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Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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Being our second home there are all the comforts you'd expect, including laundry facilities so no need to be weighed down with lots of luggage.

An open plan lounge/diner allows plenty of space to enjoy yourself. The dining table extends to seat 6 for formal dining but there are also comfortable leather sofas for a more relaxing time. As well as the TV (both English and French channels) there is a DVD player that not only plays DVDs and CDs but also plays mp3s and movies and music from USB sticks. There is a selection of DVDs and CDs provided but please feel free to take your own.

The wood burner is an extremely effective source of heat, and this together with period furniture, wooden beams and tiled or wooden floors help the building to retain its authentic farmhouse feel.

Despite being small the kitchen is packed with everything you need to whip up culinary delights, be they from scratch using the tasty locally sourced produce or a little something thrown into the combination microwave. As well as this there's a cooker, a fridge with ice box, a kettle, toaster and coffee maker, and all the utensils you'll need.

The bathroom and toilet are also on the ground floor and are separate from each other. There is a bath with shower over so you have a choice of both.

The 2 double bedrooms are on the first floor. One overlooks the hamlet and floods with sunlight in the morning whilst the other overlooks the garden and gets the sun in the afternoon.

The garden is south facing so gets the sun all day long and the original cobbled farmyard makes a lovely patio. The large stone BBQ makes outdoor eating a pleasure and the fire pit means even once the sun goes down you can extend the fun late into the evening. In addition to the house there is also a barn, a stable and a garage which whilst currently undeveloped add to the grandeur of the site as a whole.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Clermont Ferrand 70 km, Nearest railway: Issoire 37 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Limousin/Auvergne region

Our farmhouse is uniquely situated to not only be surrounded by a multitude of local attractions, but also to be a base to travel slightly further afield to take in even more of the wonders than southern France.

As if it's not enough that we're on the northern edge of the Massif Central, itself stunning thanks to being the largest concentration of extinct volcanoes in the world, within easy travelling distance we have 6 of the famous Plus Beaux Villages, most beautiful villages in France - Usson, Lavaudieu, Blesle, Montpeyroux, Saint Floret and Saint Saturnin.

Although not widely recognised, the local wine, Côtes d'Auvergne, is delicious and can be sampled at local vineyards. Our particular favourite place to visit is the village of Boudes where virtually everyone produces wine, so if you're having a day trip there, make sure you have a designated driver!

The local area abounds with chateaus and fascinating architecture, and the local tourist information centre is stocked with ideas of places to visit catering for all ages and tastes. There are places to swim, canoe, climb, trek, nature watch, go down caves and mines, ride a horse, go fishing, eat cheese, have a spa, see the fabulous countryside from a train, visit the zoo, see the local crafts people at work or learn about volcanoes at the Vulcania Theme Park.

The local markets are a treat if you're an early riser and for the best bread you've ever tasted you simply cannot beat the local boulangerie.

If you fancy going a little further afield, the Millau Viaduct, a masterpiece of modern engineering, is just a couple of hours down the motorway to the south. Or Salers, famous for its cheese and cattle, is in the nearby department of Cantal. Vichy, famous for its water, is to the north, and if you fancied water of a different kind, ie the Mediterranean, you could get there in just 3 hours.

For more details on the local area please go to our website http://www.farmhousegite.com/localarea

Ambert

Because of the altitude, in the summer it gets very hot and in the winter it gets very cold with several feet of snow. The balmy bits in between provide ideal conditions for walkers, mushroom pickers and nature lovers to get out into the woods and do their thing. Directly outside the door you'll find trails - these are used in the winter for snowshoeing and make perfect mountain biking alternatives in the warmer months.

The Cascade de Gomot is a secluded waterfall that although requires some steep walking to get to, provides a welcome watery retreat from the summer heat and a perfect picnic spot among the trees when the thermometer climbs. If you prefer something a little easier to get to, the lake at le Vernet la Varenne just 10km away is perfect for swimming, water sports and a spot of tennis for those with a little more energy. There are similar lakes at Ambert and Champagnac le Vieux, all providing a beach experience high in the mountains.

The lack of light pollution high on the mountain means we get to see the stars at night, and boy are they worth seeing! And the clean mountain air means by day, regardless of what it is you spend your time doing, you simply can't help but feel better!

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Calendar last updated:31 Jul 2014

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