Gîte L’Hirondelle - Menat - Puy de Dôme (63)
Division: three bedrooms, kitchen/dining, living room, bathroom, separate toilet, hall
Facilities: fireplace, central heating, Satellite TV (living room and bedrooms), DVD, CD, WIFI Internet, washing machine, refrigerator with freezer compartment, additional refrigerator in the shed outside, coffee maker, Senseo coffee maker, electric kettle, Toaster, egg cooker, hand-held blender, hand-held mixer, iron and ironing board, ceran stove, oven, microwave, dish-washer, cot for babies and toddlers, high chair, cushions and duvets.
Sizes of beds:one 1,60m x 2,00m; four single beds 0,90m x 2,00m
Details: enclosed garden, parking, pets allowed, information folder and brochures.
Suroundings: ancient Roman bridge (Pont de Menat), la Sioule (canoe/kayak rental), recreational lake (Servant 5 km, Saint Eloy les Mines 9 km), Ruins of Chateau Rocher (beautiful views), Chateau de Chouvigny.
Groceries: Menat (2km), St. Eloy les Mines (9km), Ebreuil (15km), Riom (35km), Montlucon (40km) Clermont-Ferrand (50km).
Capacity: 6 people plus 1 small child
Price: € 275, - to € 425, - a week, includes 8 kwh electricity per day.
Final cleaning (obligatory) € 50, -.
Rent: 01/01 - 31/12
The spacious detached cottage is about 100 years old and built against a rock with a view of the green valley of the small river „La Faye“. It is at a sunny place facing South-West. The house is located on a local road with little traffic.
The owner has tried to keep the original French charme and character of the house despite having all comforts of a modern property.
The cottage is located at a couple of minutes drive from the astonishing nature of Gorges de Chouvigny where the river Sioule is a perfect place for canoeing and fishing.
You have the possibility to walk along the idyllic river La Faye or use several other footpaths or hiking trails not far from the cottage.
Sit on the nice bench in front of the house and relax drinking a cup of coffee or tea or maybe a glass of wine. You can use the barbecue built out of local stone to grill some meat from the famous Charolais cattle or fresh trout out of the river Sioule. Enjoy your meal under the big sun umbrella in the intimate garden with a garden-set.
Come in! If you enter the house you will see the wooden staircase and the door to the separate toilet with small washbasin. The living room with a woodstove is on your right. For your entertainment we offer Satellite TV, a DVD- and CD-Player.
Opposite the living room is the kitchen. The kitchen offers all modern equipment (dish-washer, electric oven, ceran stove, electric kettle, egg cooker, etc.). It has a dining table, dishes, glasses, cutlery, etc. for 6 persons.
Through the kitchen you`ll come into the bathroom with washbasin, a corner bathtub (shower) and the washing machine.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms. The “Rose Chamber” with double bed, wardrobe, dresser with mirror and a seating area with two chairs and a small table. In the “Blue Chamber” you will have two single beds, wardrobe, seating area with two chairs and a small table.
On the top floor there is the “Farmer`s Chamber” with a double bed, wardrobe, and a small seating area with two chairs.
All the bedrooms are big enough (about 16 square metres) to put a baby bed/cot in them.
The Cottage has an oil-fired central heating which makes it suitable for all seasons.
Location: The cottage “L`Hirondelle” lies about five minutes drive from the beautiful small village Menat (2km) . This village has about 660 inhabitants but there is a bakery and a small shop, a doctor, a vet and a pharmacy. The 12th century church and the 5th century monastery are worth a visit. There are several other shops, supermarkets and petrol stations and a veterinary clinic in Saint Eloy les Mines (9km) which is about 15 minutes drive from the property.
The spacious detached cottage is about 100 years old and built against a rock with a view of the green valley of the small river „La Faye“.