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Bill & Jenny

Member since: 2002
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Speaks English, French

Lovingly Restored for Two - Great View, Private Pool & Garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Montbard area - Les Hirondelles

Wonderful Getaway for Two People With Private Pool and Garden With a Great View.

Step into Les Hirondelles and you will immediately sense the tasteful mix of old and new that the owners of properties 6396 and 99874 have created with this their latest house.

Respect has been paid to original features whilst the work of local artisans and use of Farrow and Ball paints and traditional lime-washes have enhanced the freshness and appeal of this unique building.

The living room has a traditional flagstone floor and stone fireplace, painted beams, and an adjoining old fromagerie now clad in wood making an ideal spot for catching up on emails with a desk and internet access. One window looks onto the woods of the neighbouring château whilst the other looks towards the garden. The bathroom is on this level and contains a large walk in shower with handmade Provençal tiles. Just off the living room is a fully equipped kitchen with access to the garden, terrace and swimming pool. An oak staircase leads up to the mezzanine area and double bedroom

which is light and airy with magnificent views of the garden and the Auxois countryside.

The house is detached and has private off-road parking; there is a separate room with a washing machine, dryer and an extra fridge for all those cold drinks! The heat exchange system gives the luxury of warmth in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill & Jenny (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Bill & Jenny

We both came to France one summer for a few weeks work and never looked back! We threw away office work in exchange for a life outdoors in one of the prime regions of Europe. Whilst there are many great regions to visit, it's always wonderful to return to Burgundy.

Bill & Jenny purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bill & Jenny chose Montbard area

A very rare find for just two people. If we didn't have children and dogs, we'd live here ourselves!

What makes this cottage unique

A great house with a private pool and garden yet having wonderful views as well.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Lovingly Restored for Two - Great View, Private Pool & Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all then look no further than this property. It is private and secluded and if more than 2 cars past your front door a day I will be surprised .

Everything you need for a perfect stay is catered for. The shower is fantastic, the kitchen well equipped and even English tv channels should you want a quiet night in front of the telly. There are books and visitors maps, Bill and Jenny have truly thought of everything.

The pool is a welcome fool down as the sun shines all day around the pool, a real sun trap.

We live in London and this is the perfect get away, so perfect we have already booked for next year

Book now, you won't be disappointed

Sharen and Eric

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

This gite has been restored to a very high standard and is perfect for two. The kitchen is very well equipped and the outside area is delightful. We were fortunate enough to have very good weather and made full use of the pool and had most of our meals outdoors. Would highly recommend this gite.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week in this beautifully presented and equipped cottage. The setting is fantastic - completely private with a lovely pool that we used every day. I would recommend this property wholeheartedly - it's very unusual to find such a property for 2 - very romantic! The owners are really friendly and we're looking forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, beauitful location and must!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our holiday and had to write a review!

This house is absolutely beautiful and finished to the highest standard, with a stunning log fire. It is in a idyllic location, very quiet and perfect for a relaxing long weekend or week away. There is easy access to local towns and big cities like Dijon, which includes a large market. Bill and Jenny are lovely and attentive to all needs. This is a perfect holiday home for anyone who is looking for a relaxing break in a quiet countryside setting.

We will most definitely be returning soon for another break away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning, peaceful and cozy combined with luxury!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we enterend the house it felt like home! The house is beautiful decorated and everything you need is there. The living room with fireplace is perfect, the kitchen fully equipped with all the stuff you need to prepare the things you like! Bathroom and bedroom just perfect with all the peace and tranquillity you look for. The property is clean and extremely well maintained. Bill really took good care of us and supplied us with all the wood we could burn and gave us perfect recommendations of were to go!. The location is also perfect because it is close to Beaune and Dijon and a lot of places to buy good wine and cheese. A perfect vacation in a more than perfect place!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfekt zum Auftanken!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche in dem gemütlichen kleinen Bauernhaus verbracht: Es ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die gut ausgestattete Küche mit Ausblick in den Garten lädt zum Kochen ein, im Wohnzimmer haben wir unser Französisch mit DVD-Gucken aufgefrischt, im Bad gefiel uns der hübsche Fliesenboden und die begehbare Dusche, das Schlafzimmer unterm Dach ist kuschelig, es gibt gute Restauranttipps von den Vermietern und sogar an ein Fernglas und Vogelbestimmungsbuch haben sie gedacht! Wir haben tolle Fahrradtouren am Canal de Bourgogne gemacht und in der näheren und weiteren Umgebung viel Kultur genossen: Abbaye de Fontenay, Alesia (spannendes Museum zur Römerzeit), Vezelay, Chablis (Weinprobieren bei William Fevre ) ,Beaune und Dijon sind gut zu erreichen. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
111 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Nearest Ferry
542 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Precy sous Thil
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Venarey les Laumes
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
A6 (Bierre les Semur exit)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Nearest Ski
220 Kilometres
Les Rousses (Jura)
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Lac de pont (resevoir beach)
Car: necessary

Braux has about 200 inhabitants and is situated at an altitude of 340 metres just outside the Morvan natural park in the beautiful Auxois region of Burgundy. It’s the perfect place to relax or be active with walking, biking, rock climbing, golf and numerous visits to local sights.....

the village sits on the 120 km Bibracte hiking trail which runs from Alésia to Mont Beuvray, sections of which can easily be walked from the house by following the blue and yellow markers. The village also lies on the Canal de Bourgogne - a waterway which provides the vital link between the English channel and the Mediterranean; alongside the canal the new cycle path provides endless opportunities for exploring - maybe pedal the full 75 kms through the stunning Ouche valley to Dijon or simply bike a short way to the picturesque village of Marigny-le-Cahouet.

The nearest restaurant and café to the house is 4kms away in Pont Royal (accessible along the canal tow path) - get there early as the simple but good food attracts local artisans like bees to a honey pot after midday.

The undiscovered medieval gem of Semur-en-Auxois is a 10 minutes drive away and provides plenty of choice for bars, restaurants & shops.

Nearby places of interest include: Historical sites (13th C Abbaye de Fontenay, Vézelay Basilica, Hospice de Beaune); Chateaux (Commarin, Epoisses, Ancy-le-Franc, Bussy-Rabutin); Medieval towns & villages (Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois) ; Markets & shopping (Dijon, Beaune, Chablis, Noyers); Morvan National Park, golf & tennis nearby. 5 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge. 1 hour TGV train to Paris or Euro Disney direct from Montbard (30 minutes from the house).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Braux, Montbard area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
21 May 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
17 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
22 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montbard area in Cote d'Or

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with walk in shower, loo and basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom with double bed and beautiful views over the Auxois countryside
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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