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.
NOTE!: DUTCH, GERMAN & ENGLISH INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE ARE PRESENT IN THE HOUSE !!