Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Rural gite with salt water pool in the historic South West region of France

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self contained 1 bedroom gite with pool, sleeps upto four. Countryside location.

Gite Les Capelanies, with its own entrance, is attached to our 18th centuary stone Corps de Ferme, situated down a private drive with parking set in 4 hectares of undulating farmland with beautiful views.

Conveniently situated to explore the surrounding areas with traditional markets, bastide towns, at least 10 of France's most beautiful and ancient villages - such as Najac, Cordes sur Ciel, Belcastle, Conques, to name but a few. Discover historical sites and wooded gorges. Ideal to enjoy tourism, the many outdoor activities - walking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, climbing, horse riding, paragliding - or simply relaxing by the pool enjoying a BBQ with a glass of local wine whilst watching the sunset.

Gite les Capelanies is accessed via stone steps into an open plan room with stone walls and beams comprising of kitchenette, dining area and sitting room. The kitchenette is well equipped with basic store cupboard supplies and has a 4 ring gas hob, tabletop oven, kettle, toaster & dishwasher. The dining area has an old pine table and ample seating for 4 guests. The sitting area has a 3 seater settee and armchair, UK freesat TV , free wifi, DVD player, games, DVDs and books, overlooking the pigeonnier and cobbled courtyard. On the next level via the stairs is the bedroom with creped walls and beamed ceiling, comprising of a double bed, dressing table, hairdryer, wardrobe and sofa (this maybe used as a double sofa bed if required). Off the bedroom is the en suite with shower, hand basin with mirror and vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. Oil fired central heating with radiators throughout during the winter months. Washing facilities and iron are available on request. All linen and towels are provide, including pool towels.

The fenced salt water pool (May - Oct) is shared with us but guests have priority. The area has decking with sunloungers, table and chairs and sun umbrella. There is a small pool house with sink and fridge, wifi, sound system and night time lighting. Below this is a BBQ area with table and chairs with magnificant views over the surrounding countryside.

We have a golden retriever, 5 cats, free range hens and a bee hive so unfortunately no pets.

Within five minutes drive there are: boulangeries, boucherie, local produce and services, supermarket, bars, fuel, pharmacie.

Ten minutes away is Najac, one of France's most beautiful villages with its historical interests, actvities, restaurants and weekly night markets throughout July and August.

In less than half an hours drive there is the big medieval town of Villefranche de Rouergue which has a large weekly market and amenities.

Further afield is St Antonin de Noble Val, with it's popular Sunday market in the narrow lanes and beautiful gorges. Also there are the cities of Albi, Toulouse and Rodez to explore.

The property has sloping grounds with steps to access the Gite and fairly steep stairs to the bedroom/bathroom, so not suitable for those with limited mobility. No enclosed garden area, so not suitable for unsupervised young children.

More Details
Registration Number : 8527987

About Us

Mandy Richardson
Les Capelanies
12270 St Andre de Najac
SIRET, 831 844 022 00010
VAT Reg No

Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Mandy

We have now retired to France after many years of living and working in the South East of England. I was a neonatal nurse and my husband ran his own Mechanical/Electrical business. We have four children and four grandchildren who visit regularly and like us, enjoy the area and all it has to offer.

Mandy purchased this guest house in 2014

Why Mandy chose Saint-André-de-Najac

We just fell in love the first time we came down the drive. The Aveyron is the second least populated Department of France and the lack of traffic certainly shows this! The countryside is beautiful and the people are warm and friendly. We wanted a project and we certainly got one! Nearly four years on and we have only scratched the surface. I think this may in part be due to the laid back French way of life and enjoying the local produce with family and friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house around the Saint-André-de-Najac around the Aveyron

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not suitable for children under 8 years
  • Please leave the property in a clean and tidy condition - as you will find it
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Rural gite with salt water pool in the historic South West region of France
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A beautiful rural haven in stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

