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Cantobre Holiday Rentals set in the picturesque Cevennes National Park - The Egyptian

Lionel and Peggy Haines

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Lionel and Peggy Haines

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Cantobre Holiday Rentals set in the picturesque Cevennes National Park - The Egyptian

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Nant Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two 2 and 3 bedroom Aveyron gîtes with fantastic views up the Dourbie valley

Our Castel (French for a big house) incorporates two recently converted self contained holiday rentals (gîtes), both of which have magnificent views and are named after the local (Griffon and Egyptian) vultures that often fly overhead.

We are situated in the Aveyron department at the south-west corner of the Cevennes National Park just 80 minutes from the Mediterranean. A 30 minute drive down the beautiful, Dourbie valley brings you to the historic town of Millau where the crystal clear Dourbie (ideal for fishing) meets the river Tarn that then winds through the town and passes under the world renowned Millau Viaduct. More locally, a 10 minute drive up the Dourbie valley takes you to the 10th century village of Nant equipped with a variety of shops and restaurants. From our rock we have a 360 degrees view looking up and down the Dourbie valley and also up the Trevezel valley.

The area is a paradise for people with a wide variety of interests including walking, geocaching, bird watching, fly fishing, cycling, canoeing, geocaching, butterflies, paragliding, the Tarn and Jonte gorges, orchids, stunning scenery, Roquefort cheese, Knights Templar fortified villages and more...

This property is suitable for a variety of holiday styles:

Quiet and relaxing: in our shared garden with 360 degree views of the valleys and hills around us.

Romantic: having a quiet drink on our sheltered north facing terrace.

Cultural: visiting Knights Templar villages and museums in the area.

Family: treasure hunting or just walking in the hill guided by our hand held GPS (Sat Nav) devices.

Active: canoeing, via ferrata, canyoning, swimming in the Dourbie, paragliding...

Please refer to our CastelDeCantobre website for more detailed information and to view our many photos of the local wildlife and scenery.

More Details

Details for The Egyptian 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

“The Egyptian” gîte sleeping up to 5 people is built against the rock face so it keeps cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It has a double bedroom and a larger second bedroom with a double and single bed. Shower and washing facilities are provided by a shower room, a separate WC and sink, and a bathroom with shower, WC and sink. The kitchen opens into the dining/living room which in turn opens onto its own south facing patio terrace overlooking the river Dourbie and the valley. “The Griffon” gîte can sleep up to 7 people and has 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with 2 single beds and one with a double and single bed. It has 2 bathrooms and the kitchen/dining room has a large oak dining table. The living room opens onto a south facing patio terrace with magnificent views over the river Dourbie and the valley. This gite can be booked with or without an adjoining double bedroom with an en suite bathroom and its own independent entrance. This increases the capacity to 9 people.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lionel and Peggy Haines (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

About Lionel and Peggy Haines

I am English and my wife is Irish. Although we have been together since 1983 we only got married in 2009 in preparation for our new life together in France.

Lionel and Peggy Haines purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Lionel and Peggy Haines chose Nant

We used to come on holiday to the region every other year for a long time and the opportunity to live here and make enough money to survive came up. So we have been living here since December 2009 and are enjoying every minute of it. Both of us love the countryside and the wildlife here and in between looking after the gîtes we go for lots of walks. It's a fantastic place to live, come and share it with us!

What makes this cottage unique

We are surrounded by countryside, both valley scenery and the wild 'causse' land above the valley. Boredom is impossible here: we never tire of the scenery from our terraces or driving down the Dourbie valley to Millau.

I love to go fishing in the beautiful crystal clear Dourbie trout river if only for 'a walk on the wild-side', catching a fish is secondary to watching a beaver swim past or catching a glimpse of a deer or red squirrel drinking from the river while a kingfisher darts by!

Peggy, on the other hand prefers having a coffee on dry land, meeting friends and watching village life in nearby Nant.

