COMFORTABLE FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL AND PANORAMIC VIEWS

Jacqueline Murphy

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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COMFORTABLE FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL AND PANORAMIC VIEWS

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4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Le Marronnier, a 250 year old renovated farmhouse with a private swimming pool, is situated on the edge of a small quiet village in the south of Burgundy. Secluded yet with magnificent panoramic views over the rolling Roannais countryside, this character house has been sympathetically renovated to provide a mix of traditional features with modern facilities.

We named our gîte in Fleury La Montagne after the large chestnut tree which guards the entrance. On the edge of the pretty village & overlooking the beautiful countryside, Le Marronnier is a comfortable, relaxing retreat set in its own grounds. From the gates, the drive sweeps down to the house where there is plenty of parking (with one space in the hay barn acting as a shaded car port) beyond which is a terrace perfect for dining ‘au plein air’!

Through a gate to your left is the garden measuring just under half an acre which is mainly laid to lawn & bordered on one side by a tall laurel hedge, a row of conifers on another affording complete privacy whilst the third side is open allowing you to sit & enjoy a glass of wine looking out to the countryside beyond.

This is where the totally private swimming pool (9m x 4½m) is located. The pool is bordered by a paved area where you can relax in the sun or there is shade under the trees in the garden. There is also a barbecue area handily situated just beyond the terrace.

The front door opens onto the spacious dining area with table & seating for 8 & stereo with lead for MP3 or iPod. To the left is the sitting room complete with comfortable sofas & TV, DVD and VCR. There are two cupboards (which used to be the original door & window to the one-roomed farmhouse!) containing board games, books, videos and DVDs. Both of these rooms have beamed ceilings and tiled floors.

To the right is the open plan, galley style kitchen area (hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher & plenty of cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery), the downstairs loo, laundry room (washing machine, iron & ironing board plus sink) & storage room for cleaning equipment – all of these rooms are also tiled for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms – two twins & a double with a king size bed at the front of the house overlooking the garden & a further double bedroom near the two smart shower rooms. All bedrooms have wardrobes complete with a variety of good quality wooden hangers, a chest of drawers, chair, hairdryer & fan.

For your convenience, all linen is provided including bed linen, towels & swimming towels - even tea towels! All beds are made up ready for your arrival.

Why not have a look at our other gîte, L’Ecluse, in nearby Briennon (search for property 85056) or have a look at our website elitegites.com to see loads of info, photos & suggestions on what to do? Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @elitegites for news and offers.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jacqueline Murphy

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, french
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After careers in I.T., Elite Gîtes was set up in 2005 by husband and wife team, David and Jacqueline Murphy.

As a family, we had rented gîtes in different areas of France and we spent many happy times together experiencing what France has to offer. However, we always felt that it could have been a better experience for us – maybe better kitchen appliances and equipment, perhaps a better standard of accommodation and/or cleanliness or even the beds made up before we arrived – we’re sure you know what we mean! Like many others, we dreamt of having our own gîtes business in France and we wanted to offer the best possible quality gîte you could have at a reasonable rental.

To this end, we moved to France in 2002 and have spent the last 10 years renovating 4 properties - 2 of which now form the basis of Elite Gites property portfolio. We also operate a Chambre d'hote (bed & breakfast) from our own home. Over the past 8 years we have welcomed many satisfied clients to our properties.

Jacqueline Murphy purchased this house in 2002

When we first came to France to view potential properties to buy, we were shown Le Marronnier. It was in a very sad state - nearly everything was decorated dark brown and very shabby. However, we felt that we could update the interior to be a comfortable holiday home given its location in a village in beautiful southern Burgundy. With open plan living downstairs and four good sized bedrooms upstairs we also knew that this configuration would be ideal for many holidaymakers - whether they be families with young children keen on activities or groups of older travellers looking for tranquility.

Le Marronnier dates back about 250 years and the original one roomed house is still visible as it is now the sitting room. The floor above would have been for the storage of hay and the rest of the house would have been for the animals and equipment. Some of the stonework is very old and may have come from even older properties long demolished!!! There are even a couple of old stone columns in the garden which may have come from local ruins - maybe even the Benedictine abbey in nearby Charlieu!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
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Charolles Saone-et-Loire
Suffolk
5

Le Marronnier

  • 5 of 5
Excellent house. Very clean and well equipped and had been converted to a very high specification. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our holiday gite has been so well received and that our hard work has paid off!!! We always intended that our gites should be as well equipped and as comfortable as possible.
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Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17824
+33 (0)477 609980
Charolles Saone-et-Loire
5

Great holiday for 2 families

  • 5 of 5
We spent a fortnight here (2 families each with children aged 7, 5 and 1) and had a lovely time. We brought our own bikes and the countryside was perfect for some adult running or cycling, but also easy for the children on the new cycle routes nearby (we took the bikes down to the cycle path as it was flatter there for our 5 year old who was only just off stabilisers). The village itself was very quiet - in fact the local shop and cafe had closed for their own holidays. Pool was perfect for the children and shallow at one end meaning the 5 year olds could stand up with no problem. The house itself was well equipped and very clean and the owners were both helpful and pleasant. Storage for bikes was in the barn and secure.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17824
+33 (0)477 609980
Charolles Saone-et-Loire
nancy
4

