The SpaceThe Gite, self catering accommodation for 2 to 4 persons Adjoining the main house with an independent entrance, the gite is built on the old stone walls of the chateau and has outstanding views over the forest to the mountains.
The accommodation consists of a large bedroom with a double bed, an ensuite bathroom with a shower over the full size bath tub, toilet and wash basin.
The living room has large windows over looking the mountains with a dinning table and chairs, 2 armchairs and a convertible settee which can sleep two people. There is a television with a DVD player for your use along with a small library offering books in English, French and Dutch which you are welcome to borrow.
The kitchen is in the corner of the living room and is well equipped with a 2 ring electric cooker, a combined microwave oven and grill, toaster, coffee maker, full size fridge and washing machine.
All linen, electricity and heating are included in the tariff . The gite has its own private terrace with wooden garden furniture, parasol and BBQ.
The gite is non smoking but an ashtray is provided for you to smoke in the garden should you wish to do so. The gite is centrally heated and is available all year round.
Gite residents are also welcome to book an evening meal should they wish. Guest AccessGite guests are welcome to use the heated swimming pool and all of the garden space including childrens play set and seating areas around the grounds.
Parking is on our land outside of the property walls. Interaction with GuestsMartyn and Anne are available to give advice and help during your stay, normally between 09:00 and 12:00 then 16:00 to 19:00 except in emergencies. The NeighborhoodLe Sapin Bleu is found in the middle of the magnificent Livradois Forez natural regional park. The park is situated in the Puy de Dome department of the Auvergne region of France. The area is of outstanding natural beauty and offers extensive opportunities for exploring its beautiful landscape, towns and villages all year round. Every season, with its changing colours provides evermore possibilities.
There is something for everyone, walkers of all abilities are spoilt for choice with hundreds of miles of footpaths to explore, artists and photographers will not know where to begin! There are plenty of tracks for mountain bikes, 4x4 vehicles, fishing, boating, swimming in rivers and lakes, climbing, hang-gliding, horse riding, castles, markets, festivals, skiing, pretty towns and villages and of course eating auvergne regional specialities either in local restaurants or with us for an evening meal, ( a vegetarian option can be provided on reservation.).
The area is also popular with touring motorbikes and we can offer secure garaging for 4 or 5 motorbikes and bicycles.
English language courses and other themed breaks available in the spring and Autumn.
Languages spoken English and French. Exclusive use for friends and family, available of the chambre d'hote. Getting AroundLe Sapin Bleu is in the middle of the country side and the nearest bus stop is about four kilometres away. To be honest being here without transport is somewhat limiting. Other Things to NoteLe Sapin Bleu is let in high season by the week from Saturday to Saturday.
Children are welcome at Le Sapin Bleu. However they remain your responsibility at all times and must be under constant supervision whilst in the pool. Children three years and under must wear a swim nappy whilst in the pool. Cleaning on departure is not included in the price and should you wish we can do this for you for a suppliment of €50. We will also ask you for a deposit of €150 on arrival incase of damage or not leaving the gite in a clean condition. The price for 1 week is €435 for longer stays please ask for a quote