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Lovingly Restored for 2 (or 3 with mezzanine) - Great View, Private Pool & Garde



Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Wonderful Getaway for Two People With Private Pool and Garden With a Great View.

Step into Les Hirondelles and you will immediately sense the tasteful mix of old and new that the owners of properties 6396 and 99874 have created with this their latest house.

Respect has been paid to original features whilst the work of local artisans and use of Farrow and Ball paints and traditional lime-washes have enhanced the freshness and appeal of this unique building.

The living room has a traditional flagstone floor and stone fireplace, painted beams, and an adjoining old fromagerie now clad in wood making an ideal spot for catching up on emails with a desk and internet access. One window looks onto the woods of the neighbouring château whilst the other looks towards the garden. The bathroom is on this level and contains a large walk in shower with handmade Provençal tiles. Just off the living room is a fully equipped kitchen with access to the garden, terrace and swimming pool. An oak staircase leads up to the mezzanine area and double bedroom

which is light and airy with magnificent views of the garden and the Auxois countryside.

The house is detached and has private off-road parking; there is a separate room with a washing machine, dryer and an extra fridge for all those cold drinks! The heat exchange system gives the luxury of warmth in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.

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About the Owner

Bill & Jenny
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Bill & Jenny

We both came to France one summer for a few weeks work and never looked back! We threw away office work in exchange for a life outdoors in one of the prime regions of Europe. Whilst there are many great regions to visit, it's always wonderful to return to Burgundy.

Bill & Jenny purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bill & Jenny chose Montbard area

A very rare find for just two people. If we didn't have children and dogs, we'd live here ourselves!

What makes this cottage unique

A great house with a private pool and garden yet having wonderful views as well.

12 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


Perfect peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The description and photographs do not do this property justice! Completely private, immaculately restored and everything you could possibly think you may need is provided. Bill and Jenny very helpfully provided a full list of information to help you enjoy your stay without encroaching on your stay. Perfect for what my husband and I were looking for in a holiday and would recommend this property for couples looking to get away from it all! Fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all then look no further than this property. It is private and secluded and if more than 2 cars past your front door a day I will be surprised .

Everything you need for a perfect stay is catered for. The shower is fantastic, the kitchen well equipped and even English tv channels should you want a quiet night in front of the telly. There are books and visitors maps, Bill and Jenny have truly thought of everything.

The pool is a welcome fool down as the sun shines all day around the pool, a real sun trap.

We live in London and this is the perfect get away, so perfect we have already booked for next year

Book now, you won't be disappointed

Sharen and Eric

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

This gite has been restored to a very high standard and is perfect for two. The kitchen is very well equipped and the outside area is delightful. We were fortunate enough to have very good weather and made full use of the pool and had most of our meals outdoors. Would highly recommend this gite.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week in this beautifully presented and equipped cottage. The setting is fantastic - completely private with a lovely pool that we used every day. I would recommend this property wholeheartedly - it's very unusual to find such a property for 2 - very romantic! The owners are really friendly and we're looking forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, beauitful location and must!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our holiday and had to write a review!

This house is absolutely beautiful and finished to the highest standard, with a stunning log fire. It is in a idyllic location, very quiet and perfect for a relaxing long weekend or week away. There is easy access to local towns and big cities like Dijon, which includes a large market. Bill and Jenny are lovely and attentive to all needs. This is a perfect holiday home for anyone who is looking for a relaxing break in a quiet countryside setting.

We will most definitely be returning soon for another break away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning, peaceful and cozy combined with luxury!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we enterend the house it felt like home! The house is beautiful decorated and everything you need is there. The living room with fireplace is perfect, the kitchen fully equipped with all the stuff you need to prepare the things you like! Bathroom and bedroom just perfect with all the peace and tranquillity you look for. The property is clean and extremely well maintained. Bill really took good care of us and supplied us with all the wood we could burn and gave us perfect recommendations of were to go!. The location is also perfect because it is close to Beaune and Dijon and a lot of places to buy good wine and cheese. A perfect vacation in a more than perfect place!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

A very rare find for just two people. If we didn't have children and dogs, we'd live here ourselves!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dole at 111 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pont Royal at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 542 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Precy sous Thil at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Venarey les Laumes at 23 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A6 (Bierre les Semur exit) at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pont Royal at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Les Rousses (Jura) at 220 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de pont (resevoir beach) at 11 Kilometres Car: necessary

Braux has about 200 inhabitants and is situated at an altitude of 340 metres just outside the Morvan natural park in the beautiful Auxois region of Burgundy. It’s the perfect place to relax or be active with walking, biking, rock climbing, golf and numerous visits to local sights.....

the village sits on the 120 km Bibracte hiking trail which runs from Alésia to Mont Beuvray, sections of which can easily be walked from the house by following the blue and yellow markers. The village also lies on the Canal de Bourgogne - a waterway which provides the vital link between the English channel and the Mediterranean; alongside the canal the new cycle path provides endless opportunities for exploring - maybe pedal the full 75 kms through the stunning Ouche valley to Dijon or simply bike a short way to the picturesque village of Marigny-le-Cahouet.

The nearest restaurant and café to the house is 4kms away in Pont Royal (accessible along the canal tow path) - get there early as the simple but good food attracts local artisans like bees to a honey pot after midday.

The undiscovered medieval gem of Semur-en-Auxois is a 10 minutes drive away and provides plenty of choice for bars, restaurants & shops.

Nearby places of interest include: Historical sites (13th C Abbaye de Fontenay, Vézelay Basilica, Hospice de Beaune); Chateaux (Commarin, Epoisses, Ancy-le-Franc, Bussy-Rabutin); Medieval towns & villages (Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois) ; Markets & shopping (Dijon, Beaune, Chablis, Noyers); Morvan National Park, golf & tennis nearby. 5 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge. 1 hour TGV train to Paris or Euro Disney direct from Montbard (30 minutes from the house).

PLEASE NOTE: Currently there are no flights from the UK to the nearest airport of Dole. Other airports to consider with their approximate driving times to the house are:

Paris Orly: 2 hrs 10 mins

Lyon: 2 hrs 15 mins

Paris CDG: 2 hrs 45 mins

Geneva: 2 hrs 50 mins

Basel-Mulhouse: 2 hrs 50 mins.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
27 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid High
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental price includes heating for the house when necessary. There is a small additional charge for logs for the fire.
We kindly request that guests do not smoke inside the house. We accept dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 28-Jun-2017


From the Owner

A great house with a private pool and garden yet having wonderful views as well.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with walk in shower, loo and basin


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom with double bed and beautiful views over the Auxois countryside


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered


  • If the house is already booked for the dates that you are after, please have a look at our two other properties. They are also on this site and their reference numbers are 6396 and 99874.