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Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
5 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 larger Griffon gite that can be rented with 3 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) m...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 larger Griffon gite that can be rented with 3 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 15 € per week fee 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 65 € - 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 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay in Cantobre, and this property was a perfect base of operations for exploring the area. The property itself is beautiful, and the house is spotless, with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Lionel and Peggy are so friendly, and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you again for your review. Yes, the hand held GPS devices are quite handy as they really do stop you getting lost. You forgot to mention the fly fishing (I'll get you your permit online when you arrive again this year) where it's impossible...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed in this gite & it was just as good as the first. The accommodation is in a fabulous location overlooking the Dourbie river & has everything you need for a relaxing self-catering holiday - right down to...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review, the chickens will be laying for you when you return again this year.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here over Christmas, it was fantastic the views in the morning watching the mist clear were amazing. The gite was clean and spacious. The shower was great powerful and never ran cold. The hosts Lionel and Peggy are friendly and if you want...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was really nice to see you again and we hope to see you later this year. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed with Lionel and Peggy. The gite is wonderful, its clean and well maintained with a lovely veranda to eat meals from with fantastic views of the gorge. Lionel and Peggy are such wonderful hosts, very knowledgeable and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you review. It's always nice to share the excess from our vegetable patch and the chickens, their eggs taste so much better than one bought in a shop! Hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our two stays very very much and clearly rate it with the 5 star maximum. The beautiful, cozy and well equipped flats, an unbelievable view and setting, very nice and friendly hosts and the fantastic environment did not leave any wishes. Hope to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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CastelDeCantobre, VR Owner at Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review, we very much enjoyed having you here to stay and look forward to your return. Have a good 2019

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
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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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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