3 Bedrooms in main house, with overflow accommodation available in cottage.
- english, french, spanish
About Michael Riley
Bristol based media professional.
Michael Riley purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Michael Riley chose Rougnat
I have to say I love the city life but have always wanted to own my own place somewhere far from it. I have always known it would be France, but this particular area I discovered while looking for a place to shoot a film. It just stuck in my heart. So we could say it was a coup de foudre. We love going there because it's so genuine, off the beaten track, unchanged for generations and unspoiled. It is truly La France Profunde, Another pro was the dignified history of masonry in the area, and this property, as well as all the others in the region, are evidence of it. Everybody who stayed here mentioned how calming and soothing the place, the climate and the surroundings are. I hope you will come by and see for yourself.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Wonderful views, lots of nature, great walks and numerous large comfortable sofas. A huge range of music, books and films available to enjoy. Secluded on the edge of a small hamlet but within a few minutes of a large town with all the amenities.
Well behaved dogs and cats welcome.
Cot and high chair available.
We are very relaxed and easy going, but please treat the house as if it's your own. Also, please replace any breakages.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful scenery, excellent location.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Puy Rigaud, very peaceful hence very relaxing. Wonderful chapel style sitting room which proved very comfortable for the amazing surround sound cinema experience! So many films that it became difficult to choose our evening entertainment!!
A superbly relaxing house, a perfect place to get away from it all.
We spent a delightful week in this beautiful house with our three children visiting local markets and walking in the woods. If you are looking for a place to get away from more traditional tourist attractions then it's perfect.
We were warmly welcomed by Patty who manages the house, the house itself was beautiful, just as pictured.
We visited the local swimming lake to the delight of the children and lots of local markets. The volcanoes are well worth a trip and if you can manage the walk rather than the train, the views are stunning.
It is a drive to eat out but again well worth the effort to sample local cuisine although it is hard to beat eating outside the house under the vines.
Lovely, well equipped house in a great location
We had a lovely stay in this rustic but well equipped house which is in a tranquil, rural location with big skies and views overlooking a valley and further towards mountains - yet only a conveniently short drive to the nice little town of Auzances with its decent supermarket, pharmacy, bank etc.
The property has a lovely big garden to sit in or wander around with a shaded terrace for eating outdoors or (as in our case) just doing nothing!. The impressive living room provides a wonderful space for relaxing in the evening or avoiding the heat of the day and the cinema system is a real bonus - backed up by a substantial library of films.
We visited Aubusson about 35 min's drive away which is a typical French market-town with a couple of nice restaurants tucked by the river, but would particularly recommend a jaunt slightly further afield to the Puy de Domes for the enjoyable train-ride to the top, dramatic views of the volcanic landscape from the summit and the welcome surprise of a very good restaurant in the visitor centre.
Given the rustic nature of the house, people with small children or restricted mobility would need to take extra care - for example on the open wooden staircase, but we had a lovely stay and would happily recommend it. The owner and property manager were very friendly, responsive and helpful.
Thanks for your review and fo being such nice guests. Hope to see you again soon!
Lovely house, great location, huge tv screen for gamers.
House was perfect, the views were stunning, facilities great.
View from the bath was outstanding. Kitchen lovely, sitting room was something to behold.
Walks in the woods with my dog were very enjoyable and right on the doorstep.
Tip:-bring a long rope if you have a dog so they don’t go wondering into the adjoining fields as the huge garden includes a meadow.
We ate in the garden every night, and breakfast every morning.
The night sky here was a joy to sit and stare at, a habit I got into every night.
Fantastic place, no negatives, only positives, can’t wait to return.
Very charming and relaxing property
The cottage is located in a very rural location and as a result we had a lovely relaxing stay on the run up to the Vichy Ironman event. We were fortunate to have a heat wave 28deg to 32deg so sun bathing in the garden was a delight with the lovely views and overall peace and quiet. The local area is very rural and we didn't realise how difficult it can be to find an eating place in the local area - especially in the evening, hence we enjoyed the tremendous selection of foods in the intermarche supermarket in Auzances and ate in the cottage 3 evenings. We did do some driving and found the highlights to be: trip to Vichy and Aubusson (shuts down early eve), swimming in Lake Champagnat - basic but nice enough (Ironman training week), drive to Lake Chambon although very busy at Lake, small cafe at roadside enroute to Rougnat from Auzances - lovely salad for lunch and local roads are quiet for cycling training runs (take care for the occasional car as these roads although very quiet can be quite fast). The cottage itself was very nice with its old farmhouse feel and character and everything we needed really. The home cinema was excellent whether it was my wife and I relaxing with a movie or my 20+ year olds who joined us later in the week with so many pics to chose from.
Beautiful cottage, lovely view
This is a beautiful and very well-maintained cottage in a lovely rural location, that is also close to amenities. Lots to see and do in the area, though time is well spent just sitting in the garden, admiring the landscape, and the changing skies.
An array of beautiful and clean lakes with sandy beaches, excellent for swimming and sunbathing, from 3 km away. Nearest town Auzances with supermarkets, bars and restaurants is 5 mins away.
Nearby medieval villages with regular farmer's markets and antiques brocantes, patisserie goodies, Croq, Evaux Les Bains (thermal baths), Aubusson (famous for its tapestries) and many others which we leave you the pleasure to discover.
Nearest city is Montlucon, 40 km away, with tons of shops, hypermarkets, water park, cinema, etc.