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La Maison de Mamie - Strawberry Hill

Appartments and Gîtes in Chissey-en-Morvan
  • La Maison de Mamie: A really quiet and gracious holiday home for extended families or other groups up to 13 people.

    Looking for your own piece of paradise for a quiet holiday away from it all? Peace and quiet, total privacy, fresh air, but plenty to see and do nearby if and when the mood strikes? Welcome to La Maison de Mamie!

    The pandemic is still a reality, one year later. Hope is on the horizon with the arrival of the vaccines, but it's still not the time to head to the beach where...
    La Maison de Mamie: A really quiet and gracious holiday home for extended families or other groups up to 13 people.

    Looking for your own piece of paradise for a quiet holiday away from it all? Peace and quiet, total privacy, fresh air, but plenty to see and do nearby if and when the mood strikes? Welcome to La Maison de Mamie!

    The pandemic is still a reality, one year later. Hope is on the horizon with the arrival of the vaccines, but it's still not the time to head to the beach where you'll be on top of each other with thousands of other vacationers. It's also not the time to travel by train or plane to distant destinations

    So where to go near the major French cities?

    The Morvan Regional and Natural Park, one of France's best kept secrets, is less than three hours from Paris, and just over two hours from Lyon. At its heart you will find La Maison de Mamie, offering a place where you can relax in privacy, comfort and security, surrounded by 6000 m2 of private lawns and forest, with a swimming pool, modern fitness facilities and all the modern amenities you are used to (broadband internet, television, Netflix/Amazon prime, a Nespresso machine, etc.).
    In the heart of the beautiful Morvan Nature Park, the concept of this holiday home is to graciously live in a spacious and comfortable old house as your grandmother might have lived in it - with high ceilings, beautiful plaster moldings, lovely wooden floors, gorgeous antique wood stoves and period furniture (check out the photos!). What you won't find is Ikea furniture or pristine, sterile decorations. (If you're looking for that kind of accommodation, it's a dime a dozen on any holiday rental website). This house feels like it was lived in; it's filled with books (mostly in English, but also in French) and pretty paintings and antiques. It really feels like you are in grandma's house.

    Interior Accommodation
    There are three bedrooms on the first floor (2nd for you Americans), one of which has an en-suite shower room and toilet and all with double beds. There is also a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with built in toilet.

    On the second floor, you'll find two more bedrooms, one with two single beds, and a large 30m2 room that can be used as a children's dormitory as it sleeps five, with a bunk bed (double downstairs, single upstairs) and a comfy sofa bed that can sleep two more (so okay, Ikea furniture!) The roof is well insulated, so even during a heat wave, the second floor remains comfortable.

    The main floor has a spacious living room, dining room and library, as well as the kitchen with a beautiful La Canche stove and marble countertops. The ground floor is surrounded on three sides by a spacious terrace and there are tables and chairs for al fresco dining, if you prefer.

    The immediate surroundings
    The house is built on a hill, on the lower part of a large plot of land which includes woods and lawns. Everything is perfectly private so there is plenty of space for children to roam safely and the pool will provide hours of fun for children and adults alike

    The property is situated on the edge of the village of Chissey-en-Morvan, which is one of the few small villages in the area to have a small grocery shop and - if the authorities allow it to reopen - a charming café. Bread and pastries must be ordered a day in advance before noon, but it's only a few minutes' walk to the shop to get your daily baguette and newspaper. The store is not large, but it has a nice selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and an assortment of necessities, from wine to deodorant. On weekends, you can even order pizza and roast chicken!

    Chissey-en-Morvan is halfway between two lively historic towns - Saulieu to the north and Autun to the south, both of which are a twenty minute drive away. Autun is larger and home to all the major supermarket chains. The only major supermarket in Saulieu is a B1 (owned by the Auchan group) and you will find everything you need there.

    Other things to know
    This is the first summer that La Maison de Mamie is operational, although the manager is well experienced in the field. Our website, lamaisondemamie-morvan.fr is now online and contains more information about the house, its facilities and what there is to see and do in the area. And don't forget that on the site, you can make a reservation request without the extra costs that are always added on interfaces like AirBNB or Abritel. So don't hesitate to visit us!

    Finally, it's always helpful to know what to expect. You can expect to vacation in a lovely, private, gracious older home that is beautiful, clean, and fully functional (from plenty of hot water to high-speed internet to a very well-equipped kitchen and well-kept grounds). What you shouldn't expect is a sterile Ikea-furnished lodge, nor should you expect perfection. There will be a little (a tiny bit!) of scuffed paint, and some scratches in the floors. If you don't mind, then you are in for a dream holiday in the heart of France.

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  • Capacity
    • Accommodation :  13 Person(s)
    • Bedrooms :  5 Bedroom(s)
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Amenities
    • Internet access
    • Barbecue
    • library
    • Cable / Satellite
    • Heating
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Sheets and linen included
    • Hifi equipment
    • iron
    • Oven
    • Non-smoking accommodation
    • Own washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Wood burning stove
    • Television point
    • Refrigerator
    • Own tumble dryer
    • Hair dryer
    • Telephone
    • Colour television
    • Transat
  • Equipment
    • Sports equipment
    • Swimming pool
  • Services
    • Local shops
    • "Gîte Plus": Sheets, linens and towels for the household included
    • Wireless service
Rates
Payment methods
  • Credit card
  • Payment cards
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfers
  • Rates
  • Per week high season
    From 2000 €