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Our family have just returned from a very relaxing week at Philippe’s fabulous cottage, Field Mitonierre, Herisson in the centre of France.
It is such a peaceful retreat and being situated in the countryside allows plenty of privacy, with ample space and grounds to enjoy lots of outdoor activities. Close to the main cottage, there is an outbuilding which has a hot tub, sauna, toilet and shower room and there is also a music system, fire burner and some gym equipment.
The standard of the three bedroom cottage is fantastic and the way the property has been finished provides a modern contemporary feel throughout. Three spacious bedrooms with King size beds, two bathrooms, a really cosy living room with log fire and a large modern kitchen with everything you need for your stay.
The large garden was brilliant for our kids who enjoyed the lovely outdoor pool and the spacious lawns to play football, badminton, frisbee and racket games.
If you are looking for some quality uninterrupted family time, this property is ideal. The small town of Vallon en Sully is only a 6-7 minute drive away and there are a couple of restaurants, a well stocked supermarket and somewhere to hire bikes.
There is also a theme park about 90 mins away called Park Le Pal. It has a mixture of animals you would normally find in a zoo and also some fantastic rides to be enjoyed by all the family. The entry fee was good value at €29 per person and all the food retail outlets within the park offer a reasonable set menu for approx €12-15 per person.
Philippe, the property owner is a fantastic host and nothing is too much trouble for him. He is on hand if you need him for anything but unless you need him, he leaves you to enjoy his fantastic property in peace.
We had some fantastic BBQs in the garden and would often have breakfast on the poolside terrace, or enjoy early evening drinks there before snuggling up on the sofa in the main cottage sitting in front of the beautiful log fire.
This was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had and this property come highly recommend.
Philippe, thank you very much.
The Turner Family
This was our first visit to this part of France. The property is ideally situated for visiting Berry, the Auvergne, Burgundy as well as the local cities of Bourges, Nevers, Moulins and Clermont.
L'Ocee was exactly as described with so many amenities, to suit both couples and families alike. The house is situated in a very private situation with large grounds surrounded by fields and only a stones throw from the Troncais forest. The pool was an excellent attraction in the unusually good September weather however the range of games and facilities in the lower level are enough to keep any family occupied.
The property throughout was well maintained clean and comfortable, fully equipped and offered us both internet access and satellite TV.
Anita was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived, providing everything we would need to know about the property and let us know about the many attractions in the area, where we could go and the best way of getting there.
We liked Bourges, its wonderful Cathedral and welcoming city, The Puy de dome provided stunning views of the Auverge and surrounding countryside. Nevers was an interesting city and the nearby Troncais provided plenty of opportunity for quite walks alongside the many lakes and well situated picnic areas. Drevant has some fantastic roman remains but access was not available when we visited and the fencing around the sites is unattractive and prevented us from taking photos. There are many chateau and gardens to be visited and we would love to return again in the future.
A really lovely holiday and would recommend!
Paul & Val