Stylish house in the village, quiet, beautiful views, terrace, 2 bedrooms
Ana Cristina Baulan
- English, French, German
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Quiet village setting
We enjoyed our stay in a small village with wonderful views
Very relaxing and comfortable
A gem in a beautiful village
We drove across France for a stay in the Morvan region and arrived tired at the Old Forge having picked up some groceries in Etang sur Arroux on the way.
The house and location did not disappoint. Comfortable and well equipped, with the most stunning view of the nearby Lake and surrounding countryside, it was immediately relaxing and we felt very at home.
There is plenty to see and do in the area, more than we could possibly fit in to the seven days we were there. I was worried our 11 year old would find it a bit too quiet but he really enjoyed the places we visited, particularly Bibracte, the site of an important Gaullish/Roman settlement which was about 40 mins drive away. He also enjoyed swimming in Lac des Settons and discovering about Romans in Autun! Closer to home, there were lovely walks to be had straight from the door and if course delicious food (and wine).
My other half who is a "foodie" had a marvellous time sourcing ingredients to cook at home either in the kitchen or on the splendid bbq. In fact, despite the availability of some reputedly good restsurants nearby, we didn't eat out during our stay.
Everyone was very friendly. Anna in particular was a superb hostess, keen to make sure we had a good time and enjoyed ourselves. She succeeded! We had a great time and were a little sad to leave our house on the hill.
A super break
A fabulous holiday away from it all. The location is great for exploring the area and Ana was very accommodating.
Total chill out in a beautiful location
A sleepy location with stunning views - the perfect place to wind down from the presssures of work.
The owner Ana was very helpful and was very quick to respond to any queries we had.
We happened to arrive as a heatwave hit France so our first week was unbelievably hot!
Although there are no shops in the village it is only a ten minute drive to the nearest town Etang sur Arroux where there is a small but perfectly adequate supermarket a pharmacy and a couple of excellent boulangeries.
The only reason we would not stay again is because France is so huge we like to try somewhere different each time we visit this beautiful country.
Many thanks again to Ana for her help and kindness during our stay.
If you have a stressful job and need to unwind or just like the quiet life this property is for you!
Great cottage "out in the country," up on a hill with superb views. Anna was a great host, friendly and helpful, who just happened to run the very fine restaurant across the street. We stayed for six nights but could happily have stayed for a month.
Ann and Terry.
The beautiful pastures just outside the Morvan village are the perfect decor for walks and bike rides. Nature lovers can also enjoy the nearby Morvan mountains. These can be traversed on foot, by bike, car or on horseback.
For those interested in culture, the ancient Roman town Autun (20 minutes by car) or the Celtic settlement of Bibracte (30 minutes) should not be missed. A drive to Citeaux and Cluny (90 minutes), the home of the Cistercians, may well be combined with a tour of the Brionnais with its many 1000-year old Roman village churches.
Wine lovers can take the Route des Grands Crus to Beaune (60 minutes) with its famous hospital or visit the Chablis wine cellars on the way to Vezelay, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
And....during the evening, there is no better place to relax and dine than the terrace of the bistro/restaurant La Petite Auberge (www.la-petite-auberge.eu) a 200 meter walk from the house.