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Romantic - River Bank Getaway - Outdoor cooking - NEW Italian Shower - WIFI

Bedrooms 1
Space 279 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A real 'retreat' on the banks of the river Armancon, 2 mins from town centre

Nestled beneath the ramparts of the medieval town of Semur en Auxois, this former fisherman’s cottage has been restored with style by Patricia and local craftsman. Oak, local stone & family antiques add to the character and charm of this ‘petite maison’.

Once you walk through the little red garden gate, the ‘petite maison’ and its setting capture your imagination with breath taking views of the river and beyond.

This very special garden, enclosed by a stone walled on one side and the river on the other, the leafy green garden and the river carry you away to a world of your own.

Perfect romantic getaway. Great for relaxing and be away from it all. WiFi connection!.. So you are not completely disconnected!

Patricia warmly welcomes you


* Open plan kitchen dining and living area – ground floor

* Separate shower room and toilet (New Italian Shower) – ground floor

* Riverside terrace with table and chairs

* Cosy loft double bedroom accessed by a sturdy handcrafted oak loft ladder

* Hanging space and drawers – Loft

* Well insulated and suitable for winter breaks

* Small house but very practical

* All linen provided, ready to move in


* Wifi, radio, hair dryer

* Induction cooking hob, microwave /grill oven, food blender, fully equipped kitchen

* BBQ, Dutch Oven for outdoor cooking

* Shelving

* Well insulated - electric heating – electric fan

* Cards and books.

* Parking space at the door


* 8 mins walk to town centre (medieval streets, cafes, baker, river)

* Vineyards of the Burgundy regions (Chablis, Beaune, Dijon) as well as local Auxois wines

* Many historical sites within easy reach such as Abbey de Fontenay, Chateau de Bussy Rabutin …

* English classes/French classes available at additional cost


* Romantic Getaway

* Adventure Seekers

* Wine Route

* Very special garden

* Small house but very practical


Car recommended

By Car:

Dijon - 80 kms about 1hr

Paris - 250 kms about 3hrs

Lyon - 230 kms about 2.5hrs

By Train:

* Eurostar + TGV from Gare de Lyon - Montbard

* Direct TGV to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle - Montbard

More Details

Patricia Bigot
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Patricia Bigot

Hello, my name is Patricia. I lived abroad most of my life, USA, Portugal... and I spend 12 years in the UK. I worked in Sales and Marketing in the IT Industry and I now teach English and French. I moved to Burgundy in 2010 and renovated 3 gites, I am also the founder of and provide immersion classes in French and English.

Why Patricia Bigot chose Semur-en-Auxois

I fell in love with the cottage as a child, the cottage was a family property. The house at the time was a fishermen's cottage with stone floor, no water nor electricity. I decided to renovate it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Patricia

We have enjoyed the stay in your cottage. But indeed, the weather was really far from perfect so we could not enjoy the region a much as we had planned to in tems of outdoor activities. We shoul come back in spring or summer. The cottage is really nice - But would have been nice to use the garden.
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Semur-en-Auxois in Côte-d'Or

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 279 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small hand basin, New Italian shower and loo. Bathroom cabinet, shelves and hair dryer. Electric Radiator.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • This cosy mezzanine bedroom is accessed by a sturdy hand crafted oak loft ladder - suitable for up to 2 people. One double bed, one hand crafted oak cupboard/hanging space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nb: The house is on the river, it is therefore not suitable for young children/non swimming individuals. Guests must also be able-bodied to allow access to the Loft bedroom. NEW ITALIAN SHOWER - Jan 2016 NEW WIFI Access


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average rating of 4.6923075 based on 35 reviews

Peaceful, quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

What a charming, little cottage. It had everything we needed and was in a private and quiet location. Our host couldn't have been more welcoming. Very memorable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely so peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Even though we had to cut short our holiday we found the property to be well equipped, very clean and though small was perfect . Patricia was so kind and helpful. We would love to go back again.

Thank you so much Patricia.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy surprise!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place this is! We keep coming back and everytime it feels like a warm bath, like our second home.

The cottage is small, cute and very cosy. And it is amazing how complete it is furnished, everything one needs is there. The bed is big and very comfortable, placed on the mezzanine which makes it even more cosy. And the shower....I'm over 2meters tall and used to the fact that in most rentals I can not stand up straight. But in this little cottage the shower is definately high enough and even has a strong flow. In the private green garden next to the riverbank (small calm river), you can enjoy the shade or sun, listen to the birds and hunting relaxing an silent. The location is good, the environment is beautiful, for walks for instance. And at 10 minutes walking distance your are in the middle of the little village with nice restaurants. Or if you like to visit a nice city, Dijon is only 50 minutes driving. And last but not least, the owner Patricia, she is so nice and easy going, she takes care that you have everything you need. We will definately go back again. If you consider a stay at this yourself a favor and book it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karin, Thank you so much for such a good review, it was only displayed now. I hope it will help future guest to decide whether this cottage is right for them, especially tall people. I hope to see you again soon Patricia
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WOW What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely place in early July and the weather was fabulous.

