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Luxury Gites in a special place with outstanding views. - Maison Marguerite at Le mouy vieux sleeps 2-5

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Maison Marguerite at Le mouy vieux sleeps 2-5

Luxury 2 bedroom Gite

Maison Marguerite is beautifully converted from an 18th century stone farmhouse. Sleeping up to 5 ( 2 in the adjoining annexe)

set in its own private lawned garden with far reaching views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.

Stylish & comfortably furnished to a high standard with quality bed linens & towels provided.

Peaceful rural location but within walking distance of village shops, restaurants and popular swimming lake.

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About the property

Le mouy vieux

Le Mouy Vieux is set in a peaceful location on a gently sloping, south-facing hillside in the Livradois Forez national park.

' un panorama de rêve,' a panorama of dreams as quoted of the region by renowned french writer and anthropologist Henri Pourrat 1887-1959 and who lived here in Vernet la Varenne.

and yet we are only 2kms from the village, 15 kms from the main A75 auto route at Issoire and 30 minutes south of the cathedral city of Clermont-Ferrand.

This quiet location comprises of 2 separate luxury gites both with private gardens, entrances and amazing south facing views.

Maison Marguerite sleeps 2-5 has a spacious family sized main bedroom with vaulted ceiling a comfortable double bed, 2 antique lit bateau one of which doubles up as a comfy sofa. Large wood burning fireplace and central heating.

French doors open on to a small private terrace ideal for morning coffe in the sun whilst planning the day ahead.

Open plan sitting room with comfortable sofas,cosy throws chair & footstool, Flat screen satellite TV, DVD player,CD,iPod dock, games,books and DVD's.

Dining area sits 5

Fully equipped open plan kitchen area, dishwasher,microwave,gas hob, electric oven etc;

Spacious bathroom with well lit twin sinks in vanity unit

Bath with shower over.

Separate WC with washing machine.

French doors opening on to a spacious south facing under cover terrace with large farmhouse table sits 8

Garden furniture sofa & recliners

Charcoal BBQ

Stairs leading to a twin bed annexe ideal for family or friends (not suitable for small children or the eldery) also shares bathroom facilities with Marguerite.

South facing terraces both leading to extensive lawned gardens with barbeque. Shady trees complete with hammock and a swing-seat to relax & enjoy the stunning views of the Cantal mountains and volcans.

Maison Blanche is a detached stone cottage beautifully converted and ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat.

It's high vaulted & beamed ceiling gives light & airy studio accommodation which is furnished to a high standard in a romantic contemporary style.

Large double & comfortable four poster bed.

Single bed if required.

Sofa & armchairs grouped around large inglenook fireplace with wood burner for cozy autumn and winter stays.

Open plan kitchen well equipped with crockery & utensils,

built in oven, gas hob, microwave,fridge etc;

Dining area seats 3

TV/DVD/CD radio.

Dvd's, books & games.

Shower room and WC

South facing terrace with BBQ,dining area, outdoor reclining chairs and garden with recliners and dining table & chairs

fantastic views.

Quality bedding and towels supplied,

sleeps 2 ( a small supplement of 12 euros per week for single bed if towels and bedding are required)

Le Mouy vieux is situated 2kms to the west of the small village of Le Vernet la Varenne. Here you will find a weekly market, good butchers, small supermarket, pharmacy, tabac, bar & artisan boulangerie where you can buy delicious croissants. The popular local swimming lake has a small beach and an area for fishing. The village & local chateau organise many events throughout the summer.

A beautiful, peaceful rural retreat for your French holiday base; an ideal place to relax, or explore the old hilltop villages, historic towns & romanesque churches nearby.

We have two standard mountain-bikes, free for your own use, to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, Le Mouy Vieux is perfectly located for those who are a bit more serious about their cycling holidays.

Whether you prefer off-road or are even a budding, or aspiring, Tour de France rider (Le Tour has passed through here twice in the last few years); cycling here is a real treat. Experience for yourself the well-kept, smooth roads that wind their way into the forests and mountains of the Livradois and the flat-plains in the valleys between the Puy's.

The Volcans national parc and the ski resorts of Sancy & Super Besse are within a 45 minute drive passing through stunning scenery, so the area is ideal for summer & winter holidays.

More Details

Owner
Lynne Gerrard
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything we hoped it would be!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Maison Marguerite lived up to all our expectations & then some! Lynne was a wonderful host & made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was first class - well equipped, very spacious & comfortable - especially the outside terrace because we had such lovely weather for the majority of our stay. ideally situated to explore the beautiful Auvergne region as this was our first visit to this unspoilt area. Highly recommended. Mandy & Andrew, Otley.



Date of arrival

09 September 2016
Sep 2016
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Notes

Change over Saturdays:
Arrive - 4pm: Depart by 10am
Please leave the gite clean and tidy before you leave ready for the arrival of my next guests.
OR, I can arrange a cleaner if you let me know at the start of your holiday for a fee of 40 euros.
* Families & friends booking Maison Marguerite and Maison Blanche (sleeps 2-3) a small detached cottage in the same location but with private garden and access for the same period will be offered a generous discount.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vernet-la-Varenne in Puy-de-Dôme

