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Manoir La Gozinière - Self-catering apartment in Allier

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Les Gozinières, 03350 Theneuille, Allier
Auvergne, France

Peter & Carolyn Bear

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+33 (0)4 70 67 58 34 (landline)

Explore country markets, churches and châteaux - return to a gite in private parkland with an artist's studio on site, and a blissful pool

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There is a Renoir-like majesty here: acres of orchard and private parkland, and a 1750s manor house with a separate wing for guests. Peter and Carolyn, charming, funny, erudite and utterly English, love this rural spot. Inside your one-storey gite, floors are tiled and walls plastered, there are pretty paintings and French antiques, and fabrics softly striped or checked. You enter from the garden side through one or other of the bedrooms. The kitchen is neat and cool with turquoise tiles, there's a day bed to lounge on and gentle sunlight filters into the courtyard. Living next to your hosts you can share their space including the pool, providing blissful refuge from the sun. With a well-equipped artist's studio on site, this would be a brilliant retreat for creative types, and in any season. Wander the orchard or roam beyond - there are five acres of parkland here, and markets, churches and châteaux beyond. It is cosy, pretty, and quintessentially French.

Read more about Manoir La Gozinière on our blog.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Peter & Carolyn Bear:

Local points of interest from
Peter & Carolyn Bear:

  • Just over 3 hours from Paris and you're lost in the depths of rural France with 5 acres of private 'parc' to relax, write your novel, paint a landscape, all surrounded by meadows and fields. Very peaceful, very agricultural - like England 50 years ago!
  • Local antiques 'brocantes' each weekend in the streets of nearby villages - with fascinating French bric-a-brac bargains. Plus music festivals in Souvigny and Chatelroy and many nearby churches. Or stay put relaxing by the private pool overlooking meadows.
  • Wonderful country walks. Europe's largest oak forest (Foret de Troncais) is almost on our doorstep, providing your own cepes harvest in season. Off-season is perfect for walkers or painters who can use the well-lit studio in the grounds.
  • Our Department (Allier) in North Auvergne has the most chateaux in France (after the Loire and Dordogne). The famous spa town of Vichy is an hour's drive - perfect day trip with its stunning opera house and long river walk.
  • Gorgeous chateaux and gardens to visit - for example at Chateau Ainay Le Vieil and the Priory at Orsan. Every village has an 11th Century church. Souvigny abbey, Bourges and Moulins cathedrals are 'musts' as are the Museum of Costume and its Nureyev room.
  • Children adore a day out at Vulcania or the massive eco-animal park and funfair for all ages at Le Pal.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The most beautiful setting to unwind. Peter and Carolyn are the perfect hosts and go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. There are not enough superlatives to describe our week here. We will definitely be returning again and again. "


August 2015

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  • 1 Apartment for 4
Price:(i) 500 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights. 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.


Restaurant 5km.


1 November - 10 April.


Les Gozinières, 03350 Theneuille, Allier

Self-catering Manoir La Gozinière (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double & 1 twin.
Price: (i) 500 to 500 per week

Peter & Carolyn Bear

Visit website

+33 (0)4 70 67 58 34 (landline)