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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Visitor comments

"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'- Lancashire

'Such a beautiful place'- Surrey

'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'- Cornwall

' 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'- Hampshire

' the gite in its elegance completes the reverie'

'A wonderful relaxing stay in a stunning place'

'Fantastic place'

'Exquisite house and stunning views'

'What a beautiful home in a stunning setting!'

'As for the night times, and the incredible stars'- Hampshire

' A deer was standing by our car on our final morning- perfect!'

' This house ticks all our boxes, very comfortable, well equipped '

'A delightful visit- our fifth to the valley and third to Au Riverain'- Herefordshire

'Another wonderful holiday at Au Riverain'

' This is our third year in this house, so we obviously like it!'

'We parked the car and didn't use it again until going home'

' the house is easily accessible to the village'

'We don't want to go home'

'What a magnificent place- very tastefully furnished with a lovely homely feel'

' We cannot recommend this house highly enough and hope to be back again'

'Au Riverain was beyond our dream'

'It is difficult to leave this place'

'What a wonderful retreat!'

'Fabulously well equipped house'

'Au Riverain simply cannot be surpassed'

'Log fire, library of French films and fabulous music'

'Perfect place'- North Yorks

'The valley day and night is stunning, coupled with the aerobatics of the swallows in the daytime and the bats at night'

'We lacked for nothing at Au Riverain '

'The trampoline was a great hit with our children'

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