Set on the banks of the River Seine in France, is the small village of Etrochey. Its rural location is perfect if you are looking to take a vacation away from the madding crowds. As this is a small village, accommodation is of a more personal nature, and so a holiday rental cottage in Etrochey would be the natural choice. Furnished and decorated with a personal touch, it is more a home away from home, which is something a hotel room can never be. Self catering accommodation in Etrochey enables you to enjoy your holiday at your own pace, although it must be mentioned, that the use of a vehicle would be greatly beneficial during your stay.
As your holiday rental cottage in Etrochey is very close to the River Seine, it will play an important part in many of the activities that you might like to pursue. Freshwater fishing, canoeing, boat rides and even jet skiing are possible on the waters. With a bicycle, you could tour inland through the countryside along roads which wind between small villages and vineyards. There are also two nearby forests where many a pleasant walk can be enjoyed.
There are many places that you can visit during your holiday in Etrochey, both near and far. Chatillon sur Seine is just 4 kilometres away, and as well as having amenities perhaps lacking in Etrochey, also boasts a nice chateau. There is another castle 30 km away at Ancy le Franc. The Burgundy region is world famous for its wines, and it goes without saying that there are many vineyard tours available. You can find out more about the wine making process and even buy a bottle or two to be enjoyed later at your holiday rental cottage in Etrochey.
The weather in this part of Burgundy can be a little unusual. During the Summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 30 degrees Celsius, especially during August. Rainfall at this time is minimal. Come the harvest season for grapes in September though, and things can change. The region can experience storms and the occasional frosts. It can also go to the other extreme, and an Indian Summer will make the temperatures rise once more. The Winters can be cold, with frosts commonplace overnight.
In terms of travel to your self catering accommodation in Etrochey, you could choose between driving and flying from the UK. Driving over does add slightly more time to your overall travel time, but does give you access to a car during your vacation. The best port would be Calais, or to use The Chunnel. The second option of flying would probably entail you arriving into Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris (CDG). This is a major international airport with many flights coming and going. One example is British Airways who fly out of London Heathrow (LHR).