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Stylish Charm, Rustic Peace. Beautiful Old Farmhouse, Sleeps 5+

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedrooms in main house, with overflow accommodation available in cottage.

Nestled into the French countryside with beautiful views of the mountains of the Massif Central and the Puy De Dome lies our 17th Century granite farmhouse. Two large double bedrooms, one French double bedroom, two bathrooms, rustic kitchen and a grand living room - the main house sits in 2.5 acres of its own gardens and pastures but also provides all mod cons including high speed internet and even a huge Home Cinema with thousands of films. Guests are assured a tranquil and calming holiday in our unpretentious and thoroughly relaxing home.

There is also a simple rustic cottage on the land which has a double bedroom for guests if necessary. This also has a small living room with ancient bread oven and gorgeous views.

More Details

Michael Riley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Michael Riley

Bristol based media professional.

Michael Riley purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Michael Riley chose Rougnat

I have to say I love the city life but have always wanted to own my own place somewhere far from it. I have always known it would be France, but this particular area I discovered while looking for a place to shoot a film. It just stuck in my heart. So we could say it was a coup de foudre.

We love going there because it's so genuine, off the beaten track, unchanged for generations and unspoiled. It is truly La France Profunde,

Another pro was the dignified history of masonry in the area, and this property, as well as all the others in the region, are evidence of it.

Everybody who stayed here mentioned how calming and soothing the place, the climate and the surroundings are. I hope you will come by and see for yourself.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Wonderful views, lots of nature, great walks and numerous large comfortable sofas. A huge range of music, books and films available to enjoy. Secluded on the edge of a small hamlet but within a few minutes of a large town with all the amenities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Rougnat in Creuse

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lovely views from the freestanding roll-top bath
    Ground Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Actually an antique French double bed, but small.
  • There is another double bedroom available in the cottage in the garden, but it's rustic and simple and doesn't have a bathroom/toilet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stylish Charm, Rustic Peace. Beautiful Old Farmhouse, Sleeps 5+
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Very charming and relaxing property

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is located in a very rural location and as a result we had a lovely relaxing stay on the run up to the Vichy Ironman event. We were fortunate to have a heat wave 28deg to 32deg so sun bathing in the garden was a delight with the lovely views and overall peace and quiet. The local area is very rural and we didn't realise how difficult it can be to find an eating place in the local area - especially in the evening, hence we enjoyed the tremendous selection of foods in the intermarche supermarket in Auzances and ate in the cottage 3 evenings. We did do some driving and found the highlights to be: trip to Vichy and Aubusson (shuts down early eve), swimming in Lake Champagnat - basic but nice enough (Ironman training week), drive to Lake Chambon although very busy at Lake, small cafe at roadside enroute to Rougnat from Auzances - lovely salad for lunch and local roads are quiet for cycling training runs (take care for the occasional car as these roads although very quiet can be quite fast). The cottage itself was very nice with its old farmhouse feel and character and everything we needed really. The home cinema was excellent whether it was my wife and I relaxing with a movie or my 20+ year olds who joined us later in the week with so many pics to chose from.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, lovely view

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful and very well-maintained cottage in a lovely rural location, that is also close to amenities. Lots to see and do in the area, though time is well spent just sitting in the garden, admiring the landscape, and the changing skies.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Lots of charm, wood-fired heating and a large cinema screen

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very happy we found this place. Michael's house feels so much like a home! We took long walks, went swimming in the lakes nearby, visited the old villages of Aubusson, Chambon and Evaux les Bain. If you don't feel like going too far and just relaxing, the view from the garden, while lying on a long chair sipping on a lovely (and not expensive) French wine is exquisite. Definitely check out the huge movie collection, with everything from contemporary Danish films to English classics. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint but spacious

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this converted farmstead. Surrounding countryside great for long walks and a real antidote to London life.

House itself has been knocked through into the barn, so there's a big space for evening entertaining, and the owner has provided a library of films with a video projector and screen, which was enjoyable after sunset. Quirky bathroom means you can gaze out at the fields while you bathe.

Local village about 10 mins drive to get provisions. Will be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy times in this lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Love our time here relaxing every summer- swimming in the lake at Champagnat and feasting on the local beef and cheese- Blue D’Avergne, Chevre, and Cantal are all great. The house is so convenient and clean, and the views are amazing. Can’t wait for our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

An array of beautiful and clean lakes with sandy beaches, excellent for swimming and sunbathing, from 3 km away. Nearest town Auzances with supermarkets, bars and restaurants is 5 mins away.

Nearby medieval villages with regular farmer's markets and antiques brocantes, patisserie goodies, Croq, Evaux Les Bains (thermal baths), Aubusson (famous for its tapestries) and many others which we leave you the pleasure to discover.

Nearest city is Montlucon, 40 km away, with tons of shops, hypermarkets, water park, cinema, etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Civilised pets allowed, smoking allowed but prefer if you go outside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.