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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.
It looks just like the photos. If you love the photos you will love this place. It is so peaceful and quite. The gardens are so tranquil and there is so much bird and animal life to remind us city dwellers what it is really like to live in a small country town. There are plenty of very nteresting and very different towns and villages within a 45 min drive and we even jumped on a fast train to Paris for a day without any hassle or issues (45 min drive and 2 hours on the train) The only negative is we did get caught out a few times trying to find somewhere to eat when everything was closing at 1.30pm and many not reopening until 7pm. (plan ahead) The house is huge and I would recommend it for larger groups otherwise it may feel a bit empty (we had a party of 6 people) The owners are lovely and although they speak very little English we managed communication between our two cultures. 5 star holiday.