'If you like privacy, stunning countryside, wildlife and French delicacies, you will love this magical place.' 4 or 6 Bedrooms option - see details below Located in the idyllic grounds of the 13th century Château de St Quintin, The Lodge has been renovated to a high standard providing exclusive luxurious accommodation for all combinations of holiday visitors. It is ideal for families and couples, young or old (with downstairs bedrooms. Suitable for traditional summer holidays, it also works just as well as a base for an activity packed holiday, off season (including Christmas & New Year) or as a retreat for a quiet break. Outdoor facilities include private pool which works on a heat exchange system(summer), tennis court, fishing, extensive parkland cmplimented by high quality indoor amenities. Close to the historic towns of Clermont Ferrand,Vichy & medieval Charroux the area is full of activities for all ages as well as fabulous range of dini THE LODGE IS AVAILABLE IN A 4 OR 6 BEDROOM OPTION SLEEPING MAX OF 12 ADULTS & 2 2 CHILDREN. 2 BEDROOMS CAN BE SEPARATED OFF GIVING AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION OF 8 ADULTS +2 CHILDREN . THE 6 BEDROOM OPTION OFFERS A SECOND KITCHEN AND SALON PLUS A BATHROOM IN ADDITION TO THE 4 SHOWER ROOMS PROVIDED IN THE 4 BEDROOM OPTION. Family Holidays: Enjoy quality time with your family in this tranquil location in the chateau grounds. Relax and savour the delights of the grounds or go further a field and sample the great range of local activities. Within the grounds - swimming, tennis, fishing, boules, walks. Pre - school children can enjoy local horse riding, Vulcania – scientific volcanic theme park; Le Pal – theme park with rides and animal shows; Vichy on summer Thursdays – street entertainment & workshops; Puy de Dome, the highest volcano; Bee farm. In addition for older children :Squirrel Park - fantastic climbing and assault courses through the trees – highly recommended from 5 – 95; canoeing in the local Sioule river; Biking; Caves; Chateaux including jousting tournaments; Dinosaur exhibition; Archery; Haunted castle; Go karting; Quad bikes; Golf. Holidays without families: Many people look forward to a holiday away from families, when they can enjoy themselves amongst adult company. The Lodge offers a great retreat from the younger generation - and other people in general, if you so wished! As there are no nearby houses and just the country lane that passes the property, the only noises likely to break the incredibly peaceful burbling of the river are tractors, horses and wildlife – plus the occasional canoeist who gets stuck in the shallows! Great facilities within the grounds for adult holidays; Culture - medieval cities, cathedrals, museums; Night Life - casinos, opera, theatre, horseracing, fine dining; Interesting places to visit - castles, wine tasting, car museums; More and less active - golf, skiing, walking activity parks, biking, canoeing, spas. Out of Season & Winter Holidays: Many people think a place like the Lodge is only for hot summer months but this just isn’t the case! Enjoy fantastic winter breaks as well as spring and autumn holidays. Mid winter can be really cold and sharp, most years with snow which transforms the chateau into a truly magical place and makes for a memorable Christmas or New Year break! In Spring the river is full of water as the thaw reaches the mountains and some days can be really warm and fresh, while Autumn, possibly the most beautiful season, sees a carpet of conkers in the parkland and the green vine that covers the chateau turn scarlet. Skiing: There are three ski areas, Le Mont Dore, Besse Super Besse and Le Lioran, all close to each other that offer about 150kms of pisted area, just an hour from the chateau. Children are well catered for and there are large indoor activity areas which include skating, swimming, horse riding.