General Information

 

LOCATION:

 

 

 

This lovely house is very well situated for the medieval town of ST ANTONIN NOBLE VAL - just over 10 min (15 kms) drive from bars, restaurants, Sunday market, shops & sporting activities for all the family (kayaking, horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, para sailing etc.)

 

A GREAT BASE from which to explore all the nearby bastide towns & villages. The town of VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE is just 30 mins drive away (market day is Thursday), and the Airports (Toulouse & Rodez) both approx. 1hr 15 mins.

There are numerous bastide towns and villages to see in the area - Espinas (5 mins drive), Verfeil (5 mins), Parisot (10 mins) & Caylus (10 mins).

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set in a small hamlet near Ginals -This is rural France at its best ! The other houses in the hamlet are french owner / occupiers and everyone is very welcoming & friendly. A perfect chance to try your french with the warmest of people.

Added to which, its a CHILDS DREAM ! There is a donkey in the paddock at the end of the gardens, plus chickens (3) & (2) geese (children are welcome to assist with feeding). A friendly 7 year old Golden Retriever, living with the caretakers (a mature couple with no children, in a seperate annex) completes the welcoming party !

Also Table Tennis, swings, slide, & off ground cubby house, bicycles, fishing rods, Wii with games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful farmhouse is situated in over 2 acres of grounds & views across the countryside, in a quiet and picturesque setting.

Mature grounds - mostly laid to lawns, with (marked) country walks from the end of the garden along by a shaded path to the river where children can fish (permits should be obtained) - or stroll to the 'Abbaye de Beaulieu-en-Rouergue' (10 mins off-road casual walk).

(The caretakers reside in a completely independent wing of the house - with own entrance. They are a mature couple & will be very happy to help with all questions and local information during your stay, whilst at the same time totally respecting clients need for privacy.

The Pool terraces, Gardens and SALT POOL ARE FOR SOLE USE OF CLIENTS ONLY .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SALT POOL 10m x 5m (PRIVATE, FENCED & gated for child security ) is set at the rear, with terrace close by for family dining al fresco.

 

 

Table tennis, swings, slide & cubby house for children, plus bicycles : 2 mens adults / 1 ladys / 2 small trikes (plastic) for youngsters. (Clients must satisfy themselves as to the standard of these & use is at clients own risks and responsibility)

 

 

AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS with quality mattresses & bedding, big family kitchen for the whole family.

WIFI

The house retains lots of character internally and is renovated to a very high standard.

 

 

All accommodation is on the

FIRST FLOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main entrance via

THE FAMILY KITCHEN / DINING ROOM : Well equipped with gas cooker (6 burners), double oven under, fridge / freezer, microwave, dishwasher & large island unit for food preparation, plus table / chairs for all the family.

Washing machine in separate Utility Room.

 

 

 

 

 

LOUNGE with comfortable seating for 6. Large flat-screen TV with UK satellite (free to view channels) & French terrestrial channels. DVD player & IPod docking system

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDROOM I (same floor ) : KING SIZE BED with AIR CONDITIONING

ENSUITE BATHROOM : Bath, shower cubicle, WC & hand washbasin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPPER FLOOR

(with slightly restricted head height but makes a great den for kids ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDROOM II : 2 twin beds with AIR CONDITIONING

BEDROOM III : 2 twin beds with AIR CONDITIONING

 

BATHROOM II - Between the 2 rooms : Bath with hand held shower attachment, WC & wash hand basin.

 

 

 

 

GROUNDS

 

PRIVATE SALT POOL 10m x 5m for SOLE USE - FENCED with security gate & roman steps leading in. Depths range from 0.6m - 1.8m - gradual slope.

Over 2 acres, with view across the countryside. Shaded pool terrace beside the pool with table & benches for alfresco dining, plus BBQ .

 

TABLE TENNIS in the lower barn so nice & cool. SWINGS, SLIDE, CLIMBING FRAME, CUBBY HOUSE and ADULT BICYCLES (2 little plastic trikes for infants).

 

 

Loungers with cushions, tables & chairs & parasols set by the pool.

PRIVATE PARKING in covered parking bay for 1 car / lots of additional parking space for other vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mature grounds - mostly laid to lawns, and (marked) country walks from the end of the garden along by a shaded path to the river where children can fish (permits should be obtained).

 

 

 

FACILITIES:

  • AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS (3) / 2 bathrooms
  • PRIVATE OUTDOOR POOL with CHILD SECURITY FENCING, for SOLE USE
  • POOL TERRACE for external dining, with BBQ
  • MATURE GARDENS of 2 acres
  • For children : Climbing frame, swings, cubby house (raised off the ground), Table tennis, fishing rods & bicycles (pls enquire).
  • The POOL TERRACE & POOL ARE FOR SOLE USE OF CLIENTS ONLY .
  • WIFI
  • Sunloungers & cusions, external dining table & chairs.
  • Towels, linen, electricity - all included in the price (including pool towels).
  • The nearby caretakers will be happy to help with any difficulties within the house or with local knowledge.
  • Regrettably, no pets, Apologies.

 

 

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CLIENT COMMENTS:

 

Fantastic family holiday

Had a wonderful two weeks with the family at Roubi. Appreciated the air-conditioning and the large swimming pool! The children loved the donkey in the back field and fell in love with the caretaker's gentle dog! A beautiful house with excellent facilities (and great bed). Lots to do in the area. Would book again. Charles C

 

Caroline W: A very special property in a beautiful area; spacious and perfect for our family with a 9 and 7 year old. Lots of beautiful villages nearby with plenty to do including a day canoeing at nearby Najac. We would highly recommend.

 

John & Carol : Even better than we hoped. We had a lovely week here for our family holiday. Roubi was well equipped and we all thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool, large grounds and BBQ. It really is in a fabulous location and we were very sad to leave at the end of the week.

 

 

AVAILABILITY AND PRICES

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See our page Getting Here for details of possible savings on your travel costs

If you wish to make a booking for any of the available dates above please email us and we will confirm that a reservation is held for you and request that you complete the booking form and send the deposit direct to us.

Tel: +44 (0) 779 22 99 818

Email: enquiries@frenchcountryhouses.com