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The Cottage

The front door opens into the large open-plan space with the newly refitted kitchen area to the right and the main living area occupying the rest of the room. The living area has a beamed ceiling, wooden flooring with rugs, a 3-piece suite, dining table and chairs, digital UK and French TV and wood burning stove (logs supplied). French windows lead out to a veranda with stunning views overlooking the river, with table and chairs enabling al fresco eating. Also downstairs is a shower room with WC and wash basin.

The recently renovated upstairs accommodation has 2 comfortable bedrooms the twin room has air conditioning. The double room overlooks the river and the other has woodland views. Duvets, linen and towels are provided. The upstairs bathroom is tiled and has a claw-foot bath, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.

A washing machine is provided in the cellar, along with an additional fridge/freezer.

The accommodation comprises of:

  • A fitted kitchen with refrigerator, electric cooker, gas hob and microwave.
  • An open plan living and dining area with dining table and chairs and comfortable armchair and sofas.
  • 1 bedroom with double bed and 1 with twin beds
  • 1 bathroom & 1 shower room, hand basin. There are 2 WC’s

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

Grounds, pool and surrounding area

Soulou has a private 6 metre oval swimming pool, built into the rock in a very sheltered position and has a small decking area with sun loungers for sun bathing.

There are several sun terraces at differing levels. A barbecue and garden furniture are provided for outside dining. The area around the property abounds with wildlife: Red kite nest just across the river and deer and even wild pigs have been seen in the vicinity of the cottage. There is parking both at road level and parking for one car at the bottom of the steps leading up to the house.

At road level is a flight of steps providing the cottage with riverfront access where one can sit and fish (permit required for fishing).

As the cottage is situated on the sides of the valley and accessed via some steep flights of steps and with the various terraces it may be unsuitable for very small children.

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 (including air conditioning in the bedrooms) 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.


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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