This is a truly unspoilt corner of France where you can practice your French (most of the locals understand English, but are a bit shy about speaking it!), and immerse yourself in the French country lifestyle. The house has WiFi and a TV for watching DVDs; board games, books and other family activities and help make holidays here a refreshing break. The property is completely private, and not shared with anyone - you have the place entirely to yourselves. If you need help or have questions during your stay, the property manager lives and works in nearby Neris Les Bains. He is also the owner of the local internet cafe, speaks fluent English, and is happy to assist whether you cant find the corkscrew, or you just want a restaurant recommendation. If you have any special requests - such as babysitting, cleaning or cooking, etc, just ask.
House in Neris-les-Bains, Allier, Auvergne, France - Peaceful And Completely Private, You Have The Entire Place To Yourself!
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Feb 2019
About Jon Berrridge
We bought the house in 2006, and have spent as much time there as possible! We've done a lot of renovations, added a pool and boules pitch, and generally upgraded the place to make it very comfortable, while retaining the character and charm.
Jon Berrridge purchased this House in 2006
Why Jon Berrridge chose Néris-les-Bains
This part of France is rural, peaceful and unspoilt. We really feel we have escaped when we are here! The local businesses - from boulangeries to restaurants - are family run, the people are very friendly and you might go the whole holiday without meeting a fellow countryman!
What makes this House unique
The nearby village of Neris Les Bains is a 3 star flower in bloom winning town - very pretty - and has amenities not usually found in such a rural location. There is a hot springs, a Spa offering massages and beauty treatments, a theatre, tennis courts, a market twice a week, golf and mini-golf, a ruined Roman amphitheatre and even a casino. The cost of living here is very inexpensive - so drinks and dinner out with the family costs a fraction of what it would in more touristy parts of France. The property is completely private - you dont share the pool, garden or other facilities with anyone.... not even the owner!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Love this place!
Fantastic second holiday at this lovely house, great place for a big crowd, comfortable and well-equipped, boules pitch a highlight! Neris les Bains a lively local town in a beautiful area.
An ideal property for a family holiday with lots of unexpectedly generous features
We were a family group of 7 adults and 5 children aged from 9 to 13 and we found this large property absolutely ideal for a relaxed week with plenty to keep everyone happy. The weather was hot and sunny so we didn't really do justice to the large games room or the many books and games available to us but these would have been a marvellous consolation in colder or wetter weather.
We had lots of fun in the pool and the large grounds with their imposing gates offering reassuring security.
The property is locally managed by Liella who always worked with a smile and clearly wanted us to have a great time; she came several times when she could not explain over the phone if we had any problem. It was useful having one of us able to understand spoken French.
We found Neris Les Bains a pretty town, well worth a few walks around. Local lakes and historic towns gave us a focus for days out.
We will certainly recommend this property if any of our friends are looking for the sort of holiday we enjoyed.
Great property for a group holiday
Beautifully refurbished and well maintained house in the French Countryside. We enjoyed a weeks stay here with five adults and four children and all had plenty of room to spread out. The pool was well maintained and enjoyed by all- it was definitely a refreshing temperature! The Terrace was a great place to sit and have dinner in the evenings with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It is a short drive to nearby towns and tourist attractions - the children particularly enjoyed the swimming lake at Lapeyrouse. The house is not suitable for young toddling children - due to the open plan nature of the house. The owner did advise of us this at the time of booking but we chose to go ahead and found ourselves constantly following our one year old everywhere so best avoided if you want to sit down on your holiday!
Lovely house and local area
We had a great holiday in Montigny. The house is huge with a large, central, split-level living/dining/kitchen atrium and two separate bedroom/bathroom areas at either end, which lend themselves well to a large group (twelve of us). It's very comfortable and well-equipped and we loved eating outside on the large terrace overlooking the boules pitch (a major evening activity) and the view beyond.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful and Neris-les-Bains one of the best small local towns we've ever encountered, with a good range of shop, bars, restaurants, twice-weekly market and long peaceful gardens near the spa.Jeff's bar in Neris was fun, Jeff very helpful and we had several very competitive games of mini-golf there.
Highly recommend Le Vieux Moulin in Neris. We had a lovely meal there in the large outdoor courtyard; lovely food and friendly, efficient service.
Further afield lots of places to explore. One highlight was canoe-ing at Gorges de Sioule, though not for the faint-hearted - the rapids were a real challenge.
Looking forward to a return visit!
Lovely holiday home
We stayed here with ten people and had a great holiday. The living room and kitchen are beautiful with high ceilings and an impressive fireplace which we didn't get to use as the weather was very warm and sunny. There is a pool to cool down in. Two great bathrooms, good beds, wifi. Further, there is table tennis, a garden to hang around in or play badminton, and a terrace for evening meals. The care taker has been very helpful and even found us a pair of crutches we needed.
We visited towns and villages in the vicinity and went kayaking in the Gorges de Sioule.
We were absolutely astounded at the creativity which had been put into the property. It had so much space and everything you could want on a holiday. There were lots of rooms all clean and ready for our use, as were the two bathrooms which were a pleasure to use. Everything indoors was spectacular, the huge fire in the sitting room, the massive kitchen, the games room and the laundry. Nothing had been forgotten. We spent many happy hours in the swimming pool or on the patio having a BBQ and gazing at the wildlife and the stars after dark. The peace and tranquility was another bonus. We were very well looked after by our manager who kept the pool beautifully clean. No one wanted to leave as it was such a lovely setting and we felt happy and relaxed in such a terrific property.
3:30 drive from CDG to the Montigny.
1:45 drive from Limoges
1:30 drive fro Claremont Ferrand
15 minute drive from Montlucon - which has good train links with Paris.
3kms to Neris Les Bains & Commentry (both busy villages with markets, shops and restaurants)
12 kms to Montlucon - large town with beautiful medieval city centre and hilltop chateau. Major supermarkets, water park, train station
Additional pricing information
Payment terms: To confirm booking, a £500 deposit is required. This becomes the security deposit for the rental, and does not form part of the booking fee. Booking Notes: Please contact owner with any questions. Changeover Day: Saturday- Saturday preferred, but we are flexible whenever possible. Prices are based on groups of 6. Discounts may be available for smaller groups - please ask.