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Country house at the heart of the Bourbon hedged farmland - Blomard

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 km away from the A71 motorway, exit 11 (Montmarault)

House restored with taste and refinement, located in a hamlet between meadows and forests

Calm and rest guaranteed


Walks on the hiking paths or in the forest by foot or mountain bike, river fishing, swimming in a pond (12 min away), and canoe-kayak.

Visit the many castles (origin country of the Bourbons from Henri IV to Louis Philippe) and the magnificent Roman churches.

Stroll in the flea markets.

Get some organic products at the farm or at the market, visit the St-Pourcain-sur-Sioule vineyard.

Indoor and outdoor board games (badminton) left at the disposal of the renters.

Tennis court 4 km away.

Golf course 24 km away.

Horse riding 20 km away.

Thermal baths: Neris-les-Bains, Bourbon-L’archambault, Vichy

Vulcania: 55 minutes away

Skiing in Auvergne: 1h15 away

Troncais (the largest oak grove in Europe) 40 minutes away

All shops in Montmarault: 4 km away.

Montlucon 25 min away

Moulins 40 min away

Vichy 45 min away

Surface: 120 sq.m,

Large living room/kitchen of 45 sq.m with fireplace, very bright,

3 bedrooms 2 large beds and 2 twin beds

Bathroom on the ground-floor, first floor bathroom,

2 separate WC.

Electric heater and Scandinavian stove.

Washing machine, dishwasher,

Linen can be provided

Large garden/field all around the house (3000 sq.m)

Surface: 120 sq.m,

Large living room/kitchen of 45 sq.m with fireplace, very bright,

3 bedrooms 2 large beds and 2 twin beds

Bathroom on the ground-floor, first floor bathroom,

2 separate WC.

Electric heater and Scandinavian stove.

Washing machine, dishwasher,

Linen can be provided

Large garden/field all around the house (3000 sq.m)

More Details

Annie-Claude Zizine
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Blomard around the Allier

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    bathroom 3 - Toilet
    bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Large shower room with washbasin on the ground floor. Bathroom with large bathtub upstairs. 2 old wash basins in the 2 upstairs bedrooms. 2 separate WC. One on the ground floor, another one upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • 2 large double bedrooms (1 bed of 160cm in one bedrooms and 1 bed of 140cm in the other one), plus a bedroom of 2 twin beds of 90cm and an old wrought-iron baby cot. Large wardrobe in a bedroom, closet (shelves) or storage drawers in the 2 others. Storage box under the bed of the large bedroom and of the twin beds bedroom. Another wardrobe in the living room, for long clothes. Sheets and pillowcases left at the disposal of the renters (for rent).
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Cellar
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sheets for rent at the price of €10 per bed. Bathroom set (1 towel, 1 facecloth) for the price of €5 the whole. Tea towels left at your disposal In winter, wood is provided for the fireplace and Scandinavian stove (€50 per stere) In winter, and only in winter from November to the end of March, because of heating: the electricity is charged at the EDF Kw price.


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Country house at the heart of the Bourbon hedged farmland - Blomard
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Charming property with very friendly owners

  • 4 of 5

Blomard was an ideal location for us to explore the Allier region and to make trips south to the Monts Dore and the Puy de Dôme. The house is really lovely, has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated, and is set in a good sized garden with plenty of room for games. The nearby lake at Lapeyrouse is ideal for cooling down and worth the 10/15 minute drive for a daily swim.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci mille fous pour votre gentille et élogieuse appréciation. Heureux aussi de vous avoir rencontrés. Bien amicalement, Annie-Claude & Paul
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Beautiful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 2 weeks in this wonderful charming house and we loved everything about it! The house itself is beautifully decorated with a lot of thought and character. It is generously equipped and is simply pleasant to spend time in.

The garden enclose is spacious and has few sitting areas scattered around and plenty of furniture. We enjoyed dining outside as the weather was just perfect most of the time. The surrounding is rural and very peaceful. Cows were looking at us from the field across the road. In the nearby town of Monmarault there is everything one needs in terms of food shopping and internet.

There is plenty to do around. Around 30 mins from there there is an adventure park where you can do kayaking, high ropes forest cycling and more. The pictorial village of Herrison is not to be missed and if you are interested in history, there are plenty of chateaux and fortresses around to explore.

