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Charming stone cottage with sauna, pool, near the Grand Colombier and lakes

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

At the foot of the grand Colombier (Tour de France 2016), 12 miles from the lac du Bourget, an hour from Geneva and Lyon, our gîte is ideally situated for fans of sport ( road cycling, VTT, water-sports, walking, Fly fishing, horse riding...),nature and Wine tasting.

In a beautiful undiscovered part of France the gîte has 2 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, sauna and shared pool with a view.


Owner
Le Gîte de la forge
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Le Gîte de la forge

I am English and Claude French. We have four children, a dog, cats and two ponies. We arrived in Saint Martin de Bavel in 2004 and have been renovating the forge du Perou ever since! The gite was let all year round and when the tenant left in january 2016, we decided to have a go at holiday letting.

We absolutely love this area, we have travelled widely and we are always pleased to get home. We want to share this undiscovered beautiful part of France that the French and Swiss neighbours have been keeping for themselves.

Le Gîte de la forge purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Le Gîte de la forge chose Ain

The forge is an old stone house dating back from 1802 in the heart of the village. Saint Martin de Bavel is a typical old fashioned agricultural village perfectly located to discover the area.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ceyzérieu in Ain

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming stone cottage with sauna, pool, near the Grand Colombier and lakes
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful, relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage with a stunning pool and even more amazing view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hillerød
5

Perfect place for a wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost two weeks in this wonderful cottage i July 2017 and had a fantastic family holiday. The cottage is a beautifully restored stone house with two double bedrooms with their own bathroom. The cottage is well equipped and provides the possibility to cook your own meals. The swimming pool is a fantastic spot with its most wonderful view of the mountains right from edge of the pool.

However, what made our visit to this cottage stand out from our visits to other holiday homes was the owners Sarah and Claude. Their warm hospitality and friendliness gave a much appreciated extra dimension to our stay that we had not anticipated. Apart from giving us lots of advice about what to see and where to go they organized a common trip to the top of the Grand Colombier to watch a stage of the Tour de France.

We spent some wonderful lazy days by the pool side and we explored some of the many sights and activities in the region. Of the many lakes in the region the Lac de Bourget (biggest lake in France) is really wonderful for swimming and renting of boats in the little picturesquely Chanaz. Both Annecy and Lyon are wonderful towns that can be reached within an hour by car. Sunrise and sunset is wonderful from the top of the Grand Colombier. The region with its green mountains, lakes, rivers and invites to rides by bike or car or by foot.

We certainly would recommend this property to anyone because of the region, the cottage itself and the hosts Sarah and Claude and we would certainly love to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Peter for your kind review, we would certainly love to have you and you lovely family back to stay!
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Fort Collins, Colorado USA
5

Peaceful and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The Gite de la Forge was well equipped, spacious, clean and attractive. The pool was fantastic in the hot June weather. Sarah and Claude were extremely helpful with ideas of nearby attractions. Sarah's chicken & mushrooms with salad (only 10 euros each) was a treat the night we arrived. Not only was it delicious, it fed us for two nights!

The area is filled with lakes and waterfalls, small villages, and opportunities for wine tasting. The surrounding towns and countryside are very quiet and laid back. If you are looking for a relaxing place, this is the gite for you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely property, carefully restored and decorated

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful situation, the owners were extremely kind and helpful, we all enjoyed a peaceful stay, just what was required!

In an area of great beauty, this gite offered everything we might need.

We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb motorcycling holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at The Gite de la Forge was fantastic in every way - a charming property, beautifully presented, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, stunning surroundings and Sarah & Claude are the perfect hosts. The warm sunshine for all of the holiday meant that we could really appreciate the local scenery at it's best and even managed a dip in the pool! As motorcyclists we appreciated the excellent mountain roads in this area and the garage for the bike was an added bonus. We will be recommending this gite to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely gîte in a beautiful part of France

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable gîte, which is well equipped and attractively decorated. The gîte owners, Sarah and Claude, could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We especially enjoyed the local wine tasting and the village Fête des Fours. The area is lovely, with lakes and waterfalls and lots of pleasant villages. We also visited Annecy and Geneva which are beautiful and worth the extra drive.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Geneva or Lyon
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Cezeyrieu
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Virieu le Grand
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Amberieu
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Many restaurants in the area
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Plan d'hottones
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Virieu le Grand
Car: recommended

Road cycling in the mountains or with the family on the ViaRhôna along the Rhône (longest cycling road from Geneva to the south of France).

Walk in the countryside to discover the waterfalls or mountains nearby (Grand Colombier) or watch birds in the marais de Lavours (one of the biggest marshlands in France).

Taste the Bugey Wines and the famous Manicle in the many local vineyards.

Swim and fish in the local lakes or enjoy watersports at the lac du Bourget (biggest lake in France)

Enjoy local restaurants ranging from traditional French cuisine to michelin star rated restaurants.

An hour from Lyon, Geneva and Annecy, 35 minutes from Aix les Bains (where you can enjoy the famous spa) the gîte de la forge is an excellent base for your holiday.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ceyzérieu, Rhone-Alpes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SUMMER 2017
15 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£201
for 2 nights
From
£100
£548
 
 
SUMMER 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£201
for 2 nights
From
£100
£548
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£143
for 2 nights
From
£71
£457
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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