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 very special hotel in a very special location. Auberge de Chabanettes is a true family-owned business run by Multi Award-winning UK hotelier, Tim Bell and his French Partner Ingrid Boyer. Set in the tranquil heart of the Livradois-Forez in the Puy-de-Dome department of the Auvergne, yet easily accessible from Clermont Ferrand, Issoir and Ambert, this historic and famous Auberge now offers you an even better experience. 5 Newly refurbished bedrooms, all with ultra-comfortable beds, high quality linen, towels & toiletries, Free fast Wi-Fi, bluetooth speakers/USB charging alarm clocks and new digital LCD TVs. 2 En-suite Double Bedrooms, 2 very spacious En-Suite Family Bedrooms (up to 5 pax) plus our brand new "Superior" Family Room with Luxurious Bathroom and can sleep up to 6 guests. The Auberge offers a cosy restaurant with our daily "Menu du Jour" celebrating French & International Specialities, and a selection of wines from small, award-winning artisan producers, all in the cozy surroundings of our real fire. Our "Whisky Bar" is stocked with a large selection of high quality beers, spirits and an impressive selection of Single Malt Whisky. The Auberge is ideal for family holidays, romantic breaks, a convenient stop-over en-route through France, or as great a base to explore this area which is a Mecca for Walkers, Motorbikers, Cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. The Auberge can also be available for exclusive use groups for up to 21 people. Auberge de Chabanettes is committed to Green Tourism and uses local suppliers, recycles everything it can, and supports local environmental initiatives. Open all year round except January. ... more less
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