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Light & spacious Bressane farmhouse conversion

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 dbl bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large lounge/dining/kitchen, cinema, pool, garden

This stunning conversion combines many features of the original farm with modern comfort.

The colombage (timber & brick) façade of the original house has been retained. A spacious living area has been created where animals once lived. The cedar-lined roof is a striking feature, seen from the lounge / dining area and kitchen and forming the ceilings of the upstairs bedrooms. A bridge gives access to the mezzanine and south bedroom, its glass-panelled surround giving views through the house.

The three downstairs bedrooms are traditionally furnished, quiet and characterful. The downstairs pool shower is accessible for wheelchairs - please discuss access fully during booking.

The home cinema is upstairs. Bring your own DVDs, and your own music.

The 'old kitchen' has a good collection of books. Please tell our 'femme de ménage' if you take one away to finish.

Outdoor meals can be taken on the back veranda or in the front courtyard. The barbecue is portable.

Dijon, Cluny, Geneva, specialities and wine!: In addition to the towns mentioned above, Halfway House is only an hour from Dijon.

Dijon has numerous museums, most famously the Musée des Beaux-Arts. It has beautiful churches and civic buildings and the Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse. Dijon holds its International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. It also hosts, every three years, the international flower show 'Florissimo'.

The house is an hour from Tournus and about an hour and a quarter from Bourg en Bresse. Cluny would take an hour and a half, through the Macon wine country.

We can advise on visits to the South Burgundy vineyards, and tell you where you can eat and sample half bottles of the local wines with your meal.

During August there are a number of events in Bresse that take place at night and teach about the stars.

It takes only two hours to drive to Geneva.

Don't fail to visit the speciality shops: chocolate (Pierre and Louhans), high fashion leather (Pierre), and cheese (Bellevesvre).

More about the Jura Mountains: The monks who built Cluny lived previously at Baumes-les-Messieurs in the Jura, and a trip to this ancient priory in its remote and spectacular setting is a highlight of any visit. Children will love the cavern and waterfall in this amazing valley. This can be coupled with a trip to the hill-top town of Château Chalon with its glorious views. Nearer home, for children there is the Château at Arlay where each afternoon in the summer there is a falconry display.

Further into the mountains, Arbois and Poligny are well worth a visit. A slightly longer journey will take you to Arc-et-Senans, a world renowned historical site.

The Lakes of Chalain and Vouglans offer many delights for children (an hour and a quarter’s drive).

More things to do at Halfway House: In the huge barn (hangar) you will find a basketball net, dart board and various other games to play. A badminton net and rackets are in the store room.

In the garden is a big swing set (children only, sorry).

You are welcome to pick some flowers, and fruit if ripe – plums, grapes, cherries, apples & mirabelles.

Hares, red squirrels and many birds, including a golden oriole, have been seen, and a nightingale is often heard.

You are welcome to use the Bread Oven (though please be careful). It needs to be heated by burning logs for an hour or so, and we suggest cooking home-made pizzas straight on the brick floor. They taste delicious. While the oven is heating up, you could play petanque in the large courtyard.

We strongly recommend swimming at night with the pool light on. Stargazing with truly dark skies is also a must.

Fairs, markets and 'vide-greniers' (when whole villages turn out their attics) are frequent and fun.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur in Saône-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite South Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Wheelchair accessible toilet
    Pool Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wheelchair accessible shower & toilet
  • There is also a WC with washbasin on the first floor adjoining the north bedroom & mini-cinema.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • South Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    North Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Blue Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double bed is small (130cm wide)
    Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Cot
    Red Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Old Kitchen - 1 Single Bed , This is a curtained section of the 'Old Kitchen'
  • North and south bedrooms are upstairs. South bedroom has en suite bathroom. There is a WC & washbasin adjoining the North bedroom. Access to blue bedroom is through either red bedroom or front bedroom. There is a single bed in a curtained section of the 'Old Kitchen' There is also a double sofa-bed to allow extra flexibility.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 5 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
The mini-cinema consists of an 8ft screen and HD projector with a Blu-ray player which accepts a variety of input formats. Please bring your own DVDs, etc. There is Sky TV with basic UK channels only.


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Light & spacious Bressane farmhouse conversion
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Our family holiday 2017

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our large family ranging from three months to sixty years old. We were lucky with the weather so could take full advantage of the pool and garden but we also had several evenings in the house cooking dinner and playing games. The facilities were great, I just wish we'd had more time to enjoy them, we didn't even use the upstairs cinema we were too busy. I think we may have to stay there again. The local restaurant was lovely and the staff were very helpful especially with our disabled son.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picturesque, peaceful, rural idyll

  • 5 of 5

The property has been very well converted from a barnhouse with the old and new parts in harmony with each other. It's spacious, well thought out and well stocked, whether you want to sit and read the days away, watch films at night, or prefer to make use of the kitchen in creating some seriously delicious meals. The local produce is outstanding - Bresse chickens are for sale from a local farmer just 1km away (they sell out fast) or from several fabulous local markets - I recommend taking the time (not that much time) to make poulet de Bresse au vin jaune et aux morilles. Which means you have to go tasting the local vineyards' vin jaune...and vin de paille, and cremant, and... Also take the time to make pizza dough and use the pizza hut - the results are well worth it! The grounds of the farmhouse are spacious and beautiful, with wildflowers to attract the butterflies around the pool - a well needed resource in the hot summer sun. And the people in the village and the surrounding region are really friendly. We fell in love with the house and with Jura. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The local cuisine and the Jura wines are not well-known outside our region but they have certainly attracted a lot of interest from these guests!
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Vacances fantastiques !

