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Laval: Southern Beaujolais Farmhouse near Lyon

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum
Farmhouse
Laval is a charming golden stone farmhouse set in the vineyards of the southern Beaujolais, thirty minutes from Lyon. It is located in a tranquil valley below the beautiful village of Charnay-en-Beaujolais where the historic chateau, ancient tower and pretty church surround the square. Within walking distance the village has both a restaurant and a café along with épicerie, boulangerie and weekly market selling local produce. The house, perfect for families, has been tastefully renovated preserving many of the original features (stone staircase and fireplace) but offers the comfort of modern living as it was the owners' main residence for five years. It has three large bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs as well as a ground floor bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and garden access....Laval is a charming golden stone farmhouse set in the vineyards of the southern Beaujolais, thirty minutes from Lyon. It is located in a tranquil valley below the beautiful village of Charnay-en-Beaujolais where the historic chateau, ancient tower and pretty church surround the square. Within walking distance the village has both a restaurant and a café along with épicerie, boulangerie and weekly market selling local produce. The house, perfect for families, has been tastefully renovated preserving many of the original features (stone staircase and fireplace) but offers the comfort of modern living as it was the owners' main residence for five years. It has three large bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs as well as a ground floor bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and garden access. Two of the first floor rooms open onto a large terrace with an external staircase to the garden. The spacious living-room/ dining-room has double doors onto the courtyard and remains cool during the summer due to its thick stone walls and quarry tiled floor. It is comfortably furnished and, for the cooler nights, has a wood burner in the fireplace which is easy to light. There is a CD and DVD player and free internet access. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave and American fridge/ freezer. It opens onto the covered terrace with its ten seater table and BBQ, perfect for al fresco meals. The courtyard and garden are secluded and sheltered, with no one overlooking them, enjoying attractive views across the vineyards and up towards the village. The good sized pool (10m x 5m) is sheltered by the garden wall but within sight of the house. The pool has an approved alarm system but is not fenced and, although not heated, it has a heat preserving soft cover which can be used at night. Within walking distance is Bruno's goat farm where fresh cheese can be bought daily from the dairy and also several Caveau where local wine can sampled and purchased. There are two Michelin starred restaurants in nearby villages and numerous bouchons (brasseries) and recognised restaurants in Lyon to enjoy the famous regional cuisine. The Roman city of Lyon just thirty minutes drive and, known for its silk industry and gastronomy, boasts two rivers, two cathedrals and a Roman amphitheatre. It has much to offer, with plenty of history, cultural activities, museums, riverside markets and sophisticated shopping. Charnay is conveniently located just ten minutes from the A6 motorway (autoroute du soleil), an approximately seven hour drive from Calais and forty five minutes from Saint Exupery airport. The Beaujolais region, known mainly for its wine outside France, is much loved by the French for its abundance of outdoor pursuits: hiking, horse riding and cycling in beautiful and unspoilt countryside and offers much to the holidaymaker who wants both tranquility and calm but activities and gastronomy close by. Beajolais wines, somewhat undermined by the fad of Beaujolais nouveau can best be enjoyed by trying the various crus including Fleurie, Brouilly and Moulin a Vent. Visitor review from 2013 11 july 2013 Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful and cozy home, because it is a home where we felt love, life, feelings and family. We are sure we will be back to live once more in a divine place! We would like to recommend a beautiful and delicious restuarant called 'Au Colombier' at Anse. Very good food and beautiful spot by the river. We also took a nice tour on bicycles at Beaujeu. We have left the information in your book, very nice! Thank you again for sharing your home with us, and thanks for a wonderful and unforgettable time at Laval, Charnay. Merci beaucoup et a bientot Monica and Milo from Mexico July/Aug 2013 We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful home and have completely fallen in love with the surrounding area. The weather has been changeale to say the least but that has not mattered too much given that we have lovely surroundings to be in. the garden has given us particular pleasure - so carefully planted and well designed for use throughout the day. The pool has been well used, even in the rain! Thank you letting us share in this very special place. The Farside Family, Brighton, UK More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Cynthia J
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

We rented this wonderful house after a business trip to Lyon, and couldn't have been happier with our choice. If you're looking for something new, modern and slick, this isn't your place. But if you're looking for a character house that's supremely comfortable, spacious, fully...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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TrailBlazer478892, VR Owner at Laval: Southern Beaujolais Farmhouse near Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and for taking the time to both write this and tell us your impression on arrival. All feedback helps us give our guests a pleasurable and comfortable stay.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

The house is very comfortable and well equipped with all we needed for a holiday with pre-schoolers. The garden and outdoor eating area & BBQ perfect for relaxing afternoons with children playing. We enjoyed exploring the local towns and villages and outdoor spaces in the...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Very spacious house , well equipped . Pool used every day by grandchildren. Large shaded area for outside seating and dining. Lovely views all around of vineyards and hilltop villages..but restaurants and supermarkets not far away. Different activities and various sight seeing places to see....More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Date of stay: August 2016
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The perfect house for a family holiday, spacious and stylish rooms with fabulous outdoor space. The garden is delightfully tranquil and the pool perfectly placed to catch the maximum sun. Outdoor meals under the loggia and cosy evenings in the sitting room add up to...More

Date of stay: August 2014
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Had a wonderful week staying at this charming farmhouse looking out onto the gorgeous 'Pierre doree' (golden stone) village of Charnay. We relaxed by the pool, had fantastic barbecues and toured the region tasting wine! Lyon is a fantastic city to explore (half hour drive)...More

Date of stay: June 2014
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We would thoroughly recommend this property. Set in beautiful rural France, but only 7 minutes from local amenities like a good supermarket, and 30 minutes from the vibrant city of Lyon, this is a home not just a holiday let. The house, full of charm...More

Date of stay: May 2014
1  Thank Philip D
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Beaujolais is a wine area just south of Burgundy, known for its beautiful golden stone villages, rolling hills and colourful vineyards. It is a perfect area for country activities such as cycling and hiking with many villages to explore, browsing their weekly markets and sampling local food in tiny restaurants. Within walking distance of the house is the charming village of Charnay its square dominated by the ancient chateau and tower with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Maya's quaint restaurant, the Broc'Assiette serves delicious home cooked food at tables set up in the village square during the long summer days. Villefranche is a vibrant country town with a bustling daily market selling an abundance of local produce, from the vegetables grown along the Saone to cherr...
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