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Light & spacious Bressane farmhouse conversion

Bedrooms 5
Space 350 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 dbl bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large lounge/dining/kitchen, cinema, pool, garden

This stunning conversion combines many features of the original farm with modern comfort.

The colombage (timber & brick) façade of the original house has been retained. A spacious living area has been created where animals once lived. The cedar-lined roof is a striking feature, seen from the lounge / dining area and kitchen and forming the ceilings of the upstairs bedrooms. A bridge gives access to the mezzanine and south bedroom, its glass-panelled surround giving views through the house.

The three downstairs bedrooms are traditionally furnished, quiet and characterful. The downstairs pool shower is accessible for wheelchairs - please discuss access fully during booking.

The home cinema is upstairs. Bring your own DVDs, and your own music.

The 'old kitchen' has a good collection of books. Please tell our 'femme de ménage' if you take one away to finish.

Outdoor meals can be taken on the back veranda or in the front courtyard. The barbecue is portable.

Dijon, Cluny, Geneva, specialities and wine!: In addition to the towns mentioned above, Halfway House is only an hour from Dijon.

Dijon has numerous museums, most famously the Musée des Beaux-Arts. It has beautiful churches and civic buildings and the Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse. Dijon holds its International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. It also hosts, every three years, the international flower show 'Florissimo'.

The house is an hour from Tournus and about an hour and a quarter from Bourg en Bresse. Cluny would take an hour and a half, through the Macon wine country.

We can advise on visits to the South Burgundy vineyards, and tell you where you can eat and sample half bottles of the local wines with your meal.

During August there are a number of events in Bresse that take place at night and teach about the stars.

It takes only two hours to drive to Geneva.

Don't fail to visit the speciality shops: chocolate (Pierre and Louhans), high fashion leather (Pierre), and cheese (Bellevesvre).

More about the Jura Mountains: The monks who built Cluny lived previously at Baumes-les-Messieurs in the Jura, and a trip to this ancient priory in its remote and spectacular setting is a highlight of any visit. Children will love the cavern and waterfall in this amazing valley. This can be coupled with a trip to the hill-top town of Château Chalon with its glorious views. Nearer home, for children there is the Château at Arlay where each afternoon in the summer there is a falconry display.

Further into the mountains, Arbois and Poligny are well worth a visit. A slightly longer journey will take you to Arc-et-Senans, a world renowned historical site.

The Lakes of Chalain and Vouglans offer many delights for children (an hour and a quarter’s drive).

More things to do at Halfway House: In the huge barn (hangar) you will find a basketball net, dart board and various other games to play. A badminton net and rackets are in the store room.

In the garden is a big swing set (children only, sorry).

You are welcome to pick some flowers, and fruit if ripe – plums, grapes, cherries, apples & mirabelles.

Hares, red squirrels and many birds, including a golden oriole, have been seen, and a nightingale is often heard.

You are welcome to use the Bread Oven (though please be careful). It needs to be heated by burning logs for an hour or so, and we suggest cooking home-made pizzas straight on the brick floor. They taste delicious. While the oven is heating up, you could play petanque in the large courtyard.

We strongly recommend swimming at night with the pool light on. Stargazing with truly dark skies is also a must.

Fairs, markets and 'vide-greniers' (when whole villages turn out their attics) are frequent and fun.

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Bob Colvill
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite South Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Wheelchair accessible toilet
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible shower & toilet
  • There is also a WC with washbasin on the first floor adjoining the north bedroom & mini-cinema.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • South Bedroom - 1 double
    North Bedroom - 1 double
    Blue Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed is small (130cm wide)
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 baby crib
    Red Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Old Kitchen - 1 twin/ single , This is a curtained section of the 'Old Kitchen'
  • North and south bedrooms are upstairs. South bedroom has en suite bathroom. There is a WC & washbasin adjoining the North bedroom. Access to blue bedroom is through either red bedroom or front bedroom. There is a single bed in a curtained section of the 'Old Kitchen' There is also a double sofa-bed to allow extra flexibility.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books adult
  • books kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • beach chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio stone/concrete
  • porch/lanai ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • sand box
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • 5 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The mini-cinema consists of an 8ft screen and HD projector with a Blu-ray player which accepts a variety of input formats. Please bring your own DVDs, etc. There is Sky TV with basic UK channels only.


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Light & spacious Bressane farmhouse conversion
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Comfortable, homely and relaxed

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and very comfortable, there's plenty of room to do things together or spend quiet time on your own. Very well stocked with crockery and those kinds of fixtures. A great library of books (and DVDs, though we didn't ever make use of them). Well-positioned with regards to supermarkets, a great little bakery and lots else besides.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great stay at the halfway house

  • 4 of 5

The house is perfect for a family or friends reunion! Vintage style mix with modern appliance. Beautiful garden and nice pool when the weather is hot...(not our case undortunately) the environnement is perfect for relaxing or discovering bourgogne. Supermarket fews kilometers away.

Even a big screen for movie times if some rain. There is also 2 highchairs and 2 baby cribs.

Do not hesitate to go there!

And the plus: the british owner is really nice, easy to communicate with and the couple to welcome ys was lovely and helpfull. We will definitively keep the adress for our next friends reunion!

