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Idyllic 16th Century Stone Cottage.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Fully Renovated 3 Bedroom Stone Cottage in 2 Acre Private Garden.

River Cottage is excellently positioned on the edge of the tranquil village of Boudreville bordering the Chatillonnais forests in North Burgundy. Ideally placed to discover and explore the region or simply relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

On entering the main entrance gates, you are welcomed with the beautiful countryside of the Aube valley with its forests and rolling hills. The cottage is set in a private 2 acre park of meadows, orchards and wooded areas and the river Aube which runs alongside the grounds of the property providing a haven for wildlife (trout, deer etc). It has a private south facing garden with secluded patio area and is fully enclosed making it safe for small children. There is an above ground swimming pool of 4m x 2m x 1.20m ideal for relaxing and cooling down.

The cottage itself is a beautiful and historic building, which has been fully renovated by the current owners who have carefully restored many of the original features whilst providing a high level of comfort and space. One of the highlights being the large “Burgundy” style kitchen / dining room and separate sitting room showing original oak beams, large stone fireplace, open stone walls, burgundy floor tiles, and stone cut washing bowl, which historically allowed the release of water under the main window! There are 3 large double bedrooms and a large family bathroom.

A butchers, bakery, grocery store and pharmacy are available in the neighbouring villages of Veuxhaulles-sur-Aube and Montigny-sur-Aube which are only 5 minutes away, with the larger supermarkets only a 10 minute drive at Chateauvillain or Chatillon-sur-Seine. Local vans call at the village during the week with fresh delivery of bread, meat / delicatessen and cheese.

More Details

Paul and Julie Warren
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Boudreville in Côte-d'Or

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large Corner Bath
  • Family bathroom fitted with large corner bath and integral pressure shower, large ceramic sink area and toilet. Towels can be provided for guests (on request at an additional charge).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child's bed - fold up bed suitable up to age 12 for children
  • Master Bedroom (2nd floor) - large feature bedroom with uninterrupted views of the Aube valley, vaulted ceiling and original oak beams. Fitted with king size bed, large chest of draws and a seating area, which enables you to take in the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside during the day, and at night, the moon and the stars. Double Bedroom (1st floor) - large family bedroom fitted with feature wrought iron king size double bed, wardrobe and 2 chest of draws. Double Bedroom (1st floor) overlooking the garden, this double bedroom is fitted with double bed plus a single bed and a large chest of draws. There is also a Child's fold up bed available which is suitable for children up to the age of 12. Each room provides sufficient space to comfortably house a cot or additional child's bed (available on request). Coordinated quality bedding is provided for all beds within the advertised price. Two travel cots and cot bedding available on request (no additional charge)
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen / Dining Room - large “Burgundy” style kitchen with original features of oak beams and stone fireplace. This room provides a large fully equipped kitchen area with large table and chairs, which comfortably seats 8 people, giving the ideal place for enjoying a family meal in true French style. (High chair available on request). Full range of tableware and cutlery for 8 people and extensive range of cooking equipment & utensils. Sitting Room - looking out on to the grounds of the property, this room is an excellent spot for relaxing. Original oak beams and stone fireplace with access to the first floor via the oak staircase. Selection of books / DVDs and children’s games, TV, DVD player, CD Player, IPOD docking station. Bring all your favourite DVD's to watch. The cottage is fully cleaned prior to the arrival of each guest and to a high standard. Laundry service available on request.


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Idyllic 16th Century Stone Cottage.
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Haven of tranquility in rural France

  • 5 of 5

An excellent and truly relaxing two weeks in River Cottage, in the pretty village of Boudreville in Northern Burgundy. The cottage is comfortable and modern whilst retaining the traditional features that really made us feel that we were somewhere unique. We loved the extensive gardens and grounds surrounding the cottage, in particular the river running alongside the property. It gave our girls their first (very memorable!) first experience of 'wild' swimming - just great. Paul and Julie were exceptionally welcoming and helpful hosts, pointing us in the direction of things to do, local walks and beauty spots and places to go that fitted our interests. The cottage is in easy reach of historic cities like Dijon and Troyes, but my favourites were the beautiful, world heritage Abbey de Fontenay and the understated, but incredibly pretty village of Flavigny sur Ozerain (where the film 'Chocolat' was filmed). The boulangerie in Montaigne was an easy cycle away, so we were well supplied with croissants, fresh baguettes and amazing pain au raisin most mornings. We would not hesitate to recommend River Cottage to families wanting a relaxing (or active!) holiday, in a beautiful area with access to many cultural and historic sites. A lovely, lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you and your family and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in River Cottage. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your trips out and also that you enjoyed the cottage and its garden. Thank you for being great guests.
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in the perfect location to explore the area.

Great walks on the doorstep and a very safe location for our dog.

Paul was very helpful and available for information.

Our time there just flashed by, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing cottage with huge garden by river

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay, we look for places where we can spend as much time outdoors as we can, lots of interesting walks from the front door and this fitted brilliantly. The cottage has a spacious kitchen in which we lived as it remained cool during heatwaves.Big garden with one section by the river which provided hours of relaxation watching out for wildlife, long lunches and guilt-free nodding off. There are boulangeries in nearby villages for the daily croissant fix and a wide range of shops in the nearby towns. The beds are comfortable, wifi works well, the work done to make this into a great place has been extensive and successful. The five stars are for the stay, it's not a stately home but a fabulous holiday house - think shorts and espadrilles The owners are next door, very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review. We are really glad you had a lovely stay at our cottage - it gives us great pleasure when our guests enjoy the surroundings and beautiful area. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again.
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Very friendly house and nice surroundings. Nice owners!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Beautiful garden. Good beds. Luxe bathroom. One toilet for six. Not much daylight in the kitchen. Good equipped kitchen. Very clean. Nice hard floors. Very nice owners. Sweet village. Very quiet. Marvelous surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting you and your family.
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Lovely property in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to get away from it all then look no further. Its a lovely character cottage that has been thoughtfully renovated. Sat next to a stream, in a huge garden, and on the edge of a stunning forrest its hard to imagine anything more relaxing - particularly if you like spending time outdoors.

