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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

The Cottage is a restored, stone-built house giving onto the courtyard of Sommery Castle on one side and lawns on the other. It is situated in southern Burgundy overlooking the Loire and the Loire valley. The Château itself dates from the Romans in 10 AD and has been constantly restored and modified over the centuries. It is surrounded by its own fenced parkland of 50 acres. It is the oldest inhabited château on the Loire.

Tastefully restored, the Cottage accommodates 8. The kitchen is equipped with freezer, fridge, dishwasher and electric cooker. It also has a wood-burning fireplace. Next to the kitchen, the living room has DVD and TV. The terrace has a barbecue with table and benches. The downstairs bathroom has a washer and tumble drier. There is a double bedroom downstairs looking over its own patio.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, two twin and one double, and a second bathroom. Central heating is electric.

The pool and surroundings are child safe. There is a covered play area with badminton, ping-pong, see saw, climbing ropes and pétanque (the French national sport of bowls).

Sommery is noted for its absolute peace and quiet. The village of Gilly is 1 km away with its village shop and post office. You can use one of the many bikes that are at your disposal, go by car in 1 minute or walk in 15. For more important shopping Digoin is 15 minutes away with 4 supermarkets, banks and all the rest. Paray-le-Monial is 30 minutes, Moulins 40, Mâcon and Vichy 1 hour, Lyon 2, Geneva 2 and a half and Paris 3.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lyon: 2 hours / Geneva 2.5 hours, Nearest railway: Gilly 2 km.
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed