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Romantic Cottage Livradois Forest. 10K Brioude

Forest and Mountain View from Le Boucharel Forest Cottage/Gite de la Forez raised terrace
4.0 of 5 stars
Very good
7 reviews
Forest and Mountain View from Le Boucharel Forest Cottage/Gite de la Forez raised terrace
A summers evening on the cottage terrace at Le Boucharel, Champagnac le Vieux, Livradois Forez
3 star classification
Romantic Gallery Bedroom Le Boucharel Forest Cottage, Gite de la Foret, Champagnac le Vieux
Stairs leading to gallery bedroom
Cosy lounge with high ceiling and original beams
Modern fitted kitchen with some original features.
Relax and enjoy the views of the countryside,forest and sunsets.
Photo taken on local summer randonnee walk from Cottage
Champagnac swimming lake, picnics, walks. Plan D'eau avec plage.
English Tea Garden Le Boucharel, Salon de The au Jardin en plein aire.
Randonees, walking or hiking in the Livradois Forez - Autumn (direct from front door)
Cycling in the Parc Naturel Regional Livradois Forest, Le Boucharel
Spring Blossom in Brioude Historical Market Town.
Randonnées dans l'un Beaux Village de Haute Loire
Brioude (15 mins from house) Markets, boutique shops, restaurants, river, Festival d'Aquarelle 2015
Lace Museum, Brioude (Hotel de la Dentelle)
Garden bird - Le Boucharel
River Allier Canoe/Kayak, canoes can be hired at various placed along river.
Just one of the many #village houses of character.
Friendly and inviting French Coffee Shop/Salon de The and Art Gallery  - #Brioude
Local cattle enjoying the sunshine in #Champagnac le Vieux
Historial Market Town of Brioude, #Haute Loire. 20 mins drive from #Le Boucharel
Avenue Lamothe, proche de Brioude.
Gorges - River Allier - for walking,canoeing,picnics,cycling or just enjoy the drive.
Forest Mushrooms/champignons (#cepes) collected on walk in local forest
Lavaudieu Beau Village (15 mins #Le Boucharel Gite/cottage de la Foret)
A Pretty Village with character in the Haute Loire - approx 30 mins drive from #Le Boucharel
Le Puy en Velay - Principal town of the Haute Loire, UNESCO site.
#Champagnac le Vieux - A Winters Day - un jour en hiver
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Romantic holiday cottage for couples in a small friendly french hamlet at 860M altitude in the heart of the LIVRADOIS FOREST REGIONAL NATURE PARK in Southern Auvergne. Lots of character with stone and original beams, fitted kitchen, cosy lounge, gallery bedroom. Clean and comfortable. No smoking. 3 star Tourist Office classification. Ideal for short or long breaks. Free wifi and parking.

Excellent for just relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book and enjoy in the lovely views from your own private raised terrace or garden of the surrounding countryside, forest and mountains, with spectacular evening sunsets.

Just 3K from local village of Champagnac le Vieux with boulangerie, s...
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About the owner, Wendy S
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 14 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2011
Overall rating: 4.2 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL160674 by: Holiday Lettings
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4 of 5 stars Very good - based on 7 reviews
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English first
Horton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We loved this cosy little Gite. Just perfect for what we wanted....a week of peace & tranquillity...walking, cycling and running in the hills of the Auvergne. Wendy & Michael are lovely hosts and are always there if you need them without being intrusive. What we loved most of all was that we were able to walk/run/cycle somewhere different every day... more

Management response:

We are so pleased that you liked our country gite/cottage and the surrounding area, forest, countryside and hills. We are in an ideal location for outdoor sports or just for relaxing by the local lake, having picnics in the countryside or relaxing with a glass or two of wine and a good book in the cottage garden. Thank you for... more

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Nick L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a fabulous holiday. Mike and Wendy were most welcoming and always helpful. The gite was well equipped and in a beautiful and extremely quiet location. We managed to use it as an effective base from which to explore the Auvergne. The only drawbacks were that the access to the bedroom (upstairs) involved ducking under a 3ft-6in (107cm) beam... more

Wayne C
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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My wife and I were looking for a holiday where we could disappear from the hustle and bustle from our day to day lives. We are in our mid twenties and really liked the idea of being able to truely switch off on holiday this year. We were looking to rent somewhere where we could have a restful experience and... more

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review of your holiday in our forest cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. more

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  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (1)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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Additional amenities & feature info
We welcome you on arrival at the cottage and are on hand to assist with any questions you may have during your holiday.We also have a selection of books both English and French, tourist information, board games, magazines and walking maps. New for mid August 2015 - Centre Aqualudique at Brioude. Swimming pools, sauna, Jacuzzi etc.If you are missing holiday tea and cakes we welcome you to our Tea Garden in the large garden of our farmhouse B & B Accommodation in the same hamlet. Offering warm and cold drinks, cupcakes and scones.Brioude is just 20 mins drive away.The Swimming and Picnic Lake at Champagnac is about 40 - 60 mins walk away, down the forest path direct from the accommodation. There is a Boulangerie in Champagnac to buy fresh bread etc en route.
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Aug 29, 2015 -
Nov 14, 2015
Autumn 2015
4 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Taxe de séjour: $14 / stay - Fee
  • Well behaved dogs may be accepted by pri: $6 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Local taxe de sejour 0.80 euros per person per night, will be charged on arrival at holiday accommodation.

Why not take this opportunity to explore the Southern Auvergne Region, lakes, mountains and forests with all its Spring colours and nature with its fresh start to the season, before the summer holidays begin. There is the very enjoyable Saturday morning market in Brioude, which takes place all year. We are ideally situated in the Haute Loire and it is possible to visit the Puy de Dome et Cantal Regions of the Auvergne during your stay with us.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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How to get there
Airport: Clermont Ferrand: 37.3 mi
Railway: Brioude: 7.5 mi
Ferry: Calais: 0.0 mi
Low cost airline Ryanair direct from Stansted to Clermont Ferrand (July and August) . Ryanair and other companies from UK to Rodez, Limousin, Lyon.

(summer) fly low cost direct to Clermont Ferrand from Porto, Belgium and The Netherlands (www.hop.fr)

Ferry or Eurotunnel to Calais or Eurostar to Paris/Clermont Ferrand.

Fly to Paris then train to Clermont Ferrand, then hire car.

The main autoroutes have many 'Aires' places to stop for rest and relaxation, and no parking charges. The main A75 is toll free from Clermont Ferrand to our exit at Junction 20 (30mins drive) Followed by 20mins of open countryside driving with wonderful views before arriving in our small hamlet (where we are well signposted).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
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