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GITE de L'ETANG-JAUNE families or group of friends Burgundy Nievre La Machine

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Charming cottage 5 (or 7)bedrooms 4(or 5) bathrooms, 10 to 14 adults depending option

Burgundy Nineteenth century residence restored in the tradition. For groups or families which could enjoy this spacious, lighted house tastefully decorated with antique furniture. This is a house that has an equipment of high quality both in its cuisine as in its bathrooms.

5 bedrooms on 2 levels (3 with beds 160cm and 140cm, 2 with double beds 90cm), 4 bathrooms with toilets, incl. one for person with limited mobility, a large living with fireplace and a separate toilet, a large fully equipped kitchen with a Lacanche piano, a spacious dining room. Laundry. Terrace with pergola and teak furniture

Attractions: Walking in the adjacent forest. Fishing in pond. Aquatic center, tennis, hiking, canoeing on the Loire, cyclo-tourism along the Canal du Nivernais. Nevers: City of art 30Km. Vineyards of Pouilly and Sancerre, Cote de Beaune on a day tour.

In a closed garden half acre children gantry, ping-pong table, barbecue and tables. The house is located on a 6 acres land with century old oak trees .

Optional: Possibility to rent an additional house on the same property (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 toilet, living/dining, kitchen to accommodate 4 additional adults.

More Details

CLAUDINE but preferably contact by e-mail
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

About CLAUDINE but preferably contact by e-mail

This family home was renovated in 2007 by the great grandson of the original owner. He took great care and love to preserve the 'joie de vivre' of his childhood and his ancestors. It was built around 1870 next to a stone quarry that was operated by the family. The ground floor at times was a cafe where the locals gathered to discuss politics and the daily affairs of the town.

CLAUDINE but preferably contact by e-mail purchased this cottage in 1870

Why CLAUDINE but preferably contact by e-mail chose La Machine

This house is in the middle of the French countryside (La France Profonde) in the confluence of several regions that are rich in history, forest, natural reserves, reputed wines, rivers and waterways. It is the ideal place to enjoy fresh air and authentic country French lifestyle. It is located in Burgundy and day trips to La Cote d'or, Sancerre and Pouilly are recommended.

What makes this cottage unique

The house can accomodate 10 adults. On the ground floor there is a bedroom with 2 single beds and an en-suite bathroom that can accommodate a special needs person. The bedroom has a large flat-screen television. An additional 1/2 bathroom are also located on the ground floor.

Four large double bedrooms are located on the first floor. One of these bedrooms has the smaller (2 single bed) room adjacent and they both share a bathroom. This would be great for a family or could be utilized as a suite. The other large bedroom has its own bathroom nearby with the laundry. It also has a connecting door to the fourth bedroom. Enjoy the fireplace in this room and its lovely antique furnishings. There is a 3rd bathroom adjacent to this 4th bedroom. which has a bathtub.


La Machine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 2 - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Salle de bains 4 - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 1 - toilet , shower , handicape
  • All equipment bathrooms are new and of high quality. Each bathroom has a toilet. Ideal for a large family or group of friends who can also isolate themself from the group
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Chambre 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 2 - 1 double
    Chambre 5 - 1 queen
    Chambre 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 3 - 1 queen , 2 baby crib
    - 2 double
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • For larger groups, additional 2 bedrooms house with Bathroom and toilet located on the same property The attic of the cottage will soon cather additional beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The room on the ground floor is equipped with a bathroom to receive a reduced mobility persons. The ground floor of the house is equipped for wheelchair traffic.


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GITE de L'ETANG-JAUNE families or group of friends Burgundy Nievre La Machine
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the great pleasure of making L'Etang-Jaune our home for one month this Summer. The location in La Machine is breathtakingly beautiful and we enjoyed taking drives through the countryside to visit nearby historical sites as well as the cities of Nevers, Moulins, Dijon and Beaune. The house and yards are exactly as you see in the pictures and everything is of very good quality from the linens to the cookware. The history of the home is charming and we loved the modern bathrooms and gourmet kitchen. Our children (5 and 7) delighted in the wide open spaces and played outdoors for hours on end. The owners of the home are incredibly gracious and an absolute joy to spend time with. They are very generous with information and recommendations on where to visit, eat, shop, etc.

Honestly, we had very romantic notions about what our vacation in the French countryside would be like; we envisioned sleeping with the windows open, fresh croissants for breakfast, having meals in the garden, foraging for blackberries, enjoying wines with new friends... L'Etang Jaune was the key to making our dream a reality. Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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le repos par exelence !

