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Romantic cottage in Burgundy close to Chablis

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, separate toilet, sleeps 4

This quaint stone cottage is perfect for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. Its stone walls and fireplace, wooden floors and exposed beams will take you back in time. Equipped with modern facilities (dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, electric heating), you will be charmed by its warm, French atmosphere. A lovely, quiet, and private garden awaits ideal for barbecues and alfresco dining.

Regional Activities: As well as wine/champagne tasting and excellent cuisine, the region boasts many other possibilities including tennis, golf, swimming, horse riding, history with its castles and medieval villages, and many family activities such as Nigoland (amusement park 1 hour away) Disneyland Paris (Fast TGV train 1.5hrs) Chateau Guedalon (1hr by car). Hiking, mountain biking (bikes for hire),gourmet dining to name just a few.

Major towns like Troyes (famous for its outlet malls) and Auxerre offer shopping with many good quality, French brand clothes and shoes.

Throughout the year, there are colourful rural markets and other interesting activities about which the English speaking owners will be able to advise you. In Summer the village holds a number of fetes and a vide Grenier, boasts its own cine club showing a variety of French films once a month in the village hall. Chateau of Ancy le Franc holds a monthly classical concert.

More Details

Karen Calderwood
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About Karen Calderwood

Born in Zimbabwe haved lived in UK, Australia and now settled in France with my husband Clive and daughter Joanna. We live in Stigny permanently Joanna goes to college in Tonnerre and is bilingual (I am so jealous). This village and its people have made us so welcome.

Karen Calderwood purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Karen Calderwood chose Stigny

La Poterne is a perfect base for all that Burgundy has to offer. The village is typical rural village no shops but all you need in the beautiful chateau village of Ancy le Franc 10 mins away.

What makes this cottage unique

La Poterne is a beautiful charming little cottage and is separate and totally private from our main house. We are next door if you need any advice.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful little cottage in a lovely quiet & pretty village. Enjoyed exploring the area and quiet roads, pretty village, great food & wine. Vezelay was a particular favourite and have enjoyed all the local chateaus would definately recommend a stay here. Thankyou for the welcome gifts and fresh vegetable from the garden. Great hosts and charming people.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Stigny around the Yonne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Toilet - Toilet , Separate
  • Newly installed Hydroshower Please note bathroom is downstairs bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Smaller room suitable for children
  • Cot available on request
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Romantic cottage in Burgundy close to Chablis
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Escape to Stigny

  • 4 of 5

This quaint cottage is perfect for a quiet break in the heart of Burgundy. There is easy access to places such as Auxerre, Noyers, Fontenay Abbey and Dijon. The nearest town of Ancy-le-Franc is very accessible and has all the amenities - including a very good charcuterie, boucherie and patisserie.

The house itself is small but not too cramped for a family of four. It had all the facilities that you would need, including a well-equipped kitchen and a barbecue. Stigny is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, whether by car, bike or on foot. A particular highlight was the Burgundy Canal where you can cycle for miles along the quiet towpath.

Karen was a perfect hostess - very welcoming on arrival and always available if needed. Karen took us to the village fireworks on our second evening - which our boys really enjoyed, particularly the latern walk back to the cottage afterwards. Karen also supplied us with some beautiful fresh vegetables that were from her garden, which we enjoyed immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A delightful property with lots of character and original features. An excellent base for exploring a very beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moscow, Istanbul, Stuttgart

Thanks hearty welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We falled in loved with this place and its owner! Very quite and cute! This is right place to go If you want to have peacefull holidays with long walk, enjoying delightfull landscapes, reading and reflections. We all had a feeling like we had visited our friends or relatives instead of renting the house. Thanks Karen for that!

Best regards,

L, H, N & E.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Luda, Hasan, nadine and Erdel for your review and we are so pleased you got the spirit of our village
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Cozy cottage in a country-side France

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in La Poterne Gite in Stigny, Burgundy.

Our hostess (Karen) was very friendly and helpful. The house is very comfortable and clean. It includes all necessary amenities which made self-catering very easy and not time-consuming at all.

The house is very old, but in perfect condition, it wonderfully conveys the atmosphere of the country-side.

The house has a completely private garden and is located in a quiet and picturesque village. The neighbors are very friendly, but except for the hosts, nobody speaks English not a little bit, bear that in mind.

The village is surrounded by forest and fields, which are perfectly suited for walking. It easily reached by car, and parking is abundant.

We recommend the La Poterne to anybody who seeks to enjoy the quite magic of rural France and escape the buzz of big cities.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Igor for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed Burgundian experience
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Perth, Australia

Peace and tranqility in the French country-side

  • 4 of 5

A lovely Gite with plenty of room for a family of four (best if you are not too tall though as some doorways are 3/4 size). Easy driving distance to surrounding points of attraction including scenic local villages and great vineyards ie the town of Chablis. If you like doing your own cooking as we did, there are fabulous local markets and fresh produce vendors giving access to everything required to whip up your own provincial french feast. We visited in late May when all the fields were a sea of yellow and green from the wheat and rapeseed crops. An area I would definitely go back to and this is a beautiful little cottage to use as the 'home away from home'.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne Australia

Relaxing, quiet yet close to interesting places

  • 5 of 5

La Poterne in the quiet village of Stigny was an enjoyable, memorable place to stay. The stone cottage was delightful - the best room was the charming sitting room with the open fire which we lit each night. The outdoor area was also well used - a lovely sunny spot to have lunch or read, when we happened to be home. Mostly we visited many surrounding places of great interest - Montreal, Flavigny, Noyers (a must) Clamency, Vezelay, Chablis, Abbey de Pontigny, Chateau Ancy le Franc, Abbey de Fontenay, Source of the Seine, Auxerre etc. Karen, Clive and Joanna made us very welcome and were on hand to help at all times. The house was well equipped, clean and tidy and easy to live in, very comfortable. It would be great for a family with 2 children and would happily recommend it my friends. Marilyn from Melbourne Australia

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Paris CDG
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
495 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Montbard (TGV)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Stigny is a typical and tranquil Burgundian village surrounded by breathtaking countryside and forests. Paris (3hrs drive 1hr fast train TGV Station: Montbard), close to many of the major wine producing areas such as Chablis (Wine festival coming up October 24 & 25th 2015) and Beaune as well as the region of Champagne. A daily delivery van provides fresh bread to your door. 5-minute car drive takes you to the beautiful 'chateau' village of Ancy-le-Franc where you will find all facilities including post office, bank, medical centre, butchers shop and delicatessen with delicious regional dishes, homemade pâtés. Not to mention the excellent restaurants for all budgets throughout the area. Explore Châteaus d'Ancy le Franc and Tanlay to name just a few. Also close to some beautiful medieval towns namely Noyers, Auxerre, Semur en Auxois and Vezelay. Abbey de Fontenay and the Prieure De Vausse, a Cistercian Priory are both worth visiting. Visit famous village Flavigny (film chocolat).

Walk or cycle the Burgundy canal.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price are all inclusive for the week and include linen, heating and cleaning.
Welcome basket of croissants and bottle of wine on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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