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Burgundy: detached 2 bedroom stone cottage in village, spectacular views

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 reception rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2nd WC, sleeps 4/6

This tastefully renovated stone cottage in the village of Benoisey, with magnificent views, has been sympathetically restored by its owners and retains its French character, whilst containing all modcons.The kitchen/diner with its original flagstone floor and woodburner is fully equipped, and there is a separate utility room with WC. The sitting room has a magnificent table seating up to 10 as well as a second woodburner, TV, DVD and leather sofa bed. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, both with double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. The 2nd bedroom with its fantastic exposed beams, also has a double futon, and there is a travel cot available if required. The upstairs bathroom has bath (with overhead shower), basin and toilet. There are 2 vaulted cellars and a large patio/ seating area with a barbecue and plenty of garden furniture. In addition, there are many games available, including boule. The garden includes flower borders, shrubs and fruit trees and borders onto farmland.

Built in 1840, La Cheneviere is a traditional French country cottage, which has been tastefully restored by its owners, since they bought it in 2004. It is close to Montbard where the TGV stops but it is a very quiet location. La Cheneviere is very much a home from home, where you can relax and 'escape from it all', reassured that the owners have thought of most things you may require- be it a sunbed in Summer or a sledge in Winter! The truly spectacular views, together with the well considered (part-covered) outside space means that relaxing on the patio or in the garden during the warmer months is sublime.The Tour of Burgundy by cycle runs along the Burgundy canal for 580 km. The canal is just at the bottom of the valley from Benoisey. An article about cycling in the area around Benoisey is at The welcoming atmosphere of the house, with woodburners in both reception rooms, means that it can be equally enjoyed in Winter, especially, perhaps, after a bracing walk along the Canal or across the snowy hills!

All this adds up to providing you with a holiday home that, despite the plethora of visitor attractions in the local vicinity, you will always be happy to return home. As many of our visitors will testify!

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Judy Burvill
Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Judy Burvill

We have lived and worked round Rolvenden in Kent, England for many years. We have a family of 4 children and 3 grandchildren who all love the fact that we have a lovely house in Burgundy that they can enjoy!

Judy Burvill purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Judy Burvill chose Benoisey

It was in 2004 that we decided to look around for a property to buy in France. La Cheneviére was the first place we looked at and I fell in love with it immediately. We looked at other properties but there was no point! I had seen the house I wanted! The view was immediately stunning and the house had so much potential even though there was only one light and socket in each of the downstairs rooms, a basin and toilet facilities in one part of the front room and an attic space that was pretty derelict and coated with spider webs!We wanted to keep the French character of the house and spent the next 7 years renovating it.

What makes this cottage unique

Everyone who sees our house loves it. We hope we have created a house which feels French. It is comfortable both indoors and outside on the patio. There are numerous activities to enjoy and places to visit, lots of beautiful villages to explore and places to eat typically French fare but, after trips out, our visitors have always been content to come back 'home' and relax! A glass or two of Burgundy or some Cremant de Bourgogne can be enjoyed in the heart of French Burgundy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Judy,

I am so pleased to be able to feed back to you. We all just LOVED your cottage. Firstly, we think you have done a wonderful restoration. It has been so sympathetically done and everything seemed just right and not out of place. I did say in the Visitors Book that we have restored a couple of old houses and know very well that photos of the ‘Before’ don’t adequately show how really terrible the places were, and how amazingly transformed they have been.

We were very comfortable and really think that nothing could be done to add to the comfort or charm of the cottage. We were delighted to find a baguette on top of the wall one morning, courtesy of the local Boulanger. This occurred on 3 occasions but we didn’t ever see him until we were leaving – and we saw his van just down the road. I jumped out of our car with a handful of coins to pay him – and then proceeded to have the most amusing conversation. He spoke no English, and I had my limited schoolgirl French. I’d chat and point down the road to your house, and he’d nod and smile and say ‘Complique’! Eventually, we gave up – and it was only after that that I realized it was probably the other Boulanger who’d been leaving the bread. Anyway, when you see him, please thank him on our behalf.

