|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
. 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
That this was our 5th visit within the last 6 years should tell one what we find at both of the cottages. Both units (we have stayed in both) are super clean, beautifully decorated, supplied, and maintained. Theresa and Alistair are delightful hosts, and we now consider them dear friends. The rural location is peaceful, but also a perfect location to branch out daily to visit the countless places that give Bourgogne its well earned reputation for beauty, quaint villages, fine wine and food, and many ancient sites. We recommend these cottages without reserve!.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.