Come and enjoy one of the most lovely regions of France. Our farmstead offers accommodation for a stay for seekers of peace, dreamers and people who have something to celebrate.
Hoeve de Bron, Farmstead the Source, offers guests a delightful Gîte (holiday cottage) between 31st May and 28th September each year. The gîte is self-contained, and adjoins the main house, where your hostess Hannamaria lives.
Depending on the amount of people you are, you could stay in the Writer’s House, the Baker’s House Le Verne or the Annex, three characteristic guesthouses that surround the central garden. There is room for 1 to 6 persons. In case you would like to come with a bigger group, different rules apply.
There are two large gardens at your disposal, with various lovely nooks to relax and enjoy the wonderful green and peaceful landscape dotted with beautiful flowers and fruit trees. Guests are allowed to barbecue in the garden.
An unusual and enchanting gathering place is our very own Theatre, a pleasant and impressive space with huge wooden doors that are open to the sun all day long. The stage invites anyone and everyone to improvise whatever performance they have to share, but guests can also simply soak up its ambience to talk, read, or just enjoy the views.
All guests may cook in the fully equipped Summer Kitchen. The kitchen boasts a couch and dining table and there is free WiFi connection. On the upper level is a fully equipped bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There is also a second separate toilet and washbasin available.
Hannamaria lives in the main house next to the gîte. Sometimes she will be in the garden to take care of it, but always on an appropiate distance.
Interaction with Guests
Hannamaria is available every morning for questions about anything around your stay. She can provide information about the environment and tips about where to go and what to see. All is optional, of course.
The farm lies in a fertile region and belongs to the department which limits are determined by two big rivers, the Saône and the Loire. This part of the campagne, the French countryside, is of an extraordinary beauty. The velvety green rolling hills, the wide sky, the peaceful grazing white cows and the low cut hedges which separate the fields from each other and and which decorate the landscape like a winding ribbon, build up, together with the stone houses of the many villages, an harmonious unity. A walk through them, is always a special experience, the stones tell their story…
South-Burgundy is a paradise for walking and cycling. I am a keen walker myself and in the the years I have lived here, I have designed many attractive routes. I’ve also created descriptions for car touring to charming and characteristic villages and little towns. The beauty and history here are truly remarkable, and I still find myself discovering new places! I’ll happily advise you of the many places of interest you can reach by foot, cycle or car. I invite you to come to Saint-André-le-Désert in the splendid green hills of la Bourgogne du Sud. I’m sure this piece of paradise will capture your heart and imagination.
Public transport is not really nearby. A car is the best way to get around. There is a private parking next to the gîte.
In case you come by train, there is a possibilty to be picked up bij Hannamaria at the TGV train station in Macon. There will be some costs charged to cover the fuel expenses.
Other Things to Note
Rates are as follows
30th May until 4th July and 30th August until 27th September: you pay € 50,00 per night for 2 persons. Minimum stay is three nights. Would you like to stay longer? You are welcome! In that case you will pay € 40,00 per extra night. For every extra person (upto 6 people in total) you pay € 20,00 per booking.
4th Juli until 30th August: you pay € 60,00 per night for 2 persons. Minimum stay is three nights. Would you like to stay longer? You are welcome! In that case you will pay € 50,00 per extra night. For every extra person (up to 6 people in total) you pay € 30,00 per booking.
Prices include towels, linen, full use of the Summer Kitchen and WiFi. VAT (tourist tax) is included.
In consultation pets are allowed.
Our host, Hannamaria, was very welcoming and helpful. Upon our arrival she made us coffee and tea and sat down with us to show us things to see and do in the area. We very much enjoyed exploring some of her recommendations!
We also were the beneficiaries of some of her garden produce and home-made jam ( plum with anise -so yummy!).
The accommodations were very comfortable. As a group of five, we had the Bakers cottage, the writers cottage and the large loft. The bathroom was situated above the kitchen, and doesn't have a door, (we blocked the staircase with a chair to signal "occupied") there was a second toilet available as well, but none in the actual sleeping areas.