Probably what impressed us most, and what we could feel, was that this was a cottage that was well used and well loved by you, your family and friends. We have since stayed in a couple of cottages but neither has had the ambience of your maison.

Merci! It was wonderful, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Our only regret was that we weren’t there longer as we tended to visit places in a rush and not give them the time due to them.

Many thanks Judy.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Benoisey in Côte-d'Or

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All bed linen is provided. The 2nd bedroom has a double futon so could sleep an extra 1/2 persons. Extra bed linen and duvet are available for the futon. There is a travel cot if needed, with duvet. It is kept in the 2nd bedroom but there is plenty of room to accommodate it in bedroom 1 if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Children have loved staying here but there are 16 steps down from the house to the patio so very young children may need supervision. The table tennis table, dart board and various games have been appreciated by children and adults. The barbecue is used on a regular basis as are the sunbeds and garden dining furniture! Being in the middle of France, there are no beaches! However, there is a swimming complex at Montbard with indoor and outdoor pools as well as a paddling pool for young children. There is a large lake with supervised swimming and a play area for small children and a park at Venarey which is 10 minutes away. Also a man-made beach with canoes and water sports at the Lac de Pont near Semur, only about 10 miles away.


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Burgundy: detached 2 bedroom stone cottage in village, spectacular views
average rating of 4.95 based on 22 reviews

Always again!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in an very small and quiet idyllic French village. We spend a few days here in April and it was amazing! The house was beautifully renovated and and furnished with lots of taste and tons of great little details. Beautiful views in each direction of the house. Two wood stoves for cozy evenings. Very well equipped kitchen. Everything you might need is there. This is a great place to get away to finish a writing project, hang out with good friends or to bring a family. There's plenty of room! We would very much recommend and love to return in the summer or autumn time to also enjoy the terrace and the garden. We would come back, whenever we have the chance.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you appreciated our lovely French house. And you are right, it is beautiful in every season!
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Los cabos

We loved this place it was amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, it was perfect, with excellent views of benoisey and the place was really lovely, Judy was very kind and communicative at all times the house was extremely clean and well maintained with all the necessary things, I felt pampered during my stay.... i fell in love with the place and would book it again in a heartbeat

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you loved it as much as I thought you would. The photos on the website don't do the view justice do they! Nor can they capture the ambience of the house and area! You are welcome back any time; although it is rather a long way from Mexico!
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Nice stay/ Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 3 nuits à Benoisey ( 2 adultes et 2 enfants de 13 et 8 ans). Le cadre est superbe , la maison est située en hauteur, la vue sur la campagne environnante est impressionnante. Benoisey est un joli petit village, très calme et extrêmement bien placé. En effet il est très rapide de se rendre à Montbard, à Alésia ou Semur en Auxois. La maison est ancienne mais a été restaurée par un couple d'Anglais il y a une dizaine d'années. Nous y avons trouvé tout ce dont nous avions besoin, elle est bien équipée. Nos enfants ont profité du grand terrain pour jouer . Lors de notre réservation nous avons eu très rapidement un mail de la propriétaire avec toutes les informations nécessaires et très précises sur notre séjour. Elle parle bien le français et était à notre disposition pour toutes les questions que nous nous posions. Je conseille vivement cette location pour toute personne souhaitant un séjour au calme, proche de la nature.

We spent an excellent stay in Benoisey. The house is very nice et comfortable.It is not far from Semur en Auxois, Montbart or Alésia, an excellent point of departure for visiting all these cities.We had good contacts with the owner , she sent us all the informations we needed to organise our stay.I really advice this house for people who like calm and nature, the village is really quiet .

