La Folie des Artistes
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Charming newly restored holiday home in the courtyard of our small chateau in the heart of the rolling hills of the Beaujolais.
Period furniture; new beds; original marble fireplaces; original art work; piano; flat screen digital TV + DVD; wi-fi.
11m heated pool; games room with table-tennis and snooker table. Badminton.
100 mile spectacular views to the alps.
Child friendly. Cot or additional child bed available.
40 minutes to Lyon; 3 hours to numerous ski resorts. 20 minutes from the A6 autoroute.
TGV at Lyon or Macon.
1 mile from the world famous Chateau de Bagnols Hotel.
Wine-tasting in 16th century winery across the road.
More details on my site www.robert-innes.com
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lyon 65 km, Nearest railway: LyonTGV / Macon Loché TGV / Legny 33 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Beaujolais is a beautiful winemaking area at the Southern tip of Burgundy. It is close to Lyon (France's most popular city voted by the French). Rich in culture, art, architecture and gastronomy. Stunning views, great walking, cycling (on and off-road) and touring. Although it is a very French part of France, it is well known around the world. George Clooney owns a chateau and winery; Tom Cruise and Bill Clinton have been guests at the local hotel, Chateau de Bagnols.
There is winetasting everywhere. There are festivals of watercolour, classical music, jazz and more. There is architectural heritage from 10th century chateaux to Le Corbusier.
However, many guests just relax by the pool and enjoy an aperitif from the secret garden watching the sun slide down over the rollings hills opposite.
Within the Beaujolais La Folie is in the centre of its most beautiful area known as Les Pierres Dorées. This translates directly as Golden Stone. It is the honey coloured local limestone out of which all the buildings were originally built. Moiré is the smallest municipal village within the area and is the most original. Vineyards, orchards, meadows and woods surround the village. The occasional wild boar and roe deer can be seen in the early mornings.
If you like life in the slow lane this is for you.
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