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Gite Amande a light and spacious gite with pool, overlooking Bournazel village

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite Amande, spacious and stylish, perfect for holidays with family or friends

Welcome to Gite Amande which is situated in a converted stone barn at Gites Le Roc together with our 2 other gites; Gite Noisette and Gite Cerise (visit for more information). Set in 2 acres of meadowland close to the 10m x 5m swimming pool fitted with a security cover and security fence. Gite Amande provides the ideal base for exploring the nearby “plus beaux villages” of Belcastel and Najac, the world heritage site of Conques, the abandoned medieval city of Peyrusse Le Roc and the huge vibrant market of Villefrance de Rouergue held every Thursday morning. For art lovers, visit the impressive Soulages art gallery with its adjoining Le Café Bras in Rodez. Gite Amande is also perfectly located for walking, bird watching, mountain biking and canoeing on the rivers Lot and Aveyron. Bournazel is just 7 minutes drive from the small towns of Rignac and Montbazens and their weekly markets, shops, bars and cafes.

After parking your car in the cool shade of the terracotta tiled ‘hanger', Gite Amande is approached up a set of wooden stairs which lead onto a west facing terrace. From the terrace you enter the spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living room.

The modern well equipped kitchen has all that you will need during your stay including washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and cool box. The dining area seats 4 people with ease and the living area comfortably seats 4 people and is equipped with a TV and DVD player (UK and French channels available) and audio docking station.

Located close to the kitchen area is a wide south facing terrace that overlooks the meadow and swimming pool. Off the living area is a spacious toilet/cloakroom. Upstairs, nestled within the oak beams of the old barn, are two bedrooms, both equipped with en-suite toilet/shower rooms. One furnished with two single beds and the other with a king sized bed. Both are provided with towels and bed linen.

All 3 gites at Gites Le Roc: Gite Cerise, Gite Noisette and Gite Amande can be rented together providing accommodation for up to 14 people. Ideal for holidays with extended family and groups of friends.

More Details

Nicky and John Chapman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Bournazel Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Both bedrooms have the convenience of en-suite shower and toilet facilities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The swimming pool will be open for use by guests from beginning of June to the beginning of September.


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Gite Amande a light and spacious gite with pool, overlooking Bournazel village
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Superbes gîtes très propres (y compris piscine très bien entretenue) et fonctionnels, Hôtes charmants, discrets et attentionnés. Région reposante, riche en découvertes culinaires et patrimoniales. Très heureux de notre séjour !

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Fab gites, fab location, fab hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

Twelve of us (6 adults and 6 kids) took over all three gites and had a great two week holiday!!

The gites were luxurious and had great interiors , the pool was enjoyed by the adults and children alike and Nicky and John were perfect hosts - approachable and kind with good local knowledge.

Highlights of our visit were: Peyrusse le Roc, Belcastel night market, drinking wine, splashing in the pool, Rodez (for a mum's day out), canoeing, Marcillac market, drinking wine, visitng caves, splashing in the pool, sunbathing, drinking wine - can you see a pattern here??!!

We were also very lucky to attend the night market in Bournazel as it was preparing for its fete and tasted local foods. The Auberge in the village served lovely food with friendly and welcoming staff. Not to mention the beautiful chateau which dominates the village square. Every evening a massive flock of birds came home to roost in the lime trees in the village square which was a rather spectacular sight - mesmerising, in fact!!

We have had many gite holidays in France and I can honestly say this one has been the best EVER due to Nicky and John's meticulous attention to detail in order to enhance the experience of the holidaymaker - from the welcome pack (including a bottle of wine and a selection of seasonal veg from their garden), to the clean, well designed and spacious gites, to the blackboard updated every week to tell you 'what's on' in the local area. The thing is, Nicky and John are clearly passionate about what they do and they made us feel welcome and relaxed - key elements of a fab holiday - thanks guys!! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Totally amazing

  • 5 of 5

When I was shown my gite I was totally speechless - something that hardly ever happens! The view from the gite was stunning and breathtaking and it took me a while to tear myself away and look inside the gite. The furnishing of the gite was simple and relaxed and added to the fantastic experience of the holiday. The bed was very comfy and the quiet and tranquility of the gite ensured a great night's sleep.

I did swim in the pool, temperature was a tad bracing, but was early May.

The gites were really well maintained and it was an absolute pleasure to stay there. I hope to return again and have recommended the gites to friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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wonderful haven.

  • 5 of 5

I came to le Roc in Bournazel with a group of friends for the 'Cool Recipes Goes To France' retreat. We had hired all three gites. I shared Gite Amande, and was totally charmed by the spacious and carefully designed interiors. The garden, pool and environment are delightful, and I urge anyone who is considering journeying to France to stay at le Roc! Oh yes, the owners, Nicky and John Chapmen, are great hosts.. Thank ou Nicky and John for a wonderful few days.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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vacances parfaites

  • 5 of 5

J'ai passé quelques jours avec des amis dans ce magnifique gîte. Nicky et John étaient très acceuillants. Le gîte était comme sur les photos, très propre et bien entretenu.

Les propriétaires avaient des prospectus à disposition sur les activités et évènements aux alentours et ils nous ont donné de très bons conseils pour rendre notre séjour encore plus agréable. On pouvait aussi emprunter des livres et dvd .

Le gîte est situé dans un village tranquille, depuis le gîte il y a une vue imprenable sur les monuments historiques d'un côté et la piscine de l'autre!

Quel bonheur de pouvoir piquer une tête tous les matins au réveil!!

Bref c'est l'endroit parfait pour passer des vacances reposantes, pour ce qui est des activités dans la région, il y en a pour tous les goûts.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Another perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

After our short visit earlier in the year, we had booked to come back with our children (5, 11 and 13). Our holiday was just as perfect as our visit before and the children loved staying here. We cycled, walked and swam everyday and enjoyed eating our dinners up on the balcony watching the sun set.

We had more time to visit the surrounding towns and villages and were particularly taken by Peyrusse Le Roc, Villefranche and Saint Antonin, to name but a few. Twice we went canoeing on two different rivers - I don't know if it was the adults or the kids who had the most fun!

As before, Nicky and John were most welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was perfect and we have already spoken to them regarding booking next year and bringing 14 of us out!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
is Rodez, Toulouse is 160 km and Brive is 140 km.
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Saint Christophe Vallon
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Rignac and Montbazens
Car: recommended

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

Gite Amande is 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 on the rivers Lot and Aveyron where canoes can be hired. The Aveyron boasts ten of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ as well as numerous chateaux, 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.

Rodez - Drive time 25 minutes

The largest town in the region, at its centre the old town of Rodez is perched on a hill around the cathedral. Rodez has all the shops and facilities that you would expect to find in a major town. The newly opened Musée Soulages is a major attraction.

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 department 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 chateau, 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 a the highest in the world.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122.19

All 3 gites at Gites Le Roc: Cerise, Noisette and Amande can be booked as one property providing accommodation for up to 14 people, please contact us via the Enquire Now button for further information and prices or visit our website

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund