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Pierre Fenies

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, French

Charming gite with character

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Issoire area

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pierre Fenies (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

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...


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Charming gite with character
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 17 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
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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
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Excellent séjour !

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour d'une semaine dans ce magnifique gîte !

Le gîte est spacieux, très bien équipé, confortable et parfaitement situé (dans la jolie ville de Besse et dans la région d'Auvergne). Nous avons pu faire de belles randonnées dans les environs et découvrir cette superbe région.

Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et de bons conseils.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Belle surprise...

  • 5 of 5

Tout est parfait dans ce type : son caractère (maison ancienne typique de l'esprit du village), sa localisation (à 5 minutes à pied de la navette payante pour Super Besse et au cœur de tous les commerces locaux), son aménagement et ses équipements. Il est rare de trouver une location de cette qualité, spacieuse et aménagée avec goût. Nous y retournerons l'année prochaine avec grand plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

wunderschöne und sehr saubere und mit viel Liebe eingerichtete Wohnung in einem antiken Gebäude. Für Ausflüge, Wanderungen etc. ist Besse optimal gelegen. Die Restaurants im Dorf sind nur zu empfehlen. Traumhaft schöne Umgebung, wunderschönes Dorf.

Unkomplizierter und hilfsbereiter Vermieter. Wenn jetzt noch die Rückerstattung der Kaution klappt, war alles perfekt.

Wenn es von der Schweiz bis in die Auvergene nur nicht so weit wäre !!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Das ist eine Empfehlung wert!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus, die Wohnung, die Lage - alles sehr schön und auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen. Es war alles vorhanden, sehr sauber und ordentlich. Im Umfeld gab es vom Bäcker bis zum Supermarkt alles. Sehr schön waren auch die Wochenmärkte. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir haben überall freundliche und höfliche sowie hilfsbereite Leute getroffen. In allen Geschäften und Restaurants wurden wir freundlich bedient (trotz kaum vorhandener Französisch-Kenntnisse ;-) Besse ist ein sehr schönes kleines Städtchen. Die Auvergne ist ein Paradies zum Wandern.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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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, Issoire area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Ete 2
2 Jul 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Eté 1
9 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Eté / Haute Saison
30 Jul 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ete 3
20 Aug 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fin d'été
27 Aug 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £230
Tax Rate 1.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Issoire area in Puy-de-Dome

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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