3 Star - Perfect for 2 couples or a family - baby friendly
* Attractive 300 years old stone house over 2 floors in Semur en Auxois
* Original stone walls and exposed beams give incredible charm
* Handcrafted staircase leading to the first floor
* Overlooks a leafy green park and to the rear has views of 4 medieval turrets and the ramparts
* Renovated in 2011 with all modern comforts including gas central heating
* Perfect for 2 couples, or a family with a baby/1 or 2 teenagers
* Enclosed garden with wisteria, old roses and herb garden
* An adjacent house is available for larger parties (property: 1405348)
* Open plan sitting room and dining area for 4 to 6p – ground floor (leading to garden)
* Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooking facility – ground floor
* Master bedroom with double bed, table and chairs, mirrored wardrobe with drawers, view of the ramparts and turrets - 1st floor
* Second bedroom with a double bed (can be separated into 2 single beds (to be specified at time of booking), shelves, desk and chair – first floor
* Separate toilet – ground floor
* Very light and modern bathroom, Italian shower – ground floor
* Laundry – exterior
* Wifi, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, hair dryer
* Top and ground floor safety gates on stairs + baby changing area – first floor.
* International Satellite TV, radio, games and books
* Parking space at front door
* Clothes folding table in laundry
* Garden furniture, deck chairs, BBQ
* All baby equipment available, cot, bath, high chair, plates, cutlery, beakers and toys…. (if needed please ask Patricia)
* All linen provided, ready to move in
* Bike rack, secure parking for bicycles
* 8 mins walk to town centre (medieval streets, river)
* Cafes for breakfast and bakers for your morning croissants and baguettes
* Central within vineyards of the Burgundy regions (Chablis to the North, Beaune and Dijon to the South) as well as local Auxois wines
* Many historical sites within easy reach such as Abbey de Fontenay, Chateau de Bussy Rabutin …
* Many local walking, riding and cycling routes (Canal de Bourgogne)
* Bike rental available near Canal
* Fishing (pike perch etc..) River and Lake in the Morvan
* Good swimming pool in Montbard for children and adults – 15mns drive
* English classes/French classes available at additional cost
Dijon - 80 kms about 1hr
Paris - 250 kms about 3 hrs
Lyon - 230 kms about 2.5 hrs
By Train - Station Montbard
Eurostar + TGV from the UK
Direct TGV to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
Then Bus, taxi or rental car
Bus service to and from Montbard TGV station. Bus stop 20meters from the house
Hertz car rental available from Monbard train station (pleaase ask Patricia for details
Bus services to major surrounding towns
Top Traveller Review
A beautiful place to stay
About the Owner
Hello, my name is Patricia. I lived abroad most of my life, USA, Portugal... and I spend 12 years in the UK. I worked in Sales and Marketing in the IT Industry and I now teach English and French. I moved to Burgundy in 2010 and renovated 2 gites, I am also the founder of 123lang.com.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day holiday in Semur en Auxois. What a delightful medieval town, looking like a fairy tale, it oozes French charm. The perfect base to enjoy the many enjoyable attractions in the area.
Patricia, owner of the property, is kind and helpful, speaks perfect English, which helped to make our stay memorable.
Semur has all the shops you could wish for, including a market on Sundays. Its charm, however, is in many medieval buildings and the lovely river that runs through the town.
On our first evening walk to the town, we were delighted to hear a nightingale right near the cottage. The perfect start to the perfect holiday...
4.6 based on 25 holidaymaker reviews
A beautiful place to stay
My family had a wonderful visit to Burgundy and a large part of it was due to the comfort and hospitality we found in Patricia's lovely home. The unit was perfect for us and our two small children. The home itself was wonderfully renovated and decorated and gave us enough space to relax. The park across the street provided lots of fun for the kids after a day of sight-seeing. The recommendations Patricia gave us made our time there even more special. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore this beautiful region and have a comfortable place to come home to each night.
A lovely characteristic house in a mediëval town
In September we had a very nice holiday in Semur en Auxois.
A comfortable house with authentic elements in a nice characteristic small town in a beautiful part of Burgundy.
The house is clean and very well equiped, with good beds.
There is mutch privacy in the garden with natural fence. There are gardentables, gardenchairs and also we had the possibility to put down our bikes.
The owner is a nice hospitable woman. She gives the guests the feeling that it is important for her that they enjoy there stay.
We liked to have a good baker in the direct surroudings of the house (1km)!
