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RIVER RETREAT W/ LARGE GARDEN PATIO, STEPS TO TOWN CENTER, RIVERSIDE TOWER VIEWS

Ken and Sarah

Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RIVER RETREAT W/ LARGE GARDEN PATIO, STEPS TO TOWN CENTER, RIVERSIDE TOWER VIEWS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Semur en Auxois

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Stay in the most beautiful (and most photographed) spot in the charming, warm, medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois! An artist's paradise!

This lovely recently restored house with a large riverside garden, patio, orchard and vineyard awaits you. On the banks of the gently flowing River Armançon with views of the cathedral, castle towers, and ancient bridge, the house is just a stroll away from the town center.

The location offers convenience, privacy, and off-street parking.

Walk up the gently winding stairs around an ancient Burgundy tower for your morning baguette or croissant, or watch the town wake up from your table in a friendly café as you sip your first espresso.

This enchanting little town of 5,000 is both vibrant and relaxing, an undiscovered treasure. Host a garden party or just relax in our large patio with stunning panoramic views, sample grapes from our organic vineyard, or pick apples, cherries, pears, plums, strawberries, and flowers to your heart's delight.

Offering tranquil relaxation an hour from Paris by TGV train and minutes from the cobblestone walkways of the town center, the location is ideal for your next romantic or family getaway.

You can explore the lively Burgundy region on day trips by bicycle or car, go wine tasting, hop on a fast train to Paris or Euro Disney for the kids. There is a fresh water lake 3 km away for swimming and boating. There is bike rental shop in Dijon that will deliver rental bikes to the house and a rental car can be delivered to the Montbard train station for your pick up and return.

Your home away from home is elegantly decorated to create a warm, comfortable stay. Perfect for small families or two couples traveling together. The house comfortably sleeps 4 - 5, with two large bedrooms plus a sleeping loft. There are new appliances, washer and dryer, and modern comforts throughout, including towel warmer in the bathroom.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ken and Sarah (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks English, French

About Ken and Sarah

We fell in love with Semur-en-Axois and travel there several times a year.

We enjoy biking, hiking, gardening, wine tasting, wine making, fine dining, learning the French language, and experiencing the French lifestyle.

We started Share Maison in order to share this magical place with others through fractional ownership.

We have found that by returning to the same beautiful location during different seasons builds more vivid memories from which we are nurtured during our busy city lives the rest of the year.

We are proud to have restored and preserved this historic property.

Ken and Sarah purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Ken and Sarah chose Semur en Auxois

We have traveled the world, and when we stumbled upon this hidden treasure we had to be part of it.

The town is about an hour east of Paris, smack dab in the middle of the Burgundy wine and cheese making region.

The house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac that offers both peaceful tranquility and easy access to the town center.

The entire town is an historic monument status and yet still retains a vibrant local culture with modern amenities and restaurants open all year.

Once you visit this enchanting, tranquil, and friendly town, you will understand how we feel.

What makes this cottage unique

This house has both the feel of a French country farmhouse and pied-a-terre in town.

The views from our property are some of the most photographed scenes in all of Burgundy. The visual beauty is inexhaustible!

A few steps along the river brings you to our cloistered vineyard, fruit orchard and garden, where you can enjoy quiet meals from our patio with stunning tower views.

During the summer months, there are weekly festivals in town as well as wine events at local wineries in the fall. The town has an historic Italianate Theatre, which hosts musical concerts and other events throughout the year.

The town is well situated for wine and cheese tasting day trips, and there is huge freshwater lake nearby for swimming and boating.

You may want to hang out in the local cafe in town and soak up the ambiance of the local culture, take in a current run film at the local movie art house, or rent bikes to explore ancient ruins and ride along the famous canals of Burgundy at Motbard. During the summer months, there is even a bike rental shop that will deliver your bike to our doorstep!

The Abby of Fontenay, also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the entire town of Semur, is just a 30 minute car ride though the lush, rolling farmlands surrounding the area.

Whatever your unique taste, this town has much to offer.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p147605vb
-(415) 864-9777 (California, USA)
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Oregon, USA
5

Comfortable and convenient base for the Cote d'Or

Comfortable and convenient base for the Cote d'Or
  • 5 out of 5
We've stayed here twice in the past couple of years, and look forward to returning. Sarah and Ken have created a comfortable home away from home for people who want to enjoy Semur and the wider experience of Bourgogne.

Semur is an amazing example of a well preserved medieval city. It's small enough that you can cover it on foot easily, but big enough to have a selection of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, wine shops and even a supermarket. There is a lot to explore.

From this location, it's an easy drive or bus/train to Dijon, Beaune and Paris. There are lots of interesting small towns in the region just a few minutes away by car. The house contains a collection of travel information in several languages. WiFi makes it easy to do internet research as necessary.

