2 Bedroom Cottage in France, Burgundy, Cluny
A car is necessary and we are 7 hours from Calais with most of the way on the wonderful French autoroutes. The nearest airports are Lyon, and Dijon, both one and a half hours away and Geneva, two hours. You can take the TGV from Paris to Macon Loché. Car rental is available at all these sites. GPS coords are: N 46.48603 deg E 4.49032 deg.
Lyon or Geneva 119km and 184km
Nearest Train Station:
Macon Loche TGV 30km
L'Estaminet at Mazille
Dompierre-les-Ormes 12km, Cluny for supermarkets
Cluny and Charolles
Being stone built, the interior of Les Volets Bleus (90 sq metres) is beautifully cool in summer. The oak flooring and terracotta tiling are both practical and traditional. The well-equipped kitchen is a cook's delight where you can prepare Charollais beef, Bresse chickens or your own barbecue food, and there is a dishwasher for afterwards. The beamed salon is a light and spacious room with comfortable seating in which to eat and relax. Free WiFi is provided and there is a television with English programming, a DVD player and a CD player, as well as books, games and puzzles. Both bedrooms have retained their A frame beams and have large modern en-suite shower rooms. The larger room has a super king sized bed and the other has twin single beds. There is heating (or cooling in the summer) in both bedrooms and under floor heating in the kitchen and salon. Facilities include an espresso machine, microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, and hairdryer. There is also a downstairs WC.
Les Volets Bleus is directly across the courtyard from the south-facing heated swimming pool. The pool has a uniform depth of 1.5m and can be lit in the evening. There is a gas barbecue, tables and chairs under a pergola, and pool loungers and parasols, where you can relax and enjoy the view. There is ample parking space and a grassed area for playing games. The pool is shared with the Main House.
We are ideally situated for days out or lazing round the pool. For days out you can choose between visiting museums, arts and crafts exhibitions, wandering around archaeological sites, châteaux and Romanesque churches or simply sampling the local produce. If you take a day trip to Lyon, the home of French cuisine, dont forget to wander around Les Halles Bocuse, market halls full of produce at which to marvel. Mâcon, our departmental town, is half an hour away, surrounded by its famous vineyards, the home of Chardonnay and the world-renowned Puilly-Fuisse wines. We can recommend a personal guide to the vineyards to the North around Beaune and offer our own recommendations of the vignerons in the Mâconnais and Beaujolais. In the 11th century Cluny was the largest abbey after the Vatican and was a centre of power and wealth for the area. Tournus with its Abbey of St Philibert and boat trips on the River Saône, Beaune with its famous Hospice and Dijon, the ancient capital of Burgundy and the seat of its Dukes are all interesting places to visit. The French poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine was a native of this area and there are châteaux at St Point and Pierreclos, which are associated with him and open to the public. There are many other chateaux in the area including Cormatin, Berzé le Châtel and Drée. We have our own vegetables, herbs and eggs available in season and supper can be provided for you on the evening of your arrival by prior arrangement. There are two mountain bikes available for use on the green lanes which surround the property. Dompierre-les-Ormes, our nearest village, is 12 minutes' drive and has a boulanger who won the world champion baguette competition in 2009, a small supermarket, a butcher/traiteur, a post office and banks. Cluny, with its artisan pâtisseries, restaurants and supermarkets is a 20 minute drive. Les Volets Bleus is totally independent from the Main House, but we are available for advice on places to visit, or if you need any help.
Conditions of Rental
Please phone or email us in order to make a provisional booking, which we will hold for 48 hours. A booking can be made by paying a 25% deposit by credit/bank card and signing/returning the terms and conditions. Following receipt of payment, the booking will be confirmed by email. The final payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival at the property. The Lead Guest making the booking is legally responsible for all the other names on the booking form. Les Volets Bleus and its grounds are totally non smoking. We do not accept pets as we are in farming country. All linen, including pool towels, electricity, a welcome pack and cleaning is included in the price. The bedding is non-allergenic.
- Swimming Pool
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Washing Machine
- Horse Riding