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The Griffon gîte (holiday rental) at Castel de Cantobre Gîtes

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 window opens onto a south facing 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.

Both our 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. 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 (250+ Mbit) is also available.
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 1250m2 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.


We have 2 seasons, the high season (from July 13th to August 23rd in 2024) and then the rest of the year. In 2024 the weekly high season price is 1154 € and the rest of the year price is 695 €, in 2025 it’s 1218 € and 734 €. We offer a few discounts such as only using one bedroom (for couples), not paying with PayPal, staying for 3 weeks, and a few more... See our Prices & Booking form for an exact price and our Pricing page for more information on discounts and paying.
We also advertise on Aveyron Tourism, HomeAway and VRBO, TripAdvisor and GreenGo but it’s cheaper for you if you book direct with us. You can also find us on ANCV’s Le Guide (Chèques-Vacances).

25 Reviews

August 2023 - O&P from Faumont, France ★★★★★
Ça y est, c’est l’heure de départ! Un grand merci pour votre accueil chaleureux, vous êtes vraiment adorables! Ici, on s’y sont comme chez nous, il ne manque de rien. Merci aussi pour ce moment convivial autour d’un apéritif, un vrai moment en famille. Nous vous souhaitons bonne continuation et au plaisir de revenir avec notre petite fille. Bises.
June 2023 - S&D, L&D and A&B from Somerset and Surrey, England ★★★★★
We stayed in the larger Griffon Gite with 2 friends for a week and then our daughter and her husband joined us for the second week. We all had such a wonderful holiday. After 2 stays at the campsite below the village (which is not visible from the village) we had often wondered about staying in Cantobre itself - 30 years later, we made it! And so glad we did! I could sit on the terrace, looking at the views for ever! Dear little Midge, the cocker spaniel, was a big hit and Lionel and Peggy the nicest, friendliest hosts you could wish for. Thank you so much.
June 2023 - O and F&R from Belfast, Northern Ireland ★★★★★
Lovely view and it was immaculate. The beds were very comfy and the outside table and chairs were perfect for the nice weather. My only complaint was that I would have liked a bathroom upstairs. I would definitely choose to come again. Also such friendly owners.
Thank you so much Lionel and Peggy - we all had a wonderful time in the Griffon Gite! The views, the walks and the superb advice about orchids made it all really special.
July 2022 - S et S P from Serezin du Rhone, France ★★★★★
Après une année riche en événements de toutes sortes, nous avons fait le choix de visiter cette région. Nous en sommes ravis. C’est un endroit magnifique paisible. Lionel et Peggy ont le sens de l’accueil. La maison est vraiment agréable et le jardin, un lieu paisible... Merci à vous deux pour cette parenthèse dans la vallée de la Dourbie.
June 2022 - D et Y, C et MT, A C from Sainte-Soulle, Niort, France ★★★★★
Pour Peggy et Lionel, tout d’abord un immense merci pour votre accueil, votre gentillesse, disponibilité. Quel plaisir de partager du temps avec vous. Bravo pour votre gîte impeccable, c’est chaleureux tout est bien passé il ne manque rien. Nous avons sincèrement apprécié votre région et votre gîte. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, la région est magnifique, accueil super. Nous en garderons un bon souvenir.
February 2022 - M S et B from Lyon et Montpellier, France ★★★★★
Merci pour ce délicieux moment passé dans cette maison magnifiquement perchée sur la montagne! Peggy et Lionel sont des hôtes adorables et discrets. Nous reviendrons sans aucun doute.
August 2021 - I,F,S,M,GB from Werbach, Germany ★★★★★
Thank you for pots with lids. Was nice doing my workout up on the hill with a breath-taking view!! We really enjoyed watching the sky in the evening and even saw 4 shooting stars!! All in all had a pretty nice time here:-) danke schön.
July 2020 - B&S + 5 from Domfront-en-Champagne, France ★★★★★
Beau gîte disposant de tous les équipements requis pour un séjour familial. La vue est tout simplement superbe, que ce soit de la terrasse privative ou du jardin partagé. Nous nous sommes sentis très privilégiés de séjourner à Cantobre, village préservé du tourisme de masse, qui est une véritable pépite dans la région. L’accueil de Peggy et de Lionel est professionnel et amical, avec cette pointe d’humour anglais qui fait toute la différence.
"Lever de soleil sur l’église St. Etienne de Cantobre" par Bertille.
September 2018 - M, S & M from Truro, England ★★★★★
What more is there to say - Where is there anywhere more beautiful and peaceful? The scenery is so amazing and varied, the villages are authentic, the people are friendly and Castel de Cantobre - including Peggy, Lionel and Midge are just lovely !
June 2018 - Groupe Narbonne Randonée et Montagne from Narbonne, France ★★★★★
Merci pour votre accueil très chaleureux, le confort de votre gîte, vous avez vraiment pensé à tout, ce qui prouve votre souci de rendre compte notre séjour très agréable. Nous vous en sommes très reconnaissantes! We are very grateful and we are convinced we have to come back! M. and the girls.
May 2018 - S & P B from Lincoln, England ★★★★★
This is our second visit - last year we said we would be back! Our expectations have once again been exceeded. What a wonderful special place - made all the more so by Lionel and Peggy’s unique and friendly attitude. Thank you both. We can thoroughly recommend the house produce. At the risk of repeating ourselves - we will be back!
May 2018 - R & J BP from Lancashire, England ★★★★★
Thank you Lionel and Peggy for being such helpful and supportive hosts. We really appreciated you contacting medical services for us and arranging appointments. Our accident at the start of the holiday curtailed our adventures - BUT will ensure that we must return to complete them fully. The Gorges, wildlife and welcome from yourselves makes this an unforgettable holiday.
July 2017 - I, J & J from Neu-Anspach, Germany ★★★★★
Would I be a British bird
I would fly to the Cévennes
Might it last until it hurts
I would eventually see it then

