South Burgundy Farmhouse Vacations near Cluny Abbey
"This year as an option for smaller groups we have decided to offer the house either as a whole or the Original Farmhouse together with the Belvedere or the New Apartment also with the Belvedere, excluding the peak season."
This remodelled farmhouse offers you flexible accommodation with 5 double bedrooms, 4 separate toilets, 2 bathrooms with showers and 2 separate shower rooms all fully fitted. The unique design makes it possible for two family groups to holiday separately together; one in the original Home Farmhouse, the other in the new interconnected Apartment. There is even overflow accommodation in the Belvedere or observation tower above the garage - ideal for teenagers.
The house was built (probably during the early 1700's) into the hillside so that the upper main floor at the back opens onto a long grassed terrace with another 6.5 hectares (16 acres) of woodland and meadows flowing up the hillside behind the property.
The water supply (laboratory tested) for the house and pool is sourced from our own borehole 80 metres (260 feet) below ground and has fewer impurities than some famous French brands of premium bottled water.
The original home farm is on the extreme left, and the new apartment can be reached either internally or from the external Burgundian staircase.
The Observation Tower and teen accommodation (Belvedere) is above the garage on the right.
Airports : Lyon 87km (54 miles) or Geneva 158km (98 miles),
Mâcon Loché T.G.V. Train Station 22km (14 miles),
Mâcon Golf courses 20km (12 miles),
Cycle Hire & Horse Riding 3km (2 miles),
Supermarkets & Shopping 2km (1 mile),
Bakers, Restaurants & Bars 3km (2 miles).
Sandy Beach Facilities at "Lac de Levre" 32km (20 miles)
Skiing on the Haut Jura 125km (78miles)
Help is at hand if needed! The house guardians, Rodolph and Veronique Pichon live less than 1 km away and will help should any problems arise.
Please enquire if you need transport from the local TGV train stations or Lyon airport.
What weather can you expect at Champ Boyer?
The local climate is more 'continental' than in the UK. The summers are warmer July and August temperatures regularly exceed 90 degrees F (32° C). The winters are colder with occasional short lived snow. The lack of air pollution results in super visibility. Spring and autumn conditions are very similar to the UK with, from time to time, spectacularly heavy rain. The local topography results in the occasional dramatic electric storm with the light sky set ablaze with both sheet and forked lightning. The height of the house above Cluny and the valley floor results in bright clear days when the town is shrouded in mist. Occasionally the valley has been seen filled with white fog giving the illusion that one can walk in the sunshine from the bottom of the garden on a carpet of fog across it to the other side of the valley. (contributed article)
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