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19th Century Château Between Lyon and Beaujolais
Set in 12 acres with tennis court and swimming pool
11 bedrooms, sleeping up to 22 people
Château de la Bonnetière
Originally a hunting lodge, the château was later enlarged and has been in the same family since 1803, used mainly for holidays. Situated near a village in the hills between Feurs and Yzeron, it has views towards the Lyonnaise Mountains and is set in 12 acres of peaceful, wooded parkland. It lies about 50 kms west of Lyon, 50 kms from Saint-Etienne, and 20 kms from Beaujolais, in Eastern France.
The château is furnished with family period country furniture and there is a fireplace in almost all the rooms. There is a sitting room with television, a dining room that seats 25 people, a library and a well equipped kitchen with, amongst other things, a dishwasher and microwave. There is also a washing machine.
Essential shops, including a doctor and a pharmacy, are within about 5 km and there is a large supermarket, 3 km from here.
The château has eleven pretty and comfortable bedrooms, and five bathrooms.
On the first floor:
La Chambre Bleue is a double bedroom and has been recently redecorated.
La Chambre Jaune has also been recently redecorated and has three bateau beds and a bathroom with a shower.
La Chambre Jerôme has a large double bed.
La Chambre Rose is a children's room with a bateau bed and a divan.
La Chambre de Bon-Maman has twin beds and an en suite bathroom.
On the second floor:
La Chambre Verte has three bateau beds.
La Chambre Grise has twin beds and a double bed with an en-suite bathroom with bath and wc.
La Chambre Pompadour has twin Louis XVI beds.
La Chambre Alfred is a twin room with wrought iron beds.
La Chambre Bernard and Denise has twin beds, a child's bed, and a small bathroom.
La Chambre Marie-Louise is a double room with a bathroom with bath.
There are large terraces equipped with garden furniture for sunbathing, eating and relaxing and a swimming pool that is fenced to ensure the safety of young children. There is also a tennis court and lovely walks around the grounds.
Within 5 kms there are riding stables where you can hire horses for an hour or a day, and a golf course. You can find Olympic swimming pools in Feurs, St Galmier and Montrond and further away are the casinos at Charbonnières and at Montrond-les Bains.
Lyon and in the area that surrounds it, is well known for its food and there are many good restaurants where you can eat well. At Roanne is the Troisgros, a Michelin three star restaurant of great repute, or try some pralulines, brioche stuffed with praline, created by the master confectioner, Pralus. At Montrond-les-Bains, La Poulard is another exceptional restaurant and the town is full of other good restaurants at reasonable prices.
If you have the opportunity, try some saucisson de Lyon, and some of the excellent local cheeses. This is also Beaujolais wine country and there are numerous vineyards and wine cellars where you can visit to taste.
The roman churches at Forez and Bastie d'Urfé are worth a visit and at the wild-life park at Courzieu you can see displays of a variety of birds of prey in flight.
Prices and booking information
Prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 4pm departing at 10am
Final cleaning charge - €150
A deposit of 25% is requested to confirm the booking and
a returnable damage deposit of €800 is also requested upon arrival
Telephone/Fax: 04 78 36 22 14 (International + 33 4 78 36 22 14)
Mobile: 06 09 36 09 95 (International + 33 6 09 36 09 95)
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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