House & Garden


House

Fleury is a cozy and comfortable house, located on the quiet edge of the beautiful old village of Saint Gengoux le National in the south of Burgundy.

The living area covers 140 m2, excluding the garage.

The house itself - unlike most of the surrounding houses - is not so old. However, in the garage one can see vestiges of the medieval walls that surrounded the village many centuries ago. A couple of the towers of the former village fortifications can still be seen close to the house. Along the old walls is an underground river which, in previous centuries, provided the villagers with water which was pumped up at a lower located square near to the house. Evidence of the river is seen on the granite wall in the garage which suffers from rising damp in the winter months. But no need to worry - this wall is not directly adjacent to the house. The entire house is comfortable and dry - all the year round.


Layout  Ground Floor

Layout  Upstairs Floor



Equipment

The following equipment is at your disposal:
washing machine - dishwasher - oven - gas hob - television - DVD player with a considerable number of DVD's (on request we will sent you a list of titles) - radio with CD player (lounge and landing) - microwave - fridge - food processor - coffee maker and a Senseo coffee machine - electric water kettle - vacuum cleaner - ironing board + iron - (simple) barbeque


Internet

There is a wifi-internet connection in the house.


Heating

The house is easy and quick to heat with electric wall heaters. The house is well insulated and is suitable for habitation year round.


Garden and terraces

The lounge has double doors that open to the veranda. Beside the dining area in the lounge and the open terraces in the garden, one can dine comfortably on the veranda - with a glass of burgundy wine, of course. From the veranda one has a view of the red tiled roofs of the lower lying houses, and, beyond the neighbour's home, a view of the hills surrounding the village. Even when it is very warm outside, the veranda is often very pleasant.

The garden itself is about 120 sq. meters and has three stone terraces. There is always an agreeable place to be found in the sun or shade. The garden with its terraces is five steps lower than the house. The view from the rear garden terrace is most charming. Overlooking the red tiled roofs of the houses one sees the two towers of the medieval church nearby, in the centre of Saint Gengoux.

There is a courtyard behind the house and graveled space in front.

The outside areas offer opportunities for sunbathing, dining, reading, enjoying each other's company or just being alone. Although there are neighbouring houses (somewhat lower) it is usually quite restful and quiet outside. In short: a place for your holiday enjoyment.

There is ample garden furniture.

Note: Although the garden has a large degree of privacy, it is obviously located on the edge of a village. In respect to the villagers, we ask our guests to refrain from nude recreation. We hope for your understanding for this request.



                            Fleury :   a home far from home

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dining area in living room lounge arera in living room view of Fleury from the garden lounge area in the garden TV room view at the kitchen upstairs bedroom ground floor bedroom