We needed somewhere to sleep 2 adults, where we could bring a small dog and be independent as well as close enough to the main town (without being in the town itself) and this fit the bill. We stayed for a week and were looking for somewhere to relax but that we could use as a base to explore.
Villefranche-de-Rouergue is a lovely town with lots going on. We know it well and we were very keen to stay close to the river. There are several rental properties in and around the area, plus B&Bs and hotels, but on this occasion we really wanted the use of a kitchen and the lounge space so we booked and were lucky to find a date when it was available in the height of the season!
The property was very easy to find. The sat nav and google maps took us straight there, its just slightly out of town (an easy 10 minute walk into town) but close enough for you to feel that you can go out in the evening and not need the car. There is parking outside and a few steps to climb to get to the front door. We were met by the owners, who helped us with our luggage and showed us around.
The property appears to be brand new and it is immaculately clean. Everything we needed was provided including a little welcome pack so that we didn't need to rush out shopping, and the towels and bedding were all good quality. I couldnt think of anything that they hadnt provided in the kitchen.
The house is a converted barn in the grounds of the owners house so they were close by. They asked us to come up for a drink once we were settled which we thought was a nice touch and we enjoyed a glass of wine on their terrace.
The house itself is on 2 floors, with a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room. Upstairs a double bed and lovely big bathroom with a modern shower.
From all floors there is a lovely view along the valley and the river and the house overlooks the river itself. Its very peaceful with just the noise of the weir to lull you to sleep!
The kitchen had everything we needed for our weeks stay. We didn't cook every day because the local restaurants are so good and we had friends locally to see, but I didn't think there was anything missing. All the appliances were good quality and clean.
We had a small dog with us, and she was very well catered for. Even a little welcome pack for her (thank you for the biscuits!) She loved being so close to the river and we had to stop her diving in at every opportunity.
Thanks for a lovely stay - we will definitely be back soon.
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