Our lovingly restored and equipped 'maison de village' in the heart of the Burgundian wine region is the ideal sabbatical hideaway for a couple who love cycling, barging, fresh produce markets, chateaux and the finest wines in the world!
- Ideal for a couple on sabbatical.
- Min 5 night stay
- 4 bicycles are at your disposal
- Perfect base from which to explore Burgundy.
- Close to Dijon and the famous wine town of Beaune.
- 1 hour 20 min by train from Paris to closest TGV station (Le Creusot).
- A “foodie’s delight" with lots of fresh produce market towns nearby.
- Very popular region for cycling - there are brilliant cycle paths everywhere.
- Wine lovers will be in heaven - famous wine towns within 1O mins drive include Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet.
The house is a semi-detached 'maison du village'. There are 2 double bedrooms upstairs. MOST ideal for a couple with visiting friends. The upstairs bathroom has an amazing shower room with a view and a loo. The downstairs bathroom has a bath and there is a separate loo. The staircase is steepish. Only fine for an elderly person if he/she is fit. There is a large-ish living room / salon with dining table, satellite TV, fireplace and a wide couch for after lunch snoozes. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. There is a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
There is walled in garden with a gazebo for long summer lunches and a terrace. There are no views of the vineyards from the terrace and garden, but you are in the heart of picturesque Burgundian countryside as soon as you step out of the front door!
Interaction with guests
We do not live in the area but are an sms away and have an amazing English speaking neighbour
Other things to note
ACCESS: It is in a narrow street or "passage". NB that you rent a small / medium sized car as the street is quite narrow! There is no parking on the property. Guests need to be happy to park on the 'place' which is about 100m walk away.
WIFI : While there is technically Wifi access, the connection is not reliable and you have to sit in one area of the house.
HEATING: If your stay is in the cooler autumn and cold winter months, we need to charge a supplement for the central heating.
- If you use the bicycles, please leave in good state.
- We ask that you try not to waste precious water.
- If you want the central heating switched on, we need to charge a 10 euro per day supplement.
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