I offer you a traditional cabin at the entrance of famous Foret de Troncais; an impressive oak forest extending over 11,000 hectares which has partly been planted by humans. This forest is among the eleven most important forests of France, 70% of its trees are oaks. You will find legendary oak trees that are 200 to 300 years old.
The cabin is well adapt to have full families over. It is basicly equipped to host all sort of wildlife-lovers. There is hot water and a full kitchen and bathroom. The indoor fire-place makes the cabin very cosy and the large garden is very enjoyable, especially for the children. It is a three hour ride south from Paris, perfectly located in the north of the Auvergne, in the Allier.
In the Middle Ages the forest was owned by the dukes of Bourbon who used it for hunting. The Fôret de Tronçais offers great variety with its unexpected views of lakes, shrubbery and estates. Within the forest and at its edges you will find several lakes. The Ètang de Pirot has sunbathing, swimming, fishing and water sports facilities.
The forest is home to a variety of wildlife such as wild boar, roe and red deer and many smaller animals. There is also a wide variety of bird species, including many species of owl. You'll get your money back if you haven't heard one of them in a week!
With an impressive height of 37 m, the ‘Chêne Stebbing’ is not just the tallest tree in the Forêt de Tronçais, but in fact the tallest sessile oak in all of Europe.
The oak wood from Tronçais has been used for the production of oak barrels for hundreds of years. The barrels are primarily used for maturing cognac and red wine. The forest is crossed by long lanes intended to facilitate hunting.
We enjoyed our stay in Les Arpents very much. The house is very nice and comfortable. Especially the living-room with the nice fireplace. The garden is big and there have been enough chairs for all four of us plus two canvas chairs to relax. The kitchen ist big and very good equipped with kitchen tools, refrigerator,freezer, and the best: all kinds of spices you can use unless you refill them if emty. Another point we liked about the house is the calm environment and the forest wich is near by so you can step out of the house and go for a nice walk.
So all in all we are happy that we have had the posibility to stay for our holidays in Les Arpents near Vitray. =)
Eenvoudig huisje. Met kerst geweest. Vochtig maar goed warm te krijgen. Mooi groot bos. Verder veel spelletjes gedaan en lekker gewandeld, ook vanafhet huisje. Bij aankomst Moesten wel even de weg vragen.Neem de routebeschrijving mee. Huisje ligt niet in vitray.
Konden in de buurt geen lpg tanken dus doe dat op de autoroute. Laatste tank had geen gas.
Huisje had beddengoed, staat niet aangegeven, dus...
Mooie prijs kwaliteit verhouding.
Ernst vd B
We had a very pleasant stay at Forêt de Tronçais. The house is very charming and we enjoyed to sit in the lovely garden (in the front as well as in the back so everyone can pick out a quiet spot). Since the evenings can get chilly (although the weather was very nice) we also spent time in the cosy living room (fire place if needed) enjoying the wonderful DVD- and CD-collection. Since we were traveling with a baby a nice place to stay was very important to us and this was definitely the case. This is a house with character. Since we like to cook (the house also has a large kitchen with access to the garden) we went several times to Saint-Amand Montrond where you can find everything you need. It even has an organic store. The forest itself is very intriguing and on our first walk we immediately "bumped" into a deer. The hosts are very nice, helpful and flexible. We would definitely recommend this house.