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Beautifully renovated farmhouse with huge garden

Huge converted farmhouse, with lovely terrace and garden, swing set and trampoline
Very good
12 reviews
Huge converted farmhouse, with lovely terrace and garden, swing set and trampoline
The terrace - perfect for lounging, eating, laughing and playing
The lavoir in front of the house - where the locals used to wash their clothes
The children will love playing in the garden aka the field
A fully equipped kitchen
When not enjoying the huge terrace, switch to the comfortable living room - maybe a log fire?
The living room, view towards the staircase and kitchen
A lovely place to be in the colder months - in front of the fire...
TV room with English (freesat) television channels plus DVD player. With double sofa bed
Playroom with a selection of indoor and outdoor toys for our younger guests to borrow...
Downstairs bedroom with sofa bed, opens to terrace. Plus running machine if feeling energetic!
Gallery above living room, with couch and TV/DVD player
Bedroom 1, with external stairs down to terrace, inside stairs up to dressing area and bathroom
Bedroom 1's en-suite bathroom, with large corner bath and separate shower
Bedroom 2 - with double bed and two single beds, wardrobe and easy chairs
Down a small staircase from bedroom 2 is bathroom 2
Bedroom 3 with cot (which can alternatively be moved to bedrooms 4 or 5)
Bedroom 3's en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4's en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 - with bunk beds and extra mattress if needed. Access to bedrooms 3 and 4 is through 5
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Donzy, Nievre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
This large renovated farmhouse is set in a tranquil hamlet surrounded by countryside, and is situated at the heart of the hamlet behind the old lavoir, where the community used to come to wash their clothes. The only noise you are likely to encounter will be from the passing tractors and cows and at night you can sit on the beautiful terrace and enjoy star-gazing undisturbed by any competing light. In the daytime keep a lookout for the buzzards and deer that appear both in the garden and in the surrounding fields. The house, formerly two farmhouses and two barns, has been renovated to a high standard with quality fittings in the spacious kitchen and four bathrooms and downstairs toilet. The house has five bedrooms upstairs (three doubles, one with a double bed and twin single beds and one room with bunkbeds and a single folding bed plus a... Read more
About the Owner, Vikki L
Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 88 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We are always available to answer questions or for problems, but otherwise we let you get on with things without interference from us!
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Listing #HL255811
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Had a wonderful long weekend here. The farmhouse is spacious and airy, and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. In particular, our children (aged 8 and 10) made use of the trampoline, garden swing and climbing frame set, bikes, playroom, DVDs and books. And wi-fi! We loved exploring the surrounding countryside on practically traffic-free roads. The huge garden...

Joanna P
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
person found this review helpful

When we stayed here two years' ago it was lovely and we decided it would be the perfect place for a bigger family get together. We were a mixed group, some smaller kids included, and this place is great. There's now a bigger pool and a fabulous outdoor terrace that's been extended since 2012. The internal accommodation is ideal for...

Management response:

Dear Guest Many thanks and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Les Carres! We just wanted to clarify before anyone gets misled that the above-ground pool is not normally available to guests - it was up as we had just been at the property ourselves and so were able to leave it for you, but usually it...


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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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I have booked this villa for a family of nine for 7 nights and ran away on the second night due to the lack of safety. Every night I would sleep downstairs as there were no alarm systems activated during our stay and many doors and windows with weak glass and only a few shutters upstairs with very weak shutters...

Management response:

Dear Guest I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our house in France. On the subject of insect killers/leftover food from previous guests/overgrown grass we will take this up with our cleaning people as this is naturally not acceptable. As to security, it has never been the intention to activate an alarm system at...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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21 Dec 2017 -
8 Jan 2018
Christmas 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bed linen for hire on request (euro 100 for all beds in total). Cleaning is included, provided the house is left in a reasonable state (which includes that kitchen equipment is cleaned and put away, bins/recycling emptied/taken to recycling stations, all furniture (included sofa beds)/cushions/toys etc returned to place where they were found on arrival) - if not then we may be forced to apply an extra fee which we genuinely would prefer not to have to do!
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About the neighbourhood
Les Carres is a small hamlet of 20ish houses, centered around the local lavoir (where the women of the community used to wash their clothes). The renovated farmhouse lies directly behind the lavoir and the river source. The nearest small town is Donzy, lying 15km away, which is charming to wander around, with its roads of quaint old houses, lovely local restaurant and walnut oil producing mill. Cosne sur Loire, a further 15km beyond Donzy, has many shops and larger facilities, and just outside Cosne is La Ferme du Port d'Aubry - a working goat farm (with many other animals, including ponies on which during the summer months they can take rides) which the children will love to wander around (for free) with a farm shop, which sells local produce including (naturally) goats cheese, preser... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Paris Orly: 200.0 km
Railway: Cosne Cour sur Loire: 30.0 km
Ferry: Calais: 500.0 km
Our holiday home is just over 2 hours drive south of Paris, via the quiet autoroute A77 after the A6 from Paris, and then for 30 minutes through quiet country roads.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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