Comfortable, convenient and relaxing
Great location for exploring the area. Wonderful old village to visit and easy access to activities such as cycling. the accommodation itself is beautifully presented and very comfortable.It was lovely to have an outdoor/garden area to sit and relax after a day of sightseeing. Patricia made every effort to ensure that we had everything we needed, with good advice and local knowledge.
Very nice property close to a lovely town
The property fully met our expectations and Patricia was the perfect host. Within walking distance of a lovely old town we had a wonderful week.
An excellent, well-appointed gite in an area of great beauty and interest.
I am delighted to be able to write a review about Le Jardin du Roitelet. We all had the most wonderful week at the gîte. The welcome by Patricia was much appreciated as was the very pleasant mid-week drink in the garden where we were able to try out our French with your other guests. An added bonus was the wonderful weather. We found the gîte very well appointed and it contained all that we could possibly need, and the use of the wi-fi /internet was extremely helpful. The garden also was delightful and a good place to recharge ones batteries watching the swallows, settling into a good book or just dozing with the gentle perfume of the roses wafting by and eating our meals there.
There are so many places of interest to visit in the area that we were spoilt for choice (Noyers, Alesia, St Remy de Reine (for the Romano-Gallo remains and Cheval Blanc restaurant), Dijon, Abbaye de Fontenay, Chateau de Bussy-Robutin to name but a few) , but in fact we managed to see an amazing amount in just 7 days without doing too much driving, as they were so close by. The fascinating town of Semur en Auxois is walkable from the gîte for collecting the morning croissants, and provided some good meals as did the surrounding area. A good local restaurant and a wine shop is only 3 minutes walk away.
Very sad to leave and will hope to return in due course as there is still so much to see. An easy drive from Calais in just over hours.
Vacation in Semur en Auxois
We thoroughly enjoyed our rental home and host. The house is well cared for and thoughtfully appointed. Patricia was gracious and informative. We chose not to rent a car and successfully used the local buses to navigate this beautiful area. The town itself is delightful and the local tourist office very helpful. We would recommend this home to others.
From the Owner
“I fell in love with Semur as a child, the house was a family property. I decided to renovate it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.”
Activity and Interests
Discover 'La Bourgogne' whilst relaxing in this quiet house.
Explore an area full of history, visit the Abbey de Fontenay (Unesco monument), the Château de Bussy Rabutin, tour the Vineyards , cycle or cruise the renowned canal of Burgundy or follow the footsteps of the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims to Vezelay .
Semur en Auxois is surrounded by very lush and green countryside and is close to the Morvan National Park and therefore is ideal for travellers longing to step into history, gastronomy or wine tasting.
Activities: Many activities such as cruising the canal, cycling (bicycle rental), hiking in the beautiful countryside, swimming in the beautiful Lac de Pont or others are available. Great Swimming Activity Center in Montbard for children and adults.
The medieval town of Semur en Auxois hosts every year a renowned medieval festival not to be missed (end of May)
Get dressed for 2 days as a medieval character, costumes to be hired from Tourist board.
Semur is also renowned for painters, many painters come to Semur and love painting on the river banks and catch a glimpse of this quiet river l’Armancon.
Summer Music Festival in Semur's famous church or neaby places.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£211|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.|
Prices are in euros,
Reservations are taken via email or phone
Please visit my website for more photos and information about the house. http://www.semurlocations.com
For short stays please ask for a quote. Payments are made on line.
Cleaning Fee of 60 euros will be due to the owner on arrival
Terms and conditions are visible on line. A contract will seal the rental
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“This property is ideal for families with children or two couples. If you want to have a joint holiday with another couple or grand parents but want to keep your independance, then you can also hire property 1405348.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking ...
- Parking On Street
- Thermos Flask
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker ...
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Garbage Disposal
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
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- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Audio Tape Player
- Books ...
- Books for Kids
- CD Player
- Games ...
- Games for Kids
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- 50 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Fully equipped wash room with window, hand basin, Italian shower, Hair dryer, radiator Separate WC
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, travel cot if needed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, twin or double
- Gas Central heating in all rooms, all linen provided, RJ45 plugs for laptops in each room Bedroom 1: Double bed, wardrobe and hanging space, desk and chairs, optional travel cot Bedroom 2: Twin beds convertible in double bed, hanging space and shelves, desk and chair
- Deck Chairs
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- 4 garden chairs
- 2 deck chairs
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Young children equipment provided, travel cot, high chair, plastic mugs and plates, loo seat reducer, changing mat. Cooking facilities: 3 ring gas cooking plate, Microwave/Grill + separate outdoor full size Electric Oven, Charcoal BBQ. Cookery Classes, French conversation classes