Tuesday, May 25, 2010

La Platriere Holiday Cottage

Property type: Holiday rental
Contact: Andrew Diaper
Address: La Platriere
City: Lurcy-Levis
Postalcode: 03320
Phone: 0033 (0)470679426
Mobile: 0033(0)671962225
Daily prices Lowest: 85.00EUR Highest: 120.00EUR
Weekly prices Lowest: 399.00EUR Highest: 800.00EUR


La Platriere holiday cottage is designed with your comfort in mind. It is decorated to a high standard, has central heating and so is open all year.
The cottage is situated within the larger gardens at La Platriere, where English owners live on site in the main house, running a retreat and guest house. Guests staying in the cottage, are welcome to use the large outdoor swimming pool and sun-terrace, which offers stunning views across the valley.
The cottage has its own parking space within the grounds and its own private enclosed garden, where you will find a barbeque, garden furniture and parasol. French doors lead the way into the cottage into the fully equipped fitted kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has large fridge-freezer, microwave, washing-machine, dishwasher, electric oven, hob and extractor hood. Smaller electrical items such as kettle, coffee-filter, slo-cooker, toaster and sandwich maker are also included. An opening through oak beams lead the way into the hallway, and sitting room. There is a bathroom and separate toilet leading off the hallway. The bathroom has a french bath, shower, vanity unit, washbasin and mirror. The sitting room has been designed with your comfort and entertainment in mind, here you will find a large sofa and armchair, tv, video, and music centre with cd player, radio and cassette player. There is also a selection of books, videos, and board games.
From this room you can enter the 2nd sitting room which has a good quality double bed settee, and another sofa. A beautiful open tread oak staircase leads the way upstairs to the first of 2 adjoining bedrooms. Both bedrooms (one double, one with 2 single beds) have exposed beams, wooden flooring and dormer windows overlooking the gardens and the countryside beyond.
The cottage fully complies with fire safety regulations in France and the EU and is fitted with emergency lighting, smoke alarms.

Hotel facilities:
Bar, Breakfast services, Car parking, Excursions informations, Patio, Restaurant, Swimming pool outdoor, Tourist information, Umbrellas and sunbeds, Wifi
Room facilities:
Full kitchen, Privat bathroom/ensuite, Radio, Refrigerator, TV

The cottage at La Platriere is situated in the Department of Allier in the region of Auvergne. Being close to the borders of Centre and Burgundy it is ideally placed for the visitor to explore 3 different regions of France, thereby offering something for everyone. La Platriere is situated just off the D64, 4km from the town of Lurcy-Levis in the direction of Valigny. Far from the madding crowds of the south, this area has everything you need all within easy distance; for example, if you like lakes, you need only go 5kms to the lakes in the Troncais forest, ideal for fishing, swimming, sailing, pedalos, canoeing and kayaking. At Etang Goule (only 5 mins away in the car) you can sunbathe on the beach, swim in the lake (there is also a waterslide for the kids), hire pedalos, canoes, kayaks or a sail boat. You can book lessons for sailing too. You may like to go llama trekking around the lake, or horseriding in the forest...there are 20kms of tracks for cycling, horseriding, and walking. Nearby, too is the river Allier, this beautiful river is considered one of the last wild rivers of France, with a host of natural wildlife and birds. You can take a canoe on a guided tour and enjoy the wonders of this river. Situated in the Bourbonnais, there are hundreds of castles, fortresses and chateaux in the area to visit, also medieval villages which throughout the summer months hold medieval festivals and spectacles. Visit historic Souvigny in July/August when they hold a week-long medieval festival. Folklore music is popular in this region, and during June each year there is an international folklore festival in Lurcy-Levis which is a week-long event with music and dance representations from several countries, culminating in gala performances with traditional costume and local produce. Also near is the Cultures of the World Festival which is 10 days duration in July again with many different countries participating in a festival of dancing and music. Food and wine lovers will be pleasantly surprised by this region. Visit vineyards whereby you can taste and purchase at a good price excellent wines. Locally there are some excellent restaurants and auberges, and of course, Auvergne is the cheese basket of France, so you will be spoilt trying all the different cheeses of the region. Further afield are the volcanoes in the 2 national parks of Auvergne, where you can visit extinct volcanoes, gorges and beautiful scenery, and for the more adventourous where you can paraglide, or take a hot air balloon over the volcanoes.

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