Sympathetically renovated traditional house with all modern comforts, in a quiet little one way road facing the Barbenan trout river. Woodburning Fire. Views from windows to the Garden, Terraces, river and hills. Parking beside the house. 2 minutes walk from all amenities.
Small Courtyard to the rear.
In front of the house enclosed secluded garden and 2 private Riverside Terraces (Total area about 180m2).
Garden/Arbour, big enough to play boules, partly covered, beside the river. Table for 8. Fridge, lighting, power points. Sun loungers for 6.
The second Terrace (a big cafĂŠ we demolished) is on 2 levels built from stone, and has a stone table and seating for 6 right next to the river. Children love to paddle and play here. See photos. There is a BBQ in the old cafĂŠ chimney.
These 2 Terraces are separated by a small path leading to the river.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room. All you need to make wonderful meals from local produce as you sip Cote Roannaise Wine! Table for 6.
Salon. Seating for 6, Dining Table for 6. A sofabed to accommodate a 6th guest. TV, CD Player. Books, Games, Walking and Cycling Maps. Local Maps and Information. Jotul Woodburner (Wood paid at cost on consumption)
Hallway leads to stairs and
Family Bedroom with double and 3/4 bed. Ensuite Bathroom.
Hallway leads to separate area with
Double Bedroom. Ensuite Bath Shower Room.
A paradise for Walking, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling and Horse Riding. Maps on Request. The GR3 France's oldest hiking trail passes through Arfeuilles. Marked paths start straight from our house. There are 400kms of marked paths and tracks in the Montagne Bourbonnaise. Road Cycling network routes are well marked, virtually no traffic (a certain degree of fitness required). Horse riding 3 kms. Maps are in the house.Many activities for children, including Forest Climbing (from 6 yrs.) Lake Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Rowing, Pedaloes, Canoeing at St Clement, Le Pal Amusement Park and Zoo............and many more.......Our house is a few minutes walk from the boulangerie/patisserie, CafĂŠ/Restaurant, small Supermarket, Tabac (village shop) Post Office, Pharmacy and Hairdresser. Street market Wednesday mornings. Tennis Court.Cafes/bistros, and top class restaurants in the surrounding area.A full calendar of events, including Disco Dances, Brocantes (flea markets), Exhibitions, Organised Walks, Fireworks, Outdoor Dinners, Funfairs. You will be welcomed by everyone!13/14 July. National Fete. Torchlight procession for children following the band. Fireworks, children's Disco14/15 August. Fete Patronale. Evening of 14th, torchlight procession for children, following the Band of the Pompiers., Fireworks. 15th. Horsemen display their skills galloping through the village. Outdoor Dinner and Disco. July. Fete Artisinal. Producers and regional artisans display and sell their specialities. Music, Pony Rides, Carriage Rides. February, March, April Jazz Festival in 7 villages.July. Classical Music Festival in local Churches.
The Chateau town of Lapalisse is 14km, many events and Festivals all through summer.Restaurants and Cafes, Butcher/Traiteur, Supermarkets, Swimming Pool, large Outdoor Market on Thursday mornings.
The Spa town of Vichy. Lovely shops, all nautical sports for adults and children including canoeing. A manmade beach, Fine Dining or local Bistros/Brasseries, a Racecourse, Golf, Casino......... everything to make your holiday!Visit the local Cote Roannaise Vinyards, 8 villages, 33 vineyards, taste and take wine home with you, the memories will come flooding back.
A spacious Bourbonnaise home of character. Traditional French hill village, Walking paths, Cycling and Mountain Biking straight from the house. Maps on request. Horseriding 5 mins. Lake Swimming 30mins. Elegant Vichy only 30mins, all leisure and cultural pursuits. A truly beautiful holiday destination for lovers of nature with the Regency town of Vichy only 30 minutes.