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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
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 at extra cost. 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 bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 150 km, Nearest railway: Montlucon 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or 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 bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or 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
A returnable damage deposit of 250 euros will be added by Holiday Lettings
About this location
The Auvergne 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.
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
About the owner
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8 Aug 2013
"Very relaxing holiday"
We had a lovely holiday at this property. The property itself is extremely well equipped and provided everything we needed for a great stay. The owners were very accommodating and helpful.
The area it's self is very quiet and rural, which suited us we wanted a quiet holiday. It was lovely every morning to be able to open all of the downstairs windows to a beautiful view.
9 Jun 2013
"Piece, tranquility, country charm, heated pool, nature with comfort."
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
2 Sep 2012
"great salt water pool, remote country location, steep staircases,"
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