The Carmen Suite, Beaujolais
Chateau | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Carmen Suite is South and West facing with 40 km views over the garden, pool, vineyards and the rolling hills of Les Monts du Tarare. Antique Terra Cotta tiled floor, marble firepace, exposed timber Lyonnais ceiling and 18th century windows with slatted shutters, decorated cast iron radiators and an immense adjoining bathroom give you a flavour of the space. The bathroom has a Delofon free-standing cast iron bath, bidet, large shower and wc also sit on a terra cotta tiled floor under an exposed Lyonnais ceiling. There is the option of an adjoining twin bedroom which will only be let as part of the suite. The three rooms together add up to about 130m2,
The Carmen suite is one of two suites at Le Chateau de Moire in the Beaujolais region of France.
The Carmen Suite is part of our beautiful home in the heart of the Beaujolais. This beautiful small chateau has 6 bedrooms on the first floor (two of which compise the Carmen Suite, the other 4 at the East end of the house comprise the Figaro Suite) complementing a large kitchen-dining room, dining room, sitting room, and billiards (6') room on the ground floor. The main rooms are all South facing with large windows on the first floor and French doors on the ground floor. Until recently it was our home so you will find it very well equipped: from the Aga in the kitchen to the high speed fibreoptic internet; Jotul and Clearview woodburning stoves; dual purpose Viessmann solar panels that heat the hotwater in the house and the swimming pool down to details like French Scrabble and a well stocked herb and spice drawer! The private garden and 11m heated salt-water pool give you panoramic views over vineyards and rolling hills, 150km to Mont Blanc and the Alps on a clear day in the East and the Monts du Tarare in the West.
Moiré is a small village in the South of the Beaujolais, in an area known as Les Pierres d'Orées, a warm honey coloured limestone with which most of the buildings in the area are built. 35 km from Lyon, it is an ideal base from which to explore as well as being an idyllic spot in which to relax. Villefranche-sur-Saône (access A6) with its fabulous covered food market is 14 km North.
The neighbouring villages include Bagnols with its world renowned château hotel and Oingt, a medieval hill-top village recently classified as one of France's most beautiful villages. The local market town, Le Bois d'Oingt (3 km) has shops, doctor, vet, bank, post office and a market every Tuesday morning.
Wine tasting is available in the 16th century cellar opposite the chateau, or at any of the 6 other winemakers in the village, locally in the area and at world famous vineyards further up the road in Burgundy.
There are numerous restaurants nearby, our favourites are Le Vieux Moulin (Alix) for quality traditional cuisine; L'Auberge du Château (Bully) for great modern cuisine and L'Auberge Chatoux Fleuri, genuine rustic cuisine on the Col du Chatoux. There are many 1 to 3* Michelin starred restaurants within easy driving distance.
Road and off-road cycling, walking, galleries, music festivals, golf and skiing (Chalmazel 2 h, the Jura and the Alps are all feasible for day trips) are here to be enjoyed.
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport is 1 hour by car, Geneva is 2.5 hours by car. Marseille is 3.5 hours. Calais is about 7.5 hours. TGV trains come to Lyon and Maçon. There is a private airport nearby at Frontenas for light aircraft.
You can rent the whole house if you prefer. It is listed as le Chateau de Moiré.
Catering is also available separately.
There is currently also an additional 2 bedroom house (La Folie des Artistes) available to let with the Le Chateau for larger groups.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
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