  • 5 of 5

La semaine c'est très bien passée dans cette très agréable maison, un corps de ferme vraiment bien refait. Le (très) Grand jardin permet de passer la journée dehors sans problème, et de profiter de la piscine. Petit plus: la maisonnette à pizza (Pizzahut) pour faire des pizza en commandant les pâtons chez le boulanger du village - Parfait !

Excellent séjour, je recommande chaudememnt !

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! What a great idea to buy pizza dough from our village baker!
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55127 Mainz

Herrliche Ferien in charmantem Bauernhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Anwesen war ein richtiger Glücksfall für uns. Wir verbrachten dort unsere Familienferien (6 Erwachsene und 4 Kleinkinder) und hätten uns hierfür keine schönere Kulisse vorstellen können. Die Reservierung, Bezahlung und Hausübernahme verlief ohne Probleme. Wir wollten kleinere Ausflüge machen, doch das wunderbare Schwimmbad, der Pizzaofen und der Esstisch unter schattigen Bäumen sind so verlockend, dass wir uns entschieden, einfach "zu Hause" zu bleiben und zu genießen. Wir würden allen Freunden und Verwandten raten, in diesem Juwel die Ferien zu verbringen, etwas Schöneres ist kaum zu finden.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are always delighted to have happy visitors!
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Very nice location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice lcation for family holidays.The house is well equipped, clean and well-maintained. It's nice to relax in the big garden beside (or in) the swimmingpool and to eat selfmade pizza from the wood-fired pizza-oven. But there are a lot of things to do nearby, Pierre de Bresse, Louhans, Beaune and the vineyards, Dôle and so on . We recommend this property to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks at this lovely house. It was perfect for us....including my daughter who is in a wheelchair. We were grandparents, parents and young ones and there was plenty of space for us all to relax. There is a great open plan living/kitchen area where we enjoyed many delicious meals.

There is a good supermarket 5 mins drive away and pretty towns to visit. We also enjoyed a day in the beautiful Jura mountains.

The pizza oven was a huge success......probably the best pizzas we've ever eaten!

There is a lovely garden and pool area.

The children also adored the upstairs 'cinema' which also meant we got an hour's rest in the afternoons!

It is a very peaceful area which is just what we wanted.

The owners were very helpful with any queries and prompt in their replies.

I would definitely recommend it

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bob Colvill
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Dole-Jura Tavaux
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Chapelle St Sauveur
Nearest Ferry
400 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Chapelle Voland
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Dole Choisey & Beaurepaire en Bresse
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Chapelle St Sauveur
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Les Rousses
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Lac Vouglans
Car: necessary

Halfway House is on the edge of the quiet, attractive village of La Chapelle St Sauveur with its boulangerie, tennis court , petanque area, bar & baignade (eco swimming lake). Supermarkets are nearby, but also lovely villages with specialist butchers and cheese and antique shops.

The house is 3 miles from the beautiful château at Pierre de Bresse with its exhibitions and events, and the international high-fashion leather shop Chateau Noirot, and four miles from the River Doubs for canoeing and wildlife walks.

Half an hour to Beaune with its Hospice, arty Chalon, medieval Dole, and Louhans' famous Monday market. Half an hour to Lons le Saunier and the edge of the Jura mountains - the Jura's beautiful waterfalls and caves, ancient priories, and lakes with quiet beaches are within easy striking distance. One hour to the Burgundy vineyards.

The journey from Calais can take less than 6 hours, all except the last 20 miles being on uncrowded motorways.

Other Activities: tennis, specialist shopping, brocante, vide-greniers, markets, stargazing

Golf: Chapelle Voland is a 9 hole par 31 course 6 miles from La Chapelle St Sauveur. 20 Euro/day. Open April to October.

Ski: Close to the Swiss border, Les Rousses ski area incorporates at least four separate ski mountains in the area, including Lamoura and Le Noirmont. Highest Lift 1680m, Resort Altitude 1050m. 4 Black Runs 18 Red Runs 14 Blue Runs 25 Green Runs 40km Downhill Pistes 220km Cross Country Trails 40 Ski Lifts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur, 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
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Arrival: after 4pm, departure: before 10am unless otherwise agreed.
Arrival and departure days may be varied out of high season.
Multi-week lets may be subject to a discount - please contact owner.
Rates include gas. Electricity and firewood are charged at cost, meter will be read on arrival and departure.
Cancellations less than 60 days before arrival: Rental payments may be partly or fully refunded if the owner is able to re-let the property.
Bedding & towels available if required for laundry charge of £10 or 12 € per person per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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