Our farm house Chez Caro was built with traditional massive stone walls that keep it cool through the hot
summers. The local stone is called schist and is an attractive pink and grey. The large windows
open inwards in the traditional french style and all have wooden shutters.
Caro and Den now live in the renovated barn opposite the farm house. So we are available if you have
any queries and even for a spot of baby sitting.
Chez Caro is all on one level and so is convenient for anyone who canít manage stairs even though the countryside
is rugged. The house sleeps six comfortably. There are three bedrooms, the largest can be used as a
family room, it has a double bed and a single bed. We also have a childís bed and a travelling cot and high
chair available on request.
The second double room has two divan beds and the third room has two bunk beds.
In the sitting room there is a large cantou (inglenook) fireplace with a wood burning stove and a supply of logs
for chilly evenings. There is free wifi access, plenty of books and games in the cupboard as well as
information on local events, fetes, activities such as canoeing, riding tennis and sites of interest for you to
peruse while relaxing in the comfortable sofas and chairs.
The kitchen is French style and has all the necessities which are shared between the scullery and breakfast room.
A combination which makes the breakfast room an attractive room for meals at the traditional cherry wood
The large bathroom has a bath with shower overhead, WC and washbasin.
The 11m x 4.5m swimming pool has an automatic salt water chlorine generator, there is a large terrace with sun
loungers, it is situated in full sun close to the barn with which it is shared. In the garden are also a
hammock and large table with chairs for al fresco dining and some very ancient farm machinery!
The Cantal is known for its sweet chestnut woods and the path which runs beside the farm house leads directly
into beautiful deciduous woods, full of chestnut, beech, and oak trees; and home to deer and other wild life.
These woods are a joy at all times of the year, spring flowers, welcome shade in the summer and exciting
fungi and nuts in the autumn. A pretty babbling stream called le Sauvage runs through the woods making a
wonderful play area for children, the woods and surrounding areas are an undiscovered walkers paradise.