Lovely Villa, Stunning Views, Quality Contemporary Interior With Wifi Internet For 2014
Stunning Views Of The Côtes Du Couchois, Close To Beaune, Nolay, Meursault And Medieval Autun
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
Situated in a prominent position on the outskirts of Couches, the house offers spectacular views of the undulating countryside and local vineyards. Not many villages can boast their own castle, so be sure to visit the 'Chateau Marguerite de Bourgogne' which is on the doorstep. The 2 bedroom villa style house affords excellent facilities for the self catering holiday, with all the creature comforts of modern living in a tranquil, rural environment. The property provides 100 square metres of accommodation, including a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, purpose built laundry room with separate sink/drainer, complete with washing machine and ironing board with iron. The open plan lounge has comfy leather sofas, English Freesat TV and an audio system for MP3 players. Bedrooms are stylishly designed with modern, practical furniture, including comfortable beds and ample storage for personal belongings. Children staying with guests must be 12 years old or over. No pets are allowed.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights. There is a built in wardrobe and chest of drawers for clothes storage. Bedroom 2 is a similar size, again with a double bed, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.
A small but well appointed and fully tiled shower room with large shower and sliding glass door. There is a toilet, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
The large kitchen area is comprehensively equipped, including a high capacity fully integrated fridge/freezer; an electric oven with grill and cooker hood. There is also a gas hob, toaster, microwave and kettle. Crockery, cutlery, pans and dishes.
There is a dedicated laundry room with separate sink/drainer, washing machine and ironing facilities.
The open plan living/dining area includes 2 comfy 2 seater leather settees, coffee table and wall mounted LCD TV with English Freesat channels. The large dining table seats 4 comfortably. There are bookcases and occasional tables with lighting.
The property will be checked by our local agent when you leave and any additional cleaning carried out. Bed linen and towels can be provided, however there is an additional charge for this service.
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.
Due to the nature of access to the property it would unfortunately not be suitable for wheelchair users.
The entrance is via a set of gates leading from a gravel access road which feeds just five houses so is nice and peaceful.
The property sits within 1/2 acre of land, with a beautiful coppice of birch, fir and maple trees in one corner. Areas close to the house have landscaped borders with pebbles and planting.
There is a gravel area directly in front of the south terrace, which has a large paved patio ideally placed to enjoy the late evening sun in the summer months. Outdoor table, chairs and parasol are provided. There is a purpose built BBQ which we have restored, but a portable BBQ is also provided.
Important notes on accommodation
Couches is just down the hill, literally 5 minutes by car. It has pretty much everything you will need for a self catering holiday. Coccinelle supermarket, open all week except Sunday afternoon. Bank, post office, bakery (excellent), butcher, tourist office, chemist, doctors, dentist, bars and several excellent restaurants.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|22 March 2014 - 16 May 2014||£ 395.00||7|
|17 May 2014 - 4 July 2014||£ 495.00||7|
|5 July 2014 - 29 August 2014||£ 595.00||7|
|30 August 2014 - 26 September 2014||£ 495.00||7|
|27 September 2014 - 17 October 2014||£ 395.00||7|
Our change-over day is Saturday. To allow time for our local agent to check the property has been left clean & tidy and for additional cleaning, we ask our guests to vacate by 10.00 am. On arrival day, please aim to be there between 3.30 pm and 8.00 pm.
Please check availability prior to booking. A booking may be held for 48 hours (to arrange travel plans), but will expire if we don't hear from you within this period.
25% is required at the time of reservation, remainder payable 8 weeks before your visit along with £125 security deposit. This will be returned to you on confirmation of no damages and that the property has been left clean and tidy. Clean linen and towels can be provided at additional cost.
A booking confirmation will be sent.
Villa near Couches, Burgundy, France
About the area
There is a municipal golf course at Autun, just 20 mins away which has wonderful views of the lake and town. To avoid disappointment it is recommended that you contact the 'Association sportive GOLF D'Autun' in advance to determine rates and any temporary membership requirements. Please refer to www.golfautun.fr for further details.
How to get there
By car from Calais taking the A26 to Reims then onto Beaune it is around 640Km in total. See the further details section for a more detailed route description.
Paris Orly is around 3 hours by car, Lyon a little closer at around 2 1/2 hours.
There is a new service from Southampton to Dijon by Eastern Airways where it will only take about an hour to reach the house.
Couches (5 minutes) - Has everything you are likely to need for everyday life.
Autun (20mins) - Quiet Medieval/Roman town, very historic. Markets on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Chalon sur Saône (20 mins) - Excellent old town centre, good shopping with lots of boutique style outlets.
Beaune (25 mins) - Saturday morning market including regional produce, very chic with some beautiful architecture.
World renowned vineyards (25 mins) Meursault, Pommard, Montrachet and Volnay.
Travelling by car.
Crossing the channel using either the Dover to Calais car ferry service or the very convenient Euro Tunnel, it’s then around 6.5 – 7hrs driving depending on rest stops. Some SatNavs will show routes through Paris, which may indeed be the quickest if there is no traffic, but this is rarely the case. Perhaps on a Sunday or very late at night, 10.00pm onwards, but at peak times it can be horrendous.
The preferred and much less stressful route is to take the A16 towards Reims, I would recommend a stop at Tinqueux J22, where you can refuel at Carrefour and there are plenty of outlets to have lunch.
Then set your SatNav to Eguilly 71490 and you’ll take the A26 towards Lyon and get off the toll road at Beaune, and then enjoy the scenic run in down beautiful tree lined roads past the famous vinyards of Pommard and Montrachet.
More specific directions will be included in your booking confirmation.
Eastern Airways are now offering flights from Southampton to Dijon, with departures on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. It’s then just 50 minutes to Couches.
If not convenient, then there are flights to either Lyon (St. Exupery) or Paris (Orly). It takes around 3 hours from either along the motorway to reach the house.
“We had a fantastic holiday in Burgundy. Everything about the house was great. The location and views are superb and the interior beautifully designed, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. During our stay we enjoyed cycling, walking, visiting local towns, vineyards and restaurants plus relaxing and enjoying the views from Les Champs De Cloux. We quickly came to the conclusion that a week wasn't long enough and so we will definitely have to make a return visit. Many thanks for facilitating a fabulous holiday and all your help and advice. ” - Wendy Davies, United Kingdom
“What a holiday and what a lovely home you have at Les Champs de Cloux. The bed was very comfortable and it was good to have proper seating and soft towels as in our experience few gites have these! I did very little cooking but the facilities were there if I needed them. The locals at the restaurant and in the shops in Couches were very helpful and friendly. Pat & Alan Edwards.
About the Owner
Where to start, my wife Debra and I are the owners of the holiday home you're looking at. It's my fault that we spend most of our free time in France as I used to cycle race in Brittany in my younger days and loved the whole cultural experience. The subsequent revisits to see old friends hooked us into the lifestyle and created the desire to own a property there. After exploring all corners of France we settled on South Burgundy, which from the UK is both accessible, and at the same time enjoys generally better weather giving you a definite feeling of being on holiday. We love being there, but like most UK owners can't be there all the time due to work commitments. Now that the renovations are complete the property is available to rent in 2012.
Year property purchased:
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Property Ref FR9899
Steven and Debra Pike
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 01162232917
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