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Secluded Farmhouse With Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse nr Treban, Allier, Auvergne, France - Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes Walk To Nearest Vineyard

Le Rif was once a working farm and in later years has been used as a centre for breeding Llamas and Horses. It is situated in a valley some 30 minutes drive from Moulins surrounded by fields and woodlands. A local farmer uses most of the fields at Le Rif for grazing cattle and sheep. The accommodation has been upgraded for modern usage with all living areas on the ground floor. There is full central heating. This is a home for the owners in France and they are letting it out as a holiday rental for a couple of years before moving in full time.

Steve and Mary
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018

About Steve and Mary

We bought a small but well equipped gite (La Gravette 8076743 ) a few years ago. Having been letting and visiting the area for a while we decided to find a larger more permanent home for ourselves. For a few years we will be letting our farmhouse (Le Rif 8163152) on a gite basis for those who need more space or accommodation. If you have any questions do fill in the form and we will get back to you. Steve and Mary

Steve and Mary purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Steve and Mary chose Meillard

We bought Le Rif as a permanent home to retire to in a few years time. We were looking for a reasonable size property that required little by way of renovation in a remote but accessible location. The property had to be suitable for being a long term home and provide the capability of being self sufficient so far as possible. Reasonable distance from our existing gite near Lurcy Levis was preferable. Interesting and accessible attractions would be a bonus. We seem to have found our dream home and look forward to fully moving in in a few years time.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We enjoy the solitude that Le Rif has. It is wonderful to be able to wake up and walk out into the garden or fields in the early morning with no sound of traffic or neighbours. The farmhouse is sufficient distance from any road to bring peace and quiet yet is 15 minutes from shops or vineyards. A large town is about half an hour away with all the large stores anyone may need.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Meillard in Allier

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • The Terms and Conditions supplied with the invoice contain the most accurate information and our cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, bidet, washing machine. Separate WC with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, not en-suite but close to shared bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with smaller double bed. Sofa bed in lounge. A 4th bedroom is now available - please ask for details.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Outside: Large lawned area with flower beds. Large patio with tables and seating for 10. 16' circular private pool. Fields to explore - please respect livestock if present. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen provided for each week. House is cleaned at changeover


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Secluded Farmhouse With Pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Rural seclusion

  • 4 of 5

We thought Le Rif might be difficult to find, but the sat nav info was perfect. Steve provided excellent information and advice on the property, including a warning about the local traffic conditions. The property was very spacious and an ideal location from which to tour the area. Apremont is a must see village. We also enjoyed trips to Moulins and Vichy. The local market in St Pourcain is a classically French affair, not to be missed. Would recommend to anyone looking for peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob, Always good to receive feedback from our guests. We chose Le Rif because of its unique secluded location though with great shopping close enough to be convenient, access to one of the main north/south toll roads is easy and about 20 minutes away. This will become our home in France shortly so we know its a bit above the norm for a gite holiday but we try to keep our pricing competitive.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Meillard, Auvergne

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Flexible, Saturdays preferred though we are extending changeover periods this year as we have a staff shortage.
This will give opportunity to book mid week to mid week and avoid the weekend traffic.
Please note that our cancellation terms are more generous than displayed on this site - see our terms and conditions.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for quotation on long term or out of season bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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