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Rent our lovely farmhouse! Sleeps 8 with private pool & £1,250 p/w peak season!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Why not grab a bargain and visit us out of season when it's cheaper to rent?

Our lovely gîte, Le Marronnier, named after the large chestnut tree which guards the entrance, is a 250 year old farmhouse with a private swimming pool situated on the edge of a small, pretty village in an area in the south of Burgundy called the Brionnais. This picturesque and largely unknown area is ideal for holidays with the true flavour of France.

Secluded with magnificent panoramic views over the rolling Brionnais & Roannais countryside, this character farmhouse has been sympathetically renovated and furnished to provide a mix of traditional features with modern facilities.

From the gates, the drive sweeps down to the house where there is plenty of parking (with one space in the hay barn acting as a shaded car port) beyond which is a terrace perfect for dining ‘au plein air’!

Through a gate to your left is the garden measuring just under half an acre which is mainly laid to lawn & bordered on one side by a tall laurel hedge, a row of conifers on another affording complete privacy whilst the third side is open allowing you to sit & enjoy a glass of wine looking out to the countryside beyond.

This is where the totally private swimming pool (9m x 4.5m) is located. The pool is bordered by a paved area where you can relax in the sun or there is leafy shade under the trees. There is also a barbecue area handily situated just beyond the terrace.

The front door opens onto the spacious dining area with table & seating for 8 with stereo with lead for MP3 or iPod. To the left is the sitting room complete with beamed ceiling and furnished with comfortable sofas & TV/DVD. There are two cupboards (which used to be the original door & window to the one-roomed farmhouse!) containing board games, books and DVDs. Both of these rooms have tiled floors which help keep the house cool during hot weather.

To the right of the dining room is the open plan, galley style kitchen area (hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher & plenty of cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery), the downstairs loo, laundry room (washing machine, iron & ironing board plus sink) & storage room for cleaning equipment – all of these rooms are also tiled for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Up a short flight of stairs, there are 4 bedrooms – two twins & a double with a king size bed at the front of the house overlooking the garden & a further double bedroom near the two smart shower rooms. All bedrooms have wardrobes complete with a variety of good quality wooden hangers, a chest of drawers, chair, hairdryer & fan.

For your convenience, all linen is provided including bed linen, towels & swimming towels - even tea towels! All beds are made up ready for your arrival.

Finally, we're sure you've heard of scams where fraudsters have taken payment without a property to rent out. Please be assured that, after 10 years renting out gîtes - many with HomeAway, your payment is safe with us.

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Jacqueline Murphy
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Jacqueline Murphy

Elite Gîtes was set up in 2005 by husband and wife team, David and Jacqueline Murphy.

With our family, we had rented gîtes in different areas of France and we spent many happy times together experiencing what France has to offer. However, we always felt that it could have been a better experience for us and we are sure you will understand when we say maybe there could have been better kitchen appliances and equipment, perhaps a better standard of accommodation and/or cleanliness or even the beds made up before we arrived – we’re sure you know what we mean! Like many others, we dreamt of having our own gîtes business in France and we wanted to offer the best possible quality gîte you could have at a reasonable rental.

To this end, we moved to France in 2002 and have renovated 4 properties - 2 of which formed the basis of Elite Gites property portfolio. We also operate a Chambre d'hote (bed & breakfast) from our own home and over the past 13 years we have welcomed many satisfied clients to our properties. We now operate just one gite, Le Marronnier, as a rental property and so have more time to concentrate on making it a fabulous holiday base.

Jacqueline Murphy purchased this house in 2002

Why Jacqueline Murphy chose Fleury-la-Montagne

When we first came to France to view potential properties to buy, we were shown Le Marronnier. It was in a very sad state - nearly everything was decorated dark brown and very shabby. However, we felt that we could update the interior to make a comfortable holiday home given its location in a pretty village in beautiful southern Burgundy. With open plan living downstairs and four good sized bedrooms and smart shower rooms installed upstairs we also knew that this configuration would be ideal for and suit many holidaymakers - whether they are families with young children keen on activities or groups of older travellers looking for tranquility.