And if I then would be carried high
By the warm wind, stroking the hills
Up, up into the french-blue sky
With peace my heart and soul fills

So what is your homeland, actually ?
Is it where you came from, years ago ?
It is where you can be, and be free
And want to return to, and never again go.

There is a place where all is well
Out there in France called Lou Castel
If you are walking up and ring the bell
You are heartily welcomed by Peggy & Lionel !

Keep this place forever, Lionel & Peggy !
June 2017 - S, P & M from Lincoln, England ★★★★★
Came here with special friends. Truely a magical place! Life changing moment while here for me, shared with S, P, Lionel & Peggy. Never to be forgotten, maybe to relive, we’ll see what next year brings. M.
What a wonderful find!! The gîte is well equipped and views from the terrace and garden are breath-taking. Lionel & Peggy couldn’t have been more helpful and we much appreciate their knowledge of the area, local flora & fauna. We will be back! S & P.
June 2017 - M & M from Stockport, England ★★★★★
Once againg Lionel & Peggy excel as great hosts in their wonderful gîte! Everything is catered for & the GPS came in handy for our walks! The garden is wonderful & was much enjoyed by all. Looking forward to returning once again to this magical place!
June 2016 - B & J from Seville, Australia ★★★★★
Cantobre is a magical village and Lionel and Peggy’s gîte adds to its charm. We had a wonderful week exploring the Tarn Valley. Congratulations Lionel & Peggy for a wonderful stay.
May 2016 - V & J from Stockport, England ★★★★★
Wonderful place to visit and stay, lovely gîte. Peggy and Lionel were wonderful, warm and welcoming. We could not have been happier and would recommend Cantobre and Lou Castel Gîtes to everyone! Thank you!
May 2015 - CD, JL & DF (Famille V - R) from Le Lot, France ★★★★★
Très beau séjour, accueil sympathique et agréable. Belles randonnées!
Super séjour - Merci et Good Luck.
May 2015 - V, S, A, R & L from Rouen, France ★★★★★
Séjour très sympathique sous un soleil admirable. Merci pour l’acceuil. À bientôt.
September 2014 - S & S from Davenham, England ★★★★★
No planes, trains and a few automobiles - relaxed and ready to face the real world again. Natives friendly - Thanks Peggy & Lionel for letting us share your Castel and for all the help and information willingly given. The Griffon is in a stunning location and aptly named. You’ll be pleased to know we’ve left some trout in The Dourbie. Brilleaux!
September 2014 - N & J from Southampton, England ★★★★★
Our 2nd stay in the area, fantastic. Wonderful gîte, sitting on the terrace and just looking is so calming. We saw loads of things, a week isn’t long enough though. Had a great time with wonderful caring hosts. Thank you Lionel & Peggy.
July 2014 - L. F. & Famille from Yvelines, France ★★★★★
Superbes vacances, dans ce nid d’aigles du XIem siècle. Le gîte était très agréable, et nos hôtes tout a fait charmants.
Merci Peggy & Lionel, and See you soon!
July 2014 - I, H, S, A & R from Lancashire, England ★★★★★
Fantastic week in an amazing location. Lionel and Peggy - great hosts and very helpful. Hope to be back!
June 2014 - M & K from Angus, Scotland ★★★★★
In more ways than one this serendipitous meeting and stay was the pinnacle of our holiday. Thank you Lionel & Peggy.
June 2014 - M & M, H & T from Stockport, England ★★★★★
Brilliant! hard to know where to start! Great hosts, great accommodation, wonderful garden. Thank you so much for making us so welcome. We will be back (soon)!