Maison Lumiere

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

In the undulating countryside of western Burgundy is the beautiful Maison Lumière, a wonderful holiday home set in a rural area of woodland and fields yet within striking distance to many highlights of this incredible region.

The owners have lovingly created a welcoming home which offers privacy with high levels of comfort. The open-plan space downstairs is impressive with wood-beamed ceilings throughout the living and dining areas leading through to a striking contemporary kitchen with picture book windows overlooking the remarkable gardens, allowing the sun to flood in to this beautifully lit space.

The five bedrooms feature individual design combining a contemporary spirit with some traditional aspects, like exposed brick walls and natural wood beams. Homely touches throughout such as interesting artwork and sculptures give this house a unique and modern style with characterful local features. 

Immerse yourself in the wonderful surroundings of your glorious garden, whether it’s lazing on the vast lawns, reading under one of the magnificent trees or finding a quiet spot to take in the lush scenery around you. The inviting heated swimming pool is surrounded by smart decking for lounging in the sun or dining by the pool or head to the relaxing al-fresco terrace and barbecue for long evening meals with family, friends and good local wine under the starry sky.

Wander out of your home and within a few minutes you can walk down to a local lake for fishing, canoeing, picnics by the shore or some lovely woodland walks. Exploring further afield will take you to charming villages and market towns such as Sancerre with its fine white wines, Briare on the banks of the Loire or a little further to the famous hilltop town of Vézelay. The spectacular cities of Auxerre, Nevers and Orléans can be visited within a day or you may prefer to spend your time exploring magical castles, discovering idyllic vineyards or taking a boat trip down the Loire or Yonne rivers.

With hikes, mountain biking and horse-riding nearby, as well as other family activities such as tree-top adventures and farms, it’s up to you to decide how active or relaxed you wish to be in this delightful part of Burgundy.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • The stairs leading from the kitchen are partially open with no hand-rail

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Satellite TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Maison Interior (230m2)

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living area with fire-place and sofa-bed
- Open-plan dining room
- Open-plan kitchen, well equipped including induction cooker, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and mixer
- Guest WC
- Utility room

First Floor (via partially open staircase from kitchen, children will need to be supervised)

- King-size bedroom
- 3 x double bedrooms
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room
- Bathroom with bath and shower

Outside Grounds (2300m2)

-  Private heated swimming pool (size: 7mx3.5m / depth: 1.5m/shape: rectangular) with safety covery. Open from May to end of September.
- Al-fresco dining and sitting area
- Portable BBQ
- Gardens with lawns and trees
- Parking for up to four cars

Facilities

- Electric heating
- Wood Fireplace
- Wi-Fi
- Telephone (extra charge)
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hi-Fi
- Wii games console
- Washing machine and dryer
- Sunbeds

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Lumiere
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Lumière is set in a rural and wooded area in the Yonne department in western Burgundy, 5km from the little village of Lavau. You are also near the borders of the Cher, Nievre and Loiret departments, each one with charming villages and market towns, fascinating art and history and fine wines to sample. This part of Burgundy offers undulating landscapes of woodlands, vineyards and small lakes as well as the Loire and Yonne rivers only a short drive away.

Within just 25m from Maison Lumière there is a lake where there are opportunities to fish, canoe or water-ski as well as some wonderful woodland walks along the shore. The little village of Lavau is 5km by car with a tiny convenience store or head to Saint-Fargeau (10km) for restaurants, a supermarket and the remarkable Château de Saint-Fargeau which you can visit from March to November and there are sometimes special events taking place such as amazing re-enactments.  

There’s also a lovely farm nearby in Saint-Fargeau, Ferme du Château, open at the weekends, where visitors can get hands on with the animals, a brilliant place for families. Kids will also love the nearby Parc Naturel de Boutissaint (15km) where you can see many animals in their natural surroundings. Another local attraction is Guedelon (19km) where you can watch a 13th century castle being built using only authentic tools and locally sourced materials, taking many years.

There’s a great range of activities in the local area with beautiful hikes, canoeing on nearby lakes or rivers, horse-riding nearby and some brilliant opportunities for cycling and mountain biking. Tree-top adventurers should head to Nature Adventure (16km) with all sorts of activities on offer including paintballing.

Wine-lovers will appreciate being so near to Sancerre (32km), a picturesque village with more than 300 vineyards or wine caves in the surrounding area where you can often sample and buy the white wines of this region. If wine isn’t your thing, the local goat’s cheese is also held in high esteem!

Heading across to the Loiret department, explore close to home in the stunning gardens of Château de la Bussiere (40km) or the attractive town of Gien (43km) on the Loire River with its weekly market.  Briare (30km), also a market town, is where the Loire River crosses with the Canal de Briare with lovely riverside walks, boat and canal trips and wonderful flower filled streets in the late spring and summer.   You can also take a day trip to the home of Joan of Arc, Orléans (107km), with its stunning medieval centre and cathedral.

