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Traditional Farmhouse In Peaceful Rural Location With Views To Open Countryside

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Anglards de Salers, Cantal, Auvergne, France - A Perfect Base For Outdoor Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Cycling, Pony Trekking, Watersports On

The Cantal is the undiscovered jewel of France offering unrivalled hiking, cycling and exploring. It is an ancient volcanic area where picturesque green valleys are cut by tumbling streams and mountain villages centre round delightful Romanesque churches. The distinctive red Salers cattle graze throughout the region and the sound of their bells drifts down the valleys. We spent every long summer holiday here with our three children and passed our time visiting the local village fetes, exploring the hills, cooling off with a swim at the local lake in Mauriac five miles away and taking canoeing trips to the Dordogne whose upper reaches are just a 20 minute drive away. If you can visit in the Spring you will find wonderful displays of mountain flowers and the snow stays on the high passes until April or May. Each season here has its own distinctive attraction!

Caroline Semere
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2017

Why Caroline Semere chose Mauriac area


Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at La Bastide was memorable for the most wonderful hot and sunny weather and its setting in a quiet rural hamlet with beautiful bell wearing Salers cows grazing in fields beside the house.

The hamlet is set on the edge of a plain, in undulating hills. Beautiful chestnut, beech and oak woods stretch down the steep sides of the valley below the hamlet and it was lovely exploring the leafy lanes which emerge on to the river Mars below with its chateaux and stone villages.

There was much to do and for me it was a new delight to swim in the lakes from the local Mauriac Lake, to further afield at Enchanet, which has a lovely beach and canoeing in deeper water. We also canoed on the Dordogne from Argentat about 50 minutes away. The mountains were close by with good walks. Mauriac had a lovely market and Salers was very interesting with good restaurants. Overall La Bastide was a very good base for us to explore this lovely area with chateaux, mountains, lakes and few English touris
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Anglards-de-Salers in Cantal

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room and toilet on the ground floor. Washing machine.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 twin beds, Bedroom 3 twin beds, Bedroom 4 cosy double. 2 double futons in the sitting room.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: To the front and side of the property there is a level garden where you can just squeeze in a game of badminton or volley ball. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not included in the price but are available for an extra fee. The property is cleaned between clients.


4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


A wonderful tranquil rural retreat.

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful gîte. Very relaxing,lots of space,and plenty to do in the area.

Whether you want to have a relaxing day in the gîte or have a day out it's a lovely place to be.

We spent some days just relaxing in the garden enjoying the pleasant location and being lulled by the gentle sound of the cow bells.

Close to Mauriac for all your shopping needs,and Salers which is very pleasant.

Our favorite days out were on the velorail, the Gentiane express trip, and a walk up Puy Mary.

Highly recomended. Enjoyed by our nine and eleven year old children. their favourites were playing monopoly in the garden, and also playing badminton in the garden. Very good for kids here. With no TV or WI-FI to distract them they soon adapt enjoy being off the grid.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in the Cantal. My children spent every summer holiday there and we never got bored!
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A perfect retreat

  • 4 of 5

This property is ideal if you want to relax, chill out and forget about the normal routine back home. It is quiet, even with cowbells that you soon get used to.

The property itself is clean, well equipped and, bliss....no tv or internet, thus aiding you to switch off, and also to help teenagers see how much fun can be had playing games and even chatting as a family!

The rooms are airy, neat, and the bathroom has a great shower. The kitchen has everything you need, and if the weather that we had is common, barbecues are the order of the day.

The neighbours are friendly and helpful (we even got a present of fresh eggs) and Mauriac is very handy for shopping and other facilities. There is something for everyone in the area, be it active (walking, riding, canoeing etc) or lazy (sunbathing at the lakeside).

Would I bring my family here again? You bet!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bucolic Bliss

  • 4 of 5

Good spot with rustic charm in agricultural setting, friendly farmers in the neighbourhood and a backing track of cow bells. Our two young boys (3 and 5) had a great time playing in the lane and on the farm land. House has all the basic needs, with no frills as you'd expect in a farmhouse. Only one bathroom and its downstairs but this isn't the Riviera, there are more cows than people. Location is very good for both shops in Mauriac and several of the gorgeous valleys, peaks, springs, waterfalls, woods and pastures.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
£75 non-refundable deposit required on booking, remainder of fee and refundable security deposit of £100 required 8 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday but we will try to be flexible where possible. Arrival should not be before 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Discount available on lets of a month or more.
Electricity, one gas bottle and a stack of wood included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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