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EXPERIENCE THE DELIGHTS OF BURGUNDY IN THIS FABULOUS FARMHOUSE

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Katherine Frelon

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXPERIENCE THE DELIGHTS OF BURGUNDY IN THIS FABULOUS FARMHOUSE

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Semur en Auxois - 'La Ferme de La Lochere'

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Beautiful Burgundy

Explore the Delights of this Extrodinary Region of France whilst relaxing in our Newly Renovated 420m² Farmhouse.

La Cote D'Or - The Golden Coast, Kingdom of the Dukes of Burgundy - A patchwork of Landscapes, Valleys, Rivers, Canals & Vineyards.

Situated in the heart of Burgundy, where magnificent Vineyards and Majestic Towns surround you, this spacious property is ideally placed within easy reach of these famous attractions, rich in French History and tradition.

Access could not be easier, only 15 mins from the Motorway A6, exit Bierre les Semur. 1hr from Paris, and the airports, 2 hrs from Lille, fantastic as a base if you want to do a long weekend to London whilst you are relaxing in Burgundy!! The owner commutes several times a month via Lille and it only takes 5hrs! Fantastic!

Marigny le Cahouet where the property can be found is a charming typical sleepy French Village, with a Bar, Bread Shop, Provisions Shop, small traditional school, Marie & Post Office.

Meandering its way along is the stunning Burgundy Canal, ever changing with the seasons, it is just lovely to jog, stroll, cycle or cruise the waterways taking in the magnificent scenery. Stunning at all times of year, with Summer sun blazing across the forests, and the Fall leaves that glow with glorious fiery reds and oranges. The owners have more than enough experience to take you cruising as part of your holiday, as both of them have worked for a considerable tile on the Burgundy Canals as a Chef & Pilot for an American Company featured in the New York Times.

Just 10 mins away is the Medieval Town of Semur en Auxois, uncontested, one of the most picturesque towns in France today. The majority of this historical town remains intact and throughout the year events are taking place, which involves the participation of the entire population. IA site definitely NOT to miss! Medieval dress, fireworks nocturnal tours with lanterns,weeklong festivals, fairs, are just a few events taking place.

All modern amenities are available here. Banks, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Doctors, Garages, etc.

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is also close by, where the famous film, 'Chocolat,' was filmed. A gorgeous village on top of a hill surrounded by walls. Well worth a visit.

Alesia, the famous site where Caesar and the Gaul, Vercingetorix fought their bloody battle is a must for all budding young warriors who want to re-enact one of Frances most famous Legends!

Just a little further a field the famous Wines of Burgundy can be found. Its celebrated Crus are around every corner!

We can arrange private visits.

La Ferme de La Lochere is situated next to a trickling stream, which bares the same name. With a view overlooking its famous medieval bridge, and rolling countryside to the top of the valley. It's a glorious way to meet the day.

This renovated, and lovingly restored 200 year old property was once part of the Chateau de Marigny, just a stones throw away surrounded by its moat ans still lived in by private owners.

The owners have used their 17 years of experience in restoring old buildings to provide you with a spacious and comfortable setting to enjoy your holiday. Giving you all the conveniences of modern living whilst preciously guarding the heart and character of this gorgeous building with its arched windows and pigeon towers.

When you arrive at, 'La Ferme de la Lochere,' you will immediately notice the vast doors of which there are three. Handmade in oak by local craftsman they stretch upwards of 3m high by 4m wide, they cast brilliant sunlight into the ground floor which is just over 200m², paved in flagstones, with a majestic stone staircase sweeping up to the 1st floor.

The entrance hall is spacious and rises up to the eves, which is lit by 2 impressive Moroccan Lanterns over 1m tall.

Following through past the stone staircase, which is situated on your left, you will be taken round, and into the vast sitting room with its handsome fireplace and large, really squishy sofas, heaven at all times of year!

There is a very practical hand carved oak table big enough to seat all guests and children.

