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Two Delightful Cottages in Converted Stone Barn in Large country garden - Cottage 1- Chene

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Essey

1 & 2 bedroomed cottage, Available for 2 to 6 guests

Set in the one acre grounds of Owners' own Farm House opposite the Chateau, in beautiful and expansive rolling countryside in the heart of the Cote d'Or, on the edge of the small village of Essey. Perfect retreat for artist, writers, bird watchers and those who simply want to relax and enjoy the peace and quite over good food and wine. Both well appointed Cottages are very spacious with much original stonework and oak beams still exposed. Sunny South facing terrace. Cottage No. l (Chene) has one double bedroom, dressing room and one bathroom and can sleep two guests, whilst Cottage No. 2 (Sapin) has two double bedrooms with one bathroom and sleeps two or four guests. The large garden has several seating areas to relax in as well as tables and chairs on the terrace and around the garden. There is also a BBQ

Visits to Dijon and Beaune:: Beaune 50kms by Main Road or Motorway A6; or Dijon 50kms by Toll Free Motorway A38 are both well worth visiting. Dijon, the ancient Capital of Burgundy, has much to offer the most discerning visitor; its Cathedral, fine churches and of course the Musee de Beaux Arts are spectacular, as is the large street market and the appetising covered food hall at Les Halles (Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays). Dijon is a gastronomic delight, with many Restaurants and Bistros, some hailing from China, India, Germany, Italy, Spain, North Africa. Beautiful Beaune, the undisputed capital of the Burgundy Wine Region, is compact with many cobbled streets running from it’s central ‘Carousel’ surrounded by Restaurants, Bistros and specialist shops and Boutiques. The impressive and World famous 15th century ‘Hotel-Dieu’ Hospice, should not be missed. Many wine cellars for tasting and buying, and a wonderful Saturday morning Street Market.

Wine:: Nowhere conjures up better the delights of Wine Tasting at source than the unlimited possibilities that await the visitor in this region of Burgundy. Apart from the 100 or so wine cellars in Beaune, opportunities to visit both small growers and large internationally known wine estates and their chateaux abound. Within 30km of Beaune will be found many world renowned villages; to the North, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Nuits-St-George also good with appealing little Restaurants, whilst to the South lie Pommard, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. to name a few. Suggestions covering wine tours and where to find that ‘unknown’ good value Vigneron can be provided. There are many small villages with most welcoming wine growers where you may sample and buy their wines. Chablis is 1 ½ hours North by A6 Motorway.

Out and About, Touring: : Whether it be by car or bicycle, or indeed both there are countless opportunities to savour the beautiful surrounding countryside. Cycle, or walk, on the flat, beside the Canal de Bourgogne or in the rolling hills; stroll through the high valleys and hills with magnificent views, ideal for picnics, bird-watching, photography and painting. Rock climbing at Saffres 30minutes. See the countryside from hot-air balloon or microlight. Choice of several local lakes from which to fish, swim, sail or windsurf. Chateauneuf and Chateau de Commarin are ten minutes away, whilst within an hour’s drive there are numerous Romanesque Churches, Chateaux, and Abbeys; the ancient village of Flavigny (Film ‘Chocolat’ fame), and over 25 magnificent Gardens to visit. Engaging activities include cycling, walking, swimming in nearby lakes, boating, canal trips, rock climbing, tennis (in village) and of course wine tasting.

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Details for holiday cottage Cottage 1- Chene, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The South facing French doors lead into the light and airy Sejour (living/dining room) 5m x 10m beautifully tiled throughout, with fitted, open-plan, well equipped American style kitchen beyond. The well designed generous staircase with half-landing leads up to first floor with spacious landing with one double bedroom, bathroom 3m x 2m. The large South facing master bedroom 4m x 5m with large double bed, overlooks the front garden with superb views beyond. A second room may be used as a dressing room and overlooks the garden and fields at the rear. Much of the furniture are the owners’ antiques. All linen and towels are provided.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Theresa and Alistair MacEwen
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

. Thank you for having such a comfortable, luxurious cottage, and for being so friendly and helpful.. We hope to return next year and will be in touch again. Colin & Jenny Sx. Nov06 Thank you for a wonderful stay in such peaceful surroundings. The gite is incredibly comfortable and it was great fun exploring the region….We’ll definitely be recommending your gite to all our friends. It’s so exciting to have found such a convenient and relaxing retreat. Kate & Jacques Dec06. Your gite is superb, one of the best, if not the best we have ever stayed in. It is nice to feel so at home. We have no hesitation in recommending your gite to our friends and hope to be back. Tony and Nancy, Herts Aug.07. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality in what has been a very enjoyable time. Stephen & Liezl , London Aug. 07. We have spent the best ten days in France ever! The gite is wonderful - beautifully furnished and equipped and the situation is magnificent. Kirsten & Alistair. Sept 07
Nov 2007
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Cottage 1- Chene
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 48 reviews
Castleton, Ontario Canada

Words cannot describe how wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay after too long an interval and nothing disappointed again. Clean, spacious, well equipped, comfy beds in the heart of Bourgogne and the most affable and inviting hosts in the person of Theresa and Alistair one could find anywhere. Most helpful with suggestions as to all attractions in the area. Convenient location just off of N 6 at Pouilly-en-Auxois and in a beautiful pastoral setting. Chene's description in the listing was spot on. We would unequivocally recommend this to anyone looking for a gite in this area.

