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Small Detached Cottage, Sleeps A Couple + 1. By The River

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One-double Bedroom, One Daybed, Kitchen & Bathroom. Views.

Le Petit Gite is located in the village, on our property and also the premises of our bike hire business: www.mellowvelos.com from whom you can hire mountain bikes, road bikes, electric bikes, kid's bikes and comfort bikes. It is close to the river with a lovely beach for relaxing and swimming. The accommodation consists of a living space with a fully-equipped kitchen, a double bedroom, summer bathroom on the side, and there is also a daybed for children or a friend downstairs. There is a beautiful garden where you can eat, play boules or just relax and look at the view of the river and canyon. Guests also have use of a canoe for reaching the other side of the river or making small trips upstream.

It is perfect for a couple who are interested in cycling, walking, canoeing or just chilling by the river. It is 5kms from Ste Enimie, the capital of the Gorges du Tarn, and where there are shops, bars and restaurants.

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Tessa Meijer
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Tessa Meijer

We relocated from the UK in 2012 with our animals in order to be in this beautiful part of the world and to run our cycle hire business.

Tessa Meijer purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tessa Meijer chose Sainte-Enimie

We have been visiting this region for 17 years before moving here and know the area and its attractions very well.

What makes this cottage unique

This area is special for its beauty, tranquillity and potential for walking, cycling and water sports. Even in the middle of the summer when there are lots of tourists it is possible to find yourself alone in the wilderness.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sainte-Enimie in Lozère

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • There is strictly no smoking anywhere on the property, not in the gite, nor in the garden.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Small Detached Cottage, Sleeps A Couple + 1. By The River
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews

Small but a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

This property is small, but has everything needed for a couple, with or without dogs and Tessa and Geoff are good hosts, friendly and helpful. They run a cycling business which is good for an activity holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful week with the very lovely Tessa, Geoff and Django. Smashing little cottage that suits a couple, and dog of course, really close to the Tarn. Although we didn't cycle I am tempted now Geoff's got the electric bikes in! Spent a lovely few days exploring local towns and villages and relaxing by the Tarn. perfect place for those of an active bent, or for those of a more sedate intent. It's our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Already saving for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom! We missed you all when you left, that was a very enjoyable week. Hope we see you and Eva and Mona again very soon. T&G&D xxx
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Absolutely delightful accommodation in a truly beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation could not be better, it is very close to the river with all the activities you could want including the use of a canoe. You can do as much or as little as you want and this is an ideal spot for exploring the Tarn Gorges. Tessa and Geoff are the most generous of hosts, we very much enjoyed their company and their help with any queries we had, as with everyone else who has reviewed we we were very grateful for the eggs and homemade bread. The cottage is ideal for two people but could accommodate one more, it was very well equipped and very clean and tidy. Thank you again for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy but perfectly formed in a glorious landscape. Tessa and Geoff lovely hosts

  • 4 of 5

Petit gite is just that and has everything needed for a couple to make it a base from which to explore the incredible Tarn Gorges and surrounding countryside and villages.

We loved our stay - great place to wake up in and take the dog for a walk along the river bank. Great place to come home to after a day out and about. Filled with everything needed to make yourself at home.

Tessa and Geoff - very helpful and kind and thoughtful - thank you guys! Bicycle experts!

Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic gite in the Tarn Gorge at Prades

  • 4 of 5

The gite was clean, quiet and cosy, we loved the location but best of all the hosts Tessa and Geoff were fantastic.

Tessa had beautiful home made bread for us when we arrived! We really appreciated that and ate every bit of it.

Tessa and Geoff were happy to help with local information, Geoff even had their canoe ready for us to use on the day we walked to St Eminie.

We loved their dog Django and cat Leo, it just made the stay even more special.

We are so glad we stayed with them, so relaxing! Thank you Tessa and Geoff!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful slice of Tarn magic

  • 5 of 5

Following a gasp at crossing the Millau Viaduct, on coming down into the gorge from Clermont Ferrand direction we both said and even heartier "wow". The Tarn gorge is simply breathtaking.

Sainte Enimie is a lovely, though busy, little village with some nice eateries. In either direction along the gorge there are some absolutley beautiful villages/hamlets to explore, let alone the landscape.

Tessa and Geoff are around 5/10 minutes outside Sainte Enimie (by car - unfortunatley a car is pretty essential to get there, but once there you can then take advantage of Tessa and Geoff's bike hire service!).

The gorge is hilly and the Tarn is a 5 min walk down from the gite, where you can swim in the gently flowing river - either in the deeper pool formed by the weir or in the natural river that follows. It was apparently a little low and slow when were there, but is always safely swimmable and utterly delightful.

There lots of river based activities available nearby and with the bike hire you can discover the area under your own power.

We choose trips to nearby villages, long leisurely swims and relaxing by the tarn with a book, watching the canoes puttle by.

The gite is small but perfect for eating and sleeping - you'll spend most of the time out or in the nice garden which is next to the gite -we eat breakfast and our dinners there.

Tessa and Geoff were wonderful hosts.

Not only when we were there, but beforehand happily organising our dog's vet check-up (required prior to returning to the UK) a couple of months before we were due to stay with them.

They were full of brilliant suggestions on there to go & what to do, and couldn't do enough to make our stay a delight. I think they recognised our desire to relax, so weren't too upset when we didn't seem too interested in hiring bikes. Our dog was thoroughly spoilt and happliy played with their lovely dog Django.

All in all a lovely place to stay, both because of our lovely hosts and the wonderful sights and sounds of the Tarn.

Thoroughly recommended. We hope we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
103 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Chez Léon
Nearest Train
43.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Auberge du Moulin
Car: recommended

The Gorges du Tarn is a huge limestone canyon which makes for a stunning location for a holiday. The river is ideal for swimming, canoeing and canyoning. There is a lot of climbing available and it is a fantastic area for cycling. The gite is located on the property of a cycle hire business where you can choose from many different types of bikes.

The walking in the region is excellent with a large number of well-marked hiking trails and farm tracks to choose from. You can either walk along the river on up on the plateaus where you will have a very different taste of the region.

There are many local restaurants and bars along the Gorges ranging from small bistros to chateaus. There are also plenty of markets throughout the year, including a night-time summer market in the centre of Ste Enimie.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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