Beautiful villa with swimming pool (6.5 X12m), large enclosed garden and 2ha pastures and stables. Cozy and very well equipped. Suitable for larger groups and family reunions. There are 8 bedrooms (6 double and 2 four-bed), 3 bathrooms and 3 toilets. Parking for 10 cars (or more, no problem). Situated in rural Burgundy (625 km from Einhoven), near the lovely little town of Toucy and the larger town of Auxerre. Hiking, tennis, fishing, cycling and horse riding can be found in the immediate vicinity. The region is called la Puisaye and is known for its lovely scenery and a favorable microclimate. It is an old area where in 841 AD the battle of Fontenoy resulted in the breakdown of the Western Roman Empire in a French and a German part (partition treaty of Verdun, 843 AD). Nearby several places are worth a visit: for example St Fargeau at 20 km, where in the evening great spectacles are held with 500 extras. Saint Sauveur at 10 km, is known of the writer Colette and Auxerre with a past that goes far back into the Gallo-Roman time. Do not forget to visit the crypt of St Germain. The famous pilgrimage site Vezeley is not at too large a distance. Auxerre is currently emerging as a wine region. New modern methods have put the local wine, Irancy, on the map. The Coulanges wine region in the middle of the cherry groves (in June the fruits are ripe) is nearby. Besides Sancerre and Chablis on resp. 60 and 40 km are obviously worth a visit. If you think this is too far, then a visit to the Cave de Toucy at 10k, is a good place to buy your wine. Very good advice and not just about Burgundy wines although they are obviously well represented. There are various excursions possible, eg to the nearby Parc d'Aventures in Treigny whreyou can explore the treetops from up high with rope ladders, or visit Chateau de Guédelon, a castle in the proces of being built with medieval means . A special project! Or pay a visit to the Lac de Bourdon where all kinds of water sports and fishing can certainly be practiced. Near the house is a municipal tennis court, which is for free. Horse riding is possible in several riding schools in the neighbourhood. The house has a fantastic pool with safety a hood over it. This has the advantage that the water remains warm and quickly warms up. The dome can also be fully or partially removed. On the large terrace is a fine large teak table with 10 chairs. There is a stone seat and two large garden tables and chairs to be put in the shade under the big weeping willow when it gets very hot. Of course there are the necessary sunbeds. The lovely garden offers sufficient space for children to play. There is a trampoline and a table for tabletennis. In the living room with a large fireplace is enough space for everyone to sit, as well as on the mezzanine where there are sofas and easy chairs. The kitchen is very well equipped to satisfy the demands of amateur cooks. In summer dining will be mostly outside on the terrace or in the garden. In bad weather or in winter, additional tables and chairs can be put up to seat everyone. In short, the house has everything to offer you a great vacation, for once not in the crowded tourist resorts, but in our lovely and quiet Burgundy.
We bought this house in 2004. We were soon sold by the lovely region, the Puisaye: rolling landscape with oak woods and rape fields. Peace and space! After our retirement was soon moitié-moitié, so half-half France Holland. We wanted to share this beautiful house with large pool and garden with others. The guests were very enthusiastic. We ourselves are cooking and dining enthusiasts and recently they have installed a fabulous kitchen where you will find everything you could possibly need.
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|26-03-2017 - 02-07-2017||€ 1800.00||-||€ 1600.00||-||-||7 nights|
|02-07-2017 - 27-08-2017||€ 2200.00||-||€ 2000.00||-||-||7 nights|
|27-08-2017 - 31-10-2017||€ 2000.00||-||€ 1800.00||-||-||7 nights|
|Bath linen||€ 5.00||Per person||Pay at booking | optional|
|Bed linen||€ 5.00||Per person||Pay at booking | optional|
|Energy cost||€ 2.00||Per person per night||Pay at booking | required|
|Final cleaning||€ 100.00||Per stay||Pay at booking | required|
The dining area of 24 m2 and the living room of 85 m2 are connected. For large groups about 18 persons there is the possibility to place extra tables under the mezzanine. The tables and extra dining room chairs are stored in the garage. On the ground floor there is also a room the "office", with bookcases , turist info and games and a round dining table with 6 chairs.
This is the office with the library and all information about what to do in the neighbourhood. With the round table with 6 chairs this room can also serve as an extra dining room or to play games. If necessary, it can be transformed into an extra groundfloor bedroom.
On the mezzanine several couches and easy chairs invite you to have a cosy chat.
This very cozy bedroom on the ground floor is well suited for elderly people and families with children or babies. You get directly from the room on the terrace by the pool.
The master bedroom has a very comfortable extra long bed (2.10m).
This room with two beds 90x200 has the peculiarity that there is a door to the outside stairway that leads directly to the terrace. It can also be used as emergency exit.
This room also has extra long beds!
This double bedroom is slightly smaller.
A double room.
On the second floor are two rooms with an open connection. Both rooms have 4 beds. So in total 8 beds.
This is a view of the other room of the second floor with 4 beds.
This bathroom with large shower and washbasin is perfect for parents with small children. There is a tableau for changing the baby on a changing mat. Baby bath available.
This bathroom has a nice bath with a sceen so showering is also possible. A bidet has of late been installed. Two washbasins with large mirrors. Enough space for your toiletteries.
This bathroom with shower and washbasin was later created as and has a toilet (Sanibroyeur ) There is also a separate toilet in the hallway!
On entering, you are in the big kitchen in open connection with the rest of the residential floor. This is not troublesome because the layout is such that the kitchen is around the corner. Basically everything a good cook would need is present: from pressure cooker and oyster knives and pasta machine to ice maker. There is even a bread machine but this not really necessary because the baker is coming to the door with delicious bread and croissants. Furthermore there are two dishwashers, two ovens (one combi), a big fridge and a freezer, and two sinks. There is also an extra big refrigerator in the "buanderie", the scullery with sink, washing machine, dryer and all other equipment necessary to run a household.
The swimming pool is provided with a (partially) removable dome. In France this is necessary for safety reasons. The benefit of this is that the pool water is rapidly heated, and cooling is prevented. Swimming in cold weather under the hood is still a pleasure. The season for swimming runs from late April to mid October, but sometimes later or perhaps earlier.
Een mooie volledig ingerichte typisch grote Franse woning met een groot zwembad en een prachtige grote tuin.
We hadden een geweldige vakantie! Er was voor een weekje voldoende te ondernemen en het zwembad en de tuin zijn heerlijk! Op een inductieplaat konden wij echt niet koken dus veel ge-bbqed
Zeer leuk zwembad. Koel interieur. Alles aanwezig in het huis wat we nodig hadden.
Kleine tip nog aan de eigenaars. Op het einde zaten er veel vliegen en motten in huis. Hordeuren zouden een aanwinst zijn.
Maar zeker een aanrader voor grotere groepen!