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Beautifully Renovated Stone Cottages in a Stunning Area - Le Cantou Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


Le Cantou Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

On the southern tip of Cantal overlooking the Lot Valley, Le Cantou sleeps 4 and offers luxury accommodation, peace and solitude all year round.

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 toilet and basin.

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

Outside there are 2 terraces: one south facing, the other on the shadier side of the cottage. A BBQ, patio furniture and that essential parasol provide everything for outdoor comfort.

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About the property


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.

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About the Owner

Brian and Sarah Higgins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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

2 Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Hereford, England

A cottage of character in a stunning area

  • 4 of 5

We had a week in this cottage, & sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine, watching the house martins swooping around, & gazing at the wooded valley of the Lot in the sunshine - well, it beats working! Brian & Sarah have done so much to make Le Cantou attractive, & clearly have given a lot of thought to what may be needed, or even wished for. We appreciated the help that Sarah gave us on our arrival. My wife has some problems with mobility & found the stairs in Maison de Four difficult. Sarah was there immediately to suggest we might find Le Cantou easier & this was very much appreciated. The cottage was very well appointed & clean. We had passed this area several times, but this was the first time we had spent any time here. A really beautiful part of France - interesting villages, delightful river scenery - & we would say that

Conques is an outstanding small town of character.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Du charme et des propriétaires aux petits soins

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons trouve la location très coquette,super bien équipée !

Par dessus tout, c'est la disponibilité des propriétaires pour nous etre agréable qui nous a plu ... Un problème et Sarah se met en quatre pour le résoudre !

Les alentours sont très jolis et nous y reviendrons avec le soleil cette fois et passerons voir Sarah et Brian. Merci à eux

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, 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.


Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large, walk-in shower, toilet and basin


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


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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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