We found this "hidden gem" in the area where we were going to be for a family wedding anniversary. Following Tripadvisor advise, we were not dissapointed! In fact, overly pleased! Simon and Shirley; our very English hosts,( they do speak french too,) made us feel so welcome; I felt like I was in a forested hidden B&B in the center of England! Of course, this being France; they follow customs, with a wonderful array of fresh sliced fruit, yogurt, freshly baked croissants, and bread , wonderful coffee, or tea for breakfast; (all done by Simon , himself!). If you want a dinner,(asked for in advace,) they will prepare a wonderful 4 star meal, which wil not dissapoint! Shirly is a chef par exellance! They have a full bar available; and tea in the eveing if disired. They proposed an evening platter of cheeze and wine too, if we wanted. They have very spaceious rooms most of them are en suite . What was more special is that, we had made our reservation a few weeks in advance, for the holiday weekend All Saints Day..; not realizing that they were closing at the end of October! They still welcomed us with great pleasure!;Us being the only guests, we were really treated like family! We talked by the roaring wood fireplace until midnight!..; But they are like that! Charming; and are super hosts, that will make you feel so welcome you won't want to leave! Their chambres d'ôte is in the beautiful quiet rolling forest hills of the Livredois-Forez area of Auverge. We made new friends and will retuirn again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at the Auberge de Chabanettes located in the centre of the beautiful Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park set in the magnificent Puy de Dome department of the Auvergne region.We are a small friendly Auberge offering Chambre d'Hote & Table d'Hote with a full alcohol licence.British owners Simon and Shirley would be delighted to welcome you for an enjoyable holiday, short break, romantic weekend or an en-route stop over. ... more less