Le Gouty

Pousthomy, Aveyron
Bed & Breakfast

Discover the Slow life in the wild Aveyron with Lynda and Phillipe. The sun shines, 7 goats mow the garden, the wood-burner keeps you cosy


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A lovely old farmhouse on two levels, a terrace at the back for meals (lots of produce from sweet neighbours) and the dreamiest sunsets and views – Phillipe and Lynda, embarking on a new life in France, love the house, the community and the region. Guest bedrooms, each in a renovated farm building, have chestnut floors and reclaimed beams, the showers are super-large, and one bedroom has its own terrace – raise a glass to the view. You are in heart of the sparsely populated Aveyron – ‘la France profonde.’ Homemade yogurt and fig jam at breakfast, apple juice from the village and wonderful walks from the door.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner €25. Restaurant 10km.


Nightly price
from €60
Singles €60.
2 Doubles
From €60


Lynda and Phillipe gave us a very warm welcome and cooked us a lovely meal incorporating local dishes. They were quite charming and good company. The location is impressive with spectacular countryside, hills and forests and the room was very comfortable and had all we could wish for. The silence and stars at night were awesome!

Simon, Alresford

Beautiful decorated room in a lovely house in a stunning and quiet location. Didn't see much of the area as the weather was very poor but Lynda and Phil were wonderful hosts while the rain poured down chatting about all sorts of things. Great dinner (plenty of wine and a home made aperitif) and breakfast served in the large airy living area. Lots of animals. You'll soon meet the cat that does not like strangers but likes the house and a dog that loves strangers but won't go in the house. But they also have goats (it was too wet to visit) that they clearly love too.

Martin, London

We had a lovely stay at Le Gouty with Lynda and Phil. It's definitely off the beaten track but we found it and thoroughly enjoyed our rustic and informal stay. The weather was not kind but the company, food and drink were all excellent! Lynda and Phil's knowledge of the local area is extensive and they provide a great experience of life deep in the Aveyron mountains. Thank you!

Sara, Southampton

Le Gouty is a fascinating old farmhouse in the depths of the beautiful Aveyron countryside. It has been restored to a very high standard by Philip and Lynda. They gave us a wonderful welcome, delicious french food and plenty of wine! The are generous with their hospitality and their time and gave us a great insight into local life in the delightful but little known area. It is good walking country: hilly with superb views and completely unspoilt. We would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Liz, Colchester

On our first visit to Le Gouty two years ago, we promised our hosts that we would be back. Indeed, we have recently stayed at the Le Gouty for the third time! It just gets better. Lynda and Phil are the perfect hosts and nothing could be better than sitting and chatting around the table with them, eating a delicious meal. The Aveyron region is truly stunning and unspoilt, with its gorges, beautiful villages and forests. Largely undiscovered, it is an area which should not be missed. Thank you Lynda and Phil, we will be back .. again!

Pam, Leicester

What joy, friendly fun intelligent couple beautiful restored farm house, four days of relax sunshine, thunderstorms, tractors cutting hay, lovely friendly dog to greet you.. and then there is Lynda's cooking. A mini bit of heaven mid way between Albi and Milleau, in the Tarn valley. Old fashion Sawday place the best.

Richard, Swansea

Worth going the extra mile to stay in an isolated renovated farmhouse. Two enthusiasts for the rural way of france who provide good food and an opportunity to appreciate how to make a success of living in a rural environment getting on with farmers and the land.

Steve, Rochdale

Yet another visit with Lynda and Phill, so we knew that a warm welcome and good meal awaited us. Whether a stop over on the way to the south west, or a stay for the peace of the countryside, you could not ask for a better experience. Many sites close, from Najac to Albi, and the vineyards of Gaillac, and then Rochefort. The room with the terrace is especially nice, the views go on and on, and the drive up gives impossibly beautiful vistas. Go for peace, quiet, or on the way to the southwest. Just go.

Ronald, Windsor nj

Exceptionally friendly hosts (who conveniently shared my love of motorcycles!) lovely private rooms. Had two evening meals, where the hosts had gone out of their way to cook local specialities, which were lovely. Hope to visit again.

