The farm is part of a domain consisting of more than 60 hectares and is located on the edge of a large forest. We officially belong to the commune of Ronnet, but since this is a small hamlet with many winding roads, we usually refer to the village of Marcillat-en-Combraille.
Marcillat-en-Combraille is about 3 kilometers from our site and has a butcher, 2 bakeries, a supermarket and yes a village café and a restaurant. Once a week there is a local market with all the pleasures that life offers; delicious cheeses, sausages, honey, fresh vegetables and so on. A larger city, about 25 km from us, is Montluçon. Here in 2008 a stage of the Tour de France ended. This city offers a nice core with terraces, shops, restaurants, large supermarkets, various old buildings etc .. Clermont-Ferrand (about 80 km from us) is an old city with beautiful buildings, a large (modern) center, many small streets and many restaurants. Both cities are certainly worth a visit.
The Auvergne is a green region with vast meadows, where animals still have the space to graze. Mass tourism is certainly not on the agenda and nature can continue undisturbed. This contributes to a large selection of bird species, so bird spotters will certainly get their money’s worth here. Rest and activity go hand in hand in the Auvergne; cycling, hiking, horseback riding, survival, everything is still possible in the untouched nature. In addition there are 2 golf courses in the vicinity, one of which is at about 20 km in Neris-les-Bains. If you want to cool off, you can visit the swimming lake in Lapeyrouse, equipped with a playground and a small eating and drinking area. This lake is about a 15 minute drive. Canoeing is possible on the river “La Sioule”.
At about an hour’s drive you will find the 3rd ski area in France, consisting of Mont D’or, La Bourboule and Super-Besse. Both in the summer and in the winter it is good to stay here. Of course there are still picturesque villages in the area, such as Charroux and Neris-les-Bains, lots of nice local markets and flea markets. In the vicinity of Clermont-Ferrand there are several volcanic craters, some of them filled with water. Here are beautiful hiking trails mapped, where you can also visit various cheese farms. In short, something for everyone!