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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Annekee Donker
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Annekee Donker

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.

Annekee Donker purchased this farmhouse in 1992

Why Annekee Donker chose Saizy

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.

Leave your watch at home and let nature guide your day.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Gite Le Cochon Volant has surprised us! We rent holidays homes for years now but never found "our" house to be so tastefully furnished and decorated.

Every day we discovered a new detail. We were lucky with one full week of sun and regularly spent time in the lovely garden.

The town of Vézelay was definitely worth the visit!

A boat rental to cruise on the Canal du Nivernais is not super spectacular but just a fun trip. Swimming in the lake to alternate our dips in the cow basin was also delicious. We enjoyed it very much!

Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saizy in Nièvre

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Changeover Day: Saturday in High Season. All other seasons flexible arrival/departure days & lenghts of stay.
  • For cancellation & refund policy please consult our Terms of Occupancy
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 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
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Charming bedroom Kingsize boxspring, L wardrobe, dressoir
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This property is ideal for children. Although situated at the top of the village, the grounds are horizontal. 2 high chairs & cot are incl. and available on request. A large outdoor trampoline, covered ping-pong area and plenty of room to run around. On arrival you'll be welcomed by our housekeeper to hand you the keys and help you familiarize yourselves with the Gîte. A welcome pack, incl. a bottle of Burgundy wine and water, coffee & tea, a jar of Morvan confiture, the house manual and 'Things to do-folder' are waiting for you on the kitchen table. Outside: On the west side of the Gite, you'll find a large enclosed garden with a fruit tree 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 court yard. 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 mandatory. Mid-stay housekeeping is optional on request & to be payed directly on location. Bed linen charged per person upon booking. Mid-stay linen change is mandatory for stays longer than 2 weeks. Please bring your personal towels. Other: TV room: with adjoining wc. This 2nd living area is ideal as children's play area. Cupboard is filled with family games & toys. Flatscreen TV & DVD-player. On request this room can serve as a 4th bedroom with 2 single or a double bed.


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Authentic Renovated Farmhouse With Large Private Garden, Terrace & Court yard
average rating of 4.75 based on 11 reviews

This is the first time that it was too short

  • 5 of 5

We always book a cottage for one week, and this is the first time that it really was too short and we do not want to leave yet. We especially enjoyed the lovely terrace, fire bowl and sitting in the evening sun. Thank you very much for the good tourist tips: we hiked, went with a canoe on the river Cure and we went for horse riding through the forest at the riding school in Montillot. The town of Vézelay was also definitely worth a visit. But the best was yet doing nothing here on the terrace and unwind! We will definitely recommend this home to our family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 10-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 11-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Château de Bazoches
Vézelay Abbey
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay. was a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery in Véze...
Lac des Settons
Corbigny is in the Nièvre department of Burgundy, to the south-east of Clamecy. A quiet town...
Morvan Resistance Museum
Le Pied Dans Le Plat
Caveau - Restaurant
A La Fortune Du Pot
Bougainville Le
Nearest Airport
230 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
48 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Vézelay: Basilique de Sainte Marie-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 The Marchal of Vauban, Duc de Bourgogne, 9 km.

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

St.Pere-sous-Vézelay: canoe rentals, adventure forest, white water rafting, rock climbing via AbLoisirs, 13 km.

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

Groceries: The nearest small grocery store (with fresh bread) is at 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. Vézelay itself has a broad range of restaurants to enjoy true gourmet food, like A la 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 just head to Corbigny.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saizy, Burgundy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,049 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£958 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£808 **
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £131.61
Bed Linen £ 2.63 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £263.22

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

Cleaning: Required.

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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