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2014 DISCOUNTS! COZY RIVERFRONT HOUSE WITH VIEWS IN CHARMING MEDIEVAL TOWN

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2014 DISCOUNTS! COZY RIVERFRONT HOUSE WITH VIEWS IN CHARMING MEDIEVAL TOWN

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

~~** SPECIAL OFFER: We are offering a €125 discount for full week bookings in May 2014! **~~

Come Experience Burgundy! Immerse yourself in the warmth and charm of this beautiful region of France. Our vacation rental is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom house/cottage in the beautiful Medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, just an hour's train ride from Paris. The house is perfect for a small family or two couples traveling together. It has been recently renovated in a French country style, has spectacular views of the town ramparts, and is located on the north bank of the river Armancon, which winds its way through Semur.

Semur-en-Auxois is simultaneously a modern, thriving community and a friendly, welcoming town steeped in history and culture. The house is located just a few minutes' walk from the center of town, yet its location is also private and tranquil.

The house has two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. One bedroom is upstairs, with a stunning view of the ramparts, and one is downstairs at river level, with its own private entrance. The upper bedroom has wood floors, vaulted ceilings, a queen-sized bed, two seating areas, a private bathroom with shower, and a private balcony. The lower bedroom has two twin beds that can be brought together to form a king-sized bed, as well as a private bathroom with a shower. The lower bedroom opens onto the house's patio, giving it the most intimate access to the riverbanks.

Our rental house in Semur is the perfect retreat. Use it as a home base for exploration of the surrounding vineyards, countryside, and historical sights, or just curl up in the salon with a glass of wine and read a book to the sound of the birds and ducks.

We have detailed information and many, many more pictures available at our website (including a virtual tour) -- the link is provided below. Please visit us, and when you make an inquiry, mention that you found us through VRBO. Thank you!

~~** SPECIAL OFFER: We are offering a €125 discount for full week bookings in May 2014! **~~

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2005
Speaks english, french

Jerry and Kathy are natives of San Diego who love to travel. Kathy loves it so much that she was a flight attendant for 33 years! In all their travels, they have never found a place with more warmth and old-world charm than the little town of Semur-en-Auxois in Burgundy. The locals have welcomed them, as they do all their guests, to Semur. Kathy and Jerry (and their daughter, Brooke, who manages the rental) will be thrilled to welcome you to their house.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Kathy and Jerry's journey toward purchasing their vacation rental can be summed up in one word: serendipity. They happened to find Semur and fell in love with it immediately; they happened to come across a real estate agent who happened to have a spectacular riverfront house available, and the owners happened to be home and were willing to give them a tour. Everyone they met was so helpful and kind, and the house was so special, that Kath & Jer knew they had to make a permanent place there for themselves. Soon afterward, they also realized that Semur is such a hidden treasure that they had to share it with others.

There is something magic in the air here. Maybe it's the background soundtrack provided by the birds and the ducks; maybe it's the hourly soft chime of the cathedral or the reflection of the rampart towers in the river; maybe it's the warm, flower-fragrant spring and summer air breezing through the open balcony doors; maybe it's simply the warmth and welcoming nature of the people of Semur. There's something about this house and this place that relaxes the muscles and gently twists the corners of the mouth upward. It's easy to find yourself smiling and sighing happily even though all you've done is sit down in the unique and sunny Salon.

And that's just while you're actually at the house. Semur is in the happy position of being right in the middle of Burgundy wine country: it's almost exactly equidistant from the wine-producing regions of Chablis and Beaune. As for the food, welcome to the heart of gastronomic France, where you can enjoy superb food at a tiny auberge for a few Euros, or a meal of ambrosia at a three-star Michelin restaurant. Add to that historical sites ranging from Roman ruins to chateaux, and Semur is an ideal vacation spot for almost any kind of vacation.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 house rental in Semur en Auxois, France

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2014 DISCOUNTS! Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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2014 DISCOUNTS! Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55165vbi
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Owner Submitted Review
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Stay here: this house is the most beautiful place

