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Gerti Van Stijn

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  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

Peace, space, nature and comfort: A holiday to relax! Your dog is just as welcome as you are! Also for your winter holiday! Fenced garden and private terrace. Detached, private river on the site, lots of privacy and yet shops, bakery and restaurants within walking distance. Table d'Hôte. Easy to drive to. Parking on private property. If desired, Dutch T.V. channels available. Fantastic walking and cycling area. Exclusively for our guests we have a large number of walks as GPX files for smartphone or walking GPS available (so never get lost). Price includes: wifi, bed linen, electricity, tourist tax and final cleaning.

Gite du Bois I is a cosy, comfortable gite, where it is good to stay the whole year through (also during winter sports!). Located on the edge of the authentic village Egliseneuve d'Entraigues in the Puy-de-Dome ( Auvergne ).

Detailed description:
Linked with Gite du Bois II
Ground floor: Kitchen, sitting area, dining area, 1st toilet & 1st terrace:
You enter the cottage through the kitchen which is equipped with all appliances and supplies. Through the kitchen you enter the cosy, spacious sitting and dining area with a comfortable 3-seater sofa, 2 armchairs, coffee table, stereo / CD player, DVD player, flat screen TV with satellite connection, modern wood-burning fireplace and a high dining table. Through the French doors you can reach the wooden terrace at the back side (south-east side) of the gite. Because of the location of this terrace, you can already enjoy the sun during breakfast. From the terrace you have a beautiful green, peaceful view and you can hear in the background the babbling of the river that flows under our terrain. The terrace is equipped with teak garden furniture. There is a toilet on the ground floor as well as in the upstairs bathroom.

First floor: 2 Bedrooms & Bathroom with 2nd toilet
The fixed, closed staircase leads to the first floor with a double bedroom with a comfortable double bed of 160x200 cm (2 separate mattresses and bases, box springs) and a built-in cupboard. A bathroom with shower, bath, washbasin, toilet and radiator and a (children's) room with bunk beds (both mattresses 90 x 200 cm) and storage space. Our beds all have good mattresses and 4 season duvets.

2nd Terrace, Garden & River
Besides the use of both terraces, you may use the entire garden (5000 m2). Guests of Maison van Stijn can reach the private river at the bottom of the property via a "natural" staircase.

All year round, including winter!
The gite is well insulated and well heated by means of fast-acting electric heating and a modern insert wood fire. Both summer and winter it is therefore very pleasant temperature in the gite. Firewood is available on site.

You can park your car on our private property, near the gite.

On holiday with the dog
Dogs are just as welcome as their owners. The gîte is situated in a fenced garden and has a private terrace. Of course, your dog is also allowed to use the private river on our property. Within walking distance of the cottage there are 2 waterfalls and a swimming lake for the dog. Your dog may (almost) run free everywhere. There are many beautiful walks to be made with sufficient shade and cooling. Exclusively for our guests we have a large number of walks as GPX files for smartphone or walking GPS available. There is also a walking booklet available in the cottage.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Vegetable garden
  • Fenced garden
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair
  • Table d'hôtes
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath

Availability of 'Maison van Stijn - Gîte du Bois I'


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Do you like walking (possibly with your dog), cycling, winter sports and/or just doing nothing in a beautiful environment? But do you also like to visit picturesque, authentic French villages with their weekly markets, have a drink on a terrace or visit castles and other sights? Would you like to spend your well-earned holiday in a comfortable gite? Then we would like to welcome you! Our Motto: Rest, Space, Nature and Comfort: A holiday to relax!

Maison van Stijn is situated at the edge of the authentic village Egliseneuve d'Entraigues. This allows you to benefit from peace, space and natural beauty, but you have the necessities of life such as the baker, Petit Casino, tabac, cafes, restaurants and the local market on Wednesday morning within walking distance.

Gite du Bois I is located at the back of our property. You have a free view on our park-like garden with old beech trees, meters high spruces and nice borders. Besides having 2 private terraces, you may use the entire garden. In the background you will hear the singing of the birds and the babbling of the river La Rhue that flows under our terrain. The river is accessible by means of a (natural) staircase -only for our guests- from our terrain. With a bit of luck you will see mice, squirrels and ermines playing in our garden and it is even possible that you will see a fox or a roebuck.

The village and the gite are surrounded by lots of nature. Every season has its own charm. The hilly character of the landscape, in which fields are alternated with pieces of forest, has a charming feel. The long-distance hiking trails GR4 and GR30 meet in Egliseneuve and numerous short and long-distance hiking and cycling trails (race, tour and mountain bike) start here. Moreover, there is plenty of cross-country skiing and skiing in the immediate vicinity. In short, an excellent environment to alternate sporting activities with just being yourself!

Because Egliseneuve is situated at almost 1000 m. altitude, it is very snow certain in winter and the temperatures in summer remain very pleasant (not muggy and no mosquitoes!).

