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Farmhouse with pool and outstanding views near River Lot from £600 pw

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse


About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, 2 bathrooms, large eat in kitchen, antique furniture

Selves is a stone farmhouse set in a hamlet 2 km from the medieval village of Espeyrac which is on the pilgrims' route to Santiago. Espeyrac has a shop, restaurant / hotel. The house has a large and beautiful south facing garden with stunning views across the Aveyron countryside. The pool is 11m x 5m. The four storey house has been restored in the last three years. There is a large kitchen with an ancient refectory table, fridge, double sink and dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven There is a good size sitting room with a large fireplace with antique furniture. There are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a large attic room which sleeps three (3 singles or a double and single). People who stay in Selves fall in love with the place. Its main attractions are the the setting and the outstanding beauty of the countryside . Activities: Walking, canoeing, interesting and beautiful places to visit such as Conques, Figeac, Entraygues sur Truyere, the local town. Internet +TV.

Elizabeth Rickards
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Elizabeth Rickards

The house is owned by Elizabeth Rickards, an education consultant who was Principal of Davies Laing and Dick College for many years. Her husband is the historical crime fiction writer David Dickinson, former Editor of BBC's Newsnight and Panorama.

Elizabeth Rickards purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Elizabeth Rickards chose Espeyrac

The beauty and peace of the location was the reason we bought this house. A comfortable and attractive house with plenty of antique furniture, pictures, books and even a TV which gets the main UK channels.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house is lovely setting for our annual week of rest and recuperation.

Couldn’t get more peaceful or secluded. Woken by the call of the Golden Eagle most mornings with a couple of sightings. Rural France doesn’t get much better.

What a wonderful peaceful quiet spot. We have been woken up most mornings by a flypast of swifts. We have also seen Golden Eagles soaring above. Great meal at Hotel de la Vallee in Espeyrac, some walked there and back. Simple French food. Visited Conques . Great fun at Wednesday evening market in Entraygues. Did walks locally up hill etc. Have had a great time. Another week would be good !

One of the children of the xxxx family: It is a lovely house with a lovely pool. It is a very nice house with lots of activities to do and around like canoeing, cycling, river swimming. We always see birds flying by in the evening when we are having our tea outside.

Tres jolie maison, cache magnifique. Peut etre reviendrons nous…

Beautiful house and lovely to be in.

It’s been good. What a wonderful peaceful spot. Weather has been great. Thank you for the use of your house. Local wine is very good. We have left you a dozen glasses to enjoy it in !

I wish I could take the kitchen table home…

Take a dusk walk to see the deer. On a clear night lie back on the terrace and look out for amazing shooting starts.

Relaxing, comfortable house, great pool, sunny patio, shady trees, lovely views, fantastic weather, perfect holiday !

Lovely, comfortable, peaceful house. Great pool and patio. All our needs have been met. Wonderful scenery. Weather has been great. Excellent holiday. Don’t want to go home.
Jun 2011
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Espeyrac Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms were re-furbished three years ago. They have attractive fittings, exposed stone and beams.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Flexible: A large double bed or 3/4 singles + a cot
  • The two beamed double bedrooms are on the second floor above the sitting room. There is a bathroom on this level with exposed stone and newly re-furbished. There is a shower room on the floor below. On the top floor the attic room has flexible accommodation. It can either have three singles or a double and one single. There is also a cot. There are large walk in closets in two of the three bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a local British cleaner who lives 10 minutes' drive from the house and will sort out any problems, arrange cleaners or babysitters etc. Please contact Elizabeth Rickards on 07974 779323 for 0208 222 8519 for any further information. More pictures available . There is plenty of parking space and one of the farmhouse barns is a garage for one car.


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Hotel de la Vallee Espeyrac
Nearest Ferry
799 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
99 Kilometres
A75 Junction 28
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Hotel de la Vallee Espeyrac
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Selves is set on a south facing hill 2 km to the medieval village of Espeyrac, which is on the pilgrim route to Santiago di Compostella. Espeyrac has a shop, bar/ restaurant. The abbey /village of Conques, a world heritage site, is 20 minutes by car and Figeac, a beautiful, medieval town, is an hour's drive. The attractive, historic local town is Entraygues sur Truyere at the confluence of the Lot and the Truyere, is 6 miles from Selves. It has all the usual amenities including a Super U, bank, restaurants etc.. There are excellent places to eat locally and the local bar / restaurant is a 20 minute walk. The views and walking are outstanding with panoramic views a short walk behind the house over the Lot and the countryside beyond. Walking, canoeing, swimming in our 11 metre pool, medieval villages and towns abound. The countryside is verdant but the Aveyron has far more annual hours of sunlight than the west of France: it is only 100 miles from the Mediterranean. The Aveyron has not changed much for the last 100 years.It is an incredibly beautiful part of France where you can walk, eat well , watch the eagles and you might even see the odd deer and enjoy the spirit-lifting views.


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