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La Maison de Gabriel in Chantelle (Allier 03)

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department: Allier
Dept No: 3
Location: Chantelle
Situation: Village
Property Type: Cottage (75 m²)
Ref. No: 1338
Rent per month: 700€ pm Inclusive of some extras
Long letting period: Available year round for long lets
Min. rental period: 3 months
Bedrooms: 1 Double bedroom.
Sleeps: 1 to 2

La Maison de Gabriel

La Maison de Gabriel



Description of Property:   La Maison de Gabriel, nestled within the quaint village of Chantelle, reveals itself like a well-kept secret. Tucked away in the oldest enclave, it clings to the very edge of the river escarpment—a sentinel guarding the passage between realms.
As you step through the hand-hewn oak doors, the world outside fades into insignificance. The garden, cocooned by low stone walls, becomes your private sanctuary. Here, the air is thick with the scent of earth and the promise of forgotten stories. Look beyond, and the vista unfolds: a tapestry of treetops and white Charolais cows, their presence as ancient as the hills themselves. The river valley murmurs its own tale—a soundtrack of birdsong and the gentle meandering of water, etching secrets into the land.
This corner of the village marks the genesis of hidden trails along the river Bouble. They beckon to wanderers of all stripes, from the curious novice to the seasoned explorer. Yet fear not—the trails, like elusive whispers, do not pass directly before the cottage. Thus, peace and tranquility remain undisturbed, cradling the timeworn stones.
Step inside, and the house unfolds its own chapters. On the ground floor, a spacious living room (a generous 40 square meters) embraces an open-plan kitchen, where culinary alchemy meets conviviality. A study awaits, its shelves heavy with forgotten tomes, and a guest toilet—a discreet nod to comfort.
Ascend the oak staircase to the upper floor, where dreams find refuge. Here lies the 30-square-meter bedroom, its windows framing constellations and moonlight. Adjacent, a bathroom—its porcelain whispers echoing tales of ablutions and quiet contemplation.
But the true magic lies in the architectural echoes of ages past. Large oak beams stretch across the ceiling, their gnarled forms like ancient guardians. The stone-and-chalked walls harbor secrets etched by hands long gone. And those Louis XV-style fireplaces, where flames once danced to ward off winter’s chill, now cradle memories.
Descend further, into the vaulted wine cellar—a two-story abyss where cobwebs cling to forgotten vintages. Here, perhaps, the spirits of vintners and revelers still linger, savoring the taste of centuries.
And if your heart seeks more than one abode, cast your gaze across the way. La Maison de Constance, its windows winking in silent camaraderie, awaits directly opposite. Two souls, mirror images, each with its own enigma to unravel.
Welcome to La Maison de Gabriel—a place where the veil between past and present shimmers, and where the stones themselves whisper tales of forgotten love and lost keys. ???✨

Desk with a view

Desk with a view

Living room

Living room

Outside Amenities:  The outside boasts a garden with a lawn, herbs for use in the kitchen and a wonderful terrace 20 m above the river gorge, perfect for sunset aperitifs while looking at the old ducal castle, now a Benedictines monastery.



Aperitif view

Aperitif view

Surrounding Area:  Although totally quiet, in the oldest part of town there is only 200 m to grocers, butcher, baker, beauty salon, hair-dresser, pharmacy & restaurant/bar. One of the neighbouring houses is an art gallery, and the Benedictines Monastery is a 5 minute walk away.

Ideal for walking, hiking, fishing in the river below (and paddling in the summer to cool off)

Vichy and its spa facilities are 25 km away, and the famous Auvergne volcanoes are about 1 hour's drive further South.

Auvergne boasts many outdoor activities: hiking, rock-climbing, canoeing, mountain-biking in summer and skiing (Massif du Sancy) in winter.

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Heating system: Central heating (Heating Pump & Electric Radiators). Fireplace (firewood included in rental price)
Services / Facilities: Mains water. Mains drainage. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access.
Fiber Optic High Speed Internet
Kitchen Facilities: Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Washing Machine.
Food processor, stick blender and generally very well equipped kitchen
Additional Info: Children welcome. Cot & High Chair available upon request
No smokers. Pets may be allowed by prior agreement.
Cot is available.
The cottage is located in a pedestrianised street: it is possible to drive down to on- and offload baggage and shopping, otherwise safe parking is on the church square (where our house is located) just 1 minute walk away

Distance to Nearest (in kms):

Village/Town: In village
Supermarket: St Pourcain 13 km
Shops: 200 m
Market: Bellenaves 7 km
Airport: Clermont Ferrand 50 km
Train Station: Moulins 35 km
Bus Station: Local bus stops in the village
Port: N/A

Pricing Info:  €700 per month*: the price is all inclusive (also firewood), except electricity (charged at cost) as we want to encourage our guests to be as energy conscious as possible (electricity is cheaper at certain times of the day, ideal to run washing machine or dishwasher)

Payment in Euros monthly in advance, plus 1 month's deposit to guarantee the booking.

Minimum rental period is 3 months and maximum is 12 months

Linen is provided.

* * If you are ONLY interested in the summer months (June July & August), our rates are different:
€1400 for 1 month only
€2400 for 2 months only
€3200 for these 3 months only

Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.

Our policy is to only rent out for minimum 3 months at a time, but sometimes there is a shorter gap between guests, so it is worth getting in touch to ask if you would like a shorter period. We post about any cancellations on our instagram page.

My property is NOT available for weekly summer holiday rentals.

Please contact the advertiser to confirm availability.

For further information and to book please contact:
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Name: Anne-Sophie Olesen
Telephone: + 31(0)610439900
Website: N/A
Languages spoken: English, French & Danish
Time to contact: Anytime
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