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!
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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 9 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...
This year we have bought hand held satellite GPS (Global Positioning System) devices and are programming them 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!
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.
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.
If needed, an adjoining double bedroom (that we normally keep available for bed and breakfast clients) is available with an en suite bathroom
and its own independent entrance. This increases the capacity to 9 people.
Prices & Booking,
Fact sheet & Inventory
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.
Prices & Booking,
Fact sheet & Inventory
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.