This summer open plan rental villa with large private pool is built in traditional style using local materials, including oak beams. It is very light and airy with large shuttered windows and french doors to let in the warm summer air and provide ample opportunity to admire the lovely views of the surrounding forest hills. Furnishings are very comfortable and of a high standard. The conservatory, which is fully furnished with large sofa, chairs and coffee table is a real bonus in winter or on cool summer nights. The villa's open plan layout is particularly suitable for those who enjoy preparing meals whilst conversing with friends or family. The kitchen is amply equipped and leads to a large BBQ sun deck. The villa is in a very peaceful setting with a large (1acre) landscaped garden containing lawns with several patio areas, hammocks and many mature trees. Private swimming pool, Hot tub in outdoor wooden pavilion, outdoor gym, full size outdoor table tennis, multitude of games, library, dvds, telescope, guitar, games room with pool table and football table, great Internet access for downstreaming films via nexflix from large smart flat screen TV, free terrestrial phone calls and 2 MP3/Ipod docs. Sheets, towels and pool towels included.Welcome pack on arrival. Smoking restricted
About the Villa: This villa is built in traditional style using local features including a large sundeck overlooking the swimming pool. It is very light and airy with large shuttered windows and french doors to let in the warm summer air and admire the lovely views of the surrounding forest hills. Furnishings are very comfortable and of a high standard. Downstairs floors are of traditional tile with several woven rugs to give a cosy atmosphere. The conservatory is furnished with a large four seater sofa, chairs and coffee table . The glass doors on two sides can be fully opened to let in the air in summer. The kitchen is amply equipped and there are place settings for formal or informal dining. Free Wifi , unlimited landline calls across Europe and 2 MP3/IPod sound systems. Towels, sheets and pool towels included. Dart Board, pool table and football game plus other indoor and outdoor games. Two additional patio areas in garden. Full size outdoor table tennis. The garden is full of sun throughout the day.
About the Garden and Village: The Villa is in a very peaceful setting with a large (1acre) landscaped garden containing many mature trees including oak, fruit, walnut and juniper plus grassed areas that provide quite spots in the sun or shade. There is a stream at the bottom of the garden with a little bridge leading to the drive. There are no fences or hedges - just a lovely open view of the surrounding hills. The pool area is terraced with sunbeds and solar shower and is secured by a lockable fence. The pool and garden is maintained by a local. The village has a meandering river, communal bread oven, ancient washing stone and lovely church. The village festival in August is a must. All our neighbours are french and are friendly and helpful. The traditional local bar/cafe (2.5km) is a must. It has a covered outside eating area by a small river which is ideal for pole fishing. Try the home made coque au vin.
Out and About: The attractions in the region are highly recommended, although most visitors seem to enjoy days spent in the garden by the pool, especially when the weather gets hot in high summer.. Cycling is very popular and train travel is accessible. The nearest town with a station is the medieval bastide of Villefranche de Rouergue (8km) which has a good selection of bars, hotels, restaurants, tourist information, traditional shops, boutiques and wine merchants.. There are several large supermarkets on the outskirts - HyperU is only 10 mins drive away from the villa. Roads leading to the villa from Rodez via Villfranche de Rouergue are well maintained and pretty level so your journey will be much shorter than those harder to reach destinations within more hilly areas. The nearest shops and bars are in Monteils (2.5km) which is accessed via a level road on foot, car or bike. There is also a good pony trekking club in Monteils and a farmers table to sample traditional fois gras