Close to the Alpine border with Switzerland, the Jura wine
region of France is one of the country’s better kept secrets which is why BFB
are so pleased to feature this 4-star family gite, with real wow factor flair.
Tucked down a quiet street in the little market town of
Poligny, Logis du Theatre seems unassuming enough but, once inside the gite, the
design and decor is a masterclass in funky, contemporary living for families
with tots to teens. The large lounge sets the tone, with a bold cerise feature
wall complementing exposed stonework and
wide, designer-style sofas for watching the flat screen TV, family DVD’s or playing
with the toys provided, with CD’s on the music system. The open plan kitchen
dining room is equally bright and spacious, with a big chunky bench table (high
chairs available) and contemporary kitchen, with modern appliances, baby crockery
The four bedrooms at the logis have been individually
styled, like a hip boutique hotel, ranging from retro chic to elegant luxury and
the two bathrooms are ultra sleek and modern too. As a single storey gite, all four bedrooms
are on the ground floor so parents don’t have too much cause to panic about crawlers
and toddlers escaping from room to room, or for hearing sleeping babies while chatting
the evening away with local Jura wine and Compte cheese – samples provided in
the welcome pack. The gite is especially ideal for two families because the
layout is like two family suites, each comprising a king-size bedroom and twin
room with adjoining bathrooms.
French doors lead into the safely enclosed garden, with a
lovely al fresco dining deck for barbecues, overlooking lawns for children to
play. A paddling pool, ride-on tricycle, badminton and tennis raquets are
provided and the gite has a dedicated games room for fun family tournaments,
with a pool table, ping pong, table football and air hockey.
It is also worth noting that the owner can arrange wine tasting with local growers, along with cookery and painting courses.
Logis du Theatre is a spacious, single-storey family gite
for upto 8 people (4 bedrooms), plus babies (2 travel cots and 1 wooden cot is
available). The bedrooms are configured as two family suites, each comprising one king-size bedroom and one twin bedroom with adjoining
bathroom. One bathroom has a walk in shower, the other has a large bath. All
four bedrooms have space for a cot. From June to September two large studio
flats are also available at the same address, each suitable for a couple with
Logis du Theatre is only a 200 metre stroll from the centre
of the little town of Poligny in the scenic Jura winelands, not too far from
the border with Switzerland. Fresh croissants and pains aux chocolats from the
local boulangerie is the perfect start to the day and Poligny has other local
shops, cafe bars and restaurants for essential provisions and eating out. Comté
cheese is a Jura speciality and families can have fun with fondues, while
grown-ups can sample the local ‘vin jaune’ and stock up at local ‘vignerons’.
Poligny is tucked beneath a ridge of wooded limestone crags
which is criss-crossed with walking and biking trails, or families can pay a
visit to the local open air swimming pool. Lac de Chalain is also less than
half an hour’s drive (19kms), with lake beaches providing the ideal place for a
picnic, paddling and watersports.
The owner of Logis du Theatre is a mine of information about
the things to do and places to visit nearby, such as exploring the twee
riverside towns from medieval times, like something straight out of a movie
set. Arbois (9kms) is a lovely little town of narrow cobbled streets and an
arcaded central square, with a market on Fridays, while Chateau Chalon (11kms)
and Baume les Messieurs
(13kms) are both listed among the most beautiful villages in France.
Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E):
Local GP in street opposite the house. A&E 20 mins.
Getting there: Lyon and Geneva Airport are approximately 1
hour 45 mins. TGV from
Dijon to Lille and then Eurostar direct to London avoiding changes in