Kitchen Diner at Maison McDonald

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Jura region in our traditional French home. This lovely cottage has lots of charater, stunning views and spacious, comfortable accommodation. With its soft air and peaceful setting, you can totally relax and yet there is a wide variety of interesting places to enjoy nearby.  The cottage has a spacious, very well-equipped kitchen /dining room with a small sitting area, a large, comfy sitting room, three big bedrooms, two bathrooms, two small balconies and a small, pretty garden with steamer chairs from which to spot the buzzards, kingfishers, lizards, ducks and donkeys !. There is a barbecue at the sitting area at the front of the cottage and one in the back garden

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View of village from Maison McDonald

Set in a quiet, friendly village, Maison McDonald lies in a hidden valley of outstanding beauty. The picturesque Seille runs through the village and alongside the garden,and lovely walks begin from the front door to meadows and woods with wild flowers, kites, buzzards, deer and sanglier. Blois-sur-Seille is situated between the historic villages of Beaume-les- Messieurs with its ancient abbey, glorious waterfall, cave and restaurants and Chateau Chalon with its famous Vin Jaune, remains of a nunnery for aristocratic ladies and views of the countryside from the Jura to Burgundy. Although you can walk to these interesting places, Blois-sur-Seille, with its three ancient bridges and its traditional square and Mont- lait, remains away from the tourists.

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Wine tasting

You can enjoy walking, golf, horseriding, climbing, and cycling, with swimming, canoeing, water-skiing and pedalo fun in clear Jura lakes and rivers. In addition to the attractions of the next villages of Baume-les-Messieurs and Chateau Chalon , the nearby towns of Lons-le-Saunier, Dole, Arbois, Salin-les-Bains and Poligny are well-worth exploring. Or venture further afield to Dijon, Beaune or Lyons to the west - or Geneva, Lausanne and the Col de la Faucile to the east. Raymond Blanc's favourite Franche Comte restaurants are in easy reach.

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