Chez Briar and Michel

The Holiday House

Property Summary

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Occupancy : up to 8 - plus infant
Size : Approximately 200 m²

This beautiful spacious four bedroom traditional Beaujolais house, set among the Beaujolais vineyards, has exclusive use of a pool which averages 25-29°C, a cottage garden, shady courtyard and roses around the door.

Property Description

• The house, which offers all modern comforts, was originally built over the wine cellars, adjacent to the owners home, to accommodate the 'vigneron' (wine maker) who tended the property's vineyard and wine making.
• Our wine is no longer made on the property, and the old press room, 6 x 7m, has been converted to create a ground level kitchen, dining and sitting room with French windows opening out onto the court yard and out door dining area.
• There's also a log burner making this a cosy holiday let for the Beaujolais Nouveau week in November, Christmas or New Year.
• Wonderful panoramic views of the Beaujolais hills can be viewed from every window, and the garden opens out onto the vineyards with views as far as the Mont Blanc.
• The style is traditional, with the charm only authentic antique furnishings could bring.
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Private heated pool

Free wifi

Free use of bikes

Free off road parking


• All rooms are charmingly furnished and have extra wide beds plus seating
• Spacious and peaceful.
• All rooms have air conditioning
• Cotton sheets and various quilt options.
• All windows offer lovely views of the property and vineyards.


• Towels, bathmats and hair-dryers provided.
Bathroom 1 - Red - Toilet, Large Shower Enclosure - en-suite with the red bedroom - fantastic view
Bathroom 2 - Blue - Toilet, Bath with shower - a flat bottomed bath with an overhead shower-head
Bathroom 3 - Green - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, washing machine - ground floor for for convenient after pool use
Blue room - (beige & blue) very pretty and particularly calm, due the extra insulation provided by the cushioned fabric covered walls. Comfortable window side seating plus a desk - the window over looking the court yard and garden to the east.
Yellow room - ideal for younger children as it is accessed via the blue room (with a closing door in between) making these two rooms perfect for a young family. It has three extra wide single beds (so a good size for adults too) plus a cot with cot sheets and quilts. A toy box and children’s books completes the little ones needs. Child secure window facing south.
Red room - an independent suite with desk, comfortable seating and a private shower room plus closed off corridor for extra privacy, offering wonderful views to east and west. Having the least stairs for access this is the ideal room for our more elderly guests.
Green room - a 2nd closed-off short staircase leads to this charming room under the eaves. Both a double and twin beds make for various sleeping options - always popular with teenagers.

Kitchen & Dining/Sitting Area

Fully equipped kitchen
  - dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle, fridge/freezer and iron.
Adjacent dining/sitting room
  - TV, satellite and UK channels, plus Bluetooth speaker
Dining area
  - table can seat up to 12, high-chair available.


• The heated 10m x 5m pool has roman steps for easy access, averaging 26-29C from May until September.
• The pool area has full-sun all day, with chaise-longs and parasols, within a separate enclosed part of the garden with a secure gate.
• Open mid & peak season; closing for winter.


• The garden and courtyard are flat and securely enclosed within a fenced laurel hedge, with swings, making it ideal for young children to play safely.
• There are various outdoor seating and eating areas, both full sun and shade, including a large gazebo with lighting and Wifi.
• Herbaceous boarders and climbing roses create an English style cottage garden, attracting many wild birds to nest.

What our guests have to say...

Cecile M – Séjour très agréable sur un magnifique site – May 2018 – 5 stars

Michel et Briar sont des hôtes vraiment très sympathiques et accueillants.

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.”

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Equipment & Services

• Bicycles – five adult sized and three children’s
• Ping Pong Table
• Boules for petanque
• Basketball net
• Webber BBQ
• Dinner can be provided on request in advance

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Leisure Activities & Attractions

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• No smoking
• Wheel chairs - Unfortunately no access to interior due to number of steps and staircases

Additional Information

• Cotton bed linen, bath & pool towels included
• Hair-dryers provided
• Household products provided
• Breakfast welcome pack offered
• Pets considered (let us know the situation)
• 'Tax de Sejours' - tourism tax included in cost
• English/French spoken
• Car essential
• You just need to pack your personal things!

The owners Briar and Michel are on site but generally out of sight!
Around to ensure everything is always in working order and available should you need help or advice.

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  • baker’s/patisserie
  • butcher’s
  • grocer’s
  • ATM/bank
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • wine cooperative
  • winemakers
  • newsagent
  • hairdresser’s
  • beautician
  • Florist’s
  • pharmacy
  • osteopath
  • and more….