beautiful villa 16 pers swimming pool quiet tennis court
sharon van halm
- english, french, german, dutch
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lots of room spread over 3 buildings
Our group was composed of one couple and 3 individual adults, so I selected this property based on the large number of bedrooms it contained, as well as the number of individual bathrooms it provided -- which indicated 4 full baths and a guest bathroom. When we arrived, we were surprised (and a bit disappointed) that all those bathrooms and bedrooms are spread over 3 separate structures on the property. The Main House has a wonderful upscale kitchen, 2 living rooms, and a large dining room. Upstairs on one side is one bedroom with a full bath; on the other side, are 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. The guest bathroom is downstairs, right off the dining room. About 40 yards away from the back of the house, behind the tennis court (which is not currently in good repair), is a separate cottage (Les Ecuries - reconverted stables) with 5 single beds and a full bath. In front of the house, and what was likely a garage, is a separate building (Le Petit Appartement) with one full bed and full bath. (There is also a loft so tiny that it's basically unusable for an adult.) All three venues are humbly furnished with old, but adequate, furniture. Sheets and towels were provided, but little else -- no soap, extra toilet paper, hair dryers, extra towels or kitchen towels, any basic foods/spices, etc. (In every other French rental I've made through Home Away, such small, no-cost necessities have always been on-site.) ALSO -- despite the listing in the amenities on the Home Away website -- there is no internet or WiFi or phone service. The pool is large and the manually-controlled cover helps it stay clean. Outside dining was nice under the covered patio. Overall, this property would be most suitable for several small families vacationing together. I gave it 3 stars because it just wasn't up to my expectations, based on comparable properties I've rented via Home Away.
Very nice and quiet place, loads of space
Very nice and quiet place, loads of space. Countryside is beautiful
Many activities: fishing (lake bumblebee, pond moutiers ...) Swimming, pedalo, paddle, canoeing, tree climbing (lake bumblebee, activity park of boutissaint), restaurants, tourist (castle of Guedelon, castle of St Fargeau, boutissaint, pirothenic show of Rogny the Seven Locks, festivals ...) a lot of hiking trails, flea markets.