About the home
Situated on the edge of a small village in the Puy-de-Dome area of the Auvergne, The Hayloft provides an ideal base to discover a region full of history, wonderful landscapes (including volcanoes), Romanesque architecture and plenty of outdoor activities.
Spend your days exploring old fortified villages (there are 4 "plus beaux villages de France" on the doorstep), visit Romanesque churches including the Abbatiale in Issoire and the recently restored church at St Nectaire, visit the markets for local cheeses (St Nectaire, Bleu d'Auvergne, Cantal, Salers, Forme d'Ambert) and charcuterie, and visit local wine producers to taste their little-known wines, which have recently obtained AOC. The region also boasts many excellent restaurants, including some Michelin stars.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The gite is accessed by a flight of steps up from the courtyard, and most of the accommodation is on a single level. The 3rd bedroom with ensuite is located on a mezzanine, above the living area, and has slightly reduced headroom. The conversion from an old hayloft has been carried out sympathetically, retaining internal stone walls for character. The bedrooms are large and tastefully furnished.
Further details outdoors:
Parking is in the courtyard of the main house. There is shared access to the main gardens, which are on 3 levels and provide views over the rooftops of the village to the Puy de Lavelle and up the valley towards the mountains.
- tourist information provided
- printed guides for walking available
- baby-bed available FOC on request
- 25% deposit payable on booking, balance 30 days before arrival
- refundable 200 Euro deposit required
- electricity included in price
The Limousin / Auvergne / Puy-de-Dome region
The Auvergne is France's best kept secret, with landscapes which will take your breath away. With 2 Parcs Naturels - the Livradois-Forez to the east of Issoire, and the Volcans d'Auvergne to the west - the Puy-de-Dome is a paradise for outdoor activities.
Regular rugby and cycling events are held in the area. Performance cars can be tried at the Circuit d'Issoire and there is even has an airfield and gliding club.
The Issoire area
This is a paradise for outdoor activities including walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing, hang-gliding and skiing. Dotted among the old medieval fortified villages are some of the finest Romanesque churches, and its spa towns still offer the possibility to "take the waters".
Clermont-Ferrand is the departmental capital - HQ for Michelin and the successful ASM rugby team, it also has an historic centre and interesting museums.
Issoire has a lively market once a week on a Saturday and hosts an annual folk dance and music festival in July which attracts folk groups from across the world. Regular rugby and cycling events are held in the area. Performance cars can be tried at the Circuit d'Issoire and there is even has an airfield and gliding club.
How to get there
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Situated 30 minutes south of Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-de-Dome department of the Auvergne, central France.
10 minutes west of Issoire on the D26.
A75 Motorway (Clermont-Ferrand to Montpellier) only 10 mintues away. Close to the Massif Sancy ski resorts (Super Besse and Mont Dore) and the Parc National des Volcans d'Auvergne. Nearest airport is Aulnat at Clermont-Ferrand, serviced by Flybe March-October.
Activities near Issoire
Ski resort location
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
02 Jan 2013
We are a family of four who stayed in The Hayloft over Christmas to ski at Super Besse (half an hour drive away). The gite was totally perfect for all of our needs. It was tastefully decorated,... more
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|Autumn 2012||20 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||€ 375||-||-||Flexible|
|Christmas 2012||22 Dec 12||9 Feb 13||€ 375||-||-||1 Night|
|Winter Holidays 2013||9 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||€ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season 2013||2 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||€ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring/Easter 2013||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||€ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season 2013||13 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||31 Aug 13||12 Oct 13||€ 375||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Add 50 euros per week for full central heating in winter months. Reduced rates available for small groups and multiple weeks. Weekends and Short Breaks available out of season. Contact us for more information.Enquire now
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