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Large Farmhouse In Unspoilt France, Pool, Private Garden, near Charming Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
House in Neris-les-Bains, Allier, Auvergne, France - Peaceful And Completely Private, You Have The Entire Place To Yourself!

This is a truly unspoilt corner of France where you can practice your French (most of the locals understand English, but are a bit shy about speaking it!), and immerse yourself in the French country lifestyle. The house has WiFi and a TV for watching DVDs; board games, books and other family activities and help make holidays here a refreshing break. The property is completely private, and not shared with anyone - you have the place entirely to yourselves. If you need help or have questions during your stay, the property manager lives and works in nearby Neris Les Bains. He is also the owner of the local internet cafe, speaks fluent English, and is happy to assist whether you cant find the corkscrew, or you just want a restaurant recommendation. If you have any special requests - such as babysitting, cleaning or cooking, etc, just ask.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the house in 2006, and have spent as much time there as possible! We've done a lot of renovations, added a pool and boules pitch, and generally upgraded the place to make it very comfortable, while retaining the character and charm.

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We spent a glorious New Years at Montigny recently. Easy drive down from Paris via the amazing auto-route system. The property itself is nestled away beside a beautiful old French Spa town and has been lovingly renovated to modern standards but still retains that authentic Gallic charm. We spent the days relaxing around the fire with board games, going on long walks in the beautiful countryside, playing games in the vast grounds and drinking delicious local wine. For a relaxing holiday with your family in a beautiful home in a gorgeous part of Europe, Montigny is difficult to beat." Callum P.



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5 star! This is one of the best Vacation Villas we have ever stayed in - truly relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting - we cannot wait to go back with the family !!! Neil A.
Sep 2013
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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely house and local area

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in Montigny. The house is huge with a large, central, split-level living/dining/kitchen atrium and two separate bedroom/bathroom areas at either end, which lend themselves well to a large group (twelve of us). It's very comfortable and well-equipped and we loved eating outside on the large terrace overlooking the boules pitch (a major evening activity) and the view beyond.

The surrounding countryside is beautiful and Neris-les-Bains one of the best small local towns we've ever encountered, with a good range of shop, bars, restaurants, twice-weekly market and long peaceful gardens near the spa.Jeff's bar in Neris was fun, Jeff very helpful and we had several very competitive games of mini-golf there.

Highly recommend Le Vieux Moulin in Neris. We had a lovely meal there in the large outdoor courtyard; lovely food and friendly, efficient service.

Further afield lots of places to explore. One highlight was canoe-ing at Gorges de Sioule, though not for the faint-hearted - the rapids were a real challenge.

Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with ten people and had a great holiday. The living room and kitchen are beautiful with high ceilings and an impressive fireplace which we didn't get to use as the weather was very warm and sunny. There is a pool to cool down in. Two great bathrooms, good beds, wifi. Further, there is table tennis, a garden to hang around in or play badminton, and a terrace for evening meals. The care taker has been very helpful and even found us a pair of crutches we needed.

We visited towns and villages in the vicinity and went kayaking in the Gorges de Sioule.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely astounded at the creativity which had been put into the property. It had so much space and everything you could want on a holiday. There were lots of rooms all clean and ready for our use, as were the two bathrooms which were a pleasure to use. Everything indoors was spectacular, the huge fire in the sitting room, the massive kitchen, the games room and the laundry. Nothing had been forgotten. We spent many happy hours in the swimming pool or on the patio having a BBQ and gazing at the wildlife and the stars after dark. The peace and tranquility was another bonus. We were very well looked after by our manager who kept the pool beautifully clean. No one wanted to leave as it was such a lovely setting and we felt happy and relaxed in such a terrific property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous property - photos don't do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 friends used this gite as the base for a motorcycling holiday.

On arrival we were very impressed with the style and space it offered. Huge rooms and lots of them. Our resident pyromaniac was delighted with the huge fire in the centre of the living room and insisted on lighting it every evening. The chefs in the group were over the moon at the kitchen. Often self catering properties lack even the most basic of cooking equipment but that was definitely not the case here. There was all we needed and more.

We were too early in the season for the pool to be open but the terrace had plenty of room for eating and socializing. There were also fabulous views over the countryside.

We found the supermarket in Commentry to be the best locally for our main shopping. The smaller one in Nerys was OK for the basics. The boulangerie in Nerys was good though.