The owners live next door so help is at hand should you need it. The village itself is very small (no shop) but with a bit of planning its not a problem - lots of (stunning!) villages dotted around for the morning bakery run. Its like stepping back in time in most respects, but mobile reception is good (as is wifi at the property)

The owners were warm, welcoming and very helpful.

Only thing to look out for if hiking in the forrest are ticks - we pulled about 15 off of our dog in the week we were there so just need to take usual precautions - not a big deal.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you and your family. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in River Cottage and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Beautiful, calm and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a perfect setting in its own grounds with a charming river running adjacent to it. Listening to the water whilst sitting outside with a glass of wine..everyday life seems an eternity away..bliss.

Highly recommended for a relaxing quiet getaway

Joanne & Dameon

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Julie and Paul
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Nearest Airport
275 Kilometres
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Ferry
473 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Arc en Barrois
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
A5 Junction 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Chateau de Courban, Courban
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Lac d'Orient, Troyes (Lake Complex with beaches)
Car: recommended

Burgundy provides a wealth of tourism opportunities for those visiting the area.

Chatillon-sur-Seine (15 minutes) - a must to see is the archaeological museum displaying the remarkable contents of the famous tomb from Vix; treasures include the world famous "Vix Vase", bronze masterpiece dating from 600 BC and jewellery of inestimable value. Stroll around the Church of St. Vorles, one of the earliest Romanesque sanctuaries in Burgundy or enjoy a relaxing swim at the towns swimming complex.

Langres (30 minutes) - this walled medieval town is a fine example of local history; discover the magnificent views, explore the local museum and take a stroll around the outer wall of the town.

Chateauvillain (15 minutes) - venture to the deer park and see who can spot the most deer.

Veuxhalles-sur-Aube (5 minutes) – visit with the children to see who can catch your evening meal at the local trout farm.

Champagne (10 minutes) - travel north to the Champagne region where many high quality and affordable champagnes can be tasted. You will find many different wines unavailable in your home supermarket; take some home to remind you of your trip to Burgundy.

Lac D’Orient (45 minutes) situated in Champagne country where those thrill seekers among you can find wind surfing, sailing and boating or simply relax on the beach.

Dijon (1 hour) - a town exceptionally rich in art treasures, with its enviable architectural heritage making it one of the largest and finest of France’s open-air museums. The Fine Arts Museum is the richest to be found outside Paris. Dijon boasts some 600 hectares of public parks and stands proud with its gastronomic reputation. Browse the vast array of boutiques and speciality shops in the town centre or take in the large shopping centre situated on the outskirts of the town.

Vineyards of Burgundy (10 minutes to 2 hours) produce such fine wines as Chambertain, Meursault, Chablis, and Pouilly-Fuissé, among others. Throughout the year Burgundy celebrates their vineyards with wine festivals where one can roam about and sample the year’s vintages. Many local producers will welcome you to their door with a glass of wine to taste and an invitation to explore their cellars.

Sample some of the World’s great wines on the routes des vins or sample the wonderful local sparkling wine Cremant de Bourgogne; guided tours available on request.

Beaune (1 hour 20 minutes) a lively, bustling town, Beaune is the capital of Burgundy wine, rich in every sort of treasure. The fabulous Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1441 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, is a masterpiece of Flemish-Burgundian architecture, memorable for its beautiful red and

gold roof tiles and its magnificent tapestries, famous worldwide and a must to see. Take a walk down the old cobbled streets and discover the wonderful history of wine, as well as delightful shops and restaurants.

Semur-en-Auxois (1 hour) an impressive medieval city famed for its magnificent fortified ramparts and cobbled streets, nestled within a loop of the river Armançon, which winds its way casually through the town, bordered by houses on either side.

Alise-Ste-Reine (45 minutes) ALESIA, the famous fortified Gaulish town where Caesar defeated Vercingeorix, leader of the Gauls in 52 BC. See the incredible 360° views of the Auxois region.

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (45 minutes) an excellently preserved medieval village with ramparts and fortified gateways. Classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Flavigny is home to the world famous aniseed sweets. Site of the filming of Chocolat.

Fontenay (45 minutes) Fontenay Abbey, founded in 1118 by St. Bernard, is a prime example of a perfectly preserved Cistercian abbey.

Epoisses (1 hour) - stroll the gardens of the château at Epoisses or sample the world famous Epoisses cheese, which can be purchased directly from the award-winning producers.

Nigloland (45 minutes) or Disneyland (2 hours) try one of these popular theme parks for a thrill seeking day out with the children.

Tonnerre (30 minutes) with history, vineyards, country cycle tracks, a fantastic Burgundian canal, sports complex, this fabulous town offers something for everyone. Or taste the award winning cheese of Chaource, to the north of the town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Boudreville, Cote d'Or

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Xmas / New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.78
Stay tax £0.44 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. Final settlement is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival date.

Payment can be made in pounds sterling or euros direct to the owner.

A 300,00 euros (£250.00 sterling equivalent) security damages / breakages deposit is payable at the same time as making final settlement ie 8 weeks before arrival. The security deposit will be returned to you by euro or sterling cheque if paid direct to the owner or alternatively will be refunded direct from Homeaway Payments via the website if booking via the online booking system on the website. All refunds of security deposit will be made in the 15 days following date of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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