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Spacious Holiday Home In Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine


About the property

House in Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy, France - In The Heart Of The Village, 200 Yards From The Basilica

The house adapts well to individuals, couples, families or large groups. There is a large, well-equipped kitchen and dining area, log fires and central heating. Children are welcome. The terrace overlooks Place Borot and the main street without being overlooked. There is a shared courtyard at the back of the house. Vezelay itself has its own grocery and boulangerie, as well as several specialist shops and art galleries. There are many good restaurants in the village and surrounding area, as well as a number of independent winemakers who welcome visitors. Vezelay has its own appellation, but Chablis, Irancy, St Bris and other well-known wine areas are within easy reach. It is on the edge of the Parc du Morvan, with its lakes, mountains and hiking trails, and there are many marvellous walks around the village itself. Canoeing, kayaking, cycle hire and horse riding are all available locally. The mediaeval town of Avallon is about 15 miles away.

Alfred Osborne
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2018

About Alfred Osborne

I am a retired clergyman, married with six grandchildren. There are many things we enjoy about Vezelay, in particular the quiet that descends on the village in the evenings, and the local walks and vineyards.

My wife and I both use the house as a retreat when we are writing, and we also bring family and friends together there on special occasions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week. The house was delightful and huge! It was fantastically equipped and we enjoyed browsing your books? - N H., London

The perfect place to relax, think and work - N.P., London

A delight! The house is perfect, the surrounding area wonderful. Despite some rain the light always shone over Vezelay - R.J., Oxford

We had the most wonderful stay in your home in Vezelay. Peace and quiet with lots of walking,reading and great food and wine! S.T.,London

What a lovely house you have in Vezelay. It was a splendid week and allowed me to visit many places - G.L., London
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vézelay in Yonne

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, WC, bidet Shared between other bedrooms: bathroom with bath / shower over; separate shower room; WC Ground floor WC
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - 12 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, Long Gallery: double and single, en suite (1st floor) Bedrooms 2-4: 2 twin rooms, 1 double with single; bath, shower, wc (2nd floor) Bedroom 5: single plus sofa-bed Bedrooms 6 and 7: 1 double, 1 single (top floor) Travel cot available
Notes on accommodation: Mobile phone signals are good in the house. Internet and wifi are available in Vezelay and in the neighbouring village, Asquins. Outside: There is a terrace with table and chairs in front of the house. There is also a shared courtyard at the back. The ramparts behind the basilica (less than 5 minutes' walk) provide a perfect play and picnic area. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Cleaning and bed changing is also provided between lettings. Other: Open log fire and sitting area in the master bedroom; vaulted room with double sofabed and armchairs. Central heating throughout (charged at cost of fuel if used).


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Spacious Holiday Home In Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
United Kingdom

Luscious location

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A beautiful, atmospheric property in a really amazingly unspoilt tiny village. Vezelay is perched on a hill in the middle of a bowl-shaped valley, and from every lookout one gets a sense of the importance of such a commanding position to the medieval people.

The house itself has huge rooms with flagged floors, and goes on, apparently, forever: it would be great for a get together with a bunch of friends or extended family, as children can be herded onto one of several floors while the adults collapse with a pastis in front of the great baronial fireplace. You'd have to know each other reasonably well, as when the house is filled to capacity there aren't many totally private rooms. The master bedroom is just gorgeous and feels very historical.

The decor is unpretentious, verging on cared-for shabby, but clean, comfortable and entirely suited to the aesthetic of the building. The one place the owners have departed from this aesthetic (rightly so in my opinion) is in the showers, toilets and small but well-equipped kitchen. These are all unashamedly modern and new (they are hose showers, in case, as I do, you care about that kind of thing).

The village has glorious architecture, wisteria, a remarkable quantity of bizarre art shops, also lots of cafes and bistros (everything we had while eating out was delicious, in the way of rural France). There are lots of walks around, but they are all countryside rather than wilderness. Best of all is the basilica at the top of the hill: amazing demons and bible stories carved into the tops of all the pillars. Really stunning.

Half the voices we heard on the street were speaking English: Vezelay is a big tourist destination. I imagine this would be different in the winter, but then you wouldn't get all the wisteria.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The nearest airports are Paris (2.5 hours) and Dijon (2 hours). Driving from Calais via A26: six hours. From Le Havre, c. 4.5 hours. Montbard (TGV) 1 hour. Sermizelles (trains from Paris) 5 miles.


Parc du Morvan with walking and cycle routes and lakes, especially Lac du Crescent and Lac des Settons extends south from the village. Auxerre 45 minutes. Close by is the Chateau de Bazoches.Other highlights include Chateau Couches, Chateau de Tanlay, Autun with its ‘bibliotheque lapidaire’ hidden away in the cathedral, Beaune. Montbard is the gateway to Fontenay (Cistercian Abbey); Alésia, a major Gallo-Roman site, the source of the Seine, and Flavigny, a striking mediaeval village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vézelay, Burgundy

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Cost of heating oil (at purchase price) will be deducted from deposit.

Owner'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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