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Charming canal-side property



Updated: 06-Dec-2016
3 bedroom, sleeps 6 adultes + 2 (fold-up beds)

A charming canal-side property overlooking the canal and beyond to Santenay and its hillside vineyards. The house has three floors. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dining area and log burner. The cosy sitting room has double sliding doors leading to an outside eating area, with an additional eating area with barbecue to the side. On the first floor there are two bedrooms (one with double bed and one with twin beds) both with en-suite showers and a separate WC. A spiral staircase leads to a large open plan bedroom (twin beds) with en suite and separate WC. There is plenty of room for two additional (fold-up beds) should they be required. The outside consists of an acre of cultivated land with private canal side frontage and shady areas to sit. There is an acre of woodland incorporating a historic lime stone quarry. There is a house rowing boat to explore the canal or for crossing the canal to get to Santenay.

Local activities: Santenay is a small spa town (1000 inhabitants) in the heart of Burgundy. The spa is in the process of being refurbished (re-open date 2012). It has a mooring area and an open air swimming pool (June-Aug), tennis courts and horse-riding.

It is great for cycling days out (or on foot), meandering through the wine routes of the 'Grand Cru', which goes from Santenay to Dijon. You can stop off to sample the famous wines, such as Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay. You can also cycle on the green route, 'voie verte', along the canal from Santenay to Chalon sur Saone (20 kms). From the comfort of your garden, you can fish, picnic, walk or explore the canal with the house boat that awaits for canal navigation! If you prefer, just sit back and relax in one of the shady garden areas (with your glass of Santenay), and watch the boats, joggers. cyclists and walkers, hard at work.

History of the house: The house is situated in Santenay, Cote d'Or on the Canal du Centre which was built between 1783-1793 and mainly used for commercial purposes. The ancient limestone quarry was in use for many years until commercial traffic fell into decline after World War II.

The limestone quarry at the side of the house was quarried by hand and loaded on to barges. The house was built for the quarry owner and used as such until its closure. The Canal du Centre is now only used for touristic purposes and guests delight at the sight of passing river boats and barges. The house was completely renovated in 1997.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I grew up in Kent and Dorset. I lived and worked in Switzerland and I used to visit Burgundy, Beaune area, for week-ends and became enchanted with this area.

I am a widow with 3 children in their 20s. I live in Hertfordshire on the edge of Hatfield House Estate and try to visit my house in Burgundy as often as possible.

I enjoy country life and have a dog (a puggle), cats, chickens and a couple of bee hives.

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Speaks English, French

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From the Owner

One Sunday after having stayed the night in Beaune on our return from staying with my sister who lives in the the Ardeche region of France, my husband saw an advert for "La Maison sur Le Canal". We did not look at any other houses, fell in love with it and bought it!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lyon at 107 Miles Nearest Barpub : Santenay at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Calais at 389 Miles Nearest Golf : Chouzy-sur-Cisse at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Santenay at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Beaune at 11 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Santenay at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Jura at 55 Miles Nearest Beach : Nice at 399 Miles Car: necessary

The delightful three-story stone house and its gardens, borders the Canal du Centre, Cote d'Or, Burgundy with views across to the picturesque village of Santenay (2 kms, shorter if you take the house dinghy) and to its vine-covered hills beyond. Santenay is a charming spa town with one thousand inhabitants. By quirk of french law, it has a casino, and is famous for its Premier Cru wines, and its 14th-century château. There are two fine restaurants and all basic amenities, including a small supermarket, two bakers a pharmacy and a butcher. There are an abundance of medieval towns, cultural events and music festivals on your doorstep. The nearest provincial towns are Changy (4 km), which has a fantastic Sunday market, and Nolay (7 km), which has a covered 4th-century marketplace. The majestic towns of Beaune (18 km), with its 15th-century Hospice and, Dijon (40 km), with its well preserved medieval centre, must be visited.

Other Activities: Boating, ballooning

Golf: Golfing visitors in France often say Burgundy is the land of fine wines, fine cuisine and golf! The four closest golf courses are: Golf de Chalon-sur-Saone (18 kms), Golf d'Autun (28 kms) and Golf d'Avoise (24 kms), Beaune Levernois Golf Course (18 kms).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
30 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Up to 50 KW of electricity included
a security deposit of £100 is required for each week booked
Supplement of £50 per person per week if your party has over 6 people
At the end of your stay we ask for a 75 euros be paid direct to our caretakers so the house is spotless for incoming guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 06-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Beautiful, unique, canal-side property. Peaceful setting, yet only 20 mins from the autoroute and 15 mins from beautiful town of Beuane.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 450 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • There are 2 separate WCs.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, plus 2 fold-up beds
  • There is a fold-up travel cot available


  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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