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Former convent from the 17th, renovated, private garden, Beaune city center

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Old house with 2 bedrooms, large garden, 2 min walking distance from old city

The House of the Convent offers a completely renovated accommodation in a former convent from the 17th century, consisting of a

- Very large living room with open-plan fitted kitchen, beautiful French ceiling, lounge area,

- Master bedroom with a double bed (180x200)

- Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (90 x 180)

- Bathroom with walk-in shower (140 x 90), 2 washbasins

- Separate toilet.

- Facilities:

Free WiFi, washing machine, dryer, oven (Miele) , microwave (Miele), TV, Bluetooth radio, , refrigerator, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, dishes, pot, etc ...

- Duvets and sheets, towels, dish cloth

- We take care about the cleaning of the property, and the person in charge of the house is particularly attentive to it.

- The private garden of 900 m2 is enclosed by walls ... We let on disposal a charcoal WEBER BBQ , garden furniture, deck chair (Fermob)

- 4 bicycles can be made available on request.

- On request we can also made available a small vaulted cellar to organize tasting with your friends.

- Baby crib and high chair available on demand.

- Free parking front of the house

- The convent is set back from the street which makes it a calm and tranquil place to stay.

It is situated just a few minutes’ walk fro:

- the center of town, so it’s easy to get to the market and shops or to one of Beaune’s excellent restaurants.

- Bike road in the vineyards and park (500 meters from the Convent)

- 2 minutes walking distance from restaurants (Table du Square, Maison du Colombier..)

- 5 minutes walking distance from the wineries to taste and enjoy wine (Maison Joseph Drouhin, cave Patriarche)

- 5 minutes walking-distance from the market area (Wednesday and Saturday morning)

Beaune offers a very wide range of activities, and has a great cultural potential

- Hospice de Beaune Museum (Hotel Dieu)

- “Vente des Vins”, Beaune’s renowned charity wine auction, 3rd weekend of November

- Annual crime film festival (March)

- Festival of Baroque music (June/July)

- Traditional French produce market held in Beaune’s central marketplace, every Saturday morning

- Wine tastings in one of the regions’ numerous cellars

- Gastronomy: there are Michelin-starred restaurants included amongst the region’s many restaurants

- Visit the old, walled town and walk along the ramparts

- See the evening illuminations of some of Beaune’s historic buildings

- Wine classes

- Balloon rides over the vineyards

- Swim in the local lake water at the Etangs d’Or (facilities include parking, food kiosk, changing rooms, showers etc. Entry fee.)

- And much more…

You can also enjoy a visit of Dijon, which was the Burgundy Duke capital.

More Details
Registration Number : ABRITEL 1326609

Owner
La Maison du Couvent - Caroline & Max GIGANDET
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About La Maison du Couvent - Caroline & Max GIGANDET

We are both native from the Beaune area, and we just achieved the complete renovation of this former Convent from the 17th century. This building has got a lot charm, and many of the original materials are still in place, including the classic oak-beamed ceiling, some old parquet floor, and classic and original tiles.

We did the renovations as it was our “home sweet home”, creating a warm and personal decoration, to provide the best feeling to our guests. All the renovations have been made by local craftsmen, and as an interior architect I had a lot of pleasure to coordinate their work and put in relief all the character from the past.

The kitchen has been made on demand, with top range selection of kitchen appliances, we have carefully selected the beds, including large dimensions (1 Kind size bed – 180 x 200 / 2 single beds 90 x 200).

We have done a mix of modern and old pieces of furniture, selected some warm painting colors (Farrow & Ball / Ressources), to provide our guests the nicest stay as possible.

La Maison du Couvent - Caroline & Max GIGANDET purchased this house in 2014

Why La Maison du Couvent - Caroline & Max GIGANDET chose Beaune

Beaune is the among the most renown and prestigious wine area, it offers a large range of activities, for everyone that enjoy wines, gastronomy, historical building and to share conviviality moments. The town is perfectly renovated and the buildings are well maintained over the years, the city has preserved all the character from the past, it is a site full of history. Beaune offers a large choice of restaurants, wine tastings, and it will grant you the possibility to know deeper the Burgundian wines. The quality of life is very nice, Beaune offers also a large choice of cultural activities, for example the annual crime film festival (March), the festival of Baroque music (June/July), or the evening illuminations of some of Beaune’s historic buildings. The life is easy and relax. You can also enjoy biking across the prestigious vineyards.

