Domaine de la Fleur de Bruyere property
Idyllic vineyard property within close proximity of services and culture
When Briar (English) & her husband Michel (French) moved to France in 1998 there was no hesitation in choosing this lovely vineyard property, thanks to its light airy rooms and 360-degree views of the stunning Beaujolais region.
The owners Michel and Briar
The joint renovation project allowed them to indulge their creative skills, lovingly turning this once neglected property into a charming country retreat. 100% rural while at close proximity to the world heritage city of Lyon, abound with rich culture. The perfect location!
Private heated pool
Free use of bikes
Off road parking
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What our guests have to say…
Cecile M – Séjour très agréable sur un magnifique site – May 2018 – 5 stars
Le gîte est très bien entretenu, très propre et très bien équipé : rien n’y manque !
Le jardin, magnifique, fleuri et très bien agencé, permet d’en profiter à tout moment de la journée.
On a tous profité de la piscine, des chaises longues…
Bref, un séjour parfait chez des hôtes parfaits…. et avec un vin très agréable à boire !!
Les photos ne reflètent pas les dernières améliorations : mieux en vrai qu’en photo !
Lauriane U. – Superbe! – Xmas 2017 – 5/5
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour. Le gite est grand, très propre, très bien équipé et décoré avec goût.
Briar et Michel sont très disponibles et font attention à ce que leurs hôtes soient au mieux.
A lieu à recommander sans limite !
John & Pauline H. – Quite exceptional – Oct/Nov 2017 – 5/5 stars
We have stayed in many gites and holiday homes but ‘Domaine de la Fleur de Bruyere’, or the Heather Flower, is well named. It is quite exceptional in the quality of its provision; from the exquisite period furnishings that enhance the wonderful character of this old Beaujolais house, to the plentiful supply of hot water and modern bathrooms and the abundance of crockery and catering equipment that would delight the most discerning self caterer. It was a joy to find quality kitchen knifes that actually cut and not bend when chopping carrots!
We always visit the Beaujolais in October, this time of year is perfect walking weather and the hillsides clothed in the autumnal coloured vines are a delight. And yet it is still warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a lazy lunch in the secluded courtyard.
The house is located in the centre of the vineyards with uninterrupted views from bedroom windows across acres of vines to the distant hills beyond. The hosts Briar and Michel are a delight to know, always friendly and helpful but discreet, and the chance to taste their wine is an opportunity not to be missed.
Jamie H – Great house, great pool, great hosts – Jan 2017 – 5/5 stars
“The house is a lovely converted barn attached to Briar and Michel’s house but very private with its own courtyard. BBQ, table tennis, bikes, children’s tractors are all available. The pool is heated, clean and with a useful shallow end and steps for little children. The house is large and well laid out with big bedrooms and all the thoughtful pieces which make a stay stress-free. The area is beautiful and was wonderfully hot (30 degrees C in Aug) with lots to do. Town is a short walk away so is convenient for morning croissants. Briar and Michel are very good, kind and discrete hosts (English and French spoken fluently). Thank you!!”
David D – Great place to stay, relax and explore Beaujolais! – Aug 2016 – 5/5 stars
“We had a really great time staying at this great gite in St Etienne des Oulliere. The Gite is very comfortable and perfect if you want to relax and have lazy days by the pool. The garden is very well looked after and the pool is so nice to cool off in. We loved barbequing in the garden in the evening and also star gazing at night. The gite is very spacious and has all of the home comforts that you could possibly want. We made good use of the table tennis, games and gazebo.
We also managed to explore the hills on mountain bikes and would really recommend this area for keen cyclists. There are plenty of GR routes and tracks to explore as well as great road routes.
Briar and Michel also make you very welcome and are very helpful and knowledgeable about local places to visit and local food and drink. We had a great time and will definitely come back!”
Alice T – Absolutely wonderful! – Sept 2016 – 5/5 stars
“An outstanding property in a beautiful rural area. It’s perfect for those who enjoy walking and cycling, visiting vineyards, eating good food and of course lounging by the pool.
The owners Briar and Michel go out of their way to make you welcome and feel at home.
The property is very clean and well presented in a lovely old characteristic farmhouse on the outskirts of a rural village with good shops to wander up to buy the morning croissants and baguette. The grounds are delightful with some stunning views towards Mount Blanc.
There are plenty of bicycles at the property for guests to borrow at no cost, which allow you to explore the beautiful scenery via some well marked cycle routes. There are also plenty of marked walking trails in the area that take you into the heart of the Beaujolais often passing through the vineyards.
There are some lovely picturesque villages nearby with plenty of options for somewhere to eat.
I would definitely recommend this property, especially if you like the outdoor active lifestyle and, yes, we will go back.”
Giles K – Fantastic family holiday – July 2016 – 5/5 stars
“We have stayed at this Gite several times over the years and it is perfect for families of all ages. The Gite is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The pool is lovely and the pool area is quiet and sheltered. The surrounding Beaujolais countryside is stunning with beautifully kept vineyards giving way to the higher forested, hillsides of the Haut Beaujolais. I am a keen cyclist and take my bike with me. There are many fantastic cycle tours for all abilities with cycle paths and very quiet roads with also some challenging hill climbs for those that are more adventurous. As well a cycling the area is great for hiking, visiting chateaus, within easy reach of Lyon and of course the wine tasting. Briar the host is extremely welcoming and has thought of the smallest details to make our holiday a success, her husband Michelle is charming and always keen to have an “aperitif”. I could not recommend this accommodation more highly.”