Overlooked by an old and typical village of Burgundy, Rix mill offers, for your exclusive benefit, the luxury of 5.5 hectares of meadows and water inviting to wander around, daydream or observe and contemplate the rich nature and wildlife widely present.
A self-contained holiday cottage has been equipped, combining the beautiful architecture of the era (built in 1743 before the French Revolution) and the comfort and nice decor one's want to find when on holiday. Spacious and bright, the accommodation receives the outdoor light through large windows offering an open view on the mill stream, the village and the river. The main room includes a fitted kitchen and a dining space, a living space (3-seat sofa - which is an extra high-comfort double bed - , television, internet wiring, WiFi and a large range of English and French books). An under floor heating system and a charming wood stove guaranty a great comfort, even in winter. The bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower. The double-bed bedroom is installed on the mezzanine overlooking the main room.
Situated in the heart of Burgundy region, within the "Chablis, Sancerre, Beaune vineyards triangle", Rix Mill is part of the 200 inhabitants Rix village, just 3 kms from the medieval town of Clamecy (5000 inhabitants), where all amenities and shops are available, and 2 hours drive South from Paris. With a rich history, Burgundy offers a wide variety of tourist attractions and places to visit easily reachable by car from the mill: Vezelay (designated Unesco World Heritage site), Guedelon castle (one-of-a-kind project in the whole world ), Fontenay abbaye, Semur en Auxois, Auxerre, the Morvan massif and its lakes, the "canal du Nivernais", Autun, Bibracte, Alesia...
As an alternative to the car, the surrounding countryside will also invite you to walks, bike rides and boating. Two bicycles (more can be hired in town) are at your disposal on site. Use of an inflatable boat, swimming or fishing are all means of enjoying the 1 km of river. Pétanque, badminton and table tennis can also be practiced onsite and, activities as yoga, climbing and micro lighting are available all year round at very short distance.
Your hosts, Yves and Christine, have spent many years as expats in Switzerland and the UK and are bilingual French-English. Their primary wish is to make your stay thoroughly enjoyable, your mood and your pace will be their only guides in advising you, accompanying you or leaving you alone when it is your choice. They are living in the mill main house. On your arrival they will welcome you with an "aperitif bourguignon". They will then keep a discreet distance to preserve your tranquility. If you are staying for the week, if it suits you, they will invite you to a convivial welcome dinner to have the time to share and exchange more. Sharing another meal later during your stay will always be possible at extra fee.
If you like to improve your skills or those of your relatives in French language you can also ask for Christine's assistance, please get in touch for a specific quotation.
Rix mill is reachable either by car, train or private plane as there is a public airfield in Rix with a parking space for your plane in a private hangar.