So are you a lover of peace, space and nature? Do you like walking, cycling, winter sports, authenticity and French cheeses? And do you want a comfortable cottage during your well-deserved holiday? Then the beautiful Auvergne will certainly pleasantly surprise you!

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Description and distance from ski station

Area: Le Massif du Sancy

distance: 8 - 15 kms near skiing

The Massif du Sancy is the 3rd winter sports area of France! It is snow certain, friendly, affordable, with something for everyone and without traffic jams to reach. The slopes of Super Besse (south so sunny side of the Massif!) are a fifteen minute drive from the gites of Maison van Stijn (free parking at the bottom of the slopes). The area is ideal for families and relaxed skiers. Together with the Le Mont Dore side, the area has about 57 slopes (green to black). There are also many cross-country and snowshoeing opportunities, you can attend sled dog rides, etc.

Restaurants, food & wine

Auvergne is known for its 5 own AOC labeled cheeses: the St. Nectaire, Cantal, Salers, Bleu d'Auvergne and Fourme d'Ambert. The St. Nectaire is produced on the farms of Egliseneuve. On Wednesday mornings, the market in Egliseneuve sells these and many more delicious cheeses, but also various cold meats including the famous Auvergne chaussisons, various types of honey and other fresh products straight from the land. The very nice, more touristy, market on Monday mornings in Besse is during the summer season also highly recommended!

One of the reasons why we have chosen France as our new home and why we love it here, is because of the French food culture. And we don't just mean the French cuisine, but also the culture around it. The French attach great importance to food and prefer to eat in the company of others. It is not unusual for conversations at dinner to be about food, and both young and old enjoy the meal and being together. You will find this in our Table d'Hôte (at the hostess' table). On arrival, you can immediately enjoy a tasty welcome menu (a good start of your holiday after a long journey!). On Wednesday evening, we organise an extensive Table d'Hôte dinner evening for all guests. On Sunday evening you can also make use of our Take Away and on Friday evening you can eat delicious home-made pizza's from the pizza stone (convenience serves the man, especially on holiday). If you would like to be pampered for the rest of the week as well, just join us for our daily menus. Also important: "fish must swim", in other words, a good meal should be accompanied by a good glass of wine (you are in France after all...)! Ellen has a nose for tasting and selecting beautiful French wines. We prefer to buy from small wine houses, wines with their own signature and if possible organically grown. Especially for our guests we annually compile a beautiful wine list, which we gladly advise you about.
Finally: We prepare all our dishes for you with fresh products (no packets or pouches) and lots of love. Bon appetit!Finally: We prepare all our dishes for you with fresh products (no packets and/or sachets) and lots of love. Bon appetit!


The area has something for everyone.
Sporting: Hiking, cycling (race/tour/mountain bike), swimming, horse riding
Do you like walking or cycling (race/tour/mountain bike) then you can indulge yourself here with us. You can start right from the cottage! Exclusively for our guests we have a large number of walks as GPX files for smartphone or walking GPS available, so you never have to get lost. A booklet with walking and mountain bike routes is available in the gite. Besides walking and cycling, various other indoor and outdoor sports can be practiced (swimming in one of the beautiful lakes, horseback riding, sailing, tobogganing etc.) and do you think driving a car is a sport? In our area you can still drive around without any restrictions! Driving as it is meant to be!

Winter sports: skiing, cross-country skiing, rafting walks
Maison van Stijn is only a fifteen minute drive from the ski slopes of Super Besse. A snow-assured, friendly and very affordable winter sports area with something for everyone! Ideally suited for families and relaxed skiers!

Nature: Beautiful multifaceted nature reserve with old volcanoes
If you are looking for peace, space and natural beauty, you will find it here in abundance. If you have an eye for it and are patient, you will certainly come face to face with various animal species and special plant species.

Art & Culture: There are many authentic villages, towns and nice markets to visit like Besse, Salers, Le Mont Dore, La Bourboule etc. but also big cities like Clermont Ferrand and Issoire. Many Roman churches and castles.

Relax: At Maison van Stijn you can relax!

  • Skiing
  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Cross-country skiing

Further remarks

Before making your choice, would you also like to view our other gites? Then click on "You are a guest at Maison van Stijn" at the top of the page.
We take the maintenance and decoration of our gites very seriously. Every guest comes to us therefore in a "spotless" gite! On Zoover.nl we are currently assessed with a 9.6
On 26 February 2013 we were featured in the first episode of the RTL 4 program "Verbouwen zonder grenzen".
We would be delighted to welcome you to this beautiful place in the middle of the Auvergne and wish you a warm welcome!

Additional price info and offers

Weekly rate 4 pers. Price includes bed linen, Wifi, water, final cleaning, 200 KwH electricity p.w., tourist tax, 2 dogs. Deposit € 250
In high season we rent from Saturday to Saturday (if in doubt, please contact us)

Price includes

Cleaning fee, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 250.00
  • Price towels per person (optional) € 8.50

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