L'Esprit Planèze

Valuéjols, Cantal
+33 (0)6 52 82 57 93
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A smart eco house with two apartments sleeping 4 and 10 on a plateau deep in the wild and rugged Cantal - perfect for an adventurous escape


8 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

On the hem of a hamlet in the rural heartland of the Auvergne is a traditional farmhouse turned carbon-neutral eco home. Bring a gang of pals or all the family for an activity packed getaway, there are peaks to climb (and ski), lakes to swim and rustic cuisine to enjoy. This part of the Massif Central feels like a well-kept secret

The house is bright and unpretentious; kids and adults will feel equally at home here. Downstairs sleeps four (two doubles share a shower room) and upstairs 10 (the master double has a freestanding tub in the room), the bigger kitchen is sleek, smart and really well kitted out. Get stuck into board games or table football, splash in the outdoor pool.

The slopes are easy-going on this volcanic plateau, perfect for children or beginners. In summer the walks are glorious and there are mountain bikes to borrow. Pop to St Flour (20 mins) for supper or barbecue out on the terrace – the local beef is superb.

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We think you'll love

  • Enjoying the wild, rugged scenery - beautiful year round
  • Tiring yourself out being outdoorsy and active then returning to relax in this lovely space
  • Picking up amazing food at the superb local markets - you must try the cheese made from Salers cow milk
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You should know

  • The apartments are always let to the same party
  • The downstairs apartment bedrooms share a shower room
  • The four bed dorm isn't suitable for very young children - the stairs are steep


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €310
Weekly price
from €2350
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €15 per person per week.
1 Barn for 12
From €3108 beds5 bedrooms


This wonderful place appeals hugely! I fell in love with the Cantal for its landscapes but also for the brilliant ski areas that offer really reasonably-priced and crowd-free skiing. I would love to get a group of friends and family together to spend a fun, sporty holiday together, exploring the countryside, and enjoying the comforts of this beautifully-renovated Eco lodge.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The slopes, carved out by extinct volcanoes, are great for beginners or those who don't want to jostle with the hordes. In the summer every walk will bring you to pastures full of gentle red-brown Salers cattle that make the famous cheese. St Flour (20 mins) has a great foodie market. Visit Eiffel's Viaduc de Garabit (30 mins), follow the prehistoric Route des Megalithes, kayak the Truyère river.

Local points of interest from Valérie Pallé

  • Hiking : From our Farm, you can hike on more than 25 trails, or 350 km in total most of them have a GPS track, discover nature reserves, built heritage, local products. (flyers à la ferme)GR 400.
  • Chateau Du Sailhant The fortified Sailhant Castle is perched on a big rocky spur is more than 30 m high and overlooks a mystical waterfall. Visits in English.
  • Saint-Flour, historical capital of Haute Auvergne, city of arts and history. Lower and upper cities.(on a volcano dike ) visit the historical center with its gothic Saint Pierre Cathedral ( 14 century ) Typical food market every Saturday morning
  • The Puy Mary is the oldest volcano of Cantal 1783 m and the largest stratovolcano in Europe Volcanic activity has resulted in high basalt rock plateaus, etc. The volcano is dormant of course ... So keep your eyes peeled
  • Murat is a Station Verte-certified "green resort" less than 15 minutes from La Ferme. This picturesque medieval town backs onto the basaltic rock of Bonnevie, which towers over the historic centre. Don't forget to walk along the streets of the old town.
  • Viaduc de Garabit . Only 25 minutes from la Ferme, near Ruynes-en-Margeride, A75 exit 30 The Garabit Viaduct, bridge built in 1882 by Gustave Eiffel, It is 565 m (1,854 ft) is a railway arch bridge spanning the Truyère, water sports, jet ski.


Valérie Pallé

Owners Valerie and Pierre live in Monpellier but know the Cantal area intimately and spend as much time here as they can. Valerie works in the luxury hotel industry, and you can tell, she's thought of every small detail that you might need for a great holiday. Pierre runs a publishing company specialising in books about the region. Housekeeper Celine will meet guests, or you'll let yourself in.