Welcome to La Roussière

A luxurious country house in the heart of the Auvergne

La Roussière is a unique place. Set in summer pastures, amid lush green forests and snowy hills, it's a haven of peace crafted from an old mountain farmhouse. Set at 1019 metres, its rural setting takes you far off the beaten track.

It lies at the foot of the Plomb du Cantal, what better place to blend in with nature.

This old farmhouse dates back to 1834 and lay abandoned for forty years until the film crew of ''Harry, he's here to help'' chose it as their setting. We have since totally restored it and we hope that the atmosphere retains some of its unique quality and that you will appreciate its comfortable, contemporary design.

Welcome to our home !

Brigitte and Christian

Discover La Roussière

This traditional house has a contemporary feel to it and has been restored in the Carladès style using local stone with whitewashed walls, flagstone roofing, wood-facing on the walls (with extra insulation), stone flooring, solid oak floorboards...

As our guests, we want you to feel at home. Whether it's by the fireside in the lounge or in the vaulted small lounge, where the chapel once stood, now used as a TV room.

Mealtimes are an opportunity to gather around the big dining table in the kitchen/dining room just like people used to. Refreshments are available when you return from your walks or outings.

La Roussière is powered by Enercoop in 100% renewable electricity.

Facilities available

We offer only 3 bedrooms in order to provide the best possible service. They all have spectacular views over the Goul valley and the neighbouring hills.
A selection of coffee-table books, guide books and magazines on the region are available to browse in the lounge.

  • One bedroom, one suite for two or three persons and one family suite with two separate bedrooms.
  • Breakfast and evening meal
  • Traditional wide auvergnat fireplace (cantou)
  • TV room
  • Maps available to borrow
  • Snowshoe hire
  • Organised hikes with Christian who is accredited mountain leader
  • King and Super Kingsize beds with high quality bedding
  • Separate toilets and bathrooms
  • Radio alarm clock, bathrobes, hair dryer, tea and coffee in all rooms (electric kettle)
  • Free Wi-Fi access.

What the press says

> What the press says

La Roussière in video :

> A reporting from the TV channel "Voyages" (8')

> Winter hike (1.15')

> Deer's slab (1.12')

A selection of press articles about La Roussière :
> Figaro Magazine - April 2009 : Best Bed and Breakfast establishmentss
> Massif central - Autumn 2008 : ''Des amis qui vous veulent du bien''
> Maison et Travaux - Summer 2008 : ''Doux réveil à la ferme''
> Le Revenu - Summer 2008 : ''Une maison de caractère en pleine nature''
> Campagne décoration - Summer 2008 : ''la Roussière''
> L''Express - July 2007 : ''L''Auvergne''
> 20 minutes - April 2006 : ''La maison qui vous veut du bien''
> L''Union du Cantal - May 2005 : ''L''étonnante métamorphose de la Roussière''
> La Montagne - November 1999 : ''Le Cantal, paradis des cinéastes''

Links and partner organisations

Some of our favourite addresses :

  • Domaine de la Piale : charming country guesthouse nearby Figeac, in Lot department : www.domainedelapiale.com
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Les Guides RivagesSawday's
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