The cottage is small but very well organised and Patricia (the owner) has thought of everything so you don't need to pack things like tin foil, cling film, matches etc.....

The property has a lovely new shower with lots of hot water and is a good size. The bed is very comfortable and the pillows are just like home!

However the garden and the river are what sets this place apart - we loved it. So much so we chose to stay in most nights and BBQ.

The nature watching for otters and water vowels is enchanting and my husband caught a huge huge carpe and had several more bites but they got away.

Overall, if you are looking for a very relaxing stay, with nature and fishing (if you are into that) however near to all the amenities and the lovely Burgandy area, I could not recommend this place enough!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice, review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage. As another guest said it is a Bijou. This is right and I love it and i am always so happy when someone else does patricia
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Memorable little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Patricia made us very welcome and comfortable in her unique little cottage on the river. The location was lovely -- and convenient to Semur en Auxois, with several interesting routes up into the historic town. It was a treat to stay in such a self-contained unit after weeks of hotels and inns. While tiny, it had all the necessities, and scaling a ladder to settle in a night felt a bit like being on an adventure. We enjoyed the proximity to the river although cool weather prevented us from sitting out. Thanks Patricia for a memorable stay...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded cosy riverside bijou cottage .

  • 5 of 5

A very warm welcome from Patricia,extremely well organised for directions,access and information.

Cottage ground floor has comfortable sofa,dining table,desk with excellent WiFi,portable sound system and a small selection of reading material. Galley style kitchen area electric hob,microwave/oven plus all the normal utensils,condiments etc.

Shower and toilet facilities very good,shower very good plenty of hot water.Actual shower cabinet is very compact, entry and exit could be awkward, we are both small size and light weight but we managed ok.

Bedroom area is in the roof space accessed by a large oak stair ladder.Most comfortable thick mattress on oak polished floor no sleeping problems from our viewpoint.

Again be aware if you have mobility problems both climbing the stairway and moving around in the angle of the roof space.

Heating via electric radiators was excellent and numerous lighting options are available in both areas.

Long shady garden with BBQ and eating area would be good if the weather is good. Two reclining chairs to move in or out of the sunny spots ,relax and watch the river and ducks float by.

An interesting old town to amble through numerous cafes,eateries etc. Beautiful countryside and places to visited Vezalay,Fontenay Abbey,Beaune,Dijon,Chablis.

A super visit,suited the purpose very well,would highly recommend for future visitors to the area.

Many thanks to Patricia for providing such well managed, clean and warm accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoff, thank you for your comments, I just want to let you know that the shower was changed to an italian shower and this removes the problem you mentioned. it is now a spacious wet area. easily accessible for all sizes.... I am glad you enjoyed the place, thank you again, Patricia
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle - Direct TGV to Montbard 1h20mns
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Centre ville
Nearest Ferry
535 Kilometres
Calais or other
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pouilly en Auxois
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Montbard ( TGV ) - Paris 1h10mns
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A6- Bieres les Semur - exit 23
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Centre ville
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lac de pont
Car: recommended

Its location gives you the best of both worlds, calm & tranquillity amongst the natural surroundings on the terrace or in the garden but, within a two minute walk you can be in the centre of town with all the local activity, weekly market, shops, cafes and restaurants etc.

Semur itself is a favoured and well positioned destination of many visiting the region. This medieval town is ideally set between Chablis to the North and Beaune & Dijon to the South with local Vineyards of Auxois close by, providing a perfect location for the wine & food lover. Historical villages and sites are also in abundance and within easy reach - Fontenay Abbey, Flavigny, Bussy Rabutin, Les Forges de Buffon, Vezelay, Epoisse, Chablis, Wine route. Plenty of local walks to discover the Flora and Fauna. Special visitors come in the garden - Ducks and heron.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Semur-en-Auxois, Cote d'Or

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn/Winter 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Reservations are taken via email or phone, please visit my website for more photos and information about the house.
Prices are in euros
Cleaning Fee of 60 euros will be due to the owner on arrival
For short stays, please ask for a quote
Payments are made on line
Terms and conditions are visible on line
A contract will seal the rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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