Both properties are ideally situated on the Lot Valley/Aveyron borders, only 10 minutes walk from our local village of Martiel and 10 minutes drive from the stunning medieval town of Villefranche de Rouergue. In a tranquil location on the edge of a peaceful hamlet, Les Fontaines is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The luxurious properties are set amongst two acres of woodland and superb countryside. The 12 x 6m swimming pool with Roman steps and deep end for diving, is an absolute must after a hard day's sightseeing or househunting. There are many fine restaurants in the area, buzzing local markets and festivals. Brocantes (Antique Fairs) take place regularly throughout the summer months, as do jazz, rock and pop concerts. River cruises, kayaking, horse riding and all manner of outdoor activities are all available within easy reach. Free WIFI available for guests. Full details can be seen our own personal website, please enquire for website address.
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 15, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful cottage in a beautiful area.
Les Fontaines is what it says on the tin - and lots more. It looks beautiful on the photographs but just wait until you get there. It's a spacious, comfortable, very well equipped cottage both inside and out - we ate most meals in our private courtyard. The sofas are comfy, the bedding luxurious and Andrea and Steve [often accompanied by Spencer] are ideal hosts, really welcoming, knowlegeable and unobtrusively available. The pool is large, clean and has a great range of seating.
The area is the prettiest and most bucolic we have stayed in anywhere. There are highlight villages with St Cirq, Cordes, Conques, Najac, St Antonin all within the hour but countless more in the beautiful river valleys and gorges of the Lot, Aveyron and Cele. The walking is great and easy to follow and the nature wonderful - we've never seen so many butterflies and spent time each morning and evening checking out a hoopoe nest round the corner from the cottage. There's a great bakery in Martiel and a massive supermarket 10 minutes away.
Regrettably we can't return in 2018 but have just rebooked for 2019. Can't wait!
A massive thank you for your incredibly kind words, we are quite overwhelmed! We are so, so pleased that you had such a wonderful time and that you have booked a return visit.
It is very heart warming to receive guests who really appreciate the enormous effort that goes into providing a real home from home. We will very much look forward to seeing you again in May 2019!
With kind regards
Andrea & Steve
Beautiful, comfortable, with everything thought of
A very welcoming property that has obviously been carefully thought through and maintained - comfort & style enjoyed throughout! All 6 of us (family of 4 plus grandparents) had a great stay, taking full advantage of the pool. we ranged in age from 8 to 70 yrs and we all thoroughly enjoyed our week. Lovely surrounding areas to visit too (really enjoyed Najac & St Antonin Noble Val) and ate at some great restaurants too! Would definitely recommend and thanks to the owners who were warm, welcoming and very helpful!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Les Fontaines Country House. We are so thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we that you may return in the future...
With kind regards.
Andrea & Steve
Whilst the exceptionally good weather wasn't planned (we were lucky), everything about the cottage was. Loads to see/do nearby, should you feel inclined to...think the highlight for us was either Najac (lovely town, a bit touristy) or St Cirq Lapopie, both of which had markets running into the evening, with lovely food available, and for the latter, a pottery market including one of the local artists demonstrating using a potter's wheel...my kids were mesmerised. I think we barbecued and ate dinner outside almost every day, and ate a lot of food bought fresh off local markets. Welcome pack included enough for breakfast. The pool was kept immaculately clean, and the owners were both welcoming and friendly. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the cottage, the pool and the surrounding countryside and villages so much.
We would love to welcome you back in the future!
With kind regards.
Andrea & Steve
Beautiful, peaceful getaway
The cottage at Les Fontaines is beautifully finished and makes for a lovely cosy home away from home. We had everything we could need (except wonderful weather!) The cottage was clean and light with a wonderful big kitchen.
We stayed for 2 weeks and spent our time exploring the stunning French countryside, villages, towns and rivers. Les Fontaines is ideally situated if you want to get away from it all. There are so many beautiful places to visit in this area of France, we were never bored! And when the good weather did arrive we enjoyed several days relaxing by the pool. Shops and restaurants are all within 10 minutes drive, and there is a lovely bakery within walking distance.
Steve, Andrea (and Spencer) were wonderfully welcoming and on hand to help with any issues we had (of which there weren't any!) If we are ever in this part of France in the future we will be sure to return to Les Fontaines.
Thank you so much for your very kind words We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Les Fontaines and we very much look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future!
With kind regards
Andrea, Steve and Spencer
A truly beautifully presented property
The property was even better than we imagined from the wonderful pictures and descriptions given online. It was immaculately clean and beautifully furnished with all the facilities you could possible want for a fabulous holiday. Both Andrea and Steve were perfect hosts and provided us with fantastic customer service during our stay. They even provided us with details of events and where we should go to see them e.g. Le Tour de France which passed through one of the villages. The restaurants and must see sights were also provided by our hosts and every one of them left us with truly memorable experiences. The pool was immaculately clean and a real hit with the whole family. I have already shared pictures and our experiences with family and friends and recommended this property very highly to them.
Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Les Fontaines so much and we would love to welcome you back in the future.
Many thanks once again.
Andrea & Steve
We stayed at the delightfully charming Les Fontaines cottage for ten days at the beginning of May. It is surprisingly spacious and beautifully furnished. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen extremely well equipped. Lots of decorative touches in every room. It was great to stay in such a luxurious cottage in a picturesque country setting.
Andrea and Steve were great hosts. They recommended lots of places to go and things to see which all turned out to be wonderful. Our favourites being Saint- Cirq Lapopie and Najac. Les Fontaines is in an ideal place that is quiet and peaceful yet close to many interesting places to go for a day trip. I would love go back there as there was so much we didn't get to do.
Many thanks to you both Andrea and Steve for your kind hospitality and we hope to see you again soon.
Best regards from Mike and Margaret.
Special interest holidays: We provide 2 adult mountain bikes free of charge. These are for shared use between guests... Coast/Beach: The nearest coastal beach is 2 hours 45 mins. drive away, on the Mediteranean coast. There is, however, a sandy beach next to the river at St. Cirq Lapopie which is approx. 25 mins. drive. Travel: The nearest airports are Rodez (45 mins. drive), Toulouse (1.5 hours drive). Brive is approx. 2 hours drive. Carcassonne, Limoges and Bergerac are all approx. 2.25 - 2.5 hours drive away. Use of a car when staying at Les Fontaines is essential. Distances: Our local village is approx. 10 mins. walk & our nearest town, Villefranche de Rouergue, is approx. 10 minutes drive away. There are many stunning medieval towns and places of outstanding beauty within very easy reach i.e. St. Cirq Lapopie, Najac, Belcastel, St. Antonin Noble Val, Figeac, the Lot and the Aveyron Gorges, to name just a few! For full days out, Carcassonne, Sarlat, Rocamadour, the Millau viaduct (world's tallest bridge) are all popular places to visit when based at Les Fontaines. Further Details: Our local village of Martiel is approx. 10 minutes walk away. There you will find all the usual amenities, corner shop, boulangerie, post office, hairdressers, church, tennis courts. There is also a lakeside bar/restaurant nearby. For a really wide choice of bars, restaurants, supermarkets (closest only 6 kms. away) and banks, the stunning medieval bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue, now part of the prestigious group of Grand Sites of the Midi Pyrenees, is just 10 minutes drive away. Every Thursday morning there is a bustling market in the centre of the town - not to be missed! The Sunday morning market in the stunning town of St. Antonin Noble Val is also an absolute must do!