'NIGHTINGALES', awarded 4 stars by Cote d'Or Tourist Board ; is situated on a quite country road/lane in the small and calm village of Bellenot located in the rolling and beautiful Auxois hills. It is set in a courtyard, with adjacent farm buildings & has been carefully and tastefully renovated whilst retaining many original features including oak beams & flagstone floors. It has a terrace & garden with access to an orchard.The house has full gas fired central heating, a wood burning stove and all modern comforts including refrigerator,dishwasher, microwave, freezer ,electric cooker and satelite TV., a BBQ, a washing machine, a childs cot and ironing facilities. (Baby sitting can be arranged locally).
Pouilly en Auxois (population 1,400), situated on the Burgundy canal (which passes under the town through a tunnel) with its hotels, restaurants, supermarkets,bakers, doctors dentists & etc. is only five minutes away. Dijon (the historic capital of Burgundy) and to Beaune (the wine capital of France with its Hospice which is a world heritage site) are only 30 minutes away from Pouilly by the A6 and A38 motorways.
This attractive property is close to many sites of historic interest dating from Roman & medieval times. The nightingales can be heard singing in May and June hence the cottages name . Sympathetic English owner, used to children, lives in the same village. A welcome basket will await your arrival.
Local activities include golf, swimming, horse riding, hot-air ballooning, micro-lighting, flights in light aircraft and ex military machines, vintage steam railway trips, go-karting, car & motorbike racing, cycling,fishing,swimming from a safe beach at a local reservoire
World Heritage sites at Beaune and Fontenay are within easy distance as is the new Museum Park at Alesia, the site of the siege of the Gaules (Vercingetorix) by the Romans (Julius Cesar). In the nearby Morvan Regional Park is the World War 2 Resistance Museum and the site where British SAS units were based in the area occupied by the Germans.
Access by car from Calais takes about 6 hours and there is a regular Eurostar/SNCF TGV train service from London, via Paris to Dijon where cars may be hired. There are also TGV train services from Paris and Lyon where the nearest major airports are situated..