Petit Mathoniere


We rent this at ± 500 m. high, south facing, wooden (Red Cedar) house about 6 to 12 weeks a year.
The target group for the rental is 2 adults + a baby, or a combination of 2 x 2 adults, or 2 adults + 1 or 2 older children (>16).
Reason: Because the house is not equipped to accommodate children, we do not want to rent it out to people with growing children, for example, there is a spiral staircase in the living room to the upper floor (really dangerous for small children), however, the decor can be quite luxurious be called. A lot can be destroyed and damaged by young children, accidents happen quickly!

The house is a luxurious and detached châlet in two floors (each floor 8x13 meters) and is located in the so-called "green heart" of France, in an area known to many as "Le Bourbonnais". This area is also known by the department name Allier (03), named after the tributary of the Loire with the same name. Here you are indeed still in untouched agricultural and richly wooded area. Every view gives a different picture of the continuously varied and rolling landscape, here one can still find real peace, a pleasant climate and extensive hiking and excursion options. In the immediate vicinity of our house is the vast Forêt-de-Tronçais with five lakes (étangs, some with a beach), many monuments of cultural-historical significance and attractive affordable culinary options).

For wine lovers it is possible to buy in the St-Pourçain area (an Appelation Controlée, yes!) from one of the many friendly winegrowers.

Close by (± 4 km) there is a recreation area with a “Plan d'Eau” where swimming, surfing, fishing and sunbathing are possible.

Weekly markets are held in the towns in the immediate vicinity and in summer there are so-called "brocantes" everywhere to stroll around and browse for nice, old utensils, which often change hands for very little money. A nice area, so that at the end of your stay you run the risk of finding out with some regret that you did not have enough time and that the holiday here should have lasted longer!

What is rented by us and what is included? A compl. furnished house, in front of and next to the house ample parking on site , a large terrace (partially covered) where you can sit and lie quietly without being watched! Inside on the ground floor a spacious entrance hall with toilet, access to a boiler room, a large living room + loft (8 meters high), a large open kitchen with dining area and a guest room with a manually adjustable double bed (140 x 200), shower & washbasin, a smartTV and ample cupboard space. On the first floor a large open bedroom with electrically adjustable double bed (180x200), a sitting area, a TV with DVD player, an office ( not rented! ), more than enough cupboard space, a spacious (heatable) bathroom with 2 sinks, shower , toilet and a seat. The kitchen is well equipped, with sufficient cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils available.

Electrical equipment includes a ceramic hob (4-burner) with extractor hood, a combi microwave (with grill function), a built-in hot air oven, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer combination, a filter coffee machine, a Senseo coffee machine and a citrus press available. The living room is equipped with a fireplace, smart-TV, sound equipment, internetradio and a DVD player .

Wired and wireless internet (WIFI) is available (for free !). English TV-Stations can be received. The house is equipped with a "landline" telephone connection, with which calls to "landline numbers" ( so expressly no mobile numbers!! ) in Great Britain and about a hundred other countries ( most within Europe) can be made free of charge. Incoming calls to the landline are of course always possible.

Explanations and good advice are available in printed form, so that it is not difficult to discuss a table in a restaurant or to contact a doctor.

For outdoor activities there is sufficient garden furniture, a large parasol and a fixed outdoor barbecue (on gas) with BBQ tools. The terrace and garden area has been laid out as 'maintenance-free' as possible. On the outside terrace there is a large, covered & luxurious jacuzzi (with more than 40 whirls) that can be included in the rent for an additional fee.

The host, Jetty & Willem van Pelt

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We, Jetty & William van Pelt, are retired. We stay alternately 1 month in the Netherlands and 1 month here in France. This house was designed by us 22 years ago according to Finnish-Canadian wood-construction- principles. An important part of the construction was performed by us together with great pleasure, which of course took a lot of time and effort. In order to reduce costs, we rent our house 6 to 12 weeks per year. Not more often, we are much too happy to be here ourselves !

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From 2/7 to 20/8 (=high season) our house is rented to 2 adults + possibly a baby & dog for
€ 680 per week. All other weeks in the period 27/3 to 30/10 cost € 450 to € 600 (all-in!).
One dog is OK and free, more than 1 dog only after consultation & possibly. for an additional fee.
Two additional adults either two kids aged 16 ± cost in the high season € 140 per week, every other period € 100 . There is an extra room (otherwise always locked!) in which shower, wash basin, wardrobe, 2 pers. bed and TV prepared for use. The costs of water, electricity, gas (BBQ), jacuzzi electricity, internet use and calls to landlines in the Netherlands and nearly a hundred other countries (mainly in Europe) are always included in the rent. So there are no surprises afterwards !!!

If guests rent from us again , there is always a 10% discount on the 2-person-basic rate.
A deposit of € 225 per consecutive period applies to all rental agreements, which will in principle be fully refunded by us within one week after leaving our house. Detailed rules and information on very different subjects can be found in the general terms and conditions + extensive other information to be sent by e-mail  - after a reservation has been made or if you have additional questions - as attachments.
The use of the jacuzzi always costs € 50 per week extra , no discount in this subject is given.
Payment of the rent due is as follows: ± 1 month after reservation, 25% of the rent plus the deposit of
€ 225 must be transferred. The remaining amount (75%) must be paid 1 month before the actual arrival.

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Sat 29-Oct-2022
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 450.00
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Location & tips

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This area is also known under the name Allier département, named after the tributary of the Loire River with the same name. Here you are indeed still in pristine forests and rich agricultural gebied.Ieder glimpse gives a different picture of the constantly varying and undulating landscape, here you can still find real peace, a pleasant climate and extensive hiking and excursions. In the immediate vicinity of our house is the vast Forêt de Tronçais containing five lakes (etangs, some with a beach), many monuments of cultural significance and attractive culinary possibilities, which are also found to be reasonably affordable!
At a distance of one hour's drive are the towns of Moulins, Nevers, Bourges and Montluçon with nice shopping centers, cathedrals, museums, old city and other attractions. Day trips to the high Puy de Sancy (winter), the busy and interesting Clermont-Ferrand, it is near this town located park "VOLCANIA" (day trip), the posh "springs resort" Vichy, the conical Puy-de-Dome (at clear weather visible from our house!) in the National Volcanoes Park, a trip through the gorges of the river Sioule (by car or by renting a kayak), even a visit to the famous park Futurama near the city of Poitiers is from this holiday to the attractive possibilities.


Living room
Ground floor
35 m2




Bedroom 1
1st floor
30 m2

Bed: Twin bed 200 x 180 cm


Duvets (1)

Bedroom 2
Ground floor
18 m2


Bathroom 1
Ground floor
4 m2

Shower (1)

Washbasin (1)

Bathroom 2
1st floor
11 m2


Shower (1)

Washbasin (2)


Type: Open

Stove: Ceramic (4 Cooking zones/burners)



Accommodation type

  • Chalet

Total floor space

  • 200 m2


  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's chair (1)
  • Stair gates

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Culture & History
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Maximum privacy
  • Peace & quiet


  • Bubble bath / Hot tub


  • Central heating
  • Electric heating
  • Boiler
  • Fireplace
  • Airconditioning

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Measurements of TV in cm: (80)
  • Dutch TV channels (8)
  • Internet connection

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Bubble bath / Hot tub
  • Deckchair (1)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (2)
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace (1)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (4)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Porch
  • Lounge set
  • Shed
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Hammock


  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Pets allowed
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Safe
  • Seperate toilet (2)
  • Smoking not allowed


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No thresholds
  • Evenfloor

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • DVDs / Blu-rays


  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house

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