Wendy and Michael would like to welcome you to their comfortable Auvergne Farmhouse in a small friendly hamlet at 860M altitude in the heart of the Livradois Forest Regional Nature Park. There is a large enclosed garden at front of house with table, chairs, BBQ, and at the back of the house amazing views from the visitors’ balcony. There is also enclosed parking for bikes and free WIFI available.
The Auvergne is an outdoor lovers paradise; this is excellent countryside for cycling, walking, river sports, markets, pretty villages, or just relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine. In Champagnac le Vieux you’ll find a lake with beach and picnic areas, a Boulangerie and summer markets. This is just 3K from the house – about a 10min bike ride.
In the Haute Loire the accommodation is just 1H by car from Le Puy de Dome, 1H from the Cantal and 1H from Le Puy en Velay. The toll free motorway from Clermont Ferrand is 1H away.
Brioude and the River Allier is 15 mins by car. Boutique shops, restaurants, museums, famous Romanesque Church, Saturday markets. There are two Beaux Villages in the area, both have riverside walks, interesting old houses and a few of restaurants.
In the summer the English Tea Garden is open. Le Boucharel is open from March to November and early booking is recommended.
Water Painting Art Festival in July 2015 – Brioude. This is a large event involving all art galleries in the town, with evening entertainment, etc. This only happens every two years. There is a Saturday morning market in Brioude (all year) and various vide greniers and other markets in the summer. The River Allier fis ideal for canoeing.
The Family Suite comprises two adjoining rooms and will sleep a family of between 4 – 7 people (one room has 1 double bed, 1 single bed and ensuite shower, toilet and wash-unit, the adjoining room has 1 double bed and 1 set of bunk bed).
The tarif for this Family Suite is low season 145 Euros per night and high season 165 Euros per night. These prices include French breakfasts. The local taxe de sejour is 0.35 per adult per night.
Large family groups can rent the Family Suite plus an additional ensuite bedroom with double bed on the same floor, so in fact 9 people can be accommodated on one floor as an apartment. The cost for the additional room would be from 78-90 Euros per night, plus taxe.