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Lovely restored cottages.Take part in the french lifestyle, relax & chill. - Rosier Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Pretty cottages in Les Gigard Cindre, for a relaxed, comfortable stay in rural France

Les Gigards Cindre is situated in the rural Bourbonnais area of the Allier in the Auvergne. A calm & pretty area without the hustle and bustle of today’s hectic life. Our cottages are an ideal location from which to explore it is rich history, architecture, chateaux, vine yards,etc.The morning markets with local produce are a part of everyday life, as are the cafes and restaurants. Local shops are 10 mins away in Lapalisse or Varennes-sur-Allier. You can enjoy bird-watching, fishing near by, walking or cycling (there are 2 bikes for your use upon request). The night sky’s are generally very clear due to little light pollution. A comfortable retreat to relax & unwind.

Details for holiday cottage Rosier Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Rosier is a charming and spacious stone cottage of character all on the ground floor. Fully renovated but keeping its originality with beamed ceilings, tiled and oak floors. The thick stone walls keep the cottage cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There are electric radiators for the cooler days & nights. Living room/dining area with dining table and chairs and relaxing seating. Leading through to a well equipped kitchen (with dishwasher, gas cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine, toaster & kettle and all utensils) stable door leads out to private patio area for alfresco eating & relaxing. Spacious gardens with rural views. Very large south facing,oak floored bedroom with king-size bed (160x200), wardrobe, drawers, dressing table. The large Italian (wet room) en-suite consists of shower, wc, and basin ,power point,heated towel rail. The washing machine is also in here. Fans are provided in the bedroom and living room.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Debs & I originate from Lincolnshire in England. We came to France in 2010 to visit friends, along with Bonnie, our rescue dog,after living & working in the Highlands of Scotland for a number of years. After falling in love with the easy going lifestyle and peacefulness of this beautiful region of France, we decided to relocate and become residents here.

It is an area rich in history and architecture and we are continuously discovering somewhere new learning new things.

With the help of local artisans ( & our easy going natures and a good sense of humor) we are proud to have renovated our old farmhouse & barn into 2 very comfortable self contained cottages for our guests & friends, together with a home for ourselves .We enjoy gardening and continue to develop the large garden for our guests enjoyment and relaxation. Over time the "family" has now grown to include Tigi, the cat, and "The Girls", 4 free-range chickens.

Our intention has always been to create for our guests & friends a restful & comfortable retreat from which to explore & discover this hidden part of France and simply relax and unwind.

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Speaks English, French

21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


A relaxing week in attractive countryside

  • 5 of 5

The instructions for finding the property were clear and accurate. We were greeted on arrival by the owners, Peter and Deborah. They showed us around the property, explaining everything clearly and made useful suggestions for places to visit, recommended towns for shopping and for restaurants. There was a comprehensive welcome pack of food and drink and also a collection of useful leaflets and books. Throughout our stay Peter and Deborah were available if need but never imposing. We found them very good friendly hosts. The accommodation was well equipped and comfortable. We were allowed access to an extensive gardens were relaxation was easy.

This stay was close to perfection for us. One day of rain was not a deterrent and we walked each day in the beautiful and awesome Auvergne countryside. We would strongly recommend this property for people of similar interest to us: walking in peaceful surroundings in close contact with natural beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place in the countyside managed by great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife to prepare for the Ironman race in Vichy. It is only a 30 k from the start (easy acces as you are already on the right side of the river and don't need to cross the ciity centre which is then very busy). We loved the cottage, garden and tranquillity. Perfect place to relax. Peter was very helpful and made us feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Welcoming Gite

  • 5 of 5

Very warm welcome and the comfort and facilities at the Gite will not disappoint, lovely unspoilt area of france if you wish to look around the area but equally it was great to relax outside in the lovely garden.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well presented. It was thoughtfully and fully equipped with everything that we needed for our short stay, we wished we could have stayed longer and fully intend to come back.

The garden was beautiful with lovely views and made for a very peaceful place to sit and relax.

