Alessandro and Camilla, two Italians in love with France, invite you to come and relax at la Clairière, a stone house dating from 1781 among the hills of southwestern Cantal, between Auvergne Volcans and the Lot Valley, less than 2 km from the town of Marcolès, a small medieval jewel labelled "Petite cité de Charactère" If you want to visit the area, Marcoles is the ideal starting point, with the chance to make beautiful car or moto rides in the countryside around and visit exceptional sites like Conques, Unesco Heritage (35 km) Figeac (45 km) and Salers. But La Clairière is also the ideal place for those who want to devote themselves to 'dolce far niente', read a book, sleep or "listen to silence" in front of a view on the hills as far as the eye can see. The part of the house dedicated to our guests, is oriented to the west and overlooks a terrace,, no vis-a-vis, facing a park of 5000 m². We have two classic double rooms one of wich can become a suite - Chambre du Peintre and Chambre du Jardinier - and tow unusual accommodations, the Eriba, a small caravan of the '80s immersed in our garden and the Sécadou, an 18th century chestnut dryer. The Chambre du Jardinier (16 sqm) is on the 1st floor. It becomes Suite de l0Ecrivain Jardinier and can accommodate 3 to 5/6 if a large extra room with seating area is added on the same floor (la Chambre de l'Ecrivain). The Chambre du Peintre (20 sqm) is on the ground floor. For more details please visit the french version of our website alaclairiere. Com to the "our rooms. " Each room or suite has a private area set in the park or on the terrace. Part of the park naturalement attracts children (with the hen-house, the hut on the tree and the swings), the other part is for adults seeking tranquility. We also propose dinner (Table d'hôtes) with a menu at 20 or 30 € including wine. It is also possible to consume it in the privacy of the room. We offer Babysitting service (if parents want to dine in the room or go out to the restaurant). We accept reservations all year long. Free wifi. We lovepets but they are not allowed in the house (except for apartment cats) - In the schedule below if the date is not crossed we have availability, but it can be partial.