Patrick & Susan Johnston, Castleton,,ON Canada

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful couple and really great to see them again. Couples like that make our business so enjoyable and worthwhile, and any other gite owners will be in for a really enjoyable week with them around. Do so hope they will come back again one day.
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Pretty gite in great location

  • 4 of 5

Easy to get to from Calais.Clean and comfortable rural gite in a beautiful garden.Great location for a first time visit to Burgundy equidistant give or take a few kilometres for Beaune and Dijon which are a must see. Also for exploring all the famous wine towns and discovering hidden gems.

We had very good weather and enjoyed dinner on the terrace most evenings after our days out. Easy to pick up food in markets and local super markets . Friendly owners and plenty of tips for sight seeing and eating/wine.

10 days not long enough at all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful property in a beautiful, peaceful location. The house itself is spacious, clean and comfortable and the garden is perfect for sitting out on warm evenings listening to the birdsong. It is in an ideal location for travelling to the attractive towns and villages of Burgundy and there are lovely walks in the lanes surrounding the property. Needless to say there are many wonderful places to eat nearby and the local wines are fantastic. Theresa and Alister are the perfect hosts and are always ready to share their knowledge of the local area. We really can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always lovely having a couple like these two - keen to see very thing (and there is a lot to see), and who also enjoy the simpler things like relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine on the terrace. Do hope you will make it back to Burgundy a third time!!
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The scent of roses

  • 5 of 5

An excellent, well appointed property in large grounds. The door is framed with roses and honeysuckle and on our arrival to be greeted by that scent, and the very welcoming Theresa and Alistair, was brilliant. The property has everything you would want, with no shortage of crockery and glassware, and there is a supply of essentials, such as cling film, salt and pepper, oil etc. We found it a very comfortable cottage.

The weather for our week wasn't great, so we didn't eat outside as much as we hoped; nor did we venture too far. However, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring Arnay le Duc, Pouilly, Mont Saint Jean and, our favourites, Chateauneuf (I need to re-watch the film Chocolat to see what I recognise) and Vandenesse. The site of SSI at Saint Agnan is worth a trip. Theresa and Alistair have provided a wealth of information about where to go, and it's worth listening to their advice. We went to Buxy Cooperative on their recommendation.

As others have commented, the cottage is out of town. It's about 5 miles from both Pouilly and Arnay le Duc, so walking to the nearest village for bread isn't an option. Beautiful Beaune is about 45 minutes away (or an hour and a half avoiding main roads and going the circuitous route as we did). The Canal de Bourgogne runs through the area, and is underground for about 2 miles at Pouilly. Seeing the tunnel and walking its route makes you realise what a fantastic feat of engineering it is. A boat trip runs daily from the port de plaisance (near the Super U in Pouilly) and may be worth taking to experience the tunnel first hand.

Contact with Theresa was easy and she sent us an excellent map and directions on how to find Chene cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed Gill and Tom's company - they were perfect guests to have, were keen to explore the region in their own time and style, and were very positive about their stay - the weather was not too kind to them, but better than their other two weeks elsewhere, I gather! Just a little correction, the film Chocolat was made in Flavigny, a pretty medieval village about 40 minutes from us, near the world heritage site of Fontenay Abbey and not in Chateauneuf, which is about ten minutes from us, a very pretty medieval village as well, with stunning views and good places to eat and watch the world go by. Do hope you will return to Burgundy again one day.
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Urlaub in Burgund

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen sehr angenehmen Aufenthalt in der Ferienwohnung in Burgund. Wie schon in anderen Bewertungen beschrieben, sind die Vermieter sehr nett und sehr hilfsbereit. Sie vermitteln das Gefühl, willkommen zu sein wie gute Freunde. Die Wohnung war wie im Prospekt beschrieben , der Garten wie ein kleiner Park. Trotz teils verregneter Urlaubstage haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen sehr gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farsta, Stockholm County, Sweden

The cottage very clean, comfortable and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

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From: Robert Roady

Property designation: #72779

Property name: Ferme de Villeneuve, Apartment SAPIN

Location: 5 Rue de Villeneuve

21320 Essey

Pouilly-en-Auxois, France

Property owners: Alistair & Theresa MacEwen

My wife and I were guests at this property from May 30 to June 9, 2016. We found the duplex apartment to be very clean, comfortable and spacious. The large garden was a delight to see with its large oak, many fruit trees and an abundance of flowers just coming into bloom. Our host and hostess were very friendly, and we enjoyed socializing with them on several occasions. They provided us with such basics as sugar, salt and some spices, coffee, cooking oil, detergent, soap, etc. During our stay Theresa also came with a lovely bouquet of wild flowers. There were also adequate kitchen utensils, pots and pans, a good corkscrew, various types of drinking glasses, dishes, cutlery and tea towels. For the bathroom we were provided with bath, face and hand towels, which were exchanged for fresh ones on our eighth day there. WIFI worked perfectly in the apartment.

