Manoir La Gozinière

Theneuille, Allier

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


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
1 November - 10 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurant 5km.


Nightly price
from €86
Weekly price
from €600
1 Apartment for 4
From €862 bedrooms


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.


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The neighbourhood

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.