Sleeps 4-6 with two bedrooms plus extra pull-out double bed in lounge room.
- English, French
My family and I travel a lot and spend time between France and Australia. I am into jazz and studied voice and composition in Paris for many years. We love art , antique hunting and French food and wine (my favourite are the light reds from nearby Irancy). For food lovers the farmers markets at surrounding towns are a joy to explore and are the best places to find local delicacies. We have 2 children, a boy who loves history and a little girl who is pony mad and there's plenty of both in the surrounding towns and villages here! As a host the most important thing for me is that guests find the cottage immaculately clean with crisp sheets and fluffy towels. I make sure the home is prepared for your arrival so you can relax and start enjoying your stay immediately. I have supplied information with ideas of things to see and do nearby and have included plenty of practical hints too such as opening times for boulangeries, supermarkets, chemist etc. There are movies and games for kids of all ages on the TV which is great when they need some quiet, down time at home. Security is important for me and the backyard is enclosed so once you've arrived, and have locked the front door, kids can play happily while parents relax. When you book, I send a PDF with helpful info re getting to the cottage including one or two tourist attractions you can visit en route. Desjardins Cottage is situated in such a beautiful part of Burgundy. We are delighted to share the cottage with visitors and strive to make sure you're time in our home is a memorable one!
Why Owner chose Escamps
Desjardins is the perfect holiday location when visiting all the wonderful attractions nearby including the great 11thC Abbey of Vezelay, the wineries of Chablis and the impressive cathedral town of Auxerre. For the kids, visit Guedelon, a medieval style castle under construction, and just a short drive away. St Fargeau is a pretty castle and in the warmer months there are grand evening performances with knights on horseback re-enacting historical events such as Joan of Arc’s epic battles across the country with dancing and fireworks thrown in. You can make a short trip to Noyers, listed in the top 100 most beautiful villages in France. This little place reminds me of a Van Gogh painting with its wonky ancient houses and pretty surrounds. Take a picnic lunch or go cycling along the banks of the Yonne River and at the end of the day you can return to Desjardins Cottage, take a monsoon shower and relax with a glass of wine from the nearby villages of Irancy or Chablis while the kids play safely in the secure, fenced in yard. The beds are super comfy and you'll wake up restored for a new day of exploring!
What makes this Cottage unique
Desjardins Cottage is just 2 hours drive from Paris. Stop off en route to visit the royal chateau of Fontainebleau or my favourite castle... Vaux le Vicomte. Spring is a stunning time of the year with early cherry blossoms and all the antique and "empty the attic" markets happening each weekend. Summer is stunning, warm and humid. Autumn sees some of the best weather and Winter is a delight with Christmas markets and wonderful sessional market fare!
Enjoy all the delights the French countryside has to offer. Sample plenty of cheeses, wines, breads and patisseries. Read the booklet with house and travel tips. Please lock all doors and windows as well as shutters when you leave and drop the key in letterbox marked Karim and Penelope SAI.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Blocked pipes smelled horrible!
First of all this area was somewhat depressed . When we walked into the house it smelled horrible like sewage! The owners said this had never happened before however I read the guest book and another person had mentioned the terrible smell and block drains. I just called my c card and the owners have yet to reimburse me which is so upsetting!
The house was clean and presentable but the smell from the kitchen drains made us depart.
Hmmm. Guest that wanted to change their plans last minute and leave us in it!
Lovely little cottage
Lovely little cottage, with a private garden area to sit with your morning coffee. there are no services in the town, so You need a car to get coffee, food, gas or groceries . Auxerre is the nearest large town which is a 30 minute drive. But if you are looking for a quiet little place to rest this is the place.
I'm delighted you enjoyed the cottage! It is a quiet village.
I hope you didn't miss the boulangerie/patissier just 3kms up the road in Chevannes? They offer some of the best bread and pastries in the entire region. There's also a little supermarket, cafe and even a petrol station there.
I left a list in the information book at the cottage of the best farmers markets around including Toucy and Chablis which re both a must see even if you are not needing to buy much...
Penelope & Karim
Escamp Gite, Yonne in Burgundy
Clean, well equipped and spacious. One of our requirements for a gite is that it is suitable for my wife's level of mobility/disability and in this regard the cottage was well described and exactly suitable for us. The shower for instance was one of the best for someone of disability to use that we have found in holiday lets.
Our only caveat was with the location the village of Escamp it being completely devoid of facilities. But that was made clear in the description and there is a larger village 2km away which has most of the things one needs.
Our stay was too brief
This is a lovely property, and fully lives up to, and even exceeds the impression presented in the photographs. Our stay was only 2 nights, as a way to give our kids a taste of a French country-side stay, with the hopes that they will warm to the idea of a longer stay in the future. I think this property would be just fine for our family of four for a longer stay.
Very comfortable appartment
The appartment is very comfortable and well located to explore the area. It is located just a few km from Auxerre. Everything you may need is available and in very good condition. The owner is very responsive, communication is fast and to the point. We enjoyed very much staying in the appartment.
2 nuits parfaites
Gîte tout confort avec un petit plus pour la décoration. Tout à été pensé et réalisé avec goût et raffinement. Un jardin très agréable surtout avec le week-end exeptionnement ensoleillé en ce mois de mai 2015. Merci à la propriétaire :)