Unbeatable Views of the French Countryside

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Last updated: 09/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our newly renovated stone house offers unobstructed views of the French countryside and the nearby village of St Jodard. Located on a private 1.5 ha lot surrounded by pastureland, it provides the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation in the center of France, and an ideal start point for exploring the Burgundy (Bourgogne) and Rhone-Alpes areas.
For the early risers, the fog lifting off the Loire river below us offers amazing views from the house.
Our large backyard and covered game area in the original barn are perfect for children to play, and our covered BBQ area and stone deck ideal for outdoor summer dining.

- 3 bedrooms: 2 upstairs and 1 on the main floor – All equipped with brand new, comfortable Queen size beds;
- 1 full bathroom upstairs – Equipped with shower, bathtub and double sinks;
- Half bathroom downstairs;
- Fully equipped kitchen with access to the deck;
- Exposed beams dining room & living room with double French-doors opening up to the deck and our large grass backyard with stunning views of the rolling hills.

For your convenience, we provide
- WIFI internet access;
- Washer/dryer and cloth lines in the utility room & outside;
- Charcoal BBQ;
- TV & PS3 console for viewing DVDs and playing video games (some DVDs and PS3 games available);
- 2 adult size mountain bikes;
- 1 Ping-Pong table; badminton set & bochie balls;
- Board games and books are also available.

Some things to do in the area
Within walking distance:
- The village of St Jodard offers a public outdoor swimming pool, a small grocery store, a café and a train station that serves the cities of Roanne (15 min.) and St Etienne (45 min.).
- The Loire river gives you easy access to fishing.
- The many roads and trails provide great cycling and hiking opportunities.

Within a 15 min. drive, you can also access:
- The castle of La Roche (“Chateau de la Roche”), that offers weekly live-music performances during the summer months.
- The small marinas of Bully and Port de La Caille in St Maurice s/Loire, where you can rent paddle boats and canoes.
- The nearby town of Villerest offers a public beach on the lake shore, with playground, mini-golf and other family activities.

Everywhere you drive, you will stumble across lovely vineyards(1), idyllic villages(2), great family restaurants offering local dishes and pleasant weekly markets where you can stock up on fresh produce

With quick access to the highway (in Balbigny), you are only a 1 hr drive from downtown Lyon; and 1hr30 from the Lyon airport (St Exupéry) and the TGV train station.

(1) Nearby vineyards are mainly located on the Côte Roannaise, starting from Villemontais to Ambierle
(2) Our personal favorite nearby villages include: Pommier en Forez and its prieuré from the Middle Age and the nearby Batie d’Urfé the medieval town of St Jean-St Maurice.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Downstairs only, has access to one bedroom, queen bed. Half bathroom access, toilet and sink....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Double sinks; heated towel rack...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Possibility to play DVDs on the PS3 console...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    2 km from Loire river, view to the South of property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor heating downstairs; radiators upstairs...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi service available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered car port...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washer/dryer available...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker & electric kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge with small freezer + additional small fridge in the utility room...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane/induction stove top (2 burners each)....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Mountain bikes available on request...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    9 holes at Chateau De Champlong, 30 mins drive towards Roanne. 18 holes in Montbrison , 45 mins....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and paddle boats for rent at Port Bully, 15 mins drive North along the river....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Wood or charcoal...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Communal outdoor pool in the village (2 km away)...moreless



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10 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $112.58
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600.40
  • Taxes Not included


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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/04/2016
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Lyon, or Claremont Ferrand
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Chhateau De Champlong
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
St Jodard, 2min drive, 15 min walk
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway

Car: Necessary


Owner info

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Speaks: english, french



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Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Saint-Jodard, France #589168

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