|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The rental home is part of the wine-making domaine surrounded by vinyards, and is the starting point of numerous walks or bicycle rides.
The Buffet family, winemakers in the village of Volnay from generation to generation since the end of the 18th century, proudly continues to pass on their savoir-faire for wine-making. This house, which I have recently converted into a rental home, has been part of the wine-making domaine (www.bourgogne-buffet.com) since its creation and used to be home to the vineyard field workers. Originally from Paris, Burgundy has been my home ever since marrying a Burgundian. Over the years I have learned to understand and appreciate the delicate and fine wines of the region, the incredible "terroir", and the rich history of Beaune and the Dukes of Burgundy.
Home was very comfortable and beautiful. Appliances and wifi all worked very well (though carrying wet laundry down outside stairs to dryer was a challenge). Kitchen, very well equipped, made meal preparation a pleasure. Off street parking at the property is very difficult, but there is plenty of alternative parking available.
Charlotte and her husband are very kind, generous and helpful. His family has owned/maintained the same vineyards since the 1600's, and we savored the Aligote with which they greeted us.
I highly recommend this rental in the heart of Burgundy.
My wife and I stayed at La Maison de Charlotte for five days in September. The property is in the centre of the beautiful village. It is well equipped and well appointed and has a lovely garden - as the weather was unseasonably hot, we spent most of our time outside. Charlotte was very responsive and helpful both before and during our stay - she kindly arranged a trip to the family's wonderful cellars accompanied, of course, by a wine tasting (hosted by Charlotte's charming mother law). Although there are no shops in the village, there is a good bakery and other shops in nearby Pommard and Meursault. We love walking through the vineyards to Pommard - also the location of one of our favourite restaurants, Aupres du Clocher. For those who love good food and wine, accompanied by wonderful walks, it is difficult to think of a more ideal location. We will certainly be back soon!
We loved the cottage. It is very well-equipped and spacious. Charlotte is an excellent host and Madame Buffet and Marc-Olivier gave us a super tour of the caves. Volnay is a nice little village, if a little limited in restaurants and shops.
We really enjoyed our stay in Volnay. Charlotte is a wonderful host - she even went to the trouble of meeting me at a local pharmacy to help me out when I had a minor emergency (thanks again, Charlotte!) - and is readily available with travel advice for those who request it. We were traveling with two small children and this place is great for kids. There are toys and books in the top floor tv room (which could easily serve as a fourth bedroom if needed - it has a separate door to the hallway). The garden is very nice, and quite private. Volnay is a great location for exploring the area. A bike/walking path runs through the village; Pommard is only a 5-7 minutes or so walk away, and there are restaurants and a bakery there. (Volnay is smaller, with no real shopping - though there are one or two restaurants.) Beaune is a short drive, and it is possible to walk there (or easily bike) - it took us a little over an hour to walk using the bike paths through the vineyards. Very relaxing place!
My wife, my sister and I had a very pleasant stay in this house. The house is a late 1800s home that has been updated and modernized without losing its historical charm.
Volnay, the village of approximately 270 citizens where the house is located, is a wonderfully quiet place. It is a truly beautiful historic village set among very old vineyards, some of which are found among the homes in the village itself.
The ground floor consists of a modern kitchen which is part of what we now call a great room. There is a very convenient half bath just off the kitchen.
The middle floor consists of 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The top floor consists of a third bedroom and a second room which could be used for just relaxing or it can be used as a fourth bedroom. It contains a hide-a bed which can act as a sofa or a double size bed. It also contained a television and a small library of books and games for children.
The only issue we had with this floor is that the ceiling above the top of the stairs to the floor is very low. Unless you are a small child you always need to watch your head at the top of the stairs.
The house was very dark at night because of subdued street lighting.
Charlotte, the woman who owns this home along with her husband was as warm a host as we have ever had. She was extremely pleasant and helpful.
I would not hesitate to stay here again.
We had a lovely stay in Charlotte's cottage- and even though it was the height of the grape harvest, she patiently answered questions and even offered us a ride to and from the Beaune train station. We did not rent a car and could easily walk the 2k to Pommard or Meursalt on the bike routes through the vineyards, rented bikes by jogging into Beaune (6k) and used them to get around everywhere. This is truly a getaway, the village of Volnay only has a couple of eating options and no stores, so come prepared if you need. The cottage is a great space- all kinds of room (we were just two people and should have brought friends!), we would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Beaune, direction Pommard then Volnay. Place de l'Eglise, directly behind the church. Look for Domaine François Buffet.
Le Cellier Volnaysien and l'Auberge des Vignes, two restaurants in Volnay.
The Hospices de Beaune: 5km.
acompte/arrhes à la réservation 30 %
Les tarifs week ends ne sont valables que pour un week end de 3 nuits !
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.