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Romantic Cottage Livradois Forest. 10K Brioude

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Forest and Mountain View from Le Boucharel Forest Cottage/Gite de la Forez raised terrace

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden



Romantic holiday cottage for couples in a small friendly french hamlet at 860M altitude in the heart of the LIVRADOIS FOREST REGIONAL NATURE PARK in Southern Auvergne. Lots of character with stone and original beams, fitted kitchen, cosy lounge, gallery bedroom. Clean and comfortable. No smoking. 3 star Tourist Office classification. Ideal for short or long breaks. Free wifi and parking.

Excellent for just relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book and enjoy in the lovely views from your own private raised terrace or garden of the surrounding countryside, forest and mountains, with spectacular evening sunsets.

Just 3K from local village of Champagnac le Vieux with boulangerie, swimming lake with beach and summer fêtes. Maps of local walks, of either short or long duration and plentiful tourist information are available in the cottage. We are also on hand for any questions you may have in our B & B in the same hamlet.

Alternatively you can canoe/kayak/swim in the River Allier, which is just a 20 mins drive away. Many walks and cycle routes in area. Also excellent area for photography, artists or relaxation.

Take advantage of the lovely SPRING weather for your WALKING HOLIDAYS or PHOTOGRAPHY BREAKS in this peaceful and colourful countryside. Away from traffic, crowded beaches and noise. SPECIAL SPRING AND AUTUMN REDUCED TARIFS.

MUSHROOM SEASON IN THE LIVRADOIS FOREST is SPRING and AUTUMN. Visit the Saturday market, boutique shops and restaurants in the local town of Brioude and explore the Gorges d'Allier. Then take time the following days to explore the forest for the mushrooms, fauna and flora. You can sell the mushrooms in our hamlet to a Mushroom Merchant and he will sort them for you and pay you for the edible ones.

We can arrange YOGA sessions for you with a qualified professor de Yoga, who speaks French and English.

We can organise a walk with a donkey and you can have a picnic by the lake.

INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL, "7th Biennale d'Aquarelle" Le centre historique de Brioude from 10 - 25 JULY 2015. Brioude welcomes 50 artists of all nationalities, stages, ateliers, demonstrations and conferences. 15 days dedicated to water colours and 2 evening animations on the 17th and 24th July. Brioude is just a 20 mins drive from Le Boucharel.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Champagnac le Vieux 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Clermont Ferrand 60 km, Nearest railway: Brioude 12 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 1
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

We welcome you on arrival at the cottage and are on hand to assist with any questions you may have during your holiday.We also have a selection of books both English and French, tourist information, board games, magazines and walking maps. New for mid August 2015 - Centre Aqualudique at Brioude. Swimming pools, sauna, Jacuzzi etc.If you are missing holiday tea and cakes we welcome you to our Tea Garden in the large garden of our farmhouse B & B Accommodation in the same hamlet. Offering warm and cold drinks, cupcakes and scones.Brioude is just 20 mins drive away.The Swimming and Picnic Lake at Champagnac is about 40 - 60 mins walk away, down the forest path direct from the accommodation. There is a Boulangerie in Champagnac to buy fresh bread etc en route.

Further details outdoors

Sun loungers, tables, chairs, parasol and BBQ.Raised terrace with table and 2 chairs for you to enjoy the amazing views and sunsets. You can go on forest walks straight from the front door and we have maps and information available for your use. As well as tourist information leaflets of the area.We are just 3K from the village of Champagnac le Vieux with its boulangerie, bar and swimming lake with beach.We are ideally placed in the centre of the Auvergne, enjoy the forest and nature but if you want to explore other areas of the Auvergne during your stay with us, the areas of the Puy de Dome, the Cantal and Le Puy en Velay are all within one hours drive from us. 20mins lovely Market Town of Brioude and river gorges, 30 mins La Chaise Dieu, Fly by Ryanair direct to Clermont Ferrand (July & August), or Rodez, Limoges and Lyon. Fly direct to Clermont Ferrand from Belgium, Netherlands and Porto.Then take A75 toll free motorway for 30mins followed by a drive through amazing countryside (30mins) to arrive at Le Boucharel.Eurostar/TGV - UK to Paris, SNCF Teoz Paris to Clermont Ferrand.Ferry - Dover to Calais or other ports.

Further details

Fresh garden veg and fruit is available for purchase (in season) as well as home made jams.

