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FR19288 - Le Forestier Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Le Forestier Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)

A very large Gite designed for 10 people and ground floor bedroom with wheelchair access this delightful and exclusive development will not leave you indifferent.

Accessed from the Entrance Hospitality Room the ground floor includes a corridor leading to a large 45m² living room / dining room and fully equipped open plan kitchen (a large fridge, multifunction oven: grill, convection oven, microwave, induction hob, dishwasher, espresso coffee maker, dishes and kitchen utensils). The warm colours, dark woods and soft lines make up a modern, open and relaxing environment. A leather sofa corner, LCD TV and DVD complete the facilities.

About the property


Our accommodations are accessible (wheelchair friendly) and designed with ecological materials, to give you a pleasant stay in the utmost respect for nature. The heating is geothermal. Wifi is available allowing you can keep in touch with friends and family. An authentic setting: the farm has been renovated with the utmost respect for Vosges tradition. The huge renovation of beams, the arched entrance door, sandstone paving, etc has helped to preserve the spirit of the farm. In each, you get comfort, independence and privacy. Harmoniously decorated each cottage has its own character. You can also use the large entrance hall for parties, etc. There is free use of all the facilities on site: Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam. Linen, towels and the cleaning are all inclusive. A welcome pack will await you on your arrival.

Property Manager
phil hatswell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 February, 2017

About phil hatswell

We decided to give up our jobs and move to France to open some Gites and live the life. When our two boys went to university we decided the time was right to make the move. Our project included a place where people with reduce mobility will find a safe haven as Marie has a friend who had a stroke at a very early age which left her paralysed down one side. After this she found it difficult to go on holiday with her family so we were keen to make our gites accessible to people with reduced mobility.

When you book with us we exchange contract to confirm your booking before you send us your payment. Merci......

phil hatswell purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why phil hatswell chose St-Die-des-Vosges area

Having travelled around France looking for a place where we would like to live, we eventually came across the Vosges. Little known to the French, let alone the rest of the world, we found it entrancing. Its natural beauty and continental climate giving each season a unique feel. With skiing in the winter and outdoor pursuits in the summer it is a perfect area to be.Having decided on the region we started the house hunting in earnest. We were looking for a typical farm for renovation ('dans son jus' as the Vogiens say) ideally with outbuildings and a few acres. Having seen many farms, when we drove into the courtyard of the farm in Champdray we knew it was the one for us. Further investigation confirmed our love for the building and its barns.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Easily accessible, our gites are open all year in the village of Champdray on a plateau on the edge of the Ballons des Vosges National Park. In an exceptional location nestled in the landscape, you have a particularly healthy environment throughout the year.

At the heart of an authentic late 18th century Vosgien farm the, tastefully renovated with passion and in perfect harmony with nature, come and enjoy the privacy and comfort to relax.

On a plot of 3 acres, where flora and fauna abound, they are ideally located. Calm and tranquil, yet within easy reach of the mountains for walking, cycling and skiing.

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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Beautifully converted gite in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable gite, with many period features incorporated into the new. Situated on a plateau giving good views of the mountains but very open and with wonderful sunsets, the clear night skies filled with stars. We were made very welcome and the owners could not have been more helpful with suggestions for visits and places to see. Lots of outdoor activities in the area, the swimming pool and sauna adding relaxation after an energetic day. I will be recommending this gite to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

these Gite are of the highest standard and the pool area is quite wonderful Phill & Marie are excellent host's and can't do enough for you they cooked us a glorious meal on our last day which was no mean feet as there were 10 in our party. The scenery around is beautiful I can not recommend this place highly enough Brian & Sheila

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Motorcycle Holiday in the Vosges

  • 5 of 5

An absolute gem of a place to stay if you are planning a visit to the Vosges, the owners Phil and Marie made us all feel very welcome and on our arrival even went to the trouble of taking us to the local supermarket in their car. The two meals that we had during our stay were fantastic and very well prepared with alot of the ingredients coming from the garden. I really cannot speak highly enough about the accommodation, rooms were tastefully decorated and very clean, with all rooms being en suite. The surrounding countryside and scenery in this area is outstanding, I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci for this review, it was a pleasure having you staying in the gites. We look forward to seeing you again. Marie & Phil
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just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

we were a party of nine travelling on motorbikes, the property suited us all very well with plenty of room and a great location to explore the area. it was very clean and well presented and our hosts did all they could to make our stay as perfect as possible. The meal on arrival was welcome after a long day travelling so a big thank you to Phil and Marie for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in a rural setting. Very spacious inside and set in large grounds, easy to spend time just relaxing with pool, sauna, table tennis, boules etc.

Phil and Marie are good hosts and live on site - very handy when your French is not up to phone calls for various bookings!

The town of Gerardmer is about 15 mins away and has a range of activities, sailing, kayaking, biking, restaurants etc.

We visited with Ryanair flights to Basel and a couple of hours car journey, within easy reach via Eurotunnel also.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and we look forward to seeing you all in winter. A tres bientot Marie & Phil
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Een better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Last week we stayed in Champdray with 12 adults and 11 children (0-4 yrs old). We loved the house, nicely decorated by Marie and Philip and the garden was a perfect playground for the kids. Philip and Marie were very kind and helpfull! if you want extra free time, you can order meals. The food was delicious. Overall, a perfect place! We will come back Next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you and all the little people in our gites. we look forward to seeing you next year. Cordialement Marie & Phil
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Champdray in Vosges

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • The downstairs bathroom is suitable for guests with reduced mobility with its en-suite Italian shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • A bedroom suitable for guests with reduced mobility with its en-suite Italian shower adjoins the lounge. All our bedrooms are ensuite, tastefully decorated, the beds are made on arrival
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Le Tisserant is a 3rd gite in the farm situated above. It is on the first floor above the gite le Carrier and it has exactly the same layout. The terrace for Le Tisserant is downstairs and outside near the swimming pool area. Outside: Each gite has its own private patio area with outdoor furniture and BBQ. There is almost 1 hectare of grounds available for guests to use.

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