This lovely North Burgundian farmhouse situated set back from a quiet road has recently been renovated and is now a large house on different levels. It is well equipped for a real 'Home from home feel'. There are beds for 7 people and a cot is available.
The property is entered by the ground floor kitchen which is well equipped with electric oven and hob, toaster, filter coffee maker, crockery, glasses. cooking utensils, table linen, tea towels, etc and has the original fireplace and Burgundy stone floor. There is a pine kitchen table to seat six to eight. Above, reached by a wooden staircase, is a family room. The family room is on two levels and is very light with whitewashed walls and original beams. A few wooden steps up from the kitchen is a lovely comfortable sitting room with a leather two seater sofa, two wingback chairs, wooden dining table and six dining chairs. It has a beautiful original wooden floor. There is a tv/dvd and cards, games, jigsaws etc. Also lots of leaflets about places to visit. Another step up leads to a hallway along to the shower room (all towels are included) and a single room with a day bed and curtain for privacy from the hallway. Then on to a small hallway with the large double bedroom going off and a door leading outside with stone steps down to the courtyard. The large courtyard is shared with the owners other holiday property but here is a private lawned garden for guests to use at the end of the courtyard up some stone steps (the other property has it's own garden). The house is well equipped with books, games, toys etc.
The washing machine, garden furniture and barbecue are found in the cellar. There are also various bikes which guests may use. Please bear in mind that as we are not in permanent residence we cannot necessarily keep the bikes well maintained though they are always checked when we visit. We advise that you bring your own cycling helmets.
The village centre is within easy walking distance and has a supermarket, bar, pharmacy, two boulangeries, wine shop, garage and a flower shop. There is also a new restaurant on the village square serving traditional Burgundian food. The set menu is priced at a very reasonable 12€50.
There are many places of interest to visit within a short distance. Marceney Lake with a small man made beach is only 5 mins away by car. Semur en Auxois is a lovely town to visit, also with a swimming Lake. Buffon tower and museum in Montbard which also has a TGV station and Fontenay Abbey is a short journey away from Montbard. There is the Roman Fort of Alessia with it's new visitor Centre at Lenarey les Laumes. The nearest cities to visit are Troyes 43 miles, Dijon 46 miles, Auxerre 45 miles. Paris is a 2.5 hour drive passing the historic chateau at Fontainebleau. Reims is 2 hours away by car. Being so close to the Champagne border there are two wine routes to follow. A visit to Les Ricey is well worth a visit for Champagne tasting and Chablis is less than an hours drive away. Cyclists will enjoy quiet roads and forest tracks. Chatillon sur Seine at 12km and Montbard at 18 km are the nearest towns to the property. Both towns have ample shopping facilities with major supermarket chains, they both have swimming pools. Wi'fi access is available locally.
We are sometimes on hand but we do not intrude. Our caretakers are very friendly and helpful, should you need help or directions, in our absence. All bedding, towels etc are included except cot bedding.