The children really enjoyed the theatre in the large living room area and treated us to a skit. A great added touch!
Belle propriété bien rénovée. Hôte accueillante et charmante.
Mais gros point négatif, le descriptif ne correspond pas vraiment à la réalité ! Nous n'avons pas trouvé les 4 chambres : il y a une petite maison avec une chambre et sans WC ni salle de bain ni lavabo. Puis un autre bâtiment avec au rez de chaussée une cuisine équipée et à l'étage une salle de bains et WC. Puis une grange avec à l'étage 2 lits doubles et un lit simple mais qui n'est pas réellement isolée. Et un peu plus loin un autre WC.
Il faut donc passer par l'extérieur pour passer d'un bâtiment à l'autre ; rien de dérangeant en plein été s'il fait 30°C mais début octobre, avec de la pluie et 12°C à 18h, pas terrible. Suite à notre demande, notre hôte nous a ajouté des couettes ; avec 4 couettes nous n'avons pas eu froid mais ce n'était pas quand même pas des plus confortables. Ça peut sans doute plaire à certains, mais la moindre des choses est alors de l'indiquer clairement dans le descriptif sur le site.
A conseiller uniquement s'il fait très beau et chaud et sans avoir besoin d'aller au WC en pleine nuit ! (escalier assez raide)
dans un hameau calme, Hannamaria nous accueille dans sa ferme restaurée avec authenticité et goût.
Hannamaria est charmante, disposée à nous renseigner et à nous gâter. La literie est excellente, les chambres coquettes. Pas de wc dans les chambres. Pouvons profiter du jardin fleuri et d'une cuisine bien équipée en ustensiles et vaisselle.
Ce fut bien sympa de nous poser chez Hannamaria!
Séjour bien agréable chez Hannamaria qui est une hôtesse très sympathique. Sa maison est vraiment belle, au calme et dans la nature, avec deux petites dépendances et une grange retapée de manière exceptionnelle !
Nous avons pu profiter du jardin et du mobilier en toute quiétude.
Hannamaria nous a fourni cartes et conseils pour nos petites excursions.
A noter : la chambre est dans une dépendance distincte du corps de ferme, qui contient cuisine, sdb et WC, ceux-ci situés au 1er étage. Mais seulement quelques mètres à parcourir dans le jardin.
Hannamaria has been a fantastic host ! She was great and very warm to us. Her place is an awesome place if you want to rest and get away from the city !!! I really recommend everybody to stay there !!!
An absolutely magical place. Hannamaria is a perfect host, a charming person of great knowledge and warmth. We loved chatting to her over a delicious breakfast in her theatre room overlooking a beautiful garden and the views of the hills. She is a fountain of knowledge about the area and gave us a personalised list of places to see within a driving distance from her farm. We stayed in the old bakery cottage (with the huge oven still intact), she also has a charming writer's cottage. As we were leaving she presented us with a small package - a handful of delicious tomatoes grown by herself in her garden, as a snack for our further journey, a lovely gesture. We definitely want to come back and hear the rest of her stories! Thank you Hannamaria!
Hannamaria is an exceptionally welcoming and friendly host. We were treated to fresh bread, jams etc each morning and her lovely home is in a very peaceful and relaxed setting. It might help to know that there is only one bathroom which is separate to the bedrooms and is situated above the kitchen area. Although the property has its quirks and is perhaps not ideally laid out there is something very special about Hannamaria's property.. we loved our stay there!
Ik ben Nederlandse die al 6 jaar in Zuid-Bourgogne woont, in Saint-André-le-Désert. In deze 6 jaar heb ik een mooie plek gecreëerd waar ik het fijn vind om mensen te ontvangen en hun enthousiast te maken voor dit prachtige deel van Frankrijk. Ik hou zelf erg van wandelen en geniet nog dagelijks van mijn glooiende heuvel omgeving die zo'vol afwisseling is