Please refer to our CastelDeCantobre website for more detailed information and to view our many photos of the local wildlife and scenery.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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The Egyptian
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

A tranquil escape from the hectic world!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Egyptian Gite for two weeks over Christmas was exceedingly peaceful and just what we needed. Lionel and Peggy were excellent hosts, welcoming us into their home like old friends! The gite was exactly as described and was very clean, well equipt and cosy. We were met upon arrival and shown around. Peggy supplied us with, a very welcomed, home-made loaf of bread! Throughout our stay, both Lionel and Peggy were on hand to give us directions and suggest places to visit. The views of the gorge were wonderful and we experienced warm and sunny weather over the Christmas break. The drive to Millau was spectacular, as it followed the gorge with all its twists and turns. The location was well placed for many walks, as well as visiting different attractions. We even drove to the Mediterranean, one day! Montpellier le Vieux was spectacular, as was the walk up to it; though you can also drive to the entrance! Gorge Du Tarn, Roquefort and Mont Aigoual are all must visits too! It was super to see vultures soaring overhead and we even got to see two wild boar. A wonderful location, with excellent hosts! We would definitely recommend this gite.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Rodez, Béziers & Montpellier
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Le Café des Halles
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
La Canourgue, Maleville
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Millau
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A75
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chez Yves (Summer only)
Nearest Ski
33 Kilometres
Prat Peyrot
Nearest Beach
105 Kilometres
Farinette Plage
Car: recommended

Cantobre is a medieval hamlet perched on limestone rock face in the Aveyron department at the south-west corner of the Cevennes National Park just 80 minutes from the Mediterranean. A 30 minute drive down the beautiful Dourbie valley brings you to the historic town of Millau where the crystal clear Dourbie (ideal for fishing) meets the river Tarn that then winds through the town and passes under the world renowned Millau Viaduct. More locally, a 10 minute drive up the Dourbie valley takes you to the 10th century village of Nant equipped with a variety of shops and restaurants. From our rock we have a 360 degrees view looking up and down the Dourbie valley and also up the Trevezel valley. The area is a paradise for people with a wide variety of interests including walking, geocaching, bird watching, fly fishing, cycling, canoeing, butterflies, paragliding, the Tarn and Jonte gorges, orchids, fantastic scenery, Roquefort cheese, Knights Templar fortified villages and more...

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Rates & Availability

From €42 Per night

Nant Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hiver
Oct 25 2014 - May 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
€50
From
€101
Fri,Sat,Sun
€505
 
 
Fin du printemps
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
€42
From
€83
Fri,Sat,Sun
€415
 
 
Debut de l'éte
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
€50
From
€101
Fri,Sat,Sun
€505
 
 
Haut
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€675
 
 
Très haute
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
Haut
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€675
 
 
Fin de l'été
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
€51
From
€102
Fri,Sat,Sun
€510
 
 
Automne
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
€42
From
€85
Fri,Sat,Sun
€425
 
 
Hiver
Oct 24 2015 - Apr 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
€51
From
€102
Fri,Sat,Sun
€510
 
 
Fin du printemps
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
€42
From
€85
Fri,Sat,Sun
€425
 
 
Debut de l'éte
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
€51
From
€102
Fri,Sat,Sun
€510
 
 
Haut
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€680
 
 
Très haute
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€855
 
 
Haut
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€680
 
 
Fin de l'été
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
€52
From
€104
Fri,Sat,Sun
€520
 
 
Automne
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
€44
From
€87
Fri,Sat,Sun
€435
 
 
Hiver
Oct 22 2016 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
€52
From
€104
Fri,Sat,Sun
€520
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€415
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €12
Refundable damage deposit €200
Notes Les tarifs sont approximatifs, nous offrons remises jusqu'a 20% pour des groupes réduits et des locations prolongées.
Rendez-vous sur notre site personnel 'Castel de Cantobre' pour les tarifs précis, les disponibilités et les modalités de réservations.
Le chauffage est inclus ainsi que d'autres extras.
Le nettoyage n'est pas inclus et vous êtes priés de laisser le gîte comme vous l'avez trouvé.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Nant Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 71 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , 2 travel cots are available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
The garden, our small north facing terrace (beautiful in the evening and sheltered during the day) and the 7 garden recliners are shared between both our gites. Internet access is 2Mb and is shared between the 2 gites and us so is not fast enough to download videos and play internet games, it is provided for communication and information researching purposes. Being a very small fortified village built on a limestone outcropping with a no through road the village is relatively child friendly although there are some elevated areas, so children who have not yet learnt what is and is not dangerous should be supervised. Parking is available 100m from our gites at the village entrance.

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