The house is located in the Morvan Regional and Natural Park, one of France's best kept secrets, less than three hours from Paris, and just over two hours from Lyon. At its heart you will find Strawberry Hill, 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, and modern fitness facilities in addition to the modern facilities in the house.
In the heart of the beautiful Morvan nature park, the concept of this bed and breakfast is to offer the opportunity to live gracefully in a spacious and comfortable old house as your grandmother might have lived in it - with high ceilings, beautiful plaster mouldings, beautiful parquet floors, magnificent old wood stoves and period furniture (look at the pictures!). The house looks like it has been lived in for a long time; it is filled with books (mainly in English, but also in French) and lovely paintings and antiques. It really feels like you are in grandma's house.
There are two bedrooms on the 1st floor (2nd for you Americans), both with double beds. There is also a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with built-in toilet, which is shared.
On the second floor you will find another room with two single beds.
The ground floor includes a living room, a dining room, as well as the kitchen with a beautiful LaCanche cooker and marble countertops. The ground floor is surrounded on three sides by a spacious terrace and in season there are tables and chairs for outdoor 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 forests 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 with a charming café. The shop is not large, but it has a nice selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and an assortment of necessities, from wine to deodorant.
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.
Finally, it is always useful to know what to expect. You can expect to spend your holiday in a charming, private and gracious old house 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 cottage, or 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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This is a private rural villa with parking for 2 to 3 cars. The village centre is a few minutes walk down the hill. You are a short half hour drive from the most beautiful lake in the Morvan, Lac des Settons, and only 20 minutes from the historic town of Autun to the south and the village of Saulieu (home of the famous Côte d'Or restaurant created by Bernard Loiseau) to the north.
Other points to note
If you wish to use the gym, adults will need to sign a legal release form and accept responsibility for any use by children.
As we are still in a pandemic period in France, the Health Pass will be required from all visitors. Thank you for your understanding.