The gite is arranged over 3 floors:
On the ground floor is the entrance hall leading to a utility room and seperate WC, the utility has a washing machine & tumble dryer. There is also storage space for bicycles. Stairs lead up to:
The first floor which has an open plan dining room, lounge & kitchen. The dining area has a large dining table with dresser and there is also a double bed-settee providing additional accommodation (which can be curtained off for privacy) . The lounge has a wood burning stove, 2 settees & a coffee table with a colour TV/ DVD player & CD player . There is a selection of books, DVD’s, games & WiFi. A staircase leads up to:
The second floor where there are 2 bedrooms arranged as a double & a twin-bedded room, both having fitted wardrobes & bedside cabinets. There is also a separate WC & a bathroom with sink & bath (with shower attachment).
Heating is a combination of electric radiators & a wood burning stove. Cot & high chair are provided. Outside there is private parking for up to 3 cars, a large enclosed garden with a picnic table, bbq & swings/ slide.
The bedrooms are arranged as a double & a twin bedded room, both having fitted wardrobes & bedside cabinets. Both bedrooms have views of the village & surrounding countryside, there are electric radiators & bedside lamps. There is an additional double bed settee in the lounge. Bedding/linen provided.
The large fitted kitchen is equipped with ample cupboard space & work surfaces. There is an electric hob & oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, toaster, electric kettle together with a comprehensive range of kitchen equipment, utensils & crockery/ glassware.
|Address: D136, 15210 Ydes, France|
|Zip/Postal Code: 15210|
|Latitude/Longitude: 45.338002180930324 / 2.4563645124435425|
|Nearest airport||Clermont Ferrand||90 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Saignes||3 km|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Val||16 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Saignes||3 km|
|Nearest doctor||saignes||3 km|
|Nearest market||Saignes||3 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Saignes||3 km|
|Nearest river||Sumene||50 meters|
|Nearest supermarket||Ydes||4 km|
|Nearest train station||Clermont Ferrand||90 km|
The barn is situated on an old Roman road that ran from Rodez to Clermont, at the edge of the small hamlet of Ydes-Bourg (that itself has Gallo-Roman origins) surrounded by farmland and rolling hills. The village has a historic 12th century church & Commandery, built by the Knight Templars, & is located next to the slow flowing Sumene river – a popular trout fishing river. The village is residential and has no shops although it is visited each day by a bread van, there are however shops, banks, post office, restaurants & a large Super U supermarket in the nearby town of Ydes (5 mins drive). The historic small town of Saignes is also only 5 mins drive away & also has a good range of small independent shops. The location is extremely tranquil, the predominant sound being the bells on the local Cantal cattle, and the surrounding roads see little traffic making them excellent for walking or cycling.
The surrounding area offers excellent cycling facilities, the roads being quiet, fairly level & there is also an extensive cycle track that follows the old railway line for over 10kms. Various watersport facilities & swimming is offered at the large lake to the north of Bort-les-Orgues. Near Riom-ès-Montagnes in the middle of the volcanic park is Scenoparc, a new theme park which traces the relationship between humans and animals in a 35 hectare setting which has barely changed since Neolithic times. Other sites to see include Chateau d’Anjony, a beautiful chateau with 16th century frescoes on the walls, the Garabit viaduct, a superb structure designed by Gustave Eiffel which spans the Truyère valley, and the Musée de la Resistance at Auvers.