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Lodging - whole housing

La Maison Eclusière

Ref : 71G1709 | in GENELARD - Saône-et-Loire

  • Capacity 13 people
  • Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
  • Surface 122 m2
  • Wifi
  • Pet
  • Category Detached House

100% unusual & literally out of the ordinary! Delightful authentic "maison éclusière" dating from the end of the 18th century - steeped in history & completely revisited as a sweet holiday home - nestled on the banks of the famous Canal du Centre at the site of a lock still in operation (totally secure), 2.5 km from the picturesque nautical & shopping town of Genelard (amenities on site, including supermarket) & 15 km from Montceau-les-Mines, the historic mining town now fully focused on cultural & outdoor activities (river marina & all amenities on site). Mini rural hamlet nestled in the verdant Bourbince valley (protected under ZNIEFF for its wealth of flora & fauna), at the crossroads of the Creusot countryside & the northern Charolais region, a bucolic hilly setting combining agriculture & nature, between magnificent local bocage, forest, rivers & ponds (partly protected under various "Zones Natura 2000" for the quality of its ecosystems). Ideally located on the Romanesque church circuit, close to numerous signposted "balades vertes" footpaths (a vast network of similar footpaths to discover in the area), 4 km from EuroVélo6 (signposted cycle route connected to the Voie Verte along the Canal du Centre), 12 km from a 43 km "boucle vélo coup de cœur", 19 km of the legendary GTMC (Grande Traversée du Massif Central) mountain bike circuit, 19 km of the "Véloire" greenway (running alongside the Loire, the last "wild river in Europe" protected as a "Natura 2000 Zone") and some 30 kms (equidistance) from the first vineyards of the Côtes Mâconnaises & Côtes Chalonnaises ("Routes des Vins de Bourgogne" & "Route des Grands Vins" to explore). Prime central location, on the edge of the sublime, unspoilt Charolais-Brionnais region (cradle of the world-renowned AOC cattle & sheep breeds), with its sumptuous landscapes, renowned gastronomy and exceptional historical heritage (labelled "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire"), at the crossroads of Autunois-Morvan, Chalonnais, not far from Mâconnais & Clunisois-Tournugeois (labelled "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire"). Ideal location for exploring: 20 km from Charolles, 22 km from Paray-le-Monial, 23 km from the medieval town of Mont-Saint-Vincent, 29 km from Digoin (river marina nestled at the convergence of 3 canals), 35 km from Le Creusot (famous Les Combes amusement park / Le Creusot TGV station 31 km away), 45 km from the medieval spa town of Bourbon-Lancy (casino on site), 47 km from the illustrious abbey town of Cluny & 49 km from Marcigny. The perfect "spot" for a complete change of scenery for your "tribe", with the added bonus of free bikes and electric boats for adventurous trips on the canal!

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Description 2024, subject to modifications for 2025: Please refer to the description sheet validated at the time of booking.

A delightful authentic late 18th-century "maison éclusière" - steeped in history & fully restored by the commune - nestled "feet in the water" on the banks of the famous Canal du Centre, at the site of a lock still in operation (totally secure). The assurance of a relaxing, nuisance-free spectacle offered by the peaceful passage of pleasure boats, nestled in a rural & residential mini hamlet, close to the market town, a stone's throw from the banks of the Bourbince and the gentle surrounding countryside, combining bucolic bocage meadows & wild forests. Génelard is a picturesque little market town with many amenities (including a citystadium), located on an important former coal basin exploited since the Middle Ages, a former goods port nicknamed "the Paris cobblestone quay" (a quarter of the capital's cobblestones were loaded here), now a "nautical stopover". Génelard boasts an exceptional river heritage, and is home to one of the three Canal trenches built in the late 18th century (with an educational trail). Comfortable gîte. West-facing terrace on the canal side, complemented by an east-facing balcony terrace on the garden side. Large, landscaped garden with lawns and trees, perfect play area for children, with table tennis and petanque court.
Composition : Detached house on 2 levels. Wifi connection. Electric heating + wood-burning stove. Ground floor: living room-kitchen-lounge, 2 bedrooms, one of which is PMR (double bed 140x190cm / 3 single beds 90x190cm, 2 of which are bunk beds), PMR shower room (shower/WC), separate WC. 1st floor: 2 bedrooms (bed 2 p. 140x190cm / 6 beds 1 p. 90x190cm in 2 x 2 superposed + 2 gigognes) of which one with privative shower, shower, independent WC. Table soccer. Terrace + balcony-terrace + garden (pétanque & ping-pong court) + bike room + private parking. Shops including supermarket 2.5 km. All amenities 14 km. Loan of bicycles & electric boats (when the canal is open from April to October).