Finally, the owners are lovely, helpful and welcoming.

We will surly come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this delightful house in Blomard. It is a beautiful cottage with great atmosphere. We stayed there with 2 couples and a dog, and we really had a good time. There was a fireplace, a large living, 2 seperate bathrooms and toilets and a very large garden. The owners are the sweetest people you can ever imagine. The were very helpful, and fun to talk to. They invited us over for one night and we even got home made French apple-pie and jam and gelee from the lady of the house. They were so kind. The place Blomard is very small, but nearby is Mont Marrault which has a mini-Carrevour, a bakery and a very nice snack-bar where you can have great Crock-Madames! You won't have to eat anything else after that! And the owner is a sweet man. From the cottage you can do good walking, and see all kind of cities too. We went to Clermont-Ferrand, Moulins, Vichy and, really charming: Charroux.The weather could have been better in our week, but the house is cosy so you'll have a good time, even when the sun doesn't shine all the time.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your nice and so prompt comments. We were also so pleased to meet you and hope to hear of you in the future.. Not so lucky with the weather but we try to make the cottage warm and attractive enough as our own home to feel at ease anyway. The countryside was nevertheless very beautiful with all the spring's greens/trees' flowers makes the landscape amazing even when the storm is coming. It is true that food can be excellent and not very expensive all around. The outside activities are reduced versus summer period,(except walking, and riding) but Culture is possible in the tree closed towns with very different offers.
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Charming cottage, great for dogs & walking

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at the cottage with our 2 dogs in the spring and loved it. Lots of half day walks from the door or a short drive away (borrow or buy the book of 33 walks for Montmarault), lovely big enclosed garden that catches the sun all day, and a big village just 5 mins drive with a bakery, mini-Carrefour and fabulous restaurant (the Hotel de France). Easy access off the motorway from Paris (it's several miles away, so you don't hear it at all), and beautiful rolling countryside all around. Don't miss the brocantes/car boots at the weekends and on bank holidays, they're great fun and you never know what treasures you'll find. The cottage is semi-detached, but it feels private as the owners (a very welcoming and helpful couple) live in Paris and only use next door as an occasional weekend place. It's beautifully decorated in a "Country Living" rustic chic style, and there's a large open fire place as well as log burner. Perfect for a cosy rural retreat as a couple, with friends or as a family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans ce gîte situé en pleine campagne (toutes commodités à environ 3 km).

Les propriétaires sont accueillants, disponibles et discrets.

Le gîte est aussi charmant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur. De plus, lors de grandes chaleurs comme en ce mois d'août 2018, l'épaisseur des mur permet de garder une certaine fraîcheur à l'intérieur.

Le terrain, clos et arboré, permet d'apprécier le calme dans un bel environnement propice à la détente. Il dispose de plusieurs "coin repas" pour trouver de l'ombre selon l'heure de la journée.

Nous y reviendrons très certainement ne serait-ce que pour continuer à découvrir cette belle région.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci mille fois d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire cette appréciation élogieuse. Nous comptons bien vous revoir dans notre bucolique et reposant Bourbonnais et partager qq moments avec vous, Bon courage pour la rentrée. Amicalement. Annie-Claude Zizine
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Parfaite tranquillité

  • 5 of 5

La maison et la jardin sont parfaites. Pour notre chien, il y avait beaucoup d'espace pour courir et rester dans l'ombre. La maison est en plein nature mais aussi prés d'une ville et il y a un restaurant à 200 mètres. Pour la plupart de temps les seuls sons étaient le chanson des oiseaux et le coassement des grenouilles et les grillons.

Prés de la maison la rivière Sioule est très bonne pour faire le kayak et la campagne est parfait pour le velo. La forêt Chateau-Charles est superbe pour les papillons et beaucoup de randonnées.

Fantastique maison, Mme Zizine était très hospitalière et gentille. Nous espèrons revenir.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Moulins or Montluçon
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Blomard,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Saison Automne
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse Saison Hiver
28 Oct 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £447.89
Stay tax £0.64 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

En Hiver (Octobre à mi-Avril) l'éléctricité est facturé au prix d'EDF et le bois au prix du stère (60 euros)
SI le ménage n'est pas fait, il sera facture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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