Peter and Deborah are excellent, friendly hosts and we would highly recommend this property.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It would be our pleasure to welcome you both back in the future. Pete & Debs
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Never better

  • 5 of 5

By some distance the best cottage holiday in France after many years of visits.

From the warm welcome at the outset to the final farewell our hosts could not have done more, having anticipated all that we might need.

A very pleasant non touristy part of the country with easy access to neighbouring towns and to delightful villages.

Altogether a holiday to remember, with relaxation immediate and nothing lacking.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. it is nice to know we are getting things right for our guests. We hope to welcome you both back in the future.
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Beautiful cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings and with very helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been very carefully restored to make a comfortable and very well-equipped place to enjoy a relaxed and quiet break. It has a large well planned garden with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Peter and Deborah are very helpful hosts happy to give advice on places to visit but also keeping a low profile the rest of the time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments on the cottage,gardens and surrounding area. So pleased you had a relaxing holiday,and it was a pleasure to have met you both.
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From the Owner

Les Gigards, Cindre is situated in a very peaceful but friendly locality.At times it feels like stepping back in time, away from the usual hustle and bustle of today's busy life. Yet everything you need is but a few minutes away. The traditional Bourbonnais farm house was perfect for creating 2 individual cottages, & a home of our own, in a pretty rural area where life still moves along with the natural rhythm of nature rather than the hum of today's fast way life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Clermont-Ferrand at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vichy at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vichy or Moulins at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N7 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cindre at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


Use of car recommended.

Clermont Ferrand Airport - 1hr 40 mins drive.

Lyon - 2hr 40mins drive.

Euro Tunnel - Calais to Cindre - 6hr 50 mins drive

Railway - Moulins or Vichy - 40 mins drive ( car hire available)


Parc Le Pal - 28 mins - 14 miles

Lapalisse - 18 mins drive- 8 miles

Varennes-sur-Allier - 18 mins - 8 miles

Moulins- 45 mins - 23 miles

Vichy - 42 mins - 19 miles

Further Details:

Nearest Boulangeries 5.8km (3. 6 m) 10 min - Treteau or Bouce or Trezelles 2.7km(1.6m) 5 min.

Supermarkets, Banks etc. Lapalisse or Varennes-sur-Allier.

Auberge in Cindre.

Canoe-kayak - Jaligny sur Besbre 5 miles, 9 mins

Le Pal Parc - 23.9km

Saint Pourcain - famous wine growing area and with a wine making museum.

Vichy - spa town where you can take the waters, opera, parks, horse racing, sports facilities.

Moulins- historic town with Cathedral and interesting architecture, Costume museum

Charroux - A beau village 40 mins

Puy de Dome - 1 hr 45 mins Clermont Ferrand


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter/Spring 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Initial enquiries by email.
25% deposit is required to secure the reservation. Full balance is to be paid 40 days before arrival date.
Accommodation is all non-smoking.

Changeover Day:
High season changeover Saturdays preferred but please contact us as this can be flexible by prior arrangement - All guests are requested to arrive from 4pm on arrival day and to depart by 10 am upon departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Sterling. We have a UK bank account for payment by bank transfer.
Weekend or short stay breaks will be considered subject to availability.
Discount available for 2 week or more week stays

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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Our cottages provide you with a typical French rural setting but within 35 minutes you can be sat having coffee in the spa town of Vichy or the historic town of Moulins. Although there are 2 cottages along with our own home, on the same premises, we have endeavored to create each property with its own individuality and privacy.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 58 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Italian Shower WC & Wash Basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Large bedroom with King-size bed (160 x 200)


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Electricity, water, bottled gas, all bed-linen and towels are included in the price. There are no hidden extra costs. In order to enhance the relaxing ambiance of the cottages we have chosen not to place T.V's in them. Wi-Fi is available. A welcome basket of wine, bread, butter, milk,cheese,eggs is provided on your arrival ( contents may vary according to season) Outside: Each cottage has its own parking area and individual patios with table and chairs, sun loungers, parasols and barbecue etc. The large garden area overlooks the rural landscape and provides additional quiet spaces & seating for you to relax.

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