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A magical house in a beautiful area
We stayed here 7 adults and 4 children, all under 6 years of age.
There was plenty of room for everyone, every part of the house is spacious. It is beautifully decorated which adds to the experience. Our favorite part though was the garden and outside area. There you will find apples, raspberries, figs, pears... And it's beautifully designed. The pool in the garden is nicely secured so you don't have to be tense about young kids playing in the yard. And on warm days it is a lot of fun to hit the pool. I would totally recommend this property for anyone looking to enjoy relaxing days in French countryside.
Beautiful house with a fantastic view
Great house for families. It has everything you need and more. We stayed with 6 adults and 6 children age 6 and under. House manager was friendly and welcoming. Location was great. We all felt at home for the week we were there. Will be back again.
A very nice house with lots of space and a special character!
The house is situated perfectly for cycling in this region (Grand Colombier, Mont du Chat, but also ViaRhona, all along the Rhone!). It is a very comfortable house with a good kitchen and bathroom facilities. It has a very authentic character with different stages, surprising doorways and rooms and really nice details. The pool-billard is super! We had a very nice week here with our group of ten people.
Thank you very much for your comment. We hope to welcome you again in our house.
Nice big house with spacious outdoor area and a big swimming pool
We were a group of three families: 7 adults and 3 children (1, 5 and 8 yo). The house is big and suited us well. Plenty of beds (no crib though), enough toilets and showers, spacious kitchen and living area. We spent most of our time outside on the terrace or by the pool. The outdoor area is very spacious with a big table where everyone could sit together, another smaller table in the shadows, a sofa and a hammock. A gate has to be opened to access the pool area which is perfect when there are small children around. The house is situated in a small village and you must have a car to get to the super market and such. There is space for 4-5 cars in the shadow.
Overall we were really happy with our stay. There were just a few things that could have made it even better. There is only one wardrobe to hang your clothes in the house. Other rooms had dressers though. The beds weren't the best but OK. The garden furniture needs to be updated, the chairs were literally falling apart. There were piles of dog poop in the grass which we had to pick up so the kids could run free. Lastly there was very little information in English. The information book in the house is mostly in French and so is the information on the HomeAway app. The owner speaks English very well though and answered all my questions through email.
Would highly recommend this house and would love to come back one day!
Thank you for your comment Silja. You are right regarding the garden furniture, we bought two new chairs yesterday. We take into account all your comments to improve the house and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again. Have a nice summer. Jean-Louis
A week of pure rest and relaxation
I am a little hesitant to write this review as I don't want so many people knowing about such a great place. Approximately 10 of my friends and myself spent a week at this immaculately maintained farmhouse in Massignieu De Rives. It is easy to find using GPS and the surrounding area is incredibly scenic with lots of different things to do, such as hiking, biking, swimming, etc. The only drawback was that the house was so comfortable that it was hard to leave! The very gracious owners greeted us upon arrival and took us on a personal tour of the house and it's surroundings. You could tell that they take a great deal of pride in the property. The pictures do not do this place justice. The house is quite big and can easily accommodate a large group of people without feeling like you are tripping over each other. We spent most of our time out on the terrace, which offers amazing views, and by the pool. The house is a 10 minute drive from both a large supermarket and a train station which has direct connections to Lyon and Geneva. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped to handle the cooking required for a party of 10-12. In summary, this house and it's relaxing surroundings offer a great getaway for a group of friends or family and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again in the future.
Thanks a lot for this positive feed back ! Looking forward to welcoming your friends and yourself again. Best regards, Jean-Louis
Perfect for our family holiday
Seeking a large property in a picturesque area which would suit a special family holiday, this house looked ideal. Prior to our stay, communication with the owners was professional and thorough.
Celebrating our recent retirements with our son and daughter and their children, my husband and I selected this particular property on account of its space, location and gated pool.
A stunningly beautiful building, the house contained traditional French furniture - some antiques - together with some shabby chic and modern touches but it had a very friendly, homely atmosphere.
Well maintained during the rental periods by the charming caretaker Yves, we were reassured that he was available should we have any concerns - we did not.
The house suited our needs perfectly as it had plenty of space where people could 'do their own thing' and the gardens were ideal for our little grandchildren with opportunities for them to play hide and seek, play ball games and pick fruits from the orchard.
We spent most of the time in the local vicinity - walking, bathing at the lakes and mountain activities. It is a stunningly beautiful region - probably now my favourite in France.
One of the wine producers in the village sells stone baked bread on Saturdays and this was delicious. We barbecued most evenings as the weather was delightful, buying what we needed at nearby Belley.
The pool was a welcome treat in the heat and the house is lovely and cool indoors.
A fabulous stay!
Thank you Val for this very positive comment. And in addition, your French is excellent, Mister Sibuet told me. See you next time hopefully in our house to meet you personnaly. Best regards, Jean-Louis
Massignieu de Rives is located at 5 km from Belley and 15km from Aix les Bains and Chambéry. Closest TGV train station at 7km (Culoz) , closest airport at 15km (Chambéry).
surrounded by wineyards, many restaurants including prestige ones. Boat rentals with waterski/wakeboard. Prestige Golf Club in Aix les Bains with breathtaking mountain view, go kart circuit at 30 min, kayak on the Rhône river, cycling/rollerblade lanes at 5 min.