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House of charm, comfort, in green, and calm

Saint-André-le-Désert, France
  • House968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

4 rooms, charm in the old house in stone, completely renovated.

In a haven of peace in a village house of charm and comfort of 90 m² .. Two rooms are on an intermediate level. Private enclosed garden. barbecue and let rest. Numerous walks and mountain bikes possible from the house,, 3km: village with all necessary shops, including 3 doctors, and 1 pharmacy.

Proximity: Lakes, rivers, swimming and fishing,

Green track (bike, roller, pedestrian)

Wine Route and 'grands crus de Bourgogne',

Heritage Romanesque churches .... Haras National, and its national competitions,

Classical and Jazz musical events (the nights of Cluny, (15 mn by car), Various attractions: tree-climbing, zoo, Rock climbing on Solutré.


Lydia de Soyres

Member Since 2011
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english, french, polish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Chambre 2
        1 queen
      • Chambre 2
        2 twin/ single
      • 1 double bed 200 x 140. 2 single beds 200 x 090. 1 sofa bed that can be used in living room House on 2 levels, -Level Below
        rooms (connecting them), with direct access to outside one of the rooms,


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Salle de bains 1

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • River
          • Rural
          • Village


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Firewood
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Radio
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Golf
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Pétanque Court
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • smoking allowed
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • caves
                                              • playground
                                              • rain forests
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • theme parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • hunting
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • golf privileges optional
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountaineering
                                                      • paragliding
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • surf fishing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 2:30 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        35 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        My favorite stay ,in our three week stay in France

                                                        Judith P.-

                                                        Lydia. Was a Perfect Host!!! Her. Ancient home was Lovely with Great attention to every detail.Her place was Great quiet and elegant .It was warm and cozy! But most of all it was Lydia Herself that made our stay so special, She has traveled all over the World,doing humanitarian work for France. And she shared these adventures with us, We broke bread together and she gave my husband a bottle of wine from her Village, she is so generous and kind! l say Thank You for a Perfect visit Love Judy and Thomas

                                                        Lovely cottage in peaceful countryside

                                                        Andy D.Shrewsbury

                                                        This is a very nicely designed and spacious cottage with a beautiful garden, in a hamlet high above gentle countryside. We enjoyed cycling, walking and good wine-tasting! Plenty of interesting local places to visit - Cluny, Cormatin, Macon, Tournus - and a lovely place to return and relax.

                                                        Lydia, the owner, is very friendly and helpful, and her dog Virgule came to say hello at the gate every evening!

                                                        Our only suggestion would be clearer instructions for finding the cottage when you arrive in the hamlet as it is hard to spot the well which is the marker!

                                                        We would absolutely recommend 'la petite maison' to others. Merci Lydia pour une bonne vacance!

                                                        Diana and Andy

                                                        Lovely rustic cottage

                                                        Estie B.

                                                        We spent three weeks here and the description is rather accurate. Lydia has stocked the cottage well and even provided small things such as a lettuce spinner and egg cups. The garden is enclosed, which is great if you bring your dog along. It is also private as the fence shields one from views of the main house. The cottage itself is freestanding from the main house and is in a hamlet about 3km's away from the nearest village, Salornay sur Guy. The ceilings upstairs are vaulted which gives a great impression of space. The countryside in this part of France is lush green and hilly, very beautiful indeed. It is a great place for cycling as the voie vert (dedicated cycling tracks) are nearby and you can hire bicycles there if you prefer to cycle on the flats. If you are up for a hilly cycle you can use Lydia's two bicycles as well. Lydia is very helpful and she provided us assistance during the French fuel strike. Note that the internet provided is not Wi-Fi, but a wired Ethernet connection, so make sure you bring equipment (laptop/tablet) along that will work with a cable. The cottage can be chilly when it is cold outside, but the wood burning stove warms it up very well upstairs. The rooms are separated by curtains so there isn't much sound proofing across the cottage, which may affect light sleepers. Overall, us as a couple with a baby and a small dog had a very good stay.

                                                        charming and peaceful

                                                        Brice C.

                                                        If you are looking for a lovely place to stay in a quiet, and calm little village, this is the place. The house is beautifully renovated with exposed stone walls and cozy touches. Our host was welcoming and helpful. The area is very quiet and great for taking walks and exploring the little villages around. The only problem my husband and I found was that the bedrooms are below the living area and the noise travels. Luckily our daughter is a heavy sleeper but if you have children who are not then they would most likely be disrupted from the noise upstairs. Even so, I highly recommend this property. We visited in early spring when things were just beginning to bloom and we could see that the gardens will be beautiful!

                                                        Un coin de tranquillité a la campagne

                                                        Yvan G.

                                                        Une semaine de vacances paisible dans un endroit vraiment au calme. Une campagne avec tellement de choses à faire pourtant. Jolie petite maison et le chien adorable qui a enchanté nos 2 petites filles. Merci à Lydia pour l'accueil et les recommandations .

                                                        Delightful, Beautiful stay in "La Petite Maison!"

                                                        Marcos and Elaine W.

                                                        We arrived mid-afternoon to a beautiful welcome from our lovely proprietress! Our anticipation and expectation of her little cottage was joyfully fulfilled from the first moment. The charm comes through the photographs, but the reality is warm, welcoming, ample, and gracious. Details of having a garden sitting area to oneself, a place to have one's own car parked with a private exit door, ample wood for the wood stove, a completely functioning kitchen within which to prepare delicious meals from locally fresh foods, a 5 km walk around the top of Bourg Rameau, beautifully kept garden flowers, ever-present, and a friendly neighbor in and her dog, Virgule - all punctuated our delightful 5 week stay from the middle of September to the end of October. Our location was perfect for our needs to explore the influences of the Roman era, Cluny's mark on the area, the gastronomy and wines of Burgundy, and the incredible countryside - truly picture book! Discoveries we made were the abundance of castles for the Dukes of Burgundy and music venues nearby. Bourg Rameau is peaceful on its medieval hill top with Le Gross Chigy, its own castle. Chalornay sur Guye - 3 km away provided any last minute needs, a lovely park, a welcoming library, and its own Boulodrome! Cluny, just 15 minutes away, Lyon just an hour south, Tournus a half an hour away ( the only town in France with four Michelin rated restaurants), and the meandering route of vines and hillsides following the Burgundian wine route north got us beyond Beaune to Dijon within 2 hours. We fell in love with this home away from home. We will return!!


                                                        Saint-André-le-Désert, France

                                                        Stone house, completely renovated old, comfortable. Located in charming village, quiet. Forests, pastures surrounding homes. Tours of Romanesque churches (Cluny) Wine Route 'grands crus of Burgundy' Caves and prehistoric sites (Azé and Solutré). Castles and gourmet restaurants, Greenway, Cluny National Stud Taizé Community 9 km;

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Inclus dans le prix de location: draps, eau CHARGES EN SUS: Stère de bois : 60 € au prorata 0,23E le KWh 'électricité Taxe de séjour 0,90€/par personne /nuitée/ au dessus de 18 ans Taxes de séjour 0.75 par adulte et par nuitée Bois de chauffage selon consommation Animal: 2 euros par jour FACULTATIF: ménage en fin de séjour : 60€ Possible: location au mois:BS.::1200E MS.: 1350E HS.:1600E Linge de toilette:serviette de toilette et drap de bain: 4E par personne. Linge de maison: torchons, essuie main, serviette de table: 1E par personne. En cas d'annulation, les arrhes ne sont pas remboursées,

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