The house is in the middle of a small hamlet with no services, so a car is absolutely essential. However, within a 15 minute journey, there are supermarkets, restaurants and tourist 'attractions'. There were four of us (two couples) in a 4-bedroomed house so we had plenty of space both inside and outside the property. Although the furnishings and facilities were not luxurious, we had all we required, including a small 'library' of books which could be used as a book 'exchange' if needed. If we had been travelling with children there were books and games and a small playground just over the road.
The garden is large and well-equipped with chairs, etc. Imagine our delight when, on several occasions, red squirrels scampered across the lawn.
We drove to the Puy de Dome and used the rack railway to reach the summit with its great views. Villages and towns worth visiting include Charroux (classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France), Moulins and Thiers, a picturesque ... mehr