SITUATED ON WINE ESTATE ON THE EDGE OF BURGUNDY'S CLASSIC WINE AREA COTE D'OR
JUDITH and CHRIS MOSEDALE
- English, French, German
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A Great Escape from the 21st Century!
We found the directions given by Judith easy to follow and arrived late afternoon to a warm welcome from Judith and Chris and especially from Muffin! The apartment was bright and clean, with plenty of space for two. There is a balcony complete with gas barbecue so it was perfect for self catering. Judith and Chris host a welcome evening to introduce everyone, which is a great idea and then later in the week there is a barbecue. We found it was a great base for exploring the local countryside, we visited Beaune and several local chateaux before venturing further to Chateauneuf and Noyers - both are well worth making the trip to visit. You almost expect Harry Potter to come walking down the street in Noyers! Unfortunately, we were unable to bring home any of the local wine due to lack of space in the car! There are good shops within a 10 minute drive, including a local bakery/patisserie - great for morning croissants and bread. It is not until you arrive home that you realise how quiet the area is, we could even hear the cows munching! One tip would be to take some CDs with you as there is a CD player in the apartment. It was a great chance to recharge batteries for a week, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend for anyone looking for rest, relaxation, good food, good wine... need I go on! We hope that Chris has a speedy recovery form his accident and finally many thanks to Judith, Chris and last but not least Muffin!
Richard and Chris were delightful guests, sociable and appreciative of their accommodation. They were wonderful when my husband had an unfortunate accident and put themselves out to help me. I cannot thank them or recommend them enough
Peaceful and quiet
We loved the whole place and of course Judith and Christopher were excellent hosts. Sadly the weather wasn't the best, but they couldn't control that.
Thank you so much Lynne and Derek for writing a review of your stay. From your comments in the apartment guest book you seem to have enjoyed your stay despite the weather! Do hope you will come back to En La Marre again some day. Best wishes. Judith & Christopher
Wonderful Home and Hosts!
My husband and I had an amazing stay in Pinot Blanc. The apartment is comfortable and has everything you need. It has a patio with a wonderful view on the countryside, which made our stay very peaceful and relaxing. The area is also very beautiful. Chris and Judith were perfects hosts: they were very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the social aspect of our stay: it was great to get to know the other residents and to share a good glass of wine with them before dinner. We also appreciated the barbecue organised by Chris and Judith. Overall, we highly recommend the place and will gladly come back!
Thank you Celine and Thomas for your kind review. We enjoyed your company very much together with all the other guests that week; I think it was one of the most memorable weeks we have had with so much fun at the evening social gatherings. We do hope you will make the long trip to us again from Denmark another time.
Very best wishes
Judith and Christopher
Traumhafte Unterkunft in absoluter Ruhe
Die schöne kleine Ferienwohnung mit Balkon ist für 2 Personen, die zur Ruhe kommen wollen, bestens geeignet. Inmitten von grünen Feldern und Wiesen kann man vom Balkon aus die herrliche Natur genießen. Die Ferienwohnung ist mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und enthält wirklich alles, was für einen Urlaub benötigt wird. Die Vermieter Judith und Chris Mosedale sind sehr liebenswerte Menschen, ihre Tipps für Restaurants und Ausflüge waren wirklich wunderbar. Gerne kommen wir einmal wieder ein wenig länger hierher!
Thank you Uli and Miriam for your very kind review of your stay with us. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and our chats over a glass of wine but your visit was far too short! We would love it if you came back to us again and could stay longer so that we could get to know one another better.
- Die äußerst liebenswerten Vermieter wohnen mit in der Anlage und sind jederzeit ansprechbar (auch bereits vor der Reise). Sie begrüßen ihre Gäste mit einem Begrüßungswein, und einmal in der Woche besteht die Möglichkeit der freiwilligen Teilnahme an einem Barbecue mit allen Gästen. Die Unterkunft ist also alles andere als anonym, es ist aber andererseits auch nicht so, dass die Privatsphäre beeinträchtigt wird bzw. ist.
- Die Zimmer sind gut ausgestattet, nur Fernseher gibt es leider nicht. Es gibt auch eine Waschmaschine, die von allen Gästen genutzt werden kann.
