Quaint cottage, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 3), swimming pool, beautiful valley views
Brian and Glynis Morris
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ideal and secluded
Good planning at the supermarket to save time driving needed. Good mobility essential to fully appreciate this hidden gem!
Silence and utter beauty with home from home accommodation . Owners are a delight and have achieved a great holiday place to visit. Pitch black skies at night allow for a star filled sky to marvel at. Highly recommend a stay at The Hayloft!
Thank you for the kind review and being such lovely guests. It’s pleasing to know that our guests appreciate the Hayloft and this beautiful part of France.
We stayed two weeks at the Hayloft in Vieillevie during the month of August. The house was very comfortable. The kitchen clean and spacious. The bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable, and the bathroom felt luxurious. But best of all were the views from all the rooms, really quite special. If you want to get away from it all then you will love it. Very quiet at night. The owners were hospitable and respectful of our privacy. The pool was delightful, with a stunning view. There are many interesting places to visit, many walks and canoeing just down the road. A beautiful part of France.
Many thanks for your kind review and that you enjoyed your stay at the Hayloft and hopefully see you in the future.
Brian & Glynis
On top of the layered light of the Lot valley
We had a fantastic stay at the Hayloft, one of the our best holidays in France and there have been a few. Brian and Glynis were perfect hosts; there when you wanted them, invisible otherwise. With a little encouragement Brian has lots of little stories about the area and suggestions about what to take in, but only if you ask. The gite was lovely and cool when the temperatures got up. The living room and kitchen were very comfortable, with almost every thing we wanted (great response to a couple of requests), outstanding bathroom and very good beds with good linen. The double in the main bedroom is larger than a UK double. The pool was superb, outstanding views up and down the valley, with different areas to sit depending on whether we wanted more or less sun. Lovely garden, everything beautifully maintained. Good loungers with cushions by the pool and good umbrella cover, could not have been better. Loved the little covered arbour a few steps up from the pool for lunch. Granted courtesy use of a nearby fridge for booze and our cheese stash. AMAZING local cheeses in the markets, from both Aveyron and the Cantal. If you like pink wine don't miss a local rose- Marcillac Blush from Vignerons du Vallons available from the superb butcher in St Cyprien though Marcillac is well worth a visit for some shopping and lunch. Hope to buy a case next time! Brian may have more suggestions, good wine shop in Entragues as well. There are places to go within a half hour drive though it took us a few days to get used to the roads along the river and into the hills. Excellent local gallery at Le Don du Fel of you like ceramic art (not just talking pottery here-international ceramic sculpture), and the Galerie Pierre Soulages in Rodez, outstanding for those interested in contemporary art.
Conques very beautiful, very ancient, countryside stunning.Great walking, long or short right out the door. Hope to have some canoe lessons so we can take advantage of the local centre about 15 minutes up the road. Loved the mornings watching the mist rise up from the valley, sunrises and sunsets. Local villages very enjoyable for shopping and some lunch. Spent lots of time just relaxing, hope to go back next year for more, to visit more of the local villages....just more!
Nancy and Peter
Delighted our guests are enjoying their holiday experience at the Hayloft, well worth a visit to this part of France. Looking forward to meeting the rest of our guests for this season
The Hayloft was a terrific find for us! The photos and descriptions given on HomeAway are completely accurate but cannot describe the peace and tranquility we found there. The cottage is decorated and equipped with great care and pride and lacks for nothing. A comfortable bed, lots of towels, a well furnished kitchen. And everything was remarkably clean!
We truly enjoyed the stunning views of the valley and the absence of noise except for the singing of the birds. We found many walks and interesting villages and towns to explore in the nearby area. We know there is much more to see and do and will definitely have to return.
Thanks for everything, Brian and Glynis.
Thank you for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Hayloft. Both Glynis and I look forward to your next visit.
peaceful and relaxing
Friendly owners, very helpful. Lovely countryside. Gite is tastefully furnished, surprisingly spacious, swimming pool much enjoyed. Garden has stunning views to eat your meals in. We explored the surrounding area, picturesque villages, and Conques was exceptionally interesting and atmospheric. We hope to come again.
So pleased guests are enjoying the Hayloft and the local atmosphere and the swimming pool this year
Super gite in super location
Thank you Brian and Glynis for creating such a delightful and welcoming gite including the spacious bathroom and extra comfy bed.
A beautiful pool gives views over the Lot valley with green wooded slopes as far as the eye can see. The shaded hammock, which catches the breeze, provides a cool place for reading or an afternoon snooze before the next swim.
Plenty of local walks for all levels abound with many pretty villages and towns to explore in this area.
Brian is a gracious host always ready to help without being intrusive.
Catherine and Mark Clark
Thanks for the kind review so pleased our guests are enjoying the Hayloft and the pool area
It wouldn't be France if there wasnt a market on somewhere. Locally, there are excellent markets in Maurs (Thursday), Decazeville (Friday), Rodez and Figeac (Saturday) and Marcillac (Sunday). Further afield there are very good markets to be found in Villefranche-de-Rouergue (Thursday) and Sarlat-la-Caneda (Saturday).
Wining and Dining
Eating out is one of life's great pleasures. Vieillevie has an excellent restaurant. Slightly further afield there are very good establishments in Entraygues, Montsalvy, St. Cyprien-sur-Dourdou, Marcoles and Mourjou.
Sports and Leisure
Fishing, canoeing and paddle boarding are available on the river. Licenses for fishing are available from the village shop. Canoeing and paddle boarding are run from centres in Entraygues and another in Le Port, close to Vieillevie. A few miles downstream from Vieillevie a company offers boat cruises, with and without lunch, a pleasant way to while away a few hours and see the river from its best vantage point.
There are plenty of good walks within minutes of the Hayloft. The Monts de Cantal and the Aubrac provide excellent walking opportunities for those that may want something a little more challenging. Both areas also provide downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Out of the winter season a challenging Go-Ape style tree adventure can be found in the mountain resort of Super Lioran
There are two horse-riding centres a short drive away. Golf is also available in Aurillac and Rodez, both a 45 minute drive away.
Places of Interest
Le Fel - a mere 15 minutes drive up the valley is the small community of Le Fel. This village not only offers unparalleled views but also visits to a number of small-scale bio wine producers. Nearby is the Poterie du Don, a ceramics gallery and boutique presenting the works of renowned artists and potters from around the world.
Conques - only 20 minutes away by car is one of the premier Plus Beaux Villages de France, Conques is a must see for any visitor. It was an important stopping place for pilgrims en route to St. Jacques de Compostella and today it is a European Centre for Art and Medieval Civilisation.
Figeac - less than an hour by car will take you to this beautiful medieval trading town. Here you will find a jumble of narrow streets and alleys with ancient timber-framed houses fronting on to them. Figeac is also the birthplace of Champollion who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics with its associations with the Rosetta Stone. A museum celebrates his life and work.
Rodez - only 45 minutes away by car is the large town of Rodez, the ancient county town of the département of Aveyron built around the cathedral Notre Dame, a Gothic master piece that dominates the town and its surroundings from the top of its 87 metre bell tower.
Other notable places of interest include the medieval towns and villages of Espalion, Estaing, Marcoles, Rocamadour, Cordes-sur-Ciel, St Cirq-Lapopie, Salers, Cahors and Belcastel.
If historical sites and natural scenic beauty get too much then a visit to the Viaduc du Millau, less than two hours drive away, is a must. Millau viaduct holds the world record for the tallest bridge, culminating at 343 metres (higher than the Eiffel tower), 2460 metres long and touching the bottom of the Tarn valley in only 9 places.