Cottage for holiday let in the Rhone Alps

Asnieres-sur-Saone, Ain, Rhone Alps Reference: HN005047 Advertiser since: 8 November 2016
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La Maison Blanche Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 A cot is provided

About this property

A Country Cottage in a Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Maison Blanche is a spacious family cottage situated within walking distance of the River Saone. Bordering the regions of Bresse, Burgundy and Beaujolais the one storey cottage, which has been tastefully renovated keeping many of the original features including stonewalls and oak beams, is convenient for cycling, fishing, golf, sightseeing and a local leisure centre.

With 2 bedrooms it comfortably sleeps 4 and a baby with a cot available. The rustic style kitchen includes a gas cooker, microwave and fridge-freezer. The laundry room includes a washing machine, iron + ironing board and the lounge/dining room has flatscreen tv and dvd player. The large enclosed gardens back and front provide ideal playing space for children, along with parking space and garage. There are also facilities for outdoor dining.

The local towns have shops, restaurants, bars and markets. The town of Pont de Vaux has a marina with cruising river trips. To the east are the plains of Bresse and to the West the fine wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais.

Vineyards and wine tasting are within 10km across the river following the signposted routes along many medieval castles and chateaux.



Kitchen and dining

The rustic provencale style kitchen includes a gas cooker and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher and room for many bottles of wine.

The dining area seats 4 and opens into the back garden. The front garden also provides dining for 4.

There is also a laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities.

Living rooms

The living room has 2 settees, coffee-table and tv and dvd player. There is a bookcase with plenty of books and games for playing indoors and out. Toys are available for younger children.


The master bedroom has a double bed, double wardrobe, dressing table and chair, a bedside chest of drawers and table lamp.

The second bedroom has 2 single beds, bedside table, and chest of drawers and small wardrobe.


A recently renovated shower room with washbasin and shower and separate wc.


There are electric radiators in both bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. Wood burning stove in the lounge.


Tv, dvd, books, games, petanque set.

Garden and outside

There is a big front garden to eat and relax in and a smaller back garden. Dogs and families with children are welcomed. The front garden is enclosed although does not have a gate across the drive, however the back garden is completely enclosed.

Parking and garages

There is a garage and plenty of space for outside parking.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is a holiday home which welcomes families with small children, and couples who enjoy experiencing country life and pursuits.

Information about any additional facilities

Positioned on the bank of the saone river, some 15km north of Macon and 50 km south of Chalons-sur-Saone. The village consises entirely of farm land with no other villages or hamlets and the Saone river forms the entire western border of the village with no bridge across the river. the village can be traced back to the 10th Century, under the name Asnerias and was the possession of the counts of Macon and Cluny Abbey. The only amenity is a restaurant on the edge of the river.

Surrounding towns:

Manziat: Boulangerie, chemist, restaurant, hairdresser's, bank and cash point

Feillens: Supermarket (Intermarche), boulangerie, florist, petrol station, bank and cash point, post office, market (Saturday)

Pont de Vaux: Supermarkets, bars, restaurants, petrol station, banks, small shops and boutiques, tourist office and marina, market (Wednesday and Saturday).


  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Bonnefoy Jean-Michel (Replonges) 0385311100



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Pont de Vaux
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Macon La Salle Golf Course, Route de Clessé, 71260 Clesse, France
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Circuits Maconnaise, Circuits Maconnaise-Beaujolais


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonneés au Pays du Bagé

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: The Maison des Vins , 484, avenue de Lattre de Tassigny - 71000 MACON Tel: 03 85 22 91 11, Le Bourg 71700 Chardonnay
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Carol Isler

My name's Carol and I first lived in France in 1984 when I went to Paris to work which I fell in love with. Several years later I bought a run down cottage in Picardy and spent several years doing it up. After moving to Switzerland I bought another cottage in a hamlet in Ain just across the river from Saone et Loire in Burgundy so that I could enjoy the delights of being in France again. I love the peace and tranquility of the village and the friendly helpful nature of the locals.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Asniérès sur Saone is a hamlet only 700m from the river and within 20 minutes drive of Macon. It gives you the peace and quiet of the countryside with all the amenities of a town close by. The people are friendly and helpful, and it is the gateway to the south with its wonderful climate. There are vineyards across the river to be able to go wine-tasting and the area has many medieval castles and chateaux.
Unique benefits of property It is quiet and peaceful and there is no traffic, just great for holidaying with children and dogs. There are plenty of walks around the surrounding farmlands, and it is good for cycling as it is so flat.

The Owner Recommends


To the east of Asniérès are the plains of Bresse and to the West the fine wines of Burgundy and Beaujolais. The small village of Chardonnay lies just across the river from Asnieres.

Beautiful medieval sites to visit include La Roche Solutre, Cluny, and Berzé le Chatel.

Meander around the delightful shops in Macon's old quarter and sit in the main square for a coffee or Kir.