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Audrey Semple

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  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

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
  • Vegetable garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • 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. New for 2021 is a spacious rose-garden terrace with wonderful views of the villages in the valley and beyond. Here you can enjoy the last of the evening sun, have an aperitif , a barbeque or just relax in the swinging chair .

  • 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 which are lived in by real people which makes them really come to life.

  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • 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 2020, we celebrated 15 years of Geneste Petite Grange and in 2021, look forward to welcoming friends old and new. We've held our 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

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Geneste Petite Grange has not received any reviews over the last 4 years.

  • linda meersman from merksem,

    10 stars

    Wat een ontdekking! Super vriendelijke eigenaars die u direct een warm welkom heten. Ook onze twee hondjes werden van harte onthaald. De gite is gewoon prachtig en met veel smaak ingericht, de antieke meubeltjes passen hier perfect.
    Zeer mooie tuin met verschillende gezelige zithoekjes en telkens een fantastisch uitzicht op het mooie landschap. We hadden een fantastische week, en komen hier zekers nog eens terug.

  • Pauline Suyl from Amsterdam,

    10 stars

    Wij hebben heel erg genoten van ons verblijf in de Geneste Petite Grange. Het is een heerlijk huisje, leuk ingericht met alles er op en er aan en het ligt prachtig in de heuvels. Vanuit het huisje heb je een heel mooi uitzicht, maar de tuin is vooral heel mooi aangelegd met allerlei verschillende terrasjes. Heel veel rust hier, genieten van de directe omgeving van het huisje en ook de verdere omgeving biedt veel mooie kleine dorpjes en steden met leuke bezienswaardigheden, marktjes en zo je wilt terrasjes, restaurants en winkels. Het gebied is een 'klein' berg-/heuvelgebied en een soort knooppunt van de andere gebieden er om heen, zodat het een heel divers landschap biedt met zowel heuvels als meer vlakke glooiende velden en ook grotere steden. Op een mooie dag kun je vanuit bepaalde punten zelfs het achterland van Clermond Ferrand zien!
    We hebben verder de goede zorg van Chris en Audrey gewaardeerd, die altijd klaarstonden om ons wegwijs te maken in de omgeving.

  • Fam. Bisschop from Wemeldinge,

    10 stars

    Wij hebben weer een geweldige week gehad bij Audrey en Chris. We waren voor de vierde keer in deze gezellige gite in een zeer mooie omgeving. Gastvrijheid staat hier zeer hoog in het vaandel!!
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