22 - 29 August still available; was £3385, now just £2660.
Ferme la Salvetat is a delightful 17th century farmhouse in Aveyron, built of local stone and set in 16 acres on the edge of a hamlet with open rural views. This spacious farmhouse has been tastefully furnished with antiques gathered from the owners travels through Asia and the Middle East, giving the property an exotic flavour.
The region surrounding this farmhouse in Aveyron is ideal for walking and cycling. The River Aveyron and the Aveyron Gorge offer opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. The Aveyron's principal town is Millau, now famed for its new suspension bridge, an amazing feat of 21st century engineering. The fortified cathedral town of Albi, birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec, is just one hour away and sits on the banks of the River Tarn. Castres is home to the Goya museum.
There are tennis courts and an animal park at nearby Rieupeyroux, which hosts a Sunday market. Exceptionally, this farmhouse in Aveyron has a large heated pool with beach entrance, making it ideal for young children.
Comfortable living room (TV,DVD,CD,video), fireplace with wood burner.
Second, formal living room , fireplace with wood burner.
Kitchen/dining room with comfortable seating area.
Double bedroom (1.50m), ensuite shower room , WC.
Triple bedroom (1.40m antique bed and 2 x 0.90m singles).
Two staircases, one at each end of the house, lead to the first floor:
Master bedroom (2m Indonesian 4 poster bed).
Family bathroom with roll top antique bath and separate shower cubicle, WC.
Double bedroom (1.50m bed, low doorway), small sofa, cot.
Triple bedroom (1.40m bateau bed and 2 x 0.90m singles). This room can be accessed either from the landing or through the double bedroom above.
Shower room , WC.
16 acres of grounds including 2.4 acres of garden. Covered terrace with barbeque. Large, heated pool with beach-style entrance, ideal for young children (depth: 2m).
La Salvetat Peyrales 5 mins for local shops. Rieupeyroux 10 mins. Villefranche de Rouergue 20 mins.Albi 27 miles (1 hour), Rodez 30 miles (45 mins), Rodez airport 36 miles (50 mins), Figeac 38 miles (1 hour), Cahors 55 miles (1.5 hours), Toulouse 75 miles (1 hr 45). Tennis, walking, cycling, horse riding and canoeing locally.
5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 4 WC
Private HEATED 13m x 7m shaped pool with beach style entrance
Reduced rates on request for smaller groups of max 6
outside high season only