Nicky and John Chapman

Speaks english
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 beautiful gites sleep from 2 to 14, ideal for holidays with family or friends

Welcome to Le Roc and gîtes; Cerise, Noisette and Amande. Le Roc is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Bournazel with views over the Renaissance Château and the undulating countryside of the Aveyron. Set in two acres of meadowland close to the newly installed swimming pool, a honey coloured stone barn has been sensitively converted to create the three comfortable and stylish gîtes. The barn is a short distance from the stone farmhouse where we will be living during your stay, available to help with any requests.

Guests comment on the high quality of the accommodation and its ideal location for experiencing French village life, exploring the natural beauty and the many and varied attractions the Aveyron has to offer.

The Aveyron is a beautiful and largely undiscovered départment of France, rich in culture, history and natural beauty. The landscape is varied and provides a mixture of mountains, gorges, plateaux, forests, rivers, woodland, rolling ‘causses’ and lakes. The tranquil undulating countryside is ideal for walking and mountain biking with the many ‘chemins’ leading to magnificent panoramic views. In amongst the beautiful scenery can be found Medieval bastide villages, churches and châteaux, including many of the ‘plus beaux village de France’, such as Conques, Najac and Belcastel. There are also vineyards to visit where the local AOC Marcillac wine can be sampled. In the summer numerous night markets and village ‘fetes’ provide an opportunity to sample regional food and drink and join in with local festivities. The dramatic Vallée de Lot and Gorges de l’Aveyron also provide opportunities for canoeing and swimming. Le Roc provides an ideal base for exploring the region.

The village of Bournazel, where Le Roc is located, has at its centre a château which is said to be one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Southern France. The château is currently being renovated to include extensive gardens in the Renaissance style and is open to the public daily. The village has evolved around the château in the bastide style with narrow streets accessed by gateways in the ‘walls’ and with closely packed houses that look inwards. At the foot of the walls of the château, shaded by plane trees, is the village square which is often the centre of activities and the place where the villagers gather to play pétanque and sit and chat. On the edge of the square is the village bar and restaurant.

Located in a recently converted stone barn, gites Cerise, Noisette and Amande offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for up to 14 people.

• Cerise accommodating up to six people

• Noisette accommodating up to four people

• Amande accommodating up to four people

If you require accommodation for a larger party you may wish to rent gites ‘Cerise’ and 'Noisette' together and accommodate ten people. Noisette and Cerise can be conveniently linked by an interconnecting internal door.

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Details for Gite Cerise 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

After parking your car in the cool shade of the terracotta tiled ‘hanger’, Cerise is approached up a set of wooden stairs which lead onto a wide south facing terrace with views over the meadow and swimming pool with the Château of Bournazel and the rolling pastures of the Aveyron countryside beyond. From the terrace you enter the spacious open plan kitchen and living room. The modern well equipped kitchen has all that you will need during your stay including washing machine and dishwasher. Leading off the living area is a spacious toilet and wetroom. Upstairs, leading off a central hallway are three bedrooms and a further toilet and shower room. Two of the bedrooms have two single beds each and the other has a king sized bed. All are provided with fluffy towels and crisp linen. Cerise is the perfect place to relax with your family and friends and experience the pleasures of unspoilt rural France.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Nicky and John Chapman

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Speaks english
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Gite Cerise
Bournazel Aveyron


  • 5 of 5
John and Nicky Chapman have converted the large, stone-clad barn on their farmhouse into three stunning gites. We stayed with extended family, with each branch of the family occupying a gite of their own. Set in a peaceful, picturesque village, within easy reach of a well stocked supermarket and various interesting places to visit, it took no time at all to feel completely relaxed. Each property is very spacious, light, airy and well equipped with everything you may need to cook and serve big, family meals using lots of bread, cheese, wine and fresh produce so abundantly available locally. It is quiet and peaceful throughout the day and night and efficient shutters ensure that bedrooms stay dark and enable everyone to sleep as long as they wish with no disturbance from light or noise. Everything is spotlessly clean and there is English TV in each living area. The large pool is set across the grass from the foot of the stairs with panoramic views of lush fields and rolling countryside all around as well as the unspoilt, medieval village ahead and was enjoyed by the adults as much as the children who loved it so much, they would have happily played there all day! Flights from London to Stansted and frequent and very reasonably priced. Car hire is essential, but it is cheap, easy and quick to do this from Rodez airport which is only 20 minutes away on virtually empty, well signposted roads. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting peace, quiet and tranquility in beautiful surroundings steeped in history in an unspoilt, untouristy part of France.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Gite Cerise
Bournazel Aveyron


  • 5 of 5
A beautiful location and excellent accommodation, plenty of interesting villages and opportunities to experience this unspoilt part of France.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Gite Cerise
Bournazel Aveyron


  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé 1 semaine dans ce magnifique gîte rénové par les propriétaires. Tout y est très bien pensé. C'est très propre, très bien entretenu et très calme.
Les propriétaires sont très gentils et accueillants. Les enfants avaient beaucoup d'espace pour jouer et ils ont été ravis d'être à la campagne (les vaches et les chevaux dans les champs voisins ont été très appréciés aussi !!)
Le village de Bournazel est très agréable, ainsi que ceux aux environs.

