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We had a really enjoyable week staying at 'La Chouette'. The property worked very well for a family group of two couples and one baby. It was lovely having the main refurbished farmhouse with its excellent open plan and modern kitchen, dining and living space, as well as the cute 'piggery' perfect for two people to retire to or to have a bit of privacy.
The property has lots of space inside and out, and we loved sharing meals at the large tables, playing in the games barn and enjoying the terrace with bbq. Having the garden back right onto farms and countryside is fantastic and we enjoyed the peace, quiet and sunsets, as well as watching the antics of the local wildlife - cows, horses, chickens, geese, goats, donkey, bats, swallows and other birds. The only downside was the pesky flies but you are in the countryside!
Moulins-Engilbert is extremely handy to have so nearby. It has everything you need and even towards the end of the season when a few places were already closed up, always seemed bustling with people frequenting the local shops and bars. The Morvan is pretty, fairly sleepy and good for a relaxing getaway. If you enjoy walking, there's plenty nearby and we visited some places within the Morvan and further afield (45 mins - 1 hour 15 mins) such as the lakes, Vezelay and Autun.
Pets are not allowed at the property but the owners do have a dog which was staying just prior to us arriving. Worth considering if allergies is a concern.
Smooth booking and good communication with the owners and in-country support/house-keeping. We'd recommend.
The owner gave us a warm welcome and we felt at home right away. The house is big and fantastic with very tasteful decoration in all rooms, giving you a nice feeling of lounge and chill. All rooms have different decor, very chique and super nice. The kitchen is nice, big and well-equipped. We cooked easily for 35 people. The outdoor dining area is very nice, including the outdoor kitchen with three different grills. We enjoyed sitting in the lounge furniture in the evenings or around the small bonfires. During daytime the children enjoyed the pool. The surroundings are nice with fields and beautiful views to forest, green areas and the Panneciere dam. The lake is close by. We spent two weeks at Panneciere with 50 friends and family, and we all want to come back next year.