Character Farmhouse in Tranquil Aveyron Countryside
We are situated deep in the Aveyron countryside, but just 5 minutes from Rieupeyroux, with its restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets, cinema and swimming pool.
Guests have their own terrace with garden furniture and use of another large terrace (shared with us) with shaded pergola, barbecue and raised pond. We share our 2 acre garden with our 2 donkeys, Marius & Sophie. Play a game of boules or table tennis, feed the donkeys, or just sit with a glass of local wine and watch the sun go down in the valley. For children there are swings to play on and a wooden chateau in the orchard.
Local attractions include beautiful villages (Belcastel, Sauveterre and Najac are all less than 30 mins from us), the medieval chateaux of Colombiers, Calmont and Severac and the Millau viaduct, tallest road bridge in the world. The Aveyron lakes and beaches of Pont de Salars and Pareloup are less than an hour away.
The Aveyron has 10 of the officially classified 'Most Beautiful Villages' in France (more than any other department). We are just 15 mins from Belcastel with its restored chateau on the banks of the Aveyron, 20 mins from Sauveterre with its medieval arcaded square and 30 mins from Najac with its Royal fortress.
With the 3 great rivers of the Lot, Tarn and Aveyron and the mountains of the Grand Causses, the Aveyron department is a paradise for outdoor sports and activities. Within easy reach of the house there are a number of signposted walks, we are just 10 minutes from the Aveyron river for fishing and canoeing and Rodez and Albi both have 18 hole golf courses. Further afield, Millau is a mecca for adventure activities - bungee jumping, paragliding, hang-gliding, rock climbing and rafting.
Within 20 minutes... enjoy the sights, sounds and smells at one of France's largest weekly markets in the bastide town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue, catch a glimpse of the wolves at the Pradinas wildlife park, or go for a swim at the pool in Rieupeyroux or Rignac or the lake at Privezac. Within 40 minutes... spot the gargoyles at the cathedral in Rodez, sample the local wine at Marcillac, dress up for the annual medieval festival in Cordes-sur-ciel or just relax on the beach at the lake of Pont-de-Salars.
Within an hour... visit the Toulouse Lautrec museum in the cathedral town of Albi, follow the pilgrim route to the magnificent Romanesque abbey at Conques or visit one of France's most beautiful villages at St Cirq Lapopie. We are under an hour and a half from the spectacular Millau viaduct.
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This page was last updated: 10 December 2015