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you appreciated the cottage and its superb location with spacious rooms, garden and patio. People of all ages love it's peacefulness and tranquillity amidst a traditional French village. Time seems to stand still in Benoisey!
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Spacious, well equipped, tastefully done

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage, clean, well maintained, all in working order, excellent friendly communication and support from the owner, a definite recommend to others, quiet and remote with a lovely town Montbard about 8 kms away. Very nice!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Bern, NC

A Beautiful Place to Enjoy Burgundy

  • 5 of 5

Truly, your cottage, La Cheneviere, was our "Home Away from Home". We could not have felt more at home. Thank you for all the information on the house and the area. That is so thoughtful and so appreciated. La Cheneviere was cozy and so comfortable. Our favorite moments were experiencing the evenings on the back patio in the Burgundy countryside while relaxing with some wine and cheese . The sights...white Charolais cattle grazing on green pastures, barge boats moving in the Burgundy canal, trains hurling down the valley tracks, cyclists peddling along the Canal, farmers hustling to get the hay cut and baled, birds and bees flying and buzzing across the yard from fruit tree to tree and flower to flower...all the while we sip wine and snack on cheese; can life get any better? The sounds...the birds tweeting and the bees buzzing, the trains whirling down the valley, cattle mooing, tractors motoring down the steep hill and the silence between those moments. The smells...fresh cut hay and clean country air and the best was aroma of fresh baguettes from the Boulanger who delivered right to the door. We had a good Dinner at Le Trianon D"Alesia and a better dinner at Le Bistrot de Louise in Venarey. La Grange in Flavigny Sur Ozerain provided us a wonderful farm fresh lunch. We set our car GPS to keep us on the small country roads and we felt as if we were the only ones driving in Burgundy! We loved La Cheneviere, the Burgundy countryside, the food and the people. The best thing I can say is...we will be back for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peacefull place in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have had a great stay here and, in fact, my wife and I feel that this is the best place we have stayed since leaving our island home in May. This really reminds us of our little bit of heaven back in the US ( except your place is just a bit older!) You have done a great job with you remodel! A truly wonderful spot. So much to see around the area and to do it via bike path along the canal was fantastic. Just sitting on the deck taking in the beautiful view of the rolling landscape was magical. We only wished the Wifi was working, but found connection in hotel in small town not far away to check email and skype with family. Thanks, Judy for a wonderful stay. I would highly recommend this place and hope to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff: I am so pleased that you liked the cottage so much. We agree that it is a little bit of heaven! Even after 10 years we still love going back, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Regarding the Wifi, it is a Pay as You Go so it just needed to be plugged in and activated by phoning an automated service. I am glad that you found a hotspot in Montbard! And a drink in the Cafe at the station there is always a pleasant way to spend a little while! Thank you for your kind words. Judy
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
320 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Montbard (including the TGV)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lac de Pont
Car: necessary

La Cheneviere is a peaceful, traditional detached stone cottage in Benoisey, a typical Burgundian village (nr Montbard). . Situated on the edge of a valley, it offers spectacular views over the Burgundy Canal, the River Brenne and the surrounding countryside. The railway line with the TGV runs through the valley in the distance, parallel to the road, the canal and the river. Benoisey has the advantage of being close to Montbard where the TGV stops. This means that there is easy access from or to Paris, Dijon and other places with a railway station.Car hire is available in Montbard if you decide to arrive by train. Benoisey is a perfect base for both walkers, cyclists and wine lovers, with walks and cycle rides in the Burgundian countryside and along the Burgundy canal available from the doorstep. The famous vineyards around Beaune are to the south and Chablis to the north of the cottage. The medieval towns of Semur-en-Auxois, Noyers and Flavigny (where the film 'Chocolat' was filmed) are all within easy reach, about half an hour away, as are Epoisses, famous for one of the smelliest (and tastiest!) cheeses in France and Alesia, with its huge statue of the Gaul, Vercingétorix. The historic Abbey at Fontenay is only 10 minutes away. The towns of Montbard and Venarey have all shopping facilities but fresh bread can be enjoyed daily as a mobile boulanger visits Benoisey every day, including Sunday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Benoisey, Cote d'Or

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring summer
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include all reasonable electrical and water charges, linen and any wood used during the rental.
£100 deposit required to secure booking. . Full payment is required 8 weeks in advance of the rental period start date. In the event of cancellation all monies will be refunded if an alternative booking for the same period is found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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