This is a review of two halves. The host, Caroline was welcoming, generous (bottle of wine and milk in the fridge) and, after the initial greeting left us to our own devices. The area is delightful and Entraygues- Sur Truyere has some good restaurants and bars plus small markets with excellent local produce. But, and it is a big but, the house is next to a narrow but major road, re-routed this way to avoid the ancient and narrow bridge. This meant lots of traffic, including some big lorries, from early morning until early evening. The adverts and previous reviews play this down but we found it irritating and were disappointed not to be able to sit outside on the terrace without road noise. There is a grassy area next to the river which could be more pleasant, although still next to the road, but which needs development - better garden furniture, planting etc. The terrace area of the house and some of the living room furniture is also a little tired. To be fair, the bedroom is very pleasant and the house is well equipped with Sky tv, books and DVDs, plus use of washing machine etc. There is plenty of information about places to go and this is a wonderful area to explore . . . For walking, cycling, driving, canoeing, eating and drinking. I think the owners might get a better letting rate if they revamped the garden and terrace and perhaps dropped the price to take account of the road problem. However not everybody minds a road and this could be a great base for wider exploration.
We have stayed at Vue du Pont 2 summers in a row, we love it so much. Owners Paul & Carolyn are very pleasant, helpful, yet unobtrusive people, staying next door if you need anything. Entraygues is a pretty little medieval town, and the somewhat undiscovered Aveyron region is beautiful - gorges, rivers, greenery and history.
The gite is all a couple could ask for: lovely wooden windows and French doors leading outside, a nice sized living room with a well equipped kitchen at its end; an airy bedroom, a good bathroom - very comfortable and homely. The house is on a road, but thanks to its elevated position you cannot see it - your views are of the river, gardens, and a magnificient old bridge. And there's a large terrace, which is ideal for breakfasts, lounging in the sun, and for those long warm evenings with a barbecue and a glass of wine. We can't wait to be back!
My 10 year old daughter and I stayed here for a week and where very impressed. The apartment was neat and tidy and had all that we needed including a well equipped kitchen, tv, books and dvds. We also had a large balcony where we could sit and enjoy the view. The property overlooks a very tranquil river which flows down to the lovely old bridge- very pretty and relaxing. There is also a nice clean pool, perfect for my daughter to splash about in without upsetting anyone. We were able to walk into the small friendly town each day where there is a good range of shops, bars and restaurants which catered for all our needs. We would thoroughly recommend this gite- its a perfect little get away in a typical french town.
Had a enjoyable stay at this well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage. The Gite had everything we needed and the use of the private pool was splendid. It was lovely to make use of the garden by the river to enjoy a nice bottle of wine. The local village has all the amenities that you could require. Everybody we came across were very friendly and welcoming. Weather was hot during our stay. Would definitely visit again.