Kimaro Farmhouse: a little piece of Africa in Burgundy

Holiday home in France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Nièvre
5/5 ( 3 Reviews)


Kimaro Farmhouse is situated in Burgundy, in the French department Nièvre, approximately 200 km south of Paris.
Attached to the main house is the holiday cottage, Twiga House, which forms part of the property dating back to 1875. It has been renovated, keeping its authentic character intact. Romantic, atmospheric and rustic, it is spiced with African accents.

6-person holiday cottage Momella:
Momella House is barely a minute’s drive from Kimaro Farmhouse, located in the atmospheric shire, ‘Le Châtelet’. A romantic, character-filled cottage dating back to 1880, its interior is also stylish and rustic, with African accents.

It’s a picturesque spot with a lovely, spacious garden and a view of the gorgeous Burgundian hills - a view that might even convince you that you are no longer in France, but perhaps somewhere in the downs of East Africa.

Momella House has 3 bedrooms, a mezzanine, one bathroom with shower and toilet, a cosy country kitchen with a 4-burner ‘Lacanche’ stove, and an attractive living space with a dining area, lounge corner and a comfortable woodstove.

The ground floor bedroom has a romantic canopy bed with drapery. The second bedroom on the first floor is furnished, also with a canopy (double) bed, as well as two separate beds in the third bedroom. Bedding is available. There is room for 6 people, and an extra child’s bed can be set up if necessary, at no extra charge.

There is ample space in the garden for relaxation. On the covered outdoor terrace is a long table with comfortable canvas chairs - simply perfect to be used during a delicious open-air feast! Our large enclosed garden overlooking the lovely Burgundian hills basks in the sun all day long, and has a picnic table where you are sure to enjoy your delicious country-style breakfast.

4-person holiday cottage Twiga:
Twiga House has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a separate toilet, furnished kitchen, and a cosy living room with dining area and wood heater. The master bedroom contains a double bed, while the second bedroom has bunk beds. Bedding is provided. There is room for a maximum of 4 people, and an extra children’s cot can be provided at no extra charge.

We offer loads of room to relax. On your own terrace, in the orchard, in the farmyard, in the meadow or by our lake. The farmyard and the terrace are south-facing. The grapevines above the terrace provide shade on a hot summer’s day.

6-person luxury safari tent:
Scattered across our land you ́ll find several luxury safari tents. These stylish tents have been carefully finished with a wooden frame which creates an atmosphere and look reminiscent of the distant colonial past. Each safari tent is located in a stunning piece of meadow where you can enjoy optimal space and privacy. Our motto is to keep things to a small scale and to offer the highest quality.

From the tent you look out upon the beautiful rolling hills of Burgundy and enjoy the ultimate country life in a luxurious way. Experiencing a truly special holiday in the natural rhythm of the great outdoors.

Each tent is extremely spacious and beautifully furnished, peppered with hints of Africa. A romantic four-poster bed, a rustic built-in double bed and a set of bunk beds provide room for six people. Sleeping under canvas you can enjoy the nocturnal sounds of a rich diversity of animals, such as frogs, crickets and birds, including the characteristic hoot of the tawny owl, a permanent resident of Kimaro Farmhouse.

The luxury safari tent is equipped with a cosy country kitchen with a four-ring gas oven and a fridge-freezer. Cutlery, pots and pans, glasses, cups: it’s all there. The tent also has fixed lighting and a permanent electricity supply.

A long table with comfortable canvas chairs invites you to indulge in a culinary feast! Relax with a good book in the cosy snug in the tent or on the swinging couch on the veranda. The tent also has a separate inside toilet. And the romantic bath tub invites you to enjoy the perfect end to a wonderful day full of activities and relaxation.

During the cooler Spring and Autumn days the tent is gently warmed by a decorative gas stove which is a permanent fixture.

Experience this magnificent outdoor life in comfort and style, and find true rest and relaxation; alone, just the two of you, with the family, or with friends!


Address: 2, Routes des Pommiers, Les Bougauderies d'en Bas, 58350 Colméry, France
Zip/Postal Code: 58350
Latitude/Longitude: 47.34080813384374 / 3.281348243347111
Nearest bar4 km
Nearest restaurant15 km
Nearest supermarket13 km


Kimaro Farmhouse is situated amongst rolling meadows. In the morning you’ll be greeted by our ‘neighbours’, the Charolais cows, for which Burgundy is so famous.

