Cottage in St Gengoux le National, Nr. Macon, Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy, France - Peaceful Location Near Bars, Restaurants, Vineyards, Cycle-way, Near Taize Religious Centre & Cluny
Our gite is in the centre of a listed mediaeval town in Southern Burgundy; close to the main boulevard with its shops, bars & restaurants. It has been newly renovated to high standard to provide comfort throughout whilst retaining original features. Entry at street level without steps makes it accessible for those with reduced mobility. Secure bike storage is available.
About the Owner
About Ken Robinson
Ken & Sue Robinson moved to St Gengoux from Yorkshire in 2008 to finish renovating their 16th century town house which we now run as a B&B. Soon after we bought another ruin in the town to create our gite and ceramic painting studio.
When we are not busy working we are usually out cycling around this fantastic area. We joined a local cycle club in 2009 and started cycle racing in 2010. We believe we can help cyclists of all abilities get the most out of exploring the local countryside whether it be flat or hilly rides they seek!
Ken Robinson purchased this cottage in 2010
Why Ken Robinson chose Chalon sur Saone area
Superb location in the centre of the mediaeval town which is ideal as a gite and a ceramic studio.
What makes this cottage unique
Many activities within walking distance. Easy cycling to get around and explore the area.
Level access from the street. Rare in St Gengoux!
From the Owner
“Superb location in the centre of the mediaeval town which is ideal as a gite and a ceramic studio.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Ceramic studio where you can paint on ceramics or try your hand at pyrography (burning) on wood. All materials supplied, prices start at 3€ and advice freely available. Suitable for children and adults alike irrespective of artistic talent.
Sandy beach at the Lac de Laives where swimming is supervised and there is a restaurant. (15km)
Car not essential but useful.
By train: Paris 1hr 20min, Lyon 1 hour
Driving: Calais 6-7 hours, Dieppe 6 hours, Le Havre 6 hours, Marseille 4.5 hours
Airports at Paris and Lyon.
Cormatin 10 km
Cluny 23 km
Beaune 62 km
Chalon-sur-Saône 32 km
Mâcon 47 km
Lyon 113 km
Dijon 100 km
The Jura 50 km
St Gengoux is a listed mediaeval town full of history; a fabulous place to explore, taste the local wines and sample the Burgundian cuisine. There's a large fortnightly street market on Tuesday & a smaller market every Saturday. There's an epicurian delicatessen and salmon smokery in the town and local produce in surrounding villages. The town has its own wine Cave Co-operative.
The former railway line between Chalon & Macon has been converted into a traffic-free tarmac route open to cyclists, walkers, roller-bladers & horse riders. The 34km section from Cluny to Buxy which passes through St Gengoux has the label “Tourisme & handicap” and is suitable for wheelchair users.
Activities include walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, swimming, visiting Romanesque churches & chateaux, wine tasting. The religious centre of Taizé is only 15 minutes drive away.
Seasonal activities include a carnival in May, street organ festival in June, night markets in July & August and 2 exhibitions in the Spring where local artists sell their work.
Full information on all activities and events at the Tourist Office in the town where English is spoken.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
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We ask for a deposit of £100/100€ payable when the booking is made. The balance is normally paid 6 weeks prior to the arrival date. Payment may be made in sterling or euros to the relevant bank account, details of which will be supplied on booking.
On arrival a security deposit of 100€ is payable. This will be returned on departure after inspection.
Normally changeover day is Saturday. The cottage is to be vacated by 10am.
The cottage is available from 4pm.
Notes on prices:
For weekends or stays longer than a week please contact us for a price.
A deposit secures the reservation. Full payment required 6 weeks before arrival
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Many activities within walking distance. Easy cycling to get around and explore the area. Level access from the street. Rare in St Gengoux!”
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with walk-in shower on Ground Floor. Wash-hand basin, WC, washing machine, drying rack, ironing board & iron.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 at ground floor level with double bed. Bedroom 2 on mezzanine with double bed.
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The building is well-insulated making it cool in summer & warm in winter. There is underfloor heating throughout. Level street access, which is rare to find in the town, with all amenities on the ground floor makes it ideal for the elderly & those with reduced mobility. No smoking in the cottage. Outside: There is no garden with this cottage but outside there is a stone bench where you can sit and watch the world go by. Parking is available nearby although you can load/unload at the door. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels & linen provided and changed weekly for longer stays. Weekly cleaning service Other: Mezzanine with double bed. CD/radio/cassette player, storage & sofa.