Visit, 'Maison de L'Etang ', in the heart of Tronรงais Forest, accommodating four persons, comfortably, after a few easy steps , all on one level.
The panoramic and always fascinating views over the 40 acre fishing lake will relax and rivet the onlooker ! especially when the sun is shining and the water sparkles like diamonds !
The same at nightfall, due to the purity of the air ,clearly identify , the diamonds in the sky !
Watch the setting sun from the comfort of an armchair, ( with your glass of favourite wine ! )
Giving the complete feeling of 'holiday happiness'.
Perfect for couples , families , suits both fishermen or anyone just wanting to 'chill out' from today's hectic lifestyle !
The property is situated in the hamlet of Tronรงais, which is a focal point of the vast Forest, due to its association with the historically ancient Forge, which produced the steelwork for the renowned 'Eiffel Tour '
In this area are ancient towns and villages, steeped in history, with wonderfully colourful markets , Chateaux , Abbeys and traditional fetes all contribute to discovery of this lovely region.
Within a few minutes, walk to a cafe/bar or good Restaurant. In the same time by car, reach all amenities in either, St.Bonnet Tronรงais, Ainay-le-Chateau, or Cerilly.
Take a day trip to the Volcanic Region of the 'Massif Central', or visit one of the many Spa towns of the area, for a pampering 'treat'.
Altogether a delightful location.
'The Hamlet of Troncais'
The property is situated in the hamlet of 'Troncais', which is a focal point of this vast forest, due to its association with the historically ancient Forge which produced the steelwork for the renowned 'Eiffel Tour'.
Troncais oak is sent to make barrels for cognac and fine Bordeaux wines because of the good quality wood.
Originally the forest was planted by instigation of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, ( a Chateau can be visited nearby at Ainay-le-Vielle which contains souvenirs of Colbert ), minister for. Louis X1V of France, to produce oak for ships of the French navy.
Within a few minutes walk you will find an excellent, cafe, bar and restaurant.
The region offers many activities. There are water sports:- at the sandy lake beach of St.Bonnet Tronรงais, lake Pirot. And Etang de Goule.
swimming, sailing, canoeing and kayaks, windsurfing, boating,
fishing in rivers or well stocked lakes. ( need licence ). can be purchased at the cafe ,2 minutes walk. (day or week.)
Tennis, horseriding, golf, cycling (electric bikes for hire ) electric boats on the canal. Archery . Even flying lessons can be obtained at Lurcy-Levis. and many pleasurable walks in and around the forest.
For serious 'twitchers', you will love to see and hear birds like the ' Hoopoe', In spring the distinctive ' oop oop' can be heard all around the forest.
Other birds to be seen include ,golden oriole,turtle doves,green,and middle spotted woodpeckers,their pecking reverberates in the forest.red start,firecrest,wood warblers,
Honey buzzards,short-toed eagle,black and red Kites,and many more.
Other cultural activities include, visits to museums, Abbeys ( Souvigny & Noirlac) Chateaux (over 500 ). Theatres, music festivals, fireworks, 'son et lumier', winetasting, arboretums, beautiful gardens to visit, and organised forest nature walks.
Importantly, some of the local cusine must be sampled.
The courtiers of Louis XIV used to say," Only the dishes of Versaillies surpass the dishes of Troncais
Bustling french markets every day of the week in towns and villages, ( true flavour of countryside living ! )
Brocantes, held throughout the summer , ( for the ardent bargainhunter ! )
For those who prefer the faster pace, there are the Car and Motor cycling races at ' Magny Cours' , and Superbike Championships are held. Also a G T circuit at 'Lucy- Levis'; to International 'Go Karting', at St. Armond Montrand.
There are numerous activities through the summer. At St. Bonnet Troncais, ' The Ferme de L' etang ', organised events are held. Adventure parks, with zoo animals, all within reasonable distance. Paris and Disneyland, Puy-de-dome.( area of the volcans )
Within a few minutes, walk to a cafe/bar or good Restaurant. In the same time by car, reach all amenities in either, St.Bonnet Tronçais, Ainay-le-Chateau, or Cerilly.
Just sit and relax with your glass of wine ! bread ,biscuits and variety of superb french cheeses. Be mezmerised by the sparkling water of the lake and watch while herons fish and birds skim and dip .