This gite (French country house B&B) is an absolute gem. It is the ideal getaway into the heart of the French countryside, right in the midst of Bourgogne and Beaujolais country. Owners Laurent and Valerie Combier are charming and genuinely welcoming. Their love for what they do is authentic and apparent everywhere you look. They spent seven years renovating an old farmhouse to the highest standards. Each bedroom has its own character and detailed personal touch without ever being over the top. Likewise, the food is delicious and organic. For example, breakfast begins with an assortment of a dozen or so homemade jams accompanied by Valerie’s freshly baked bread from their brick oven. The pork for dinner was exquisite. It had cooked for hours in the same oven and was raised by Laurent on the farm.
The days fly by and you never get bored. During the day, there are a number of activities provided by local specialists. These include mushroom picking, riding, buggies, treasure hunts, walks, etc. One of our favourite activities was “Acrobranche” which involves playing Tarzan (avec professional safety harness) across an obstacle course in the tree tops, up to 20 meters above ground. There are a variety circuits for all levels of thrill seeking, so don’t be afraid to go with children. But perhaps the finest moment of the day, by far, is the evening around the family style dinner table and cosy fireplace.
Our group consisted of 12 cousins who get together annually in different places. La Ferme du Planet was just perfect. In fact, several within our group liked it so much they returned with the children several weeks later.
We highly recommend it. And the value for money is just unbelievable!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Old Farm,detached,1 floor,seperate entrance,on a Property.Ideal for family, couples.3 Guest Rooms with Shower room and washroom ,Hanging wardrobe, hair dryer.Dining room,cosy nook,reading room,games room.Interior comforts at guests disposal :Fireplace,crockery/flatware, board games, book collection, wifi(wireless internet access),wood-burning stove. View : Panoramic, country side,courtyard,farmland,prairie,forestOutside at the guests disposal :Private courtyard, enclosed grounds, yard, lawn, woodsy, orchard, natural pools, fountain, Summer living area, parasol, sun recliner, rocking chairs, climbing frame. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Ferme Du Planet France/Ouroux, Rhone