent a delightful day canoeing the Lot. Sarah, who was recovering from surgery, dropped by to see if we needed anything--which we didn't. We are encouraging our friends to book this particular cottage and discover the Secret Lot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges all year. Brive in summer months at 200 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In the village at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Arpajon, Aurillac at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rodez at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In the village at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearby River Lot is ideal for swimming and the banks provide excellent beaches. Canoeing is a must!


A car is essential for visiting the area.


Nearest Airport : Rodez at 50 Kilometres

Nearest Ferry : Dieppe at 800 Kilometres

Nearest Train : Rodez at 50 Kilometres

Nearest Barpub : Vieillevie at 2 Kilometres

Nearest Ski : Le Lioran at 50 Kilometres

Nearest Golf : Aurillac at 40 Kilometres

Nearest Restaurant : Vieillevie at 2 Kilometres

Further Details:

The world renowned site of Conques, on the route to St Jacques de Compostella is nearby and there are many of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ to explore.

Locally there are numerous well marked walks and trails – our Welcome Pack supplies details and maps.

The River Lot is famous for canoeing and fishing. Canoes & kayaks may be hired nearby and afford a unique view of this stunning valley.

There are two horse riding centres within 30 mins and two golf courses from which the golfer has breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.

For our winter guests, the large ski centre of Le Lioran is just 40 mins drive.

It is an ideal area for those seeking tranquillity but close to vibrant towns such as Aurillac with its international street festival in August, Figeac with its connections to Champollion and Rodez with its Medieval Cathedral and streets.

Throughout the summer months there are festivals, fetes, brocantes or markets somewhere in the vicinity.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday but out of season, please contact owner
Please contact the owners if you wish to bring a pet. Extra charges may apply

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Although two completely independent properties, Le Cantou and La Maison du Four, situated next door to each other, are ideal booked together for a larger family or group of up to 8. Please contact the owners for discount details. Outside: From each cottage glazed doors open onto a private, south facing terrace, equipped with BBQ, patio furniture and sunloungers. There is private parking for each cottage.

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