La Maison de Mamie en Morvan - Strawberry Hill

4085, Route Michel de Chaugy 71540 CHISSEY-EN-MORVAN
13 persons
5 bedrooms
180  m2
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La Maison de Mamie: A truly quiet and gracious holiday home for extended families or other groupings of up to 13 people

Looking for your own piece of paradise for a tranquil "get away from it all" holiday? Peace and quiet, utter privacy, fresh air, but plenty to see and do nearby if and when the mood strikes you?

Welcome to La Maison de Mamie!

The pandemic is still with us, one year later. Hope is on the horizon with the arrival of vaccines, but it is still not the time to head for the beach where you’ll be cheek to jowl with thousands of other holiday makers. Nor is it a time to travel by train or plane to far-off getaway destinations. Where can you go within easy reach of France’s major metropolitan areas?

La Maison de Mamie provides a place where you can unwind in total privacy, complete comfort and safety, surrounded by 6000 m2 of private lawns and forest, with a pool, modern fitness equipment and all the modern amenities you’ve become accustomed to (high-speed internet, television, Netflix/Amazon prime, etc.).

In the heart of the beautiful Morvan natural park, the concept for this holiday home is gracious living in a spacious and comfortable old house like your grandmother might have lived in – with high ceilings, beautiful plaster moldings, hardwood floors, beautiful old woodstoves, and period furnishings (check out the photos!). What you won’t find is any Ikea furniture or pristine spare decorations. (If you’re looking for that kind of accommodation, they’re a dime a dozen on any holiday rental site.) This house has a lived-in feel; it’s full of books (mainly in English, but some in French, including a strong collection of children's books) and lovely paintings and antiques. It truly just feels like Grandma’s house.

Inside accommodations

There are three bedrooms on the 1st floor (2nd floor for you Americans), one with ensuite shower room and separate toilet and all with double beds. There is also a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with integrated toilet.

On the second floor you’ll find two more bedrooms, one with two single beds, and a vast 30 m2 bedroom that can serve as a sort of children’s dormitory as it sleeps five, with a bunk bed (double on the bottom, single on the top) and a comfortable sofa bed that can sleep two more (so okay, one piece of Ikea furniture!) The roof is well insulated, so even during a heatwave the second floor remains comfortable.

The ground floor has a spacious living room, dining room and library/study, as well as the kitchen featuring a beautiful and classic Lacanche stove and marble countertops. The downstairs is surrounded on three sides by a spacious terrace and there are tables and chairs for outdoor dining, if you prefer it.

The immediate Surroundings

The house is built on a hill, on the lower part of a vast tract that includes forest and clearings. It’s all perfectly private so there’s plenty of space for children to roam in safety and the pool will provide hours of fun for children and grown-ups alike.

The property is situated at the edge of the village of Chissey-en-Morvan, which is one of the rare small villages in the area with a little general store and – if the authorities allow it to open again – a lovely café.

Bread and pastries need to be ordered by noon a day ahead, but it’s just a short walk down to the store to get your daily baguette and newspaper in the morning. The store is not large, but has a nice selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and an assortment of necessities, from wine to deodorant.

Chissey-en-Morvan marks the half-way point between two lively historic towns – Saulieu to the north and Autun to the south, both just twenty minutes away by car. Autun is larger and is home to all the major supermarket chains. Saulieu’s one big supermarket is a B1 (part of the Auchan Group) and is a very well designed and stocked store. They have a special section of Burgundy wines that many of you will enjoy exploring!

We’re just getting started

This is the first summer that La Maison de Mamie is operational. The "Mamie" in question, however, is highly experienced as a holiday rental operator, having managed a large-capacity gîte in the Cher for over 8 years, during which time we never got a bad review! So rest assured that your summer holiday home will be comfortable, clean, well-equipped and thoroughly enjoyable.

Finally, it is always useful to know what to expect. At La maison de Mamie, you can expect to spend your holiday in a lovely, private and gracious old house that is beautiful, clean and fully functional (from plenty of hot water to high-speed internet to a very well-equipped kitchen and well-kept grounds). What you shouldn't expect is a sterile Ikea-furnished cottage, or perfection. There will be a little (a tiny bit!) of scuffed paint, and some scratches in the floors. If you don't mind that sort of thing, then you're in for a dream holiday in the heart of France.

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Rooms and equipment

Bedroom(s): 5
Bed(s):  8
including bed(s) for 1 pers.: 3
including bed(s) for 2 pers.: 5
Three apcaious bedroms each with a double bed on the first floor. Upstairs, a charming attic room with two single beds and a large room/dormitory that sleeps five, with a bunk bed (double on the bottom and single on top) and a sleeper sofa that sleeps two.
Bathrooms / Shower room
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels drier
Bathroom (s) (with bath):  1
There's a common bathroom for guests with an entrance from the hallway, although it does also have an entrance from the Salt Marsh Room.
Shower room (s):  1
The shower is in suite with the Royal bedroom. The toilet is separate.
WC:  3
  • Shared WC
  • Separate WC
There is a separate toilet with sink on the ground floor.On the first floor, there is one separate toilet and one that is integrated in the common bathroom.
  • Kitchen
  • Combined freezer
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
Other rooms
  • Balcony
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Cable / satellite
  • Canal +
  • Hi-fi system
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Phone
Other equipment
  • Private washing machine
  • Private clothes dryer
  • Ironing equipment
Heating / Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Chimney
  • Wood stove
  • Covered Car Shelter
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • Private garden
  • Garden Lounge
  • Closed ground

Information on the establishment

  • Separate entrance
  • Separate Accommodation
  • Fitness area
There is a workout station available to guests upon receipt of signed waiver of liability forms from each adult guest. The same goes for the treadmill located in the dressing room of the Royal Suite.
  • Internet access
ADSL internet via Wifi available throughout the house with booster.
 Car park
  • Parking
  • Covered parking
  • Sport equipment
  • Private pool
  • Children's pool
  • Park

General terms and conditions of rental

Saturday, between 5 and 8 pm
Saturday, before 10 am
Spoken language(s)
  • English
  • French
Accepted payment methods
  • Payment cards
  • Bank and post-office checks
  • Travellers cheques
  • Cash
  • Paypal
  • Virement bancaire
Sheets and Linen
  • Bel linen and / or towels included
Children and extra beds
  • Baby bed
Animals ar permitted with an insurance certificate to cover any damages and are not allowed in the house.
Pets are allowed.