Nestled within the Velay mountains at 1133M of altitude, this 17th century build is a quintessential Auvergnat farm house made of natural volcanic rock. Situated between the Ardèche, the Mézenc and the Estables , Le Petit Mazilloux is in the midst of plush forests and ancient volcanos. We welcome you all year round to join our safe haven and enjoy the awe inducing beauty of the Haute Loire's landscape. We offer two bedrooms with ensuites and a Cottage, all delicately decorated; incorporating comfort and a vintage style. Experience an enchanting stay next to nature where you'll be surrounded by wild life as well as horses, chickens and our little Westie.
Kick back and relax! Le Petit Mazilloux's unique location invites you to disconnect from the outside world and feel at one with nature. It immerses you in a cozy familial atmosphere, a place invested into making you feel at home and comfortable. A home characterized by harmony and authenticity. Every piece of furniture was renovated with care and fits perfectly in its environment. Between the visible stones, the mural fresques, preserved wild life and antiques is an elegant equilibrium ochestrated by the owners who are experienced in the renovations of old buildings. Here you will experience contrasting atmospheres interweaving into each other, a style reminding one of patchwork.
This family runs Bed and Breakfast
provides two bedrooms with splendid views.
The rooms, in their timeless pastoral design, exude warmth and are reminiscent of an antique shop.
We have used natural and eco-friendly materials such as stones, wood and casien based lime paints.
Every piece of furniture was restaured with care to preserve its original aspect.
This Bed and Breakfast is conscientious of the environment and believes in using natural products such as coton linen for beds and biological cleaning products.
Travel to Antiquity in the “Terre cuite” room. Its colours, evocative of the red clay typically used during the Roman Empire welcomes you to a cozy atmosphere.
This bedroom can host 2 people.
Let the serenity of the porcelain room soothe your thoughts, only the dulcet tones of the birds will wake you up in the morning.
This bedroom can host 2 people.
Our Bed and Breakfast also has a cottage. Made in 1674, the cottage was recently renovated but keeps its original vintage feel blending authenticity, charm and comfort. The Cottage can host up to 8 people, with a master bedroom, a bedroom for children, a living room with kitchen and a very comfortable sofa bed. The bathroom has an italian shower built from tiles we made with clay from the rivers of the Haute-Loire.
In total immersion in the mountains of the Velay you will find
breathtaking panoramic views.
When the sun hits the mountains, an orange glow fills the Cottage with a warm presence.
The wooden beams along with the exposed stones and recuperated furniture gives a cozy vintage style to the living room.
Equipped with a vitroceramic cooktop, a porcelaine sink and all the essentials for cooking your own meals.
A large master bedroom with a double bed, a library, a wardrobe, a sofa and a beautiful view.
A bedroom for the children under the roof, exposed wooden beams with fairy lights to make the children feel as if they are sleeping under the stars.
A bathroom with an italian shower, handmade tiles made with the red clay from the rivers of la Haute-Loire.
Homemade cooking and respect for the
environment is what you can expect from the host's table. We serve only organic meats locally
sourced and fruit and vegetables of the season.
By reservation you are welcome to come and share a full course meal with us and taste the regional dishes made from organic produce and fresh vegetables from our own kitchen garden.
Whether you are vegan or vegetarian don't worry, it would be a real pleasure to prepare something special for you.
Breakfast is homemade with love, it consists of jams, breads, cakes and fresh eggs. It is free for travelers using the bed and breakfast.
Here is an example of a meals you could eat at the Petit Mazilloux's table.
These two appartements are
situated in the town centre of Le Puy en Velay in a 16th century building with splendid
Let yourslef be charmed by the pastel colours and soft romantic tones.
Both kitchens are equipped with vitroceramic cooktops, an electric oven, a fridge and a washing machine. All the essentials for cooking are available for use as well as a coffee machine.
The living rooms are equipped with a flatscreen TV with Netflix and Wifi.
The vintage bedrooms have brand new matresses.
The bathrooms have Italian showers, a glass sink, a mirror and suspended toilets.
Bed linen and bathroom linen are included.
The 2nd floor appartement in Le Puy-en-Velay can accommodate 4 people.
The 1st floor appartement in Le Puy-en-Velay can accommodate 4 people.
Situated at the heart of the Auvergne in the middle-east of the Massif Central, the Haute-Loire provides a great number of activities in nature : (hikes, Mountain Biking, horseriding, white water rafting, fishing, tree top adventure course, winter sports) and all this while being surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, volcanos, lakes and rivers. Less than a 20km radius away you will be able to experience these precious gems of the Haute Loire and the Ardèche.
Since childhood I have been transported by creativity, drawing and sewing. It was therefore natural for me to pursuit my studies at Art School in London.
Throughout those years I discovered and developed numerous textile techniques but ceramics captivated my attention the most which led me to continue my studies in Ceramic and Design in Cornwall.
Also, I joined Seth Cardew's master classes, a renown potter from the south ouest of England.
Thanks to him, I perfected my techniques on the wheel and my knowledge of glazes.
Eventually, having developped a large repertoire of skills in ceramics and design, I decided to consolidate my academic path by doing a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design at Glasgow School of Art.
After many years working with and around ceramics, an opportunity to return into the world of textiles arised. It was at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs in Lyon that I was able to further my knowledge that had already developped in London by participating in embroidery, felt and textile sculpting master classes.
Today my artistic endeavors are a fusion of both fields of study.
Pitfiring is a firing technique which requires an open wood fire built into the ground, it is a technique that is more than 30 000 years old. The prehistoric man shaped the earth and discovered that fire hardened the earth and cooked it.
Raku is the result of a glaze technique developped in Japan during the 16th century. It is essentially linked to the creation of bowls for tea ceremonies.
Even though pottery can be left in its natural state, we frequently see them decorated with different designs. The designs adapt to the complex surface of the form.
This technique appeared around 4000 years bc and revolutionized pottery by enabling one to quickly obtain shapes that are more uniform and much lighter in weight.
This procedure is called Yuzen, in tribute to the creator Miyazaki Yuzensai (1654-1736), who perfected this technique. It is based on the possibility to achieve painting on silk, the tracing with rice glue creates barriers between the zones where the paint is applied. The colour can be applied with a paint brush or by dipping the fabric..
The origins of felting date back without doubt to the Middle Paleolithic period (100.000 years BC), during the ice-age when Man was trying to escape from the cold by finding shelter in caves and protecting themselves with animal furs they hunted. The felting of the wool would happen when they slept on it (due to the friction).
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