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Authentic Renovated Farmhouse With Large Private Garden, Terrace & Court yard



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Gîte in Fin, Saizy, Nièvre, Burgundy, France - Great Starting Point For Nature Trails, Outdoor Activities, Authentic French Villages

Gîte Le Cochon Volant is a renovated yet authentic 19th century slate-roofed farmhouse, which can accomodate up to 10 persons (max. 6 adults) and is situated on the edge of a small village in Burgundy. Located next to the Morvan National Park, the Gite is surrounded by charming villages, lakes, rivers and is located close to the ancient, 180 km long waterway 'Le Canal du Nivernais'. The area can offer enough activities to satisfy everyone's taste. Whether it be swimming, fishing, wine tasting, a good hike, climbing in an adventure forest or hot air ballooning. From visiting romantic villages and wandering at summer fleemarkets, to horse back riding through ancient woods and catamaran sailing at the lakes of the Morvan.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We had been visiting friends in this area for many years before we first stumbled upon our farmhouse in 1992. Six years after purchasing it, we decided to get married there. In the 13th Century 'La Chapelle du Mont Sabot'. The wedding party, a combined celebration (our long-time French friends also married that day) took place back at the farmhouse, with our guests dining on spit-roasted pork at long white linen-covered tables. Since then, we continue to spent many memorable holidays there with our three children.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
A. Donker
Waldecklaan 21
1405 CP Bussum Netherlands
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Guestbook comments from the manager

It was great, the Gîte is fully equipped. Living the life of a landowner. The beds were lovely. Better than expected were the many things and games where you can make use of. We would definitely recommend the house to our friends. Hopefully we'll be back again.
Jul 2016
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Very good; a comfortable and tasteful property.

  • 4 of 5

Very good; a tasteful and well-resourced property located in a quiet village in the heart of ravishing countryside. Wonderful food and wine locally.One or two things missing like an iron/ironing board and surprising that one had to provide one's own towels. But these are minor - the key questions are (1) value for money - not cheap but yes and (2) would I return - again yes. Owners themselves very accommodating..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Le Cochon Volant is a wonderful home as well as holiday rental. Set in a small friendly traditional village, it is a beautiful, and sympathetically restored, spacious farm house which is a perfect fusion of traditional and modern architecture. It has everything (and more) that one would need, and is superbly furnished with old and new styling throughout. As well as the house being amazing we fell in love with the area too, so many things to do, see and explore. A week simply was just not long enough! We will definitely be going back. A huge thank you to the owners for making us so welcome and sharing their lovely idyllic home with us.

Rosie, Leigh, Lara and Ellis

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our third stay in Le Cochon

  • 5 of 5

It was our third stay in Le Cochon this autumn. I have a tendency of not going back to our travel destinations -so many amazing places to chose from …But Le Cochon is magic! It is actually not easy to put this experience into words - house is immaculate and has so many charming, very chic and rustic design moments. You feel cared and trusted by owners who just let you into their treasured space .What we really like is that it’s settled within the very small group of other sweet little houses, so you feel part of the small community enjoying the unique top of the hill position.

The landscape outside is ever changing. We are either lucky or it is just a rule that even at the end of October you get glorious sunny weather there mixed perhaps with mystical foggy mornings or evenings or bit of a windy day for a change…

Food must be at the heart of local people there -temptations in every village shop. The best chicken (yes chicken but nothing like the chicken we have) we ever cooked was from the local butcher, unobtainable wild mushrooms, the best pralines that haunt me when back at home and of course wine ….

My children feel very much at home there and I cannot stop writing this review because there are too many good things to say about Le Cochon and places that surrounds it. So authentically French and a real treasure of a holiday place.

Thank you so much for letting us share this experience.

Renata and Premek with children, London

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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From the Owner

The wide open rolling landscape and authenticity of the Bourgogne seem to get the most out of all the seasons. In summertime the fields shine with millions of sunflowers. Autumn explodes in rich deep colours as the first storms invite you to enjoy a wine in front of the fireplace. A walk in the white frosted winter landscape, invigorates body and mind. While the beauty of a Bourgogne spring continues to surprises us each time we're there. Our ideal day consists of an early morning stroll through a brocante in a warm lazy village, an afternoon swim in one of the many local lakes and a sunset barbecue back home on the terrace. Inevitably ending the day with marshmellow roasting around the campfire. Take of the watch and let nature guide your day.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris at 230 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Monceaux-le-Comte at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Corbigny at 14 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A6 at 48 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Monceaux-le-Comte at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

The small meandering river 'La Cure' is only at 15 min. drive.

At 'Les Deux Ponts' in Pierre-Perthuis you can enjoy the small 'beaches' and go for a swim under the roman viaducts.

Lake 'L'Etang du Goulot' in Lormes: large beach, terrace, restaurant, playground and canoe rentals. 20 min. drive.

Lakes of the Morvan: Lac de Chaumecon, Lac de Pannecière, Lac des Settons, Etang de Baye.

For a relaxing day with just a picknick or a swim, or look for action and rent a catamaran, canoe or fun boats.


Vezelay: Basilique de Ste. Madeleine/restaurants/Art Galeries/wine tasting, 15 min.

