Vacation Rental Description
La Maison des Deux Arbres is an early 19th Century Grand L-Shaped farmhouse in the heart of the Marcillac and Gaillac wine regions of south west France located just outside the celebrated and picturesque Bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue. This idyllic independent property is situated in its’ own spectacular and unspoilt 11 acre estate with a private, well stocked lake (containing Carp, Perch and Tench) and a fruit orchard (including Figs, Peaches, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, various Plums and Mirabelle). It also boasts breath-taking panoramic views across the stunning Aveyron countryside whilst remaining within easy reach of all the amenities necessary to make your stay in the region as comfortable as possible.
The house comfortably sleeps eight in four large well appointed double bedrooms with master and en-suite bathroom facilities. Two of the bedrooms can be enhanced to become family rooms with the addition of single beds or cots and there is also a fifth double bedroom within the main living accommodation available for greater comfort.
The house is designed for large family gatherings with an impressive 50sq metre lounge with imported leather sofas, contemporary log burning fire, large flat screen TV, DVD player and Wii games console ideal for those lazy afternoons or an evening entertaining any time of the year. The formal dining room also enjoys its own contemporary log burning fire and comfortable seating for 10 with additional seating and space for up to 14 people allowing you the benefit of eating in style the endless seasonal produce the region has to offer.
From the dining room through the original Souillade archway there is a well equipped professional kitchen including two large ovens, 5 ring multi function halogen hob, American fridge with ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, washing machine and a variety of labour-saving devices (juicer, coffee machine, ice-cream maker and blender) making cooking, dining and living in La Maison des Deux Arbres not only a joy but easier, especially for the chef, than you could imagine.
You are also welcome to pick and collect any of the fruit and nuts in season during your visit and search through the well-stocked cookery library at the house for ways to use the produce or simply take the produce home as a memory and extension of your stay at La Maison de Deux Arbres with our compliments.
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
The summers are long in the Aveyron and as you step out of the large oak double doors of the house you can enjoy the courtyard with its variety of private ancient barns and bread-oven to explore or simply relax as the courtyard basques in the sun all day long and well into the evening, but not without its lazy shady areas. Catch up on the book you have been promising to read, but never seem to find the time, or top up on your sun tan.
There is a selection of games including Boules, board games, Wii console with wide selection of games and full size outdoor table tennis set.
Choose from our DVD, CD, and Reading libraries that are provided in the house, for your enjoyment.
For your convenience we provide outdoor seating, inc. sun loungers, BBQ, all towels [inside and outside] and all bed linen. We can also provide, upon request, highchair and cot. [Due to hygiene reasons we do not provide linen for the cot]
- Horse Riding
- Hunting/Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
Aveyron is home to ten of the listed "most beautiful villages of France". These are Saint Eulalie d'Olt, Saint Come d'Olt, Sauveterre de Rouergue, Estaing, Conques, Brousse-le-Chateau, Belcastel, Najac, La Couvertoirade and Peyre. This is the highest number for any single department!
As well as ten most beautiful villages Aveyron has 6 bastides, 5 Michelin-starred chefs, 4 wine producing regions, 3 famous cheeses (Roquefort, Laguiole and Bleu des Causses), 2 'Great Sites of the Midi Pyrenees' (Conques and the Millau Viaduct) and an airport (Rodez).
Our nearest town is Villefranche de Rouergue, which can be reached within a 10-15 minuet journey. A medieval Bastide, Villefranche was founded in 1252. It has a wide selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, along with several supermarkets and smaller 'artisan' shops for all your needs. There is also a weekly market in the wonderful market square
- Nearest Airport : Rodez at 27 miles distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Villefranche de Rouergue at 4.5 miles distance
- Nearest Town : Villefranche de Rouergue at 4 miles distance
- Travel Info: After a short flight from the UK you will arrive at one of the regional airports that serve the Midi Pyrenees area of France. Our closest airport is Rodez and after a short 40 minuet drive you will arrive at La Maison des Deux Arbres. Alternatively we are a mere 1.30 mins from either Toulouse or Brive-la-Gaillarde airports. All airports are served by low cost airlines.
Should your preferred method of transport be your own car, then a comfortable 9.30 mins drive from Calais, will bring you the serenity of La Maison des Deux Arbres.
Owner Location Comment
Come and recharge your batteries in the beautiful country side that surrounds La Maison des Deux Arbres. Rediscover the joy of being awakened by bird song instead of lorries, or star gazing at night, without the light pollution that affects so many parts of the UK. Discover this untouched part of France and the delights it has to offer.
We lost our hearts to it and we are sure you will too.