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Luxury Barn Conversion with Private Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Luxury Converted Barn with Private Heated Pool and Panoramic Views Over Morvan N

Five bedroom (sleeps 10) beautifully converted barn with private swimming pool (open Easter to October). 200-years old with exposed beams & galleried lounge. In a tranquil location with stunning views over the Morvan National Park. Walking distance to a pretty market town with good restaurants, a weekly market & all amenities.

Sympathetically restored yet with all the modern conveniences of Wi-Fi internet and BOSE home cinema system. Situated in a tranquil location with stunning views over the Morvan National Park, this character barn is within walking distance of a pretty market town with good restaurants, a weekly market and all amenities. The local area provides for all tastes of outdoor adventure, from white water rafting to lazy cycle routes along the Nivernais Canal. The sun terrace with private heated pool offers the perfect retreat for enjoying the sunny Burgundy climate and is ideal for alfresco dining.

Large kitchen/dining area with billiard table. Galleried lounge with large feature fire place, wood burning stove and ample comfortable sofas/chairs. Mezzanine with sofa and flat screen TV with Bose Home Cinema with Ipod docking station, Sky TV and Wii. Outside there are two eating terraces with outside speakers for alfresco dining. The swimming pool area has a child security fence, pool heating, evening lighting and ample sun loungers and umbrellas.

More Details

Property Manager
Joanne Nicholson
Member since: 2006
Speaks French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Joanne Nicholson

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, we bought Chez Charolais to enjoy the warmer summers and adventure activities the area has to offer. We all love canoeing, climbing and long family cycle rides. Our 3 children learned to swim at Chez Charolais and they all love the BBQs, fresh croissants and chocolat chaud for petit-dejeuner!

Joanne Nicholson purchased this barn in 2004

Why Joanne Nicholson chose Nievre

Chez Charolais is a central place in Europe and the house is located within the Morvan National Park where the scenery is exceptional; a little piece of heaven in this traditional French region. Day trips are plentiful and varied, however, if you simply wish to relax and switch off from the stresses of daily life, this is the place for you.

What makes this barn unique

Exceptional scenery with private heated pool. Despite the numerous local activities from art to adventure, we find that most families simply stay at Chez Charolais to enjoy some quality family time in the charming alfresco eating area under the vines.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Quiet location with short drive to nearest town. Good facilities, not a huge amount for young children to do, so bring your own toys. Lovely area, had a good relaxing holiday.
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Moulins-Engilbert in Burgundy

Property Type:
  • barn
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Family shower room
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , En-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Juliet balcony with far reaching views over countryside
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Views over the swimming Pool and Morvan National Park
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Flexible bed arrangement twin or double on request
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Children's Bunkbed Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Key Features: Property Type: Barn Personally Visited: Yes Nearest Airport:Lyon / Paris Orley Nearest Bistro: local village "Le Bon Coin" Nearest Restaurant: La Cadran Local Activities: Cycling, Walking, Horse Riding, Canoeing, Wine Tasting Lounge: Double aspect with vaulted ceiling, large wood burning stove and ample comfortable seating Kitchen: Electric Hob and fan oven, american fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, window seat with views over swimming pool. Dining Area: Large open plan dining area with billiards table Bedroom 1: King size double bed with en-suite Bedroom 2: King size double sleigh bed with en-suite (downstairs) Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with views over the swimming pool and garden Bedroom 4: Twin (or super king on request, zip-lock beds) Bedroom 5: Bunk bed room Bathroom 1: En-suite to the Master bedroom. Bath and shower combo, toilet and sink. Bathroom 2: Shower room with sink Bathroom 3: En-suite to downstairs double bedroom. Bath with shower combo and sink Separate Toilet: downstairs Separate Toilet: upstairs Pets: Dogs are welcome on prior request Terrace: Two terraces with two large teak tables Entertainment: Flat screen TV, Bose Lifestyle system with surround sound and speakers to eating terrace. iPod Docking, Telephone, WiFi, board games, books, pool inflatables, WII console. Outside: Large garden approx. 1 acre, orchard, private heated pool, outside lighting and pool evening lighting, Weber gas BBQ, outstanding views, private parking for 4 cars, boules Court, children's swing Suitability: All groups plus the downstairs bedroom is suitable for guests with low mobility. Extras: Welcome Hamper with local specialities, fresh provisions and flowers, "Meet and Greet" service provided.



Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bon Coin
Nearest Ferry
378 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
TGV Le Cresot
Nearest Motorway
52 Kilometres
Les Route des Arbres (A77)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Great area for the active family or groups that enjoy the great outdoors. There is an abundance of beautiful walks and cycle rides. The variety of day trips is next to none from white water rafting, cultural trips and wine tours. Alternatively just relax around the private pool with idyllic views over the Morvan National Park.

Busy local village has a number of shops including a small supermarket, various Boulangerie, charcuterie, pharmacy, butcher, bar, bistro's, brocante, Lido with tennis facilities

Market: Yes - small weekly market and large monthly market

Crazy Golf 7km.

Canoe hire (Loire Descent) 40 minute drive.

Windsurfing/sailing/waterskiing/white-water rafting 40 mins

Nivernais Canal (daytrips/canoeing/cycling/fishing) 5km

Horse-riding 7km.

French Grand Prix Circuit 40 mins drive (pro-karting/racing)

Spa town 7 km (St Honore les Bains-spa and indoor pool)

Vineyards/wine tours - various locations Sancere & Beaune.


Prices & Availability


  • Short Breaks available October - May br/ br/
    Arrival time: 17:00 hrs br/ br/
    Departure Time: 10:00 hrs br/ br/
    Swimming Pool Opening: May - September
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