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The lounge at Chez Elise with wood burning stove
The lounge at Chez Elise.
The bedroom at Chez Elise set up with twin beds
The bedroom at Chez Elise set up with king size double bed
Bedroom at Chez Elise
Bedroom in Chez Elise
Bathroom at Chez Elise
Bathroom at Chez Elise
View from the bedroom at Chez Elise- looking towards Chameane
A view of the surrounding countryside
Signpost to our hamlet at La Vachere
Auberge and bar in nearby Chameane- 1km away - a lovely walk
Auberge and bar in St Etienne sur Usson- 4 km away - beautifull outlook
The nearby bathing lake with beach,lifeguard, tennis ,restaurant and bar.
The bathing lake with the Chateau which houses art exhibitions on the hillside
Our neighbours free range hens
Cornflowers in the nearby fields
A lovely vineyard about half  an hour drive south
Canoeing on the nearby river Allier- great fun- swimwear advised!!
The oxen are slower than the tractors, but more interesting to the children
Farming attractions at the local summer fête in nearby St Etienne sur Usson
Steam traction engine - pretty noisy
Still chugging along sixty years later, the tractor, not the driver!!
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Vernet-la-Varenne, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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John C
Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.”
Reviewed June 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

My wife and son and I stayed at Chez Elise for a week in July last year and we had a lovely relaxing holiday. The Gite is part of a beautiful old stone building, full of character inside and out and well equipped with everything we could need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The area has outstanding natural beauty with incredible scenery wherever you look and the sunrises and sunsets during our stay were breathtaking. We were spoiled for choice with so many walking and cycling routes to choose from, and there's a small lake a few miles away where we could go swimming. We tried out a couple of restaurants close by and especially liked the Civadoux which is run by an amusing couple of sisters who were like a French, female version of the Marx brothers. All in all we had a great holiday and would recommend Chez Elise to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway in a place of outstanding natural beauty.

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Liked best: The location and scenery.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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A Y
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Rural relaxation”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2013

A beautiful, very comfortable house in a delightfully peaceful rural setting. Perfect for relaxing and as a base for touring the area. Cycling to the swimming lake in the nearby village is fantastic day out.

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Travelling group: Friends
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RMMMcI
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“beautiful outside and in”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

My fourth trip to La Vachere, which is your French rural fantasy come true. I was working on a textbook this time: the peace and physical beauty make it a perfect place to think. On previous visits, I've come with friends and we have gone swimming, to the market, cycled, visited Issoire, fed donkeys, sat on the patio drinking wine and lots of other things. Lovely neighbours bring salad and don't smile when I mangle their language. Chez Elise is well-equipped and full of stylish touches. Waking up in it is a pleasure and leaving it is a wrench. I cannot over-recommend this gem of a gite.

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Liked best: the beauty and peacefulness
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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olivergie...
Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed August 11, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: Ambiente des Appartements und die Herzlichkeit der Vermieter
Liked least: Wasserdruck in der Dusche
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
28 Aug 2016
Many thanks Oliver for your kind review, I am delighted that you and Anna enjoyed Chez Elise and the Auvergne, hope you had a safe journey back to Cologne and it would be our pleasure to have you both as guests in the future.
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