|Chez Lucy||Self Catering||Sunday||5||15||4||11 beds in 5 rooms|
A spacious comfortable village house, situated in Saint Jacques des Blats, 5km from Le Lioran ski resort in the heart of the 'Parc des Volcans d'Auvergne', perfect for ramblers, mountain bikers and nature lovers in the summer and ideal for fans of winter sports. The village has a post office, butchers, bakery, two bars, small grocers shop and several hotel/ restaurants.
Plenty of outdoor activities are available; Hiking, Horseriding, Downhill biking, Fishing, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Hang-gliding,
The area is renowned for its mediaeval churches and chateaux. Local villages worth a visit include Murat, Salers, Saint Flour, Aurillac and Vic sur Cère all of which have weekly markets.
The kitchen diner is an excellent sized room, fully equipped with large cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and cottage style units. There is plenty of crockery and glasses, a coffee machine & toaster.The large dining table seats up to 15 people. A high chair is available.
The large sitting room has plenty of comfortable seating for up to 15 people. There is a television provided with dvd player & a music system is also available together with english books & board games.
The large 'cantou' fireplace has a woodburner. The wood is provided.
There is a conveniently located double bedroom with en suite shower room on the ground floor. The first floor provides 4 spacious double bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has twin beds and en suite shower room, bedroom 2 has 1 double bed and 2 singles and bedroom 3 has a double and single bed these two bedrooms are served by 1 shower room situated on the landing, bedroom 4 has a double bed and 2 single beds with en suite shower room. A folding cot is also available.
The house is equipped with recently installed oil fired central heating.
There is a large decked terrace with dining furniture & plancha plus a small protected garden area. A perfect place for Al fresco dining, soaking up the sun or relaxing with a glass of wine taking in the stunning views to the Cantal mountains.
Parking is available close by.
This house is particularly suited to families and friends wishing to holiday together, allowing everyone to maintain a certain degree of independance and privacy.
Small groups can also be catered as there are a total of 11 separate beds.
If you are mad about the 'Tour de France' it will be passing through St Jacques des Blats this year & you can ride the same route as the professionals ! For those who enjoy a thrill there is a designated downhill biking area in Le Lioran and loads of mountain biking trails.
Murat, Salers & Saint Flour are all of historic importance and are well documented. The local tourist offices provide written tour guides and walking maps.
The area abounds with well documented walking routes. All easily available directly from the house. Don't hesitate to ask for details. A local IGN map is available in the house and can also be provided on demand.
It is highly recommended to taste the local cuisine. Truffade, Aligot, Tripoux, Chou farci, Tarte à la Tomme et Cornets de Murat. The Auvergne is famous for its cheeses and rightly so, Cantal, Saint Nectaire & Bleu d'Auvergne for example. The route des fromages d'Auvergne is worth a visit. Lots of local producers open their farms to visitors.