Au Riverain

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The Cottage

Access via three French windows from the terrace leads into a magnificent tiled lounge and dining area with TV and DVD playing through a Sony home cinema system. There is a large inglenook fireplace and wood burner surrounded by oak beams in the open plan living area with large sofa, chairs and a dining table.

The kitchen has all you could wish for and also looks onto the terrace. Behind the kitchen is a utility room with toilet, washing machine and fridge freezer to supplement the smaller fridge in the kitchen.

On the first floor, up the beautiful oak staircase, are three double bedrooms with dormer windows overlooking the Lot valley. The 2 twin rooms share a bathroom and the master bedroom is en-suite.

  • A fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric oven, induction hob, extractor and microwave.
  • Living and dining rooms with dining table and chairs and comfortable sofa.
  • 1 bedrooms with double bed 2 bedrooms with twin beds.
  • 2 bathrooms with hand basins and WC’s &  WC on the ground floor.

There is Internet access.  All utilities, end of stay cleaning, bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price.

Grounds, pool and surrounding area

Au Riverain enjoys magnificent south facing views over the whole valley with the sun from first to last light. There are many pretty sitting or sun bathing areas around the house and a heated 8 x 4 metre salt water swimming pool. A large dining table with chairs is under the shaded pergola for al fresco dining. Tables, chairs and sun loungers are available for enjoying the views from the tiled sun terrace in front of the house or by the pool. The house is set in over an acre and a half of grounds comprising landscaped gardens, lawns and terraces. There is also a ground level trampoline in the garden.  Everywhere within the grounds you can see and hear the river tumbling along 200 metres below.

A private drive leads up to the house with ample parking.

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.


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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This house ticks all our boxes: comfortable; well equipped; peaceful; quiet and very relaxing. The pool area is amazing…

K & T. W; Yorkshire, UK

Had a wonderful time at Au Riverain, the house was delightful, comfortable and well equipped. Everything was just as the description on your web-site and information on things to do was better than we have ever had over the past 12 years of coming to France.

A&D. R., UK

The house is the best we’ve stayed in


Such a beautiful place


Everything we could possibly need

I am sure that everyone who stays at Au Riverain will be captivated by this area, the stunning location and the marvellous pool


La maison est tres bien decoree, le jardin est superbe

The house is absolutely picturesque, both inside and out

Most evenings we sat out on the terrace watching the sun go down behind the hills and whiling the time away with a glass of local rose

The careful planting around the house ensures privacy

Hands down the best place for relaxation and recuperation

Cobham, Surrey

the house is adorable with views to die for