High specification French cottages and properties in rural locations of France

Here you can experience the traditional rural French way of life in an area which is unspoiled by over-exposure to tourism. The welcome to visitors is warm and hospitable, as is the climate for a large part of the year. French Cottage Holidays offer a range of high-quality French country cottages and properties situated in the areas of the Lot Valley – the Aveyron & Cantal regions as well as Provence. Beautiful scenery, wonderful food and local produce, rich in history and culture with activities to suit everyone such as swimming, golf, horse riding, tennis, fishing, sailing, canoeing and rafting.

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  • Au Riverain

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    Au Riverain

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    Au Riverain is a lovely, extremely comfortable house offering luxury accommodation for 6 guests. The house, gardens and private heated pool have panoramic views over the Lot river and valleys below and Au Riverain is only a short walk from the pretty village of Vieillevie. It has been built in the traditional style of local houses and so offers French charm and every modern convenience.

    Location

    The village of Vieillevie has a highly recommended restaurant, charming chateau and local store selling basic supplies, fresh bread and croissants daily and is a short walk down from the house. It is also a post office and internet café. The nearest towns are Entraygues-sur-Truyère (17km) and Montsalvy (14km) where you will find banks, local shops, bakers, bars and restaurants plus weekly markets. The large towns of Aurillac and Rodez are about an hours drive and both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.

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    Caramaurel

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    Caramaurel is a lovely country house with a colonial feel near the little village of Abbas, not far from the beautiful medieval town of Rodez, the regional capital of the Aveyron. It has a lovely ambience and plenty of room for an extended family of up to 8, or a quieter relaxing time for smaller groups. All the rooms open out on to a central open courtyard that is lit at night and safe for small children. On the other side of each bedroom, French windows lead onto a grassed terrace and to the securely fenced swimming pool. Although not adapted for handicapped people, the house would be suitable for people with reduced mobility.

    Location

    The nearest village is Abbas which has a restaurant overlooking the river. The village of Druelle is 15minutes by car and has a restaurant, pharmacy, village store for groceries and a bakery. The house is 17kms (20 minutes) from the lovely town of Rodez, with its medieval streets, stunning cathedral, extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes. Rodez-Marcillac airport is also only 20 minutes away. There are many lovely towns and villages near to the property such as Marcillac Vallon (25 minutes drive) and the beautiful, historic village of Belcastel (20 minutes drive) that has a wonderful château fort.

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    Graissinous

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    Graissinous is the newest of our properties and currently being prepared and renovated ready for the 2016 season. Located in the heart of the Aubrac region to the south of the Massif Central, it is a lovely and spacious former farmhouse built of local granite stone, with private pool set amongst rolling pastures with views to the Monts d’Aubrac rising to over 4000 feet above sea level. It can sleep up to 8 people on three levels. There is WifI. Please bear with us with the photos which will be updated once all the work has been completed in the next few weeks!

    Location

    6 miles from the pretty village of Laguiole famous for knives, cheese and Michel Bras’ 3 start Michelin restaurant. The house has full central heating and would make an ideal base for a winter break as it is close to a number of friendly, family oriented ski stations. In the spring time the local Aubrac cattle are bedecked with ribbons and amid fêtes and fairs they are herded through the villages to their summer pastures, rich with the wild flowers unique to the area.

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  • Le Four Cottage

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    Le Four

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    Le Four is a traditional detached stone cottage nestling peacefully overlooking the River Lot in a particularly interesting section of this stunning valley. This gorgeous cottage accommodates 4 people is very charming and comfortable, has a private pool and its own sandy riverside beach where visitors can relax and bathe in the river. Conques, one of the most magical villages in France, is just 12 miles away.

    This house has the X factor and is always the most popular of our properties all year round. We recommend early booking to secure your preferred time.

    Location

    Le Four is in a small quiet hamlet by the river Lot near the small village of Vieillevie which is within 20 minutes walking distance. Vieillevie has a riverside restaurant, charming chateau and local store that sells basic supplies, fresh bread and croissants daily and serves as an Internet cafe. The nearest towns are Entraygues-sur-Truyère (18km) and Montsalvy (15km) and have the usual range of shops and services required plus weekly markets. The large towns of Aurillac and Rodez are about an hours drive and both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.

