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Charming old barn conversion - Les Volets Verts



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
2 double bedrooms with shower rooms. Fully fitted kitchen. Country views.

Created in 2015 this sympathetically converted old stone barn conversion retains original timber beams, traditional clay floor tiles and old timber doors combined with ultra modern kitchen and shower room fittings to provide a comfortable and attractive holiday home.

The barn offers 2 separate bedrooms of equal size ( one double and one twin that can be joined to make a double on request ) each with its own modern shower room. The fully fitted kitchen area is split into cooking and utility sides with a dining table for 4 guests between. The kitchen has convection oven, induction hob, extract hood to outside air, refrigerator with freezer compartment and built in microwave.. The utility side has a stainless steel sink, built in dishwasher and washer dryer plus electric toaster and filter coffee machine.

The sitting area has a comfortable 3 seater settee and a single arm chair plus a comprehensive entertainment centre including French TV , UK Freesat satellite TV, CD/MP3 player, DVD player and a selection of books, games, CD's and DVD's.

The barn offers free wi-fi and comes equipped with bed linen, towels etc, cleaning materials, bin bags, soap, kitchen and toilet rolls plus tabs for both the washing machine and dishwasher.

Outside is a private sun terrace with table and chairs for 4 where you can simply enjoy a drink or two in the evening or dine alfresco.

The large garden has lovely views over the village to the hills beyond and you will find a selection of seating and tables plus a BBQ (on request).

There is ample off road parking in the front courtyard for 2 cars and secure storage in the main barn for your bicycles.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Initially we bought this old farmhouse with its barns as a holiday home but in 2010 we moved to Burgundy on a permanent basis as we really loved the people, the countryside and of course the wine

In 2014 we decided to convert one of our barns to provide quality accommodation for your enjoyment.

As experienced property managers we can offer you the double benefit of experienced managers and owners on site to advise and assist, if required, whilst leaving you in peace to enjoy your holiday.

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Speaks English, French

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


A cosy and welcoming refuge

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in Les Volets Verts in May this year and really liked the accommodation situated in a small, quiet village but less than an hour by car away from sights like Autun and Beaune, for example.

As the weather was not so good during our holidays, we especially appreciated the very well equipped kitchen as well as the heating (which, according to our experience, can be a problem in French holiday apartments – not so in Les Volets Verts). In the evenings we enjoyed to return to a cosy, warm refuge to prepare dinner without having to look for any utensils missing – there is just everything you might need. We also benefitted of the informations provided by Lesley and Rodney: For example, we took some long and lovely walks around Morlet … and we took the opportunity to buy Burgundy wine at very good prices at a nearby cooperative. Last not least we would like to mention that Lesley and Rodney are just perfect hosts – attentive and at the same time discrete. So, we love to remember our week in Burgundy and would return to Morlet and Les Volet Verts anytime.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased you had such an enjoyable holiday and we hope you will return and see us again.
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  • 5 of 5

Les Volets Verts is a perfect place to stay & we experienced the best holiday in France we have ever had for both accomodation and location; bearing in mind this was our 11th year in search of such a place.

The location provides tranquillity and privacy yet is only 30 minutes drive away from so many places to visit in any direction.

Rodney and Lesley have put so much thought and love into Les Volets Verts making it as comfortable as possible and have kitted it out with so much care you feel at home immediately.

Everything inside & out is excellent quality and having 2 great bathrooms is a massive plus!

The information provided on the local & surrounding areas is exceptional and so useful; but if you ever need them, Rodney & Lesley have perfected the knack of being there whenever you want them but not if you don't! & anything they haven't provided that you may want they seem to "magic up " to make sure you have the best time.

I have a lasting memory of the view I had every morning when I looked out of the windows and never tire of it.

