Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The house is very comfortable and relaxing. There are 4 other houses nearby and only one is permanently occupied, that being a farmhouse with wonderful neighbours who are very friendly and hospitable. One house is unused at present, the other two are used for holidays by the owners only during the summer. The location is great and would suit either families ( we have families who have returned many times) or couples looking for a retreat. There are many beautiful walks just outside the front door so would suit country lovers/ramblers. We have said that smoking is allowed as there is the open fire to sit next to and the fumes will go up the chimney, alternately there is the great outdoors which is where most visitors will spend their time. From experience though, if people do want to smoke, they will find a way and as we would rather provide ashtrays than have crockery used, so be it - after all, it is a holiday!
The sockets are all standard 3 pin British as that suits most of our guests but if you do need to plug in a European device the coffee machine does have an adaptor on it.
St.Julien Aux Bois is a few minutes away and although there are no local shops there is an award winning restaurant. The house is situated midway (about 4 miles either way) between the market towns of St.Privat and Pleaux which both have small supermarkets, bakers, butchers etc. The nearest decent sized town is Argentat which has a full range of facilities including a weekly market (big one week, small the next). All of these places are steeped in history and very picturesque.
There are numerous restaurants and bars to visit in any of the local towns.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The house is open plan downstairs (approx 6 x 7 metres) with a kitchen/dining area at one end and a sitting area with a huge open fire (over 2 metres wide) which houses the original bread oven at the other.
Upstairs is a fully equipped bathroom with bath/hand held shower, washbasin, bidet and WC.
There are two bedrooms - one is a very large double and the second is even bigger with a double and two single beds which still leaves plenty of room.
There is no pool or television as we feel that these would compromise the idyllic setting and nature of Rosiers but it is always possible to bring a DVD player and plug it into our standard 3 pin English sockets.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside is a garden with patio, garden furniture and barbeque.
There is ample private parking.
The Limousin/Auvergne region
Rosiers is a good base for trips out to places such as Rocamadour, Gouffre du Padirac, Collonges la Rouge, Cahors, Puy de Dome, Bort-les-Orgues, Salers and many other places of natural beauty or interest.
In addition to all this you could just sit around and admire the scenery, the cows, the donkeys - carrots or apples appreciated!
One of the best local sites of interest is the Tours De Merle which is the remains of a 12th century castle/village which belonged to the Lords of Merle who were apparently robber barons!
There is a lake with a sand beach for swimming and boating (not motorised) just outside St.Privat, horse riding, pony trekking and pony & trap rides are advertised locally and cycles can be hired in St.Privat although there some childrens cycles (may need dusting) for free use at Rosiers. Canoes are available for hire at Argentat. If you have the energy, there is a wonderful velorail - you pedal the carriages and it can be a little tiring! This is located off the road to Pleaux, near Drignac. If you have a head for heights take a look at the Barrage du Chastang - it's an amazing engineering feat for the time. Don't forget to try to create an echo - it's quite easy.
There are plenty of good walks to be had locally, in fact Rosiers is alongside a recommended randonee so walkers can sometimes be seen passing by and may ask for details of the history - best to refer them to the farmer.