- Die Anlage ist etwas abgelegen, dafür aber auch idyllisch ruhig.
- Der Pool ist angemessen groß, es gibt viele Liegen, und immer auch schattige Plätze.
- Auf den Zimmern gibt es umfangreiche Info-Materialien über Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants, Unternehmungen.
My German is rusty but I mostly understood the content of this review which I take as favorable. Tasso and Kirsten spent two weeks here and they were delightful guests, always smiling and charming and happy to mingle with the other guests or keep their privacy which their apartment offered. We were sad to see them leave but would love to welcome them back again one day.
PINOT BLANC is one of 3 lovely identical barn apartments at EN LA MARRE which is situated 3 kms from its village of DRACY-LES-COUCHES with a friendly boulangerie, 4 kms from the small country town of COUCHES (wine appellation COUCHOIS) with all basic amenities; 30 minutes away is CHALON-SUR-SAONE with all major shopping facilities; the charming town of BEAUNE, the wine capital of Burgundy, is 40 minutes away. Between Beaune and Dijon are all the famous wine villages of MEURSAULT, POMMARD, NUITS.ST GEORGES etc. to wander through, winetasting as you go. DIJON (1.5 hours from us) is worth a day visit for its Palais des Ducs, excellent Musee des Beaux-Arts and Les Halles, a large indoor/outdoor market surrounded by cafes and restaurants, particularly colourful on market days. 20 minutes west is historic AUTUN, the former capital of France with its roman architecture and ruins and the gateway to the lakes and forests of the MORVAN NATIONAL PARK. South is CLUNY with its important ruined roman abbey and just beyond are the BEAUJOLAIS wine villages of FLEURIE, JULIENAS, POUILLY-FUISSE etc.
SPORTING ACTIVITIES : GOLF - three excellent golf courses nearby - MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT, 18 hole championship standard - CHALON 18 hole, AUTUN, 9 hole. Lots of paths have been created along the canal and former railway lines for keen CYCLISTS, ROLLER BLADERS and WALKERS - 'La Voie Verte'. Bicycles are available FREE OF CHARGE at En La Marre. There is information in the apartments of other cycling and walking routes among the vineyards and hills. WATERSPORTS (sailing school , pedalo, boat, windsurf boards) are available on the lake at AUTUN by the golf range; TORCY (Le Creusot) has windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and rowing, and the LAC DES SETTONS (Morvan Nat. Park) has all watersports, also swimming with beach facilities. FISHING is very popular and available in the many lakes, rivers and canals. Permits are required and weekly/daily ones can be bought in the 'tabacs'. There are several equestrian centres nearby for HORSERIDERS: e.g. Ecuries les Bruyeres, St. Pierre de Varennes (6kms) : email@example.com; Centre Equestre et Poney Club de Montalvin, Le Breuil (Le Creusot) (6kms); ROCKCLIMBING is also available 6kms away at 'Le Bout de Monde', NOLAY. For others check out: www.climb-europ.com
RIVERTRIPS: Why not have a boat trip on the River Saone? Various excursions (day, lunch, dinner, picnic etc.) are available all season at CHALON SUR SAONE (26 kms). Booking required at the Tourist Office in Chalon: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience why not try:
BALLOONING OVER THE VINEYARDS: a truly magical experience for that special occasion - two companies operating from BEAUNE: www.airadventures.fr; www.air-escargot.com
Ballooning championship 'Les Montgolfiades' takes place in June at CHALON SUR SAONE with balloon rides and winetastings: www.montgolfiades71.com
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: For Culture vultures Burgundy has much to offer, apart from its roman history:
AUTUN, CHALON-SUR-SAONE, BEAUNE and DIJON all have theatres and cinemas and many cultural events take place all season.
There are numerous art and sculpture exhibitions throughout the region, especially in TOURNUS, CLUNY, BEAUNE and DIJON.
For MUSIC lovers there is a wide range of events taking place to suit all tastes, from jazz and blues to folk and classical and the summer months are busy with musical concerts in the surrounding towns and villages.
WINE AND FOOD: Chris and Judith are great lovers of the local food and wine and can advise on restaurants and wine-buying; they are happy to make reservations for their guests.
Burgundy being the gastronomic centre of France many wine and food-related events take place throughout the region all year.