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VICHY - VERY HAPPY COMFORTABLE home in real mountain village 25kmsVICH

Bedrooms 2
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 baths sleeps upto 6 - wireless broadband

Family home TWO BEDROOMS TWO BATHROOMS EN SUITE renovated to a very high standard (Ainsley bone china), situated on half an acre of garden in 2000 inhabitants village.25 KMS VICHY IN MOUNTAINS ABOVE- YOU CAN FLY STANSTEAD - CLERMONT FERRAND TWICE A WEEK - PLEASE NOTE FINAL CLEANING FEE is 80 Euros for 4 guests/60Euros for 2 guests- The village has a FABULOUS baker, a pharmacy, a butcher, two grocers, two hairdressers, one beauty shop, a newsagent, one hotel-restaurant, four bars, a post office, a bank a DOCTOR a pharmacy 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 , 3 restaurants , 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.

ON ARRIVAL housekeeper will have prepared everything for , made beds,etc... just as if you arrive at your hotel.

END OF STAY CLEANING FEE =60 euros for 2 guests -80E for 4/5 guests to be paid to housekeeper on arrival.

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..

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle in Puy-de-Dôme

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ELECTRIC HEATER
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ELECTRIC HEATER
  • LINEN, TOWELS etc available at the house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king size bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , TWIN BEDS or KING
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Sitting room sofa
  • 1 double, 1 twin - There is a sofa double bed in sitting room.
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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VICHY - VERY HAPPY COMFORTABLE home in real mountain village 25kmsVICH
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Good value for money

  • 4 of 5

As two couples, we had a lovely stay in this well equipped and spotlessly clean two bedroom, ground floor flat.

It was very well located in the little village of Saint Remy sur Durolle....easy walking distance to the village centre with its wonderful Boulangerie and Boucherie. The village is nestled in beautiful countryside with a fabulous lake on its outskirts.

It is a peaceful base and very well positioned to explore towns further afield such Vichy, Theirs, Clermont Ferrand.

Nardege, the property manager was very welcoming and was available to assist if required.

We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We found the house extremely comfortable: a very pleasant and spacious home from home, with everything we needed and in a convenient location. Nadege the housekeeper welcomed us with home made biscuits and we lacked for nothing.

The area was stunning and we enjoyed many beautiful walks in the mild, dry weather. We went up Puy de Dome by train, but walked up Puy de Pariou and this was probably our highlight, because of the stunning views. We also did several local walks and found the information we obtained from the Livradois- Forez National Park information centre at St Gervais sous Meymont invaluable. We bought a book of suggested walks from there.

We loved Thiers and had a wonderful meal at La Belle Excuse. In fact, we fell in love with the whole region because of the variety of the beautiful landscape and the richness of the wildlife. We will never forget the wood full of cyclamen near Donat or the view from the top of La Roche de Volpe near Ambert.

We would highly recommend a holiday here. Thank you Anne Marie.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Village with Views

  • 5 of 5

We loved St Remy! The accommodation was comfortable and we had everything we wanted. A small terrace, surrounded by a yew hedge, was ideal for eating outside.The bread shop was a two minute walk and one of the two small supermarkets stocked wonderful local butter. The lake is a 5 minute drive ( or short walk ) and has restaurants/ cafes. We were a little early in the season for evening openings, and that also applied to the Pizzeria in the village, which was actually being refurbished. There is a hotel/ restaurant in the centre of the village, but this was having some serious renovation work, and we were not entirely certain as to whether it was going to reopen as a hotel, or being converted into flats. However, Thiers is only 5 miles away if you wanted to eat out. There are numerous walks from the village, and around the lake. Do take the electric cog railway up the Puy de Dome, as the views are fantastic. Or, of course, you could always walk up!!

The whole area is very picturesque and the mountain scenery is superb.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time in a GREAT home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Anne,

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.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
village cafe
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A 71
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
village lake

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.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle, 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
Peak summer
14 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Last f summer
19 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
27 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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