Les Maisons de Concasty

Cantal
Bed & Breakfast


Big, airy guest rooms and pretty gîtes amid the chestnut forests of the Cantal. Refresh and recharge with meditation, mindfulness, massage…

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Half a mile high lies the river-ploughed plateau: fresh air, wild country, vast space. Built 300 years ago, the family mansion stands prouder than ever, and clever, delightful Martine has brought everything up to date: Jacuzzi, hammam, yoga (and more) and organic food and veg from her permaculture garden to keep you blooming.

Lovingly prepared plates of foie gras and asparagus and other delights starring locally sourced produce are destined for the table on the covered patio that overlooks the pool and the view. Martine chats happily while cooking, pairing her dishes with an impressive choice of organic wines; she does great breakfasts, too.

Each of the six rooms has a fabulous bathroom, with Italian-style showers and roll top bath, and cosy beds to retire to after long walks over the granite plateaux of the Auvergne, canoeing on the river Lot or day tripping around medieval villages.

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We think you'll love

  • The peaceful, restorative atmosphere
  • The fresh, country-inspired décor
  • Martine’s happy knack of making you feel at home
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Home truths

  • The drive to get here has many tight turns
  • You’re a fair distance from the nearest town

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm.
Check out
11am.
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in low season, 3 nights in high season. Pets €10, by arrangement.
Closed
December to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Dinner €35, by arrangement.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €124
Surcharges
Extra person €18-€35.
1 Suite for 2
From €142
4 Doubles
From €124
1 Suite for 4
From €262

Reviews

We stayed here on my husband's birthday and Martene put candles on his dessert. We had a super room and a delicious dinner. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made feel so welcome. Lovely breakfast beautifully presented. We hope to go back and stay longer.

Ann

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Location

The neighbourhood

The drive here is long: winding upwards through a valley with plunging cascades, though the reward is the view. All around is space, the volcanic mountains of the Auvergne softened by the green of chestnut forests and churning rivers of the Lot and the Aveyron. Charming villages surround you: tiny Boisset (three km) has a bakery and a post office; further afield you’ll find Marcolés (16km) and Laroquebrou (27km, with excellent restaurants and lively summer festivals.

Local points of interest from Martine Causse

  • Come to Concasty to recharge your batteries: practise the gentle art of doing nothing in our peaceful haven; we can organise sessions in yoga, body care and massage or diet and general health throughout the season.
  • Come for the uniquely moving experience of “flying with the birds”. Christian Moullec takes you up in his ULM or a hot-air balloon while his trained birds fly alongside you. You may even take off from the Concasty hilltop. voleraveclesoiseaux.com
  • The Maison de la Châtaigne at Mourjou has a chestnut museum and an orchard of ancient chestnut trees. Unusual and full of interest.
  • This is walkers’ country par excellence and several marked hiking trails start here or pass the property. Just step out and become part of the stunning landscape of central Auvergne.
  • A tour of the valley of the river Lot, the glorious little heritage town of Conques and Don du Fel, which has become a European hub for contemporary pottery under the inspiration of Suzy Atkins, makes a wonderful day trip from Concasty.
  • Our peaceful retreat is easy to access from Aurillac airport (20 minutes) direct from Paris.

Introducing

Martine Causse

Generous to a fault, Martine welcomes you with open arms, to share her vegetable garden, pick raspberries in the parkland and discover her corner of the central Auvergne. Open and down to earth, her easy manner makes you feel instantly at home.