|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The luxury self contained accommodation has 3 double bedrooms available, two of which are en-suite whilst the other has its own separate family sized bathroom. It has a lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room and patio with BBQ overlooking the pretty landscaped gardens. Guests have shared use of the 12 x 6m pool.
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.
We stayed for one week last year and will be returning again this year.Everything was clean and comfortable.There are plenty of restaurants,shops etc nearby in magnificent countryside.The pool is great and Steve and Andrea made us all very welcome.All in all an excellent place to stay with good facilities and lots to see and do.
This is our second stay at 'Les Fontaines' in the Manor House and we loved it just as much as the first time, if not more. Andrea and Steve are the perfect hosts and always ready with a smile – nothing is too much trouble, and very helpful in answering any questions you may have regarding places to visit, restaurants etc. There is plenty to do in the area and if you are prepared to travel between 30 minutes to 1 hour there is masses to see and do. We loved it so much that we came back for 3 weeks this time (last year we stayed for 2 weeks).
The house is very pretty, clean and tidy, and very comfortable with beautiful furnishings inside. The top floor in particular is very spacious and English TV is now available should you wish! It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful with a lovely garden and swimming pool. There is also a garden room where I was able to set up my easel and paint – the perfect space for me and out of the heat of the sun.
I am already making plans to return again next summer – it’s becoming like our second home!
My family and I stayed in the Country House for a week. We had viewed the property on their website and it more than lived up to our expectations. Such a beautiful house and peaceful surroundings. Inside the house the rooms are well proportioned, very clean and a lot of thought has gone into the luxurious furnishings and décor. Outside there is a large pool which is kept immaculately clean and has plenty of loungers etc. for relaxing by the pool. it was lovely to go out sightseeing and return for a lovely afternoon swim. Andrea and Steve were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They recommended several places to visit, Najac, a picturesque village with a medieval hilltop castle and St Cirq-Lapopie another village with houses clinging to the hillside with breath taking views of the Lot valley. We will certainly return and won't hesitate to recommend Les Fontaine to friends and family.
Les Fontaines is a wonderful place to visit. The house is beautifully furnished, well-equipped and has plenty of space for our family to spread out. Andrea and Steve are very welcoming and helpful although the house is quite private. Despite it's quiet and sleepy feel, there is plenty to do in the area. We went horse riding, walking, cycling, canoeing, swimming as well as relaxing by the pool. The choice of restaurants serving excellent food is huge; we especially enjoyed the weekday menu at the michelin starred L'Epicurien in Villefranche. Overall, a wonderful holiday and we will definitely be returning.
We have just returned from an all to brief stay at "Les Fontaines". The property has been impressively and lovingly restored by the owners (Steve & Andrea) with great attention to detail, all the rooms we used were furnished to a high standard, very clean, bed was very comfortable. Steve & Andrea are the perfect "hosts" with extensive knowledge of the region and are happy to give advise on the best places to see and best restaurants to eat at - (if you don't want to use the beautiful kitchen to cook). The pool and garden area are so peaceful and if you love birdsong you won't be disappointed.
Overall we cannot fault "Les Fontaines" or Steve & Andrea and would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to visit this part of France
Special interest holidays:
We provide 2 adult mountain bikes free of charge. These are for shared use between guests...
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.
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.
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.
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!