About the home
La Merlerie is millers cottage with adjacent water mill built in 1896 which was working until the 1970's milling flour & feed for local farmers. Since then it was purchased by a French artist from Paris and converted to a holiday home. La Merlerie is now owned by a British farmily who have finished the pretty cottage to a high standard with en suite bathrooms, new kitchen kitchen & dining facilities. Below the house and overlooking the water meadow is a large terrace area with sun loungers and tables, 10m x 5m salt water pool (no chlorine) heated if required. There is a cellar/games room with pool games table and 5 bicyles for residents use.
The grounds surrounding the house include the mill pond, formal gardens and water meadow running away to the boundary stream that is the river Oeil. This is a truly rural and peaceful location. Within 2 kilometres we have a boulangerie. A country town which has supermarkets, banks, pharmacy & most useful shops is 10 minutes distance by car.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool / Snooker table, 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 bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Kitchen with Open plan day room with sofa & views across the water meadow
Sitting room with TV & log burner ajoining a formal Dining Room/reading room with 2 armchairs
£200 booking deposit required and full payment 7 days prior to holiday
A returnable damage deposit of £250.00
The Limousin / Auvergne / Allier region
The Limousin & Auvergne regions are of the least populated areas of France - however, it is also one of the most beautiful, with rolling hills and valleys, small grazing meadows, many Charollais cattle & country lanes with virtually no traffic - ideal for cycling and walking.
The Commentry area
Things to do
Kart Circuit at Montlucon for children & adults (15kms)
Indoor Bowling Montlucon
Canoeing & Kyaking through the gorge of the River Sioule which lies 20kms to the south
Velo Rail - cycle car on a disused railway line - great for the whole family 15kms to the north
Water sports available on many adjacent lakes
Horse Riding & Golf at Neris le Bains
Many of the local towns have wonderful historic buildings and museums and being the area of the bourbonaise kings & queens of France, fantastic chateaux & architecture.
Restaurants: We have a listing of recommended restaurants in our house book
During winter months we are only 1.5 hrs away from 'putting on skis' at the traditional resort of Mont Dore
How to get there
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Flights available to Limoges from main UK destinations - eg. Standstead, Southampton, Liverpool
Limoges airport - La Merlerie 2 hours with car hire available at Airport.
Ferry/Drive - 6 hours from Calais via A1/A10/A71
Activities near Commentry
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Jun 2013
If you need to go somewhere quiet with a pool to keep children happy this is the place. Owned by a British family with teenagers this house is well equipped. Super market about four milled away, lots... more
02 Sep 2012
Remote country location, with lovely large salt water pool (but not fenced in). very steep staircases so a bit of an effort to get suitcases from car to bedroom on 3rd floor. we stayed with extended... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 9|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb/April||1 Feb 13||1 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|May/June||1 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|July/August||31 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept.Oct||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates vary by month from £450 to £900 per week for full house booking.Enquire now
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