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Vacation Home Jaligny sur Besbre
In a picturesque village in the Auvergne, where time seems to have stood still, we have
a mediaeval house for rent
that dates back to the 11th century. The house is situated next to a church from the 11th century and a castle from the 14th century. It is located in the old center of the village, where parts of the city wall and city gate are still visible and partially integrated into newer buildings.
The house has undergone many reconstructions since. It was likely originally part of a monastery or a curie that was located on this spot, and was subsequently part of the house next door. There are indications that the house was used some time as a bakery. The house has been reconstructed during the years 2005-2006 and can now accommodate up to eight persons. The decor of the house has been done with great care; the original atmosphere has been kept unchanged as much as possible.
Ground floor: hall and a separate toilet and washing machine; a big bedroom with three single beds; a cozy separate bedroom with a single bed.
First floor: spacious living room with a luxurious sleeping couch, a fireplace and a cozy dining corner; a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, a microwave coffee and espresso machine; a large bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin; a secluded terrace with a permanent barbecue.
Second floor: parent bedroom with a double bed and separate washbasin.
Low season: 250 euro per week
High season: 300 euro per week (winter: from the last Saturday before Christmas until the second Saturday in January; summer: the months of July and August)
Cleaning is 25 euro, electricity according to use
Jaligny sur Besbre
Jaligny is a village with 700 inhabitants, with a history that goes back to the time when Auvergne was a kingdom. The village has remained partially untouched by time and everywhere parts can be found of the city wall, the gate and other structures that have been incorporated into new buildings over the years. The villages is located on the banks of the river Besbre, in a region that is full of castles dating back to the glory days of this region (11th until the 16th century). The bakery in Jaligny is around the corner and at five o'clock in the morning, the smell of fresh bread, croissants and pain au chocolat enters the house. In addition, the village has a butcher, a supermarket, a pharmacist, two banks, various shops for household goods, a tobacco shop with newspapers, two cafés and a hotel.
Jaligny is approximately thirty kilometers from Moulins, a town on the Allier River of which the history goes back to the ninth century. During the fifteenth century Moulins was the capital of the Dukes of Bourbon and as a result an important cultural center. The castle of Moulins, the cathedral and a number of streets full of mediaeval houses have survived and are gradually restored to their old glory.
On the banks of the Besbre, canoes and kayaks can be rented, and one can swim in the river. Jaligny also has an aquarium with museum, where various fish and animals of the Besbre valley are shown.
In a south-eastern direction one sees the mountains of the Bourbonnais, at approximately a distance of 45 minutes by car. The highest mountain has an altitude of about 1200 meters and is a much-loved skiing area with several lifts and tracks.
The region Bourbonnais, where the Dukes of Bourbon ruled, is located in the northern part of the Auvergne. The region had its heydays during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. During the middle ages the Dukes of Bourbon played an important role in the political life of France and provided a considerable number of kings. The region saw quite a few battles during the Hundred Years War (1337-1450) and regularly armies would cross the region, plundering and pillaging. In 1419, Jeanne d'Arc traveled through the region and stayed for the night in the village of Vaumas, five kilometers north of Jaligny.
The region is not only known because of the history. The beauty of the rolling hills, Loire Valleys, Besbre and other rivers, and the foothills of the mountains in the south make the area a much loved holiday region. France is known because of the good kitchen, and this art is also widely professed in the Auvergne. The region around Jaligny boasts many small restaurants with excellent kitchens. Although the well-known wine-districts of Sancerre, Pouilly and Macon are only one hour drive away, the region itself has a number of good wines. Specialities of the region include the Charolais, well-built white cows whose meat is especially delicious, and Bleu d'Auvergne cheese.
We ask you to complete the reservation form and return it to us by mail:
1200 BG Hilversum
100 euro within two weeks after receiving confirmation of your reservation and the remainder five weeks before your departure.
Upon arrival we ask a financial guarantee of 150 euro, which will be returned when the bill is settled upon departure.
High season/Low season:
High season is the period between the last Saturday before Christmas and the second Saturday in January, as well as the months of July and August. The remainder is considered low season.
Cash or on Postbank account number 856775 t.n.v. J.Bax, Hilversum
The electricity costs are not included in the price and are dependent on usage. All equipment and heating are electrical, there is no gas available. The costs per week are dependent on the season and are during the winter approximately 50 euro per week. The costs of electricity will be paid to the keyholder upon departure.
Bedcovers and cushions are available. You should bring your own bedcovers, sheets, towels and kitchen towels.
Smoking and pets
All our accommodation is non-smoking. We ask you to go outside if you want to smoke. Also dogs are not allowed. In case you want to bring other pets we ask you to contact us for permission to do so.
Paris, follow the outer ring clockwise (La Francilienne A104 and later N104), take the A6 direction Lyon, than after Fontainebleau A77 direction of Nevers. After Nevers N7 until after Moulins, take exit 48 direction of Toulon sur Allier. In Toulon sur Allier you take the D989 to Jaligny (27 kilometer). The house is close to the church, down the road that leads from the front of the church to the left. The car can be parked next to the church under the castle wall.
Layout - Vacation Home Jaligny sur Besbre
|Living Room 1||60 m², Dining Nook, Fireplace, Tiles|
|Bedroom 1||30 m², 1 Double Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Ventilator, Dimmable|
|Bedroom 2||30 m², 3 Single Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Ventilator, Dimmable|
|Bedroom 3||9 m², 1 Single Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Dimmable|
|Kitchen 1||15 m², 1 Hot Plates, Oven, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffe Maker , Espresso Machine, Toaster Oven, Kitchenware and Tableware Available|
|Bath & WC 1||20 m², Bath Tub, Shower Stall, Wash Basin, Sunlight , Mirror|
|Bath & WC 2||3 m², Only WC|
|Available Parking||Public Parking Lot|
|Heating||Hot Water, Wood / Coal Heating|
|Telecommunications||Mobile Communications Possible|
|Household Electronics||HiFi System|
|Miscellaneous||Washing Machine, Garden Furnishings, Garden Grill|
Prices & Payment Types
|20. January||-||25. April||---||259 $||---||Pre-Season|
|25. April||-||25. June||---||323 $||---||Interim Season|
|25. June||-||25. September||---||453 $||---|
|25. September||-||25. October||---||323 $||---||Post-Season|
Surrounding Area & Lesiure - Vacation Home Jaligny sur Besbre