Happy New Year! Having spent a glorious few days in the summer at 10PM we came back for a five night stay with our grown up children, their partners and our grand-children to see in the New Year! We all had a great time and can highly recommend the experience.
We rented out both the Main House and the Little House for the eight of us: two grandparents; two grown-up daughters and their partners; and two grandchildren. The ‘seniors’ stayed in the Little House, which provided an oasis of calm and somewhere to escape to when required, away from the youngsters, who stayed in the Main House and who could continue playing games/music well into the night! The grandchildren took turns in coming for a sleepover in our house – it was the best of both worlds for all concerned!
The accommodation was superb, a very efficient heating system, and with everything provided to make it feel homely. There were Christmas lights and decorations in keeping with the festive season! It was beautiful to see the nearby vineyards at a different time of year, with the children enjoying cycle rides and walks in the countryside. We were concerned about shops and restaurants being closed for the holidays and planned to cater for ourselves. We stocked up with fresh food from the supermarkets in Beaune, where all the shops in the centre of town were open for business. The restaurants in Puligny were closed but there were restaurants open in the villages nearby, just a few minutes drive away. The local Caveaux was open and we were able to stock up on some excellent wines to bring home. The local patisserie was open every day and even baked a French version of a Christmas Yule log for us!
Altogether it was a memorable and magical experience for the whole family.