The house is equipped with everything you need for a short or long stay. It's well located for easy access to town. Having access to the private garden and courtyard is an extra plus in the summer for those who like to dine outside. I recommend it heartily.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p147605vb
-(415) 864-9777 (California, USA)
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Germany
5

atmospheric cottage with fantastic view

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage has a very home-like atmosphere and is full of antiques and personal touches. everything you could need was provided. We loved the view from the dining table and the front bedroom, and also the bbq in the orchard around the corner. There are lovely river walks from the front door for a relaxing evening. The area has a lot to offer: chateaux, villages, vineyards - we easily occupied a week. We would return again. Ken and Sarah are very easy and friendly owners.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p147605vb
-(415) 864-9777 (California, USA)
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Janesville, WI, USA
5

The Sweet Life in Semur

  • 5 out of 5
This was a trip with my daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and wife to renew our French experiences before another grandchild was added. We spent 3 days in Paris which was wonderful but wanted to experience the slower pace of a small village.
We were in the house in Semur about 3 minutes and my son-in-law questioned why we had spent any time in Paris. The rental was so inviting and engaging we had to pinch ourselves that we were not in a dream. This was all we could have hoped for and more. Every comfort and amenity was met. The house was clean, the beds comfortable, the village within a 5 minute walk. The owners were very accommodating of our 2 1/2 yr. old granddaughter with her sleeping arrangements. We truly felt we had stumbled on jewel. It felt like "home".
All of this is in addition to the friendliness of the neighbors and the acceptance of the villagers. Our time was truly a "moment of happiness".
  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p147605vb
-(415) 864-9777 (California, USA)
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Danville CA USA
5

Wonderful completion to a French holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at the cottage the last 5 nights of a month-long French holiday. The place was perfect for us, quiet, relaxing, beautifully furnished and in a magical setting along the river beneath the village towers. The owners also have quite the library of travel information as well as classics. It was great to just sit with the shutters open listening to a storm rumble through reading a book in the heart of Burgund while enjoying the nice gift basket left for us at our arrival. Life does not get much better than that,

The cottage was a little hard to find at first but only because I did not pay careful enough attention to the directions. Once we were situated it provided remarkable easy access to the village (albeit up 142 steps - good excersize) as well as the surrounding French countryside.

Arrangements were handled by professionally dispite the many changes in schedule that we initiated due to our changing travel plans

Would love to stay here again if our travels take us to this lovely area or Burgundy in the future.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p147605vb
-(415) 864-9777 (California, USA)
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
5

Perfect location in a beautiful medieval village

  • 5 out of 5
We have visited Semur-en-Auxois a number of times on day trips over the past 12 years. In 2012 we wanted to find a cottage so we could stay for a week. We chose this property for its close location to Pont Pinard and the amazing views of the town in this area. We are a family 3 adults and 1 young child and were very satisified - from the location to comfort and the range of facilities available. The charming adjacent orchard and vineyard were a bonus and a great place to enjoy leisurely time outdoors in a private setting. Just a short walk over Pont Pinard to the steps leading to the upper town. We would happily stay here again. Semur-en-Auxois is still one of our favourite towns in France.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
River Retreat w/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p147605vb
-(415) 864-9777 (California, USA)
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Newcastle NSW, Australia
5

A Great Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
This is very nice accommodation and it exceeded our expectations. We had a fabulous week exploring, cooking, eating out and relaxing by the river bank next to the accommodation with the ducks each sundown, sharing our bread and cheese. There is nothing the accommodation lacked and all things it supported, were well supported. Local information, radio and TV, well utensiled kitchen, bath, laundry, garage - everything was fabulous. The neighbours are nice. Locally there are many restaurants to choose from and the small walk to and from the restaurants is just adequate to walk off dinner each night. You need a car in Burgundy as there is so much to do. There are just so many activities to balance out a relaxing visit. Cycle the canals, markets at nearby towns most days historical visits like Vezelay, the lovely Dijon old town and markets and then there's even a winery or two.
  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Weekly summer festivals in town, local historical sites, Chateaus, flea markets each weekend, weekly farmer's market year-round, and wine tasting events nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,090
for 7 nights
€1,090
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€890
for 7 nights
€890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €95
Refundable Damage Deposit €350
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50% rental fee and signed contract to confirm reservation. Balance of rental fee, including refundable Security Deposit due one month prior to stay. Use any major credit card via PayPal from our website: http://www.burgundyvacationrental.net/paynow.html
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , plus sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Plus sink
  • Shower stall with separate soak tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1) There is a single bed in a sleeping loft at the top of the stairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-bed in Master Bedroom for Small Child
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Enjoy the awesome panoramic view from the patio of our tranquil, large, private, walled, riverside garden with a vineyard and orchard just a short stroll (65 paces) from the house along the river Help yourself to our apples, plums, pears, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, and Gamay wine grapes or fresh cut flowers for your table.
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