Back in Yonne, the famous and charming hilltop town of Vézelay (70km), on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, has been loved by Christians, writers, artists, historians and lovers of Romanesque architecture. Visiting the 12th century Basilica is a must and afterwards stroll through the beautifully preserved streets full of colourful flowers in the summer months. Walk the circular route around Vézelay with access to some of the highest points and stunning views of the surrounding Burgundy countryside.

The capital of the Yonne department is Auxerre (60km), on the Yonne River, is a protected Historic Town in France with an impressive town centre with its towering cathedral and churches, attractive squares and cafes, medieval narrow streets full of ancient houses and its 15th Century clock tower. Combine with a visit to Chablis (80km), a pretty village with some of the region’s most famous wines.

Alternatively, head over the border to the Nievre department, following the Loire south to Nevers (80km), a city full of art and history on the banks of the river, well known for its pottery and you can visit open workshops in the summer months. Combine with a trip to Apremont-sur-Allier (90km), one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages with its attractive gardens. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Village Lavau

(5km )

Nearest Airport Paris Orly/Paris CDG

(173km/220km)

Nearest Supermarket

(10km )

Sightseeing Lac de Bourdon

(25m)

Sightseeing Saint Fargeau Castle/Nature Adventure/Guedelon (castle)

(10.5km/16km-19km)

Nearest Tennis

(25km)

Nearest Golf

(50km)

Nearest Shop Saint-Fargeau

(10km)

Nearest Supermarket Saint-Fargeau

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant Saint-Fargeau

(10km)

Nearest Town/City Saint-Fargeau

(10km)

Region

Renowned throughout the world for its venerable wines, Burgundy is an essential destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of the winemaker’s art. This is a region where you can visit some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the world and taste wines that are regularly regarded as the best France has to offer (which is saying something). As one of the richest regions of France for hundreds of years, Burgundy also offers a wealth of history and culture as well as beautiful landscapes that offer the adventurous visitor plenty of stuff to do, even if it’s just a walk to admire the scenery. If you’re booking one of our fantastic villas and chateaux in Burgundy, you’ll want to read this fantastic Burgundy travel guide to find all the best things to do, see, eat and drink. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There’s also a lovely farm nearby in Saint-Fargeau, Ferme du Château, open at the weekends, where visitors can get hands on with the animals, a brilliant place for families. Kids will also love the nearby Parc Naturel de Boutissain where you can see many animals in their natural surroundings. Another local attraction is Guedelon, where you can watch a 13th century castle being built using only authentic tools and locally sourced materials, taking many years.

There’s a great range of activities in the local area with beautiful hikes, canoeing on nearby lakes or rivers, horse-riding nearby and some brilliant opportunities for cycling and mountain biking. Tree-top adventurers should head to Nature Adventure with all sorts of activities on offer including paintballing.

With hikes, mountain biking and horse-riding nearby, as well as other family activities such as tree-top adventures and farms, there is so much to do in this part of Burgundy before you return to your picture-perfect and charming house.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property:

- Extra cleaning
- Baby-sitting
- Catering

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Maison Lumiere welcomes stag/hen parties and other celebrations, except weddings. Contact us for further details.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid by bank transfer 6 weeks before the arrival or in cash on arrival, refunded 14 days after departure, subject to full damage inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. unless otherwise agreed.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels.
Heating costs included? €15/day on request.
Minimum stay 7 days.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? €50 per booking and by prior arrangement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Mandatory tourist tax of €1,50 pp/pn, to be paid locally upon arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Stag/hen parties and other celebrations are permitted on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner. Please note that the maximum number of guests cannot be exceeded. Weddings are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs 1 cot and 1 high chair are provided free of charge. Additional highchairs/cots are available on request at an extra charge of €15,00 per item.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from May to end of September, subject to weather conditions.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 £1,293
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 £1,982
Sep 1st 2019 - Dec 24th 2019 £1,293
Dec 24th 2019 - Jan 6th 2020 £1,982
Jan 6th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £1,293
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £1,982
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 £1,293

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 €1,428
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 €2,189
Sep 1st 2019 - Dec 24th 2019 €1,428
Dec 24th 2019 - Jan 6th 2020 €2,189
Jan 6th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €1,428
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €2,189
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 €1,428

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 18th 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 $1,613
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 $2,473
Sep 1st 2019 - Dec 24th 2019 $1,613
Dec 24th 2019 - Jan 6th 2020 $2,473
Jan 6th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $1,613
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $2,473
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 19th 2020 $1,613

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Lovely house

    Posted by Robert M. on 29/10/2018

    This is a lovely place to stay. We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place and would happily consider it for the future.
    Thank you for our stay.

  • Parfait !

    Posted by Youssef on 21/08/2018

    Je recommande vivement cette magnifique maison pour passer d’agréables vacances!

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