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About Rosie Smith
We are both retired teachers now sharing our time between France and our home in rural Kent. Our two children are now adults and both they and their partners and friends love spending time in Burgundy. We both love exploring and experiencing what our new area has to offer. We love our second home and know you will too. We have a Labrador dog who is with us at the property when we are there.
Rosie Smith purchased this Farmhouse in 2015
Why Rosie Smith chose Moulins-Engilbert
We have been home owners in France since 2002, previously owning a villa in Aigues-Mortes. We decided to rent the house to holiday makers from 2010 and had 4 years of successful renting,as well as spending many lovely holidays ourselves. When we decided to move into Central France, our search ended with the house of our dreams. La Chouette is a perfect second home, in which we have already spent many happy weeks. Now we wish to share our idyll with discerning holiday makers who share our love of peace and tranquility
What makes this Farmhouse unique
I have said it all. You will find peace and quiet in our comfortable home from home.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well situated and appointed property with great grounds in lovely countryside.
We had a really enjoyable week staying at 'La Chouette'. The property worked very well for a family group of two couples and one baby. It was lovely having the main refurbished farmhouse with its excellent open plan and modern kitchen, dining and living space, as well as the cute 'piggery' perfect for two people to retire to or to have a bit of privacy.
The property has lots of space inside and out, and we loved sharing meals at the large tables, playing in the games barn and enjoying the terrace with bbq. Having the garden back right onto farms and countryside is fantastic and we enjoyed the peace, quiet and sunsets, as well as watching the antics of the local wildlife - cows, horses, chickens, geese, goats, donkey, bats, swallows and other birds. The only downside was the pesky flies but you are in the countryside!
Moulins-Engilbert is extremely handy to have so nearby. It has everything you need and even towards the end of the season when a few places were already closed up, always seemed bustling with people frequenting the local shops and bars. The Morvan is pretty, fairly sleepy and good for a relaxing getaway. If you enjoy walking, there's plenty nearby and we visited some places within the Morvan and further afield (45 mins - 1 hour 15 mins) such as the lakes, Vezelay and Autun.
Pets are not allowed at the property but the owners do have a dog which was staying just prior to us arriving. Worth considering if allergies is a concern.
Smooth booking and good communication with the owners and in-country support/house-keeping. We'd recommend.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday. We are grateful that you have pointed out that we do have a dog, although she is not allowed upstairs or in the Piggery. However, we have now made the information clear on the website.
For a Christmas en famille this is perfect
The house was warm and cosy with plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is brand new and so well equipped. There are lovely walks to take straight from the house and fantastic 360 panorama views stetchi g for miles into the Morgan and across to the Loire valley.
We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year
Wie im Paradies!
Ferienidyll pur! Wer Stille und Entspannung sucht, findet hier den geeigneten Platz. Danke für das wunderschöne Ambiente im und ums Haus!
We are very pleased you had a relaxing holiday. We love it too !
Prima woning met ruim perceel grond en grote schuur
Goed onderhouden en compleet ingerichte woning met ruim perceel en vrij zicht over de glooiende landerijen. Leuke grote schuur die uitnodigt voor spelletjes en extra terras. Kleinere tweede woning, grappig maar wat sober.
Zeer rustig in landelijke omgeving met land- en akkerbouw. Vriendelijke omgeving en mensen. Goed fietsen en wandelen. Kleine gehuchten en kleinere dorpen op korte afstand. Geen bijzondere horecamogelijkheden.
Marvellous and excellent accommodation
We really enjoyed our stay in Rosies and Russ' holiday home. We were there with our three children and made good use of both the main house and the annex.
The equipment for a holiday apartment is very good. The stove is an induction stove so that children cannot burn themselves at it. We had our own heating plate with us because of a mocha express made of aluminium :-)
Absolutely recommendable accommodation and very friendly landlords. On-site support by a housekeeping service is also very good.
In the nearby Moulins-Engilbert you can get everything you need for your daily life, it can also be reached by bike.
Conclusion in general: We are planning to spend our holidays here again!
Michael and family
It was a great delight to have Michael and family stay at our house and to be such appreciative guests. Just perfect!!
We very much hope that they will return .
Thanks to you all for your kind words.
Havre de paix et de tranquillité
Une maison confortable, décorée avec beaucoup de goût et où on se sent "comme à la maison". La cuisine est très bien agencée, il ne manque rien. Nous avons très bien dormi dans une literie impeccable.
Un jardin paisible et invitant au repos.
Même si Rosie n'était pas sur place, elle a su nous accueillir et veiller à notre confort.
Nous n'avons qu'une envie: revenir dans cet endroit paradisiaque!
Nous sommes super contents de vous avoir acceuilli.
A la prochaine!!
Rosie et Russ