Charnay holiday farmhouse rental with private pool, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

7 reviews

From the owner

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Laval is a charming golden stone farmhouse set in the vineyards of the southern Beaujolais, thirty minutes from Lyon. It is located in a tranquil valley below the beautiful village of Charnay-en-Beaujolais where the historic chateau, ancient tower and pretty church surround the square. Within walking distance the village has both a restaurant and a café along with épicerie, boulangerie and weekly market selling local produce.

The house, perfect for families, has been tastefully renovated preserving many of the original features (stone staircase and fireplace) but offers the comfort of modern living as it was the owners' main residence for five years.

It has three large bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs as well as a ground floor bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and garden access. Two of the first floor rooms open onto a large terrace with an external staircase to the garden. The spacious living-room/ dining-room has double doors onto the courtyard and remains cool during the summer due to its thick stone walls and quarry tiled floor. It is comfortably furnished and, for the cooler nights, has a wood burner in the fireplace which is easy to light. There is a CD and DVD player and free internet access.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave and American fridge/ freezer. It opens onto the covered terrace with its ten seater table and BBQ, perfect for al fresco meals. The courtyard and garden are secluded and sheltered, with no one overlooking them, enjoying attractive views across the vineyards and up towards the village. The good sized pool (10m x 5m) is sheltered by the garden wall but within sight of the house. The pool has an approved alarm system but is not fenced and, although not heated, it has a heat preserving soft cover which can be used at night.

Within walking distance is Bruno's goat farm where fresh cheese can be bought daily from the dairy and also several Caveau where local wine can sampled and purchased. There are two Michelin starred restaurants in nearby villages and numerous bouchons (brasseries) and recognised restaurants in Lyon to enjoy the famous regional cuisine.

The Roman city of Lyon just thirty minutes drive and, known for its silk industry and gastronomy, boasts two rivers, two cathedrals and a Roman amphitheatre. It has much to offer, with plenty of history, cultural activities, museums, riverside markets and sophisticated shopping.

Charnay is conveniently located just ten minutes from the A6 motorway (autoroute du soleil), an approximately seven hour drive from Calais and forty five minutes from Saint Exupery airport.

The Beaujolais region, known mainly for its wine outside France, is much loved by the French for its abundance of outdoor pursuits: hiking, horse riding and cycling in beautiful and unspoilt countryside and offers much to the holidaymaker who wants both tranquility and calm but activities and gastronomy close by. Beajolais wines, somewhat undermined by the fad of Beaujolais nouveau can best be enjoyed by trying the various crus including Fleurie, Brouilly and Moulin a Vent.

Visitor review from 2013

11 july 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful and cozy home, because it is a home where we felt love, life, feelings and family. We are sure we will be back to live once more in a divine place!

We would like to recommend a beautiful and delicious restuarant called "Au Colombier" at Anse. Very good food and beautiful spot by the river. We also took a nice tour on bicycles at Beaujeu. We have left the information in your book, very nice!

Thank you again for sharing your home with us, and thanks for a wonderful and unforgettable time at Laval, Charnay.

Merci beaucoup et a bientot

Monica and Milo from Mexico

July/Aug 2013

We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful home and have completely fallen in love with the surrounding area. The weather has been changeale to say the least but that has not mattered too much given that we have lovely surroundings to be in. the garden has given us particular pleasure - so carefully planted and well designed for use throughout the day. The pool has been well used, even in the rain!

Thank you letting us share in this very special place.

The Farside Family, Brighton, UK

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

The house is self check in at any time from 15h00 on the day of arrival. Keys can be collected from a secure key box on the outside gate. The owners are available to answer questions by e-mail or phone before and during your stay, subject to availability. Details on the house and equipment are provided in an on site folder.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
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No smoking at this property

Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 7 night
Changeover day: Sat

About the owner

Cynthia J.
Average reply time:
2 hours 55 minutes

Calendar updated:
22 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French
This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Apr 2013. Located in Rhone, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1575 to £2428.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Jul 2021.


7 reviews
Very Good
Nova Scotia, Canada

A Perfect Retreat
Jun 2019

We rented this wonderful house after a business trip to Lyon, and couldn't have been happier with our choice. If you're looking for something new, modern and slick, this isn't your plac… More 

Reviewed 26 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for such a lovely review and for taking the time to both write this and tell us your impression on arrival. All feedback helps us give our guests a pleasurable and comfortable stay.
London, United Kingdom

Beautiful house and garden in a great location with amazing views, instant relaxation!
Jun 2017

The house is very comfortable and well equipped with all we needed for a holiday with pre-schoolers. The garden and outdoor eating area & BBQ perfect for relaxing afternoons with children playing.… More 

Reviewed 26 Jul 2017


Holiday home in lovely area.
Jun 2017

Very spacious house , well equipped . Pool used every day by grandchildren. Large shaded area for outside seating and dining. Lovely views all around of vineyards and hilltop villages..but restaurants… More 

Reviewed 20 Jun 2017

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Beautiful house, beautiful location
Aug 2016

The house was artistically and excitingly renovated, the garden was lovely and the views amazing. The house had an extensive library which was an added bonus; the only downside is that elderly people … More 

Reviewed 29 Aug 2016

Oxford, United Kingdom

Beautiful spot and charming home
Aug 2014

The perfect house for a family holiday, spacious and stylish rooms with fabulous outdoor space. The garden is delightfully tranquil and the pool perfectly placed to catch the maximum sun. Outdoor meal… More 

Reviewed 24 Aug 2014

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Cynthia the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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