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Cantobre Castel - Griffon Gite

The Griffon terrace looking out over the valley
4 reviews
The Griffon terrace looking out over the valley
Cantobre from the East and climbing wall on right (Autumn early morning mists just clearing)
Side terrace and the front door for the gite
View to the south, looking up the Dourbie Valley from The Griffon's terrace
View to the south from the gite's terrace, looking up the Dourbie Valley
North facing shared terrace
Living room
Bedroom 1 with a double and single bed
Bedroom 1 with a double and single bed
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds
View across the south face of Cantobre
The entrance to our small 11th century village
Kitchen and dining room, the table can seat 12 with the 2 leaves added
Kitchen and dining room leading through to the living room.
Looking up at Cantobre from the Dourbie river
View up the drive to the top of our Castel
Looking down the drive at the top of our Castel towards the church
View from our gate, looking up to the church
Looking down on Cantobre from the hills to the east
View from our garden looking down The Dourbie Valley
Sometimes the vultures fly by...
The narrow street below the gite
Millau Viaduct (the world's tallest bridge)
View across the south face of Cantobre In winter
Road leading up to our top gite and the church
Two young bearded vultures sitting on the rock next to our garden
The garden with giant steps up to our high rock
The garden with boules court
Cantobre village, perched on the rocks overlooking the valleys
Sunset over the Causse du Larzac (limestone plateau)
Cantobre houses behind the church
Path in Cantobre going towards the end rock
View of our North facing terrace (viewed from inside our cave)
The Trevezel River
Two young kestrels sitting on the last big rock in Cantobre
Looking across at Cantobre from the road
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Cantobre, Aveyron, Occitanie
Our Castel incorporates two recently converted self contained holiday rentals (gîtes), both have magnificent views and are named after the local (Griffon and Egyptian) vultures that often fly overhead. The one referred to here is the larger Griffon gite that can be rented with 3 or 1 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

We give a discount of 10% for couples who only want to use one bedroom so let us know when you send your request and we will adjust the cost for you. For more on pricing see the 'Pricing' notes below.

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 throug...
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About the Owner, Lionel and Peggy H
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We live on site and are here when you arrive to advise on parking and help you in with your bags and shopping. We used to come on holiday here ourselves (which is why we have lived here full time since 2009), so we know a lot about the area and what to see and do - just come and have a chat.
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Truro, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have stayed several times in this lovely gite at the top of Castel Cantobre. It feels on its own and has breathtaking views over the beautiful valley below. The area is largely undiscovered by tourists; the Aveyron must be one of the most beautiful parts of France (in my opinion the most beautiful) and this gite is absolutely delightful...

Management response:

Thanks for the review, it's really nice having clients that leave as friends. I thought you were not going to do a review, so people wouldn't know about us and you could have us all to yourselves? ;-). Now you are going to have to book earler for next year.


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Chris M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in April 2013

We had a fantastic family holiday in this lovely location. The Gite is located in the lovely village of Cantobre with fabulous views over the Dourbie Valley and is a great location for exploring the local area. The gite itself is very modern with all mod cons including wi-fi, satellite T.V etc and is very well maintained and is very...

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Griffon is a great place for a family holiday in a beautiful part of France. It's well equipped, very well maintained and a clever adaptation of an ancient building. There's loads of space, both inside and out, for families either to have fun together or for individuals to disappear for quieter moments! The setting is stunning: at the top of...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please read our rental agreement.
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    3 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
Jan 6, 2018 -
Jun 29, 2018
Start of the year 2018
2 nights
Jun 30, 2018 -
Jul 13, 2018
High Season 2018
7 nights --
Jul 14, 2018 -
Aug 24, 2018
Very High Season 2018
7 nights --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $245 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A discount of 10% is normally available for reduced occupancy, this gite can be rented with 3 or 1 bedrooms and with 2 bathrooms - the prices shown here are for full occupancy (let us know if you are happy to use just 1 bedroom and we can reduce the quote for you), Holiday Lettings / TripAdvisor is not able to display the discounted price so see our Castel de Cantobre website booking form for more details. We make a small charge of 14 € per week if you are bringing pets (again, let us know when booking).

Reservations are confirmed by payment of a non-refundable deposit (25% of the total cost).
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About the neighborhood
Millau (27kms away at the confluence of Dourbie and the Tarn rivers) is a small vibrant town with enough shops and hyper-markets for most people's needs. Market days are Wednesdays and Fridays while the villages more local to us have markets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is known for its Viaduct built in 2004, outdoor sports activities and Haute Couture leather industry.

More locally, the village of Nant 6 kms away provides us with butchers, bakers, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, a newsagent, post office, swimming pool in high season and an excellent tourist office.

Places to visit include the historic Knights Templar fortified villages, giant limestone caverns big enough to put cathedrals in and Roquefort for its cheese. For me, the main reason to come here is the beauty of...
Getting around
Having a car (or some sort of transport) is important unless you are here to just do walking or rock climbing in our area.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Beziers, Rodez, Montpellier: 68.4 mi
Railway: Millau: 18.6 mi
Ferry: Sète: 65.2 mi
For travel advice on how to get to us, unfortunately TripAdvisor makes us wait until you have made your final payment (about 4 weeks before you arrive) to be able to send you the link to our 'Access by Air, Road and Rail' page.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.6 mi.
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