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Charming gite with character

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite at the ramparts, charming gite in a private property

We offer you a renovated gite in the heart of Besse, close to the shuttle service for Super Besse, and Beffroi. The gite is located in the ramparts of Besse; it has an entrance overlooking the south-facing terrace, a large kitchen-dining room, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (with bathtub and shower), a paved courtyard with freestones, and a small garden.

The gite is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, and it includes Wi-Fi. At the entrance, there is a ski room. The gite is being ranked.


Number of main rooms: ____4___________

Living area of the rental: ______around 100 sq. m

Garden: South oriented paved courtyard and small garden on the west side of the building.

First room: Living area (living room-kitchen), around 25 sq. m, east and west oriented.

Second room: Bedroom 1, around 15 sq. m, east facing.

Third room: Bedroom 2, around 15 sq. m, east facing.

Fourth room: Entrance, around 15 sq. m, south facing.

Bathroom and WC: around 15 sq. m, east facing.

Secondary rooms: Bedrooms hallway and corridor: 20 sq.m, north facing.

The gite is located in a private property in the old Besse. The entrance is completely independent from the main part of the house, and it is on the same level of the living area that has a view of the gardens of old Besse on one side and of the ramparts and Beffroi on the other. The bedrooms are on an intermediate level, in relation to the living room, and they have charming views of the old village. There is an internet area in the hallway outside the bedrooms.

The outdoor photos show different views from several rooms in the gite, and sites close by foot (less than 50 m) from the gite.

Garage/ Parking spaces: The courtyard can also be used as a parking space. In winter, we recommend parking the car in front of the gate so you are not trapped in by the snow.

In summer, a peaceful garden in the ramparts of the village is the place where you can cook a barbecue, have a nap, or simply do nothing...

Cot and high chair upon request.

The rental is for one week.

It is possible to rent the gite for 2 days on the weekend, at any time other than school holidays and May peaks, for € 220.

More Details

Pierre Fenies
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 June, 2017

What makes this house unique

The gite is located in the heart of the old village; there is no need to take your car to do the shopping. Every Monday, you can taste natural products from the region at the local market.

The gite at the ramparts is in an old construction, the living room is completely renovated to today's standards on the part of the house from the XIX century. The freestone staircase is from the XVI century, and the bedrooms are from the XVIII century. The house is decorated with antique family furniture. But all the beds are new! Double-glazing and double cladding on the walls help maintain the heat in during winter and provide coolness during summer.

Bathtub and shower in bathroom.

The view is magical and relaxing... On one side, you have Besse's main square, with a fountain and restaurant terraces...

On the other side, you have a view of the ramparts, the old Beffroi, gardens, and the south terrace with complete calm.

From the gite, you can hike to Pavin Lake, 1h30 min away by foot (5 min by car).

Skiing in winter, mountain biking in summer, fishing in spring, and mushroom picking in autumn...

From the gite, you can visit many cultural and natural sites with a car, by foot or bike...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise in Puy-de-Dôme

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • lake
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is large, with 1 bathtub, 1 shower and 1 double vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1, around 15 sq. m, new 140 x 190 bed for 2 people, east facing, antique family furniture. Bedroom 2, also furnished with antique family furniture (old family wardrobe). A 90 x 190 bed + a 120 x 190 bed for 2 people in total.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Charming gite with character
average rating of 4.882353 based on 22 reviews

Interesting house

  • 4 of 5

This is a renovated property with an idiosyncratic layout - basically in two different buildings connected by an interior, private corridor. The house was very clean and the private parking space was very welcome. The bedrooms were good size, but both faced on to the town square which made them noisy, even with windows closed. The bathroom was huge, but with a doorway that you had to bend down to pass through (under 5'6"). The kitchen had all sorts of fancy gadgets, but no lids for the pots. There was one small sofa that seated two - other seating was upright plastic chairs. There was an unexpected cleaning charge of 60 euros that was not mentioned in the original listing - and that we only learned of a few days before our arrival. On the plus side, the outdoor space would be lovely in warmer weather and Besse is a charming town that makes a very good center for local sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment and a welcoming host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 nights at this wonderful apartment. We loved everything about this place. The apartment was very spacious, well equipped, clean and well-maintained. The apartment is well designed, and I appreciated the blend of old and new. Pierre , the owner, was a wonderful host, very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

The location of the apartment is very convenient. Near the old city rampart, with a nice view from the bedroom`s section to one of the lovely medieval square of Besse. There is a parking in front of the apartment and a very good boulangerie-patisserie around the block.

