Superb 3-bedroom house with pool for sale in Langeac Haute-Loire Auvergne France Euro Resales Property iD: 9826423 Property Location Langeac Haute-Loire Auvergne France Property Details A fully renovated stone house, nestled in the small, medieval market town of Langeac, a 3 minute walk from the centre. in the foothills of the Massif Central, at the mouth of the stunning Allier gorge, Langeac boasts wonderful cafes, terrace bars, restaurants and locally sourced food shops, and is a launching-point for the many local adventure sports. The ground floor is open-plan and airy, with bright decor, fitted kitchen, dining room and lounge with log burner and french doors opening onto patio. UK satellite dish. The first floor has two double bedrooms,one of which has full height opening windows and balcony rail. Bathroom (shower over bath, WC and wash hand basin). The second-floor attic is a master suite, with bedroom, separate toilet, and bathroom with roll top bath. The cellar houses the oil-fired boiler and hot water tank. Plenty of wine storage! The house is on mains drainage, mains electricity and bottled gas for the hob. The stone-walled, south-facing garden is a peaceful hideaway, with a large patio and a 8x4m, 1.2m deep, heated swimming pool, free standing BBQ Outside WC. Pool machinery is housed in a separate room under the barn. The Barn is partially converted to include two finished rooms. The roof has been replaced in recent years along with the rain water goods. The barn comes with its own entrance. The property is currently let on a well-known holiday site and achieves full bookings from May - Oct. if required, with negotiation, the property is available fully furnished, all bed linen, pillows, duvets, towels etc ready to move in. Plus all white goods, garden furniture, loungers & parasols. Langeac The town centre, approximately 200 yards away, boasts a twice weekly street market (Tuesday and Thursday), restful cafes and great food. Supermarkets, 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot, supplement the superb local shops. July has it's summer festivals, including "Les Belles Jours", when 18th century costumes fill the streets for dancing, camp fires, games, traditional food and drink and a torchlit parade to finish the weekend. Locality in summer, the forests, mountains and Allier river gorge burst with sporting opportunities, including the best white water rafting in France. Kayaks, canoes and mountain bikes can be rented locally, and guided trips and horse treks run all summer. A tourist train with spectacular views of the gorge runs south from Langeac station. in the winter, cross country skiing can be found as near as Jax (a 20 minute drive), with grander slopes just over an hour away at Le Lioran and Super Besse. The nearby historic towns of Lavadieu, Blesle, Brioude and Le Puy en Velay offer year-round delights. The property has to be seen to be appreciated. About the Area Auvergne is a historical region in central France, and is now part of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. The mostly rural, mountainous area is popular for hiking and skiing, with vast forests and dormant volcanoes such as Puy de Dome. An abundance of natural hot springs has spawned spa towns such as Vichy, known for its mineral water. Clermont-Ferrand is a busy university city with a stately Romanesque church, Notre-Dame du Port. Auvergne is one of France's hidden treasures, a region of hills and mountains, valleys, forests and rivers, a region where - except for the regional capital, Clermont Ferrand - the hustle of city life is something unknown, and time seems to move at a slower and much more agreeable pace..... The mountains of Auvergne, which culminate in rocky peaks at over 1700m / 7000 feet, are the backbone of France's Massif Central. This area of highland is the largest volcanic area in Europe. As the experts stress, the volcanoes are dormant... though not extinct. There is plenty of volcanic activity going on deep below the ground, as is still seen by the hot springs at Chaudes Aigues in the Cantal, where the water comes out of the ground at a temperature of 82°C, the hottest springs in Europe. Nonetheless, there is little reason for alarm, as there has been no volcanic activity in Auvergne for over 7000 years. Traces of the volcanic past are however to be seen throughout the region, not just in the form of the volcanoes themselves, but in the numerous lava flows, volcanic plugs - often capped with castles - and sets of "organ rocks" that form one of the region's remarkable geological features. While the northern end of the province stretches up the Loire and Allier valleys towards the low-lying Centre of France, most of the southern part of the region is hilly or mountainous, with large stretches of land lying at over 1000 metres (over 3000 ft). These uplands are penetrated by the valleys of many rivers, most notably the Loire and the Allier which both rise in the south of the Auvergne. Sparsely populated, the Auvergne boasts a fine natural and cultural heritage, including beautiful valleys, large expanses of coniferous forests, and spectacular hillscapes. it is a region much appreciated by ramblers and nature lovers, as well as by people in search of a holiday far from the madding crowd. Main Features * Part converted barn with own access. * 3 bedrooms * 2 bathrooms * 150m2 of living space * Front & rear access. * Local bars/cafes, restaurants, shops, banks 3 min walk. * Supermarkets 5 mins drive * Private heated pool (air source heat pump) * Local activities. Kayaking, cycling, hill walking, fishing, tennis, boules. Contact Euro Resales Ltd to book an inspection.