THE STAGES OF THE REALIZATION OF THE VILLAGE OF GITES
It was in 1995 that Jean-Patrick LE GUEHENNEC, an architect by training, business manager, living and working in the Clermont area, had the idea of a tourist accommodation project in the west of Livradois.
He looked for a property to restore with high potential, including:
a large, shared living area,
a panoramic view
a preserved environment,
an original building, not disfigured by clumsy renovation,
The mayors and real estate agencies of an area of around fifty municipalities were interviewed and 38 sites were visited.
Without hesitation, the choice fell on an opportunity that fully corresponded to this search:
A complex of three houses with many outbuildings: barns, stables, pigsty, bread oven, etc., unoccupied for more than 30 years.
As and when their owners died: a house and outbuildings in 2007, two houses, their outbuildings and a barn in 2014, where added to the site.
Over the course of 25 years, major building work has been undertaken: renovation of facades, frames, roofs, floors, openings, improvements in comfort: central heating, sanitary facilities, electrical installation, fitted kitchens, etc.
This complex is now made up of 8 independent houses and several shared areas: communal kitchens and dining rooms, boiler rooms, laundry rooms.
As the work was completed, 6 gites were opened for rent, and Gîtes de France gave a certification of 3 épis (ears of corn) for 5 of them:
the HEREST, LILOTTE and MOQUINE gites, in 2006
the MAJES gite, in 2009
the JEPATAN gite, in 2017
the NAOLE gite in 2021
as well as :
the JEPHOS communal space, in 2021
A second communal space and a reception office will complete this complex in 2022 and 2023.