No smoking in house or bedrooms.

Rental includes beds being made up for you on arrival and towels for use in the accommodation.

Open March - November.

Free WIFI and private parking.

Possibility to accept pets, but must be agreed at time of booking.

Yoga and Art courses available in area. The qualified Yoga Professor with her Swiss diploma also speaks English. We can make the bookings for you after you have confirmed your accommodation booking with us.

The Auvergne region

Haute Loire is in Southern Auvergne and is an outdoor paradise. With its forests, rivers, streams and valleys just waiting to be explored either on foot, by cycling or canoe/kayak. Excellent scenery in all seasons, from the warmth of the summer to the snow in winter.

Come and experience the varied range of activities in all seasons in the heart of the sumptuous Auvergne landscapes. Need to unwind, get back to nature and enjoy the natural playground of outdoor activities on offer then why not take time to discover the Haute Loire.

We offer 7 day Walking Holidays staying in our Farmhouse B & B in the same hamlet. Please see website for more details.

Why not stay with us and visit the Art Festival, Biennale d'Aquarelle in Brioude from the 10th - 25th July 2015. Under 20 mins drive from Le Boucharel. Lovely Festival, outdoor and indoor art, outdoor dining and music.

Also New for 2015 - Centre Aqualudique Opens in Brioude with promised outdoor and indoor pools.


Champagnac le Vieux is our local small friendly village. It has a boulangerie, swimming lake and summer markets. Sunbath on the beach or picnic on the grassed areas around the lake. You can also walk to Champagnac direct from the cottage on the forest path, which takes about 40 minutes. (5 mins by car)

There are many other interesting walks in the area, which we have available for you to choose from. We also have a large supply of tourist information literature, summer fêtes, markets etc.

There are 2 Beaux Villages of France close by. The Beau Village of Lavaudieu is just 20 mins drive and is famous for its Benedictine Abbey built in 1057 and its Cloister, the only one preserved in the whole Roman Auvergne area. You can also picnic by the river Senouire or walk down the valley in Lavaudieu.

The charming Beau Village of Blesle is in the valley of the Alagon River and has magnificient half-timbered houses and lovely river walks.

Brioude is a lovely small french town, Famous for La Basilique Saint Julien - Roman Church (the largest in the Auvergne) constructed at the end of the 11th century. Lovely town to walk around with small boutique shops, Saturday markets, music in the summer months, Art Festivals, tea rooms, restaurants, musuems, banks, park and the River Allier, for swimming, canoe/kayak and fishing. There are also a few Chateaux and places of interest along the Allier Gorges. Including a Resistance Museum.

La Chaise Dieu (24k) has various music festivals in the summer months. The most famous one being a Classical Music Festival which takes place in August every year in the large Abbey.

The Autumn is ideal for forest walks enjoying the changing colours of the season and searching for mushrooms, which can be sold to the local merchant in the village if you do not want to eat them.

Excellent season for photography.

In the Winter months we have three ski resorts nearby. Or you can walk straight from the front door into the forest with snowshoes. You can go to the ski resort of Le Lorian direct by train (1hour) from Brioude station.

Or drive to Super Besse or Le Mont Dore.

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25 May 2014


"Idyllic Gite...perfect little get-away"

We loved this cosy little Gite. Just perfect for what we wanted....a week of peace & tranquillity...walking, cycling and running in the hills of the Auvergne. Wendy & Michael are lovely hosts and are always there if you need them without being intrusive. What we loved most of all was that we were able to walk/run/cycle somewhere different every day straight from our door. A nice easy little walk(about 45 mins round trip) is down(and of course up!)through the forest to Champagnac le Vieux to visit the boulangerie..delicious!

We are so pleased that you liked our country gite/cottage and the surrounding area, forest, countryside and hills. We are in an ideal location for outdoor sports or just for relaxing by the local lake, having picnics in the countryside or relaxing with a glass or two of wine and a good book in the cottage garden. Thank you for your kind review. Wendy and Michael

5 Aug 2013


"Fabulous location, but bedroom access awkward"

We had a fabulous holiday. Mike and Wendy were most welcoming and always helpful. The gite was well equipped and in a beautiful and extremely quiet location. We managed to use it as an effective base from which to explore the Auvergne. The only drawbacks were that the access to the bedroom (upstairs) involved ducking under a 3ft-6in (107cm) beam and the 'en-suite' bathroom was downstairs.

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