Why not grab a bargain and visit us out of season when it's cheaper to rent?
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Le Marronnier is situated on the edge of the village of Fleury La Montagne in the very south of Burgundy. The village has a small cafe (home-cooked meals are available on request) and a small grocery store.
Within easy reach are the vineyards of Burgundy and Beaujolais, the volcanic region around Le Puy, Lyon - the second city in France plus many pretty villages, historic churches all waiting to be explored locally. Cycling, walking, canoeing are all available for the more active visitor and leisurely trips along the Roanne-Digoin canal for the less active! The nearest towns are Charlieu and Roanne both of which have local markets (Wednesday/Saturday and Tuesday/Friday respectively) and a good range of shops - both food and non-food!
There are many local restaurants offering a variety of menus (and prices!) and many cafes offering a traditional 'Menu du Jour' - always good value!
Other Activities: Ski-ing is available at the ski stations at Chalmazel and Loges les Gardes, both under an hour's drive away.
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About Jacqueline Murphy
Elite Gîtes was set up in 2005 by husband and wife team, David and Jacqueline Murphy. With our close family, we had rented gîtes in different areas of France and we spent many happy times together experiencing what France has to offer. However, we always felt that staying in a gîte could have been a better experience for us and we are sure you will understand when we say maybe there could have been better kitchen appliances and equipment, perhaps a better standard of accommodation and/or cleanliness or even the beds made up before we arrived – we’re sure you know what we mean! Like many others, we dreamt of having our own gîtes business in France and we wanted to offer the best possible quality gîte you could have at a reasonable rental. To this end, we moved to France in 2002 and have renovated 4 properties - 2 of which formed the basis of Elite Gites property portfolio.r.. Over the past 15 years we have welcomed many satisfied clients to our properties. We now operate just one gite, Le Marronnier, as a rental property and so have more time to concentrate on making it a fabulous holiday base.
Jacqueline Murphy purchased this House in 2002
Why Jacqueline Murphy chose Fleury-la-Montagne
When we first came to France to view potential properties to buy, we were shown Le Marronnier. It was in a very sad state - nearly everything was decorated dark brown and very shabby. However, we felt that we could update the interior to make a comfortable holiday home given its location in a pretty village in beautiful southern Burgundy. With open plan living downstairs and four good sized bedrooms and smart shower rooms installed upstairs we also knew that this configuration would be ideal for and suit many holidaymakers - whether they are families with young children keen on activities or groups of older travellers looking for tranquility.
What makes this House unique
Le Marronnier dates back about 250 years and was built as a small farmhouse. The original one roomed house is still visible as it is now the sitting room and the current cupboards are where the original door and window were - situated next to the well. The floor above would have been for the storage of hay and the rest of the building would have been for the animals and equipment. Some of the lovely mellow coloured stonework is very old and may have come from even older properties long demolished.. There are even a couple of old stone columns in the garden which may have come from local ruins - maybe even the Benedictine abbey in nearby Charlieu! Later in its history, the house was extended and a barn added. At this time, many people, including the owners of Le Marronnier, made wine and there is still an interesting peephole on the stairs which gave the owners a view to how the wine was fermenting in the cellar. Wine production in Fleury la Montagne has now all but ceased but some people carry on cultivating vines which can be seen on the neighbouring hills. Le Marronnier is ideally situated for visiting vineyards in the Beaujolais, Burgundy , Chalonnais, Maconnais and Roannais wine regions. There are also many pretty Romanesque churches to visit, ancient monasteries and pretty towns and villages for those who like history. For younger visitors, there are several theme parks (some with both rides and exotic animals) within easy driving plus loads of sports to undertake from cycling to canoeing. With the variety of possible activities, the facilities and pleasing décor of the house coupled with its location on the edge of a pretty village not to mention the private swimming pool, makes Le Marronnier an unbeatable choice.