The setting of this sensitively restored stone retreat must surely be one of the most idyllic that we have come across. With wide sweeping meadows encircling the house, a small stream skirting the boundary and hedges and trees enclosing the whole, your privacy is assured within spacious and picturesque grounds.
From the stone steps that adjoin the front of the house, you are welcomed into an open plan living room, where the use of aged chestnut and exposed beams has created attractive kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Here, the property's traditional character has been carefully retained, with a stone fireplace dominating the sitting room and the original granite sink being an interesting feature.
Step out of the kitchen door and a slate terrace occupies a corner at the rear of the house, beyond which lies the swimming pool. Here too is access to a spacious games room with pool and table tennis tables.
Whilst many guests may not wish to leave such a pleasant setting, the local village of La Fouillade (9km) offers a number of shops as well as two restaurants.
Not to be missed are the nearby bastides of Najac and Villefranche-de- Rouergue which are 13km and 21km away respectively and boast weekly markets and impressive old quarters.
Small Party Rate
Lower ground floor: Secondary sitting room (DVD, video) with doors to pebbled patio. Twin bedroom with doors to pebbled patio. Shower room.
Ground floor: Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, CD). Door from kitchen to pool terrace.
First floor: Two double bedrooms. Single bedroom (additional pull-out bed). Bathroom.
Outside: Two storey barn housing a utility area on the lower floor (washing machine, freezer) and games room on the upper floor (table tennis, pool table). Spacious grounds of wide meadows. Open terrace. Private parking. Barbecue.
Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps.