Gite Cerise, stylish and spacious, perfect for holidays with family and friends
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Wonderful place !
We had a great time at Le Roc in Bournazel. The view on the castle is spectacular, and the house is truly awesome : super clean and modern appartements, lots of amenities (bikes, barbecues....), and a nice swimming pool !
The place has been cleverly renovated and the owners are really nice and gentle. They will do everything to make your stay enjoyable.
In the end, we're pretty sure we will come back next year :-)
Gites Le Roc
We had the most amazing holiday here at Gites Le Roc. The Gite was superb and by far the best holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in. It was clean, well equipped and comfortable. John and Nicky made us very welcome and gave us lots of useful information on where to visit.
The swimming pool was a favourite, just so lovely to.swim with a Chateau in view.
We highly recommend Gites Le Roc and I.will be looking to going back very soon.
Thank you John and Nicky.
Un très bel endroit !
Merci John et Nicky pour votre accueil. La région est très intéressante. De la terrasse on a une très jolie vue sur le château de Bournazel. La piscine est bien. Le gite est aménagé et décoré avec gout : c'est très propre et gai.
super accueil, charme, et propreté...
Nous avons trouvé un lieu reposant, agréable et charmant. Un entretien du lieu irréprochable et des propriétaires présents et discrets en même temps (la juste dose). La piscine a fait le bonheur de toute la famille.
A gem of an accommodation in an idyllic setting
We enjoyed a luxurious 3 week stay at this incredibly peaceful and well appointed property. We stayed in Gite Cerise as a family of four - kids aged 11 and 13 - and it was really perfect for our family. The gite is exactly as described in the listing and even nicer than the pictures. It is very clean and comfortable. The whole property is very well-maintained and above all, the owners John and Nicky are warm, friendly yet very professional hosts. They gave us our privacy, yet were always available to answer any of our questions about exploring the area. There are countless charming villages to visit in the area, and so many markets and night markets to experience. I highly recommend this property!
The perfect, peaceful, get-away-from-it-all haven.
John and Nicky Chapman have converted the large, stone-clad barn on their farmhouse into three stunning gites. We stayed with extended family, with each branch of the family occupying a gite of their own. Set in a peaceful, picturesque village, within easy reach of a well stocked supermarket and various interesting places to visit, it took no time at all to feel completely relaxed. Each property is very spacious, light, airy and well equipped with everything you may need to cook and serve big, family meals using lots of bread, cheese, wine and fresh produce so abundantly available locally. It is quiet and peaceful throughout the day and night and efficient shutters ensure that bedrooms stay dark and enable everyone to sleep as long as they wish with no disturbance from light or noise. Everything is spotlessly clean and there is English TV in each living area. The large pool is set across the grass from the foot of the stairs with panoramic views of lush fields and rolling countryside all around as well as the unspoilt, medieval village ahead and was enjoyed by the adults as much as the children who loved it so much, they would have happily played there all day! Flights from London to Stansted and frequent and very reasonably priced. Car hire is essential, but it is cheap, easy and quick to do this from Rodez airport which is only 20 minutes away on virtually empty, well signposted roads. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting peace, quiet and tranquility in beautiful surroundings steeped in history in an unspoilt, untouristy part of France.
GPS coordinates : Lat 44 deg 27’ 35’’ Long 2 deg 18’ 02’’
Gite Cerise is located on the edge of the Village of Bournazel. Bournazel is situated between two medium sized towns; Montbazens and Rignac. Both of which are approximately eight minutes drive away and have supermarkets, chemists, bakers, butchers and banks as well as restaurants. Montbazens has a very good market on Wednesday mornings and Rignac on Tuesday mornings.
Le Roc is ideally located for exploring the Aveyron region and the many attractions it has to offer. For those who love the countryside there are a host of way marked walks and cycle trails, many starting and ending near the entrance to Le Roc. There are many locations on the rivers Lot and Aveyron where canoes can be hired. The Aveyron boasts ten of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ as well as numerous chateaux, churches and cathedrals which those with an interest in history and culture can enjoy. The Aveyron is renowned as being the home of many of France’s greatest chefs and foodies can enjoy the Michelin-starred restaurants in Belcastel, Sauveterre de Rouergue and Laguiole or the delights of shopping for the freshest of ingredients in the local markets.
In the summer months every small town and almost every village, including Bournazel, holds a ‘fete’ which involves several days of festivities ending with an amazing firework display. Additionally, villages host night markets where vendors set up stalls selling food wine and local produce. Trestle tables are set out and wine and beer can be bought to accompany food that you buy from the vendors. This is a really nice way to spend a summer evening, meeting people and sampling local specialties, such as ‘aligot’ or ‘soup de fromage’. If this appeals to you we can let you know when and where night markets are held during July and August.
Places to visit
Conques – Drive time 30 minutes
This pretty medieval village with its abbey dating back to the 10th century has its origins in the pilgrims and was a major stop off point on the ‘Santiago de Compostella’ pilgrimage. Classified as a world heritage site and one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France’ it is well worth a visit. It has many restaurants and shops selling local produce and artefacts.
Belcastel – Drive time 15 minutes
A picture postcard village tumbling down the sides of a lush green valley on the banks of the river Aveyron with the ruins of a chateau and a humpback bridge, Belcastel is one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France’. In the village of Belcastel are several cafes and two very good restaurants.
Rodez - Drive time 25 minutes
The largest town in the region, at its centre the old town of Rodez is perched on a hill around the cathedral. Rodez has all the shops and facilities that you would expect to find in a major town. The newly opened Musée Soulages is a major attraction.
Villefrance de Rouergue – Drive time 25 minutes
This large town situated on the banks of the Aveyron River, has a very fine centre of stone built medieval town houses built around the cathedral at its centre. It is well worth a visit but make sure you go on market day which is Thursday morning when the whole of the old town centre becomes one huge vibrant market selling everything that you could ever need and more. This market is said to be the best in the department of the Aveyron.
Peyrusse le Roc – Drive time 15 minutes
A fascinating place to explore, parking in the ‘new village’ walk down through a wooded valley and discover the remains of an abandoned Medieval village complete with chateau, cathedral, watermill and hospital. It is very picturesque with the river running through it and trees growing through the ruined stonework.
Najac – Drive time 45 minutes
This beautifully preserved medieval village which has just one street is towered over by a royal fortress built in the 13th century perched high up on a rocky outcrop. Encompassed by a meander of the river Aveyron, Najac is another ‘plus beaux villages de France’ and has several good restaurants.
Sauveterre de Rouergue – Drive time 45 minutes
Yet another ‘plus beaux villages de France’ Sauveterre gives the feeling of stepping back in time with its half-timbered houses, sculptured ornamental stones, ornate doorways and beautiful colonnaded square and has many shops and places to eat.
Marcillac - Drive time 20 minutes
Marcillac is situated in the Dourdou valley which has its own micro climate which makes it particularly suited for growing the grapes for the local Marcillac wine, which has its own AOC. Much of the activity in the town revolves around wine production, bottling and drinking! Marcillac has a busy market on Sunday mornings.
Millau Viaduct - Drive time 1 hour 30 minutes
This magnificent piece of architectural engineering, opened in 2005, spans the valley of the Tarn at Millau. The viaduct designed by Sir Norman Foster is a the highest in the world.