Mark, York

Set in the middle of chestnut forests, Le Gouty is a gem. The house has been lovingly restored by Phil and Lynda and our room, with a little balcony, overlooked the valley. The shower was fantastic and a welcome change from the more traditional French bathroom. Lynda and Phil are so enthusiastic about life in France and were perfect hosts. We were treated to wonderful local food, including the excellent soupe au fromage. We were on a motorcycle tour and this is a perfect stop, undercover parking and Lynda was kind enough to wash clothes for us. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Louise, Falmouth

Having arrived for new year, we were welcomed by Mutt the lovely dog so loving and excited to see everyone, we then had wonderful food and wine, rooms are beautiful comfy and very homely. Views are spectacular and it's so peaceful. Mutt will even join you on your walks to show you the way. Phillipe and Lynda are wonderful hosts and we plan to visit again. Thank you both for a wonderful stay.

Emma, Tamworth

Arriving in near 40°C temperatures we received an equally warm welcome from firstly Mutt and then the friendly Lynda and Phil. Drinking proper English tea on the shaded terrace, chatting to our hosts and watching swallows swoop into the barn was the perfect beginning to our very enjoyable stay. The tranquil location is stunning and the house has been restored sympathetically. What more can we say: the room, was very comfortable, meals on the terrace delicious and watching the Evening Primrose bush unfurl was special, all in great company. Thank you Phil and Lynda ... we will be back!


Unfortunately the 600 characters I have here is way too insufficient to describe what a wonderful place Le Gouty is and what marvellous hosts Lynda and Phil are!. The setting is splendid isolation however that does not mean basic and great care has been taken to attend to every detail. The bedrooms are comfortable , the bathrooms are spotless, the food either fresh from the garden or locally sourced and I even came away with some recipes! We were travelling through and so didn't have time to do the area but Lynda and Phil are a mine of information. All I can say in my last 2 characters is..go!


Wonderfully isolated spot with charming hosts and acrobatic goats. The farmhouse certainly reflects the care and love that Phillipe and Lynda have put into renovating the place. After a week of travelling around France we left Le Gouty feeling completely refreshed thanks to the tranquility of the area and the attentions of our hosts.


Of the more than 50 Chambre d`hotes I have visited this was by far the best restoration, everything was perfect. Home-made jam and aperitif, peace and quiet and excellent hosts. If you find a better Chambre d`hote than this you will be a lucky person.


We enjoyed our time with Lynda and Phillipe so much, that we extended our stay. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived - almost like we were family We thoroughly 'chillaxed' in their beautiful farm house, wandering around their land, admiring the beautiful views and meeting their adopted pets - especially 'Mutt'. Food was lovely as were the accompanying drinks, but most special was swapping stories with each other. It was great to learn about and see the eco features they've installed. Will definitely return


We recently spent 2 weeks touring France and stayed in various places recommended by Alistair Sawday. They were all of exceptional quality but the one we felt like privileged guests was La Gouty. Located in beautiful countryside with stunning views, the accommodation reflected the love and care Lynda and Phil have put into restoring their Farmhouse. The meals were superb and we were treated by our hosts as though we were family. We were sorry we were not staying longer and hope to go back one day.


Le Gouty - a mere heaven on earth! Located on the side of the French mountains in unspoilt tranquillity. English couple Lynda and Phillipe were the perfect hosts, making us feel like part of the family as soon as we stepped through the door. Lynda is a divine cook and provides the most delectable meals. The restoration of the farmhouse reflects the love and adoration Lynda and Phillipe have for France and the environment. The rooms are tranquil and airy, with eco-friendly playing a subtle influence. Phillipes research has provided an unspoilt HOME from HOME. We will definitely be going back.


Beautiful home Phil and Lynda are so welcoming, beautiful views and nothing best than a lovely glass of wine in front of the log burner. Beds very comfy and bathrooms beautifully equipped. I have visited in the winter and the summer and eating meals outside in the summer on the terrace you couldn't be anywhere better

What a beautiful place, so quiet and serene. I would highly recommend this place for touring the area. Phillipe and Lynda made us both welcome and we enjoyed our stay. The bedrooms are very roomy and have ensuite facilities...very private and quiet. Lynda along with Phillipe will cook a very generous and tasty meal..the only noise is the birds in the morning and the cows in the fields...what an experience!!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Phillipe & Lynda Denny

  • Beautiful Albi, a UNESCO heritage site is 40 min away
  • Millau and its large Viaduc is 45 min from the door.
  • The Gorge du Tarn is a great location for climbing or river swimming or why not have a go at Paragliding?
  • The Market in St Affrique (30 mins) is worth a visit.
  • Visit the Roquefort caves to find out how the sheep's milk blue cheese is made.
  • There are dozens of walks from the doorstep and lots in the area (although it is quite hilly!). Good spots for mushroom picking!