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* Quiet country gites * 30ha/90 acres of fields and woodland to explore * Gites available separately * See website for other similar properties available *
2017 Season - 1 June - 30 September
Hidden away down a quiet country lane, Contensou is set in around 40 ha/90 acres of woodland and meadows. With two separate gîtes sharing a pool, it is ideal for two families holidaying together, or equally good to rent just one of the gîtes and meet other families.
Well equipped and maintained, the gites make ideal places for lazy family holidays by the pool and exploring the footpaths through the woods around Contensou, or the might of the Aveyron Gorge is little more than a mile away with natural history everywhere you look: Hiking, climbing, canoeing and other adventure sports, are al available within a few miles, and there are also the beautiful and historic villages of the Gorge including St Antonin Noble Val and Bruniquel to explore.
Guests enter Lavande into the open plan Sitting / Dining/ Kitchen space with many of the original timber beams visible and the traditional large fireplace with wood burner.
This pleasant airy room has shuttered windows on the south and north side so remains fresh at all times.
The Sitting Area has comfortable seating around the fireplace, and a large Dining table seating six sits between this and the Kitchen area.
Various ornaments complement the rural nature of Lavande, and there is an upright piano in one corner.
The Kitchen is based around a straight run of units behind a low wall which make a low division across the room and includes a hob and oven and refrigerator along with a selection of Utensils. The low wall is topped to function as a breakfast bar, and bar stools make this informal dining facility work well.
A small Utility room contains a Washing Machine and a Microwave oven.
The Shower room with basin and wc is located behind the Kitchen area.
The Triple Bedroom with a Double and Single bed is through a door beside the Shower room.
From the Dining area, a steep Ladder type staircase leads up to the Mezzanine Double bedroom.
The Ground Floor of Fleur is an Open Plan Sitting / Dining / Kitchen area, with many of the original timber beams visible, and ornaments complementing the rural nature of Contensou.
The large fireplace with wood burner has the Sofa bed in front of it, with ample space to open it out if it is used as a bed.
A small Breakfast Bar with stools divides this area from the Kitchen / Dining area.
The corner Kitchen is equipped with Hob and oven, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave oven and a range of utensils. The Dining Table for 4 is by the kitchen. The Washing Machine is also located in the Kitchen area.
A small store room and a Shower room with basin and wc complete the Ground floor.
Steep stairs lead up to the spacious mezzanine Triple bedroom, with a Double and Single bed. From this mezzanine a door opens onto an east facing balcony with steps down to the pool terrace. The balcony is perfect for breakfast, and is also a great vantage point to supervise pool activities.
Between the two gites are some mature trees which have tables with shades around them making a very pleasant shaded area.
The Pool terrace has the walls of the gîtes on two sides and low walls on the other two sides aiding security. There is ample space and poolside furniture provided to enjoy this area.
The Swimming pool is an irregular shape, measuring 8 x 4m overall, and has an alarm system. There are Roman steps, and water purity is maintained with chlorine.
Beyond the pool terrace is a dedicated barbecue block fuelled by charcoal, and the original well for Contensou has been throughtfully converted to an al fresco dining table.
A large grassed area - some 2-3ha (5-7 acres) - then surrounds the gîtes, with swings and climbing frames for the younger members of the party, before the edge of the woodland is reached: All can be watched from the pool terrace.
Paths lead through the woodland allowing Guests to explore the natural history that abounds in the woodland, and can provide much entertainment to those interested in nature and the environment