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Luxury Gites in a special place with outstanding views. - Maison Blanche at Le mouy vieux sleeps 2-3

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Maison Blanche at Le mouy vieux sleeps 2-3

Romantic rural retreat, stone built detached gite snuggled slightly lower down the terraced garden from Maison Marguerite.

Maison Blanche has its own private entrance & parking area alongside the gite, Its own private garden & terrace with BBQ, dining,relaxing areas in the sun or shaded by the verdant vines and wisteria enjoy superb views of the valley and distant mountains.

Large studio type accommodation with modern stylish & comfortable furnishings, the kitchenette is well equipped with hob/oven,microwave,fridge, coffee maker & ironing facilities but if there is anything you need please ask.

Comfortable sofa & chairs to cosy up in front of the large wood burner fireplace in Autumn & Winter (first basket of logs supplied)+ electric wall heaters

Dining area seats up to 4

Romantic four poster bed+folding screen for privacy

Single bed/cot/high chair, if required.

Spacious wardrobe & drawers.

Modern shower room/WC (constant hot water)

Satellite TV/DVD


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About the property

Le mouy vieux

Le Mouy Vieux is set in a peaceful location on a gently sloping, south-facing hillside in the Livradois Forez national park.

' un panorama de rêve,' a panorama of dreams as quoted of the region by renowned french writer and anthropologist Henri Pourrat 1887-1959 and who lived here in Vernet la Varenne.

and yet we are only 2kms from the village, 15 kms from the main A75 auto route at Issoire and 30 minutes south of the cathedral city of Clermont-Ferrand.

This quiet location comprises of 2 separate luxury gites both with private gardens, entrances and amazing south facing views.

Maison Marguerite sleeps 2-5 has a spacious family sized main bedroom with vaulted ceiling a comfortable double bed, 2 antique lit bateau one of which doubles up as a comfy sofa. Large wood burning fireplace and central heating.

French doors open on to a small private terrace ideal for morning coffe in the sun whilst planning the day ahead.

Open plan sitting room with comfortable sofas,cosy throws chair & footstool, Flat screen satellite TV, DVD player,CD,iPod dock, games,books and DVD's.

Dining area sits 5

Fully equipped open plan kitchen area, dishwasher,microwave,gas hob, electric oven etc;

Spacious bathroom with well lit twin sinks in vanity unit

Bath with shower over.

Separate WC with washing machine.

French doors opening on to a spacious south facing under cover terrace with large farmhouse table sits 8

Garden furniture sofa & recliners

Charcoal BBQ

Stairs leading to a twin bed annexe ideal for family or friends (not suitable for small children or the eldery) also shares bathroom facilities with Marguerite.

South facing terraces both leading to extensive lawned gardens with barbeque. Shady trees complete with hammock and a swing-seat to relax & enjoy the stunning views of the Cantal mountains and volcans.

Maison Blanche is a detached stone cottage beautifully converted and ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat.

It's high vaulted & beamed ceiling gives light & airy studio accommodation which is furnished to a high standard in a romantic contemporary style.

Large double & comfortable four poster bed.

Single bed if required.

Sofa & armchairs grouped around large inglenook fireplace with wood burner for cozy autumn and winter stays.

Open plan kitchen well equipped with crockery & utensils,

built in oven, gas hob, microwave,fridge etc;

Dining area seats 3

TV/DVD/CD radio.

Dvd's, books & games.

Shower room and WC

South facing terrace with BBQ,dining area, outdoor reclining chairs and garden with recliners and dining table & chairs

fantastic views.

Quality bedding and towels supplied,

sleeps 2 ( a small supplement of 12 euros per week for single bed if towels and bedding are required)

Le Mouy vieux is situated 2kms to the west of the small village of Le Vernet la Varenne. Here you will find a weekly market, good butchers, small supermarket, pharmacy, tabac, bar & artisan boulangerie where you can buy delicious croissants. The popular local swimming lake has a small beach and an area for fishing. The village & local chateau organise many events throughout the summer.

A beautiful, peaceful rural retreat for your French holiday base; an ideal place to relax, or explore the old hilltop villages, historic towns & romanesque churches nearby.

We have two standard mountain-bikes, free for your own use, to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, Le Mouy Vieux is perfectly located for those who are a bit more serious about their cycling holidays.

Whether you prefer off-road or are even a budding, or aspiring, Tour de France rider (Le Tour has passed through here twice in the last few years); cycling here is a real treat. Experience for yourself the well-kept, smooth roads that wind their way into the forests and mountains of the Livradois and the flat-plains in the valleys between the Puy's.

The Volcans national parc and the ski resorts of Sancy & Super Besse are within a 45 minute drive passing through stunning scenery, so the area is ideal for summer & winter holidays.

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Lynne Gerrard
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

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If you do not wish to or have the time to strip the beds & clean your gite before departure (midday) please notify me and I can arrange a cleaner to do it for you at a cost of 30 euros.


Vernet-la-Varenne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower room, fully tiled with seperate cubicle and high power shower (constant hot water) modern glass wash bowl & mixer taps Large well lit mirror with shaver socket. WC seperate storage/drawers unit.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , cot/high chair on request
  • Sleeping area is part of the large studio style accommodation but with a folding screen for privacy. Plenty of space for a single bed + cot to be put in if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Maison Blanche & Maison Marguerite can be rented together to friends and families for the same holiday period, please contact to negotiate a discount.


