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Romantic Cottage Livradois Forest. 10K Brioude – Home 160674 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Romantic Cottage Livradois Forest. 10K Brioude – Home 160674

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 9 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE HOLIDAY BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR SPRING and SUMMER 2016.

PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY IN THE LIVRADOIS FOREST REGIONAL NATURE PARK.

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

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE HOLIDAY BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR SPRING and SUMMER 2016.

PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY IN THE LIVRADOIS FOREST REGIONAL NATURE PARK.

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.

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, "8th Biennale d'Aquarelle" Le centre historique de Brioude July 1017. Brioude welcomes 50 artists of all nationalities, stages, ateliers, demonstrations and conferences. 15 days dedicated to water colours and 2 evening animations. Other Festivals and Markets every summer. Brioude is just a 20 mins drive from Le Boucharel.

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.

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.

Location description from owner

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. www.leboucharel.net

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

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Wendy S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
09 Sep 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Apr 2011. Located in Haute-Loire, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £392.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Sep 2016.

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“Idyllic Gite...perfect little get-away”

Reviewed 25 May 2014

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

“Fabulous location, but bedroom access awkward”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2013

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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