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Country house in the Bourbonnais

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department: Allier
Dept No: 3
Location: La Combe, Larras, Bellenaves
Situation: Country
Property Type: House - Detached (218 m²)
Ref. No: 2047
Rent per month: From 1200€ to 1600€ pm Inclusive of some extras
Long letting period: Available year round for long lets
Min. rental period: 1 month
Bedrooms: 2 Double bedrooms. 1 Mezzanine. Double sofa bed on mezzanine
Sleeps: 4 to 6  (1 king; 1 double; 1 sofabed)


Country house in the Bourbonnais

Country house in the Bourbonnais

Description of Property:   La Combe dates from Napoleonic times but was, for most of the 20th century, in ruins. Lovingly restored by an English/Irish couple it is now a comfortable and attractive house on two floors set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. A spacious ground floor holds a large lounge, dining room, kitchen and double bedroom. The first floor leading off the dining room offers a large master bedroom and en suite bathroom, complete with double sink and bath. Enjoy gorgeous views across the Auvergnian landscape from the comfortable king-sized bed! A roomy and airy mezzanine level leads up from the lounge and houses a relaxing area around a wood-burning stove and a secluded office area. The two bedrooms sleep four and the sofabed on the mezzanine can accommodate another two. The downstairs lounge is arranged around an impressive open fireplace and there is a comfortable bathroom on each floor.

Recent reviews:

'The house is beautiful and the views are breathtaking!' MV, Holland

'We had a great stay in your lovely, well equipped house and it really was a pleasure to stay there. The view is just stunning. The house itself has been lovingly restored and has some fantastic features. We spent many of the warm evenings sat outside in the dark with a glass of local wine, just looking up at the stars. We often walked into the local village to have a drink at the local bar or to get supplies from the Boulangerie, Boucherie or Petit Casino and the locals are really friendly.
Thank you Jill and Campbell, you were always just a phone call away and you also gave us some great information regarding good local restaurants etc. We also did the canoeing down on the river which was brilliant and perfect for a hot, sunny day.
All in all we had a great time and we wouldn’t hesitate to book your property again. '
Dawn and Charlie Sutton, UK



Country house in the Bourbonnais

Country house in the Bourbonnais

Outside Amenities:  The rear garden offers privacy for sunbathing and the front terrace is positioned over beautiful views of the Larras valley - perfect for drinks, lazy lunches and candlelit dinners. There is a chaufferie/shed attached to the house and equipped with outside tables, chairs and loungers and a washing machine and dryer. There is ample parking beside the house, which is reached by a short lane lined with walnut and lilac trees. The wildlife to be seen in the valley includes deer, raptors such as buzzards, kites and hen harriers, flocks of song birds, nightingales, coypu and the odd wild boar on the opposite side of the valley.



Country house in the Bourbonnais

Country house in the Bourbonnais

Surrounding Area:  La Combe is situated deep in lovely countryside but is also just a short drive, walk or bike ride away from the nearby village of Bellenaves, which has excellent amenities including a Wednesday market, a well-equipped small supermarket, two bakeries, a butchers, a pharmacy, a hairdressers, bar, restaurant and doctors' surgery. For larger supermarkets the towns of Gannat, St Pourcain and St Eloy are each around a 20-25 minutes drive. There are many interesting chateaux in the area and the fascinating cities of Vichy, Clermont Ferrand and Moulins-Paris offer shopping, dinining, museums, culture and sporting facilities. The country roads and lanes around La Combe are perfect for cycling, running, walking and horse-riding. The lovely Monts de la Madeleine, which can be seen from the house, and the Chaine des Puys offer a range of walking, cycling and other activities just 50 minutes drive away. Throughout the spring, summer and autumn brocantes and fetes are held in the surrounding villages meaning there is always something fascinating to do. Lakes and forests are plentiful - the lovely Foret des Colettes is close to the house offering peaceful walks in nature. The nearby small hill town of Charroux is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France and offers a variety of great places to eat and drink. The night skies are beautiful viewed from the front of the house in this area of little light pollution. You will never be short of things to do!

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Heating system: Wood-burning stove and open fire.
Services / Facilities: Private water. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Alarm.
Kitchen Facilities: Conventional oven. Hob. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.
Additional Info: Children welcome. Young children must be accompanied on the mezzanine at all times
No smokers. Pets may be allowed by prior agreement. if kept off furniture.

Suitable storage facilities are available for furniture etc.
The chauferrie/shed is lockable but there is no room for a car. Parking is outside. Lockable garage. Off-road parking.

Distance to Nearest (in kms):

Village/Town: Bellenaves - c2 kms
Supermarket: Carrefour, St Pourcain; Auchan, Gannat
Shops: Bellenaves - Petit Casino; 2 bakeries
Market: Bellenaves Weds market; St Pourcain Sat market
Airport: Clermont Ferrand; Lyons; Limoges
Train Station: Bellenaves
Bus Station: N/A
Port: N/A



Pricing Info:  Price per month all-inclusive excepting electricity and logs. Linen/towels can be provided at an extra charge. Payment to be made monthly into bank account. Deposit is one month's rent. A cleaning fee of 70 euros is payable for long lets of 2 months plus. House only available to those with principal residence elsewhere.

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

Please note the house does not have conventional oil or gas central heating. It has electric radiators, heated towel rails, a wood-burning stove and an open fire.

My property is NOT available for weekly summer holiday rentals.

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For further information and to book please contact:
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Name: Jill Smyth
Telephone: +44 (0)7500 175481
Languages spoken: English and intermediate French
Time to contact: Any reasonable time




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