Again there are 3 Morrocan Lanterns to bath the whole area in soft coloured light rising to the roof.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped, as the owner is a professional Chef, (she is available for cooking demonstrations and can provide meals, - she link to website for details). Full of everything you will ever need with a professional cooker for those who wish to practise being the next Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver!

From the sitting room, dining room you will be led out through the arched oak doors into a flowering garden. Stylish garden furniture, BBQ and children's play area are provided.

The 1st of 5 bedrooms can be found on the Ground Floor, 30m² in size with its own bathroom. For those not wishes to climb stairs it's ideal! Tastefully furnished light and airy is the aim for this and all the other bedrooms, which are the same size and bigger!

Going up to the 2nd floor will lead you to a large mezzanine area, which we can adapt to sleep 2 children by prior arrangement.

To the right are 2 bedrooms leading off the mezzanine. Both with bathrooms and lots of space.

The 3rd & 4th bedrooms can be found to the left of the mezzanine.

A small walkway will take you down to the gallery looking over the sitting room, dining room and the bedroom doors lead off to the right and left of that.

Both bedrooms are large and can sleep up to 3 people, (family room), + cots

The bathrooms are spacious, and the one to the right has a bath as well as a shower.

Coming back to the ground floor and turning in the opposite direction to the sitting room, a passageway will take you to the 2nd garden, where the heated pool is to be found.

Compliant with all French Pool Regulations and surrounded by a natural stone wall, it's the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine!

Keywords: Fabulous Farmhouse

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible

Katherine Frelon

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Since before I can remember I dreamt of creating beautiful homes and invitng others to enjoy them and to share my love of France. Having spent my childhood years on holidays in the South, taking in the taste, smell and colours of all the produce in the markets, (but to young to enjoy the wine!), it influenced my decision to leave England when I was just 22 and set out on an adventure that I would not come back from. Meeting up and marrying Yannick whom I met in a local village not a thousand miles away from, 'Le Four a Pain,' we began our first building project.

Building and restoring, ‘Le Four a Pain,’ whetted our appetites for repeating similar projects in different areas of France, and finally come to rest in Burgundy where I had been working as a successful Chef for the American/French Barging Company.

Together, we found, ‘La Ferme de la Lochere,’ where we could finally have our own home and bring up our now expanding family and also run the new business of Specialised Gastronomic Vacations, private Gites, Bed & Breakfast & Wedding Planner.

I still commute from the local train station on the TGV to Lille and then Lille to London on Eurostar regularly as I have a very successful company as a chef for private clients.

It's been such a success that I have been included in the BBC Good Food magazine, provided Special Occasion Recipes in the newspapers, and was paramount in setting up the ready made farm meals for her local farm shop, ‘Foxbury Farms,’ who have since gone on to win many awards and have been featured in Country Living and after a successful screen test with the TV Cookery Channel, you never know - watch this space!

Katherine Frelon purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Suggested Visits & In House Activities

A Guided visit in Flavigny.

Flavigny Vineyard started 12 years ago and is now beginning to produce a very healthy variety of excellent wines and the staff are full of enthusiasm and provide a complex and interesting look in the way wine is produced

Half Day Wine Tasting in Chablis

A wonderful way to enjoy the best of the Chablis Vineyards.

Full Day in Cote de Nuits & Cote de Beaune - Best Seller

Starting ion the Cote de Nuits and ending in the Cote de Beaune with transport and lunch included.

Private Wine-Tasting

With a Wine expert who can offer a wonderful insight into the Wines of Burgundy

Hands-On Cookery Experience With Market Trip - Best seller

Exhilarating market visit then returning to house for a market lunch. Then a hands on culinary experience where you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and work with fresh, fragrant ingredients.

Hands-On Cookery Experience - Best Seller

A mornings demonstration & hands-on participation to prepare a simple but delicious al fresco lunch or supper will be enjoyed by all with a glass of crisp chilled Rosé

Aprons, recipes and notes will be provided and of course we will be eating your hard work at the end!

