The house in autumnLiving room
Old farm in natural park
Hosted by Marco
Marco is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Surrounded by the forests of the natural park 'Livradois Forez' you will find our old detached farmhouse. Discover the Auvergne; the green heart of France. A perfect place for those who like walking, biking, natural peace and culture.

The space

The farmhouse is about 200 years old and 'en pierre' as the French call it. It's calmly situated without being isolated. The next neighbours are at 500 meters and the next village (with bakery, butcher and supermarket) is at 3 km.
In the farmhouse are two letting possibilities; the large and the small cottage. The entrance and garden/terrace of the cottages are either at one side of the house thereby all tenants will have their privacy.
The small cottage will only be rented from May to September.

The big cottage is for 5 persons maximum (plus baby). The interior of the house is as follows:

The living room is 35m2. Very special are the enormous fireplace with woodstove and an authentic bread oven in it.
In the living is a little stereo with cd and a tv set without any channel connection but with dvd.
Free internet (LAN or WiFi).

In the kitchen you will find the following equipment; cooker (gas), oven (electric), dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, toaster, mixer and waterheater.

The bathroom has a shower, one wash stand, a washingmachine and a dryer. The toilet is separated.

Bedroom 1
With one double bed and a children/baby bed.

Bedroom 2
With 3 single beds of which two are a bunk-bed.

On the bedroom floor you will find a second toilet.

Covered terrace
On he southwest side of the house. An ideal spot for a picknick or diner (wiht barbecue).
Below the terrace is a swinging bed (double).

On the southside of the house is a lawn wih furniture, some of them made of massive pine-wood.

Interaction with guests

We will not be there ourselves when you arrive. Our French neighbours will take care of the door/key and they will clean and warm the house before any arrival.


Cleaning Fee $85 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Zach User Profile
October 2016
We were welcomed by Marco, and the house was accurately described. The location was not good for us because we have a small child that needs to run around a lot and it was a fairly long drive to get anywhere to "sight see." However, there are plenty of biking and hiking trails around, and the house is secluded in the forest away from everything. If we were looking to get away from everything and relax with a book this would be the house! We enjoyed making meals at night and listening to Marco's record collection by the wood-burning stove.

Patricia User Profile
June 2016
Lovely peaceful area in rural France. Gite spacious and log fire made it cosy on cool nights. Great area for wild life, walks, photography and beautiful villages. Marco was helpful and accommodating. Many thanks Marco & Marije

Lisa User Profile
April 2015
We had a lovely peaceful time here, the house is in a really nice rural part of France. It's really cosy and feels very authentic.

Fran User Profile
November 2014
We had the most wonderful, peaceful and quiet days at the house. It's situated in the middle of the forest. Perfect for hiking and relaxing from the city noise. The house is charming and has everything you can think of for a few days away from the hustle of the world...including a fire place :-D We'll be back for sure!

Pawel User Profile
August 2014
We loved our stay in the house. Marco (the host) was responsive and very accommodating and the house has a perfect balance of remoteness and easy access to amenities plus quite impressive '80s record collection! It was perfect for us and our two kids and wi wish we could stay there longer.

Greta User Profile
June 2014
I loved this place! Amazing secluded location, tucked away in the forest but still an easy drive to shops and lots of great walks and things to do nearby. The house is lovely, with some really creative touches in the decor, comfortable and well-equipped. I particularly loved the covered terrace - perfect for sitting outside in the shade, watching the birds and the butterflies. Marco was responsive and helpful, and we had everything we needed. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

Nicolas User Profile
March 2014
Marco was a very helpful host and everything worked out well. The place was great, secluded and authentic! The giant bread oven and chimney in the living room was fantastic, and the village 5 min. drive has pretty much all the basics you can expect for a week-end away from the crazyness of big cities (a fantastic bakery, a small supermarket and a butcher)

Woerden, NetherlandsJoined in October 2013
Marco User Profile

Gedurende een periode van 10 jaar heb ik dit fantastische huis bewoond. Het huis had bijna dertig jaar leeg gestaan en was totaal vervallen. In die 10 jaar heb ik gewerkt aan de renovatie van het pand. Hierbij heb ik zoveel mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van materialen die ik in het huis vond of in het bos direct daar omheen.
Nu woon ik weer in Nederland, samen met mijn vrouw en twee dochters. We reizen meerdere keren per jaar naar Frankrijk om te genieten van de heerlijke plek middenin het bos.

Beiden zijn we fervente fietsliefhebbers. Dankzij jarenlang en veel fietsen in de Auvergne is deze onbekende fietsstreek bij ons zeer bemind geworden.
Het meest bijzondere aan fietsen in het Fietsrijk, de bergachtige streek rondom het huis, is het geringe aantal auto's dat gebruik maakt van de uitstekend onderhouden wegen.

Het natuurpark Livradois Forez kent uiteraard veel natuurschoon. Het is de afwisseling tussen al dit groen en de oude en pittoreske dorpjes die elke fiets- en wandeltocht tot een plezierige ontdekkingstocht maakt.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands

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