Beautiful house, superbly equipped & in a lovely friendly community
We spent a very happy week in this lovely old restored auberge in the Correze. The spacious, characterful house is clearly a much loved home from home for the English owner and he's equipped it with everything you could possibly need for an excellent holiday, from bikes and tennis racquets to good quality pans and full table settings for large numbers. The house has a lovely feel and is nicely decorated and furnished. Everything is robust and of good quality, so even with an active and curious 2 year old we never felt we had to chase around after her telling her not to touch things, or felt there was anything dangerous or unsuitable.
The service was excellent throughout and the owner went to a lot of trouble when we booked to make sure that we had all the information we needed to make the holiday a success. He stayed in touch and went out of his way to accommodate us in every way he could as did Louise who looks after the house for him. Added to this, he clearly gets on very well with his neighbours as they are so very friendly to the guests and take a real interest in making sure you're enjoying their little part of the world - all you need is a bit of French and a smile!
Trying vainly for the sake of balance to come up with some disadvantage, there are some steps outside and the old staircase has its idiosyncrasies, which together probably make the house unsuitable for someone with mobility issues, but our toddler had no problems and the owner made sure we knew about it before we booked, just in case.
Peaceful, tranquil and relaxing, it's not the place to go if you want to go clubbing every night but it's a beautiful place to spend time with family and friends and come back refreshed and rejuvenated. Best holiday rental I've experienced in terms of house, service and welcome. I think La Vieille Auberge may have ruined us for any other holiday rental...:) …
Perfect location for a peaceful getaway.
My girlfriend and I only stayed in Rosiers for 3 days but we loved it, especially the peaceful location. The inside is fairly rustic and the downstairs felt like you were in a castle with thick stone walls, exposed beams and a huge fireplace. Like a lot of old French properties it was fairly dark inside, but we didn't spend much time inside, preferring to sit outside and look at the view across to the local village. The location is great for exploring the Auvergne region, with Salers and Puy Mary not far away. If we were to buy a place in France it would be just what we'd choose. …