What makes this house unique

Le Marronnier dates back about 250 years and was built as a small farmhouse. The original one roomed house is still visible as it is now the sitting room and the current cupboards are where the original door and window were - situated next to the well. The floor above would have been for the storage of hay and the rest of the building would have been for the animals and equipment. Some of the lovely mellow coloured stonework is very old and may have come from even older properties long demolished. There are even a couple of old stone columns in the garden which may have come from local ruins - maybe even the Benedictine abbey in nearby Charlieu!

Later in its history, the house was extended and a barn added. At this time, many people, including the owners of Le Marronnier, made wine and there is still an interesting peephole on the stairs which gave the owners a view to how the wine was fermenting in the cellar. Wine production in Fleury la Montagne has now all but ceased but some people carry on cultivating vines which can be seen on the neighbouring hills.

The facilities and décor coupled with its location on the edge of a pretty village not to mention the private swimming pool, we think makes Le Marronnier unbeatable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fleury-la-Montagne in Saône-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , plus wash-hand basin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , plus wash-hand basin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , plus wash-hand basin
  • The shower-rooms are also equipped with towel rails and storage trolley.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Adjacent to shower rooms
  • 2 doubles, 2 twin bedded rooms; hairdryers and fans provided in all bedrooms. Laundry is changed each week on Friday (free of charge). Cleaning service available - please ask for details.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The swimming pool will not be available between October - May inclusive. The pool may be heated on request - see above. Please note that 24 hours notice is required for all pool heating. The pool is heated to a maximum of 28C.


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Rent our lovely farmhouse! Sleeps 8 with private pool & £1,250 p/w peak season!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Le Marronnier

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house. Very clean and well equipped and had been converted to a very high specification. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our holiday gite has been so well received and that our hard work has paid off!!! We always intended that our gites should be as well equipped and as comfortable as possible.
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Hostess with the mostest

  • 5 of 5

We came across this property unexpectedly as our previously booked holiday home was cancelled leaving us little time to re-book. This looked absolutely perfect and we hoped we would find what we expected.

The house has very comfortable furnishings. The beds were exceptional and even the sheets looked like no-one had slept in them after the week

There were superb fans supplied which on hot nights were a real blessing as they really ventilated, not like some others I have experienced.

The pool was really warm the first day then became cooler for day two as it had developed a fault, but Jacqueline got the plumber and engineer in right away and after it rapidly came up to temperature it was so gorgeous I rarely got out.

There is all you need in the kitchen including a partially stocked fridge and a welcome pack of croissants. The equipment worked easily and beautifully and were not noisy.

The entire house was clean, spotless even and entirely at our disposal despite us just being the two people.

The shower rooms were good to use as the hot water cam through almost instantly and there was plenty of it and very beautifully tiled. A constant low level extractor meant there was no musty smell and you felt like the first person to use them every day.

Fleury was an unexpectedly beautiful area, very unspoilt quiet and tranquil. There are plenty of restaurants around although you have to look harder on a Sunday as is commonplace in France,, but we had some of the best meals we have ever had in France.

Jacqueline was keen to ensure we had the holiday we desired and put herself out when my husband developed a strange rash ,which turned out to be shingles, because she took us to her favourite pharmacist so she could assist with the language. It was nice to have her around locally and she was easy to contact.

We experienced a huge storm on the first night so having undercover car parking was reassuring as you never can tell when there might be hail.

All in all we came reluctantly back to the UK after a relaxing time which we sorely needed.

