About This Listing
Location: South Burgundy, France, Europe
Accommodations: country house, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 WC, Sleeps 1-10
Possibility of REDUCTIONS on the total price for stay longer than 3 days
This 1507 sq ft. (140 m2) two floors country house is a 19th Century cottage built in stone, recently restored (2011) and located in the south Burgundy. The house is completely surrounded by pine forests and pastures on which the typical white Charolais cattle graze. It is in fact on these gently rolling hills that the best beef in France is reared.
This immersion into the green, which offers you absolute silence and calm, gives the cottages a unic atmosphere thanks to which you can relax and enter into harmony with nature. Squirrels and deers are often right all around. Given the upper position of this house (this place is called Mont Chef), from the garden you can also enjoy of an extraordinary view on the medieval chapel of Chassigny sous Dun.
Squirrels and deers are right around the cottage.
You can also do a lot of wonderful walks in the woods, given the many paths you can take just going out the door.
The entrance at the ground floor open onto a large double living room, in which antique furnishing and a fireplace (open on two sides) contribute to create the traditional charm of countryside. The floor is in the typical terracotta tiles and there an two antique dining tables (one is extensible), nine chairs, two antiques cupboards, a convertible sofa (for 2 adults), and a CD player.
The fireplace, double, heats the two parts of the living room, and thanks to a special ventilation system, it heats also the two bedrooms at the upper floor.
In the living room there are also two electtric radiators.
The kitchen is quite spacious and fully equipped. It’s fitted with a dishwasher, a gas cooktop, a refrigerator & freezer, an Italian “caffettiera”, and all of the pots, pans, and utensils you’ll need.
At the upper floor, there are two big bedrooms, the first one with a double bed, the second one with 2 double ancient beds. Every bedroom has an electic radiator, and the possibility of add 2 cots (for 4 years younger children) and 2 mattress beds.
In front of the WC there is a washing machine.
The bathroom is spacious and features a bathtub. There are two “toilettes” in red marble and an electric boiler provides hot water.
There is a radiator which allows for adjustable and efficient heating during the winter months.
Besides this living area of about 1510 sq ft., there are also some dependencies: two stables, a barn, a porch where you can park your car, and a porch where to store the woodfire.
More over, in the garden (more than 10.000 sq ft. – about 1000 m2) there is an “atelier” in wood, an ancient water well, an orchard with two cherry trees, one pear tree and two plum trees, three walnut trees, and a lots of other plants and flowers. There is a little barbecue, and the garden is equipped with a table and five chairs to make it the ideal place for taking your breakfast during the warm season!
The first supermarket is at 5' by car and in the centre of the village of Chauffailles (7’-10’) there are also bakers, pharmacies, the post office, some bars and restaurants, a tobacconist and a train station. Chauffailles is about 1 hour far from Lyon TGV station by train, and 45’ far from Macon Loche TGV by car.
Our cottage is in a very strategic position because from here you can visit in less than 1 hour by car many wonderful sites: Beaujolais wine region, castels, roman churches, lakes, botanic gardens...
20’ far from Mont Chef there is LA CLAYETTE, dominated by a magnificent châteaux surrounded by a lake, right in the centre of the town. There is a vintage car museum in part of the château, and the tourist office is at the entrance. At 32 Rue Centrale you will find chef Bernard Dufoux. He is the master of chocolate, and specialises particularly in truffles and cream fillings. The delicious smell is quite intoxicating, and the chocolates are to die for.
Not far from La Clayette, in Varenne, there is the Museum of spinning, where, in addition to visiting the park with the sheep and the museum, you can make beautiful studio with wool for adults and children.
Other famous historical places you can easily reach are CLUNY and its abbey, PARAY LE MONIAL, with its typical Roman church and one of the great centres of Christianity, welcoming over 400,000 pilgrims every year, AUTUN with its cathedral and antique roman ruins, and the famous earthenware and crockery in CHAROLLES.
If you enjoy WALKING, you will find a lot of hiking paths and lanes. If you enjoy TENNIS you will find a court at 7 kms from Baron. If you enjoy HORSE-RIDING you will have to drive 15 kms.
If you prefer SWIMMING, instead, you can find at about 1 hour by car the Saint Point Lake and the Villerest Lake with their water activities.
FISHING or FROG FISHING is possible too in the numerous streams and ponds present in the area.
Bed and toilet linens provided.
Cleaning, which will be done at your arrival and after your departure, is INCLUDED in the total price. So you will not pay fees for cleaning.
No smoking inside the house.
The property is amazing with a gorgeous outlook and we enjoyed chatting with the Charolais cattle. The sense of history and beautiful exterior is wonderful. A better layout in the living room with two couches would be beneficial for families. Annick who escorted us from the station was lovely and helpful. Thank you.
This is the second time we have come to this beautiful place. We enjoyed our stay even more than the first time.
It has all been said before in the 40 other reviews. This Air BnB farmhouse gets a five star rating from me on all counts - absolutely nothing to find fault with after I had actually found the house - total feeling of isolation - marvellous.
I should have booked a much longer stay.
To anyone reading these reviews, just book it immediately before someone else does.
Superbe petite maison isolée sur le flanc d'une superbe colline :) Calme grandiose, vue superbe, exceptionnel !
Pensez juste à avoir une voiture avec un bas de caisse pas trop bas, sinon vous ne passerez pas sur le sentier qui vous emmène jusqu'à la maison (voiture sportive s'abstenir).
What a charming, rustic home set up in the hills of Burgundy. Truly private, quiet and set well into the countryside. The views are incredible and one can feel the tranquility everywhere; a great place to unplug and relax. Chiara had a friend, Annick, meet us and escort us to the house. It was a good thing, since we were running late and it might have been tricky finding the house at night. Annick was also so kind to tour us around the house, letting us know where everything was and how everything worked. There must be such a history in the walls of the house, it was like traveling back in time! We loved it.
Great house in the more than complete countryside, complete alone, half in the forest, half near the fields and cows, stunning view above the old La Clayette. Great simple and respectful renovation for a fantastic old stonehouse with appendix and courtyard, the old caracter was served. The last four hundred meters to the house are a little difficult for some cars which are low built, so please consider.
Thank you !
Any time again.
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About the Host, Chiara & Alexandre
Sono un'italiana che da ormai 9 anni vive a Parigi, con mio marito, francese, e i nostri due bambini. Adoro questa città e spero che la nostra casa possa permettere anche a voi di esplorarla e viverla...non solamente da turista!
I am an Italian woman living in Paris for 9 years, with my husband, French, and our two children. I love this city and I hope that our house will allow also you to explore it and live it ... not just like a tourist!