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Lou Peyrou
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Conques from afar
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Double bedroom
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Lou Peyrou from above
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Interior detail
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Abbey church in Conques
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River Dordou
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Twin room
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Landing & guest internet
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Walking in the hills
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Lou Peyrou


Conques, Midi-Pyrenees,


  One-off feature  
  Lou Peyrou is an old stone house, overlooking the ancient bridge,and the river Dourdou, five minutes walk from the mediaeval/romanesque village of Conques. The house is filled with paintings by Sally, music by Chris, and artefacts from many travels! On the Santiago de Compostella pilgrim route.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: House / Villa  
  Property Setting: Mountainous / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Sports & activity / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 2  
  Guests: 4  
  Catering: Hotel / B&B  
  General Info  
  Lou Peyrou is a little different, like its owners! We are 'perched' on the road leading into Conques. The house is nearly 200 years old, built with stone from an old mill. It is a comfortable place, cosy yet cool in the summer heat. We have a gallery in the village where Sally exhibits her paintings,jewellery and scarves. There is always a chance to try your hand at pottery or painting. Visitors call it the 'tree house' - when sitting on the back balconies, you are tree height and surrounded by birds. Lou Peyrou has hosts of books to read and info about this incredible area..  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  We are surrounded by trees, walnut, birch and chestnuts. The river Dourdou below the house curls its way to meet the large River Lot, some 6 kms further on, where you can play in canoes etc. Conques village is above us as we are in a small gorge. There are numerous restaurants, bars, the church and its amazing treasures, artists studios and shops. We have a small gallery. You will find so many beautiful place to visit, even without a car, there are several chapels hidden in the woods, swimming is possible nearby as is horse riding. Najac, Roccamadour, Villefranche, Belcastel are all stunning places to visit. Markets, vide greniers, fetes...there's loads going on, aswell as concerts and preformances in Conques itself. It can be very hot in summer, but saying that, it can change as we are fairly high up.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: Ryanair fly to Rodez from Dublin and Stanstead london. There you can hire a car or we can collect you, 35 mins drive. St Christophe is the nearest railway station, 20 mins from us. Trains go daily to Paris/Brive. Toulouse airport is two and a half hours drive from us. When arriving by car, Lou Peyrou is situated near to the Pont Roman, ancient bridge. There is obvious parking alongside the river and looking up from the parking, you will see the house. We have an entrance there where you can walk 'up' through the garden to the front door. Best to drop bags off on the top road before is hilly! There is also a bus to Rodez from down the road. We will taxi you to and from station or airport, with warning.  
  Nearest airports: Rodez 30kms  
  Nearest train station: St Christophe 19kms  
  Nearest ferry terminal: a long way!  
  Nearest bus stop: 100 metres from us  
  Car Hire: Advised  
  Nearest restaurant: 200 metres  
  Nearest shop: supermarket/chemist 6 kms  
  Nearest market: several nearby  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Sally Whelton
  Contact Phone No. 0033 (0) 565729236
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Art & Craft / Birdwatching / Canoeing / Climbing / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Therapies / Walking  
  Interior Facilities Internet Access / Linen provided / Log Fire / Television / Washing Machine  
  Interior Details The two bedrooms are next to a sweet bathroom with shower/corner bath/basin and toilet; this is shared if both rooms are occupied, although for a little extra, we can arrange not to rent the other room, so you have sole use. There is a kettle in the double room with tea/coffee, and the cutest of balconies over looking the old bridge...ideal for an evening drink or morning coffee, and of course for any smokers. It is not suitable for children, we only say this because of the height of balconies and all our 'bits' that are around. It is our home that we enjoy sharing, the sitting room is comfortable with a large balcony where you can have dinner/breakfast if warm.  
  Exterior Facilities Balcony / Parking  
  Exterior Details Below the house there is a largish lay-by, public parking. It is used mainly by us but can be busy with walkers arriving by car to go off and explore the hills. There are several small terraced areas where you can find shade or sun. Across the road from Lou Peyrou, is the 'chemin'/pilgrims path, leading to Conques, so no need to walk on the road...although it is steep in places! Views are stunning as is the village - dominated by the Abbey-church, where the brothers go about their daily duties and provide some great musical evenings and tours in the church.  
  Further Details There is no smoking in the house, but you are fine to use the outdoor areas. Well behaved dogs are most welcome...not on the beds though! We are close to the small river Dourdou, where you can fish or paddle. Wildlife is in abundance, big birds, deer, pine martens and wild boar in the woods. Our website has details and google maps to find us.  
  Conditions of
There are two bedrooms, one with handmade double bed, the other with twin beds. We offer bed and breakfast mainly, but there is no problem providing dinner if we know in advance. Vegetarians are very welcome.We only take personal cheques in sterling or euros, or cash as we have no card facilities,(there is a cash dispenser in the village.) For a small charge, we are happy to collect you from the local train station, or Rodez airport.  
  Other Information Cook available / Pet Friendly / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Lou Peyrou
Thankyou Sally for a great stay at Lou Peyrou. We had three wonderful nights with you and everything was just brilliant! Your suggestions as to places to visit, eat, walk or avoid were spot on and just what you need in unfamiliar surroundings. We will spread the word and hope to see you on our way home. Loved the house and Conques is a fairytale.
Dan and Maria,  Australia 

We would like to thank you for our stay at your cosy and beautiful house. Aveyron and Conques are very special places, even in the rain! Our bedroom was pretty with your paintings and craft pieces, and we slept like babies. My mother loved her pottery i bought from you. Thank you again, maybe see you next year xx
Suzanna and Klaus,  Germany 

We have stayed with Sally and Chris twice, the first time was too short, so one year later we retured and ended up staying a week! Sally and Chris are wonderful hosts and extremely helpful, what a fun time we had, six months later and we're still talking about it!
Anne,  Pennsylvania, USA 

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