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Cantobre Castel - Egyptian Gite

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
5 guests
5 nights minimum
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Our Castel incorporates two recently converted self contained holiday rentals (gîtes), both have magnificent views and are named after the local (Griffon and Egyptian) vultures that often fly overhead. The one referred to here is the smaller Egyptian gite that can be rented with 2 or 1 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We give a discount of 10% for couples who only want to use one bedroom so let us know when you send your request and we will adjust the cost for you. For more on pricing see the 'Pricing' notes below. We are situated in the Aveyron department at the south-west corner of the Cévennes National Park just 80 minutes from the Mediterranean. A 30 minute drive down the beautiful Dourbie valley brings you to the historic town of Millau where the crystal clear Dourbie (ideal for fishing) ...Our Castel incorporates two recently converted self contained holiday rentals (gîtes), both have magnificent views and are named after the local (Griffon and Egyptian) vultures that often fly overhead. The one referred to here is the smaller Egyptian gite that can be rented with 2 or 1 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We give a discount of 10% for couples who only want to use one bedroom so let us know when you send your request and we will adjust the cost for you. For more on pricing see the 'Pricing' notes below. We are situated in the Aveyron department at the south-west corner of the Cévennes National Park just 80 minutes from the Mediterranean. A 30 minute drive down the beautiful Dourbie valley brings you to the historic town of Millau where the crystal clear Dourbie (ideal for fishing) meets the river Tarn that then winds through the town and passes under the world renowned Millau Viaduct. More locally, a 10 minute drive up the Dourbie valley takes you to the 10th century village of Nant equipped with a variety of shops and restaurants. From our rock we have a 360 degrees view looking up and down the Dourbie valley and also up the Trevezel valley. The views from our garden are stunning, especially with the evening light in the valley winding into the distance. The area is a paradise for people with a variety of interests including walking, bird watching, fly fishing, cycling, paragliding, canoeing, geocaching, butterflies, orchids, the Tarn & Jonte gorges, fantastic scenery, Roquefort cheese, Knights Templar fortified villages... INDOORS Satellite TV gives you access to all the UK FreeSat channels. The TV gives you access to French Terrestrial Digital Channels. We make available all our Books, Games, Puzzles, CDs and DVDs in our shared library. Music CDs can be played on the DVD player. OUTDOORS Another terrace shared between our gites is available for use with access via our garden or bat cave! Our 800 square metre shared garden with its 'mushroom' shaped rock and petanque (boules) court is also available for you to relax in. Swimming is possible in the river which is a short walk from the gite. Trout fishing (by any means) is available in the river (permits about 30 Euros). Being a very small fortified village with no through road, parking is available 100m from our gites at the village entrance. Help is given on arrival to get your things to the gite. We provide you with binoculars and a telescope for bird watching. We also make available a hand held GPS device (SAT-NAV) programmed with the local walks. It can also be used to hunt for one of the 870 local (34 km radius) geocaches. PRICING Please note that there is a fee of 15 € per week for bringing pets.. A tourist tax (imposed by our mayor's office) is due on arrival and this is 0.50 € per person over 17 years old per night. Like most French gites our gite should be left as you found it, if you don't have the time to clean it before you leave we can clean it for you at a cost of 55 € - please let us know in advance if this is required. CONDITIONS Like their owners, pets must be well behaved. No smoking inside the gite. For additional terms and conditions, see our Castel de Cantobre website. FURTHER DETAILS We live on site so are available for advice and problem solving. We also provide lots of things you would normally have to bring with you, such as: Toilet paper, kitchen towel, cleaning materials, matches etc. See our Castel de Cantobre website for full details. More
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About the Owner
Lionel and Peggy H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
Interaction with guests
We live on site and are here when you arrive to advise on parking and help you in with your bags and shopping. We used to come on holiday here ourselves (which is why we have lived here full time since 2009), so we know a lot about the area and what to see and do - just come and have a chat.
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

Wonderful hosts who looked after us with great attention. Fabulous location, amazing views from the balcony to sit and enjoy great wine and cheese of course. Very central for exploring the region and what a place. Did some fishing 5 minutes away, no luck but...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank 964TracyS
CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Egyptian Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Hi Tracy, thanks for the review. Yes, the Zebra Trout are a little bit shy here but the reason I go fishing here is for a walk in the river. Visit again and I can arrange your permit and show you the places that I...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Fantastic location and lovely place to stay ,the hosts couldn't do enough. We loved the walking ,cycling and what views. Would definitely stay there again.

Date of stay: June 2018
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Egyptian Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Thanks for your review, it's much appreciated and it was nice having you to stay. Hopefully we'll see you next year.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Cantonese is in itself a wonderland of history and mountain views. The site was everything we hoped for and more. Lionel and Peggy were the hosts we all wish for when we book a rental.

Date of stay: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Well equipped and comfortable gite in a beautiful and peaceful location. The Egyptian private terrace provides a panoramic view across the Dourbie Valley. Use of the garden was great for our 11 year old daughter and two dogs, especially in the evening when we enjoyed...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Egyptian Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoy meeting new people to share our bid of paradise with and to help them make the most of their holiday. Now that you've found The Aveyron we hope you will return (maybe...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was our second visit to this gite, having visited previously in 2013. The owners, Lionel and Peggy live in the attached chateau and we could not have hoped for more helpful hosts. Their knowledge of the area is exceptional; and what an area this...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Darvelvoyager
CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Egyptian Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thank you for the nice review from another returning guest and thank you for your advice about the nightclub, it's firmly off the menu. Our guests who want a more active holiday usually just want to relax anyway after a hard day's walking, cycling, canoeing,...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Millau (27kms away at the confluence of Dourbie and the Tarn rivers) is a small vibrant town with enough shops and hyper-markets for most people's needs. Market days are Wednesdays and Fridays while the villages more local to us have markets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is known for its Viaduct built in 2004, outdoor sports activities and Haute Couture leather industry. More locally, the village of Nant 6 kms away provides us with butchers, bakers, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, a newsagent, post office, swimming pool in high season and an excellent tourist office. Places to visit include the historic Knights Templar fortified villages, giant limestone caverns big enough to put cathedrals in and Roquefort for its cheese. For me, the main reason to come here is the beauty of the ...
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Having a car (or some sort of transport) is important unless you are here to just do walking or rock climbing in our area.
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