I would like to go back to Fleury as it is such a preety, quiet relaxing area.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fortnight here (2 families each with children aged 7, 5 and 1) and had a lovely time. We brought our own bikes and the countryside was perfect for some adult running or cycling, but also easy for the children on the new cycle routes nearby (we took the bikes down to the cycle path as it was flatter there for our 5 year old who was only just off stabilisers). The village itself was very quiet - in fact the local shop and cafe had closed for their own holidays. Pool was perfect for the children and shallow at one end meaning the 5 year olds could stand up with no problem. The house itself was well equipped and very clean and the owners were both helpful and pleasant. Storage for bikes was in the barn and secure.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A recommander

  • 4 of 5

Description de la maison fidèle à la réalité

Maison très agréable et bien entretenue, Dans une région tranquille et verdoyante

Beaucoup d'activités touristiques à proximité

Propriétaires serviables et sympathiques

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Le Marronnier

  • 5 of 5

We rent houses in Europe every year, and Le Marronnier was one of our favorites. The house is spotlessly clean and meticulously planned down to the last detail, which added greatly to the quality of our stay -- no desperate searches for tin-openers or clean towels. The furnishings and bedding are fresh and tasteful, and the garden has lovely views over the hills. The settting is charming and quiet, with lovely walks in the countryside, which is beautiful with rolling green hills and lots of nearby Romanesque churches. The hosts of Le Marronnier are so friendly, kind and welcoming -- we felt as if we were staying with friends! They hit just the right note of accessibility when we needed help, while allowing us our privacy. We have so many happy memories and would love to return one day.

Be aware that the village is a little remote -- not a criticism, but it quickly became obvious that trips to big tourist spots like Lyon and Dijon would take too long, so we adjusted our plans in order to spend less time in the car and more time in nearer towns and villages. Highly recommend Cluny. And don't use your GPS! It takes you along tiny country roads, instead of major highways -- use the map instead.

Our recommendation for a fantastic, memorable day: rent bicycles in the little, local town of Charlieu, ask the shop owner to deliver the bikes to Le Marronier, pack a picnic and cycle down the long, gradual hill to Charlieu (stopping en route to enjoy your picnic). Cycle round Charlieu, taking in the marketplace, the Abbey and the Couvent des Cordeliers and some of the ancient pilgrim route of St. Iago de Compostella, then return the bikes to the rental shop and ask the very friendly owner to drive you back to Le Marronnier -- a wonderful time!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely renovated farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and well equipped holiday gite. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Owners friendly and helpful. Quiet, rural aspect ideal for relaxing. Benefitted greatly from well maintained pool. Most enjoyable holiday. Would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In village
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
TGV Le Creusot
Nearest Motorway
95 Kilometres
A6 Chalon Sud
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Le Moulin de Rongefer
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Loges des Gardes
Car: recommended

Le Marronnier is situated on the edge of the village of Fleury La Montagne in the very south of Burgundy. The village has a small cafe (home-cooked meals are available on request) and a small grocery store.

Within easy reach are the vineyards of Burgundy and Beaujolais, the volcanic region around Le Puy, Lyon - the second city in France plus many pretty villages, historic churches all waiting to be explored locally. Cycling, walking, canoeing are all available for the more active visitor and leisurely trips along the Roanne-Digoin canal for the less active! The nearest towns are Charlieu and Roanne both of which have local markets (Wednesday/Saturday and Tuesday/Friday respectively) and a good range of shops - both food and non-food!

There are many local restaurants offering a variety of menus (and prices!) and many cafes offering a traditional 'Menu du Jour' - always good value!

Other Activities: Ski-ing is available at the ski stations at Chalmazel and Loges les Gardes, both under an hour's drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fleury-la-Montagne, Saone-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All bed linen, bathing towels, swimming towels and tea towels are included in the rental rates. We also provide a welcome pack of essentials for your first night and morning.
We can accept payment in either UK Sterling or Euros. A security deposit of 500 Euros in cash is required upon arrival.
A cleaning service of £50 or 65€ per clean is also available during your stay and/or at the end of

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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