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Family home renovated to a very high standard (Ainsley bone china), situated on one acre of garden in 2000 inhabitants village. The village has a FABULOUS baker, a pharmacy, a butcher, two grocers, two hairdressers,one beauty shop, a newsagent, a hardware store, one hotel-restaurant, four bars, a post office, a bank a DOCTOR and a church within a five minute walk from the house. 800 yards outside the village you have the LAKE with HEATED WAVE SWIMMING POOL 14 Hectares of ground , 6 Tennis courts, Squash, Pedalos, Sailing, Children playground & lot activities. Enjoy an old fashioned relaxed, rustic life style with small family run shops within five minutes walk. Visit the village's Sunday market and local 'brocantes' where there are bargains galore. Nearby lake and swimming pools and children's activities to satisfy all family needs.
***********10% discovery discount on arrival 22nd sept *****************
St Remy sur Durolle is 560 miles from Calais directly on the motorway (except for the last 3 miles) with a journey time of 7 hours. There are flights with Easy Jet from GATWICK to LYON (1.5 hour drive to the house) or GRENOBLE(2.5 hours drive), where car rental is available. Quick access to the A71, makes St Remy within easy reach of the principal towns, Chateaux and places of interest in the area. St Remy is a beautiful 15 mins drive downhill to the medieval town of Thiers, capital of knife-making in France. In nearby Vichy a sophisticated life style is available with its spa, opera, ballet, designer shops, horse racing and water sport. St Etienne, Clermont Ferrand and Lyon are also within easy drive. The Puy de Dome, the highest mountain in the area is a must to visit. There are also many festivals to join in during July and August..
Four of us visited for the first time the Auvergne and we are so glad we chose this village and this lovely house to stay at. The village still has individual shops for everything as it used to be. No supermarkets here . The cakes at the bakery are out of this world .
Easter is a quiet time to be in France. Ee enjoyed visiting the castles around the area .
We had wonderful long walks in the woods outside the village.
The house is most comfortable . Weather was cool in the evening outside but we were in a cocoon inside as the house is well insulated.
I recommend spending time in this home and village and we hope to come agin next year.
We had a great time in this lovely village trying our basic french on the locals....
We enjoyed on recommendation from the owner,, going to the local farm to buy milk, butter, eggs etc ...We had not done that before.
The house was very clean and most comfortable with good linen and china. The housekeeper welcomed us with home made cookies !!
We look forward returning another time.
I just wanted to tell you that we had a really good holiday in St Remy last week. The house was very comfortable and the weather much better than we had any right to expect - there was really only one day that was a complete washout, the Tuesday (I see wet public holidays are not just a British tradition!) and Thurs & Fri it was very summery (30C). So we were able to do a lot of sightseeing both in the Livradois Forez area and in the Volcanoes National Park.
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your house in St Remy. Nadege was very helpful - and thank you for allowing us to have some heating on in the evenings for the first couple of days as it certainly didn't feel like summer at the time!! Fortunately the weather did pick up as the week progressed and we had some very enjoyable visits to the beautiful countryside. Our "highlights" were le Puy en Velay (well worth the drive), le Mont Dore and le Puy de Sancy (although I wasn't courageous enough to go up in the cable car!) and a very pleasant walk around the Parc de la Drosera and its miniature buildings. We also enjoyed walking around Thiers and bought a variety of kitchen knives.
Thank you once again for all the helpful information - we will certainly recommend your house to friends if they are thinking of spending time in the Auvergne.
Ian and Veronica
Hello Anne Marie
The Auvergne is now one of our favourite places in France. It is very scenic, very peaceful. The people are extremely friendly. The food was first class and cheeses were excellent and the Auvergne wine was very good also.
Your home is of a very high standard and we were very pleased with the accommodation. Facilities and equipment and everything we needed was there. The market and the boulangerie were very good and for shopping we used the Champion in La Monnerie.
Weather was very hot at the start but we got a couple of overcast days which were nearly welcome.
