Lyon Villa And Backyard Mix Metropolis Location With Stress-free Atmosphere

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Tucked away quietly off a busy residential avenue in Lyon, Villa 216 is a sublime nineteenth century mansion hidden behind sturdy digital iron gates with a crescent pebbled driveway and a sprinkling waterfall.

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A well-tended walled backyard with a powerful array of flora together with herbs and flowers akin to verbena, sage, lilies, roses and lavender, in addition to ivy clinging to the partitions, tall chestnut and lime blossom timber, even some wild strawberries, give a soothing sense of countryside although its within the suburbs. Parking is handy and secure, off-road, behind the gates on the personal driveway.

Whereas we have been left with the impression we have been exterior Lyon, on a regular basis actions in France’s third largest metropolis continues as regular, with outlets and eating places dotted alongside the street exterior.

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Inside Villa 216, in-built 1890, are three ensuite rooms, plus an outside hot-tub for visitor use solely. Private massages might be organized by a cellphone name.  

The hallway entrance up a number of stone steps below a classic glass and steel cover is brilliant and cheerful with floral designed wallpaper,  a flooring of colourful tiles, an armchair, woven baskets with yellow cushions in them, a glass-fronted drinks and snacks cupboard based mostly on the consideration system and a number of other cabinets of books and tourism info.

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Our ground-floor room, with full view over the backyard by a pair of tall French home windows, comprised a spacious bed room and adjoining lavatory with walk-in bathe and separate bathroom. 

The bed room featured a parquet wooden flooring, wall and ceiling moldings, a brown-speckled marble hearth and ornamental cast-iron heaters. 

It was furnished with all main home equipment together with a superb Jura coffee-maker with contemporary roasted beans, a toaster, an oven and a wall-mounted tv. There was additionally an assortment of eight completely different Pages teas, a number one French model, together with Earl Gray, mint, apricot and blackberry and myrtle-berries.


A spherical, marble-topped desk was large enough for us to eat at, although with the superb climate we loved, we most well-liked the seating and tables exterior fronting the backyard.

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Breakfast at Villa 216 was by way of supply service, ‘Baguette a bicyclette,’ straight to our door each morning, comprising chocolat noir and noisettes granola, pure orange juice, yogurt, baguette with Brittany butter and jam and chocolate croissant.

Being a multi-national neighborhood, alternative of ethnic, or certainly basic French bistros, brasseries and eating places, is considerable. One night we loved Nepalese spinach curry, chickpea noodles and dumplings and on one other Lebanese tabouli, humous and eggplant.

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If driving is just not in your vacation agenda, a chauffeur service is definitely accessible and we loved a pleasant {and professional} expertise with Chauffeur Lyon, a neighborhood firm providing high-quality transport. 

For a way of countryside, away from the noise of site visitors but solely a brief 15-minute drive from downtown Lyon, Villa 216 is a horny choice.