Le Cantou - Cantal - Sleeps 4

Beautiful cottage overlooking the Lot valley; ideal for walking and sightseeing. 

  • Sitting/dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom
  • Terrace
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Shower Room
  • Terrace
  • Barbeque Area
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Attraction
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Attraction
Le Cantou in Cantal, a cottage in Auvergne: Sitting/dining room

2 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, south facing terrace, BBQ, views

On the southern tip of Cantal overlooking the Lot Valley , Le Cantou sleeps 4 in 2 large bedrooms each with en suite facilities and offers peace and solitude all year round.

Bought as a ruin, the cottage has been skillfully and beautifully renovated to retain its original features including exposed walls, beams and a Cantou fireplace. The thick stone walls and traditional lauze roof ensure a cool interior in the summer and warmth in the winter.

The spacious living area is comfortably furnished, bright and airy with south facing windows.

A woodburning stove in the Cantou fireplace and radiators in all the rooms, make the cottage ideal for a winter break. Logs are provided as are books for those idle moments! We also have wi-fi and satellite TV providing UK and Continental channels.

The fitted oak kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

The upstairs bedroom, overlooking the Lot valley, has exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with corner bath, wc and hand basin.

The bedroom on the lower ground floor has twin beds and a 'wet room' with shower, wc and hand basin.

Outside, the cottage has a south facing terrace and a shadier one to the north of the cottage for those frequently hot days! Patio furniture, BBQ, table and chairs are provided

For larger parties our second cottage, La Maison du Four, situated next door is ideal. Although two completely independent properties, Le Cantou and La Maison du Four are ideal booked together for a larger family or group of up to 8.

Local area

This little-known part of the Lot Valley is stunning all year round; its slopes clad in cherry, oak and chestnut and the Lot River meandering through beautiful towns and villages.

The riverside village of Vieillevie, a few minutes from our cottages, has a chateau, an excellent restaurant and a shop which supplies all daily requirements.

Where the Lot meets the Truyere there is the small, medieval town of Entraygues-sur-Truyere which is a must to visit and which has a weekly market in its leafy square.

The world renowned site of Conques, on the route to St Jacques de Compostella is nearby and there are many ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ to explore.


Locally there are numerous well marked walks and trails – our Welcome Pack supplies details and maps.

The River Lot is famous for canoeing and fishing. Canoes and kayaks may be hired nearby and afford a unique view of this stunning valley.

There is a horseriding centre nearby, 4 golf courses and a large ski centre within 40 mins drive.

It is an ideal area for those seeking tranquility but close to vibrant towns such as Aurillac with its international street festival in August, Figeac with its connections to Champollion and Rodez with its Medieval Cathedral and streets.

Throughout the summer months there are always festivals

This property has been listed with Chez Nous for 13 years

Le Cantou Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Ground Floor Shower

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Terrace / patio

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
Was £600 Now £550
7 night(s) · 22 August 2020
Key Property Details
Property Name Le Cantou
Reference 185585A
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
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Owner's Website www.thesecretlot.com
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Le Cantou in Cantal

Nearest TownEntraygues-sur-Truyere - 15 kms (approx)
Nearest AirportRodez - More than 30 kms (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortDieppe - More than 30 kms (approx)

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Maison du Four Maison du Four
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Reference: 185585
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Available From Available To Standard Week Price Special Offer Price Start day
05/07/2020 28/08/2020 £600 £550 Sat
29/08/2020 25/09/2020 £500 £475 Sat

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