The house, part mill, part farmhouse, sits next to one of the many streams that keep this valley so lush. Behind the pool area, vast limestone cliffs pocketed with ancient caves await the energetic.
The surrounding 100 acres belong to the property ensuring you total privacy.
Accommodation comprises of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large flagstone dining area, fully equipped kitchen with open fireplace and a large sitting/TV room.
Outside there are two terraces. One covered at the front with a bread oven, the other next to the pool and shaded by a canopy of vine leaves. The pool itself is 13m long and good for swimming and games as it is of uniform depth. A full safety compliant cover can be drawn across when the pool is not in use.
Log fires in the winter and barbecues in the bread oven contrast with modern amenities like satellite internet connection, multi channel television, DVD and video, and a covered table tennis area in the barn.
Legend has it that this was the site of a Roman villa and certainly evidence of old roads, stone water sluices and well-made walls sleep undisturbed in the hundred acres of land that enfolds Maraval.
In springtime carpets of wild flowers surround the house, in summertime the wooded walks provide shade for guests and animals alike - deer, wild boar, pine martin, red squirrels, fox and badger make their home here in the valley.
The nearest shops and restaurants are in the medieval hilltop town of Cordes, ten kilometres drive away. Here you’ll find everything from a seven day a week privately owned supermarket to a two Michelin star restaurant. It’s a wonderful mixture of art and rural life. Antique furniture, sunny cafes, tapestry makers and glass blowers.
For the more energetic there’s horse riding from stables situated in the forest above the house, canoeing for the whole family on the Aveyron, golf beside the Tarn river in Albi, plus of course a hundred acres of surrounding forest to explore. The region itself has miles of unspoiled empty roads to cycle or drive and a whole host of historic hilltop villages and towns, bustling markets, vineyards and châteaus to visit.