GITE PANDORA MEILLONNAS FRANCE
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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.
Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It comprises of a main room that has a kitchenette for light cooking, a dining table and sofa. It is newly decorated and the furniture throughout is art deco and antique. The bathroom is a modern shower unit and facilities. The bedroom is a warm scarlet with views over the green pastures. The whole property has very large panoramic windows. Ideal for nature lovers and those who like to go walking, hiking, bike riding, fishing in the small lakes, nature watching, enjoy the sun and views. If you prefer to meditate there is a private chapel in the horses field.
Listen to nature and take a walk to the 15th century Calvaire behind the farm. There are lots of chemins leafy lanes to explore. There is a village with bread and local traiteur produce. A local restaurant with take away each day if you do not feel like cooking. There is also home delivery and pizza. Visit the chateau with a pottery exhibition and visit the local artisan atelier with pottery. Meillonnas is in Revermont and is famous for pottery that began in 1760. The word fayence was formed and the chateau dates from 1350. There is a Gothic church with frescos from 14th and 15th century. The hamlet of Sanciat has a gothic 15th century Calvaire of Christ, Virgin and 4 evangelists. My private chapel is the Choin Joly family and called chapelle du mouton. Meillonnas has had famous occupants such as write Roger Veilland and his Hollywood visitors such as Jane Fonda and civil rights activist , Angela Davis.
Meillonnas pottery dates to Gallo Roman era. There is a gallo roman grave on my land. The rich soil produced cooking pots of clay and limestone, carrons that were glazed earthenware stoneward. There is fishing in the Seron river and lake at la Razza.
You can play tennis in Meillonnas and play golf in Bourg en Bresse, There is also an activity water park.
You can cycle, hike and walk in the Bresse Ain valley for 30kms or 8 hours. Mont Grillerin for 15kms or 4.30 hours.
Sanciat and the moulin mill for 7 kms or 2 hours. Des cretes for 6kms or 2 hours. Lake L'oignin 18kms Meta Felion Granges.
Treffort Cuisiat is 3kms, Drom 3kms, Jasseron 4kms and has a flying club. Perouges is a medieval city with famous architecture. There is the massif park natural Haut Jura. Lake Nantua offers boating and Grange du Pan 5miles or 8 kms offers swimming and an outdoor restaurant.
Bourg en Bresse is the western base of the Jura mountains and is 40 miles north of Lyon and 60 miles west of Geneva. Agricultural half timbered house in Bressan style decorate the area and offer Bresse blue cheese and Bresse chicken meals. The Brou Monestary in Bourg is famous and is a flamboyant Gothic abbey dating 1505-1556.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grange du Pan swimming in a natural lake and open 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lyon Expury 40 miles or 60kms Geneva International 100 km, Nearest railway: Bourg en Bresse TGV Waterloo to Paris 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Rhône-Alpes region
Rhone Alpes department of Ain. Revermont is set in nature and has both a plain and mountains. You can travel to the many villages and hamlets and explore the local wine growing areas and the Bresse poultry farming that makes this Bresse country. There is Bresse Blue cheese. You can follow the Route de fleurie du Revermont and see the pretty villages with ancient chapels and churches.
This is walking country with many mapped out routes. Bourg en Bresse has a wonderful monestary and museum that was built as a love symbol. There are restaurants in the half timbered old quarter of Bourg with cafe scene and shops. There is a theatre with activities and a language cinema Grenette. There is live music at Ferme de Jazz and La Tannerie.
There are music theme bars such as Australian Wye River and the pedestrian area of Edgar Quntet has a selection of boutique bars and restaurants.
Here you can go off on your bicycle or quad or walk around. You can go gliding and motor gliding in Jasserson. If you buy a 5 euro ticket at the tourist office in Bourg you can enter all the local museums free.
Meillonnas has beautiful old houses made of stone and has a rich history of pottery. The faiences began in the 18th century and there are pieces to admire in the chateau.
Sanciat has the 15th century Calvaire behind my farm and I have the chapel. Sanciat was a wine growing area until it was hit by the disease that wipped out the crop. Now it is a maize growing area and there is a biscuit factory which produces rich butter biscuits in Tossiat.
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