Bienvenue à Maison Le Barrage!
Hi there! May we introduce ourselves?
We are Ab and Anneke Goldsweer, your host and hostess at Maison Le Barrage.
We have been motorcycling through Europe for many years discovering the most beautiful places and meeting many wonderful people. During our travels we most enjoyed our stays at locals, enjoying their good care and hospitality. “This is what we want to do”, we said to each other, and decided to change our lives completely, preparing for our new future as host and hostess. We found the place of our dreams in the Auvergne.
The Auvergne region is situated in the southern part of central France and is also known as the “Green Heart” of France. A substantial part of the Auvergne is covered by the Central Massive; an old volcanic mountain range covering almost one-sixth of France.
The beautiful surroundings of Le Barrage are ideal for hiking, biking or motorcycle trips. We are happy to welcome you here for both a relaxing or active holiday, offering the best of both worlds.
Impression of the region
The old farmhouse, built around 1800, is fully renovated to meet all modern comfort. We have divided the house in two parts: our private living area is located on the left side and the guest rooms are on the right side of the house as well as the top floors. All comfortable rooms have private restrooms with shower and lavatory.
The breakfast area is located on the ground floor. Here you can also spend the evening playing (board) games, watching a film or just relaxing and enjoying refreshments.
Chambre du Valet
Double room on the first floor
Chambre de la Litière
Triple room on the second floor
Chambre de la Martre
Family room on the second floor
We offer several extra facilities. You can safely park your vehicle and we have extra storage room available for motorcycle clothing, helmets and additional accessories. In case of engine trouble we can arrange for transportation for both yourselve(s) and your vehicle. When you are interested you can even take a course in motor vehicle control by Ab.
Anneke is a trained wellness therapist. In April 2017 Maison Le Barrage opens its own wellness studio. From then on, Anneke will be happy to welcome you in her studio for a relaxing treatment after an active day. And how does a drink in the spa or sauna sound? A perfect ending to a wonderful day.
Our breakfast area is situated on the ground floor and is called La Porcherie. The name refers to the former pigsty that was situated here. We’ve kept the remnants – the steel rings in the walls and some of the chains – to emphasize the authentic atmosphere of the farmhouse.
If you want to join us for a homemade diner all you have to do is give us notice in advance and you can count on a lovely meal, with fresh fruits and vegetables (mostly) from our own garden. Please inform us if you have special wishes or a specific diet (for example vegetarian) so we can best service your needs.
We look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your stay with us!
Have the beautiful surroundings convinced you? Do you want to relax and enjoy the Auvergne? We would love to welcome you! Please contact us using the information below to book a room. If you would like to receive more information about Maison Le Barrage, then please do not hesitate to contact us as well! Wij spreken Nederlands, wir reden Deutsch, nous parlons Franςais, We speak English.
Maison Le Barrage
Ld. le Bouchet (D531)
63390 St. Gervais d’Auvergne
45° 59’ 15” N
2° 51’ 45” O