Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Surrounded by stunning mountain views offering 4 double bedrooms, 2 with en-suite facilities
Comfortable lounge with feature fireplace and seperate dining area leading onto large private decked area fully equipped with furniture and BBQ for peaceful relaxation
20 minutes walk into the village of Lavoute-Chilhac with all facilities, including restaurants, shops and bars.
Local area offers canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, walking trails, bike trails and swimming in the river at Lavoute-Chilhac with small beaches along the bank, for cooling off during the hot summer days.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Clermond-Ferrand 70 km, Nearest railway: Brioude 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Limousin/Auvergne region
The Auvergne is the volcanic heart of France; a land of extinct volcanoes, mountains, forests, rivers and lakes. Many of the roads in the region cling to the sides of the precipitous gorges carved over millennia by the raging torrents below.
Hiking, canoeing, white-water rafting, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, golf and skiing are all available in the area (and for the clinically insane, Bungee Jumping is also available!).
For those of a less energetic disposition, enjoy the breathtaking scenery; soak up the sun and swim at "Beach la Bageasse" swimming beach, or visit some of the other historic towns and villages in the vicinity, such as Le Puy-en-Velay, Langeac, Brioude and Saint Flour.
If painting and sketching this most beautiful part of the world is more your thing, we are happy to provide two easels for your use during your stay at Riverview.
Spring: Warm and lush. With typical temperatures are between 15-25oC, the region takes on a vibrant feel as the forests break into life again.
Summer: Can be very warm; temperatures can easily reach 35oC in this area.
Autumn: The forest trees compete with one another in a festival of colours as the summer heat fades. Temperatures can reach up to 23oC at this time of year.
Winter: Snow! Temperatures drop to as low as minus 15oC. Bring snow-chains to access the minor roads (e.g. the one up to the house!)
Hiking:- many local walks; details can be found in the guide-books we provide for our guests. Other guided walks are available from Walk Auvergne - see the link on the left.
Golf:- Three courses in the vicinity, as follows:
Puy-en-Velay golf course - 18 hole
La Plaine Lantriac golf course - 12 hole
Chambon-sur-Lignon golf course - 18 hole
Fishing:- Licences are available from the cafe in the village (on the church-side of the bridge); prices vary by season.
Carp (Lake) - Junction 18 of the A75
Carp (River) - Some very large carp have been caught in the Allier river itself.
Trout (River) - The Allier is famed for trout.
Salmon - PROHIBITED - The Allier was once famous for its huge salmon; sadly the river has been fished out. There is currently a programme to re-introduce the salmon to the Allier, hence the fishing ban to give the introductees the chance to establish themselves.
Canoeing/Rafting:- Several companies offer this activity. The most local is in the village.
Skiing:- There are three ski resorts within an hour of the house:
Besse Super Besse
Le Mont Dore
Volcania - Clermont Ferrand 70km drive approx 1hr Great day out for the family