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LUXURIOUS 18TH CENTURY VACATION COTTAGE OVERLOOKING HISTORIC CHATEAU.

W. Kenneth Thompson

Speaks French, Spanish, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS 18TH CENTURY VACATION COTTAGE OVERLOOKING HISTORIC CHATEAU.

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Foissy - The Gardener's Cottage

Ideal summer vacation home sleeps 6 comfortably. Burgundy Wine Country

Luxurious 18th Century village house, overlooking historic château in unspoiled Burgundian countryside. Ideal for biking, hiking, visiting vineyards and historic sites. We have our own private garden. It contains three bedrooms, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, large salon with WiFi, Satellite HDTV, DVD, and Stereo. Ideal for families, as well as for three couples travelling together. WIFI.HDTV, Cable, DVD. Comfortable beds with American-style mattresses, high quality pillows, fine linen provided. Washer and dryer on premises. Six bicycles provided.

The house was designed as a high-end, extremely comfortable retreat for the owners of the Chateau.

The cottage is usually available year-round. The house is extremely well insulated and has wall mounted convection heaters in every room. In the fall, it is an ideal base for wine lovers visiting the annual wine auctions at the Hospices de Beaune or as a place to stay when attending Chevaliers du Tastevin dinners at the Clos de Vougeot. The world's most famous wine auction, the Ventes des Vins, takes place at the Hospices de Beaune in November. The cottage is 25 min.from Beaune, 45 min from Dijon. Nearest shopping,cafes and restaurants 7km at Arnay-le-Duc. Features Cafe du Nord, traditional cafe recently restored to former glory. Excellent food and atmosphere.

Longer rentals: For guests spending more than one week, a discount can be arranged. The cottage is not available for long-term rental.

Maximum number of guests: We limit the number of guests at one time to six persons (not including infants under 2 years of age.)

Non-Smoking Facility: The Gardeners Cottage is a non-smoking facility.

Since Antigny-le-Chateau is primarily a farming community, there are green fields everywhere. A 4 km walk takes you around the butte against which the Chateau is sited. The site has been inhabited since pre-Roman times, with Antigny-le-Chateau serving as the Castrum, or fortress guarding the access to surrounding towns, while the nearby Antigny-la-Ville, was the site of the local Roman Governor's headquarters (the Villa in Latin. Nearby Autun,as Augustodunum was Agustus's favorite outpost, while Julius Caesar conquered Vercingetorix at Alesia 40 minutes away. This area was the land of Aedui, frequently cited in Caesar's Commentaries.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
W. Kenneth Thompson (Property Manager)
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About W. Kenneth Thompson

Until 2012, the cottage had been part of the chateau of Antigny-le-Chateau, whose wall the cottage overlooks. Antigny-le-Chateau was bought in 1922 by Royall Tyler, an American diplomat, international economist at the League of Nations in Geneva, a colleague of Allen Dulles in forming the OSS and grandfather of the Cottage owner. He and his wife carried out extensive restorations in the years between 1923 and 1940 Antigny has always been a building of important historical and cultural value.

Royall Tyler's wife, Countess Elisina Palamidessi di Castelvecchio Tyler, a great-great grand-daughter of of Louis Bonaparte, Napoleon's younger brother and King of Holland for many years, returned to take up residence in the Chateau in May 1940, to be on hand when Hitler's troops arrived. Because of her strong character, status as an American citizen--the US was neutral at the time--and a woman well connected with all the important figures of contemporary French history--she was able to circulate in the vicinity with German permission. She saved innumerable lives of local Resistance members, whose descendants are our neighbors today. She also ensured that the Chateau was protected as a national treasure by the Occupation Force. She escaped to Geneva in 1941, two days before the Nazis were due to arrest her.

As a footnote, Countess Elisina was the American writer Edith Wharton's closest friend. She was at her bedside when Edith Wharton died and the Tyler family still holds the international publication rights to Edith Wharton's books. Edith Wharton's chauffeur, Henry Clarke Smith, who stayed on to help Elisina at the Chateau, is buried in the local cemetery at Foissy.

Countess Elisina Tyler bought the Cottage in 1945 to house a German ex-Prisoner of War who had stayed on as a manager of the property of the Chateau. Since that time, the cottage, built in the mid-1700s, has undergone a total transformation, while retaining the character of a traditional village house

Why W. Kenneth Thompson chose Foissy

The Cottage is by far the nicest dwelling of its kind we have seen, since we designed it for our own personal comfort, from which guests benefit.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage gives guests a unique opportunity to spend time in a traditional French village with all the comforts of a luxury dwelling. We provide six bicycles to allow guests to explore the area. The countryside is also perfect for short or long walks. Fossil hunters will find Jurassic ammonites and other extinct life forms all over the area. Others may possibly find Roman coins, since some were recovered in the vicinity in 1923. There are walks of unparalleled beauty around the cottage and chateau. The high fields above the chateau provide nearly a 360 degree view of the countryside through which Julius Caesar's army marched in the conquest of Gaul. Caesar's final victory over Vercingetorix and the Gauls took place at Alesia, forty minutes away from the Cottage. The nearby town of Autun (Latin, Augustodunum) was said to be Agustus's favorite city outside of Rome.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
300 Kilometres
Paris
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Beaune
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Pouilly-en-Auxois A-6
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Commarin
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Arnay-le-Duc
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Cafe du Nord Arnay-le-Duc
Car: necessary

Antigny-le-Chateau, château and hamlet in the commune of Foissy, lies in the beautiful rolling hills of the Cote d'Or, 25 minutes from Beaune, 45 minutes from Dijon and Burgundy's most famous vineyards. The Chateau is one of Burgundy's oldest Baronies, with the property's earliest portions dating from the 11th Century.

The cottage and château are located at the end of a long butte, the site of a Roman encampment. Traces of Gallo-Roman settlements are still visible on the butte. There are lovely walks around the butte, easy bicycle roads and paths and picturesque farms.

The cottage is 7 km from Arnay-le-Duc, where Henri IV (as Henri of Navarre) won his first battle in 1570 in the wars of religion.

Vezelay is an hour away by Autoroute. Fontenay, Flavigny, Chateauneuf, Alesia (where Caesar defeate Vercingetorix) are between 30 minutes and 1 hour away.

Other Activities: Riding is available nearby.

Golf: The Chateau de Chailly, about 15 minutes away, has a good golf course.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Foissy, Beaune area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
all year
16 May 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 7 nights
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Notes We request a separate $250 or (Euro Equivalent )security deposit which will be returned immediately after occupancy if the house is in good order. Reduced rates for stays of 2 weeks or more. In certain cases, departure and arrival dates can be adjusted.
Weekly Rates are US $ 1,500 or Euro or Pound sterling equivalent. Discounts available for stays of two weeks or more.
Up to four weeks before reservation effective. Note: we do not rent by the night or by the month.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Foissy in Beaune area

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated Towel Rack
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , heated bathroom
  • The cottage has two modern bathrooms with shower and heated towel racks. High quality towels, soap etc provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Queen size bed. Overlooks Chateau Garden
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Queen size bed. Ground floor, Quiet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Large Gable Room with two twin beds,
  • The ground floor bedroom is quiet and looks out on the flower bed. The Master bedroom upstairs looks out on the Château over a small balcony. The gable bedroom, across the hall from the Master bedroom, is large, has two single beds and can accommodate another cot or youth bed. Perfect for children. It looks out on a corner of the Château and the countryside.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large, upstairs Gable bedroom ideal for children. An Aero bed can be added if necessary. All linens, towels, sheets etc provided.

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