We had a favorite for this charming house in Salles la Source, Aveyron 12, local stone with a past that we wanted to revive. This house was a hotel, then the cafe « Chez Irène », closed a long time ago. We felt a very special atmosphere, and we knew it was this house we needed, in which we were going to be happy for many years.
After extensive renovations, we are pleased to welcome you in our house and we hope that you will find our living spaces, as well as our guest rooms, warm and welcoming.
Your hosts will be Caroline and Fabrice. Caroline is a former biologist, who after 10 years of research decided to return to her original Aveyron to convert. During these years of research, Caroline has lived in Switzerland and the United States and has traveled well, and will speak with pleasure in English (with French accent!). Fabrice is a talented decorator of interiors and exteriors, full of imagination and know-how. Without him this house would not exist! We also have a dog, Chimay, a beautiful Beauceron, absolutely adorable and that gets along very well with other dogs.
Breakfast, included in the guest rooms, will mainly consist of homemade products: yogurts, granola, bagels, jams, madeleines, cakes, fruit juices … and of course butter, coffee, chocolate, tea, Fresh fruits etc …
Dinner, according to availability: We offer some evenings traditional meals typical of the region (Full menu: aperitif, starter, main course, cheese, dessert), other nights we make you discover the best products of the region. Marcillac market (Table d’hôtes market), and we also make faster meals (Aveyronnaise Plate). We strive to use local products, coming, in order of preference: from our kitchen garden, the kitchen garden of our family / friends, markets and local producers …
- Full menu: Served in principle on Friday and Saturday except July/August. 25€/adult and 13€/child from 3 to 12 years old. Aperitif, starter, main course, cheese and dessert. Drinks included (1/4L of wine per person and coffee / tea).
- Farmer market menu: Served in principle on Sunday and Monday except July/August. 21€/adult and 12€/child from 3 to 12 years old. Drinks included (1/4L of wine per person and coffee/tea).
- One plate menu: Served in principle from Friday to Monday in July/August, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the rest of the year. 16€/adult and 10€/child from 3 to 12 years old. Cold meal with charcuterie and local cheese, salad and dessert. Drinks included (1/4L of wine per person and coffee/tea).
If you have a special diet (without salt, gluten, vegetarian, vegan, keto or other), let us know! We will concoct you good dishes that you will be able to eat. Do not hesitate to entrust us your fresh products, we will keep them the time of your stay among us.
The living room is very bright with its east and west orientation and its large picture windows, vestige of the old coffee that stood in this room. Surveys and sunset are very pleasant. You can relax, listen to music, read, or just do nothing … it’s good too. We also have at your disposal games of companies. During the winter you can enjoy the fireplace. It is also in this room that we will take the breakfasts and the meals.
We also have a courtyard and terrace, where we can have an aperitif and eat in good season. The terrace overlooks the garden and is an ideal place to read or play board games. The garden is « suspended » and overlooks the neighboring grounds, thus offering a magnificent panoramic view of the valley! You can also go exploring the river from the garden, since it goes down from the waterfall and then skirts our land, before dropping down into the village on another waterfall.