Je recommande cette location et nous espérons tous pouvoir y retourner l'année prochaine. Encore merci ...

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Rodez Marcillac Airport
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Saint Christophe Vallon
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Rignac and Montbazens

Car: recommended

GPS coordinates : Lat 44 deg 27’ 35’’ Long 2 deg 18’ 02’’

Le Roc and gites; Cerise, Noisette and Amande are located on the edge of the Village of Bournazel. Bournazel is situated between two medium sized towns; Montbazens and Rignac. Both of which are approximately eight minutes drive away and have supermarkets, chemists, bakers, butchers and banks as well as restaurants. Montbazens has a very good market on Wednesday mornings and Rignac on Tuesday mornings.

Le Roc is ideally located for exploring the Aveyron region and the many attractions it has to offer. For those who love the countryside there are a host of way marked walks and cycle trails, many starting and ending near the entrance to Le Roc. There are many locations where canoes can be hired. The Aveyron boasts ten of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ as well as numerous châteaux, churches and cathedrals which those with an interest in history and culture can enjoy. The Aveyron is renowned as being the home of many of France’s greatest chefs and foodies can enjoy the Michelin-starred restaurants in Belcastel, Sauveterre de Rouergue and Laguiole or the delights of shopping for the freshest of ingredients in the local markets.

In the summer months every small town and almost every village, including Bournazel, holds a ‘fete’ which involves several days of festivities ending with an amazing firework display. Additionally villages host night markets where vendors set up stalls selling food wine and local produce. Trestle tables are set out and wine and beer can be bought to accompany food that you buy from the vendors. This is a really nice way to spend a summer evening, meeting people and sampling local specialities, such as ‘aligot’ or ‘soup de fromage’. If this appeals to you we can let you know when and where night markets are held during July and August.

Places to visit

Conques – Drive time 30 minutes

This pretty medieval village with its abbey dating back to the 10th century has its origins in the pilgrims and was a major stop off point on the ‘Santiago de Compostella’ pilgrimage. Classified as a world heritage site and one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France’ it is well worth a visit. It has many restaurants and shops selling local produce and artefacts.

Belcastel – Drive time 15 minutes

A picture postcard village tumbling down the sides of a lush green valley on the banks of the river Aveyron with the ruins of a chateau and a humpback bridge, Belcastel is one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France’. In the village of Belcastel are several cafes and two very good restaurants.

Villefrance de Rouergue – Drive time 25 minutes

This large town situated on the banks of the Aveyron River, has a very fine centre of stone built Medieval town houses built around the cathedral at its centre. It is well worth a visit but make sure you go on market day which is Thursday morning when the whole of the old town centre becomes one huge vibrant market selling everything that you could ever need and more. This market is said to be the best in the départment of the Aveyron.

Peyrusse le Roc – Drive time 15 minutes

A fascinating place to explore, parking in the ‘new village’ walk down through a wooded valley and discover the remains of an abandoned Medieval village complete with château, cathedral, watermill and hospital. It is very picturesque with the river running through it and trees growing through the ruined stonework.

Najac – Drive time 45 minutes

This beautifully preserved medieval village which has just one street is towered over by a royal fortress built in the 13th century perched high up on a rocky outcrop. Encompassed by a meander of the river Aveyron, Najac is another ‘plus beaux villages de France’ and has several good restaurants.

Sauveterre de Rouergue – Drive time 45 minutes

Yet another ‘plus beaux villages de France’ Sauveterre gives the feeling of stepping back in time with its half-timbered houses, sculptured ornamental stones, ornate doorways and beautiful colonnaded square and has many shops and places to eat.

Marcillac - Drive time 20 minutes

Marcillac is situated in the Dourdou valley which has its own micro climate which makes it particularly suited for growing the grapes for the local Marcillac wine, which has its own AOC. Much of the activity in the town revolves around wine production, bottling and drinking! Marcillac has a busy market on Sunday mornings.

Millau Viaduct - Drive time 1 hour 30 minutes

This magnificent piece of architectural engineering, opened in 2005, spans the valley of the Tarn at Millau. The viaduct designed by Sir Norman Foster is the highest in the world.

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Bournazel Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
Jun 14 2014 - Jul 11 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High summer
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Booking will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit and a signed 'Rental Contract'.

All three gites at Le Roc: Cerise, Noisette and Amande can be booked as one property with accommodation for 14 people at a discounted price. Please contact the owner for details.
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Bournazel Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The upstairs shower room is conveniently situated adjacent to the bedrooms. The spacious wetroom with toilet is located off the living area. Both bathrooms are fitted out to a very high standard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are located in the oak beamed eaves of the old barn. All bedrooms are equipped with adequate hanging and storage space together with crisp linen and soft duvets.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • forests
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The property may not be suitable for very young children.
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