6 pessoas, 2 duplos e 2 quartos individuais, 3 banheiros, banheiro, chuveiro, cozinha
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- Inglês, Francês, Alemão, Neerlandês
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Lovely Rural retreat with all amenities
This was our first visit to this part of France. The property is ideally situated for visiting Berry, the Auvergne, Burgundy as well as the local cities of Bourges, Nevers, Moulins and Clermont.
L'Ocee was exactly as described with so many amenities, to suit both couples and families alike. The house is situated in a very private situation with large grounds surrounded by fields and only a stones throw from the Troncais forest. The pool was an excellent attraction in the unusually good September weather however the range of games and facilities in the lower level are enough to keep any family occupied.
The property throughout was well maintained clean and comfortable, fully equipped and offered us both internet access and satellite TV.
Anita was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived, providing everything we would need to know about the property and let us know about the many attractions in the area, where we could go and the best way of getting there.
We liked Bourges, its wonderful Cathedral and welcoming city, The Puy de dome provided stunning views of the Auverge and surrounding countryside. Nevers was an interesting city and the nearby Troncais provided plenty of opportunity for quite walks alongside the many lakes and well situated picnic areas. Drevant has some fantastic roman remains but access was not available when we visited and the fencing around the sites is unattractive and prevented us from taking photos. There are many chateau and gardens to be visited and we would love to return again in the future.
A really lovely holiday and would recommend!
Paul & Val
A very relaxing taste of rural France.
We have just returned from a very relaxing two week stay at L'Ocee. We were pleased with the correspondence we received from Anita before our arrival, and when we met her we were given a friendly welcome and tour of the property.
The house, pool and grounds were clean and well equipped. The kitchen in particular had everything you could need, including coffee makers, bread machine, blender and toaster. There were plenty of indoor entertainment options if the weather turned bad (which fortunately only happened once during our stay) including jigsaws, lego, marble runs, table tennis, pool table, air hockey, darts, strong wifi signal and satellite television with all the British freeview channels. But, who would want to stay indoors when you have such a large, spacious garden to explore? Our 3 boys (7, 9 and 11) were never bored, freely running around the grounds, choosing between the huge trampoline, swing, pétanque and the swimming pool. The pool was definitely the highlight, very clean, with an easy to operate cover. We were in it every day, often up until 7pm at night.
The location is a bit off the tourist track with very limited English spoken in the area. Everything stops between 12 and 2pm, except for the cafés and restaurants which we were very impressed with. St Amand Mont-Rond is a 15 minute drive and has all the large supermarkets, but don't forget to wonder around the smaller streets and market place to get a real taste of the local produce.
Urcay is very quiet. There are two restaurants, we had a superb meal in L'Étoile d'Urçay, with very traditional, local cuisine, though simplified for the children's taste. We couldn't find any local shops open, even for bread, though this could be because quite a few shop keepers simply shut for their two week holiday whilst we were there?
We visited a few sites nearby, including the impressive Roman amphitheater; hired an electric boat on the Berry Canal; walked around the medieval town of Montlucon; and drove the 1.5hrs to see the volcanos - well worth the trip! On the whole though we happily stayed around L'Ocee. If you are after a taste of the more rural France, and simply want relaxing, away from it all, family time, then I really recommend L'Ocee.
Great place to relax and really chill.
ideal holiday let for the whole family. Plenty of room well equipt and clean, lots of indoor entertainment for the children and adults.
If you enjoy walking its wonderful lots of lovely walks and all well marked.
Lynne and Shaun Sproston
Home from home
Last year our family groupo of six people, ranging over three generations, decided to book a break at L'Ocee as the entire group was in need of a relaxing, away from it all holiday. We were certainly not disappointed, the area was off the beaten track in rural France but not too far from shopping facilities to be able to stock up on supplies. Our day usually consisted of an early rise, sightseeing at one of the quaint villages or towns within an easy drive where we could relax over coffee and then lunch before returning to the cottage in the afternoon to chill out beside the private pool. This would be followed by preparing locally bought food and then the evening would turn into a session of reading with a few glasses of wine, or for the more energetic an evening in the basement using the many indoor activities supplied.
We enjoyed the tranquility of the holiday so much that we have re-booked for this year. The cottage was clean and tidy with more than adequate kitchen facilities, good sleeping accommodation, a really good array of indoor and outdoor activities and most important in our party's case a private pool in which to chill out as and when the heat and the pressure got too much.
All in all a very good value for money holiday and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
An escape to the country!
We have spent the last two summers here and are to return again in 2011. We have 2 children under 6 and it's the perfect destination for us. The house has just changed hands but communications with the new owners have been superb so far. The house itself is superbly equipped, especially the kitchen. We pretty much ate in every night and it was as easy as cooking at home. The best part for us though is the pool. It is a good size and is very well maintained. The steps into the pool are gradual which are good for our youngest. The cover is easy to remove and to put back. The garden is huge and the new owners have said that there will be a trampoline for the kids too which should be great. They have also put in some games in the basement too which will be good evening entertainment when the kids have gone to bed. The area is amazingly quiet and if you like outdoor activities its ideal. The Troncais forest is on the doorstep and we ran, cycled and walked every day. There are swimming lakes too which are very popular with the locals. If you want a quiet get away from it all type holiday with lots of fresh air then I would thoroughly recommend it. One tip.....insect repellant for the forest!!
Nós convidamos você a passar as suas férias nesta linda, casa de férias perfeitamente equipados com Wi-Fi. Aproveite seu exuberante jardim de mais de 4300 m2 com mesa de piquenique, terraço de 18 m2, piscina privativa, balanço, cama elástica com rede de segurança e área de petanca.
L'Ocee está situado ao virar da esquina da maior floresta de carvalho europeu com vários lagos, o que é excelente para andar de bicicleta e longas caminhadas. Descubra sua vida selvagem e sua arte.
Dentro de uma hora de carro você encontra vários castelos, lagos, cidades spa, centros comerciais, campos de golfe, circuitos de corrida, vinhas, restaurantes e cidades pitorescas e aldeias, por exemplo: Bourges com a sua impressionante catedral, Montlucon com o seu centro medieval e castelo, o castelo em ruínas de Hérisson e os jardins do castelo de Aprémont-sur-Allier.
Em St. Amand-Montront você encontra The Black Diamond (Museu do Ouro), o St. Museu Vic, a piscina de lazer Balnéor e uma fortaleza / ruína.
Você também pode fazer uma visita a Drevant com sua pista de kart, as ruínas galo-romanas e o romântico canal Berry, Athanor (um grande pavilhão de recreação para crianças) em Montluçon ou Le Pal (um parque de diversões / zoológico), etc.
Se você gosta de arte moderna, visite a torre de menagem de Jouy, a abadia Noirlac ou a Grange-verrières em St. Hilaire-Lignières, uma exposição de um artista de vidro.
Quando você toma a rodovia por uma hora e meia, você estará na impressionante e inteiramente diferente paisagem dos vulcões mortos de Auvergne. Aprecie o panorama no topo do famoso Puy de Dome, que você pode subir sozinho ou de trem, ou visitar o parque de entretenimento informativo Vulcania.
Outras atividades: canoagem, passeios a cavalo, pesca, natação, ciclismo, caminhadas, barcos elétricos no canal Berry.