1850 mansion located in a charming wineyard village, with a 180° spectacular view on the mountains surrounding the Bourget Lake, from all rooms, quiet swimming pool, ideal for a family break and/or to chill out with friends. Many sport and cultural acitivities around (lake, mountain, music festivals,..)
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A very nice house with lots of space and a special character!
The house is situated perfectly for cycling in this region (Grand Colombier, Mont du Chat, but also ViaRhona, all along the Rhone!). It is a very comfortable house with a good kitchen and bathroom facilities. It has a very authentic character with different stages, surprising doorways and rooms and really nice details. The pool-billard is super! We had a very nice week here with our group of ten people.
Thank you very much for your comment. We hope to welcome you again in our house.
Nice big house with spacious outdoor area and a big swimming pool
We were a group of three families: 7 adults and 3 children (1, 5 and 8 yo). The house is big and suited us well. Plenty of beds (no crib though), enough toilets and showers, spacious kitchen and living area. We spent most of our time outside on the terrace or by the pool. The outdoor area is very spacious with a big table where everyone could sit together, another smaller table in the shadows, a sofa and a hammock. A gate has to be opened to access the pool area which is perfect when there are small children around. The house is situated in a small village and you must have a car to get to the super market and such. There is space for 4-5 cars in the shadow.
Overall we were really happy with our stay. There were just a few things that could have made it even better. There is only one wardrobe to hang your clothes in the house. Other rooms had dressers though. The beds weren't the best but OK. The garden furniture needs to be updated, the chairs were literally falling apart. There were piles of dog poop in the grass which we had to pick up so the kids could run free. Lastly there was very little information in English. The information book in the house is mostly in French and so is the information on the HomeAway app. The owner speaks English very well though and answered all my questions through email.
Would highly recommend this house and would love to come back one day!
Thank you for your comment Silja. You are right regarding the garden furniture, we bought two new chairs yesterday. We take into account all your comments to improve the house and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again. Have a nice summer. Jean-Louis
A week of pure rest and relaxation
I am a little hesitant to write this review as I don't want so many people knowing about such a great place. Approximately 10 of my friends and myself spent a week at this immaculately maintained farmhouse in Massignieu De Rives. It is easy to find using GPS and the surrounding area is incredibly scenic with lots of different things to do, such as hiking, biking, swimming, etc. The only drawback was that the house was so comfortable that it was hard to leave! The very gracious owners greeted us upon arrival and took us on a personal tour of the house and it's surroundings. You could tell that they take a great deal of pride in the property. The pictures do not do this place justice. The house is quite big and can easily accommodate a large group of people without feeling like you are tripping over each other. We spent most of our time out on the terrace, which offers amazing views, and by the pool. The house is a 10 minute drive from both a large supermarket and a train station which has direct connections to Lyon and Geneva. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped to handle the cooking required for a party of 10-12. In summary, this house and it's relaxing surroundings offer a great getaway for a group of friends or family and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again in the future.
Thanks a lot for this positive feed back ! Looking forward to welcoming your friends and yourself again. Best regards, Jean-Louis
Perfect for our family holiday
Seeking a large property in a picturesque area which would suit a special family holiday, this house looked ideal. Prior to our stay, communication with the owners was professional and thorough.
Celebrating our recent retirements with our son and daughter and their children, my husband and I selected this particular property on account of its space, location and gated pool.
A stunningly beautiful building, the house contained traditional French furniture - some antiques - together with some shabby chic and modern touches but it had a very friendly, homely atmosphere.
Well maintained during the rental periods by the charming caretaker Yves, we were reassured that he was available should we have any concerns - we did not.
The house suited our needs perfectly as it had plenty of space where people could 'do their own thing' and the gardens were ideal for our little grandchildren with opportunities for them to play hide and seek, play ball games and pick fruits from the orchard.
We spent most of the time in the local vicinity - walking, bathing at the lakes and mountain activities. It is a stunningly beautiful region - probably now my favourite in France.
One of the wine producers in the village sells stone baked bread on Saturdays and this was delicious. We barbecued most evenings as the weather was delightful, buying what we needed at nearby Belley.
The pool was a welcome treat in the heat and the house is lovely and cool indoors.
A fabulous stay!
Thank you Val for this very positive comment. And in addition, your French is excellent, Mister Sibuet told me. See you next time hopefully in our house to meet you personnaly. Best regards, Jean-Louis
Fijn ruim huis, maar eigenaar klantonvriendelijk en zeer onbeleefd
Het huis is prettig en ruim, de omgeving en uitzichten prachtig.
De buitenkant van het huis en de tuin zijn mooi. Een ruim zwembad en voldoende schaduwrijke plekken. Het tuinmeubilair is wel aan vervanging toe; meerdere stoelen zakten door tijdens ons verblijf.
Het interieur is 'op zijn frans': charmant maar gedateerd. De bedden zijn oud. Er zijn verschillende zithoeken, dat is prettig met veel mensen. En erg leuk is de poolruimte.
Maar dan de service... Het eerste contact verliep goed: vriendelijk en snel.
Ook bij aankomst een hartelijk ontvangst door de eigenaar.
Na een aantal dagen was het zwembad vervuild doordat er door de wind veel bladeren in waren gevallen. De eigenaar gaf aan dat hij het zwembad tegen betaling kon laten schoonmaken. Dat vonden wij vreemd, dat was niet vermeld en bovendien hoort dat volgens ons bij de service en is het ook in het belang van de eigenaar. De eigenaar reageerde daarop erg defensief, maar wilde het uiteindelijk dan toch voor niets doen.
Op de dag van vertrek kwam de assistent van de eigenaar kwam om de eindcheck te doen terug te geven.
De man sprak geen woord engels, dus de communicatie liep wat stroef.
De schoonmaak is bij de prijs inbegrepen, maar uiteraard hadden we zelf wel het een en ander schoongemaakt. De man vroeg of er wat kapot was gegaan van de keukeninventaris en wij gaven eerlijk aan dat er drie glazen kapot waren gegaan. Hij gaf aan dat we deze moesten betalen. Toen we aangaven dat we het bedrag daarvoor wel erg hoog vonden veranderde de sfeer meteen. De man liep boos weg om de rest te controleren. We werden als kinderen gesommeerd om alle vuilnisbakken in het huis leeg te maken en al het beddengoed af te halen. De man was duidelijk boos en liet dat goed merken. Uiteindelijk heeft hij wel de complete borg teruggegeven.
Toen de helft van het gezelschap buiten nog stond te wachten op vervoer, was de man blijkbaar de vuilniszakken in de containers aan het controleren (?). Daarbij sneed hij zich aan een glasscherf en toen ging hij helemaal uit zijn dak. Hij foeterde mijn zus en haar vriend en hun kinderen uit. Hij schold ze uit en de sfeer was flink dreigend. Iedereen is daarop snel in de auto gestapt. Het heeft indruk gemaakt bij de kinderen en het is ontzettend jammer dat onze vakantie zo eindigde. Zoiets kan gewoon niet.
Très belle maison, jardin et vue magnifique et propriétaire charmant. A recommander sans hésiter
A recommander sans hésitation
Merci à vous, ce sera un plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau.
Massignieu de Rives is located at 5 km from Belley and 15km from Aix les Bains and Chambéry. Closest TGV train station at 7km (Culoz) , closest airport at 15km (Chambéry).
surrounded by wineyards, many restaurants including prestige ones. Boat rentals with waterski/wakeboard. Prestige Golf Club in Aix les Bains with breathtaking mountain view, go kart circuit at 30 min, kayak on the Rhône river, cycling/rollerblade lanes at 5 min.