Centrally located in quaint Meursault, we completely renovated our 200-year old Burgundian home to include all modern amenities: two master bedrooms and bathrooms, large comfortable living room, eating room & a kitchen with all modern appliances.
Just steps to the surrounding vineyards and the center of Meursault, Charmelieu (meaning charming place) is the ideal home while exploring Burgundy. This 200-year old former vineyard workers' house retains original features such as exposed wood beams, interior stone walls, oak and ceramic tile floors, and stone fireplaces. Completely gutted and renovated in 2005 and again updated in 2013, Charmelieu retains it's old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. Owners Michael and Christie Shaps offer insider tips and recommendations for restaurants and attractions, as well as private wine tours and tastings on request.
The house has a private walled-in courtyard, two large master bedrooms with private baths, a modern kitchen and large living area. The first master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a private alcove with a bunk bed (two twins). The loft master bedroom has a queen-size bed and two twin-size beds. Both master bathrooms have full-size showers (one with a bathtub and one with an oversized standing shower) and heated towel racks. There is a half bath and pullout couch in the living room. Central heating and air conditioning has been installed--with remote controls available throughout the house.
The kitchen has been completely renovated and modernized but retains its old-world charm with tile floors, stone walls and a stone fireplace. It includes all new appliances and a large monastery-style oak table.
The house is just a five minute walk to the center of Meursault, where a bakery, butcher, grocery, pharmacy, post office, bank, tourist center and several excellent restaurants are located. Every week the local market is held in the center of town. The town of Meursault and the surrounding vineyards can be explored by foot, while a bigger city, Beaune, is a ten minute drive away. There are numerous historic sites within an easy drive.
Guests have private access to: all rooms in the house, walled-in courtyard, laundry room; fully stocked kitchen. Access to winery and wine caves are locked unless tasting is set up.
Interaction with guests
Our winemaker Andrea Cibin will welcome guests and be available in an emergency. Guests can contact owners at any time during stay with questions or concerns.
Other things to note
April-October nightly rate is $295, weekly rate is $1750. November-March nightly rate is $250, weekly rate is $1500.
Maximum eight guests per stay (6 adults). All taxes are included. Additional fees include: $15/person linen fee and $75 cleaning fee. No smoking or pets allowed.
Charmelieu is a home-away-from-home for the Shaps family. The exposed beams and stone fireplaces add character, while the modern bathrooms and kitchen add convenience and comfort.
The Shaps' chose this property because Michael wanted to return to Burgundy where he studied winemaking. Meursault's reputation as a top wine producing village, and it's quintessential French charm made it the ideal place to renovate a house and winery.