Holiday home in France
Far away from all hectic activities, you find Champ de la Fontaine. An old farm dating from 1880 located in the heart of the Morvan regional natural park. The estate is located in the hills between vast forest area, meadows and a local nature reserve. The air is pure and the nights are pitch black with beautiful starry skies. The terrain consists of 18 acres pasture on which a herd of Corsican sheep grazes. The spacious and comfortable holiday home for 2-4 persons is situated in one of the outbuildings on our property and was in the beginning of 2017 attractively refurnished. Downstairs there is a living room with adjoining kitchen with two luxurious sofas and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is equipped with a 5-burner gas cooker with electric oven, a dishwasher and a lot of high quality kitchenware. A spacious dining table invites you to remain at the table for a long time. The bathroom is comfortable with floor heating, a bathtub for two, walk-in shower, toilet and large wash basin. The upper floor consists of a spacious loft with a desk and two single beds and a large bedroom of 50 m 2 with a double bed The gite has a private garden and terrace facing south with lots of privacy and great views. The garden features a lounge set and a garden table and chairs. Wireless internet is available in the gite
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Fenced garden
- Hair dryer
4 km from the holiday house is Brassy with a small supermarket, a fresh bakery, some restaurants and a weekly market. In Montsauche (7 km) is a bank, a physician, pharmacy and a petrol station.
The Morvan was the area of the Celts. Anywhere in the environment are still remains of their culture and of the Romans to visit such as les Fontaines Salées, (about 30 km). Here were the sacred springs of the Celts, salt water sources where still today water bubbles up.
The famous Basilica of Vézelay, Bazoches Castle, the picturesque Avalon and Chateau Chinon with its nice museums, are less than 35 km from the holiday home.
About 5 km from Champ de la Fontaine you find the Lac de Chaumecon, a large lake between the trees at Brassy. Slightly away are Lac de Settons (10 km) and Lac de Panneciere. These lakes are some more known and a bit more crowded, but well worth a visit.
The Morvan has played an important role in the French resistance during the second world war. In Dun-les-Places (10 km) and Saint-Brisson (15 km) are museums that recall this period.
Thanks to the hilly landscape with forests, lakes , rivers and fish ponds is the Morvan an area where all those who like sports can be active. The famous pilgrimage route GR13 also runs by the Morvan.
- Meadows and woodland
- At the farm
Restaurants, food & wine
In Saulieu is the 3-stars restaurant of Bernard Loiseau, two stars has Auberge de L'atre at Quarré les Tombs. In the larger environment known wines as Chablis, Meursault, Pommard, Beaune, Nuits St. Georges and Pouilly-Fuissé are produced. Throughout the year there are festivals where the heart of the Burgundy Vineyards and where one can taste the harvest. Sample some of the world's best wines on the "Routes des Grands Vins ' or ' Route du Grand Cru ' Burgundy '. Just east of the Morvan is the famous Côte d'Or and Cote de Nuit and there you can the most delicious wine tasting. Do you like more of white wine that you can find for example in Sancerre West of the Morvan. Do you like cheese, try the cheese from Epoisses and Chaource.
Other products from the Morvan are jams and honey.
Sports, culture or historical sites......... starting at the gite there are numerous alternatives. But staying in the garden and finally read the books that have been waiting some time or try out new recipes in the well-equipped kitchen, ... also contribute to a wonderful holiday feeling.
For each level of hiker are in the immediate proximity challenging hiking routes: through the hilly landscape with woods, lakes, rivers, picturesque villages. Several hiking trails start from the gite.
With two large lakes nearby (Lac de Setton, Lac de Chaumecon), numerous rivers and several fishing ponds, the region is a paradise for waterlovers. Those who love fishing, rafting, kayaking, sailing or swimming ... here it comes all the way.
With multiple MTB trails that pass in front of the gite, mountain bikers feel in heaven.
Finally, there are also facilities for quad riders and rock climbers.
Culture and history
The Morvan has traditionally been a Celtic area until the Romans conquered it. There are still remains in the environment of the Celts as the Holy salt water sources near Vezelay, an archaeological site and a museum about the Celts and the ancient town of Bibracte.
Visiting Autun recalls the Roman way of living. The Basilica of Vezelay, the castle of Vauban, ... These are just a few examples of the cultural heritage in the neighbourhood.
In the summer season there are weekly markets, flea markets in the villages, small-scale art exhibitions and festivals. In the gite you will find the necessary information and an up-to-date agenda.
The Morvan knew very active resistance groups during WW2; local museums e.g in Dun-les-Places and Saint-Brisson highlight this period.
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Water sports
Additional price info and offers
Low season: from October 1st till May 31st
High season: from June 1st till September 30
Price includes tourist tax, gaz, electricity, towels, bedding, kitchen towels and wood for the fireplace.
Price includes €50 cleaning cost
The Gite is non-smoking. Dogs are not allowed.
Arrival between 16.00 - 22.00; leave before 10.00
Towels, Bed linen
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 50.00
Availability of 'Champ de la Fontaine'
Christine has last updated the calendar on 05 Jan 2019
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Visitors of Champ de la Fontaine evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:
FLORANGE Sylvie from oise,
Très jolie région : campagne vallonnée, boisée, des lacs à proximité..... Le calme ... Bref, un petit coin idéal pour se ressourcer. Le gite est spacieux et très bien équipé. Les propriétaires sont particulièrement accueillants, charmants et sociables . Trois chiens adorables et bien élévés . Franchement que du bonheur, nous recommandons !!