It’s safe to say that we had one of our best holidays ever at Les Capelanies and truly hope to return one day. After a long drive Mandy and Bernie greeted us on arrival and left some very thoughtful snacks and produce which meant we didn’t have to rush out that evening to buy food. The accommodation was spotless with a well appointed kitchen, excellent WiFi and a stock of DVDs and board games which the children enjoyed. We also had use of our own BBQ and outdoor eating area which was beautifully landscaped surrounded by herbs. The children enjoyed the frequent visits from the cats and chickens. Being in the countryside you could look up into the sky at night and get amazing views of the Milky Way. Probably, the highlight of the holiday though was the amazing pool with incredible views over the countryside. Guests have sole access to the pool for the main part of the day and we spent many fun filled hours enjoying the water. Throughout our stay the owners were very discreet leaving guests to enjoy themselves but always available if you required local advice or recommendations. Les Capelanies is ideally situated to explore the numerous castles and medieval villages in the area. Mandy and Bernie have a great knowledge of local events and thanks to their advice we enjoyed the Najac evening food market, Albi and various local restaurants. Thank you again for such a wonderful time. Sally, Constant and family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review & we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay & the area that we fell in love with. It was great meeting you all & hope to see you again at Les Capélanies. A bientôt Mandy & Bernie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent. Every convenience.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful gite in keeping with the traditional French countryside but with every home convenience. Charming friendly hosts.Recommend 100%.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good time. It was so lovely meeting you both & hope to see you again. À bientôt!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A truly delightful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A very welcoming and comfortable stay. Our hosts were delightful and attentive. The place was charming and the surrounding area a joy, especially if you want to explore. All being well we hope to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay & you were perfect guests. We hope you will return & look forward to seeing you, à bientôt!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Très confortable, aucun défaut notable. Un Aveyron de rêve.

  • 5 of 5

Accueil charmant et prévenant de Mandy et Barnie.

Des produits locaux attendent le visiteur fatigué à son arrivée: surprise exquise.

Les hôtes sont instantanément efficaces en cas de petit problème, tout en restant discrets si vous le souhaitez: classe.

La location est impeccable et bien équipée. Tout est prévu jusque dans les petits détails.

L'emplacement est idéal pour visiter bastides et villages.

La piscine est superbe et remarquablement équipée.

Attention simplement pour les personnes peu sveltes: l'escalier intérieur est raide et nécessite de surveiller les petits enfants.

Un superbe séjour que nous n'hésiterons pas à renouveler.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre belle critique. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour et que vous ayez aimé explorer les villes et villages historiques que la région a à offrir. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau dans le futur.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Hébergement haut de gamme dans un très bel environnement !

  • 5 of 5

Beau gite très bien équipé dans une superbe maison en pierre. Calme et tranquillité absolus dans un cadre champêtre bien agréable. La grande piscine dont l'usage est réservé aux locataires est le vrai plus de cette location.

Un bel endroit pour vraiment se reposer et se ressourcer.

Merci à nos hôtes pour leur petites attentions et leur discrétion.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remerci. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre temps ici.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Sebastián

Una casa magnífica que transmite mucha paz y tranquilidad.

  • 5 of 5

Hemos estado una semana alojados en esta casa. Decir que superó nuestras expectativas. La casa gana mucho más todavía estando allí, que en las fotos.

Ésta tiene de todo y los anfitriones a nuestra llegada nos recibieron con diferentes obsequios, que es de agradecer. La piscina de agua salada y templada para después de nuestras excursiones fue una delicia.

La casa está muy bien ubicada para conocer diferentes sitios (Cordes, Saint-Cirq, Albí, los viñedos de Gaillac, Najac, y un largo etc...)

Definitivamente pienso que fue una muy acertada elección para nuestras vacaciones, por todo lo que hay que ver en los alrededores, y por la relajación de la casa después de volver de conocer sitios.

Un cordial saludo, y muchas gracias a los anfitriones por la pose tan bella que nos ha dejado este viaje.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so good to meet you all, such a lovely family & a pleasure to have as guests. We're so pleased you had a good time & thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you will return so, à bientôt!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
La Fouillade
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
St Andre de Najac
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £88.76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.