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fully renovated traditional farm house - Arfeuilles - Montagne - Auvergne

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

Holidays in nature

Small cottage situated in a peaceful and lonely place (forests and pastures) until six persons

walks and ponys-treks

equestrian centers

Many medieval sites

Gastronomy, 'route des vins'

Gathering of blackberries, bilberries, mushrooms according to the season

Sale of products of the surrounding farms.

Water and thermal activities in VICHY (40 mn by car)

A winter summer resort in 'La Loge des Gardes' (30 mn by car)

Marie-Pierre DAVID
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017


Arfeuilles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • shower room - toilet , shower
  • Italian shower, towel-dryer, WC inside
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 double
    salon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The parents' bedroom is fitted with one bed for two persons (140X190 cm), one single auxiliary bed, one wardrobe and one baby bed. the second bedroom is fitted with one double bed whose intimacy is preserved by the library. There is also one cupboard and one child desk. Blankets, french pillows are supplied. Household linen and sheets are supplied on request without extra. The recent mattresses are a very good quality. Possibility of inflating a double mattress.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Garden Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The kitchen is fitted with a complete range of household appliances, a new gas stove and a pyrolysis oven. Moreover, an excellent old wood stove can cook and heat the house. The conservatory is fitted with a large table to eat under cover and enjoy the landscape. Parking area


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

fully renovated traditional farm house - Arfeuilles - Montagne - Auvergne
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful cottage with stupendous views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely perfect - warm and cheerful and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The glassed verandah/dining room is divine and looks out over a gorgeous garden and fabulous countryside. Don't let the road worry you - we saw about 6 cars in the week we stayed. Fabulous cycling and walks from the door. The owner is an absolute delight - a perfect blend of being very friendly and helpful, but also very careful not to intrude on the privacy of her guests. Nothing was too much trouble, and she was very patient with our terrible French as well as having excellent English. We only had a week here, but will definitely return for longer on our next trip to France to further explore the area. You do need a car for shopping and expeditions to markets and discovering the greater area. Unreservedly recommended for lovers of the French countryside, cyclists and walkers and those who just like to sit in a gorgeous garden looking at a wonderful view, listening to bird song and sipping a pre-dinner aperitif.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciation. See you soon i hope.
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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful part of France

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is really something special. It is perfect for anyone wanting to relax and unwind, especially nature lovers. We saw lots of different birds and wildlife both in the lovely garden and nearby. The cottage was extremely clean, well kept and comfortable. The sun room was perfect for enjoying the view or bird watching over breakfast and the wood burner made the living room cosy in the chilly September evenings. The owner was quick to respond and very helpful and welcoming. She gave us a mobile phone number to contact her with any problems we might have (though we did not need to use it). The area is fantastic for walking with options from the cottage itself or mulitiple different circuits clearly signed in every local village. We will definitely return and could happily have stayed forever!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive appreciation. Thus I wait for you next May...
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Fabulous cottage - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage holiday to escape, unwind and relax. The cottage was extremely clean, warm and inviting. The owner; Mme Marie-Pierre David was extremely helpful and kind and nothing was too much trouble. The views are stunning and the nature surrounding the cottage was excellent, just a shame we forgot the binoculars! The log burner was a cosy addition for those slightly chilly May evenings. Would definately return and recommend to family and friends. To be honest we were reluctant to leave!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Arfeuilles. It was a great pleasure for me too. The welcome and the availability to the vacationers seem to me to be essential qualities.
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Très jolie maison, cocooning, dans un endroit calme et avec un jardin très joliement paysagé.

  • 4 of 5

un peu isolé, mais pour nous c'était le but recherché. Maison de "Dessin animé" très confortable, ou il ne manque rien ! La météo un peu capricieuse, nous a quand même permis de faire de très belles balades sur les GR tout proches, le long desquels on peut découvrir la flore et surtout une faune très sauvage (Écureuil, chevreuil, rapaces, etc..). De belles rencontre aussi avec les gens du coin, qui n'hésite pas à vous parler de leurs histoire locale, comme le propriétaire de ce Moulin qui nous a tout fait visiter et expliqué sur le fonctionnement de cette merveille construit par ses ancêtres il y a plusieurs générations. La propriétaire est une dame absolument charmante, passionnée par ses ruches et pas du tout envahissante.

Merci Marie -Pierre pour votre accueil, votre gentillesse nous reviendrons certainement.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il est vrai que la météo de cette fin avril 2017 n'a pas été géniale. Vous avez malgré tout su tirer parti des quelques moments propices aux promenades. Bravo ! Vous soulignez que la maison est un peu isolée. J'en profite pour conseiller aux vacanciers de faire leurs premières courses avant d'arriver. Cela évite de refaire 20 mn de trajet à Lapalisse ou au Mayet de Montagne. Je vous espère bientôt. Merci à vous
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Toujours aussi bien!

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions venus en 2015 en famille (3 enfants) pour une semaine et repartis ravis, en nous promettant de revenir.

C'est chose faite en août 2016 et nous confirmons toute notre satisfaction: propreté, équipement, cadre (...) tiennent toujours leurs promesses! Parents et enfants, nous avons énormément apprécié ce nouveau séjour dans cette maison si chaleureuse et confortable nichée dans son écrin de verdure. Dans le précieux coin "renseignements", chacun trouvera son bonheur car les activités proposées dans la région sont très nombreuses et diversifiées.

Et nous tenons à vivement remercier Madame DAVID pour sa disponibilité, son accueil, ses conseils...

En conclusion, nous avons été enchantés de ce nouveau séjour et espérons avoir l'occasion de revenir!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie encore de votre fidélité. Je suis impatiente de vous revoir.
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Gîte à recommander

  • 5 of 5

Location en tous points fidèle au descriptif sur le site. Propreté irréprochable.

Accueil chaleureux. Bien suivre les conseils de Madame David en ce qui concerne l'approvisionnement.

Matériel en quantité, et de grande qualité; tout est prévu et pensé pour que le séjour soit facilité et agréable. (y compris: sécurités concernant de jeunes enfants).

Gîte isolé qui convient parfaitement aux amoureux de nature qui seront comblés: vue exceptionnelle depuis la véranda et le jardin, nombreuses balades pédestres, y compris au départ du gîte. Flore et faune omniprésents. Cueillettes en fonction de la saison: mûres, châtaignes, noisettes.....

Le séjour a été fort agréable et très apprécié.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ma recommendation : prévoir les courses du week-end avant d'arriver à la maison. Celà évite de retourner au Mayet de Montagne ou Lapalisse, alors que l'on a effectué un long trajet.
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Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Arfeuilles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $108.95
Pet Fee $10.89
Stay tax $1.36 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Facultatif : Location draps et linge de maison : 10 €
Facultatif :Ménage de départ : forfait 25 €. Ménage durant le séjour : 10 €/heure
Toute demande particulière sera examinée avec attention.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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