St. Antonin Noble Val »
Situated in the old town centre, in one of the cobbled pedestrian streets, you have everything you need right on your doorstep (& free parking within 100 m)
Beautifully restored 15th c town house with many impressive, original features and high ceilings. Combining new & old in perfect harmony. free WIFI .
Externally, a Small Walled decorative COURTYARD GARDEN plus EXTERNAL DINING TERRACE 1st floor with BBQ, table & chairs overlooking one of the little town squares. So no immediate neighbours looking into the property - a huge advantage for a house which is so very central to all !
A quiet location, yet within the historic quarter of this medieval town: St. Antonin Noble Val with all facilities just steps away.
Bars, restaurants, shops, small local boutiques . There is also a Bank / Post Office / 3 supermarkets of good size / chemist & a wonderful little cinema (often showing the latest films in English), plus the Sunday morning market where people come from miles around. Summer night markets, open air music concerts and sporting activities right on the doorstep.
The public OPEN AIR, HEATED swimming pool (June ~ mid/end Sept) is just 100m+ away, together with a great range of sporting activities in the town & nearby surrounding area :
Tennis, VTT hire, horse riding, mountain climbing, zip wire, etc., and of course kayaking down the Aveyron Gorge from St. Antonin Noble Val.
MAIN HOUSE : 2 BEDROOMS (2 double beds) each on independant floors and each with their OWN INDEPENDANT BATHROOM.
Equipped KITCHEN with dinning table / chairs & doors to EXTERNAL DINING TERRACE, large tables & chairs, BBQ & views over the little square to the houses & hills beyond.
3 SEPARATE LOUNGES :
Ground floor Reading Lounge & entrance HALLWAY, with doors leading to the small decorative WALLED GARDEN.
FIRST FLOOR LOUNGE with chairs, piano & huge Renaissance fireplace / chimney.
TOP FLOOR LOUNGE - light & airy with English (free to view) channels, DVD and extensive views across the roof tops to the Aveyron Gorge.
The property can be rented on the basis of either
MAIN HOUSE ALONE : 2 double bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / kitchen / 3 lounges - sofa bed also avail @ small supplement.
(the Apartment will be closed off & NOT let)
MAIN HOUSE PLUS GROUND FLOOR APT : ie Total property : 3 floors
3 bedrooms in total (3 double beds) with 3 individual bathrooms on same floor,
The GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT has been adapted to people with WALKING DIFFICULTIES, i.e. no steps between rooms on this floor & a bathroom specifically designed with large, tiled, open (wet room) shower area, W.C. & hand basin. ( Access to the other floors is via staircase however.)
MAIN HOUSE INTERIOR : Large bright rooms / huge high ceilings.
A beautiful piano is also present and we would ask all clients who wish to play this, to take extreme care of this. Thank you
Additional sofa beds @ small supplement to sleep MAX 8 PERSONS - Total complex.
Located in a cobbled street (with sunken lighting at night), seconds away from the Palais Prevotal, the oldest civil building in Europe, the house facades boast Medieval & Renaissance windows with small allegorical sculptures. Inside, the 3 floors provide many differently accented spaces from a Lounge with massive Renaissance fireplace to a luminous top floor gallery overlooking the street below and offering a vista of the cliffs of the Aveyron.
The property has been loving restored to its former glory. There are 2 external terraces with far reaching views, the main terrace being located on the 1st floor with dining table & chairs, BBQ.
NB : The pitch of the internal staircases is steep and therefore not suitable for either the elderly or children under 7 years of age.
Nearby are many Medieval villages, Bastide towns, Chateaux, Abbeys, Churches and magnificent natural sites of outstanding beauty; whether it be wooded valleys or the meandering River Aveyron with its dramatic gorges.
Enjoy the Sunday morning market right on your doorstep & the many sporting activities available from the town itself or within the immediate vicinity.
Also wine growing regions ~ ideal for a half day excursion to sample some of the local wines.
Horse riding, canoing, cycling, fishing, bird watching, rock climbing, tree wire, para gliding, wine tasting, museums, tennis and of course walking. Golf is available at Albi (18-hole delightful course), where there is also a water-park for children.
An afternoon's excursion by canoe through the Aveyron Gorge is considered a 'must' by nearly all guests.
For those more active, there are many sporting activities nearby including tennis, golf, rock-climbing, equestrian centers, tree walking, fishing and canoing.
The region is extremely popular with ornithologists, naturalists, photographers and of course walkers.
Many (well marked) walks are available of varying degrees of ability and a full guide with map can be purchased from the local Tourist Office.
LOCATION : just a short drive from Medieval towns steeped in history - St. Antonin Noble Val, location for the filming of 'THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY' featuring Helen Mirren.
Sporting Activities nearby together with summer festivals.Get the full listing »