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Mark and Christine Oddy

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Large stone farmhouse plus characterful cottage in idyllic rural hamlet - Fig Tree Cottage

1 Review
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Aveyron Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Stunning setting in 9 acres of rolling countryside- for parties from 2 to 13.

Welcome to Les Chataigniers, where two houses, an enormous games room and heated swimming pool overlook nine acres of garden, fields and woodland.

Visitors remark on the beauty and tranquility of its setting, at the end of a country lane in a tiny hamlet on the Tarn/Aveyron border. Exploring the glorious countryside around, on foot or by bike, is a delight. A short drive or woodland walk brings you to our nearest village with its bakery, butcher and general store. Further afield are historic bastide towns, vineyards, castles, lively markets and wonderful outdoor leisure opportunities.

If you are a group of friends or extended family looking for a place to enjoy each others company but escape to your own space when you need to - you will find it at Les Chataigniers.

SURROUNDINGS: COURTYARD

This large open space allows an evening game of boules, a barbeque by the farmhouse steps and freedom for young children to run around in safety.

CLUBHOUSE

Cross the courtyard to this enormous space where you can hide from the noonday sun and enjoy a game of table tennis or billiards, or watch a family film in an evening.

SWIMMING POOL

Out of the clubhouse, across a terrace with tables and chairs and down the steps is the 8m x 5m pool with its decked surround and sun loungers. It is fully fenced and all access points are individually locked. Optional pool alarm for extra security. Spectacular view!

LAWNS & TERRACE

Near the pool is a shaded seating area beneath a willow tree for those who wish to escape the bustle of swimmers. Below the pool is a level, grassed games area perfect for croquet or other ball games, with swings, climbing frame and slide.

MEADOW

Below the complex of Les Chataigners is the meadow; play a game of rounders here, or adventure across it to the woods above the stream.

More Details

Details for Fig Tree Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL EASTER-JUNE and SEPTEMBER-END OF OCTOBER. PLEASE NOTE THE COTTAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN JULY or AUGUST. Converted from a series of old farm buildings, this deceptively spacious cottage is a perfect country holiday retreat for couples or small families. Indoors, oak beams and exposed stone walls emphasise the building's history, whilst en suite bathrooms to each of the bedrooms, plus a well-equipped dining kitchen, ensure modern levels of comfort. The spacious master bedroom with its antique brass bed, roll top bath and balcony with panoramic views makes this an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. A wood burning stove in the large lounge offers out-of-season holidaymakers a warm welcome after an exhilarating walk in the surrounding beautiful countryside. Outdoors, guests are free to relax in 9 acres of grounds and gardens, as well as benefiting from a private south-facing terrace with built-in barbecue.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mark and Christine Oddy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

1 traveler review

Fig Tree Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Relaxing holday, stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fig Tree Cottage was the most beautiful, relaxing holiday let we have been to. The welcome was very warm, great friendly couple. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. I would recommend the cottage to anyone with no hesitation. The pool was very clean and well placed to relax looking at the amazing scenery. Chris even baked a cake for our arrival and it went down a treat (had to get the recipe)

Our grandson loved going to collect fresh eggs from the 'girls' every morning.

This is by far the best holiday we have had in years and we will be back to stay in the house the next time. Thank you both so much Mark and Chris

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely family, Carolyn. Many thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future, and of course to meeting your new granddaughter!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Rodez
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
La Salvetat Peyrales
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Albi
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Villefranche de Rouergue
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
A75 .junc.54 or A10 junc.42
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Salvetat Peyrales
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Le Lioran, Cantal
Car: necessary

Home to 10 of France's 'Most Beautiful Villages' - as well as the world's highest bridge at Millau - Aveyron is rich in culture, history and natural beauty, yet remains relatively undiscovered. This is the place for people who love the outdoors! Walking, riding, photography, cycling, fishing, kayaking - all can be enjoyed amidst stunning surroundings, clean waterways and pure air. Those with an interest in history will delight in exploring its bastide towns, its castles, its churches and cathedrals. For gourmets, there are several Michelin-starred restaurants close by - or shop for the freshest of ingredients in a vibrant marketplace then bring them home to cook at leisure. If you can drag them away from the pool, children will find much to entertain them in the area too - Cap Decouverte is a theme park with a difference; Micropolis, the city of insects, is fun AND educational. During the summer, street theatre and festivals are common, and of course every village has its own fete!

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Rates & Availability

La Salvetat-Peyrales Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
From
$104
Fri,Sat,Sun
$630
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please remember that during the high season Fig Tree Cottage is only available as supplementary accommodation to the main Les Chataigniers farmhouse, which is why no price is listed for the cottage alone during this period. The price shown is for both properties rented by the same group.

Throughout the rest of the year Fig Tree Cottage is available for rental as a separate unit.

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Amenities

Aveyron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground floor en suite - toilet , shower
    Cloakroom - toilet , Off the front hallway
    Master en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king , Plenty of room for a cot or child's bed if required
    Ground Floor - 1 double
  • Please note, the ground floor bedroom is accessed via a rear hallway with two deep steps between levels, and therefore may not suitable for very elderly or infirm guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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