Welcome to Ancienne École 

Stunning holiday home in the Auvergne, France.

To Book Call +33 (0)4 73 95 79 01 or info@ancienneecole.com

A Luminous Space

Luminous double-height space with exposed beams and huge south facing windows. Ancienne Ecole has two double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, perfect for two couples, or with its two double beds and two comfortable sofa beds for four friends. There are two salons – one with a woodburning stove, the other with a 50in SMART TV and a library of books and game console. WiFi is available throughout the property, from your own dedicated router. There is also an open plan kitchen which is fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. A large dining table with comfy chairs inviting long evenings over meals There is enough space to be together but also have space apart. There is also a competition size antique French Billiard table.

Ancienne Ecole is not suitable for children.


It has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, huge windows, and a mezzanine with a modern kitchen, dining area, and tv salon with library. The mezzanine makes use of the high ceilings and is positioned so the most is made of the views over the garden, and mountains beyond. There is one flight of steep stairs leading up to the mezzanine. If you have reduced mobility this may be an obstacle for you.

Ancienne Ecole is on the edge of a small quiet village, and attached on one side only, to what used to be the Mayors’ office, now our house, and is completely independant with its own entrance door and outside seating.

Do feel free to make use of the lovely garden with its flower beds and different seating areas to eat, read a book or just gaze at the view.

The village is perched on a promontory with spectacular views. We are in the heart of the beautiful Livradois Forez Natural Park, an area of mountain pastures and forests with lowing cattle and wildflowers.

Our closest town of Ambert (famous for its cheese) 10 mins away has cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and a fabulous twice weekly open air market.


Take A Tour Inside.

Scroll through the photo gallery to get a sense of the interior spaces.

 

Take A Stroll Around The Garden

Do feel free to make use of the lovely garden with its flower beds and different seating areas to eat, read a book or just gaze at the view. The village is perched on a promontory with spectacular views. We are in the heart of the beautiful Livradois Forez Natural Park, an area of mountain pastures and forests with lowing cattle and wildflowers.

 

What we offer you:

 A welcome basket of local produce
 Breakfast for the first morning included, and available for the following days for a small fee
 Bed linens, towels, and toiletries, hairdryer etc provided
2 double beds and 2 sofa beds for flexible sleeping arrangements
Beds beautifully made up for your arrival
2 salons – one with a woodburning stove, the other with a tv and a library of books
An open plan kitchen which is fully equipped for cooking and entertaining
A large dining table with comfy chairs inviting long evenings over meals
2 antique French double beds dressed with French linen sheets, duvets, and lots of pillows to aid a perfect night’s sleep. 
Extra blankets for cosiness.
Both bedrooms are centrally heated and have a wardrobe and ensuite shower room with toilet and vanity.


Make It Special 

Sleep Well

Vintage beds and linens from another time. You are guaranteed a good night's sleep in this quiet, peaceful, charming mountain village.

Breathe

We are at an altitude of 1000m. Trees, fresh air and nature envelope you. Slow down, breathe and relax. All the rooms benefit from lovely rural views, and our English garden in the French countryside is an oasis of calm.

Make Memories

Take more than just photos from your holiday. Take back unforgettable memories. Book now.