Chez Helen

Montpeyroux, Puy-de-Dôme
Bed & Breakfast

Just 5 minutes from the A75 motorway, a modern medieval house with a stunning view, happy owners, super rooms and delicious breakfasts


1 room


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Montpeyroux is a beautifully revived medieval hilltop village and the Pittmans’ house, full of quirks, brocante and family warmth, has a bowl-over view. Sun floods the taupe-cosy bedroom; your sitting room lies cool and restful in the vaulted former wine store. Helen happily shares her knowledge of her adopted region with you over breakfast here or on the terrace; Kevin works in town and is here in the evenings. Charming and relaxed, they love life here. You have a little terrace and private entrance. The village has excellent eateries, from crêpes to creative gourmet. Do stay, there’s masses to see and do.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

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Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €90
1 Suite for 2
From €90


This was our second stay here and taking their advice we stayed two nights to allow us to enjoy the beautiful Auvergne. Chez Helen has lovely accommodation, an amazing breakfast and charming and helpful hosts. This is one for us to return to when taking this route to and from Spain. Great restaurant nearby too.

Penny, Twyford leics

Lovely location in beautiful hilltop village. Great for accessing the volcanoes at Puy de Dome and Puy de Sancy. Spotlessly clean and lovely to have a sitting area as well as a bedroom, and what a sitting room, with its barrel stone walls and ceiling! It was nice to have the terrace as well. Breakfast was really excellent and our hosts were very helpful. We would definitely return.

Mary, Billericay

Absolutely perfect in every respect. The location, the comfort, spaciousness and quality of the accomodation, the wonderful breakfast and, above all, Helen's great hospitality and assistance made our stay truly memorable. This was a new area for us and we were so impressed with the beauty of the scenery and lovely villages. We also had a very enjoyable meal at Bistro Zen.

Robert, Brisbane, australia

It was a delight and a privilege staying in this B&B. Located just off the motor way and situated in a rural village of natural beauty one couldn't help but be stunned by the views from the private terrace. A lovely warm greeting from Helen and Kevin awaited us upon arrival and throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was just fantastic, large bedroom with beautiful linen, soft pillows, a bathroom and shower modern with lovely tiles. Huge sitting/ breakfast room equipped with tea/coffee facilities, continental breakfast to die for with lots of home made goodies.

Timothy, Camberley

Received a wonderfully warm welcome from our hosts, Helen and Kevin who really went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable. The apartment (and terrace) in their beautiful house is full of charm and the views quite stunning - especially good for watching thunder storms approaching! We loved the ancient village of Montpeyroux - excellent meals to be had just a quick climb up a stone staircase away.

Graham and kate, Carnforth

Some destinations exceed your expectations. Chez Helen is one of these. We stayed 5 nights in this wonderful place, could have stayed 5 more! The location, the village, the breakfasts, the private terrace, the hosts, the bedroom the bed, the sitting room, the decor, the breakfast (so good has to be mentioned twice) all wonderful. Do not miss this place.

James, Okehampton devon

Chez Helen was as beautiful as the view from the terrace. We were made to feel very much at home. Helen was the perfect host very helpful telling us the best places to visit but not over powering if you wanted to know something she was there otherwise we were left alone. As for the accomodation you had your own private entrance and terrace the bedroom and 'cave' sitting room were beautifully decorated and wonderfully comfortable. It's a fantastic B&B in a truly beautiful part of France the view from the terrace is to die for it's a little patch of heaven.

Roma, Romney marsh

We had a lovely short stay here with friendly and welcoming hosts in a beautiful house. The village is full of character and we spent a nice day driving around the lovely countryside and visiting the top of the puy de dome by train.

Helen, Woking

What a gem. We were blown away by the house, the location and, in particular, by the friendliness of the owners. They could not have made us feel more at home. Breakfast on the balcony every morning was delicious, and we also had access to a fridge if we wanted to have something light in the evening. Helen and Kevin could not have done more to make our stay memorable; advising on excursions and places to visit, booking restaurants, and just making us feel very welcome. We cannot recommend Chez Helen enough, you will not be disappointed.

Eric, London

We stopped off at Chez Helen to break up our journey and wish we could have stayed longer; one night wasn't enough. The village is fascinating and the house is wonderful. We had a delicious breakfast on the terrace with a view over the countryside and were made most welcome by the owners. We will be recommending Chez Helen to family and friends when we get home. Des & Helen Fenerty

Desmond, Southport

Helen was the most delightful hostess and our every need was catered for. The room is delightful, the sitting room and sole use of a terrace being a bonus. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully served on the upper terrace with stunning views. So convenient for Clermont Ferrand and for exploring the Auvergne.. A French jewel of an area and worth a repeat visit.

Catherine, Cape town and sarragachies, gers

As the Michelin guide would say, Chez Helen is well worth the journey. Not only do guests get their own sitting room but also their own terrace with a most stunning view while the hospitality is simply exemplary.

Francis, Royal wootton bassett

A truly beautiful and comfortable house in Montpeyroux just south of Clermont -Ferrand with fabulous views. Great breakfast with home made jams. Lovely en-suite room with own terrace and lounge where breakfast is served. Hosts Helen and Kevin made us most welcome and we would certainly stay there again when in the area. Good selection of restaurants nearby.

Gill, Weybridge

This property is a little gem, full of character, nestled in a beautiful French village. It is a perfect stop off, for visiting regions further south. We used it as a base to explore the local area. We received a warm welcome from English/French speaking Helen & Kevin into their beautiful home. As guests, we enjoyed the luxury of a suite, (unusual in a B&B) this is very well decorated and gave us some independence to read and relax in comfort. Every need is catered for by Helen and the breakfast was delicious. Thanks Helen & Kevin for your hospitality. I feel we will return


"Chez Helen" ,niché dans un charmant village auvergnat, nous avons été accueillis chalereusement. La chambre est decorée avec goût et la salle de bain offre dans le moindre détail tous les équipements nécessaires. Nous avons pu nous delasser dans le salon privatif attenant a la chambre. De la terrasse, la vue sur les monts du Sancy est incroyable. Avant de quitter cet endroit douillet, Helen nous a servi un succulent déjeuner avec des confitures maison, des viennoiseries et du fromage blanc aux myrtilles.. Les gentilles attentions d'Helen ont rendu notre sejour a Montpeyroux tres agreable.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Helen Pittman

  • The ancient fortified village of Montpeyroux is classified one of the " Plus Beaux Villages de France",full of historic charm and character it was known first for the limestone quarried here in the Middle Ages and later as a wine producing village
  • The medieval tower dominates the heart of the village. Once owned by the Medici family it now offers a vantage point over the surrounding countryside with views of the volcanic mountains of the Auvergne and the valley of the Allier bellow.
  • Stroll around the labyrinth of alleyways taking in vaulted passageways, the 14th century gatehouse and glimpses of the old ramparts.
  • Discover the local area on well marked footpaths or venture up to the Sancy Mountains for more adventurous hiking and skiing. Other outdoor activities include horse riding, canoeing and mountain biking.
  • There are many sites of cultural interest in the area including outstanding Romanesque churches, chateaux and ruined castles, and the City of Clermont Ferrand with its unusual black volcanic stone cathedral.
  • Take a trip by rack and pinion railway up the Puy de Dome -on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc-and marvel at the stunning volcanic area stretching out below. Nearby Issoire's Saturday morning market is a must!