Thank you for booking La Vielle Auberge. We went there Sunday which was exceptionally warm and we had a very good meal.
We went to Vichy on two days and had an enjoyable day in Place du Dome.
We ate in Table d’Antoine which was probably our best meal. There was a fish dish which we had which was called filet de maigre which seems to translate a lean fish.
The best restaurant near the apartment by a long way was Auberge du Palais in Celles sur Durolle. We ate there two nights. This was recommended by an English couple in your notes and she was right when she said the description of the meals do not do justice to the dishes.
The chef was very helpful in explaining the dishes.
We also ate in Chez la Mere Depalle which was good but not as good as the Auberge du Palais.
We had a couple of pizzas from the Pizzaoille which were very nice and the staff there were very friendly.
There were some very pleasant walks at the Lac and also the Valle des Rouets. Also the view from Calvaire was excellent.
We also visited Charroux which was very pleasant but quiet on the day we visited. The paper mill in Ambert was also enjoyable.
For our first two nights we stayed near Sauxillanges in Auberge des Liards. We would strongly recommend this for someone looking for a stopover in the Southern Auvergne. Very good accommodation and the food is organic and very tasty.
One suggestion that we might make would be to have a gite journal in St Remy for everybody to complete.
Finally, thank you very much for all your assistance and all the details you sent us which were very helpful. We will certainly be recommending the apartment and the Auvergne as a place to visit.
We hope to enjoy some indian summer in cannes during our next holiday this year.
David & Máire
Dear Anne Marie
Our holiday in St Remy was great. We liked the house a lot - it was comfortable and we were at ease both inside and out.
The location was convenient - we used the local shops, especially the boulangerie and market.
We were luck to be there for Quattorze juillet and enjoyed the village event and fireworks.
We did quite a bit of gentle walking around the village and lake -just right. We spent a lot of time sitting in the garden reading as the weather for the most part very good- only a couple of spectacular storms and the odd shower.
We were fascinated by Thiers - valley des Usines - and ate there a few times (La belle Excuse 6 Rue du Bourg Tel 0473806108)- very friendly, interesting and good value)
The visit to Puy de Dome was very successful and we enjoyed a day in Vichy.
All our excursions were unstressful because the destinations were easy to get to. We decided not to go further afield.
So, a delightful 'sejour' in a very pretty and comfortable place.
This family home is renovated to a very high standard and is situated in a large garden in a village of 2000 inhabitants.The village has a FABULOUS baker, a pharmacy, a butcher, two grocers, two hairdressers,one beauty shop, a newsagent, a hardware store, one hotel-restaurant, four bars, a post office, a bank a DOCTOR and a church within a five minute walk from the house. 800 yards outside the village you have the LAKE with lot activities: Pedalos, fishing,Wave Smimming Pool, Tennis in doors/outdoors, Squash,mini golf, Swimming in the lake. Restaurants, Coffee shops etc. You can buy fresh milk, eggs, cheese from our village farmer.
The village is ideal for those who desire to escape from the hustle of daily life into a peaceful setting. You can practice your French on the locals as practically nobody speaks English. It has the added advantage of being located within easy driving distance of Ambert, Le Mont-Dore, Le Puy and Limoges. Thiers, the medieval town, is 15 miles downhill.
Other Activities: THE LAKE 800 METERS OUTSIDE VILLAGE WITH WAVE SWIMMING POOL-TENNIS-SQUASH -PEDALOS-BOATING-FISHING-BICYCLES-
Golf: There Are 3 Golf Courses Within One Hour Drive.
Ski: You Can Access Ski Resort Of Le Mont Dore And Super Besse Within 1 H 15 Minutes Drive.
I drive from St Remy in order to arrive in Le MONT DORE at 10am and I return leaving the ski station as it get dark.
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End of stay cleaning and preparation at beginning of stay (making beds etc..) as well as all linen, sheets, towels even beach towels for the fee of 70 euros .
It will give you that ' hotel welcome feel' you arrive all is prepared .
You do not have to clean the floors before leaving.....