We were primarily interested in taking long walks or hikes in the countryside when the weather permitted. We found several paths for short walks in the immediate vicinity of the apartment. The Canal de Bourgogne, which is some 15 minutes away by car with ample parking at the village Vandenesse, affords opportunities for several longer walks. Further afield was the Morvan Regional Park with dramatic scenery, such as waterfalls, lovely lakes and low mountain ranges, all with a multitude of hiking trails. Unfortunately the weather conditions, i.e. electrical storms and persistent rainfall, during our stay curtailed much of our walking activity.

Our secondary interest was the cultural aspect. Despite the weather we did get to visit the lovely Fontenay Abbey, about an hour's drive north by secondary roads. On the way we saw some of the medieval half-timbered structures in Vitteaux, a small but bustling town. Near the Canal de Bourgogne is the tiny picturesque medieval village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, also some 15 or 20 minutes from the apartment by car. The village's name is derived from the imposing 12th century castle, which is well worth the € 5 admission.

Apart from the weather, for which no one but Mother Nature can be held accountable, we were very satisfied with with our stay.

Robert Roady

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Pouilly-en-Auxois A6/A38 Paris/Dijon/Beaune
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Ideally situated for holidaymakers and house-hunters alike, just five minutes from the small traditional towns of Pouilly-en-Auxois /Creancey, motorway junction A6/A38 Paris/ Dijon/ Beaune, Lyon, and Arnay-le-Duc, with their excellent range of shops and restaurants. Calais is 5 ½ hours, Paris two and a half hours whilst Lyon and its Airport are 2 hours away and Geneva Airport two and a half hours.; Great opportunities lie within half an hour to visit, historic Dijon, magnificent Beaune, with over 100 Wine Cellars, and many nearby world-famous Wine Villages. Even closer is the tranquil Valley de l’Ouche with its Abbey and Chateau, above which, in the hills with extensive views, is Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. Nearby (12km) is the 4* Chateau de Chailly Golf Course. Forty minutes away are Alise (Cesar 52BC) and Abbaye de Fontenay 12C. (World Heritage). TGV/Eurostar Dijon/London, several per day change Paris under 7hr and one per day change Lille 6hrs.

Other Activities: hot-air ballooning, canal barging, bird watching, wine tours & tastings.

Golf: Marvellous Golfing opportunities, close to hand, are there for the taking. The nearest course, just 14km away, is set in the 150 acre grounds of the spectacular 4* Chateau de Chailly Hotel with excellent Restaurant and ‘al-fresco’ lunch in summer on the sun terrace overlooking the course. It is an 18 hole par 72 course with green fees at between 50 and 80 euros per day. Clubs and Trolleys can be hired per day. Slightly further afield, 30km, near Vic-sous-Thil is a very friendly, and picturesque 9 hole par 33 course with green fees under 40 euros a day, again equipment can be hired for the day whilst only 10kms from there is the medieval hill top village of Mount St. Jean with its excellent Restaurants. Alternatively, combine a visit to Beaune or Dijon with a half day of Golf at their respective courses. PLEASE NOTE that if looking for our property on Google Maps, we have noticed they sometimes show our neighbours farm much further along the lane. This is NOT our property. The farmer is a charming French man, but his property is very untidy and scruffy.! Please also note that the homeaway price in Euros is a guideline only and our price for the week in Euros is from 690 - 725 in Sapin, and from 565 - 595 euros in Chene depending on season, and which is fixed at the start of the Season.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Essey, Beaune area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Payment may be made in either Euros or Pounds Sterling. The above are the base rates for two person occupancy per week. .Any additional one or two guests is £100-£120 for the week. The Euro price is set at the beginning of each Season 2016 = 625 euros pw.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Essey in Cote d'Or

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , basin
  • The bathroom is situated on the first floor between the two bedrooms, and is very well equipped with large vanity basin, with cupboard unit below, WC, bath with large shower-head attached to wall, as well as smaller one for hair washing. Folding glass panel around bath to provide shower enclosure. Heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious Bedroom
    Dressing Room - 1 Double Bed , if bed used in 2nd bedrm there is extra charge of 50euros pw
  • Both bedroom and dressing room are situated on the first floor, with windows overlooking the garden. They are light, bright and airy and are fully furnished including chest of drawers, cupboard and hanging space, bedside tables and lamps. If couples wish to use the bed in dressing room as well as in main bedroom, there is an extra charge of 50 euros per week for linen and cleaning etc.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is very well equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, and all the necessary items needed for a happy cook! Dishcloths provided. There is a washing machine/dryer in the owners' laundry room, with ironing facilities. Sleeps 2 plus guest.

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