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , separate toilet
  • Twin vanity sinks with well lit mirrors, and power points. Bath with shower over, separate WC. Luxurious towels & soaps supplied at no extra cost. Luxury white terry toweling bath robes available on request for a small extra charge.. please ask for details
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Annexe
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , cot & high chair supplied on request
  • Maison Marguerite has a double bed and two antique lits bateau, one used as a comfortable sofa, in a delightfully spacious yet cosy bedroom with a large log burning fireplace, central heating and electric wall heater. High vaulted ceiling and french doors to its own private intimate terrace, ideal for morning coffee in the sun whilst planning the day ahead. Directly above Maison Marguerite and accessed by stairs from the terrace is a cosy separate annexe (bedroom 2) with 2 single beds making it ideal if you want to give your older children friends or family a little private place of their own. Cot & high chair available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If you do not have the time or do not wish to clean the gite and strip the beds on the day you leave and make ready for the arrival of the next visitors, please notify me and I can arrange a cleaner at a cost of 30 euros.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Maison Marguerite at Le mouy vieux sleeps 2-5
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
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5

Beautifully presented and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit and will be looking to return again, property offered everything we required and our host Lynne with her local knowledge and hospitality made it the most perfect holiday. Area is outstandingly beautiful and we found new places that became favourites and revisited some to enjoy again and explore a little more. Thank you Lynne for allowing us to share your little bit of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, it was lovely to see you all again and to know you enjoyed another holiday here in maison marguerite. We look forward to you coming back soon. a bientôt mes aimees Lynne & Louis x
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5

Everything you would want in a holiday rental.

  • 5 of 5

Away from it all at 2500 feet but good facilities a short drive or 20 minute walk.

Lovely host who was not intrusive but available. Wildlife watching from the garden a delight and great access to all the local attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped it would be!

  • 5 of 5

Maison Marguerite lived up to all our expectations & then some! Lynne was a wonderful host & made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was first class - well equipped, very spacious & comfortable - especially the outside terrace because we had such lovely weather for the majority of our stay. ideally situated to explore the beautiful Auvergne region as this was our first visit to this unspoilt area. Highly recommended. Mandy & Andrew, Otley.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mandy and Andrew for such a great review it's so rewarding for me to hear you enjoyed your stay in maison marguerite, you were my perfect guests. Review #16025222 “Beautiful stylish rural gite” Everything we hoped it would be! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Maison Marguerite lived up to all our expectations & then some! Lynne was a wonderful host & made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was first class - well equipped, very spacious & comfortable - especially the outside terrace because we had such lovely weather for the majority of our stay. ideally situated to explore the beautiful Auvergne region as this was our first visit to this unspoilt area. Highly recommended. Mandy & Andrew, Otley. Date of arrival 09 September 2016
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5

Wonderful Gite

  • 5 of 5

France is our favourite holiday destination, so this year we decided to visit the Puy de Dome region. After searching Home and Away we found a beautiful gite in Vernet la Varenne. Upon making contact with the owner (Lynne) I knew that this gite would meet or even surpass my expectations, and I was not disappointed. Before departing for our journey Lynne supplied all the necessary details of the gite and full directions. This gite is furnished to a very high standard, and all you require for your stay is to hand. The area around the gite is very beautiful and you have very lovely views of woods and the mountains. It snowed during our stay and this made the views even more delightful. The hospitality showed by Lynne was perfect, we were given full privacy, but when we asked questions she was willing to share her knowledge, experience and tips of the region. We do hope that in the near future we can visit Lynne again and stay in this wonderful gite. Thank you.

Regards

Rita and Andre

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rita & Andre for such a great review, so happy you enjoyed your stay we really enjoyed getting to know you and hope to see you here again.
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4

HOME SWEET HOME

  • 4 of 5

Very nice stay in a nice house. The property is well maintained. The owner is a very nice person. We would recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent séjour.

  • 4 of 5

Site idéal pour des vacances reposantes et riches en découvertes. Les activités ne sont pas oubliées avec de nombreuses randonnées possibles et des visites culturelles. Le gite est en adéquation avec un environnement paisible où toutes les commodités sont mises à disposition.

Merci à Lynne pour son accueil et sa disponibilité.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

La Bergerie de Sarpoil
"Michelin star rated restaurant. "
Montpeyroux
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Aulnat Clermont Ferrand
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Le Vernet la Varenne
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Clermont-Ferrand
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Issoire
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Issoire A75 exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Le auberge du Vernet at Vernet la Varenne
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Mont Dore/Sancy
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
The swimming lake at Le Vernet la Varenne
Car: necessary

The village of Vernet la Varenne is 2kms away, there you will find local shops, bar and restaurant, a popular 'Plan d'Eau' and beach, supervised bathing, pedalo's, fishing, boules pitch and tennis court and café.

In summer there are numerous organised events, brocantes, festivals fireworks, art exhibitions and local community dances/evenings.,

Plenty to do for the energetic, in Vernet we have organised local walks and tours, an amethyst museum and guided trips to hunt for amethysts unique to the area, nature trails, mountain biking, VTT centre, Riding stables and within a short distance Quad bike hire, watersports such as white water rafting & canoeing, in winter, skiing, ice climbing and husky pulled sledge rides.

The area is fantastic for more leisurely pursuits, visit the many Abbeys & romanesque churches in the area such as the beautiful painted interior of St Austremoine church in Isssoire and a visit to Puy en Velay for the medieval ' Roi de l'Ouiseau' bird king festival in September is not to be missed. There is an International music festival at nearby Chaise Dieu in August.

Sample famous local cheeses, Blue d'Auvergne, Forme d'Ambert, Cantal & St Nectaire on the cheese trail tours.

Explore medieval villages, forts & chateau atop small extinct volcanic

peaks known as Puys.

Take a trip up the Puy de dome extinct volcano with amazing views into the craters of the chaine du Puys.

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