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  • Amount of the deposit for individuals €500
  • Amount of the deposit for professionals €500
Payment methods
  • CB
  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • Bank check
  • Gift voucher
  • Chèque-Vacances
The price includes All operating costs (including heating) and wood for the fireplace (pleasure fire).
The price does not include Bed linen, towels, end-of-stay cleaning (optional extras at extra cost) and tourist tax.



  • séjours campagne


  • séjours de randonnées


  • séjours vtt

    Mountain Biking - Cycling



  • Fire place
  • Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dish Washer
  • Microwave
  • Wood burning stove
  • Dryer
  • TV


  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Charges included
  • Heating included
  • Wifi-Internet

Activities and amenities

  • On site Fishing
  • 2 km Business
  • 3 km Tennis
  • 4 km Forest
  • 8 km Horseback Riding
  • 15 km Railway Station
  • 18 km Swimming pool
  • 30 km Swimming
  • 34 km Vineyard


  • Final cleaning €120 /stay
  • Towels (flat rate/people/stay) €6 /person
  • Sheets bed 2 persons €8 /unit
  • Sheets bed 1 persons €8 /unit

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Spoken languages : French
Gîtes de France® approved : since 2015


  • Mireille

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    Un séjour agréable


    Séjour très agréable. Plusieurs chambres très pratiques et spacieuses. Cadre très sympa au calme et proche du bourg avec de nombreuses activités possibles. Très bien équipé. Nous avons passé un très bon weekend en famille.

    • Cleanliness 3/5
    • Comfort 5/5
    • Welcome 5/5
    • Value 4/5

    Posted on 06/10/2023

  • Nicolette

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    Très agreable


    Le gite est agréable même en hiver car il est bien isolé.
    Il y a 5 vélos adulte, les autres sont pour les enfants.
    Le gîte est bien équipé globalement dommage les lits grincent fort dans le dortoir.

    • Cleanliness 4/5
    • Comfort 4/5
    • Welcome 4/5
    • Value 4/5

    Posted on 03/21/2023

  • Pinpin71

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    Super week-end en famille ados et Adultes. Le gîte est très fonctionnel et il ne manque absolument rien.

    • Cleanliness 5/5
    • Comfort 5/5
    • Welcome 5/5
    • Value 5/5

    Posted on 03/14/2023

  • Marie94

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    Super gîte pour un WE entre amis


    Grand gîte, très bien pour notre groupe. On a profité de la terrasse et du barbecue. On y a passé un très bon week end.

    • Cleanliness 5/5
    • Comfort 4/5
    • Welcome 5/5
    • Value 5/5

    Posted on 11/01/2022

  • Vanille

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    Week en famille


    Maison éclusière avec ses abords arborés au TOP.
    Nous étions avec nos enfants et 6 petits enfants et ceux-ci ont adorés dormir dans la même chambre et faire du vélo tout autour du gîte.
    Plusieurs bateaux ont passé l'écluse devant la maison et c'était une découverte pour eux.
    Seul bémol, les bateaux mis à disposition, 1 ne marche pas et le 2e n'est pas fiable.
    Nous avons pu faire une promenade sur le canal, mais après celui-ci nous a laissé au milieu du canal.

    • Cleanliness 5/5
    • Comfort 5/5
    • Welcome 5/5
    • Value 5/5

    Posted on 06/20/2022

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