Our Gîte (guest house) is a detached house on our site, accommodating a maximum of four people. The cottage is simple but fully furnished.

There is a fenced off area with gates around the Gite so ideal for up to two small to medium dogs
Via an external stone staircase and through the front door, you reach the lounge/kitchen with wood burner. It contains all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay including a microwave, 4 ring gas burner and small table top oven. There is also a washing machine.
For hot drinks you will find a Nespresso coffee maker, kettle and fridge.
A table and 4 chairs are also provided for mealtimes.
The room also boasts a comfortable settee, high beamed ceiling, a ceiling fan with lights and views from the front door to the pool.
The room is perfectly positioned to take in the sunrise.
Due to the stone walls it is very cool in the Summer.

A staircase leads you to the two bedrooms and the bathroom with walk-in shower with thermostat, sink, toilet and towel heating.

The cottage is equipped also with an ironing board and iron, cutlery, crockery, cookware and utensils for a comfortable stay.
It is situated in the large garden of the accommodation but separated by a courtyard.

Take the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature.
A garden table is also provided just outside to enjoy your breakfast.

Alternatively, should you wish to join the hosts and other guests for breakfast this can be arranged for a small charge.

There are four other bed and breakfast rooms in the main house and everyone is invited to enjoy the pool. (mid May to Sept)

T  but is situated in the large grounds. All around is countryside.

Minimum stay is 3 nights

2nd Bedroom 1st single bed
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extra options


It is possible to use a sandwich service. It is also possible to sit down for € 9,00 per person for breakfast.


‘Le Relais des Eléphants Colorés’

is located in the hamlet of Les Guis near the villages of Virlet and Pionsat, surrounded by forests and meadows of the Combrailles. The Combrailles is a quiet, hilly (small-scale) farming region in the department of Puy-de-Dôme in the Auvergne; the green heart of France. You regularly come across a herd of cows that are grazed.

Read more about the area

  • Swimming pool
  • On the way to the south
  • Table d’hotes (in overleg)
  • Internet / WiFi

  • Child friendly
  • Own plumbing
  • Terrace or garden
  • English contact person

  • Group accommodation / several families
  • Including bed linen
  • Including towels

To reserve?

Book now for an unforgettable experience of relaxation, creativity and nature in the beautiful Auvergne. Fill in the reservation form below and we will try to send you a response within 24 hours.

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Contact details

Le Relais des Eléphants Colorés
4 Les Guis
63330 Virlet

M: +33 (0)74 503 16 91

E: greybeach@hotmail.co.uk

E: elephants@elephantscolores.com