All in all we had a fabulous week and all agreed we would be happy to use this property again. One of the best we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we're happy to hear you had great holiday. Hope to have you back again one summer when the pool is open!
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United Kingdom
5

Lovely, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

We visited Montigny with my brother in law and his family, the layout of the house was very well suited to this, with two separate bedroom areas, but a wonderful, and huge, communal seating and dining area.

The house itself was clean, with loads of books and board games to amuse everyone in the case of bad weather. The kitchen was well equipped, and there was plenty of seating for everyone, there was also a huge games room on the top level with a table-tennis table, and assorted other games and toys

The local supermarket was a short drive away in Commentary, and had everything that one would expect from a French supermarket.

Overall, I would thoroughly recommend Montigny, so much so we are thinking of going back with other friends next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves and hope you'll be back.
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Gloucestershire
4

Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Montigny, 10 of us in total and plenty of room for everyone. Beautiful house and space at the dining room and lounge area. We didn't have great weather so didn't use the pool much as it was freezing! Would have liked more area to sit around the pool as there were ants in the grass in places so didn't want to lie down but not enough loungers or seats for everyone. We loved playing boules and eating on the terrace. Very clean and plenty of hot water etc. Oven was tricky to light, but managed. Very helpful caretaker.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Emma, and the feedback on the pool area. We've now got some more sun loungers and nice thick yoga mats which should work well on the wooden deck by the pool. Good to hear you had a lovely holiday despite the less than brilliant weather. Thanks
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Location

From the Owner

This part of France is rural, peaceful and unspoilt. We really feel we have escaped when we are here! The local businesses - from boulangeries to restaurants - are family run, the people are very friendly and you might go the whole holiday without meeting a fellow countryman!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Clermont Ferrand at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Neris Les Bains at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 516 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Agathe at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Commentry at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E11 / E62 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Neris Les Bains at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont Dore at 127 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

3:30 drive from CDG to the Montigny.

1:45 drive from Limoges

1:30 drive fro Claremont Ferrand

15 minute drive from Montlucon - which has good train links with Paris.

Distances:

3kms to Neris Les Bains & Commentry (both busy villages with markets, shops and restaurants)

12 kms to Montlucon - large town with beautiful medieval city centre and hilltop chateau. Major supermarkets, water park, train station

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
off peak
23 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£950
 
 
Winter 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 
 
Spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Spring Break
19 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
£1,050
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Payment terms:
To confirm booking, a £500 deposit is required. This becomes the security deposit for the rental, and does not form part of the booking fee.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner with any questions.

Changeover Day:
Saturday- Saturday preferred, but we are flexible whenever possible.

Prices are based on groups of 6. Discounts may be available for smaller groups - please ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The nearby village of Neris Les Bains is a 3 star flower in bloom winning town - very pretty - and has amenities not usually found in such a rural location. There is a hot springs, a Spa offering massages and beauty treatments, a theatre, tennis courts, a market twice a week, golf and mini-golf, a ruined Roman amphitheatre and even a casino. The cost of living here is very inexpensive - so drinks and dinner out with the family costs a fraction of what it would in more touristy parts of France. The property is completely private - you dont share the pool, garden or other facilities with anyone.... not even the owner!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 360 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1 full bathroom on main floor, newly renovated with large shower, bath, double sink and WC. 1 shower-room on first floor with stone feature wall. Large shower, sink, WC.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 in 7 double bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms on main floor: bed 1: Queen size bed bed 2: Queen size bed bed 3: 2 twin beds (Can also be configured as 1 double) 4 bedrooms on 1st floor: Bed 1: queen size bed Bed 2: 2 twin beds Bed 3: 2 twin beds Bed 4: 1 or 2 twin beds by arrangement

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: The large garden includes a swimming pool, BBQ, large terrace with table and chairs, tree house, boules pitch and ample parking space. Boules are provided, as are 2 adult/teen mountain bikes, 2 small kids bikes and 2 sets of golf clubs. If you need more bikes, they can be rented by the day or week from the Tourist Information office in Neris Les Bains. The garden is fully fenced and ideal for kids and pets to run around. The pool is not fenced, though there is a security cover specifically designed to keep kids and pets safe. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, storage for pool equipment etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included and are changed weekly. Weekly cleaning is included, additional cleaning can be arranged. Other: Playroom (60 sq meters) has a full size ping-pong table, bean bags, TV, video and large terrace.

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