From the property, you can take a sandy trail into a gigantic forest - perfect for a long walk, or mountain-bike ride.

Culturally, Burgundy is one of the most interesting regions of Europe and is the wine region of France. Aside from this, Burgundy offers one of France’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes, and where joy and tranquility are king.

The picturesque French villages, castles and landscapes in our immediate surroundings will truly delight you.


Property type
Holiday home
2 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
1 Bathroom(s)
Garden / Park
Holiday type
In the countryside
Romantic / Honeymoon
Wooded area
Private car park
Secure parking
Toys for kids
General facilities
Free Wifi
Indoor facilities
Coffee machine
Fully equipped kitchen
Hair dryer
Wood stove
Outdoor facilities
Farm animals
Garden furniture
Bath towels for rent
Child friendly
Final cleaning included
Linens provided
Tourist tax included
Local activities
Bird watching


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Check in: 17:00 / Check out: 10:00
Prices per night for Twiga House, our 4-person holiday cottage
Low season (October to April) € 68
Mid season (May, June and September) € 78
High season (July and August) € 98

Prices per night for our 6-person holiday cottage Momella
Low season (October to April) € 80
Mid season (May, June and September) € 90
High season (July and August) € 138

Prices per night for our 6-person luxury safari tent
Low season (October and April) € 80
Mid season (May, June and September) € 90
High season (July and August) € 138
Pet friendly: No
Smoke: No smoking inside
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Elderly or infirm accessable: Not suitable
Wheelchair friendly: No

By Danny Krul (NL)

Met ons gezin op vakantie geweest in begin van dit jaar. Het was een ervaring om nooit te vergeten. Vanuit onze drukke bestaan in het stadse en gedreven leven in Amsterdam werden we in de tijd terug gezet naar een omgeving waarin je leert genieten van rust en op een natuurlijke wijze energie krijgt. De omgeving is authentiek en doet vermoeden dat de tijd stil heeft gestaan. Genoeg bezienswaardigheden in de buurt en de gastheer en vrouw weten nagenoeg alles wat interessant is om te bezoeken of te gaan zien. Zo zijn we via hun in super leuke restaurantjes terecht gekomen, maar hebben ook heerlijk op de farmhouse gegeten. Onder het genot van een drankje vliegen de uren in de avond voorbij en is een week al snel te kort. Voor kinderen is het ook super. De tamme kippen voeren was dan ook voor hun een van de belangrijkste activiteiten van de dag. We gaan hier zeker terug naar toe.....

By Ellen Steijvers (NL)

We hebben ontzettend genoten van ons verblijf in Vakantiehuis Kimaro Farmhouse. Het is ontzettend mooi gelegen. Vooral de ontzettend grote vijver en de ruimte om de gite heen geeft een rustig en sfeervol gevoel. De gite zelf is ruim en gezellig ingericht. We hebben gezellig geborreld bij de open haard 's avonds. Heerlijk! De eigenaren hebben tips en adviezen gegeven over de omgeving en daardoor hebben we mooie uitstapjes gemaakt. Ook hebben ze wandel-, fiets- en motorroutes zodat je optimaal van de omgeving kan genieten. Ook de diners van de gastvrouw zijn een echte aanrader om bij te boeken. Wij komen zeker nog een keer terug.

By JG (NL)

Eigenaren zorgen voor een warm welkom. Ze hebben de gite met veel oog voor details ingericht. Ook zijn ze zeer behulpzaam en betrokken.

De kinderen hebben zich uitstekend geamuseerd met bezoekjes aan de kippen en het rapen van eieren. Het grasveld voor de gite biedt veel ruimte om te spelen.

Rondom het meer zijn diverse plekken om te zitten en te genieten.

Er is geen tv en dat is een pluspunt als je op vakantie bent.

De omgeving leent zich prima om te wandelen. Winkels en openluchtzwembad liggen op een kwartier rijden.

Een avond gebruik gemaakt van de table d'hotes en hier van genoten.

Een aanrader om tot rust te komen en zeker nog eens voor herhaling vatbaar.

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