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Unique Family Barge Holiday in Cepoy, near Montargis, Loiret 45120

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday house boat in Accolay - Self Catering Barge with spa

Beautiful Self Catering 3 Bedroom Luxury Floating Barge on Canal du Loing

THE BOUT DE ZAN - self catering floating barge / gite situated on the banks of Cepoy/Montargis 45120, Centre Canal du Loing/Briare, France

Free 1 day cruise

The Bout de Zan is a 38 metre long converted barge which has recently been expertly restored to create comfortable self catering accommodation for 6 people in three cabins.

It has all the facilities you would expect from a luxury gite, but with a stunning riverside setting and the opportunity for a river and canal cruise on one or more days if you wish. The boat will be moored in Cepoy or along the banks of the beautiful canal du Loing, which is 1 hour south of Paris by fast motorway.

The floating gite sleeps six guests comfortably in delightful en-suite cabins, two with double beds and one with twin beds. There is a dining room with Rayburn adjacent to the open kitchen-galley and a comfortable relaxing saloon beyond the cabins.

A TV and DVD is available should you wish to watch a film.

Outside, there is large deck area with BBQ, table, chairs andhot tub where you can enjoy a sundower in the late evening sunshine while taking in the stunning views of the river Yonne.

There is so much to do in the area, such as: Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, sailing, Hot Air Balloning, Wine Tasting, Quad Biking, River Swimming, Wild life Park, Tennis, Walking, Cycling and much more.

Walk or Cycle the many miles of Canal paths. Please bring your own bikes. (please check with owner should he have bikes available)

Just relax read a book and enjoy the sunshine while sipping a glass of wine.

Why not treat yourself to a journey to the land which celebrates the "Art & Pleasure of Living".

For that extra special experience - 2 Half Days Cruise can be booked with Giles and Sabrina

Giles Grenville, the owner of the boat speaks both English & French, he has his own private cabin on board, he will greet you on arrival, show you around the boat and he can also advise you on some of the best places to visit, best restaurants to try etc.

Please Note: He does not live on board full time.

The Bout de Zan makes the ideal base for either a fun filled family holiday or a relaxing cultural and romantic break.

Enjoy Fantastic Food & Wine, Art, Culture and Nature.

"Bon Voyage"

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Giles Grenville
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2016


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Unique Family Barge Holiday in Cepoy, near Montargis, Loiret 45120
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful relaxing holiday with a difference!

  • 5 of 5

We all absolutely loved our stay on this barge located in a stunning setting. The boat has been wonderfully renovated with everything you could need. The jacuzzi on deck was amazing and enjoyed by us all. Giles and Sabrina were perfect hosts and were available when needed for recommendations and for local knowledge. The provision of a local cheese, pate, bread and sparkling wine on arrival was a lovely, welcoming touch. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need.

The town of Clemacy is beautiful and has lovely restaurants, a great bakery and well stocked mini supermarket as well as bigger supermarkets on the outskirts of town.

There are bikes provided to take a trip along the canal path which we enjoyed.

A thoroughly relaxing holiday, thank you Giles and Sabrina, we had a great time and wished we could have stayed longer! We hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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À very original expérience

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy very much these original holidays on the barge. 3 comfortable bedrooms with bathroom, nice decoration on all the boat, small swimmingpool that our children enjoyed. The region is very beautifull, calm.

Most of all , we appreciated the warm welcome from Giles, the owner of the boat.

We wish all the best to the Bout de zan !

Vous ne regretterez pas un séjour si original et dépaysant.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A great family experience

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed on a barge before so this was a totally new experience. We were a family of 5. The barge was like a home away from home, very comfortable and much bigger than expected. It made an ideal base to explore Auxerre and the surrounding areas. Giles was there to greet us and to advise us on some of the more interesting places to visit .As we had booked for 10 days Giles surprised us and gave us a complimentary cruise up the canal. Just wonderful

I would highly recommend this holiday barge. It ticked all our boxes. We had a wonderful time and hope to return next year with our friends,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you all on board and it was such fun doing the cruise. I look farward to seeing you all next year Giles
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Entspannung pur. Super Schiffs-Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Giles und Sabrina sind tolle Gastgeber, hilfsbereit, sehr freundlich und die absoluten "Kreuzfahrt"-Kapitäne. Wir waren für fünf Tage Gäste auf den umgebauten Lastkahn "Bout de Zan", der mit seinen 39 Metern Länge alle anderen Boote auf dem Canal de Nivernais zu Zwergen degradiert. Als wir ankamen, war Brot, Käse, Terrine im Kühlschrank und der Sekt kaltgestellt. Auf dem Boot gibt es alles, was man braucht und noch viel mehr. Jedes Schlafzimmer hat sein eigenes Bad, die Küche ist perfekt eingerichtet, auf dem Oberdeck gibts sogar ein Jacuzzi. Alles ist sehr geschmackvoll, die Handtücher riesig, jedes Einrichtungsstück , jedes Fenster hat seine Geschichte, es ist eine wundervolle Erfahrung. Zum Aufenthalt gehörte eine zweitägige Fahrt auf dem Kanal, die uns Burgund langsam und von seiner schönsten Seite zeigte. Unbedingt buchen!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour sur cette impressionnante péniche située dans un cadre agréable. Giles, l'hôte est sympathique, drôle et intéressant. L'accueil est chaleureux tout comme la décoration qui est également de très bon goût. Les chambres sont agréables avec leurs SDB respectives. En somme nous sommes ravis. A refaire.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Paris Orly
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Car: necessary

Cepoy, Loiret 45120, near Montargis


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Accolay, Yonne

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Special Offer: Free Days Cruise with Wine and Canapes valued at GB £300.00 for all 6 Nights booked during June to end of August 2015
please confirm with owner when booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Accolay in Burgundy

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have en-suite & toilet facilities All bedrooms have electric heating From 2016 all bedrooms will have have air conditioning
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Should you have any questions concerning the location of the barge and the surrounding areas please contact the owner of the barge (The Bout de Zan) Mr Giles Grenville. MobIle: +44 772 211 3919 email: bargesafariholidays@gmail.com

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