La Fermette du Merle | Charming farmhouse for two in the French countryside

    • 1 - 2 Adults
    • 1 Bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom
    Ultimate tranquillity
    Panoramic views
    Vast, green garden

Located in a small hamlet in France in Burgundy is the idyllic holiday home La Fermette du Merle. The small farmhouse ('fermette') overlooks the rolling hills of the Nièvre and the Morvan. This is the perfect place for people looking for total peace and quiet, in the dreamy setting of the French countryside

Upon entering, you are greeted by lots of natural light and a colour palette of soft pastel shades. Brocante furniture is combined with a contemporary feel. The classic French kitchen is the beating heart of the house and invites you to prepare a sumptuous dinner. There is also a comfortable double room with a modern bathroom. La Fermette du Merle is the ideal place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to enjoy the peace and nature

La Fermette du Merle is surrounded by a very spacious garden, where lovely sitting areas have been created. Enjoy a glass of local wine and, in the evening, do not forget to admire the stars. The Nièvre is one of the darkest areas in France, which guarantees beautiful starry skies! 

There are several swimming lakes within easy reach. Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim or a picnic, but you can also go hiking, cycling or canoeing, rafting and sailing. To help you find your way in the area, the Dutch owners have made a guide with their favourite addresses (shops, restaurants, villages, brocantes and wine houses).

Popular amenities
  • WIFI
  • woodburner
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Availability & Prices

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  Important: The prices shown for 2024 are subject to interim changes

Do you have questions about La Fermette du Merle ?

You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

Under option
  • Gas, water, electricity
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Wifi (maximum of 40GB per week; this means you can check mails and watch a serie, but no unlimited streaming)
  • Basics in the kitchen (pepper, oil, salt, dishwashing detergent, etc.)
  • Baby cot and  changing mattress available on request
  • Toiletries
  • Maintenance of the garden by a local farmer
  • Check-in from 16:00 hrs - whenever | Check-out before 11:00 hrs 
  • Flexible arrival day
  • There is a minimum stay of 5 nights
  • La Fermette du Merle is open from June until the end of September
  • Pets are unfortunately not welcome
  • Kids until 1,5 years old are more than welcome. 
  • The sheep of a neighbour ing farm graze on the land until June. In July or August the farmer makes hay on this land. 

Complete your stay with one of the folowing optional service:

  • Extra cleaning during your stay

When booking, a deposit of 30% of the reservation amount is required. The remainder must be paid no later than 6 weeks before the start of your stay. When booking within the period of 6 weeks, the total reservation sum is to be paid immediately. In case of a cancellation more than 6 weeks before the start of your stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned. In case of cancellation within the period of 6 weeks no refund will be made. We therefore recommend a cancellation insurance.

The owners ask for a security deposit of 250 euro, which has to be paid in advance to Nice2stay. You will receive a payment request 2 weeks before your arrival. If you leave the accommodation clean and no damage is found, the deposit will be returned within 14 days.

The cleaning costs are 50 euros and must be paid to Nice2stay, together with the rental amount. 

La Fermette du Merle is visited by Marlijn


All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
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La Fermette du Merle is located in the small hamlet of Crux-la-Ville, in the Burgundy region in the east of France. This region is known for its rich history, beautiful nature and of course delicious wines. Before your arrival, the Dutch owners will be happy to share their favourite activities, towns and restaurants with you. Whether you like hiking, wine or culture, this area offers something for everyone.

At a 10 minute drive you will find the swimming lake Étang du Merle (5 km), ideal for hot summer days. There is a small beach where you can lie back and take a dive into the lake. Around the lake you will find a dreamy forest for long walks. A little further on, you will find the nature park of the Morvan, where you can make beautiful bike rides and also excellent walks. Larger lakes are: Étangs de Vaux et de Baye (15 km) or Lac de Pannecière (43 km) in the Morvan. At these lakes it is also possible to canoe, raft and sail.

Furthermore, in the vicinity of the house there are a number of charming historical towns that you can visit. For example, drive to Nevers (38 km), one of the larger cities along the river Loire. Here you can visit the Palais ducal de Nevers and walk through the many winding streets full of shops, restaurants and bars. Also the medieval town of La Charité-sur-Loire (49 km) is located at this river and offers a nice daytrip. Within an hour's drive you can reach Avallon (61 km), another town with a rich history and easy to combine with a visit to Vézelay (54 m). 

Be sure to visit one of the many dreamy chateaux in the area, such as Château d'Apremont-sur-Allier or Château de Bazoches.

Wine lovers will be in their element in this region, as La Fermette du Merle is surrounded by several wine regions. Drive through the hilly landscape and along the picturesque villages and stop at one of the many wineries. Some of the wine regions in the area are: Pouilly-sur-Loire, Sancerre, Côteau de la Charité and Chablis.


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  • hairdryer
  • information about the area
  • books
  • personal care products

  • woodburner
  • Washing machine

  • Bed linen
  • kitchen towels
  • Towels

  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • kettle
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso machine
  • Stove

Audio / Video / Internet
  • bluetooth speaker
  • WIFI

  • Outdoor furniture
  • private terrace
  • parking lots
  • BBQ

  • Baby cot

For anyone who loves peace, nature, culture and delicious local cuisine

    Ultimate tranquillity Panoramic views Vast, green garden

La Fermette du Merle is a small farmhouse ('fermette') in the middle of the vast countryside of Burgundy in France. It is an intimate retreat for two and an ideal place for those who love nature, peace and quiet. During a stay at La Fermette du Merle you have the entire ground floor at your disposal.

Layout La Fermette du Merle | 70 m²

  • A spacious kitchen, dating from the 19th century and renovated into a beautiful kitchen where the classic French charm is complemented by modern equipment, including: Nespresso machine, kettle, gas cooker, small oven, fridge and freezer and other cooking utensils. 
  • In the kitchen you will find a dining table.
  • The cosy living room with a comfortable sofa is wonderfully light and overlooks the garden.
  • There is a bluetooth speaker, but deliberately no television, so that you can relax completely.
  • Double bedroom with comfortable b...

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