Noisette Cottage Sleeps 2- 4per (2 Bedrooms)
Noisette cottage has been renovated whilst retaining its originality with beamed ceilings, tiled & wood floors. On a ground floor layout with electric radiators throughout for cooler periods. Entrance is directly into the living/dining room with dining table and chairs and comfortable seating for 4 people. From the living/dining room the well equipped kitchen with (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, gas cooker,toaster, kettle and all utensils) leads out to a private patio area with garden furniture & gardens. Both bedrooms are accessed from the living/dining room; Bedroom 1:- A south facing bedroom with quality king-size bed and antique furniture. En-suite Italian (wet room) with shower, w.c & washbasin and heated towel rail. Bedroom 2:- A step down into the rear bedroom leads to a pretty twin bedded room with original stone walls and beamed ceiling and wood floor and En-suite:- Shower, w.c ,washbasin & heated towel rail.Fans are provided in the bedrooms.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Absolutely beautiful property. Very clean, very quaint! BEAUTIFUL location....
About the Owner
About Peter Sleaford
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.
Peter Sleaford purchased this cottage in 2010
Why Peter Sleaford chose Allier
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.
What makes this cottage unique
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.
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.
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
(10 traveller reviews)
Absolutely beautiful property. Very clean, very quaint! BEAUTIFUL location....
We had the most amazing trip to the cottage. I can't say enough about the property and the hospitality of the owners. Everything was top notch. It was clean, very beautiful and quaint. The location is beautiful and very quiet. We can't say enough about this amazing cottage and are just waiting for the opportunity to come back!!!!
A beautifully presented cottage with everything you need.
Peter and Deborah were excellent hosts, on hand for advice and recommendations about the local area, whilst also giving us space to enjoy our stay. The welcome basket was very generous, filled with typical French fare from the local area, a lovely surprise!
The cottage is tastefully decorated with excellent facilities and we enjoyed many meals on the patio in the beautiful garden with views over the local countryside. The small village of Cindré does not have a boulangerie but there are plenty in neighbouring villages, a short drive away.
We had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful holiday and it was a pleasure to meet Peter and Deborah.
A gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location
A very pretty cottage set in lovely gardens in a quiet rural setting, just up the road from a pretty village. Peter and Dawn are excellent hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble. There was also a lovely welcome pack which was a great touch. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, beautifully decorated, and with all the comforts of home. Can't wait to go back!
Superb cottage and surroundings
Noisette cottage is a delightful haven of piece and quiet in a lovely area of France.
Pete and Deborah were superb hosts during our week's stay in May this year. The cottage is very comfortable and well provisioned with a very generous welcome pack to see you through the first day and some days after.
We had our 3 year old grand- daughter with us and she loved the large safe garden, the young chicks, the inquisitive old hen and the friendly dog ,Bonnie. She "had a ball" and was so energetic she slept to 10:00 a.m. each day
We would strongly recommend Noisette cottage to everyone.
Ronnie & Rosie
A great escape
Having just come from the congested and busy city of Nice and on our way to Paris this was a nice stop for a little rest and relaxation. Very nicely laid out and as described and even better. I have looked at all the reviews and this is why I choose the location so there is not much more that needs to be said other than that I agree with all the wonderful reviews and it is well deserved. There is so much to see in the surrounding area and this is the perfect place for a home base. A quiet secluded little village and very friendly hosts.
If you want a quiet, beautiful break in rural France you can do no better than this. On the outskirts of a very small village but within easy reach of local towns this well appointed gite is a delight. Deborah and Peter are excellent hosts, discrete and yet always available for advice and generous with home grown product and the most delicious eggs from the 'girls'!
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
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
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
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.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 63 m²
- Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Italian Shower
- All ensuite bathrooms have shower WC & Washbasin
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Double Bedroom King-size bed (160 x 200)
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
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.