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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Mauriac Area, Auvergne your home away from home

The Mauriac area of the Auverge in the Massif Central is an area of rugged volcanic mountains and pretty countryside scattered with tiny hamlets which remain much as they have for decades. The 18th century houses with slate roofs are surrounded by pretty gardens and the area has many rivers for boating and fishing. Holiday homes in the Mauriac area are the ideal base for those who enjoy hiking, biking and scenic drives. Explore tiny churches, shop on local markets and enjoy fine food and wine.

Things to Do in the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

Pick Mushrooms: The forest of Quinsac is the perfect place to go mushroom picking, a very pleasurable way to enjoy the Auvergne countryside. Alternatively, buy some freshly picked at the local market.

Go Fishing: Holiday homes in the Mauriac area of the Auvergne are popular with fishing enthusiasts as it has many freshwater lakes and rivers providing excellent angling opportunities.

Outdoor Activities: The narrow lanes around the Mauriac area are ideal for country rambles, hiking, cycling and nature spotting. Go swimming and sailing on Lake Feyt or Lake Auriac, go horseback riding and in winter, enjoy skiing and winter sports at higher altitudes.

Places to Visit Around the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

Thiers: The sombre town of Thiers is the home of Sabatier knives, favoured by chefs worldwide. Situated beside the rushing River Durolle which once powered the grinding wheels, the city has interesting medieval architecture. The old town has many merchant houses dating back to the 14th century with half-timbered facades. The three old churches in the town are also worth exploring.

Parc des Volcans: The Mauriac area has rugged volcanic formations best seen in the Parc des Volcans, the largest regional national park in France. Look for the crest of extinct volcano domes, including viewpoints from the Monts du Cantal and Puy Mary. The Vulcania Theme Park is also very informative and fun, within easy reach of holiday rentals in the Mauriac area.

Aurillac: This pleasant town has a historic centre which is crammed with interesting small shops, just north of the Place du Square. It also has two large weekly markets which draw locals from far and wide to buy the local produce.

Weather in the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

Holiday homes in the Mauriac area enjoy temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F) in the sunny summer months. Winters are cool, averaging highs of 6°C (43°F), with snow on high ground.

Travel to the Mauriac Area, Auvergne

The nearest airport to holiday homes in the Mauriac area is the Clermont Ferrand (CFE) Airport which has regular budget flights from most major European cities. It is about 80 km away and is easy to reach by hire car.

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Recent Reviews

Wonderful !!

5 of 5
We were greeted by Bernard, who is simply the nicest man. So helpful, charming and conversant. He had already lit a fire in the wood stove for us, making it all so cosy, and showed us every corner. We enjoyed the peace, the quiet, the walks. The apples !! Beautiful location. Thanks Bernard. And thank you to Clair for overseeing the booking.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

Great value for money in a well equiped gite.

5 of 5
A beautiful quiet part of France with large attractive valleys and stunning scenery from the top of the volcanoes. The gites are situated overlooking a small river and for much of the time this was all you could hear. The hosts were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble and although the gites are not super luxurious they are comfortable with everything you need and great value. There are a lot of walks with fantastic scenery in the surrounding area. Guillaume is the local fishing guru for the area full of advice and offers lessons or escorted fishing trips. If you like the outdoors and outdoor activities this area is well worth a visit.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

A lovely cottage in a delightful location

5 of 5
The owners of the cottage, Hannah and Keith were very helpful and provided a warm welcome to the cottage. There was a folder with much useful information on the area. The cottage is set in a very quiet and tranquil location, nestled in the upper valley with three or so other houses, but with a couple of larger villlages (with small shop) only a few mins drive away. It was very clean and tidy and had all the things you need including a washing machine which was very useful. The kitchen was well equiped with all the necessary gadgets and utensils, the bedroom very comfortable and nicely decorated. The living space was really spacious with huge inglenook firplace with a woodburner which, unfortunately, we were unable to make use of due to the hot weather. The wet shower room is compact but very clean and stylish.The cottage is set at the edge of a large plot which gives a lovely sense of space. One of the real delights was eating outside in the evening on the decking area (bbq and fuel included - nice touch!) which provided the most beautiful views down the valley to the west with the setting sun. A real time to savour! A good network of roads provides easy access around the area for walks and cycling, and there are some beautiful villages to visit, including the renowned Salers. There are some very nice restaurants in the area. We tried one in Fontanges, the Auberge de l'Aspre, which was excellent. If peace and quiet, and a great sense of tranquility are what you are after then this is a fabulous getaway. Probably the only thing missing for me was a wifi connection but if you are trying to 'getaway' perhaps this is not such a bad thing.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016