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Bois de Ban

Reference no. 3914

Large French holiday farmhouse for rent with swimming pool in the Jura, Franche-Comté.

This large holiday farmhouse for rent, with swimming pool, in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté can accommodate 12 comfortably but has beds for 15.

Bois de Ban is situated in Loisia, a small hamlet with only five other inhabited houses, all of which are small farms. The nearest is 150 metres away.




10 - 15


Bois de Ban large French farmhouse for rent Jura Mountains


Ground floor
Kitchen /dining room with double sink, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, mixed gas and electric hob with an electric oven underneath. The worktops are tiled with fitted units and wall cupboards in pine.

A long elm-oak refectory table will seat twelve people while a further round one will seat six more.

Sitting room with a mezzanine and a wide staircase leading to the first floor.

There is a wood burner which can complement the central heating if necessary.

A television receiving programmes from France and Switzerland in French, Italian and German as well as the Astra range of news and current affairs CNN and all German channels.
There is good reception of BBC Radio 4 in the daytime.

At the north end of the house is a utility room with washing machine, sink and a freezer.

There is a shower room with basin and WC.

First floor
Six bedrooms, three of which have double beds and there are also seven single beds which are made to be put together to make very large doubles if required.

Bathroom with bath, shower cabin, WC and basin.

Separate WC and basin off the central landing.

Second floor
This includes a games room 20ft x 25ft with ping-pong table and dart board, a window looking south and two Velux roof windows.

Seventh bedroom plus the central landing has two more beds.

Bathroom, WC and basin.

There are two cots for babies.

Bois de Ban interior
Bois de Ban pool


We have six acres sloping down to the east with the house at the highest point. There is about an acre of lawns, 2 acres of pasture grazed by sheep and 3 acres of woodland. We stay in a chalet about 100 yards from the main house so that we are on hand to deal with problems or supply information.

There is a circular in-ground swimming pool 6ft deep and 18 ft in diameter with a Lacron 16" filtration plant which ensures crystal clear water at all times. Gates to the pool area can be kept closed if you have small children. In use May 30 - September 15.

There are three tables, many deck chairs and several park type benches for garden furniture. A raised platform with a fireplace on top makes for comfortable barbecues.

A flat area beyond the pool has a badminton court.

Bois de Ban garden
Bois de Ban in winter

Local area

Bois de Ban, at 2000 ft, is situated on a ridge with views to the east extending as far as Mont Blanc (85 miles away) and in between the succession of north-south folds of the Jura mountains culminate in the Crêt de la Neige at 6000 ft.

To the west rise woods with superb walks in shady glades along unfrequented forest tracks.

Gigny - 4 miles - has a bakery and cheese maker in the village.

There are supermarkets and banks in St Amour 12 miles away.

The Lac de Vouglans 18 miles away offers sailing, windsurfing and quiet sandy beaches with a typical water temperature in mid summer of 25°C.

If you are an amateur astronomer, we enjoy ideal conditions with a total absence of light pollution.

The nearest airport is Geneva 70 miles away.

Pricing structure (per week)

Low season

£ 700

Mid season

£ 900

High season

£ 1150

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No extra charge is made for electricity, firewood, water or gas.

Blankets, duvets and pillows are provided but tenants are expected
to bring their own sheets and towels.

For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Michael-John Wilson
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 3 84 44 54 90
Mob: (Fr) 00 33 6 71 19 98 48
[contact owner]

Please quote reference  3914 hhf  when making enquiries.

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