Auvergne-gites with pool

Gorgeous country cottages to rent in the Auvergne

Walk directly from the front doorstep, kayak in the river Allier, ride through the surrounding forests or simply relax and unwind. This area has something for everyone - wildlife in abundance, medieval villages, weekly markets and an absolute host of outdoor activities. France at its very best!!
Super Besse
Super Besse
Spectacular views!
Spectacular views!
Local meadows in spring
Local meadows in spring

Our gorgeous country cottages to rent in the Auvergne are set in the small hamlet of Chantagrele, the hamlet consists of just 4 houses. The surrounding countryside is a mixture of wooded valleys, rivers and mountains, with a different view around every corner.

Chantagrele is at an altitude of 670 metres. The air is pure and with no light pollution the night sky is incredible. The altitude means the climate is perfect, with lovely temperatures in the summer and crystal clear skies in the winter. The autumn colours are spectacular and as we are open all year it is a perfect time to visit.

The gites are beautifully cosy with log burners to keep you warm in the cooler months.The ground floors offer large open plan living areas, with dining table, lounge area with lovely views and fully equipped kitchen. There is full unlimited internet access and satellite television and each has a downstairs bedroom with wonderful views, there is also a downstairs shower room and toilet. Upstairs there are a further 2 bedrooms in each gite, both are very light and equally spacious.

Your Gite will be fully prepard for your arrival by us, the gites both have large comfortable double beds with quality bedlinen. quilts for all seasons and plenty of wardrobe space.

We grow all of our own vegetables in our separate garden and we provide herbs and seasonal vegetabls for our guests


There are many marked walks literally on the doorstep and many other outdoor activities to enjoy. Cycling is very popular in the area as the roads surfaces are smooth and the traffic is virtually non existant. It is possible to hire mountain bikes locally with tracks throughout the surrounding forests. There are a large choice of Equestrian Centres nearby and it is a pleasure to ride and never have to be on tarmac roads!We can organise fishing permits locally for both Trout and Carp lakes just let us know in advance.

A lovely swimming lake at Vernet La Verenne is just a short drive away with plenty of activities for children to enjoy.

The mountain ski resorts of Super Besse and Le Mont Dore are an hours drive away and are well worth a visit at any time of year.

The city of Clermont Ferrand is a 45 minute drive with the towns of Issoire and Ambert close by and both boast large weekly markets. Our nearest village, Sauxillanges is a scenic 6km drive and offers a bank, two highly acclaimed restaurants a supermarket, post office and a small weekly market.

The gites are southfacing with BBQs and garden furniture. There is also a separate secluded garden with large above ground plunge pool for cooling off on those hot summer days. For those who are feeling energetic a full size table tennis table and badminton equipment are both available.

With an abundance of birds and wildlife, and deer as regular visitors to the field at the back of the gites nature lovers will be in their element!

Both gites are furnished to a high standard and sleep up tp 5 people and together sleep 10making them ideal for 2 families or a large group. They each have 3 bedrooms and are very light and spacious.

We are pleased to be able to offer an evening meal, cooked from locally sourced produce.

The perfect location to enjoy everything this spectaculer region has to offer!

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