Petit Mathoniere


We rent our at ± 500 m. altitude on the south facing 2nd house about 6 to 12 weeks per year.

The target group for the rental of our house is 1 couple of adults with possibly a baby, a combination of 2 sets of adults, or 1 set of adults with 1 or 2 large children (older than 16).
Reason: Because the house is not built to accommodate children we do not want to rent it to people with upgrowing children, there is for example in the living room a spiral staircase to the upper floor (for small children really dangerous), the decor is not very child-friendly, but can also be called relatively luxurious, there can also be a lot of them destroyed and damaged, accidents can happen quickly!

The house is a luxury, wooden (Red Cedar) and detached châlet (two floors, each floor 8x13m surface) and is located in the so-called "green heart" of France, in a region better known to many as "Le Bourbonnais" . This area is also known under the departmentname Allier, named after the tributary of the Loire with the same name. Here you are indeed still in an unspoilt agricultural and richly wooded area. Each view gives a different picture of the constantly changing and rolling landscape, here you will find real peace, a pleasant climate and extensive walking and excursion possibilities. In the immediate vicinity of our house is the vast Forêt-de-Tronçais containing five lakes (étangs, some with a beach), many monuments of cultural-historical significance and attractive culinary possibilities (also reasonably affordable!)

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

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

In the towns in the immediate vicinity, weekly markets are held and there are so-called "brocantes" everywhere in the summer to stroll around and browse for nice, old utensils, which often change ownership for very little money. A nice area, so you at the end of your stay the chance runs somewhat regrettable to have to conclude that you were short of time and that the holiday here should have lasted longer !!

What is rented by us and what is included? A cpl. furnished house, in front of and next to the house ample parking on site, a large terrace (partly covered) where you can sit and lie undisturbed quietly! 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 & sink, TV with DVD player and plenty of cupboard space. On the first floor a large open bedroom with electric adjustable double bed (180x200), a sitting area, a TV with DVD player, an office (not rented!), More than enough cupboard space, a spacious (heated) bathroom with two sinks, a shower and a seat. The kitchen is well equipped, there is plenty of cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils available.

There is a ceramic hob (4-burner) with extractor hood, microwave (with grill function), a built-in hot-air oven, a dishwasher, a fridge / freezer combination, a coffee machine, a juicer and an espresso machine. decision. The living room is equipped with a fireplace, a smart TV, sound equipment and a DVD player / recorder.

Fixed and wireless internet is available (free)! NL-TV can be received (NPO1,2 & 3, RTL4 & 5, Veronica, SBS and much more). NL radio can also be received. The house is equipped with a "landline" telephone connection, with which calls within Europe to "fixed" numbers can be made free of charge (calls to mobile numbers are explicitly not included !!).

Explanation and good advice is present in printed form, so it is not difficult to book a table in a restaurant or 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 is as much as possible "maintenance free" laid out. On the outdoor terrace is a large, covered & luxurious jacuzzi (with more than 40 whirls) that can be included in the rent for an additional fee.

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We, Jetty & Willem van Pelt, are retired. We stay alternately 1 month in the Netherlands and 1 month here in France. This house was designed by us 19 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 8 to 12 weeks per year. Not more often, we are much too happy to be here ourselves !

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From 11/7 to 22/8 our house is rented out to 2 adults with baby + possibly a dog for our basic rate of € 680 per week. All other weeks in the period 30/3 to 31/10 for € 450 to € 600 per week without further additional costs (all-in).
Bringing 1 dog is OK and free, more than 1 dog only after consultation and possibly against extra payment.
Two adults extra (or 2 children over 16) cost in high season € 120 per week. Outside this period this amount is € 100. There will then be an extra room (otherwise always locked!) in which shower, sink, wardrobe, a double bed with reading lights and a TV prepared for additional use. The costs of water, if necessary central heating, electricity, gas (BBQ), electricity jacuzzi, internet use and telephoning to "fixed" numbers within Europe (no mobile numbers !!) are included in the rent. So there are no surprises afterwards !!!
If guests rent from us again after a first time , a 10% discount on the basic rate for 2 people is always granted.
For all rental agreements, a security deposit of € 225 applies per consecutive period, which in principle will be fully refunded by us within one week after leaving our house. Detailed rules and information on very different topics can be found in the - after making a reservation - attachment by e-mail to be sent s) + extensive other information.
The use of the jacuzzi costs € 50 per week extra in all rental periods.
Payment of the rent due is as follows: ± 1 month after reservation, 25% of the rent plus the guarantee of € 225 must be paid. The remaining amount (75%) must be paid 1 month before the actual arrival.

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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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