We rent our second house at roughly 500 m. altitude south facing house for a total of 8 to 12 weeks per year.
The target group for the rental of our house is one couple of adults with possibly a baby, a combination of 2 couples of adults, or one couple of adults with 1 or 2 large children (children over about 16 years)
Reason: The house is not equipped for little children, our goal is not to rent the house to people with upgrowing children, for example there is in the living room a spiral staircase (for smaller children most dangerous), the house cannot be called very childfriendly, but may be called luxurious and therefore a lot of things can be destroyed and damaged easily !
The house is a luxurious, wood (cedar) and free lying chalet (two floors, each floor 8x13m. Surface) and is located in the "green heart" of France, in the region, which for many is better known under the name " Bourbonnais ". Also, this area is 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 forested and rich agricultural area. Every vista has a different view 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!
For wine lovers there is the possibility, in the St-Pourçain-area (Appellation Controlee, yes!) Own wine to buy at one of the many friendly winemakers of this region.
Near (± 4 km) there is a recreation area with a "Plan d'Eau" where swimming, surfing, fishing and sunbathing among the possibilities.
In the towns in the immediate vicinity are weekly markets held in the summer there are lots of so-called "flea markets" for a little stroll and browse to nice, old appliances, which often for very little money change hands. A nice area, so, so you at the end of your stay at risk somewhat sadly down to say that you still have time and came here so that the holiday should last longer!
What is actually leased and what is included? A fully furnished house. For around the house ample on site parking for several cars, a large terrace (partially covered) where unobserved by the environment can sit and lie! Inside on the ground floor a spacious entrance hall with toilet and access to a boiler room, a large living room + loft (8 meters), a large open kitchen with dining area and a bedroom with a manually adjustable 2-bed (140 x 200), a shower and sink, a TV and a DVD player and cupboard space. On the upper floor a large open bedroom, a study (not meeverhuurd!), Plenty of storage space, a large (heated) bathroom with two sinks and a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped, ie there is enough cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils provided.
Of electrical equipment are a ceramic hob (4-burner) cooker, microwave (with grill), a built-in hot-air oven, dishwasher, refrigerator / freezer combination, coffee maker, juicer and espresso machine to disposal. The living room features include a fireplace, television, audio equipment and DVD player / recorder.
Wired and wireless internet is available free of charge! Dutch television broadcasts can be received just (NETHERLANDS 1,2 & 3, RTL 4 & 5, BVN, Veronica, SBS and many more). Also Dutch radio can be received through this system. The house is equipped with telephone, which calls can come in, for obvious reasons it is not possible to national or international calls.
Explanation and advice about everything in print is available on site so that it is not difficult to use their own mobile a table in a restaurant to discuss whether to contact a physician.
For the outdoors is that they have sufficient garden furniture, a large parasol and a permanent outdoor barbecue (gas) with tools. The terrace and garden area as much as possible "maintenance free" build, it has been there in the residence period, so no problems! The outdoor terrace is a large (lockable) and luxurious Jacuzzi (8-seater!) With more 40 whirls, if desired, it can be taken into account in the rental
We,Jetty & Willem van Pelt,are a retired couple. We live alternately about one month throughout the year in the Netherlands and the other month here in France. It was 18 years ago designed by us according to Finnish-Canadian wood-construction-principles. An important part of the total construction was carried out by us with much pleasure and took a lot of time and efforts. To reduce costs, we rent our house 8 to 12 weeks per year. Not more often, because we like it a lot to be here ourself !