Les Hirondelles and Les Mèsanges are situated opposite each other, in the picturesque small village of Ozolles (which contains a grocery, selling fresh bread daily, a post office, and a bar and restaurant). The village is 5 miles or so from the pretty market town of Charolles, which contains supermarkets and a range of other facilities.
Les Hirondelles (sleeps up to 6) is a pretty 19th century cottage. The large comfortable living room boasts an attractive oak beamed ceiling and a large built-in wood-burning stove. It leads into the sunny conservatory kitchen, with gas hob and electric cooker, fridge, dining table and a range of cupboards. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility area containing a microwave oven and washing machine, which accesses the modern shower room, with shower, handbasin and w.c. The cottage’s ground floor also has one of the property’s double bedrooms.
An open spiral staircase in the living room one leads to two large, bright bedrooms, the first containing two single beds, and the second a large double bed. One passes through the first to reach the second.
The large south-facing private garden contains a shaded terrace, sun beds and barbecue.
Les Hirondelles has easy access to the heated swimming pool which is in the garden of Les Mèsanges.
Les Mèsanges (sleeps up to 4) has a large dining kitchen containing hob and electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, and microwave oven, with wood-burning stove.
The large bright living room looks onto the substantial rear garden, to which it is connected by a covered balcony and external staircase.
At first floor level, accessed by an open spiral staircase running from the kitchen, are the shower room (containing shower, handbasin and w.c.), and the two sunny double bedrooms.
The property’s large garden has an attractive open outlook along the valley of the River Ozolette. As well as its cherry, plum and apple trees, it contains a terrace with table, chairs and barbecue. The swimming pool, constructed in 2005, is set within a generous poolside lawn, surrounded on three sides by fields, and lies below the gîte garden. As from 2008 the pool is heated.