Luxury Cottage with Pool in Peaceful Location

Les Fontaines Country HousePool taken from PigeonnierMedieval Style Dining Room - Main HouseCosy Cottage Sleeps 4 comfortablyCottage Lounge with Woodburning StoveCottage Kitchen with Oak Units
Villefranche de Rouergue, Midi Pyrenees, France



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 4
Per week €300 - €850
Type: Cottage
Description of the Villefranche de Rouergue vacation cottage rental
Situated between the Lot Valley and the Aveyron Gorges, Les Fontaines is a beautiful 18th century country house which nestles amongst two acres of woodland and open countryside. We are ideally situated in a tranquil location on the edge of a small hamlet, yet only 10 minutes drive from the historic bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue where the river Aveyron meanders its way down the Aveyron Valley.

Our pretty wisteria clad cottage was totally renovated in 2005 to the highest of standards. Designed and decorated with your comfort in mind, we have used quality furniture and soft furnishings throughout.

The cottage has an open plan lounge with two comfortable settees, coffee table, TV for DVD use, hi-fi system and large wood burning stove. The fully equipped oak kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine and separate dining area with dining table and 4 chairs. Oak beamed ceilings feature throughout, giving it a real cosy feel.

The cottage sleeps four people comfortably. There are two double bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other two singles (we pride ourselves on the fact that many guests have commented on how comfortable our beds are!). Pretty bedlinen adds to the cottage charm. There is ample room for a baby 's cot, which can be supplied on request. Electric heating in the bedrooms allows for all year round breaks.

The light and airy bathroom has an extra large shower cubicle and ample storage space for 4 people.

Guests have use of the luxury 12m x 6m pool which is well over 2 metres in depth at the deep end catering for guests who particularly enjoy diving. The pool is bordered by mature oak and ash trees which offer welcome dappled shade during the hotter summer months. The large garden, courtyard and barbecue are also available for guests to enjoy.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

We can also offer luxurious B&B accommodation in the separate guest wing of the main house. There are three double bedrooms. Two deluxe and one cottage style - all with comfortable double beds and quality soft furnishings and pretty bed linen.

Your delicious buffet style breakfast can be taken in either the medieval style dining room or on the terrace overlooking the garden and pool.

Guests have their own separate lounge area.

Coffee and tea making facilities and hairdryers are provided for your use.


We are blessed with bright blue skies for most of the year, and experience long hot summers. Spring and autumn are both usually mild, thus ensuring a very pleasurable stay whichever time of year you decide to come and visit us.

How to Find Us

By Air: There are regular flights to Toulouse (approx. 1.5 hours drive) from various airports throughout the UK, and Rodez (approx. 45 mins. drive) from Stansted airport. Bergerac, Limoges and Carcassonne airports are approximately 2.5 hours drive.

By Road: Approximately 8 hours drive from Calais. From Paris take the A10 to Orleans and then follow the A71 towards Vierzon. Pick up the A20 direction Limoges and Toulouse. Exit the A20 at Cahors and take the D911 to Villefranche de Rouergue. Martiel is 10 kms. to the west of Villefranche.

When entering the village of Martiel, simply take the road to Villeneuve and follow the signs for 'Les Fontaines' where a warm welcome awaits you.

Bed & Breakfast Prices Per Night

Deluxe Double with en-suite Bathroom 75 Euros per night
Deluxe Double with separate Bathroom 65 Euros per night
Cottage Style Double with small en-suite shower room 55 Euros per night

Additional Information

Please note that English and basic French are spoken by the owners, but we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world.

For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the cottage, main house and grounds.

There are parking spaces for several cars within the grounds.

We regret we are unable to cater for pets or accept payment by credit or debit cards.

Andrea Cam

Area Info
In an area of outstanding beauty with medieval villages and castles perched on hilltops in every direction (Najac, Cordes, St. Cirq Lapopie, Belcastel and Conques, to name just a few), Les Fontaines is the ideal base from which to explore our lovely region.

Carcassonne, Rocamadour, Sarlat, Albi and Toulouse are just a few of the wonderful places to spend a day. For those wanting to explore further afield, the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees are both approximately 2.5 hours drive away. For the very adventurous there 's even a direct overnight train from Villefranche to Paris!

Canoeing and kayaking are very popular on the rivers of the Lot, Aveyron and Cele. Other possibilities include water-skiing, rafting and fishing. Relaxing river boat cruises are available on the Lot for the slightly less energetic!

There is an abundance of wildlife making the area ideal for birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists alike. We have several mountain bikes which guests may use at no additional cost.

Horse riding, potholing and rock-climbing are also available and the ski slopes at Laguiole are just under 2 hours drive away.

The famous vineyards of Cahors and Gaillac are within very easy reach. Why not spend a lazy day driving around the lovely countryside and sampling the superb wines on offer before purchasing!

Dining Out

There are many fine restaurants nearby where you will discover superb local cuisine from as little as 15 Euros for a 3 course evening menu and under 10 Euros for a lunchtime menu, which usually includes wine. For that special occasion you could treat yourself to a visit to Michel Bras 's restaurant at Laguiole which was recently voted amongst the top 10 best restaurants in the world.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Mar 31 2016 - - €300 - 1 Week
Apr 01 2016 May 31 2016 - - €500 - 1 Week
Jun 01 2016 Jun 30 2016 - - €600 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 - - €850 - 1 Week
Sep 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 - - €550 - 1 Week
Oct 01 2016 Oct 31 2016 - - €450 - 1 Week
Nov 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 - - €300 - 1 Week
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: 4 p.m. : 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: Nil
Deposits: 20% deposit payable on booking by personal check. Balance to be paid in cash please (Euros) on arrival.
Other Fees: 150 Euro bond to be paid on arrival. This is fully refundable on departure when the cottage has been fully inspected by the owners. Any damage/breakages must be paid for and will be deducted from the bond accordingly.


Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Just this short note to thank you for our wonderful week at Les Fontaines Cottage. The kitchen was wonderfully well equipped, the living room very comfortable and the bedroom with windows onto the courtyard was a very romantic place. Your location is great; a short drive in any direction took us to some great hilltop towns and wonderful dining. Please feel free to post this. Others should know what a treasure your place is. We loved every minute with you."
Susanne and Peter Hockin. London, Ontario, Canada

"Thank you for providing a gorgeous home from home for us last summer. We loved the pool, the beautifully restored cottage and house, and especially the rustic unspoilt villages and more. Our holiday experience was wonderful - 10/10. Thank you."
Thana, Danni, Ben, Josh & Natasha. Kent, England

"We had a wonderful vacation in this beautifully restored stone manor house. Our room was large and very comfortable. The breakfast on the old dining room table was delicious. Andrea and Steve are really friendly and chatted with us in the evening in front of their cosy fireplace. They were particularly helpful with directions for visiting the nearby “Most Beautiful Villages in France” of stone hill towns, caves, markets, and great places to eat. The walks on country lanes are peaceful and the countryside is just beautiful. We would give Les Fontaines a 10 super plus! " Evelyn & Del, Michigan, USA

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