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Castel de Cantobre Gîtes, Aveyron - Cévennes National Park Vacation / Holiday Rentals

Why bother camping? In the high season our biggest gîte is hundreds of Euros cheaper than a camp site mobile home!
Also our rental price includes lots of things you really don't want to have to bring with you, click here to see
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Our Castel incorporates two recently converted self contained holiday rentals (gîtes), both of which have magnificent views and are named after the local (Griffon and Egyptian) vultures that often fly overhead. The larger gîte can sleep up to 7 people and the smaller one up to 5 people, see below the photo panel for more information about each gite.
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 Trèvezel valley. 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...
To see availability and pricing, select the Prices & Booking menu item for the gîte that interests you in the Accommodation menu above.
For local services, shopping, dining, how to get here, the weather and details and history of The Village look under the Local Info menu.
We also have hand held satellite GPS (Global Positioning System) devices that are programmed with the local walks to help you make the most of all our paths and tracks. The GPS devices also contain hundreds of local Geocaches to turn your sightseeing trips into treasure hunts, ideal if you have children!
Cantobre from the east
We are the chateau on the right
The village of Cantobre
The village of Cantobre, we are the chateau in the middle
Down at the river
The village of Cantobre, we are the chateau in the middle
The view from our Gites
Cantobre from the east
Our shaded north-west facing terrace
Our garden with 360° views and pétanque/boules court
The top level of our chateau
The driveway at the top of our chateau
The Griffon terrace
The Griffon main entrance
The Griffon dining area
The Griffon kitchen
The Griffon living room
The Griffon living room
The Griffon bedroom 1
The Griffon bedroom 1
The Griffon bedroom 2
The Griffon bedroom 2 Ensuite bathroom
The Griffon bedroom 3
The Griffon bedroom 3
The Egyptian Terrace and Entrance
The Egyptian Kitchen
The Egyptian Dining Area
The Egyptian Living room
The Egyptian Bedroom 1
The Egyptian Bedroom 2
The Egyptian Main Bathroom
The Egyptian Terrace
Both gîtes have very well equipped kitchens, washing and drying machines and for the occasional rainy day the living rooms are equipped with Terrestrial Television which provides French channels and a Satellite receiver to watch UK Freesat channels and more. We share our own library with you so you can read a book or two while you stay with us, the library also contains many games and puzzles, and CDs and DVDs that you can play on the DVD player provided. Free secure WiFi internet is also available.
The Griffon * * * gîte sleeps up to 7 people and has 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with 2 single beds and one with a double and single bed. It has 2 bathrooms and the kitchen/dining room has a large 10 person oak dining table.
The living room opens onto a south facing patio terrace with magnificent views over the river Dourbie and the valley.
On the way to the garden, the terrace wraps around the side of the gîte giving good shade in summer.
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The Egyptian * * * gîte is cosier and can sleep up to 5 people and being built against the rock face it keeps cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It has a double bedroom and a larger second bedroom with a double and single bed. Shower and washing facilities are provided by a shower room, a separate WC and sink, and a bathroom with shower, WC and sink. The kitchen opens into the dining/living room which in turn opens onto its own south facing patio terrace overlooking the river Dourbie and the valley.
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The gîtes can be booked separately or together. A 40m walk from the smaller Egyptian gîte through our cool cave brings you to the end of our garden where you’ll find a more shaded north facing terrace (shared between the gîtes) with views that equal the stunning views from each gîte's private terraces. Up some stone steps and you've arrived in our 800 m2 garden that includes a pétanque/boules court, a grassed area and our own rock that probably has the best views of Cantobre and a 360° panoramic view of the Trèvezel and Dourbie valleys and the 3 limestone plateaux (Causse Bégon, Causse Noir and Causse du Larzac) that surround us. Continue down the path past our shed, home to sun-loungers for use in the garden, and you’ll find yourselves at the larger Griffon gîte.