Bellevue

Gîte

Brénazet
03390 – Vernusse

Département: Allier

The beautiful countryside

 

You gain the cottage “Bellevue” by a staircase outside. The living room is very bright and you have a outstanding view of the fields and forests with the village of Vernusse on the horizon. This cottage has 2 stars for 4 people and can accommodate up to 5 people.

Facilities

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accommodation for 2 to 5 people

A bedroom with a double bed and a bedroom with two single beds. A third bed can be added. You can also book a baby kit, including kot, bath and high chair.

 

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bathroom

One of the advantages of this cottage is its spacious bathroom. In addition to a shower, toilet, sink, there is also a washing machine.

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Living room and kitchen

Bellevue has a bright living room with an open kitchen including a refrigerator, a 4-burner gas stove and a built-in electric oven. Two large windows offering a panoramic view let in a lot of light, an advantage of this pleasant cottage.

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terrace

To the west, you have a large private terrace to enjoy the sunset late at night. The wall gives off heat after sunset so you can stay there for a long time. The bats emerge from their holes in the wall and fly in the evening air. Wait, because there is the view of the beautiful starry sky without light pollution to admire.

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What our guests say…

We had a fantastic stay during September. We were lucky with the weather, even if it was a little too hot at times. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our rooms. Everything was very clean with lots of space to spread out. The kitchen was well stocked and had near enough everything we needed, we cooked nearly every night. Bathroom is a good size with a good shower and water pressure. The first evening the hosts made us all home made pizza in the home made pizza oven! Lovely evening sitting out with the other guests under canvas, drinking wine and eating pizza. Perfect. Great location for sketching/drawing/painting too. The location is remote, pretty much as “off grid” as you can get, although there is wifi if you want. No TV though – fantastic 🙂 A week away from the world. You do have to drive everywhere to get groceries and the like, although the hosts do offer to pick up bread and pastries in the morning which is just great! Cats, chickens, horses and their dog wander happily around the spacious compound. At night you can sit out and watch the sunset over the hills whilst listening out for the various animal sounds.

Being in the middle of nowhere and having virtually no artificial light, allows for the most clear view of the stars we have seen in a long time. Defo’ bring a pair of binoculars or telescope if you have one! Everything is a bit of a drive though, touristy places and the shops, so be prepared, you can’t just wander down to the shop and back easily. I took my bike and it was great for serious cycling. There doesn’t seem to be any flat roads anywhere though, it can get very hot and the French shops like to close just when you are running out of water. Our hosts also took us canoeing which was a fab experience. I don”t think we have seen so many kingfishers in our lifetime to the amount we saw on one trip down the river. Downsides? Probably just the remoteness, but that is one of the upsides too! It might not be for everyone, but we really landed lucky with our stay there. It was just what we wanted and needed. Thank you.

Simon and Benjamin