Enjoy a relaxing self catering gite or bed and breakfast holiday in the tranquil Aveyron countryside of the Midi-Pyrenees in south west France. Our 19th century farmhouse is situated in the commune of Rieupeyroux in the Aveyron department of southwest France, just 40 minutes from Rodez and 1 hour from the UNESCO world heritage site of Albi and Saint-Cirque-Lapopie, "Le Village Préferé des Francais 2012".
The Aveyron is the largest department in the Midi-Pyrenees and is home to 10 of the most beautiful villages in France, numerous medieval chateaux and the spectacular gorges of the Tarn and Aveyron rivers. It is famous for its Roquefort cheese, the Laguiole knife and the incredible Millau viaduct, the tallest Road Bridge in the world.
We are deep in the Aveyron countryside in the northeast corner of the Midi-Pyrenees, the last house in the hamlet with stunning views from our 2 acre garden, but only 5 minutes from Rieupeyroux with it's restaurants, bars, supermarkets, cinema and swimming pool, 20 minutes from Villefranche-de-Rouergue which has the biggest market in the region and just 40 minutes from Rodez, the capital of the Aveyron.
Our 2-6 person gite forms an "L" with the main farmhouse overlooking the courtyard on one side and the garden on the other with views over open countryside. The gite consists of two bright southwest facing bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms and a large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Our 2-3 person gite is a completely independant luxury converted barn, accessed directly from the garden. This gite consists of a large double height bedroom with luxury ensuite shower room on the first floor and a large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area on the ground floor with views over the garden.
Bed and Breakfast, Chambres d'Hotes Holidays
For shorter breaks or for those not wanting a self catering gite holiday, we also let the gite bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis and have an additional bed and breakfast room in the main farmhouse. For our bed and breakfast guests we serve a gourmet continental breakfast of homemade bread and jams, pastries, cereals, seasonal fruit, yoghurt, fruit juice, tea or coffee.
Gourmet Evening Meals, Table d'Hotes
For all our guests (whether gite or bed and breakfast), a home cooked meal, prepared with fresh organic produce can be the highlight of your holiday. We can serve evening meals at any time during your holiday using fresh organic seasonal produce from our fruit and vegetable garden, along with local wines and cheeses. The quality of the meat in the Aveyron is excellent (Rieupeyroux is renowned for its veal) but we can also cater for vegetarian guests. Meals can be served either in the gite dining area or on the terrace dependant on weather. Some example menus are provided on the Meals page to whet your appetite.
Aveyron and Surrounding Areas in the Midi-Pyrenees
The Aveyron is an undiscovered and unspoilt department in the Midi-Pyrenees region of southwest France. This magical place is perfect for a holiday any time of year with brocantes, antique markets, village fetes, night markets, Autumn festivals and Christmas markets throughout the Aveyron including our local town of Rieupeyroux.
Beyond the Aveyron, our neighbouring Midi-Pyrenees departments of the Lot, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne have many more top class attractions. To the north is the pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, one of the most visited sites in France. To the west you can sample the deep red wines of Cahors or visit the number 1 most beautiful village in France - Saint-Cirque-Lapopie. To the south is the stunning medieval walled city of Cordes-sur-Ciel and the episcopal city of Albi, recently classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, with its unique cathedral Sainte Cecile and the Berbie palace housing the Toulouse Lautrec museum. To the east are the truly breathtaking Tarn Gorges.
Our gite and bed and breakfast accommodation is open all year round and out of high season the gites can be let for short holidays or weekends.