Apartment in renovated gite in Auvergne - OP003511

Aix-la-Fayette (13km from Saint-Germain-l'Herm), Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne Reference: OP003511 Advertiser since: 29 January 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ferme du Tilleul Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1

About this property

Holiday Rental in the Livradois Forest National Park. This apartment is in a rural setting.

Our 1st floor tastefully renovated gite with separate independent access, is attached to the main farmhouse in an acre of land, with its own private garden equipped with table and chairs for dining and a bbq. Plenty of space for off-road parking, A games room, terrace, pergola, vegetable garden and meadow. 
The accommodation comprises of a cosy, sunny lounge/dining room, kitchen with separate pantry, bathroom and 2 large bedrooms. Bed linen and towels are included in the rental.
In the summer guests can profit from fresh fruit and vegetables in season, freshly picked from our garden. We also supply a complimentary bottle of wine and fresh local bread on arrival.

There are plenty of books, dvd's and games both indoors and out for your use during your stay. We can also loan you maps and guide books to help plan your days out. We have 2 adults and 2 teenage bikes at your disposal, but are welcome to bring your own as we have a lockable area to keep them safe. From spring to autumn there is also a games room with pool table, table tennis table and darts board plus a selection of outdoor games. In the meadow is a climbing frame with swings and a slide.

Immediately behind the property there is a very quiet footpath which leads to a myriad of tracks to wander safely and explore the countryside, either on foot or by bike. The area is a haven for wildlife, and as keen bird spotters, you will find numerous birds here that are extremely rare or not seen in the UK. Our star bird is the red backed shrikes, wryneck, black woodpeckers, hen harriers and short toed eagles.  Wild animals we have seen around the property, so look out for wild boar, deer, fox, red squirrel, hare, stoat, weasel and dormouse.

The area is just as beautiful in spring, autumn and summer.  In springtime the meadows are filled with an abundance of wild flowers, the colours of autumn are spectacular and a popular area for mushroom picking.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a fridge with small ice box (if not large enough we can put your frozen items in our freezer for you) gas cooker, hob, microwave, kettle, coffee-maker, toaster and washing machine. There is a separate pantry.

The dining room is attached to the lounge with table and chairs seating for everyone.

Living rooms

Two comfy 2-seater settees and 2 fireside chairs.
Tv and dvd players with a selection of dvds.
iPod docking station along with a large selection of books, games and jigsaws.


Bedroom 1: double bed with room for a travel cot if needed on request.
Bedroom 2: double bed and single bed.


Modern shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet.
Shaving point and hairdryer.


Electric radiators.


Plenty of books, dvds and games; indoor and outdoor. Use of 4 bikes, 2 adults and 2 for teens.
Games room available from spring to autumn with pool table, table tennis and dartboard.

Garden and outside

Separate garden for the gite with bbq, table and 6 garden chairs and 2 recliners, but feel free to explore and relax in our acre of land.

Parking and garages

Plenty of space around the property for parking. Lockable area for bikes.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for all ages but be aware the rental is on the first floor accessed by an outside staircase.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint Germain l'Herm
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout/grayling
Name of nearest fishing location: Etangs de La Colombiere
Distance: 6 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Cheval Devance l'Araire, 63890 St-Eloy-La-Glaciere
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking


Name of nearest resort: De Praboure
Distance: 50 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Aix-La-Fayette - Aupres du Ruisseau


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1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Jirwin 1 October, 2016

a great holiday in a lovely gite. Very nice area and great hosts. We will stay again when in the area

Owner response

Thanks so much for the excellent review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back any time.