"La Chouette" (The Owl house) is a tranquil stone farmhouse, sleeping 4, in a tiny hamlet 5 minutes from the friendly, bustling village of Moulins-Engilbert in the Morvan National Park. The village has a supermarket, banks, boulangerie, patisserie, cheese specialist, butcher, pharmacy, tabac, post office, delicatessen as well as bars and restaurants.
The house stands in its own grounds, with a separate annexe "La Porcherie" ,sleeping 2, renovated to a high standard.There is ample off road parking. It has a large, secluded, mature and colourful garden, a large south-west facing patio with bbq, garden furniture. There is also an adjoining orchard. In addition, there is a large stone barn which serves as a Games area. We are surrounded by fields and country lanes.
The whole property will be yours for the duration of your stay.
The farmhouse benefits from a new kitchen in 2017, a large open-plan living and dining area, with a feature stone fireplace and log burner.
On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, a large shower room and separate toilet, as well as ample wardrobe space on the mezzanine landing which has views towards the Morvan hills.
The Annexe consists of a cosy sitting area, a kitchenette with microwave and washing machine, a shower room and toilet and a large double bedroom with double doors opening onto an outside sitting area with a small table and chairs.
The whole property has WIFI, and there is a CD player, TV with access to French and UK stations and DVD, in the farmhouse.
Within a short drive of the hamlet, you can explore the canals of Burgundy, the Morvan National Park with hundreds of kilometers of walking, cycling and horse-riding trails and the forests and lakes of the Morvan. The town of Autun, with its Roman history and the archaeological site at Bibracte are on the doorstep. If you love the idea of walking, cycling or water based activity in a quiet and peaceful part of Burgundy, this house is a perfect base from which to explore, and is ideal for birdwatchers and nature-lovers. We even have resident owls and red squirrels in the garden.
Regular markets and seasonal festivals are held in surrounding towns and villages from spring to autumn. This is a perfect area in which to relax, unwind and explore traditional rural France.
What better way to end your day than with a glass of wine, watching the sun set over the hills, surrounded by unspoilt countryside, away from hustle and bustle?