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison ancienne rénové avec goût et respect des générations. Une maison accueillante pleine d'histoire. Nous étions 8 collègues de travail, quasiment chacune des chambres ont leur salle de bain, ce qui est un plus. Le salon est chaleureux. La cuisine adapté au grande réception.. Un terrain immense et une forêt attenante que du bonheur. Quasiment aucun vis a vis. A découvrir sans modération. Nous renouvellerons sans aucun doute l'expérience. Encore merci.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour au Gîte de l'étang s'est déroulé à merveille. Votre maison

correspondait très bien au descriptif et chacun a pu ainsi profiter

d'une chambre intime et pour mes beaux parents avoir leur propre salle

d'eau était très important. Les enfants ont apprécié dîner le soir sur

une table comme dans un "café" et ont profité du jardin!!! Nous avons

également été visité le musée de la mine qui nous a tous impressionné.

Les enfants pourtant très jeunes ont adoré et sont restés calmes et

attentifs pendant la visite, posant des questions et retrouvant tous

les détails dans le musée qui est resté ouvert pour nous jusqu'à 18h45

au lieu de 18h00 (ce n'est pas dans une grande ville que nous aurions eu cette chance).

Annie et Roger nous ont accueillis avec gentillesse et c'est avec plaisir que nous conseillons votre gite.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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De très bons moments dans un cadre enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Ayant loué le gite pour fêter un anniversaire, nous avons apprécié l'accueil à l'arrivée dans le gite, mais également la qualité des prestations.

Les équipements de la cuisine de très bonne qualité permettent de faire un festin. Nous avons pu manger très nombreux dans la salle à manger sans se poser la question de la place. Les regroupements autour de la cheminée ont été très agréables. La literie est tout simplement divine.

Le gite de l'étang jaune est vraiment l'endroit parfait pour se retrouver en famille ou entre amis, faire de bons repas, se balader, profiter ...!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un lieu à part

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passer un week end familial merveilleux dans ce lieu chaleureux et confortable! A refaire!!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Magnifique gite

  • 5 of 5

A 2 familles - 4 adultes et 6 enfants de 2 a 8 ans - nous avons passe une tres agreable semaine dans cette belle maison de famille pleine d'histoire. Contrairement a beaucoup de gites qui sont un peu impersonnels, nous avons ici apprecie le gout avec lequel la maison etait decoree, le confort des lits, les nombreuses salles de bains qui nous ont permis de ne pas etre "les uns sur les autres", la cuisine superbement equipee qui nous a donne envie de cuisiner pour notre grande tablee, et le beau jardin avec balancoires ou les enfants ont passe de longues heures a jouer. La region est magnifique et les proprietaires absolument charmants ne furent pas avares de recommandations pour trouver des activites qui plaisent a toute la famille.

Nous recommandons chaudement cette maison pour des vacances en (grande) famille, ou simplement pour une semaine entre amis a profiter de la douceur de vivre du Nivernais.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
270 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Downtown (half mile)
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
DECIZE 4 miles or NEVERS 20 miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Guinguette
Car: recommended

Should you like to enjoy the local markets, fresh fruit, vegetables and regional products can be obtained at the Saturday morning market in La Machine or the Friday market in Decize. On Tuesday morning in Verneuil or Wednesdays in Dornes there are markets with a vegetable, meat and cheese. You could also drive 20 minutes to Jardin de Marigny to pick your own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Driving around you will see white cows everywhere. They are white Charolais cattle, a hallmark of the Burgundy landscape. This meat is well-known in France and recognized worldwide so don't forget to taste it. You will be able to buy it from one of the several butchers in Decize.

In this region our museums include La Machine's 'Museum de la Mine' and 'Centre National du Costume de Scene' in Moulin. There is also the 'Museum de la Faience' and 'Saint Bernadette de Lourdes' located in Nevers with its wellknown cathedrale. Additional worthwhile places to visit include Magny Cours, the former home of the Formula 1. It is still an active circuit to international races. And beautiful rural areas such as Bourbon Lancy and Apremont sur Allier. Bourbon Lancy is a spa town with thermal springs. Apremont sur Allier is a member of the association of 'The most beautiful villages in France'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $123.06
nettoyage fin sejour $110.76
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

Ces tarifs sont pour le Gite capacite 12 adultes 6 chambres (non compris les enfants de moins de 2ans). Pour des groupes plus importants (12 a 14 adultes) il y a un canape lit dans le salon des combles. Pour plus d'adultes (plus de 14) on peut louer la maison voisine (2 chambres). Les weekends vont du Vendredi soir au Dimanche apres-midi. Les Mid-week ont des dates flexibles durant la semaine mais sont de 2 nuits minimum.

Demandez nos offres speciales durang l'automen et l'hiver 2013-2014

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.