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Lovely Stone Farmhouse Shaded By Chestnut Trees with Private Pool

Ols-et-Rinhodes, France
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

near Villeneuve d'Aveyron, Occitanie, Peaceful Village within Easy Reach of Historic Market Towns

The house is a restored 19th century farmhouse built of local stone. As is typical of the area, a small flight of stone steps leads up to the terrace and the upper ground floor living area which you enter through a fine old oak door. The sun rises on this side of the house and sets over the field on the other side. It is a delight to take breakfast on the terrace in the morning sun. The 10m by 5m (salt water) pool is overlooked by the terrace. The huge light and airy attic is accessed by a spiral staircase from the living area and by an outdoor wooden staircase leading from the ground floor up the side of the house. It is a 10 minute drive along country roads to Villeneuve, 20 minutes to Villefranche de Rouergue (Thursday market) and half an hour to Figeac (Saturday market). A 15 minute drive takes you to Cajarc (Saturday afternoon market) and the Lot River. The local wines from Cahors (red) and Gaillac (red, white and rose) are excellent and inexpensive.


Diana Martin

Member Since 2010
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Jan 18, 2018
About Diana Martin

I love travelling and I love France. We have had the house since 1991 and have had many wonderful family holidays there. Friends have often come to stay with us there and some come year after year. I have a husband and 4 children, now grown up and the house and area have been a memorable part of their childhood and adolescence.

Diana Martin purchased this Farmhouse in 1991

Why Diana Martin chose Ols-et-Rinhodes

We bought the property in this area because we were attracted to the untouristy rural qualities of the region, and because we had good French friends who also loved it. The surrounding landscape is fresh and green and yet long hot summers are usually the rule. The village can be accessed from Toulouse airport (2 hours away), or by car from any of the ferry ports. It is about a 10 hour drive from Caen ferry port. There are also railway stations in the nearby towns.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet of the village, the clear night sky full of stars, the liveliness of the market towns, the availability of good food and wine. The house has a great deal of character which is not easy to describe, but which many people find very attractive. It feels like a much loved home.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) plus attic space Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and hand basin, next to shower room and 2 loos. Bedroom 2 in attic
          double bed and 2 singles. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 above, double futon and 1 single bed. Bedroom 5 ground floor: double bed and en-suite.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Shower room 1
          toilet, shower
        • Shower room 2
        • Shower room 3
        • Shower room 4
        • Toilet 1
        • Bedroom 1 next to bathroom with shower and loo. Separate loo next to it; bedroom 2, 3, 4 share upstairs shower room with loo. Bedroom 5 has en-suite shower room and loo. Utility room on ground floor has shower, basin and loo.

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                    For a flat fee of £75
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                    Not at present
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Fireplace
                    with woodburning stove
                  • Living Room
                    Dining room area with large table, and chairs, cupboards with crockery, cutlery etc. Sitting room area with easy chairs and 2 sofas including one double sofa bed, board games in cupboard.
                  • Parking
                    Plenty of parking on the property
                  • Telephone
                    Not at present
                  • Towels Provided
                    Included in flat fee
                  • Tumble Dryer
                    No. Clothes line close to house.
                  • Washing Machine
                    in downstairs utility room 7kg
                  • Wood Stove
                    Large woodburning stove


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                        Several cafetieres of different sizes
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen
                        Kitchen is in old souillard with flagstone floor. Gas cooker with hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, lots of kitchen utensils.
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils provided
                      • Oven
                        gas powered
                      • Pantry Items
                        On request
                      • Refrigerator
                        large fridge-freezer
                      • Stove
                        4 rings gas powered
                      • Toaster
                        Toaster supplied


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            Dining also possible on spacious outdoor terrace and in summer kitchen (equipped with cooking facilities) about 30 yards from house
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 10 people


                              • Pool Table
                              • Books
                                Plenty of books for all ages
                              • Game Room
                              • Games
                                Some board games
                              • Music Library
                                small supply
                              • Ping Pong Table
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                                small portable stereo
                              • Television
                              • Toys
                                Some toys
                              • Video Games
                              • Video Library


                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Not so much a garden as a field and land and trees around house
                                  • Balcony
                                    See terrace
                                  • Boat
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Terrace on the first floor up a small flight of steps leading to front door. Terrace overlooks pool.
                                  • Golf
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                    It is possible and enjoyable to go kayaking and canoo-ing on the Cele River
                                  • Bicycles
                                    There are bicycles at the property but in need of tlc
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Small portable charcoal barbecue
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                    See terrace
                                  • Ski & Snowboard
                                  • Tennis
                                  • Water Sports Gear


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible
                                        One bedroom and bathroom are accessible as are pool area. But the main house is up a short flight of steps.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            Pool is private
                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Private Pool
                                            5 metre by 10 metre salt water pool, with solar heated shower at entrance.
                                          • Sauna


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • caves
                                              • churches
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • Notes on accommodation: The thick stone walls and wooden shutters keep the house cool in the summer. There are also standing fans, and ceiling fans in 2 of the attic bedrooms. The house is our second family home and our children and friends have always enjoyed being there as the property has lots of character and there are plenty of areas to roam. In September 2010 our daughter and her husband had spectacular wedding celebrations in the house and grounds with 130 guests. Outside: There is a large table with benches and chairs on the terrace, also umbrellas. The private swimming pool is a rectangular 10x5m accessed by steps in one corner. There is a solar heated shower by the pool. There are plenty of plastic outdoor chairs and a plastic table which can be used by the pool. There are 6 pool loungers. There is an outdoor table tennis table. The small barn which houses the spacious summer kitchen adds a lovely indoor/outdoor area for cooking and eating. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron, shower, sink and loo. Fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There are plenty of towels and linen, including spares for changing after one week. The house is cleaned before and after occupation, or during by arrangement. Other: There is a DVD player in the attic. It is a useful extra living and sleeping area. Close to the house is a spacious summer kitchen with hob, sink with hot and cold water, table and chairs for 12 plus. Lovely views of barn and chestnut trees.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                1 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Sophie B.

                                                                Nous avons passé quinze jours très agréables dans cette très belle maison. La piscine est très belle (eau salée, pas de chlore) et si vous recherchez le calme, c'est l'endroit idéal! La région est magnifique, le lot à quelques kilomètres, bref l'endroit rêvé pour passer quelques jours en famille et entre amis.


                                                                Ols-et-Rinhodes, France

                                                                Travel: Toulouse airport nearly 2 hours away. There re railway stations in Villefranche, Figeac, and Cahors. A car is recommended. It takes c 10 hours to drive from the Channel ports. Distances: Villneuve (7kms, bastide town and historic church, with cafes, restaurants, small supermarket. Villefranche de Rouergue (17kms), Thursday market, cafes, restaurants, big supermarkets, beautiful centre. Figeac (25kms)has a lovely town centre and Sat market, some excellent restaurants, cafes and shops. Cajarc is on the river Lot, has African festival in July, and Saturday afternoon market. The beautiful abbey of Conques is one and a half hours drive away. Further Details: There are major French banks with `holes in the wall' in all the towns mentioned above. A visit to the Tourist Offices of these towns will give one information about local activities, concerts, guided walks, etc.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Booking Notes: A deposit paid by cheque of 100 pounds secures the booking with the remainder paid in full one month before the booked period. Changeover Day: This is flexible. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Reduction for more than 2 weeks. There is a flat charge of 50 pounds to cover cost of washing bedlinen and towels.

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                                                                For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                Property # 8056289