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
When I booked the Riverfront House I hoped it would live up to it's photos. Often on holidays there is a sense of disappointment when a booking doesn't live up to expectations well this exceeded everything I hoped for. The house is so beautiful and the setting by the river couldn't be more special. I felt so at home here and wished I could stay longer than a week. The house is well equipped with everything you need. The bedrooms are private and gorgeous. We slept in the attic room with the most beautiful view of the river and neighboring houses. We cooked in the kitchen a few nights and found the local restaurants excellent. Staying here was like living in a medieval fantasy world with ramparts and turrets, cobbled streets and slower pace. The streets surrounding the house are amazing. Most evenings we would take a walk and discover more beauty than I've ever known in one place. Brooke made it easy to book the house and was very accommodating when I asked if my son could stay also, as he made a last minute decision to join us as he was traveling Europe at the same time. Brooke's detailed instructions on finding the house by car and her booklet on the appliance instructions and where to shop and eat in Semur were extremely helpful. I have such wonderful memories of Semur and especially the Riverfront House. Stay here and you won't be disappointed. If I get the chance again, I will be back. It's just so awesome
Helpful votes: 1/1
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2014 DISCOUNTS! Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55165vbi
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Owner Submitted Review
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  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
I wrote a review back in October 2010 before I returned to Australia but it did not get processed for some reason. We had no idea what to expect of Semur or the cottage, other than what we had read on the owners' website. This was our third cottage stay in France and I thought the others were good. This cottage is just brilliant, it has great old world charm but with enough modern inclusions to keep us very happy. The owners were very thoughtful, providing us with a large food and wine hamper to get us through the first two days. The cottage is right next to the water, very private and easy to get to from the car parking area. The river view in front of the cottage and nearby is idyllic and there is an easy walk right around the town following the river. There is a friendly local restaurant on the other side of the river just across the stone bridge (2 minute walk) so no problems driving home. The town is amazing. The river wraps around the town which is high on a hill with ancient fortified walls. The old town city is a ten minute walk and is truly amazing. We saw a lot of medieval towns on our trip like Flavigny, Vezelay and Troyers, but for our money Semur had all of the benefits without having to travel far. The shops are quaint (we loved the butchers, great place for pates and rillettes) and the people were very friendly, especially when we temporarily lost the door key. This is a wonderful place to stay to explore the countryside. We loved the animal park, Fontenay Abbey and the Burgundy and Nivernais canals (they can be a bit hard to find and follow but well worth the effort). But by far we were just happy tootling around the countryside with a basket of food and some wine. Finally, the booking process was very easy and the deposit refunded electronically within a day or two, thanks Brooke.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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2014 DISCOUNTS! Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55165vbi
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Owner Submitted Review
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  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
When the photos of a place present so beautifully, one wonders if they could possibly really be accurate. "Our" place in Semur more than lived up to our hopes. The house was comfortable and felt like home immediately. The town itself was a dream to meander through. We started the week with cheese, sausage, wine, etc bought at the Sunday farmer's market and got a taste of the true flavor of the French countryside and its relaxed pace. The location was a dream for day tripping; we never strayed more than an hour in any direction. Breakfast and dinner cooked at home were no problem with the high quality food available at the supermarket in town. And the baked goods from the local shops? Tres bon! I would go back to this lovely place in a heartbeat and sit more at the cafes in town and on the house's terrace.
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2014 DISCOUNTS! Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55165vbi
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
California, USA
5

Really Great House!!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
My husband and I stayed at this lovely home in mid-April 2010 and we had a wonderful time. The house is amazing... right on the river. The neighbors were very nice and we watched them catch a few fish. The town and people of Semur are terriffic and very welcoming and there is no shortage of things to do here.

We have stayed at many homes in the past but were very impressed at the attention to detail. The house was stocked as if we were at home. Especially nice was the welcome food and wonderful bottle of Bordeaux (how did you know??) on the table when we arrived.

Both of us especially appreciated Brooke's efforts to answer all of our questions prior to booking, AND after we arrived. We had a situation with a volcano limiting flights out of Europe and Brooke contacted us to offer her home if we needed a place to stay a few days. As it turns out, we did not, but the thought and concern were very much appreciated.

All in all, an outstanding time was had at this home and we are currently planning a return trip. My husband can't stop talking about the incredible places to cycle. He's happy, I'm happy... I guess that means we had a great time!!

Leslie and Scott
California
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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2014 DISCOUNTS! Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55165vbi
Semur en Auxois Montbard area
Mudgeeraba Australia
5

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
What a shame we could only stay 3 days The house -a gem, comfortable, on the river,weeping willows, hungry ducks, cute bridge & views to the town ramparts- picture perfect. Semur en Auxois was delightful-the kind of French town we had imagined.We were a couple travelling with 2 singles but the house could comfortably accomodate 3 couples each with own bathroom. Very well equipped spotlessly clean,loads of character. A perfect choice for us.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Semur-en-Auxois Ramparts & stair shortcut
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Semur-en-Auxois Cathedral
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Pedestrian Area and Farmer's Market
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Office de Tourisme
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Cafe Mont-Drejet
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Boulangerie Bouhot Etienne
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Boulangerie Laureau
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Pont des Minimes
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Pont Pinard
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Another stair shortcut to town
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La Petite Classe
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Cathedral Square Shops
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Cathedral Square Restaurants
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Photographers: Go Here!
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Riverfront Walk
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Le Coin du Monde
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Semur-en-Auxois Hospital (which we hope you won't need!)
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Intermarche - Grocery Store

Fish from your backyard! Also visit the Roman Ruins at Alesia, Preserved Abbey at Fontenay, site of the filming of 'Chocolat' in Flavigny, the breathtaking convent and church in Vezelay, vineyards as close as 5 km from the house, and of course the church, shops, and museums in Semur itself!

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Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
High Season
3 May 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
€1,275
7 nights
 
 
Low Season (not Holidays)
4 Oct 2014 - 1 May 2015
€150
€950
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,275
7 nights
 
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the lower bedroom; may be joined to form one king-sized bed., Baby Cribs (1) Travel cot/crib provided upon request only, so don't forget to let us know that you need it!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
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