2 bedroom, 2 baths sleeps upto 6 - wireless broadband
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Reservation was very easy , lots of communication with the owner before our arrival . The village has local shops . Every morning, one of us would go to buy the croissants at boulangerie and by the time he returned coffee was ready. The house is in the middle of the village . Very comfortable accommodation with lots of light , good linen and towels, kitchen stocked with minimum needed.
Lots of windows and doors we did not suffer from the heat.
We will return.
Good value for money
As two couples, we had a lovely stay in this well equipped and spotlessly clean two bedroom, ground floor flat.
It was very well located in the little village of Saint Remy sur Durolle....easy walking distance to the village centre with its wonderful Boulangerie and Boucherie. The village is nestled in beautiful countryside with a fabulous lake on its outskirts.
It is a peaceful base and very well positioned to explore towns further afield such Vichy, Theirs, Clermont Ferrand.
Nardege, the property manager was very welcoming and was available to assist if required.
We very much enjoyed our stay.
A comfortable home in a beautiful setting
We found the house extremely comfortable: a very pleasant and spacious home from home, with everything we needed and in a convenient location. Nadege the housekeeper welcomed us with home made biscuits and we lacked for nothing.
The area was stunning and we enjoyed many beautiful walks in the mild, dry weather. We went up Puy de Dome by train, but walked up Puy de Pariou and this was probably our highlight, because of the stunning views. We also did several local walks and found the information we obtained from the Livradois- Forez National Park information centre at St Gervais sous Meymont invaluable. We bought a book of suggested walks from there.
We loved Thiers and had a wonderful meal at La Belle Excuse. In fact, we fell in love with the whole region because of the variety of the beautiful landscape and the richness of the wildlife. We will never forget the wood full of cyclamen near Donat or the view from the top of La Roche de Volpe near Ambert.
We would highly recommend a holiday here. Thank you Anne Marie.
Village with Views
We loved St Remy! The accommodation was comfortable and we had everything we wanted. A small terrace, surrounded by a yew hedge, was ideal for eating outside.The bread shop was a two minute walk and one of the two small supermarkets stocked wonderful local butter. The lake is a 5 minute drive ( or short walk ) and has restaurants/ cafes. We were a little early in the season for evening openings, and that also applied to the Pizzeria in the village, which was actually being refurbished. There is a hotel/ restaurant in the centre of the village, but this was having some serious renovation work, and we were not entirely certain as to whether it was going to reopen as a hotel, or being converted into flats. However, Thiers is only 5 miles away if you wanted to eat out. There are numerous walks from the village, and around the lake. Do take the electric cog railway up the Puy de Dome, as the views are fantastic. Or, of course, you could always walk up!!
The whole area is very picturesque and the mountain scenery is superb.
Four of us visited for the first time the Auvergne and we are so glad we chose this village and this lovely house to stay at. The village still has individual shops for everything as it used to be. No supermarkets here . The cakes at the bakery are out of this world .
Easter is a quiet time to be in France. Ee enjoyed visiting the castles around the area .
We had wonderful long walks in the woods outside the village.
The house is most comfortable . Weather was cool in the evening outside but we were in a cocoon inside as the house is well insulated.
I recommend spending time in this home and village and we hope to come agin next year.
Great time in a GREAT home
We had a great time in this lovely village trying our basic french on the locals....
We enjoyed on recommendation from the owner,, going to the local farm to buy milk, butter, eggs etc ...We had not done that before.
The house was very clean and most comfortable with good linen and china. The housekeeper welcomed us with home made cookies !!
We look forward returning another time.
This family home is renovated to a very high standard and is situated in a large garden in a village of 2000 inhabitants.The village has a FABULOUS baker, a pharmacy, a butcher, two grocers, two hairdressers,one beauty shop, a newsagent, a hardware store, one hotel-restaurant, four bars, a post office, a bank a DOCTOR and a church within a five minute walk from the house. 800 yards outside the village you have the LAKE with lot activities: Pedalos, fishing,Wave Smimming Pool, Tennis in doors/outdoors, Squash,mini golf, Swimming in the lake. Restaurants, Coffee shops etc. You can buy fresh milk, eggs, cheese from our village farmer.
The village is ideal for those who desire to escape from the hustle of daily life into a peaceful setting. You can practice your French on the locals as practically nobody speaks English. It has the added advantage of being located within easy driving distance of Ambert, Le Mont-Dore, Le Puy and Limoges. Thiers, the medieval town, is 15 miles downhill.
Other Activities: THE LAKE 800 METERS OUTSIDE VILLAGE WITH WAVE SWIMMING POOL-TENNIS-SQUASH -PEDALOS-BOATING-FISHING-BICYCLES-
Golf: There Are 3 Golf Courses Within One Hour Drive.
Ski: You Can Access Ski Resort Of Le Mont Dore And Super Besse Within 1 H 15 Minutes Drive.
I drive from St Remy in order to arrive in Le MONT DORE at 10am and I return leaving the ski station as it get dark.