We felled in love with this former convent, at the beginning you need to get some imagination, as the property was not maintained for decades, the Convent was composed of 2 small apartments, that we have joined to make one. After 6 months renovation, we are so pleased about the result, and our guests really appreciate their time in the house, you just need to check their comments.

What makes this house unique

- Private garden all fenced by original stone walls.

- Apartment entirely renovated

- Few minutes’ walk from the center of town, no need of a car during your stay.

- At 500 meters, you can enjoy the terrace of the bar & restaurant named La Table du Square.

- The convent is set back from the street which makes it a calm and tranquil place to stay.

- BBQ, garden furniture’s, deck chairs to enjoy spring and summer.

- Nice view over the church bell and the old roof of Beaune.

- Very bright as the sun orientation is East / West.

- 4 bikes can be made available on request, to enjoy cycling across the prestigious vineyards, the departure of the road is just 500 meters from the house.

- We can also made available a small vaulted cellar on request, to share a wine tasting with your friends.

- The renovation and decoration is new, we have paid a careful attention to the bed’s selection.

- The custom kitchen, will give our guests the possibility to cook some nice meals, and share good moments with friends or family.

Everything has been done to ensure our guest to spend a very comfortable and nice time with us.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Beaune in Côte-d'Or

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with large walk-in shower (90 x 140 cm), rain shower system. Double stone basins. Furniture and storage baskets. - Bathroom linen provided. Hair dryer - Heated towels rack
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • - Bedroom 1: Nice bedroom with king size bed (180 x 200), top range quality bed. Bed linens are supplied. Beds done prior arrival. Wardrobe to store clothes. Mirror on a stand. Old tiles on the floor, niche high wood beams ceiling. Nice view upon the Bouzaize river, church bell, very calm and tranquil place to rest. - Bedroom 2: 2 single beds (90 x 200) that could be attached to make one large bed. Bed linens are supplied. Beds done prior arrival. Old parquet floor and nice wood beams ceiling, 2 closets to store cloths. Nice view upon the Bouzaize river, church bell, very calm and tranquil place to rest.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Convent is a perfect – pied-à-terre- to discover Beaune and the vineyards around, thanks to his location at 2 minutes’ walk distance from the center of town, it will be the perfect place for couples or family with 2 kids. The Convent is ideal to welcome you at any time of the year. Spring, summer and early autumn will be perfect for those who loved enjoying a garden, spending time on the sun…In winter the apartment has a very cozy atmosphere, and it is really comfy. We can made available a small wine cellar on request, to organize wine tastings with your friends. We offer 2 accommodations THE CHAPELL and THE CONVENT, both apartments can be rented separately or together, giving the possibility to welcome 7/8 Persons. THE CONVENT REF ABRITEL 1326609 – THE CHAPELLE REF ABRITEL 1503404 This apartment has been very carefully renovated with great attention to detail. Please respect our property. We hope to welcome you in a soon future at La Maison du Convent in Beaune, Burgundy

Reviews

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Former convent from the 17th, renovated, private garden, Beaune city center
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews
Los Angeles, CA
5

Perfect spot in Burgundy wine country to explore

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the converted convent, it was perfect for two couples traveling together. We bbq'd and enjoyed many of our meals in the courtyard, and we could also walk to town for breakfast or dinner within 10 minutes. We took the bikes and road the bike trail through the vineyards, it was idyllic. The place was well stocked and so comfortable. The next time we are in Beaune, we plan to stay here without question!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jenna, We would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future, and we are glad that you enjoyed spending time in Beaune, and especially at La Maison du Couvent! Regards Caroline & Max
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5

Roomy and good location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The owners, Caroline and Max, were very attentive and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better than a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

If you are on the fence about booking this apartment - just do it! You won't regret it! We hesitated a bit because we didn't think we needed the larger second story unit with two bedrooms (the first floor unit was already booked), but it ended up being ideal for myself, my wife and our 3 month infant for our one week stay in Burgundy.

