About the property
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- 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.
- 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
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.
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.