Côté De La Rivière is a delightful south facing garden apartment situated on the banks of the River Averyon. Relax in the calm and serenity of the riverside setting on the banks of the river Aveyron with views of the Roc d'Anglar and yet also enjoy the convenience of village living being a 3 minute walk to the centre of the medieval village of Saint Antonin Noble Val and it's amenities such as cafés, restaurants, bars, boulangerie, supermarket, boutiques, bank, cinema as well as the famous Sunday market.
The garden apartment accommodates four people very comfortably (with the possibility of accommodating a further 2 people as one of the bedrooms has 2 double beds). It has been imaginatively renovated to a very high standard and has it's own garden and gated driveway/parking area.
Entry to the garden apartment is at the end of the driveway via the double-glazed french doors opening into the open-plan living area. The fully fitted kitchen area has a tiled surround and oak worktop and is well equipped with a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, an electric fan oven with ceramic hob, extractor fan, toaster and kettle. The large drawer unit and glazed wall units provide ample storage containing all the equipment and utensils for the convenience of dining in. The large oak refectory table has comfortable seating for 4 and 2 further dining chairs are available. A porcelain dinner service, earthenware serving dishes and glassware is stored in the oak cupboard near the table.
There is a cosy seating area with a large sofa,TV/DVD player, French TV & English FreeSat TV, CD & radio with a selection of DVDs and CDs.
The spacious modern shower room is tiled on both floor and walls. There is a WC and a double basin marble top vanity unit with large mirror and spotlights. The shower has a thermostatic control and non-slip base. There is a heater and long towel rail - towels provided. There is also a washing machine, iron & ironing board and a hairdryer.
Bedroom 1 faces south so is light and bright with mesmerising views of the river and the Roc d'Anglars. There is a large wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps - plenty of storage place for clothes. A double-glazed french door leads on to the covered terrace and garden.
The rear bedroom has a west facing window and shutters. It is furnished with 2 small double beds with a bedside table and lamp and a chest of drawers.
Enjoy alfresco dining on the covered terrace patio area with table and chairs. There is also a sheltered BBQ area. The terrace is set back from the river and there is a gravelled area with sun loungers which is perfect for lazing in the sun.
Turn right and stroll down the road to the river beach and island or turn left and walk up the road to the public swimming pool with 3 pools (2 for toddlers/children) and tennis courts.
Saint Antonin is a beautiful medieval village. It has a bustling Sunday food market as well as bars and restaurants, excellent boulangeries and patisseries, supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacies, art galleries and even a cinema with regular English films. For children the open countryside and the rivers provide a natural playground of excitement and adventure. Saint Antonin is also a particularly good place for outdoor activities such as canoeing/kayaking, caving, climbing, cycling, hang gliding, swimming, tennis or simply walk and enjoy the stunning scenery.
A region of valleys, rivers, gorges, lakes, a land of water and stone warming under sunny azure blue skies. Tarn-et-Garonne offers an endless array of activities for every generation, from gentle pursuits such as fishing in the many rivers and lakes in the area, to rambling through the wonderful gorges and valleys discovering the hidden beauty of the medieval bastide towns that populate this department.
Cordes-sur-Ciel (25 mins drive) is a breathtaking 13th Century bastide. The walk to the very top is well worth the effort for the panoramic views alone. Najac (40 mins drive) is another bastide in a stunning setting high above the river Aveyron. There is a beautiful walk towards the 13th Century chateau through streets unchanged for centuries.
Albi (50 mins drive) is the birthplace of the famous artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and with a superb museum holding hundreds of his works. Sainte Cecile Cathedral is a dominating architectural highlight. The town centre is a lovely place to spend a day in the cafes and restaurants. Gaillac (50 mins drive) is one of the oldest and most famous wine growing regions in France. The huge variety of wines from the area should please all tastes, and it is a fascinating area to explore.