'Chez Briar and Michel' - This spacious four bedroom traditional Beaujolais house, set among the Beaujolais vineyards, has exclusive use of a pool which averages 24-29°C, cottage garden and shady courtyard with roses around the door.
The house was originally built over the wine cellars, adjacent to the owners home, to accommodate the 'vigneron' (wine maker) who tended the property's vineyard and wine making. Wine no longer being made on the property has enabled us to convert the old press room, 6 x 7m, into a ground level kitchen, dining and sitting room with French windows opening out onto the court yard and out door dining area. There's also a log burner making this a cosy holiday let for the Beaujolais Nouveau week in November, Christmas or New Year.
The house, which has all modern comforts, offers wonderful panoramic views of the Beaujolais hills from every window, and the garden opens out onto the vineyards with views as far as the Mont Blanc. The style is traditional, with the charm only authentic antique furnishings could bring.
The property has three acres of Gamay vines which were previously tended by the owners who produced a Beaujolais Villages and is now managed by a producer of organic 'vin naturel'.
The pool is open during peak and mid season April to September, closing for low season from October to March.
Kitchen - fully equipped including dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee machine, fridge/freezer and iron. The adjacent dining/sitting room area has TV satellite and BBC channels.
Bedroom 1 - main double room (blue)
Bedroom 2 - triple room (yellow) plus cot, ideal for a family. This room communicates with bedroom 1.
Bedroom 3 - has both a double and twin beds (green).
Bedroom 4 - has a double bed (red) and private bathroom.
All beds are extra wide and each room has air-conditioning.
Three bath/shower rooms in total
Pool is 10 x 5 meters with Roman steps for easy access. exclusive use and averages 26-29°C.
Garden and court yard have various choices of shaded seating and sunbathing areas with cushions, large shady Gazebo etc.
Large grassy area for football etc
Bed linen, bath towels, pool towels are included - all cotton. All household products and a welcome pack of breakfast items are offered.
The owners invite you for a wine tasting at your convenience. Dinner can be provided on request.
The village baker’s, butcher’s, and supermarket are open Sunday morning for getting in supplies, as is Villefranche fresh produce market. So you need only pack your personal items – don’t forget the flip flops!
There is ping-pong, basket ball, a book case, box games and a toy box. 4 adult and 2 teenage mountain bikes, plus swings and various pedal toys for younger ones.
Restaurant and shops at walking distance, less than 1km - on the flat!
The pool is open during mid and peak season, closing from end September until the following April, depending on the weather.