This is a wonderful place with kind and generous host and we would love to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes versteckt sich hinter alten Gemäuern

  • 5 of 5

Hinter den alten Mauern versteckt sich eine moderne Ferienwohnung, die sauber und mit viel Komfort ausgestattet ist. Wir verbrachten 14 Tage in Besse. Die Landschaft erinnert teilweise an das Auenland und wir fühlten uns in der Ruhe sehr wohl. In Besse selbst unternahmen wir drei Wanderungen, die auch mit Kindern (7 und 3 Jahre) gut zu meistern sind. In der weiteren Umgebung findet man zahlreiche Wasserfälle oder Seen, die wir bestaunten. Informationen über die Möglichkeiten vor Ort erhält man in der Touristinfo in Besse oder im Quartier selber. Dort liegen zahlreiche Prospekte aus. Schon im Vorfeld kümmerte sich Pierre um all unsere Bedürfnisse. Der Vermieter besorgte sogar eine Extramatratze für das Kinderreisebett.

Wir hatten eine erholsame und schöne Zeit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour en Auvergne tout confort!

  • 5 of 5

Nous ne connaissions pas l Auvergne et avons eu du mal à nous décider sur nôtre point de chute. Et finalement Besse fut un excellent choix. Nous avons pu faire de magnifiques balades à proximité ainsi que de belles visites.

Et le gîte fut la cerise sur le gâteau! Nous avons adoré son confort son style son équipement et sa situation. Il y a tous les commerces à deux pas. La literie est top ainsi que le calme qui y règne. Nous n entendions aucun bruit la nuit et le jour aussi. La terrasse est génial pour y prendre les repas quand le soleil est au rendez-vous. Le côté atypique de ce gîte permet un dépaysement total.

Bref nous espérons pouvoir y revenir très prochainement, peut-être en hiver pour découvrir une autre facette de l Auvergne! Les gens y sont très accueillants.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Sehr gute Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Ausstattung sehr gut, sehr sauber, super Lage. Alles in allem sehr gute Unterkunft

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ein Traum in Besse

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung ist modern eingerichtet und lässt an keinem Comfort fehlen. Beide Schlafzimmer sind mit seperaten Bad ausgestattet. Die Terrasse lädt zum Verweilen ein. Für Grillliebhaber steht ein Grill bereit, der tadellos funktioniert. Für den Fall, dass man die Holzkohle vergessen hat, steht immer ein Sack bereit.

Die Schlüsselübergabe gestaltete sich problemlos. Der Kontakt zum Vermieter war über Email gewährleistet. Er antwortete schnell und war sehr fürsorglich.

Zum Abschied gab es vom Vermieter eine Flasche Wein, worüber wir uns sehr freuten.

Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr zu empfehlen, da die Lage, der Comfort und die Betreuung durch den Vermieters ausgezeichnet waren.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Kilometres
Clermont-Aulnat Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The heart of the old village
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Golf of Rigolet, Le Mont-Dore
Nearest Train
49 Kilometres
Clermont-Ferrand SNCF train station
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The heart of the old village
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Besse, Super Besse
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Lac des Hermines, Super Besse
Car: recommended

The gite is located in the ramparts of Besse, close to Beffroi, in the heart of a charming medieval village. No matter the season, the village market every Monday, is a social place you cannot miss.

In summer or spring, you can hike to the volcanoes, do cultural tourism, swim on the lake, or mountain bike...

In autumn you can pick mushrooms, go hunting, hiking, do cultural tourism, or mountain bike...

In winter, you can practice some alpine skiing 7 km away, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing 2 km away, do cultural tourism...

The gite in the ramparts is located in the heart of the old village of Besse, close to shops, and restaurants. It has a garden and a peaceful south-facing terrace.

The mountains of Sancy, Puy de Dome, the Mount of Cantal and Cezallier... the Pavin and Montcineyre lakes, you can get to all of them by hiking or mountain biking. The gite is located close to the GR.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, Puy-de-Dome

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
ete, Haute saison
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
fin d'été
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £265.49
Tax Rate 1.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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