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.
Merveilleux, superbes, calme ... un vrai conte pour enfant cette maisonnette ! Nous étions 8 dont 3 couples et 2 célibataires entre 22 et 32 ans. Nous avons passé un séjour merveilleux bien qu'en hiver... les soirées au feu de bois ... un régal ! Merci
Mont Chef is a lovely stone cottage in a secluded area between La Clayette and Charfailles in the very south of the Burgundy region. It has been restored to become a charming home away from home. We loved our stay here. The house was spacious and very comfortable and the ambience of the location just superb. Chiara was very easy to communicate with and made it easy for us to find her wonderful country holiday home. Everything you need for a quiet and relaxing stay is here.
The cottage is really wonderful. Very cosy, quiet and tastefully decorated. Beautiful garden, friendly cows and nice views. It really exceeded expectations. A cottage to return to once for sure!
We had a lovely brief stay at their stone farmhouse. The view is wonderful, the area one of quiet woods and old farms, perfect for a long walk. It is a bit remote, but once we learned the route we were fine.
Our communication with host was prompt and efficient. Since she was on vacation at the time of our arrival she organized a substitute guide who led us onto the beautiful estate. The Information on the listing was accurate, except from the challenging ride from the nearby town to the farm itself. I must state again, this wasn't a problem since we received wonderful guidance. Maybe just to let people know that the farm as a little remote from any immediate urban setting.
Great communication from the get-go. Charming stone house with amazing bviews. (Photos are accurate) Comfortable bed, great bathroom, good kitchen. Could have spent a day just looking at the books. As other reviewers have mentioned- it is very secluded and difficult to find. Really in the middle of the country.
We had a wonderful night at Mont Chef and were sorry we couldn't stay longer. The view from the outdoor setting is gorgeous and the photos do not do it justice. Thanks for sharing your house with us, Chiara, and thanks to your children for sharing their toys.
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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!