Tranquility..A spacious, light, airy apartment offering full privacy and ideal for a couple. The apartment is private, located at 1st floor level above the garage and accessed from the front by steps or else direct by the garden at the rear. Peace and tranquility assured, here you will find a holiday opportunity for painting and relaxing or simply enjoying this unique part of the Cantal.The large garden is private, equipped with BBQ and jardiniere for your own use where guests may enjoy their meals undisturbed. You may park your car in the drive up to the garden. The bedroom is ensuite, equiped with modern bath and shower. The living room is equipped with a wood stove and furnished in style. Supermarkets are 15 mins. drive away whilst local epicerie and 12 euro 4 course lunches including wine are available hereabouts. Salers, Argentat are interesting tourist towns with historical interest and castles to visit for your interest. Direct budget flights 2-3 hrs. drive away available to Rodez and Limoges and, starting April 2014, also to Brive Train travellers from Paris can disembark at Brive 2 hrs. drive, or Aurillac, 45 mins. drive away. Hertz etc. can be hired from those points.
The apartment is an accredited two star Gite. Towels, bed linen etc. can be provided but at additional cost. During colder periods wood is provided for the wood burning stove to the salon. Electric radiators are installed as is hot running water.For personal services, ie chauffeur, art instructor, I charge 10 euros per hour. Otherwise you will always find me here to make your stay a pleasant and comfortable one. A local tourist tax of 0.90 euros per person per night is levied before departure.
Here you will find tranquility. It is the most underpopulated area of france predominantly agicultural and without industry save for tourism strongly promoted in this region. In fact it is so underpopulated the mirage fighters occasionally do their low flying exercises as an occasional but rather brief treat! Here you will find the apartment is located in rolling countryside somewhat redolent of Dorset with river canyons. A ruined XV century castle is nearby as is several short walks.
Pleaux, 15 mins. drive away is the local historic town with local shops and supermarkets.and has a local market the 13th and 27th each month. Further afield is Argenat in the Correze and by the river Dordogne. Very picturesque with riverside restaurants and caoeing facilities on hand.
Mauriac is nearby, not as pretty but has large supermarkets and stores are here for budget shopping.
Horse riding facilities are easily availablefor all ages at nearby villages.
For daily shopping needs there is a local ĂŠpicerie and cafĂŠ at Loupiac and local cafĂŠs offer superb 4 course lunches including wine and coffee for 11 euros, usually booked in advance.
Here is not ideal rambling country for walkers, (too many steep river valleys to be negotiated ), but there opportunities further afield by car offering stunning scenery, all outdoor activities and medieval townscapes at hand. Nerest market town is Pleaux with supermarkets, cafés etc. Aurillac offers this and more, Salers a must see.