43 Haute Loire
Clermont-Ferrand (capital), Moulins, Montluçon, Vichy.
Allier, Loire, Dordogne.
The Auvergne is one of the least populated regions in Europe and is made up of four departments:
Named after the picturesque river Allier the department is famous for hosting the town of Vichy which was home to the Government of Philippe Pétain during the second world war. In more recent times, Vichy has a more positive reputation and is famous for its water which is exported around the world.
No less than six rivers run through the department (including the Loire and the Cher) so lovers of waterside property have plenty of options. The principal cities are Montlucon, Vichy and Moulins and Allier is the most productive agricultural area in the Auvergne.
This department is named after the famous (but thankfully dormant) volcano and boasts eighty volcanic craters that attract tourists from around the world. The main city of Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of the Auvergne region and one of the oldest cities in France. It is home to Michelin and many other international companies and is the driving force of the Auvergne economy. The volcano's and general attractive countryside of Puy de Dome lends itself to tourism and a recent survey showed that over 10% of the houses in the department are holiday homes.
Cantal is named after the mountain range that dominates the landscape. The extinct volcanic peaks give a dramatic effect and the department in sparsely populated and geographically isolated - perfect for those wanting to leave the hustle & bustle of urban living behind. Cantal varies in altitude from 250m in the villages along the valley of the river Lot, to 1855m at the peak of the mountains - this difference in altitude also gives quite dramatic differences in rainfall and temperature so it's always best to seek local guidance when looking at property.
The Haute-Loire covers the upper reaches of the famous river Loire. The department hosts some the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez which is a protected area of woodland and farmland covering 297,000 hectares in total. The Prefecture of the Haute-Loire is in Le Puy en Velay which is famous for its stunning 12th-century cathedral.
Ferme du Tilleul is situated just north of the small village of Aix La Fayette in the heart of the Livradois Forest National Park. It is within the department of the Puy De Dome and sitting at the head of a valley with views of the Plomb du Cantal.
The house, dating from the 1830’s, has been tastefully renovated whilst retaining the character of this outstanding property.
We have four letting rooms for the Chambre D’Hote/B&B all with en-suite facilities. There is a luxurious family room which sleeps up to 4 people, two doubles and a single room.
The large gite attached to the main house with separate access consists of two bedrooms, a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and private garden.
The house and gite are set in grounds of 4000sq mtrs/1 acre, with a large terrace and vegetable garden. Together with a field, stream, orchard, and most importantly plenty of space to relax.
Surrounding the house are walks and cycle paths where you can enjoy the fresh, pure mountain air and enjoy the stunning views of the Sancy Mountains and Puy de Dome. The area is a haven for nature lovers with a wide variety of birds, wild animals, wild flowers, butterflies and insects. Enjoy the spectacular night skies from the incredible colours of sunset to the clarity of the stars without moving from the terrace.
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Gites Les Gigard: Peter & Deborah have great pleasure in welcoming you to Les Gigard,Cindre.
Enjoy a peaceful away from it all vacation here in the rural Auvergne region of France.
You will receive a warm welcome and we aim to provide you with relaxing and private quality accommodation.
The Gites are recently renovated cottages, residing either side to our barn home, retaining the typical character, warmth and appeal of the region with beamed ceilings and very thick stone walls, double glazed windows and shutters that create a wonderful cool interior during the Summer and cosy warmth during the cooler months.
Les Gigard offers comfortable accommodation all with en-suite shower rooms and those little extras that we know will help to make your stay enjoyable.
Cottage & Rosier
Cottage offer comfortable accommodation all with en-suite shower rooms and those little extras that we know help to make your stay enjoyable.
The Gites each have their own patio area with garden furniture and access to large lawned areas with views over the open countryside.
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