Ancienne Ecole - Puy-de-Dôme - Sleeps 4

Converted village school in stunning rural location 

  • Ancienne Ecole exterior
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Shower Room
  • Dining room
  • Games Room
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lounge
  • Games Room
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Shower Room
  • Dining room
Ancienne Ecole in Puy-de-Dôme, a cottage in Auvergne: Ancienne Ecole exterior

Luminous double-height space with exposed beams and huge south facing windows

Ancienne Ecole has 2 double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, perfect for 2 couples. There is enough space to be together but also have space apart.

Ancienne Ecole is not suitable for children.

It has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, huge windows, and a mezzanine with a modern kitchen, dining area, and tv salon with library. The mezzanine makes use of the high ceilings and is positioned so the most is made of the views over the garden, and mountains beyond. There is one flight of steep stairs leading up to the mezzanine. If you have reduced mobility this may be an obstacle for you.

A second salon on the ground floor has a wood burning stove, and is a great place to relax, with comfy modern sofas. Or play French billiards on the full size antique billiards table.

The open plan kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and entertaining, and the large dining table with comfortable chairs invite long evenings over meals.

Both bedrooms have a wardrobe, bedside lights, central heating, and an ensuite shower room with toilet, vanity and large mirror. Towels, shower gel etc are all provided. The antique French double beds are dressed with French linen sheets, duvets, and lots of pillows to aid a perfect night’s sleep. Extra blankets are supplied for cosiness.

The beds will be beautifully made up for your arrival.

Ancienne Ecole is on the edge of a small quiet village, and attached on one side only, to what used to be the Mayors’ office, now our house, and is completely independant with its own entrance door and outside seating.

Do feel free to make use of the lovely garden with its flower beds and different seating areas to eat, read a book or just gaze at the view.

The village is perched on a promontory with spectacular views. We are in the heart of the beautiful Livradois Forez Natural Park, an area of mountain pastures and forests with lowing cattle and wildflowers.

Our closest town of Ambert (famous for its cheese) 10 mins away has cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and a fabulous twice weekly open air market.

Locally there are plenty of small mediaeval towns to explore with their flea markets, local produce fetes, and music festivals. If you are of a sporting nature, nearby there is horse riding, donkey walking, flying, cycling on quiet rural roads, hiking on marked trails (with some starting at our village), or just stroll along the tiny lanes around the hamlets which make up our village, all in peaceful rural splendour.

Apart from the great outdoors, there are nice museums, chateaux, and many events throughout the year eg cycling. Visit the chain of volcanoes at the Puy de Dome, Napoleonic Vichy, or mediaeval Puy en Velay all just a short drive away.

Your own transport is necessary and driving is a pleasure on the quiet roads, with a view at every turn. With its winding rural roads this is excellent motorcycle country with off road motorcycling and mountain biking through the forests also popular.

This property is a new listing with Chez Nous

Ancienne Ecole Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

Catering Services Available
  • Breakfast available (payable locally)
  • Evening meal available (payable locally)

  • 2 Double Bedrooms

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Ground Floor Shower

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Broadband
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Table Tennis
  • TV

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Enclosed garden / play area

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
7 night(s) · 01 June 2019
Key Property Details
Property Name Ancienne Ecole
Reference 307758
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Owner's Website
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Ancienne Ecole in Puy-de-Dôme

Nearest TownAmbert - 8 kms (approx)
Nearest AirportClermont Ferrand - More than 30 kms (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortCalais - More than 30 kms (approx)

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