NEW for 2010 Bread Making has just been added to our list of activities.

The infamous local Baker, Fred will be teaching how to make croissant!

Bespoke Cycling Tours - A Huge Hit in 2010

Experience the Burgundy countryside from the saddle! Enjoy a gourmet picnic looking out over the vineyards accompanied by 2 of Burgundies most experienced cycle guides.

This tailor made ½ or whole days cycling includes bike, helmets, snacks, drinks and picnic.

NEW for 2010 Golf at Chateau de Chailly

Set in the rolling Burgundy Countryside this spectacular Chateau boasts a well kept 18 hole

Golf Course.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday farmhouse rental in Semur en Auxois, France

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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews
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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p142031vb
+33 672865609
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
United States
5

TRULY THE BEST OF BURGUNDY

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
After an exhaustive search of available properties in Burgundy, suitable for 4 couples traveling together, all wishing to have their own en-suite bedrooms/bathrooms, to be within walking distance of a patisserie for the mandatory morning croissant, and to be within easy driving distance of Dijon, Beaune and regional sights, we booked this truly fabulous farmhouse. We were not disappointed! Each and every requirement on our “wish list” for the perfect rental was not only met, but exceeded our expectations. This old farmhouse was wonderfully, carefully and exquisitely restored to the highest standards of comfort, convenience and luxury. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. The professional kitchen begs to be used for preparing simple breakfasts and Burgundian dinners. The close proximity to a myriad of regional attractions made our daily outings easy on our drivers. We ran out of time before we ran out of places to visit: e.g., beautiful Semur-en-Auxois, a short 10-minute drive; Dijon and Beaune, 45 minutes away; Fonteney Abbey, followed by wine tasting at Vignoble de Flavigny-Alesia – perfect day! Don’t miss the Sunday lunch at the Grange in Flavigny (where the movie ‘Chocolate’ was filmed). The gastronomic highlight of our stay was the fabulous dinner prepared by the homeowner, Katherine (with the help of her sweet daughter!) – the best meal of our entire trip! Katherine was so helpful in planning our visit and always available during our stay. We have rented other homes in France and Italy, and this was, by far, the best!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to know that our guests are happy during their stay.
I'm so pleased to hear the feedback as of course without it we can't improve.
I love being able to recommend places to visit, restaurants to try as guide books, whilst good, don't know about the little details, the amusing wine guide the querky bakers, the eccentric brocante lady! It all adds to the fun and makes my guests stay even more special.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p142031vb
+33 672865609
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Hinsdale, Illinois
5

Burgundy's BEST

Burgundy's BEST
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
We have rented many properties in France and Italy but this "Fabulous Farmhouse" was truly fabulous. We were three couples from the US enjoying a spring week in Burgundy and found that this home was a perfect location for seeing the Burgundy sites. Returning home from markets each day to the fully equiped kitchen made our evenings on the patio magical. The descriptions and photos do not completely illustrate how clean, convenient and well appointed we found the home. Each morning a short walk to the bakery for coissants and bread was a treat. Our favorite day was the walk along the nearby Burgundy canal with a picnic lunch alongside. Owners were delightful and very helpful with travel suggestions. We were six adults, but there was so much room and privacy that there was room for more. Can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p142031vb
+33 672865609
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Paris
5

50th Celebration Rocks!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
My wife & I are U.S. expats living in Paris and we recently celebrated my wifes's 50th birthday at the Fabulous Farmhouse with friends. This place is perfect for a celebration! We had friends come from Paris & London and they all raved about the place. Catherine cooked the first 2 nights & she is a magnificant cook & host. The FF is located 5 minutes walk from the burgundy canal where everyone ran or biked every day - there is a dirt path along the entire canal. We even biked to other local towns along the canal for beers. The kitchen is tops - there is nothing you will need if you want to cook yourself and the grill was used almost every day. The bedrooms are almost all identical so no need to fight over them - very roomy with comfortable beds and new bathrooms. Catherines' husband Yannick took great care of us ensuring that the pool was always ready for use, the lounge chairs had their cushions, etc. Everyone went home knowing the the bar has been raised for 50th celebrations.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p142031vb
+33 672865609
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Benicia, Ca. USA
4

