Le Poulailler

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The Cottage

The open plan living/dining area has table and chairs, sofa, French TV, DVD player and a wood-burning stove for which logs are provided. To the right, three steps lead into a separate kitchen.

The bathroom has a full sized bath with shower, washbasin and toilet.

On the first floor is the converted ‘secadou’, originally the storehouse for the chestnut harvest. It has a double bed and a single bed in one room with a chest of drawers and hanging space

The accommodation comprises of:

  • A fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, filter coffee maker and toaster
  • An open plan living and dining area with dining table, chairs and sofa
  • 1 bedroom with 1 king size bed & 1 single bed
  • 1 shower room, with shower, hand basin and WC.

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

Grounds, pool and surrounding area

The living area opens on to a private, secluded patio with table and chairs and a fully fenced (dog friendly) garden with fruit trees. There is a barbecue and sun loungers.

Le Poulailler also shares the beautifully landscaped grounds of La Domain du Puech where centuries old walnut and chestnut trees are a foil for exotic palms and mimosa and the views are also truly magnificent.

The 8 x 4 metre salt water pool surrounded with paving is in a secluded spot overlooking the valley views and is available for all guests to enjoy whenever they wish. Sun loungers are available for relaxing.

There is ample private parking on the site and Le Poulailler has free Wi-Fi access.

Le Poulailler is one of four beautifully converted former outbuildings of the 18th century farmstead “La Domaine du Puech” overlooking the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.

Combining the original chicken house and chestnut store, the gîte accommodates up to 3 guests and has been sympathetically renovated to bring together the original 18th century features and the style and convenience of the 21st. The local schist stone walls with slate fishtail tiled roof particular to the area and the traditional chestnut timbers provide a dramatic backdrop to the comfortable modern fittings.

There is a communal pool for use of guests.

La Domaine du Puech

The former farmstead known as “la Domaine du Puech Fleury” is in a magnificent setting with an abundance of historical and natural interest. Its wonderfully landscaped grounds, rich with ancient trees, interesting shrubs, palms and Mediterranean mimosas look out over stunning views of the Auze river valley below. At the turn of the 19th century, the hamlet and several of those surrounding it, was home to a religious sect known as ‘the floured ones’. A fascinating history surrounds them, elements of which are still visible today.

This remarkable site is home to 4 lovely gîtes, formerly outbuildings of the original 18th century farm. Each property has been converted to retain their individual original features whilst offering modern comfort, convenience and privacy, with its own access and private secluded garden with shared use of the 8 x 4 metre saltwater pool overlooking the valley.

Taken as a whole the Gîtes can sleep 15 people, which makes it an ideal holiday location for an extended family, a group of friends or a club.

Contact us for special rates and availability.

This little known area has many hidden gems and much to offer walkers, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, culture seekers, gastronomes, historians or those who simply want to relax and enjoy the peace of rural French life, clean air and beautiful surroundings.


Cassaniouze, the nearest village only 5kms away, has a general store, boulangerie, café/restaurant and bank and nearby there is a large lake for swimming, fishing or hiring a pedalo.

A further 5kms takes you to Calvinet where you will find all the necessary services, pharmacy, bank, butchers and bakers. There is also the Hotel Beauséjour, one of only two Michelin starred restaurants in the Cantal and very good value.

The “domaine” is a short drive from Conques, which dates back to the 9th century and is magnificently preserved. Classified among the most beautiful villages in France and a UNESCO “World Heritage Site”, Conques is also a major staging post on the spiritual path to Saint-Jacques de Compostella.

Beyond Conques is Marcillac, a delightful town with banks, supermarkets and post office. Every Sunday morning it stages a wonderfully colourful market. 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.

Please note that for security purposes we cannot show the exact location of the property.

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