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Booked this accommodation for all our family of six adults and three children plus dog to meet up and celebrate my wife's 70th birthday.
The help provided by Anna the owner in organizing before our arrival outside caterers so we could celebrate the birthday in style at the accommodation was exceptional considering she spoke little English and I spoke no French. The wonders of Google translator for you.
We found this large accommodation ideal for our family with plenty of games both inside and out to entertain the children and adults with the benefits of a sauna and good size jacuzzi for the adults to relax.
The weather for our week in late October was exceptional however from the holiday makers perspective France does seem to shut down at this time of year making it difficult to find restaurants open for evening meals.
Our only reservation about the property would be that only two toilets and one bathroom for the number of people that can be accommodated is sometimes testing.
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.