This unit is even better and more impressive than the pictures. After having stayed in some funky, bare bones places in Paris and Champagne, it was a total relief to stay in a home that was actually nicer than our own home in LA. It's the perfect blend of historic and modern. It's apparent that the renovation was done with meticulous care and attention to detail. There is fine interior design throughout, to the point that I commented that they had to have hired a designer for this - come to find out that Caroline, the host, works in real estate and historic design and renovations. It shows. There is nothing odd or funky like there is in most rentals; everything is modern, functional and high-end. There is artwork throughout, fine drapery and linens, industrial-chic lighting, a gorgeous and comfortable shower, and brand new appliances in the kitchen. The fridge, oven, microwave and cupboards are all in one modern, sleek unit in the wall. Everything is so clean and modern that we felt like we were the first guests to stay there. The place even smelled lovely when we arrived. The location was also ideal - super quiet at night but a very short walk to town in one direction or to a lovely park and vineyards in the other direction. The bed in the master was huge (king) and very, very firm. Beautiful wood block night stands were on each side of the bed. Sconces in the wall served as the bedside lights, and switches were at both bedsides and as you entered the room. Little details like that were consistent throughout - it was a place I'd love to live in. I also appreciated the comprehensive host book that included maps and myriad recommendations for the region. Caroline was gracious with her time and recommendations for us. This was just the perfect place to spend a week in Burgundy and I would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Tiffany, Thank you so much for your nice comments about the Convent, It was a great pleasure to welcome your family at the Convent. We would be pleased to welcome you again in the future. I highly recommend David, Tiffany and their baby . Hope to meet you again in the future.
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5

Large, well equiped and close to town

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described and shown in photos. Should be aware that you have to climb two flights of stairs to apartment. Great modern kitchen with everything you need. Beds are very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your comments back! Hope to welcome you again in the future, and next time you can book the 1st floor apartment for less stairs.
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Bonita Springs, FL
5

Fantastic stay in Beaune!

  • 5 of 5

Caroline's apartment was perfect. Very well furnished, nice appliances and all the comforts of home. Comfortable bed, great shower, quiet and well located. Park in tight courtyard or on the street. Easy walk to sights and restaurants in Beaune. Stayed for 5 nights of touring Burgundy. One of the best vacation rentals we have ever stayed in. Hope to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan, We are always happy to welcome "guests" like you! Easy communication, house in very good conditions... We hope to welcome you in the future. We are doing our best to satisfy the needs of our clients. Caroline & Max
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5

An ideal apartment in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at La Maison du Couvent was an absolute delight. The apartment is very well-equipped, quiet and conveniently located within easy walking distance of Beaune town center which features a wonderful Saturday market and many good restaurants. It was the perfect location for exploring the rest of Burgundy by car. Max and Caroline were very easy-going and flexible. Apparently I had not asked for a mid-stay change of linens during our two-week stay (normally it is included) but they arranged for it when asked without a problem. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
LYON
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tapas Bar & Restaurant - Maison du Colombier
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf in the village of Levernois
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
BEAUNE STATION
Nearest Motorway
A6 MOTORWAY
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Table du Square or Le Cèdre Restaurant
Car: recommended

Beaune offers a very wide range of activities, and has a great cultural potential

- Hospice de Beaune Museum (Hotel Dieu)

- “Vente des Vins”, Beaune’s renowned charity wine auction, 3rd weekend of November

- Annual crime film festival (March)

- Festival of Baroque music (June/July)

- Traditional French produce market held in Beaune’s central marketplace, every Saturday morning

- Wine tastings in one of the regions’ numerous cellars

- Gastronomy: there are Michelin-starred restaurants included amongst the region’s many restaurants

- Visit the old, walled town and walk along the ramparts

- See the evening illuminations of some of Beaune’s historic buildings

- Wine classes

- Balloon rides over the vineyards

- Swim in the local lake water at the Etangs d’Or (facilities include parking, food kiosk, changing rooms, showers etc. Entry fee.)

- And much more…

You can also enjoy a visit of Dijon, which was the Burgundy Duke capital.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.35

Deposit 700 € to pay cash or cheque on arrival

Paiement par virement ou espèces à l'arrivée.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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