Tannay: boulangerie/wine tasting/pharmacie, 9 km

Corbigny: local market, shopping, pizzeria, 11 km.

Lormes: swimming in the lake, 15 km.

Les Fontaines Salées, Seigland: ancient Roman excavations, 14 km.

Bazoches: Castle of Vauban, Duc de Bourgogne, 9 km.

Montillot: horseriding at Les Ecuries du Croix, 22 km.

St.Pere-sous-Vézelay: canoe rentals/adventure forest/rafting/rock climbing at Ab Loisirs, 13 km.

Further Details:

The local boulangerie delivers crisp fresh bread, croissants, pains au chocolat and tartelettes at the front door on Tue/Thur/Sat.

The nearest small grocery store with fresh bread is a 10 min. drive into Monceaux-Le-Comte.

Other supermarkets, boulangeries, boucheries, pharmacies, banks, cash dispensers, gas stations, etc. can be found a.o. in Tannay (15 min.), Corbigny (20 min.), Clamecy (30 min.), Avallon (40 min.).

Gastronomy: this part of Burgundy boasts many exquisite restaurants, such as Marc Meneau's famous 2-Michelin star L'Espérance in St.Père-sous-Vézelay. The restaurant of Bernard Loiseau is located in Saulieu.

Vézelay itself has a broad range of restaurants to enjoy real gourmet food, like Au Fortune du Pot, Le Vézelien et La Bougainville. In Monceaux-le-Comte you'll find a good family-run restaurant, with outdoor terrace in the courtyard.

Les Deux Ponts in Pierre-Perthuis has a fantastic terrace and lovely food.

In Seigland you can enjoy an Argentinian menu.

For great pizza's you go to Corbigny.

NEW In Corbigny: fantastic & energetic Ayurvedan massage (1,5 hrs) or relaxing Japanese chair massage.

For details & bookings, please contact Tel. 00 33 6 62764060/massage.bourgogne@laposte.net


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£856 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Winter/X-Mas 2016-2017
17 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£961 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
14 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£729 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring Holidays 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£856 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£961 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£729 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £252
Bed Linen £ 2 per person per night
Cleaning £126

Bed linen: Our bed linen is mandatory. Your beds will be made upon arrival.

Cleaning: Required.

Changeover Day: Saturday during high season.
Guests have access to the Gite from 4pm on arrival date and we kindly ask you to depart by 10am on day of departure.
In low/mid season we are happy to be flexible where possible i.e. amount of nights.

Personal (bath) towels are not provided.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

What might set our farmhouse apart from other holiday gîtes, is the amount of space both farmhouse and property provide it's guests. From the 20m2 bathroom to the 4000m2 private grounds. But more importantly, 'Gîte Le Cochon Volant' hasn't been furnished to be rented. So you'll find things like genuine charm, great beds and utensils that make cooking enjoyable instead of a chore. And no plastic garden furniture in sight!

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Very large bathroom 20m2, incl. 2 wash basins
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, With wash basin. Ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Charming bedroom with Kingsize boxspring, large wardrobe
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Baby dressing table, wardrobe, room for cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, Sleeps 5 (children): 1 queen size, 1 bunk bed, 1 child bed
  • Extra bedroom: On the ground floor, an extra bedroom (nr. 4) can be created: On request a single or double bed can be prepared in the play room/TV room, shielded by room dividers.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This property is ideal for children. Although situated at the top of the village, the grounds are largely horizontal. High chair and cot are incl. in rental price and available on request. A covered ping-pong area, badminton net/rackets as well as plenty of room to run around. On arrival, you'll be welcomed by our contact person who'll hand you the keys and help you familiarize yourselves with the operation of the Gîte. A welcome pack, incl. a bottle of Burgundy wine and water, coffee and tea, a nice jar of Morvan confiture, the house manual and 'Things to do-folder' are waiting for you on the kitchen table. Gite Le Cochon Volant has a 'no pets allowed' -policy. Outside: On the west side of the Gite, you'll find a large enclosed garden with fruit trees and a relaxing terrace. An ideal place to enjoy a good book, a bit of sunbathing or a french lunch under the wisteria shaded pergola. While the children keep cool in the small (2.50m x 5 m above-ground) wading pool. And of course, the perfect place for a barbecue or sitting around a campfire as the sun sets. Situated on the east side of the Gite is a large courthard. Where the children can enjoy their 'own house'. This old slate-roofed stone lavoir has electricity and light and keeps them busy for days. Covered 3-car parking area keeps the cars cool during the summer. Pack your picnic basket, walk 100 meters up the lane and enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the hills of Burgundy. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner, broom, buckets, cleaning supplies. Washing machine & tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning costs charged following duration of stay. Bed linen charged pp upon booking. Mid-stay linen change mandatory for stays longer than 2 weeks. Mid-stay cleaning on request & to be payed directly on location. Please bring your personal towels. Other: The grey TV room: with adjoining wc. This second living area is ideal as children's play area. The cupboard is filled with family games and toys. Flatscreen TV and DVD-player. On request this room can serve as a 4th bedroom. With single or double bed.

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