If you want to really get away from it all then this gite is ideal. Very peaceful and relaxing. As you are high above the valley in a small hamlet of 6 houses, you really feel in the middle of nowhere but you are still close to shops at the bottom of the hill (5 minutes’ drive) and a reasonable sized Carrefour near the motorway (10 minutes). Great views of the Livradois forest, reminded me somewhat of the Alps - but a gentler landscape and better weather.
Chabreloche is a traditional French village - butchers, bakery (fantastic cakes), spar sized supermarket, hairdressers etc.
Nigel and Michelle great hosts with two adorable dogs. You have full use of their garden, and fresh eggs from the hens!
So what is there to do in the middle of nowhere? Well there are several lakes within 20 minutes’ drive where you can swim and sunbathe, the motorway is conveniently accessible, with Clermont Ferrand, Vulcania and Puy de Dome about 45 minutes away.
Even if you have rain (which...