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We really hope that you will come back and enjoy the pool when the weather is better. I will pass on your kind words to our local support team.
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Our family holiday 2017

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our large family ranging from three months to sixty years old. We were lucky with the weather so could take full advantage of the pool and garden but we also had several evenings in the house cooking dinner and playing games. The facilities were great, I just wish we'd had more time to enjoy them, we didn't even use the upstairs cinema we were too busy. I think we may have to stay there again. The local restaurant was lovely and the staff were very helpful especially with our disabled son.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picturesque, peaceful, rural idyll

  • 5 of 5

The property has been very well converted from a barnhouse with the old and new parts in harmony with each other. It's spacious, well thought out and well stocked, whether you want to sit and read the days away, watch films at night, or prefer to make use of the kitchen in creating some seriously delicious meals. The local produce is outstanding - Bresse chickens are for sale from a local farmer just 1km away (they sell out fast) or from several fabulous local markets - I recommend taking the time (not that much time) to make poulet de Bresse au vin jaune et aux morilles. Which means you have to go tasting the local vineyards' vin jaune...and vin de paille, and cremant, and... Also take the time to make pizza dough and use the pizza hut - the results are well worth it! The grounds of the farmhouse are spacious and beautiful, with wildflowers to attract the butterflies around the pool - a well needed resource in the hot summer sun. And the people in the village and the surrounding region are really friendly. We fell in love with the house and with Jura. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The local cuisine and the Jura wines are not well-known outside our region but they have certainly attracted a lot of interest from these guests!
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Vacances fantastiques !

  • 5 of 5

La semaine c'est très bien passée dans cette très agréable maison, un corps de ferme vraiment bien refait. Le (très) Grand jardin permet de passer la journée dehors sans problème, et de profiter de la piscine. Petit plus: la maisonnette à pizza (Pizzahut) pour faire des pizza en commandant les pâtons chez le boulanger du village - Parfait !

Excellent séjour, je recommande chaudememnt !

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! What a great idea to buy pizza dough from our village baker!
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55127 Mainz

Herrliche Ferien in charmantem Bauernhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Anwesen war ein richtiger Glücksfall für uns. Wir verbrachten dort unsere Familienferien (6 Erwachsene und 4 Kleinkinder) und hätten uns hierfür keine schönere Kulisse vorstellen können. Die Reservierung, Bezahlung und Hausübernahme verlief ohne Probleme. Wir wollten kleinere Ausflüge machen, doch das wunderbare Schwimmbad, der Pizzaofen und der Esstisch unter schattigen Bäumen sind so verlockend, dass wir uns entschieden, einfach "zu Hause" zu bleiben und zu genießen. Wir würden allen Freunden und Verwandten raten, in diesem Juwel die Ferien zu verbringen, etwas Schöneres ist kaum zu finden.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are always delighted to have happy visitors!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Dole-Jura Tavaux
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Chapelle St Sauveur
Nearest Ferry
400 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Chapelle Voland
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Dole Choisey & Beaurepaire en Bresse
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Chapelle St Sauveur
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Les Rousses
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Lac Vouglans
Car: necessary

Halfway House is on the edge of the quiet, attractive village of La Chapelle St Sauveur with its boulangerie, tennis court , petanque area, bar & baignade (eco swimming lake). Supermarkets are nearby, but also lovely villages with specialist butchers and cheese and antique shops.

The house is 3 miles from the beautiful château at Pierre de Bresse with its exhibitions and events, and the international high-fashion leather shop Chateau Noirot, and four miles from the River Doubs for canoeing and wildlife walks.

Half an hour to Beaune with its Hospice, arty Chalon, medieval Dole, and Louhans' famous Monday market. Half an hour to Lons le Saunier and the edge of the Jura mountains - the Jura's beautiful waterfalls and caves, ancient priories, and lakes with quiet beaches are within easy striking distance. One hour to the Burgundy vineyards.

The journey from Calais can take less than 6 hours, all except the last 20 miles being on uncrowded motorways.

Other Activities: tennis, specialist shopping, brocante, vide-greniers, markets, stargazing

Golf: Chapelle Voland is a 9 hole par 31 course 6 miles from La Chapelle St Sauveur. 20 Euro/day. Open April to October.

Ski: Close to the Swiss border, Les Rousses ski area incorporates at least four separate ski mountains in the area, including Lamoura and Le Noirmont. Highest Lift 1680m, Resort Altitude 1050m. 4 Black Runs 18 Red Runs 14 Blue Runs 25 Green Runs 40km Downhill Pistes 220km Cross Country Trails 40 Ski Lifts.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur, France

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit C$870.6

Arrival: after 4pm, departure: before 10am unless otherwise agreed.
In July and August only full weeks, from Saturday to Saturday are accepted, except by special arrangement.
Arrival and departure days and times may be varied out of high season.
Multi-week lets may be subject to a discount - please contact owner.
Rates include gas. Electricity and firewood are charged at cost, meter will be read on arrival and departure.
Cancellations less than 60 days before arrival: Rental payments may be partly or fully refunded if the owner is able to re-let the property.
Bedding & towels available if required for laundry charge of £10 or 12 € per person per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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