About us and the gites
We are Alain and Leen and used to run our own business in foot care products in Belgium.
In 2020 we decided to leave our business and leave for France.
The Aveyron is part of the Massif Central.
The farm was built on a rock at an altitude of 500 m in the hills of the Aveyron with a view of the river and its valley.
As soon as we entered the driveway with the estate agent, it was love on first sight.
We were like: This is it, we put our stamp on this, we can make something of this…
The farm with its barns and old pigeonnerie were built in local building materials (late 19th century) granite stones and the typical hand-beaten slates (lauzes) for the roof.
This is the typical architectural style of the area, and it is THAT style that we fell in love with immediately.
The large barn was completely renovated in 2005 and recently converted into a contemporary cozy gite for max. 4 people.
For this, authentic materials were used, heavy beams, natural stones from Occitania, massive wooden doors, original rafters with chestnut planks, the old baking oven as a fireplace...
Our friends call it a "Fairytale House" : a place where dreams come true!