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Pretty Traditional Stone Built Cottage with Access to Small Pool.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Viry, near Charolles, Southern Burgundy - Peaceful Rural Location overlooking Open Countryside

Situated at the end of a quiet country lane are the owner occupied farmhouse and the south facing Gite of Le Bois de la Velle.

Our gite is ideal for a couple it has one bedroom with shower room on the first floor.

The ground floor consists of a well equipped kitchen with a lounge dining room leading off which has panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Steps lead down onto a South facing terrace and a further shaded terrace facing East

Ann & James Hindmarch
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Ann & James Hindmarch

We have lived here in this idyllic area of Southern Burgundy for 22 years restoring our 19th Century Farmhouse. We have also been successfully running our own business of home and garden maintenance in this area, but we are both now enjoying retirement. We have been renting our Gite for 10 years and it is still proving very popular with couples who enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

We are now approaching Spring 2016 and we appear as popular as ever. With many rebookings we are more than happy to welcome previous visitors and even more delighted to welcome new ones.

Ann & James Hindmarch purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Ann & James Hindmarch chose Charolles area

We came to visit friends one year and fell in love with the area. We purchased Le Bois de la Velle in 1989 and have never looked back. We love the quiet rural way of life in this delightful part of France.

What makes this cottage unique

The Gite is in a beautiful and tranquil setting. The fields usually contain the Charollais cattle, for which this area is famous. Although the Gite is hidden away, the approach road is fully tarmaced. The only other building which is close belongs to the owners in residence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superb Gite in an idyllic setting. A very relaxing week.

Thank you for sharing your little bit of heaven with us in your well-equipped and confortable gite.

Thank you to Ann & James for providing us with a spectacular gite, we have had a wonderful honeymoon
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Viry in Saône-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Generous sized walk in shower, washbasin and wc
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: Binoculars and bicycles with universal bike rack are available free of charge. There is a clothes airer with pegs, also access to larger washing line. Outside: There is a sun terrace with steps down to a further gravelled shaded terrace. There are two sunloungers with cushions, 2 outside tables each with two chairs. There is a brick BBQ. The 4.6m above ground pool is heated and shared with the owner. Bois Velle has a pretty, well-maintained garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided i.e. Bedlinen, bath, hand, kitchen and pool towels and tea towels. Other: Under cover car parking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Pretty Traditional Stone Built Cottage with Access to Small Pool.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Perfect peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

Perfect tranquil locaton. The gite is well equipped and spotlessly clean. Staying in the Autumn resulted in cosy evenings spent in front of the log burning stove drinking local wine.

Went for long walks following the yellow signs dotted around the countryside, visited local villages and restaurants. A visit to the cattle market which is held every Wednesday at St Christophe-en-Brionaiss is a must.

But most of all our hosts were wonderful making this a very special place indeed. This is our second visit and will be looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It delights us no end when our guests submit a glowing report. Even more so when folk return, and they do frequently, because not only does it prove our gite is well presented, but they enjoy the peace and tranquility on offer. We can say with hand on heart that no one has ever been disappointed. Next year we will celebrate 10 years of offering a holiday destination. Ann & James
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Tranquil gite in a perfect rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spacious gite, the best thoughtfully-equipped and beautifully finished gite we have ever stayed in. Ann and James made us feel really valued and welcome, sharing their "home" with us, and meeting some of their visiting family.

Great option of shade terrace for late afternoon meals, then sun terrace for early evening relaxing. Lovely cool and spacious bedroom, nice kitchen to cook charolais beef with so much fresh and tasty produce, and of course some nice burgundy. Great location, close to so many interesting churches, castles, pretty towns and beautiful rolling countryside. Useful washing machine which has become a booking essential for us. We enjoyed treating ourselves to the set lunch at Frederic Doucet's Hotel de la Poste. We enjoyed the "bovine soap opera" going on in front of us. Weather was kind and we had a wonderful relaxing stay, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage could not be more perfect, its stunning location off the beaten track and the attention to detail within the cottage,went to make this a perfect getaway.

The owners Ann and James are on hand should you need advice regarding restaurants etc, we are already planning to return this time for two weeks.

Thank you Ann and James.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely gite with wonderful countryside views

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time watching deer, cattle and woodpeckers over breakfast. The accommodation was perfect and Ann and James were very welcoming. In the vicinity there are some good cycling routes along the canals and old railway lines. We intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming Gite with Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the excellent and spacious accommodation for two people and two private outside sitting areas. The owners Ann and James were most welcoming and hospitable. The restoration of the property reflected their attention to detail.

John & Margaret

The area is well suited to cycling and walking and the nearby town of Charolles provides shopping and other facilities.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a tranquil haven

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most lovely week at Le Bois de Velle, and LOVED it. It was the most well equipped gite we have stayed in over the past 5 years - spotlessly clean and well put together, and the hosts Ann and James are a smashing couple. It is tranquil, and seems so off the beaten track, yet everything you need (local town Charolles) is but a 10 minute car journey away, relaxing terraces outside, with a choice of full sun or shade - we needed it at 35 degrees plus! cannot fault it, the only downside was a one week stay, we were so sad to leave.............

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lyon St Exupery 1.40mins by car

Calais 7 hours drive.


2 kms to Viry

9 kms to Charolles

Further Details:

There are no shops in Viry, all commerces are situated in Charolles i.e. supermarkets, bakers and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Viry, Saone-et-Loire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact owners for arrangements.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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