New for 2015! Terrace with large table for 12 people and sun umbrella.
Sunny farm house in peaceful hamlet
Sunny farm house in peaceful hamlet
12 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
3.5 baths
12 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
3.5 baths
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Faces South with magnificent views over the valley from the private garden. Just 15 minutes from Mont Dore ski station in winter with superb walking, cycling and swimming in the local Plan d'eau in the summer. Perfect for family holiday holidays

The space

Although little known to Brits and Americans, the Auvergne in the Massif Central has long been popular with the French. In the winter there is downhill skiing at the nearby resorts of Le Mont Dore and Superbesse. Plus plenty of cross country skiing, snow-shoe walking and climbing.

In the summer there is great walking, horse riding, road cycling (the Tour de France went almost past the house in 2011) and mountain biking plus swimming in the lakes or at the superb new swimming pool in La Bourboule, There are also lots of sites to see and special events. And there's also a great golf course at nearby Le Mont Dore.

Throughout the year the food is great and includes local specialities such as Truffade and Potée.

Our house is in 'Le Bourg' the central part of the village, a collection of beautiful old Auvergnian houses with roofs of stone or the traditional oval shaped slates arranged around the village church. However because it's on the edge of the Bourg it's extremely quiet and well away from the road. It is at an altitude of just over 1000 metres and has fantastic views, from the very sunny south-facing front garden, across the valley.

The house has been completely refurbished and tastefully furnished with good pictures, nice old furniture and solid oak floors, staircase and doors. Downstairs there is a very spacious kitchen/diner with French windows giving out onto the sunny front garden. There's also a sitting rom (with 100cm flat-screen TV, DVD player and wifi), a double bedroom and a ground floor bathroom with a walk in shower. On the first floor is the large ensuite master bedroom, a family bathroom and two other double bedrooms including one with access to a balcony and steps down to the back garden. On the third floor are two charming bedrooms under the eaves together with a toilet and wash-basin.

The well equipped kitchen has a 6 burner hob, a large fridge freezer, a second fridge, coffee maker, kettle, toaster etc.

Guest access

Full access to the whole house and front and rear garden. We just have a couple of locked cupboards in the attic.

Interaction with guests

We know the area well and are available by phone and email before you arrive and during your holiday if requred


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Maximum capacity of 12 people.
Strictly no smoking in the house but you can smoke outside. Gas, electricity, tax and logs are included. There is a £60 for cleaning added on. The hire of linen (sheets, towels, etc.) is 8 euros extra per person to be paid locally. The house is semi-detached and we ask you not to play loud music late at night.


25 Reviews

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Laurie User Profile
June 2016
7 of us motorcyclists just stayed in Ben's House. We didn't encounter any particular issues. As planned with Ben's contact on site, the linen was deposited in all the rooms and the lady agreed to do a bit of shopping for us beforehand as it s not easy to bring things back on motorcycles. Everything was left for us when we arrived. The house is big and ideal for a group of people. The weather was dreadful but the house is easily heated. It has a lovely log burner in the kitchen too. The house was clean and whilst the mattresses (Ikea mostly) are not of very good quality, they are fine for those without back problems. I was the only one suffering. Parking the bikes however in the muddy alleyway itself on a very steep hill is not ideal particularly when it pours down with rain everyday. But that s a minor inconvenience. The local restaurant was closed although we were in May/June but we found refuge at the lovely Cellier Muratois which is a delicatesse/souvenirs shop where the delightful lady also does lunches and dinners with local specialities. Absolutely lovely! you must book for dinner.

Martine User Profile
December 2015
The host canceled this reservation 227 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
Malheureusement, le tarif chargé était incorrecte. Parce qu'il était moins de la moitié du taux correct, nous avons dû annuler la réservation.
December 2015

Antony User Profile
September 2015
Nice houses with lots of space and nearby restaurants and shops (though mostly shut in September), lovely countryside and mountains nearby. Weather unreliable in mid-late September.

Naëlle Et Pierre User ProfileNaëlle Et Pierre is a superhost.
January 2015
We had a great time in a beautiful house. We encounters a few issues but Ben and his friend in Murat were there to help us. Un grand merci à ben et à son amie sur place pour son aide. La maison est top.

Cécile User Profile
August 2017
Maison tres agréable : spacieuse, confortable, tres bien équipée , belle (du blanc et du chêne). Idéale pour grande famille ou plusieurs familles d'amis. Le tout dans une belle région ! (Sinon : Intermarché à 2km mais pas de boulangerie accessible à pied dans Murat)

Ludovick User Profile
August 2017
Logement impeccable, très pratique, mais voisinage un peu délicat.

Mathilde User Profile
July 2017
Belle grande maison familiale dans un village typique pour un séjour agréable en Auvergne

Totnes, United KingdomJoined in January 2012
Ben User Profile
Director of a holiday cottage agency called West Country Lets in Devon. We specialise in hand-picked cottages and apartments in the South Hams and Devon areas. I moved out of London in summer 2010 to Devon. Married with two teenage sons and in my spare time into cycling (on and …
Languages: Français
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