|Les Tilleul||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Sofa bed available for one additional visitor|
Description of Property: Le Tilleul is situated in the small village of St Etienne des Oullières, only 40 minutes drive from Lyon, yet surrounded by the rolling hills and vineyards of the Beaujolais. It has views to the north of the chapel on Mount Brouilly, and to the south onto the garden, with its swimming pool, ancient tilleul (lime tree), and rose borders. Perfect for outdoor meals and relaxing in the sunshine.
Children are very welcome at Le Tilleul, and the property is equipped with highchair, travelcot, and indoor toy box! There are inflatable's for the water and a range of outdoor toys.
There is also a set of bikes for hire and baby sitting should you wish for an adults evening out.
The property itself, with it's own private entrance amidst the honeysuckle, is attached to the owner's property and was built in the 1800s in the style typical of the Beaujolais region, with a staircase up to the living area. It is situated above the original wine barrel making area, and has retained the majority of it's original architectural features, including the arched doorways allowing horse and cart access, and exposed stone walls.
Inside the property has recently been carefully and tastefully renovated to create a spacious, light and airy, modern family home. South facing, the sun streams through large windows for most of the day.
The entrance leads into a very spacious, tiled, open plan living, dining and kitchen area.
A new modern fitted kitchen, well equipped for cooking, eating and drinking the 12 Beaujolais wines of the region!
There is a traditional cooker (conventional oven and hob), microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and toaster.
From the kitchen a door leads to the tiled larder with plenty of storage space for provisions.
The soft pastel colours of this spacious and sunny living area give it a fresh feel and make it a wonderful place to relax and look out onto the garden and pool. There are two sofas, dining table and chairs, a coffee area and television.
Wi-fi broadband Internet access. Satellite tv, dvd, highchair.
Bedroom One – The master bedroom with a double bed has huge windows with views across the vines as far as Mount Brouilly.
Bedroom Two – A perfect children’s room. The second bedroom looks onto the swimming pool and has two single beds.
Shower Room – good sized shower room with wc, sink and shower.
Central heating - radiators.
Outside Amenities: The private and protected sunny garden and gravel courtyard seem to benefit from their own micro climate. You will find a full set of garden furniture, bbq for your eating al frescoe, and sunloungers for relaxing next to the pool.
The private garden and pool are for the exclusive use of gîte visitors and the owners (open 1st May – 30th September).
Children welcome. No smokers. No pets allowed. Not suitable for those with reduced mobility since access is via outside staircase.
Bruno and I, Joanne, are a Francobritish couple, with two grown up boys.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||We purchased our property in 2002 having fallen in love with the beauty and way of life in the Beaujolais.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our property is situated 2 minutes walk from the centre of the small village of St Etienne des Oullières, with all its commodities. It is only 40 minutes drive from Lyon, yet surrounded by the rolling hills and vineyards of the Beaujolais. It has views to the north of the chapel on Mount Brouilly, and to the south onto the garden, with its swimming pool, ancient tilleul (lime tree), and rose borders. Perfect for outdoor meals and relaxing in the sunshine.|
St Etienne des Oullières, with its wine cellar and small village shops, is situated in the heart of the Beaujolais region. It is within easy reach of the Mount Brouilly offering panoramic views over the surrounding vineyards. Also close by are Beaujeu, the capital of the Beaujolais, and the medieval villages of Trevoux, Oingt and Perouges.
For winter visitors, the ski slopes are just 2 hours drive.
In the summer many of the surrounding villages offer Sunday 'brocantes', and all boast a 'caveau' for tasting the local wine. The area features a number of good restaurants ranging from the local ferme-auberges to the more refined gastronomic dining.
For more cultural pursuits, the attractive city of Lyon, 40 minutes to the south, offers excellent museums, along with designer shops and smart restaurants. To the north is the pretty town of Maçon, and the historic centre of Cluny with its famous abbey, and equestrian centre.
For outdoor sports, the recreational lake of Les Sapins to the west, offers sailing, surfing and pedalos, and horse riding is available locally.
An excellent place to stay - with great hosts Joanne and Bruno. They were so welcoming and informative about the apartment, the village and the region. Who knew there was so much to learn about Beaujolais?! 12 crus and I think we tried them all.............. We were well informed prior to the visit and Joanne's directions were perfect. The accommodation was light and airy with plenty of room to move around and store all our luggage. We would definitely recommend this apartment to others. We especially liked the Terrasse restaurant in Chiroubles. Well worth the trip for a superb lunch with great views. We also found a little place (the Auberge) in Ville sur Jarnioux. Welcoming couple running the restaurant and delicious food too. We were helped by the lovely warm weather, which brought Joanne's garden into magnificent spectacle and we even swam in the pool - in May! We tended to eat out for lunch and eat in for dinner. There are several walks around the village to take an evening stroll.
Thank you so much, Joanne and Bruno.