Beautiful Home and Location

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
Our family included 6 adults and 2 children, ages 3 and 1, and the house was quite spacious for us all. The tiny road outside was great for small children to walk and play with supervision--they loved the little stream! The owners were very nice and accomodating. Katherine made us a wonderful dinner one night and made us a reservation on our last night at a 3-star Michelin restaurant that certainly gave us an incredible ending for our trip. She also arranged a babysitter for us. The many villages surrounding the area are all very picturesque and fun to visit while you're there.
One word of caution might be to be sure to arrive early enough to go back out to the store for privisions as they all close by 7:15 p.m. (don't forget toilet paper and soap!).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p142031vb
+33 672865609
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Owner Submitted Review
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  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
Many thanks to Yannick, Katherine, Charlie and Matilda and congratulations on an amazing development
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
La Ferme de la Lochere

Suggested Visits & In House Activitie

We have lots of exciting offers and visits to shar with you

visit our website www.frelonsfabulousfrance.com where you can explore all the options. click on Burgundy then The Majestic Ferme de la Lochere, and scroll down to the pool photo

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Semur en Auxois, Montbard area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
shoulder
5 Apr 2014 - 13 Jun 2014
€2,320
7 nights
 
 
pre high
14 Jun 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
€2,755
7 nights
 
 
premium
19 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
€3,244
7 nights
 
 
shoulder
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
€2,320
7 nights
 
 
value
27 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
€2,039
7 nights
 
 
premium
20 Dec - 3 Jan
€3,150
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€3,244
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Please don't hesitate to contact the owner as there may be a discount available.
Credit Card details will be kept on file until the week after departure. Any damage or Breakages will be charged. Signing the Booking Conditions prior to arrival will mean that you have agreed to these terms.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Semur en Auxois in Montbard area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • red room en suite - toilet , shower
    blue room ground level bedroom - toilet , shower
    grey room en suite - toilet , shower
    mauve room en suite - toilet , tub , shower
    pink room en suite - toilet , shower
  • all bathrooms are very spacious, showers are 1m20 walk in with glass wall. Large sink and plenty of room to arrange cosmetics and toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The red and gold room en suite - 1 king , This is a Super King bed but can also be 2 large twins
    The grey room en suite - 1 king , This is a Super King bed but can also be 2 large twins
    The Pink room en suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Bed is Super King or 2 large twin plus extra large single
    Mauve room ensuite with shower and bath - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , This is a Super King or 2 large twin plus extra large twin
    Blue Room ground floor level en suite - 1 king , This bedroom has a Super King Bed or it can be 2 large twins
    babies and toddlers - 3 baby crib , We have 3 bay cribs, provided with or without linen
  • King size beds (5) Our Super King Size Beds are 180cm - 200cm. Excellent quality, Hotel Beds made by a local company of bed makers. They can also be seperated into single beds if needed., Twin or Single Beds (9) All of our King Size Beds can be made into Singles making 10 + 2 additional beds in 2 of the bedrooms, Child Beds (2) In 2 of the bedrooms there are additional beds that are 90cm - 200cm, Baby Cribs (3) These are suitable for Babies & Toddlers and come with linen.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • fishing
Notes:
We offer 3 cots/cribs for babies and toddlers, 3 highchairs, & 2 booster seats. We can provide Breakfast by Prior Arrangement. We also cater for Bed & Breakfast We can provide extra accommodation in the village by prior arrangement, ideal if you should want to hold your own Wedding here or Seminar!
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