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17th Century Farmhouse Nestled in a Hamlet in a National Park

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Last updated: 04/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This restored 17th Century Farmhouse features the chestnut beamed ceiling 'a la Francaise', hand hewn stone walls, low fired floor tiles and antique furniture of the period. In a small hamlet in the National Park, Le Morvan, the House is very peaceful with a remarkable view of Autun & the vineyards of Burgundy far below the mountain top where it sits. It is in a tiny hamlet on a one lane road that leads you through a forest to a river & waterfall with some terrific walks right from the House. The house is wheelchair friendly.

Burgundy is known for its excellent wines & gourmet foods & restaurants. Autun is a walled city rich in Roman & Gallic history with magnificent ruins and a Roman Theatre still in use today! The outdoor markets are a treat, the shopping elegant and comparatively inexpensive, with lots of delightful small villages & vineyards to visit. The farmhouse is 1 km from the closest restaurant, 2km from the closest village & 8 km from the super market for shopping for provisions.

The National Park is so pristine that it has unusual wildlife not found elsewhere in Europe. It is a popular area for outdoor sports in France, a destination for hiking, biking, horse-back riding, fishing, swimming, rock climbing and more!

At 345 Km from Paris, it is a short drive from the airport (3- 1/2 hours), & is also easily reached by flying to Geneva (a 3 hour drive), Lyon (a 2 hour drive), or Nice. The climate is temperate since it is on the Mediterranean corridor.

The House has 2 bedrooms; one with 2 beds and each with an armoire and closet. The living room has another bed. There is a bathroom & separate W.C. as well as a laundry room. The House has a private garden with fruit trees and garden furniture.

Keywords: Farmhouse
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    dogs are welcome as long as they remain outside so as not to damage antique furnishings...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Bathroom, W C, Private Garden, Private Driveway, Antique furniture, Central Heating. Magnificent view over 80 miles to Autun & Saulieu. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    upon request...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    American style small kitchen with all amenities at your finger tips...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    oven with broiler settings in stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    small refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove with oven & four burners...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Available in Autun & at the various lakes in the regional Morvan park...moreless

  • Golf:

    available in Autun...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available in Autun & at the lakes in the park...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    available in Autun...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    you can rent wind surf boards at the Lakes in the Morvan regional park...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $163.08

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/08/2017
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2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
mini golf 6 k, full golf course Autun
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Le Creusot/Mt Chanin
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Celle en Morvan
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
lake in autun

Car: Necessary

Wine Tasting, Mushroom Picking, Celtic Music Festivals


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I am an artist and grew up part time in France. When I bought the property in 1999 it had dirt floors, no plumbing or electricity- in short, it was the 250 farmhouse that it is but not modernized, lived in as it was centuries ago. I have been restoring it ever since, adding modern conveniences but remaining true to the look & feel of the period. The ground floor is now fully restored with all of the modern conveniences- & I am now moving onto the the second floor where there will be 4 more bedrrooms & 2 baths. It has been a real hands on adventure, travelling over between shows to work on the house with a crew of local artisans to help.

Why the Owner Chose Roussillon-en-Morvan, France:
When I lived in France (Paris for work) I always went to this area on my vacations because of the pristine beauty of the regional park & all of the activities offered there. There are wonderful hikes to take or you can spend days on horseback wandering through the forests & sleeping in a different hamlet each night...I also love the good wines & food of the region amd Autun is a real gem of a city!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The area is so peaceful that I am able to restore & renew myself away from the stresses of work & daily life. It is temperate with lovely light, generally beautiful weather, lots of flowers & peaceful, stunning views. The nearby town iof Autun offers wonderful museum exhibits, monuments from its period as the center of the Roman period in France, miles of vineyards with wine tasting, many, many beautiful castles to visit (try the castle circuit!), outdoor markets with fresh foods & local products for those who like to cook, and some terrific restaurants!

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2017

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  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • farmhouse from the outside front

    farmhouse from the outside front

  • living room & fire place

    living room & fire place

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • bedroom 2

    bedroom 2

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 08, 2017

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