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Eleanor

Speaks english, french
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Eleanor

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

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

You may want to enjoy a peaceful, bucolic setting, yet also experience bustling French village life. At our place you can do both! Our house is a charming abode at the foot of a medieval Burgundy village, yet with its own large private garden including fruit trees – pear, quince and cherry – and a giant chestnut tree nestling a treehouse.

Our secluded patio is perfect for dining and drinks on a mild evening or coffee on a sunny morning. The tall, natural granite stone wall behind you ensures privacy. In front of you is the most stunning of views. Gaze up at the 14th century church and the ramparts and towers of the fortified château.

A stone staircase leads down to the large garden from the private stone terrace. On particularly warm and long summer nights, we like to dine in the yard on the picnic table under the chestnut tree. Here you feel like you're lost in the countryside, listening to the birds chirping and the babbling of the Armancon river, which runs alongside the garden.

But no problem if you want to take a village stroll after dinner! Just cross the tiny stone bridge beside the house, walk up the winding staircase through the ramparts and you're in the heart of the old town.

In Semur en Auxois you will find a cobblestone pedestrian street with shops, old homes, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and the church. It is one of Burgundy's prettiest and liveliest little villages.

If you'd like to do some driving, the whole area is bursting with other charming stone villages and monasteries. And of course the countryside – rolling hills with grazing horses, cows and sheep – is sublime.

And we haven't even mentioned the vineyards! You are about 40 minutes from La Route des Grands Crus, featuring some of the world's finest wines.

There are also bicycles in the cellar or you can take walks through the woods and fields. Le Lac de Pont, a beautiful lake, is 3km away if you want to go for a swim.

It is the perfect vacation place to get away from it all. There is simply nothing like this in America!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Eleanor

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks english, french
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We are a group of three Americans (brother-sister) and a third partner who love France and wanted to have a pied a terre in the hexagon, as the French call their country. We rent our cottage to help recup some costs, but it is not a profit-making venture. We enjoy going there ourselves. Two of the partners live in the US (Washington, DC and New York City), and the third in Paris, where she closely supervises rentals and is there to help visitors.

Eleanor purchased this cottage in 2004

The lovely town of Semur en Auxois is a treasure, and our cottage was just the perfect place to nestle down and enjoy life in this village. We were lucky to find it. Many people were interested in this house, but we snapped it up quickly! The cherry on the cake is our wonderful gardens and outside patio. We have privacy, a stunning view and a place to lay in the grass in the summertime!

You can either sink into real French life, or visit amazing, historical sites like a tourist. And of course we love the stunning food and wine!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 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 cottage rental in Semur en Auxois, France

'La Maison Secrete'
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
business
'La Maison Secrete'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p164198vbi
+33 (0) 626326084
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Chico
5

Cozy and Historic Charmer

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
This very comfortable and well equipped house makes a wonderful base to explore Burgundy by car or bus, while fully taking in the charm of Semur en Auxois. Our favorite memories are of time spent on the terrace, enjoying the beautiful view of the medieval city. Bikes included, and lovely lake is 3 kms away. Pictures accurately reflect the atmosphere of the house. Owner extremely helpful. Would definitely return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'La Maison Secrete'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p164198vbi
+33 (0) 626326084
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
United States
5

Family of 5 - kids' ages 22, 19 and 13

Family of 5 - kids' ages 22, 19 and 13
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
The cottage easily slept 5, and was within walking distances of all amenities in town, from small market to larger grocery store, restaurant, gourmet shop, butcher, etc. We easily accessed the TGV to Paris for a day trip, and enjoyed exploring outlying areas within an hour by car. We perused the village continuously...which was very fun, and interesting, and made for a completely un-touristy experience. We felt at home in the cottage and were grateful to experience Semur-en-Auxois. We toured many recommended sites beyond the village, and rafted on the Cure river, hiked a bit in some wooded preserve area, too. Many, many activities to pursue. We'll be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
'La Maison Secrete'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p164198vbi
+33 (0) 626326084
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Canada
5

great location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
This house exceeded expectations. Lots of sleeping space for our family of 5 - children aged 14, 12 and 8 - 2 bathrooms, well stocked kitchen for eating in, beautiful views from the patio and every window, large yard for the kids to play in, and great location for walking around town. We would love to come back for a longer stay!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

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Ancient Gallo Roman ruins and battlefields, including Alesia, where Julius Caesar conquered the Gauls.

Wine tasting and tours

Medieval Religious sites like Vezelay, Abbay Fontney and Cluny

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Availability & Rates

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

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Base Rate
€150
€980
€3,600
3 nights
 
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (2) Each sleeping room has a separate full size bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed located in upstairs loft with fireplace., Baby Cribs (1) Baby bed available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New convertable bed (very comfortable) is located in upstairs loft.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • golf
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Cottage has a stunning view of a 13th century church and medieval ramparts and towers.
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