From the moment we set foot inside the gate we loved this place. The first thing that hits you is the view over the water. On entering the house you can see everything is as the writeup says and as the pictures show. For the first few days we were, apart from a little light exploration, content to just sit on the patio and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Eating meals outside into the late evening is also a joy.
The village of Lincou doesn't have any shops but the the camping, a short walk along the river, sells bread etc to order and they also cook great pizzas and other things. The nearest supermarket is about 6km away.
M. Lamy is very welcoming and extremely helpful but you will need at least your school French. He is still working at adding some great facilities in the lower garden which will attract us even more to go back again.
Once you have exhausted yourselves relaxing there is the beautiful Tarn valley to explore with it's medieval villages and stunning views. There is a large collection of leaflets and maps in the house showing attractions for young and old alike.
The accomodation was fine but the shower/lavatory/bathroom takes "bijou and compact" to a whole new level! Very small indeed!
It would also be helpful for us English if more of the brochures were in English and up to date.
We were met by the lady who keeps the place clean for the owners, she was very pleasant, but were somewhat disconcerted to be asked for 300 Euros deposit. To be fair, there is a request for a cheque for 300 Euros deposit at the bottom of the website, presumably aimed at their French clients. For us to pay 300 Euros (we agreed 200 in the end) cash on arrival meant that we ran out of cash and had to draw more and were then given 200 Euros on our day of departure to bring back to UK.
Having said that it was a lovely spot and a great place from which to visit Albi (the brick cathedral and Toulous Lautrec museum are a "must") and the Millau Viaduct is just stunning, not to mention several delightful little vineyards. And don't forget the Roquefort Cheese factory.
Lastly, the little restaurant in the village is a delight, very hospitable and serves excellent food at a reasonable cost. We sat outside sinking many a Kir and Cappucino!