Maison Marguerite is beautifully converted from an 18th century stone farmhouse. Sleeping up to 5 ( 2 in the adjoining annexe)
set in its own private lawned garden with far reaching views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.
Stylish & comfortably furnished to a high standard with quality bed linens & towels provided.
Peaceful rural location but within walking distance of 2 kms to Vernet la Varenne which has a variety of village shops, bar & restaurant.
The popular swimming lake with its own bar/restaurant
Is open lunchtime and evening during the summer is only 1.5kms away.
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.
We are only 2kms from the village with restaurant, bar, and shops for your everyday needs.
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
Stairs leading to the twin bed annexe ideal for your family or friends (not suitable for small children or the elderly) also shares bathroom facilities with maison 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 volcanos
My other gîte Maison Blanche is a detached stone cottage beautifully converted and ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat or friends and family who want to holiday close by but still retain privacy if needed.
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
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
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.
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.