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Independent Water Mill Cottage in Rix, Nièvre, Burgundy, France

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 bedroom cottage with mezzanine, up to 4, with exclusive benefit of 5.5 hectares of meadows and water.

For some, Rix Mill Cottage is the perfect location, in beautiful grounds and close to a number of Burgundy vineyards, tourist attractions and places of interest as the unique (in the world) Guedelon castle project, whilst for others it provides a place of peace, quiet and tranquillity; the perfect place to unwind, relax and take life at a slower pace or think and create. The peaceful view on the site it offers will prompt you to dream, read, write, paint or explore, for your sole benefit, the 5.5 hectares of meadows and water and watch nature and wildlife available at your doorstep. The surrounding countryside will invite you to walks or bike rides. Swimming in the river, boating, pétanque, badminton and table tennis can be practiced onsite and, for an extra fee, yoga, fishing and micro lighting are also available all year round. And, on your arrival, we will invite you to a convivial welcome dinner to spare you the hassle of a late shopping or a visit to a restaurant, allowing you to make yourself home. We will then keep a discreet distance to preserve your tranquility. If you are looking for a genuine immersion in French culture, we can also share the mill and our table with you and host larger parties, up to 9 maximum, in 2 additional bedrooms (quote on request). For full details visit rix-mill-burgundy.com.

If you prefer not to pay any deposit, it is possible; we prefer to set up relationship based on trust rather than on administrative constraints. Just let us know. Our clients usually pay on their arrival either by cash or by Bank transfer, and an invoice is then delivered.

More Details

Christine Mercier
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Christine Mercier

Christine, born in Paris, is fluent in French and English with working knowledge of German and Spanish. Her passion includes hosting, cooking, gardening, walking, reading and entertaining. Her professional background is extensive and acquired both in France and internationally. Yves, born in the Auvergne in France, is fluent French and English. He has a love for sport, specially rugby which he practiced for many years, ski and fishing. But his real passion is the action of creating and implementing, he has more than 35 years experience, on an international level, in this domain as an executive and entrepreneur.

Christine Mercier purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Christine Mercier chose Nievre

After 21 years expatriation (4 years in Switzerland and 17 years in England), we returned to France and fell in love with Rix Mill. Untouched and uninhabited for some 25 years prior to our purchase, we have enjoyed the combined challenge of restoring what is an historical Mill, pre-dating the French revolution, and introducing a high specification interior with 21st century comfort and the latest in modern communications technology.

This type of site is rare as it combines features that you don't usually find together.The mill is in Rix village, therefore not isolated, while nature and wildlife are at its doorstep. It benefits from sun all day long and offers view on the valley and its wide spaces. Its location makes a lot of interesting towns, including Paris, quickly reachable by car

What makes this cottage unique

Exclusivity, serenity, conviviality, a unique site and the perfect place to unwind, think, create...

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Christine and Yves' Rix Mill is a paradise!"

"We were captivated by the history, natural beauty and tranquillity of Rix Mill and its surrounding estates."

"The serenity of the Rix region and the unspoilt landscape inspired me to play with the concept of landscape art..."
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rix in Burgundy

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, electric towel heating and underfloor heating, toilets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious and bright studio mezzanine equipped with one double sofa bed in the living room and one double bed on the mezzanine
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: "The facilities throughout are new, traditional in taste and designed to a very high standard. The rooms are really comfortable and have all the amenities and nice decor that one could want, including the latest high speed internet communications." Outside: Rix Mill estate offers 5.5 hectares of meadows and water. Available at your doorstep to your sole benefit, this unique environment will prompt you to unwind while watching nature and wildlife. Utility Room: Washing machine and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed and house linens as well as cleaning following departure are included within rates.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Wonderful place to relax and unwind!

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What a wonderful find this is! Christine and Yves welcomed us with a fantastic dinner and we found peace and tranquillity in their lovely property. We stayed in the cottage and had our own private and peaceful space to relax and unwind, the location is absolutely stunning. Just sitting by the river or wandering along the banks watching the wildlife was amazing. It is also a great location to explore the beautiful Burgundy countryside especially getting some great ideas from our lovely hosts! Will certainly make an effort to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish any gite owner to get the opportunity to host guests as Julie and Chris. Their kindness, their refreshing joie de vivre, their curiosity and enthusisam about the mill and its surrounding, their generosity in sharing products from their own region and a delicious meal they cooked for us are the exact reasons why we enjoy running a gite and welcoming people from all around the world. And what a nice feeling to find the place in such a good state after their visit! We certainly would be very pleased to have another opportunity to host Julie and Chris.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact the owners through email or call for further information or a pre-reservation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day /time is flexible.

Notes on prices:
For duration other than one week or for specific requirements, please contact us and we will be pleased to provide a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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