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Geneste Petite Grange

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The house

The sitting room is very relaxing, with 2 comfortable sofas, wall hangings and Moroccan details, lots of books and games, radio/CD player, fan. The kitchen is well equipped with good-quality electric appliances and the dining area has a table made from an old wine press; the dinner- ware, serving dishes, cutlery and glasses are contained in a magnificent walnut ’buffet’. Two sets of big French doors open out on to your private terraces.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Bath


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The gite is surrounded by a mature terraced woodland garden, with many places to sit and enjoy the views. There are several water features, a Kiwi arbour, a private screened patio for guests’ exclusive use and a small wood opposite the house, colourful in Spring with a carpet of bulbs.

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Meadows and woodland

Restaurants, food & wine

The town of Roanne has many good restaurants and excellent shops, supermarkets and boutiques. Equidistant, Vichy has many superb places to eat. ( We live here all year round, my husband was a chef.....I was a restaurant critic.....)we can tell you all the best places! Cote Roannaise is the local wine, with many vineyards to visit and taste the wine ; the famous vineyards of Burgundy, the Loire and Beaujolais are all not far away. All the local towns and villages have great food and produce markets to enjoy, with mouthwatering ingredients you will enjoy cooking in the well equipped kitchen of your gite.


The walking and horse-riding trails are clearly marked and numerous; many organised group walks include lunch/refreshments. ..) .And of course our local lovely waterfall, La Pisserotte.......just down the valley and a very popular walk. Guests enjoy walking in the tree top adventure park just minutes from the house, hot air ballooning over the extinct volcanoes, swimming in the mountain lakes.... and the night skies are truly awesome; with no light pollution, bright stars and planets are on view year round. Although the chateaux of La Loire are better known, we have more in our region of Allier and nearby , pretty mediaeval villages lived in by real people which makes them really come to life.

  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding
  • Cross-country skiing

Further remarks

This is a truly unspoilt, relatively unknown area well worth discovering. Interesting mediaeval villages, chateaux, Clunisian churches, abbeys and monuments abound. Long distance walks, local strolls, rural life, the pleasures you will enjoy here are simple but relaxing - a real holiday! In 2015, we celebrated 10 years of Geneste Petite Grange and in 2016, look forward to welcoming friends old and new. We've held our 2014 prices and - except for our new Bow Wow Box - everything is included, making Geneste Petite Grange exceptional value for money.

Additional price info and offers

We welcome well-behaved dogs who bring their own beds...............and have a 'Bow Wow box' in the gîte into which guests can put a contribution to pay for the extra cleaning caused by our four-legged furry friends, we think this is fair and hope you do too!!!

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Availability of 'Geneste Petite Grange'

Audrey Semple has last updated the calendar on 10 Dec 2018

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Visitors of Geneste Petite Grange evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in September 2018

Zeer leuke en gezellige gite met fijne zit plekjes en fantastisch uitzicht. Gite van alle gemakken voorzien. Zeer mooie omgeving waar veel te zien en te doen is, zeker met de goede tips van de eigenaren!

Very Nice and cozy gite with nice places to relax with a wonderfull view. Gite has everything you need. Very nice surroundings with a lot to see and do, especially with the helpfull tips from the owners!

Visited in August 2018

Mooie gîte in een idyllische tuin met allerlei mooie en verrassende plekjes. Prachtige vlinders fladderen er rond. De gîte is heel rustig gelegen en leuk ingericht; de bedden liggen goed. Chris en Audrey zijn heel gastvrij en kennen de omgeving goed dus kunnen je allerlei tips geven. In de gîte is veel informatie te vinden over de streek en wandelmogelijkheden. In de omgeving liggen mooi gerestaureerde dorpjes die een bezoek zeker waard zijn.

Visited in August 2017
Marieke Kollen

Heerlijk vakantiehuisje in een mooie, rustige omgeving. Audrey en Chris zijn zeer gastvrij. We hebben genoten van de verse eieren, de mooie bloemen en de tips. We kunnen dit huisje echt aanraden. Zeer goede prijs/kwaliteit verhouding. de tuin en de verschillende terrassen om het huis zijn prachtig. Mooi uitzicht, zelfs tijden het douchen en vanaf de wc.

Visited in July 2017
Masha Lamboo

Een heerlijk verblijf in een schattig, comfortabel huis met prachtige tuin met verschillende terrassen en vijvers met een nog prachtiger uitzicht over de vallei van de montagne bourbonaise.echt adembenemend. Het uitzicht vanuit de douche en wc is eveneens prachtig.(daar kun je al een dag vertoeven😉)
Het echtpaar Chris en Audrey is ontzettend vriendelijk, behulpzaam en zorgzaam. Zij maakten het verblijf nog prettiger en het ontbrak ons nergens aan.
Er is heel veel te zien in de omgeving, en ook de franse bevolking hier is ontzettend vriendelijk en ontspannen.
Voor ons was het ook een groot pluspunt dat het geen toeristische omgeving is. Kortom, wij gaan graag een keer terug naar Geneste la petite grange!

Visited in August 2013

We had a great time in Geneste petite Grange. We enjoyed the gite, the garden and the surroundings but most of all the hospitality of Chris and Audrey!


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