I can't thank Rodney & Lesley enough for allowing us to stay in their Gite & look forward to being back there many times in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in beautiful house and stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The converted barn is complete and modern. Rodney and Lesly are very friendly and helpful hosts (they provided a carafe of wine on arrival and fresh croissants on the first morning). The region around Morlet is truly beautiful, with lots of wildlife (badgers, lizards and birds of prey). We swam in the river at Nolay and have visited the Friday market in Autun. We recommend the Pure restaurant in Morlet (Chateau de Fretoy). We will visit this area in the future certainly again. Hopefully we can then re-enter the accommodation of Rodney and Lesley.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ronald Many thanks. There will always be a welcome for you and your family here at Les Volets Verts. Best wishes Lesley and Rodney
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A gorgeous property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect - beautifully decorated and really well equipped. The french doors opened up to a large garden with lovely views out over the countryside. The owners were really friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a super review - we very much enjoyed your stay.
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Superb property - rural France at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic gite, very well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely rural setting with great views and very tranquil. Ideal for a quiet break away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark - so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Burgundy.
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Excellent property, peaceful and beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious two weeks in this extremely well equipped property. It is located in a very quiet farming village, but you need to expect farm noises; we loved hearing nothing but the odd cow or donkey. Wildlife abounds. We saw a red squirrel in the lovely large garden, and hare and deer in the road!

The view from the door/patio is stunning; you can see for miles.

All the furniture and equipment was almost new, and of high quality. We couldn't think of anything it lacked, except a fan as the weather was extremely hot. Without prompting, the owner duly provide a fan; very thoughtful.

The property was very clean and well maintained.

We appreciated the provision of bread and croissants on our first morning, and local jam and honey.

The owner was very helpful in suggesting the best places to visit and things to do locally. We liked Autun, particularly the market and the little tourist train, which takes you round the sites you would never find without a guide. We liked Meursault, both the village where we had a lovely lunch, and the tour of the Chateau. Although much more touristy, we loved the Beaune Saturday market. We enjoyed visiting the chateau at La Rochepot, preceded by a lovely lunch at the restaurant Le Monsegur, which is run by an inspirational charity which helps local young people who have gone astray to get back into work.

We enjoyed eating at the restaurant by the canal as recommended by the owner, and visiting many of the local villages and vineyards.

We would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative, and we will be likely to return there ourselves in the future, as we only scratched the surface of all there is to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much here in Morlet. We look forward to welcoming you back another time.
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From the Owner

Morlet is a traditional French farming village conveniently situated between the vines and the Morvan National Park with easy access to a wide variety of facilities including some superb restaurants, many historical sites, colourful local markets plus vineyards and wine tasting opportunities. When we first bought in Burgundy we had 2 dogs and the superb network of walking and cycling tracks in the locality were absolutely ideal.You will be surprised just how much there is to do and see in and around Morlet.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : St. Exupery, Lyon at 192 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : At Nolay, Couches or Epinac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Autun at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nearest TGV - Le Creusot at 29 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A6 - at Beaune at 34 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Restaurant Pure at Chateau de Fretoy at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Plage des Patins at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Morlet is a traditional French farming village ideally situated to enjoy the superb countryside, historic sites and Burgundy gastronomy for which the area is famed - and of course the wine!

For those wishing to relax and recharge their batteries there is a private sun terrace and large garden with views over the village to the hills beyond. If you prefer to explore this beautiful and historic part of France there are the Greenways, a system of cycle tracks and walkways along canal tow paths and through the vines, picturesque villages and unspoilt countryside.

The ancient cities of Beaune, Dijon, Chalon and Autun are well worth exploring, particularly on market days, and a little further away you will find the World Heritage site of Vezelay, the castle construction project of Guedelon Castle and the spectacular archeological site of Bibracte. You can even visit the village where " Chocolat" was filmed.

For younger guests there are several theme parks to suit all ages within a short distance.

For swimming enthusiasts there is an indoor and outdoor pool at Autun, several authorised river and lake opportunities and a superb natural water theme park near Beaune.

You will find a comprehensive "Gite Guide" at the apartment with lots of detailed information.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 Autumn/Winter
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn/Winter 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £90
Cleaning and laundry £45

Payment can be made in GB pounds or Euros (with the exception of the security deposit which is in euros only). Please contact us for a quote at current exchange rates if you wish to pay in GBP.
Short stays may be possible - please contact us for more information and availability.
Balance of rental to be paid no later than 4 weeks before anticipated arrival date.

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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Convenient rural location to explore the wine, gastronomy and history of one of the most beautiful and historic regions in France.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 160cm double bed.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin 90 cm beds with possibility to combine to make a double
  • Both bedrooms have a wardrobe and chest of drawers plus an en-suite WC and shower room with large mirror and vanitory units.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Free Wi-Fi. Bed linen and towels included. End of stay clean included. Breakfast available at a cost of 5 euros per person. Secure storage available for your bicycles.

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