A recommander

  • 4 of 5
Description de la maison fidèle à la réalité
Maison très agréable et bien entretenue, Dans une région tranquille et verdoyante
Beaucoup d'activités touristiques à proximité
Propriétaires serviables et sympathiques
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17824
+33 (0)477 609980
Charolles Saone-et-Loire
Austin, Texas
5

Wonderful stay in Le Marronnier

  • 5 of 5
We rent houses in Europe every year, and Le Marronnier was one of our favorites. The house is spotlessly clean and meticulously planned down to the last detail, which added greatly to the quality of our stay -- no desperate searches for tin-openers or clean towels. The furnishings and bedding are fresh and tasteful, and the garden has lovely views over the hills. The settting is charming and quiet, with lovely walks in the countryside, which is beautiful with rolling green hills and lots of nearby Romanesque churches. The hosts of Le Marronnier are so friendly, kind and welcoming -- we felt as if we were staying with friends! They hit just the right note of accessibility when we needed help, while allowing us our privacy. We have so many happy memories and would love to return one day.

Be aware that the village is a little remote -- not a criticism, but it quickly became obvious that trips to big tourist spots like Lyon and Dijon would take too long, so we adjusted our plans in order to spend less time in the car and more time in nearer towns and villages. Highly recommend Cluny. And don't use your GPS! It takes you along tiny country roads, instead of major highways -- use the map instead.

Our recommendation for a fantastic, memorable day: rent bicycles in the little, local town of Charlieu, ask the shop owner to deliver the bikes to Le Marronier, pack a picnic and cycle down the long, gradual hill to Charlieu (stopping en route to enjoy your picnic). Cycle round Charlieu, taking in the marketplace, the Abbey and the Couvent des Cordeliers and some of the ancient pilgrim route of St. Iago de Compostella, then return the bikes to the rental shop and ask the very friendly owner to drive you back to Le Marronnier -- a wonderful time!!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17824
+33 (0)477 609980
Charolles Saone-et-Loire
Cumbria
5

Lovely renovated farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable, clean and well equipped holiday gite. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Owners friendly and helpful. Quiet, rural aspect ideal for relaxing. Benefitted greatly from well maintained pool. Most enjoyable holiday. Would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfortable farmhouse with private pool and panoramic views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17824
+33 (0)477 609980
Charolles Saone-et-Loire
Berkshire
5

Le Marronier

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful relaxing week in a lovely villa located in a quiet village with wonderful views of the stunnuing local countryside. The villa was clean and well equipped with a lovely pool area and outside terrace for eating. The owners were charming and helpful.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Lyon
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
TGV Le Creusot
Nearest Motorway
95 Kilometres
A6 Chalon Sud
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In village
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Loges des Gardes
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ceron
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Le Moulin de Rongefer
Car: recommended

Le Marronnier is situated on the edge of the village of Fleury La Montagne in the very south of Burgundy. The village has a small cafe (home-cooked meals are available on request) and a small grocery store.

Within easy reach are the vineyards of Burgundy and Beaujolais, the volcanic region around Le Puy, Lyon - the second city in France plus many pretty villages, historic churches all waiting to be explored locally. Cycling, walking, canoeing are all available for the more active visitor and leisurely trips along the Roanne-Digoin canal for the less active! The nearest towns are Charlieu and Roanne both of which have local markets (Wednesday/Saturday and Tuesday/Friday respectively) and a good range of shops - both food and non-food!

There are many local restaurants offering a variety of menus (and prices!) and many cafes offering a traditional 'Menu du Jour' - always good value!

Other Activities: Ski-ing is available at the ski stations at Chalmazel and Loges les Gardes, both under an hour's drive away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Charolles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
High
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Low
Sep 27 2014 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes All bed linen, bathing towels, swimming towels and tea towels are included in the rental rates. We also provide a welcome pack of essentials for your first night and morning.
We can accept payment in either UK Sterling or Euros. A security deposit of 500 Euros in cash is required upon arrival.
A cleaning service of £50 or 65€ per clean is also available during your stay and/or at the end of
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Amenities

Amenities

Charolles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , plus wash-hand basin
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , plus wash-hand basin
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , plus wash-hand basin
  • The shower-rooms are also equipped with towel rails and storage trolley.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Adjacent to shower rooms
  • 2 doubles, 2 twin bedded rooms; hairdryers and fans provided in all bedrooms. Laundry is changed each week (free of charge). Cleaning service available - please ask for details.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • arboretum
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes:
The swimming pool will not be available between October April inclusive. The pool may be heated on request at a reasonable additional cost based on the metered fuel used. A selection of UK TV channels.
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