An 19th century family house in Burgundy

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
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Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4

Sleeps: 10

Type: Resort

An 19th century family house in Burgundy

This family home was renovated in 2007 by the great grandson of the original owner. He took great care and love to preserve the 'joie de vivre' of his childhood and his ancestors. It was built around 1875 next to a stone quarry that was operated by the family. The ground floor at times was a cafe where the locals gathered to discuss politics and the daily affairs of the town.

Nowadays the ground floor of the house has a large living area with a fireplace. It is tastefully decorated with antique furniture that has been modernised with contemporary upholstery. There is also a personal touch with family photos placed around the room. The modern kitchen ...Read more

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An 19th century family house in Burgundy
La Machine, Burgundy, France

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Outside of the village of La Machine. In a lovely valley and near the state forest (Foret Domaniale) called Les Minimes. The house is located on the middle of a parc of 3 hectares (approx. 8 acres). In front of the house, a nice meadow with willow trees along a small river and a tiny pond. Near the house centenary oak trees, and in the forest at a few hundred yards a big pond where you may fish.

The house is surrounded by a small fence to secure childrens. There is a steel gate and ample parking places in front of the house and on the side yard. In the garden a children playground, tables, chairs, lounge chairs and a barbecue.

You need a car to be able to go around. But you can walk to the village to shop: to the baker, the grocery or the supermarket where you will find a butcher. For more shopping you can go to Decize at 6 km. there are daily wet markets: in La Machine each saturday, on wednesdays and fridays at Decize, etc. You can also pick up your vegetable and fruits at the farm in Imphy at 15 km and pick up milk or local cheese in Beaumont-Sardolles at 6 km.

The house is near the forest, trekking, bicycling, etc...You can also go to the village well known museum, the Musee de la Mine (the coal mine museum) La Machine had been a ancient coal mine town since the 17th century, so the museum.

You can also go to the village lake (Etang Grenetier) (1 mile from the house) where there is a children playground, a small sand beach, and a restaurant.
Near visits include visit of Decize a medieval town (8 miles), cycling (you can rent) along the Canal du Nivernais, visit of Nevers and its famous cathedrale (20 miles), Moulins center of the Bourbons (20 miles) (the French Kings family), with its museums, cathedrale etc. go to the medieval town of Apremont (30 miles). La Charite (40 miles), visit of the vineyards of Pouilly and Sancerre (55 miles) or Beaune, Santenay (90 miles)

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Rural retreats

Getting There

Nearest train station: DECIZE, 4 miles
Nearest airport: PARIS CDG, 170 miles
Car is recommended



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