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Maison Blanche at Le mouy vieux sleeps 2-3
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

We loved our stay with Lynne Gerrard. She was a delightful hostess, property and location wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well appointed, clean and tastefully decorated. Equipped with all that was required and in an idyllic location with splendid views. The nearby village (2km) had a small but well stocked supermarket, excellent restaurant, and swimming lake which was very pleasant after a hot day.

Lynne was lovely, welcoming and helpful. I have no complaints at all and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review, I am so pleased you loved your holiday here at Le mouy vieux. Lovely guests too welcome back anytime !
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Lovely gite, stunning views and wonderful hostess in Lynne

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a a break to recharge our batteries and our time here was just the ticket. Our gite was pretty, comfortable and well equipped and the outside space was wonderful with beautiful views of the region. Lynne was a thoughtful and considerate host who looked after us well and her dog, Louie made a great playmate for our dog who regularly went round to call for Louie.

The surrounding area was lovely too and we really enjoyed our morning stroll to the Boulangerie and afternoon dip in the lake was a real treat.

Thanks for everything Lynne, we feel that we made a friend and we will be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome my lovely guests to Le mouy vieux it makes it all worthwhile to know how much they enjoyed their stay and their walks exploring the local amenities in the surrounding area. I look forward to welcoming back my new friends and "Barney dog" too.
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Maison Blanche is a delight. Cosy, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later than planned in the dark. Lynne was there to meet and greet us and helped get us quickly settled into Maison Blanche. When we woke after a good sleep in the comfortable bed we could really appreciate the view, the solitude and delight of Le Mouy Vieux.

The Auvergne is a wonderful part of France and Lynne's gite is an ideal place for a couple (or couple with dog) to hang out, relax, explore and enjoy the secrets of the hills and valleys either side of Issoire.

The gite has everything needed for a comfortable stay with a glorious wood burning stove and an endless supply of oak logs to hand. A good hot shower too! What more could you want?

Lynne and brother Malcolm were wonderful hosts and Louis made a good companion for our dog Martha. We thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality.

Thank you. We loved it. And had fun.

Richard Michele Martha

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Richard & Michele, So happy you loved your stay with us at Le Mouy Vieux It was my pleasure to welcome such lovely guests along with their adorable pup Martha. Hope you come back one day.
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Our stay at Maison Blanche - September 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week in this very attractive area. The gite fully lived up to expectations as set out in the published details – beautifully furnished, very well equipped and beautiful bed linen. It was spotlessly clean on arrival. We enjoyed Lynne's company (and her brother’s) and two lovely meals which she cooked for us at an economical price. We can thoroughly recommend this property to any future guests. We will definitely return in the future, although it is doubtful whether it will be next year due to other commitments.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review it was a pleasure to welcome you to Le mouy vieux, lovely guests who I hope to see again in the future.
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Lovely welcome from host Lynne, lovely setting, pleasantly furnished, small but very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed warmly by our host Lynne who lives next door. We were invited for drinks during our stay which was lovely. Lynne was accessible and very helpful and friendly but ensured we had our privacy. The setting is lovely with stunning views. The gite is comfortable, open plan and suitable for a couple as its quite small, nicely furnished and good quality bed and linens. There is a nice sitting out area where you can dine and sunbathe and enjoy the views. We enjoyed our stay very much and enjoyed meeting Lynne and her brother. There is a Michelin starred restaurant in Sarpoil, a short drive away but you need to book well in advance. Lots of medieval villages nearby and good walking country. We would like to return and would recommend to our friends to stay in the other larger gite next door which is larger and also very nicely furnished.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Le mouy vieux we really enjoyed your company and a perfect evening relaxing with you over drinks and nibbles on the terrace, hope you do come back to stay and we can do it all over again ! Best wishes Lynne
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Relaxing and tranquil accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The Gite is charming and very comfortable - a real home from home. The garden and terrace are lovely and the views are fabulous. The location is very quiet but not too far from shops for groceries. Lynne was very welcoming and helpful during our stay. We had a lovely week here touring the region on our motorbike and would definitely recommend it if you like tranquility and independence.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Bergerie de Sarpoil
"Michelin star rated restaurant. "
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Aulnat Clermont Ferrand
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Le Vernet la Varenne
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Issoire A75 exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Le auberge du Vernet at Vernet la Varenne
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Mont Dore/Sancy
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
The swimming lake at Le Vernet la Varenne
Car: necessary

The village of Vernet la Varenne is 2kms away, there you will find local shops, bar and restaurant, a popular 'Plan d'Eau' and beach, supervised bathing, pedalo's, fishing, boules pitch and tennis court and café.

In summer there are numerous organised events, brocantes, festivals fireworks, art exhibitions and local community dances/evenings.,

Plenty to do for the energetic, in Vernet we have organised local walks and tours, an amethyst museum and guided trips to hunt for amethysts unique to the area, nature trails, mountain biking, VTT centre, Riding stables and within a short distance Quad bike hire, watersports such as white water rafting & canoeing, in winter, skiing, ice climbing and husky pulled sledge rides.

The area is fantastic for more leisurely pursuits, visit the many Abbeys & romanesque churches in the area such as the beautiful painted interior of St Austremoine church in Isssoire and a visit to Puy en Velay for the medieval ' Roi de l'Ouiseau' bird king festival in September is not to be missed. There is an International music festival at nearby Chaise Dieu in August.

Sample famous local cheeses, Blue d'Auvergne, Forme d'Ambert, Cantal & St Nectaire on the cheese trail tours.

Explore medieval villages, forts & chateau atop small extinct volcanic

peaks known as Puys.

Take a trip up the Puy de dome extinct volcano with amazing views into the craters of the chaine du Puys.


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