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Beautifully restored farmhouse, magnificent views in central Burgundy

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Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4/5 people

Tivauche is a beautifully restored farmhouse which sits on the edge of a sleepy hamlet with fine views over the Auxois countryside. Vast open-plan living area with comfortable armchairs around old stone fireplace, dining area, well equipped kitchen & french doors leading onto the patio & garden. Spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. All linen and towels provided with beds made up. Nearby towns of Epoisses & Semur-en-Auxois provide plenty of choice for bars, restaurants & shops. Superb walking & biking; visits to historical sites (13th C Abbaye de Fontenay, Vézelay); Chateaux (Epoisses etc); Medieval towns (Flavigny etc) ; Markets (Dijon,Chablis); Lac du Pont(ideal for watersports); Morvan National Park,Golf & Tennis nearby.

5 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge. 1 hour TGV train to Paris or Euro Disney direct.

PREVIOUS GUESTS WROTE.....: For Jane & myself this is our second visit to Tivauche. We beleive it is a most beautiful gite in one of the most lovely areas of France. Jane & Alec, California. - We could not have asked for a more beautiful place to stay! All of our day trips have been great - Vezelay was our favourite, but the best part of our trip has been coming 'home' to this amazing gite, sitting outside with a glass of wine, enjoying the beautiful view. Scott & Christine, Georgia. - One of our best holidays ever. We could easily have stayed longer; there is so much to see. Andrew & Susanne, Surrey. - We have rented many gites across France, this being our first visit to Burgundy. Never have we experienced this excellent recipe of luxury, cleanliness and warmth to such an extent. Congratulations to you both. We hope to see you again. Heather & Peter, Devon.

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About the Owner

Bill & Jenny
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

53 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)


What a great house

  • 5 of 5

Clean, elegant, warm, quiet, very kind host

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Gorgeous! Perfect place to explore and relax

  • 5 of 5

Tivauche is the perfect place to explore this beautiful area of France. Bill and Jenny were amazingly helpful with near encyclopaedic knowledge of the area! Nothing was too much trouble and they were the perfect hosts. The house is warm, welcoming, beautifully decorated and well equipped with great space inside and a calm peaceful outlook from the garden. The local cheese shop in Epoisse is gorgeous with lots of tempting treats and it is a superb base to explore the local vineyards. The quiet roads and the canal path for cycling and walking make this a superb holiday bet.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Beautiful relaxing vacation home .

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property. The Farmhouse in Tivauche is well-maintained, clean and well equipped. Bill and Jenny were helpful, friendly and very attentive hosts. This house is a delightful old farmhouse with all the modern conveniences including Wi-Fi. There is a lovely private patio overlooking the beautiful golden wheat fields that stretch out as far as the eye can see. We had a wonderful relaxed vacation for four weeks and have made plans to return next year. The local cheese factory and bakery were a hit with us. There is also easy access to many chateaus and vineyards in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Beautiful old house in peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for two wonderful weeks in the Summer, and this was the third time we have stayed there. We went back because it is just such a lovely place to stay. The house has been renovated to a high standard, whilst retaining its character, and is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. The property was very clean, and everything seemed well-maintained. There is Wi-Fi access, which is very handy for checking-out all the local attractions and weather. The two main bedrooms are spacious, light and very comfortable, and as there are just the two of us, we had a hard task in deciding which one to use! The big garden at the rear of the house has a great view of the local countryside, and is so quiet. It's a great place to lie-out and relax. The night skies are amazing, being so dark, and we spent hours stargazing most evenings.

The owners, Bill and Jenny, were, as always, welcoming and very helpful, and they know all the best places to dine, visit and enjoy. There are some lovely small towns just a short drive away, including Semur en Auxois, Avallon, Noyers and Vezelay, and each one is well worth a visit. Semur is closest, about 15 minutes away, and there are several great places there to have a meal, a drink or a pleasant walk.

We go to Burgundy mainly for the cycling, and it really is a terrific area; gently rolling countryside, hills if you want them, and almost traffic-free roads in good condition. We covered a few hundred miles, and each one was a pleasure!

I have no doubt we will go back again, and indeed are already planning another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great Farmhouse in Lovely Setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved this farmhouse. It looked exactly as we would have expected a French country farmhouse to look – the old world charm of beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, shuttered windows – with tastefully added modern conveniences. The views of the countryside from the garden and the upstairs, vaulted ceiling bedroom were gorgeous.

Tivauche is a hamlet of about a dozen homes without any shops so it is very tranquil. It’s an easy 5 minute drive to Epoisses which has all of the typical village shops and a charming chateau. Although it seems remote we were less than an hour away from any our planned excursions.

Bill and Jenny, the owners, live right next door. They were available if we needed them (which we didn’t) but otherwise we only knew if they were home if we could see their car in the courtyard.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Tivauche - a location for all seasons

  • 5 of 5

This former spacious farmhouse has all the modern facilities that one can expect:

a modern , fully-equipped kitchen, a cosy living room, an excellent shower, comfortable beds and plenty of storeroom for bicycles, golf gear and provisions (two fridges!)

It has been renovated in style and has a very efficient heating system.

(huge radiators in the living room)

It is an ideal location for cycling along the Canal de Bourgogne (20 km away),

for playing golf ( two 9 hole courses and one 18 hole course within an hour's drive) and for hillwalking. On rainy days the museums of Baune and Dijon are

within easy reach ( approximately 75 minutes on the motorway).

I can strongly recommend the house with its beautiful view of the surrounding countryside and its helpful landlords who live next door.

Karl Wilms Germany

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris Orly at 225 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 515 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montbard at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bierre les Semur A6 at 16 Kilometres Car: recommended

There are about 20 houses in the hamlet of Tivauche-le-Haut. It is a quiet place with no working farms. Relatively high with great views stretching into the Morvan national park. The nearby (15 min) medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois is an undiscovered gem. Driving times to major towns are as follows; Dijon 1 hr, Beaune 1 hr, Auxerre 50 min, Chablis 45 min, Avallon 25 min, Montbard 20 min. From Montbard the TGV train to Paris takes just one hour.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid season
25 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
13 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive season
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 oil fired central when necessary. There is a small additional charge for logs for the open 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: 23-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Lovely room, teak floor, includes shower, loo & basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 single on the mezzanine and 1 cot. The downstairs bedroom has an ensuite bathroom containing a deep old fashioned bath with shower attachment, basin and WC. The upstairs bedroom is vast, also ensuite although access to the bathroom is just outside the bedroom off the mezzanine; this bathroom contains a shower, basin and WC.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Mezzanine sitting area, with extra single bed.

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