This delightful 300 years old stone house set on the edge of Semur en Auxois overlooks a leafy green park to the front and the medieval ramparts to the rear.
Renovated in 2011 with all modern comfort, this house is gaz centrally heated. Patricia kept all original features. Stone walls and exposed beams give incredible charm to this maisonette overlooking the medieval turrets.
This house is perfect for 2 couples or a family with children.
This Baby friendly house is equipped with everything you need for very young babies. Security gate at top and bottom of stairs, highchair, travel cot, changing table, baby bath, children plates and cutlery, beakers and toys. One of the security gates is removable and can be fitted on the door leading to the garden if needed.
All children equipment, to the exception of changing table, is removed not to disturb the comfort of other guests without children.
On the ground floor, there is a very light and modern shower room with separate WC, an open plan living with a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dining table for 4-6 and comfortable sitting room leading to the garden and overlooking the ramparts - WiFi, TV, radio and games.
A hand crafted staircase leads upstairs to the two very comfortable bedrooms.
1 large double bedroom, with a mirrored wardrobe - hangers and drawers, desk and chair
1 smaller bedroom with either a twin or double bed option (on request), shelves, desk and chair.
An enclosed rose and wisteria garden compliments this picturesque setting. A herb garden is at your disposal for cooking.
You can enjoy the BBQ and candlelight dining under the stars. Table and chairs for 4, Charcoal BBQ and deck chairs.
Just a 5 min walk into the centre of Semur en Auxois, you can explore the medieval streets, enjoy the cafe culture, get the morning croissants from the Baker’s or enjoy the Wine Route.
What to do:
This medieval town is ideally set between Chablis to the North and Beaune & Dijon to the South, the local Vineyards of Auxois, historical sites are all within easy reach. The Jardin d'Roitelet really is the perfect location for the wine & food lover. (Ask Patricia about her cookery classes). You also have plenty of local walks for children and adults to discover the Flora and Fauna.
Cookery and French classes:
Patricia teaches French and English and if you want to improve your French whilst on holiday, then it is the place for you. Patricia will introduce you to the French culture, you can discover the area and improve your conversation in the evening. She now proposes cookery classes with a Chef. Don't hesitate, take this opportunity to discover Burgundy Cuisine, please look at her website and ask for a quote. She warmly welcomes you.
Perfect for 2 couples travelling together
Baby friendly house
Rose and wisteria garden
On wine route
French Conversation class
No need of a car
End of stay cleaning option
A car is not necessary but recommended. Bus services to and from Montbard TGV Train station, bus stop 20 meters from the house. Bus services to major surrounding towns.
Easy Access: By Air & Car
From Paris, Lyon and Geneva airports, you can rent a car; it is advisable to reserve a rental car before you leave for your holiday. Driving time varies will and depend on your arrival airport. Note: The house is only 12kms from the main Paris - Lyon motorway which will help reduce transfer time.
Dijon - 80km about 1 hour by car
Paris - 250km about 3 hours by car
Lyon - 230km about 2.5 hours by car
Montbard TGV Station. Montbard to Semur-en-Auxois is approximately 15 minutes drive.
Eurostar /TGV from London St Pancras via Lille to Montbard is about 5 hours - Direct TGV to/from Roissy Charles de Gaulle (Paris) airport to Montbard is just 1 hour 20 minutes.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day holiday in Semur en Auxois. What a delightful medieval town, looking like a fairy tale, it oozes French charm. The perfect base to enjoy the many enjoyable attractions in the area.
Patricia, owner of the property, is kind and helpful, speaks perfect English, which helped to make our stay memorable.
Semur has all the shops you could wish for, including a market on Sundays. Its charm, however, is in many medieval buildings and the lovely river that runs through the town.
On our first evening walk to the town, we were delighted to hear a nightingale right near the cottage. The perfect start to the perfect holiday...
Hello, my name is Patricia. I lived abroad most of my life, USA, Portugal... and I spend 12 years in the UK. I worked in Sales and Marketing in the IT Industry and I now teach English and French. I moved to Burgundy in 2010 and renovated 2 gites, I am also the founder of 123lang.com.
I fell in love with Semur as a child, the house was a family property. I decided to renovate it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
This property is ideal for families with children or two couples. If you want to have a joint holiday with another couple or grand parents but want to keep your independance, then you can also hire property 1405348.
Discover 'La Bourgogne' whilst relaxing in this quiet house.
Explore an area full of history, visit the Abbey de Fontenay (Unesco monument), the Château de Bussy Rabutin, tour the Vineyards , cycle or cruise the renowned canal of Burgundy or follow the footsteps of the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims to Vezelay .
Semur en Auxois is surrounded by very lush and green countryside and is close to the Morvan National Park and therefore is ideal for travellers longing to step into history, gastronomy or wine tasting.
Activities: Many activities such as cruising the canal, cycling (bicycle rental), hiking in the beautiful countryside, swimming in the beautiful Lac de Pont or others are available. Great Swimming Activity Center in Montbard for children and adults.
The medieval town of Semur en Auxois hosts every year a renowned medieval festival not to be missed (end of May)
Get dressed for 2 days as a medieval character, costumes to be hired from Tourist board.
Semur is also renowned for painters, many painters come to Semur and love painting on the river banks and catch a glimpse of this quiet river l’Armancon.
Summer Music Festival in Semur's famous church or neaby places.
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1 May 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
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