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  • Soulou

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    Soulou

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    Soulou is a 200 year old cottage overlooking the River Lot in a particularly attractive and unspoiled section of this spectacular valley not far down river from Entraygues-sur-Truyère and close to the village of Vieillevie. Built in classic regional style with lauze roof tiles, the cottage has wooden balconies to make full use of the sunny position and a private pool. It has been recently renovated and has a lovely balance of refreshed tradition, lovely original features and modern comfort offering utterly charming accommodation for up to 4 guests. In addition to the private pool, there is private access to the river where visitors can bathe, relax or fish.

    Location

    The village of Vieillevie has a highly recommended restaurant, charming chateau and local store selling basic supplies, fresh bread and croissants daily and is a short walk down from the house. It is also a post office and internet café. The nearest towns are Entraygues-sur-Truyère (17km) and Montsalvy (14km) where you will find banks, local shops, bakers, bars and restaurants plus weekly markets. The large towns of Aurillac and Rodez are about an hours drive and both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.

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    La Belle Vue Entraygues

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    Belle Vue is a traditional large stone cottage for 4 people with a wonderful new pool and stunning panoramic views. The property overlooks the confluence of the rivers Lot and Truyère that meet in the beautiful medieval town of Entraygues-Sur-Truyère. Originally a small vineyard, the house is positioned to enjoy the warmth of the sun on a south-facing slope of the Lot Valley. The garden extends to approximately an acre and includes a small oak copse and a stone bread oven, new private swimming pool and terrace.

    Location

    A delightful but steep walk takes you down to the medieval town of Entraygues that has a full range of shops,  local butchers and bakers, numerous cafes and restaurants. Farmers markets on Fridays and in the summer, night markets, provide local speciality food and entertainment in the market square. Leisure amenities include canoeing, horse riding, river rafting, tennis, golf and river walks.  Conques and Estaing, two of the “Beaux Villages de France”, are just a short distance away. The large towns of Aurillac and Rodez are about an hour’s drive and both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.

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    La Chapelle

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    La Chapelle is an extremely picturesque cottage with comfortable accommodation for up to 4 guests. It is built into the side of a hill at one end of the secluded hamlet of Crestes, just behind the tiny Chapel that lends the house its name. The cottage is over 200 years old, built of stone with the traditional lauze roof tiles of the region. It has been renovated sympathetically whilst retaining many original features.

    There is a private pool and terrace overlooking the Lot Valley and miles of walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Location

    The hilltop village of Le Fel has two very good and interesting restaurants and tennis courts about 10 minutes drive away.

    The nearest towns are Entraygues-sur-Truyère (16km) and Montsalvy (10km). In both of these small towns there are banks, shops, bakers, bars and restaurants plus weekly markets, where good, reasonably priced local produce can be found. The large towns of Aurillac and Rodez are about an hour’s drive and both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.

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    Enfialère

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    Enfialère is a 200 year old renovated stone cottage, for up to 6 people, facing south with glorious views overlooking the River Lot. The picturesque village of Le Fel is about 1 mile up the hill with 2 good restaurants and tennis courts. Entraygues is 5 miles along the river. Every room in the cottage has wonderful views both of the river and the glorious woodlands on the valley slopes. The private swimming pool is in a sheltered, sunny position with good seclusion for sun bathing. Although not adapted for handicapped people, the house would be suitable for people with reduced mobility.

    Location

    The picturesque village of Le Fel with its two good restaurants is a short drive away, or a 20 minute walk through the steep vineyard terraces.   Montsalvy and Entraygues are both 9 kilometers away. In both villages there are banks, shops, bakers, bars and restaurants plus weekly markets, where good, reasonably priced local produce can be found. The large towns of Aurillac and Rodez are about an hour’s drive and both offer extensive shopping, culture, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes.

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