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Idyllic 16th Century Stone Cottage.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Paul and Julie Warren
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
275 Kilometres
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Ferry
473 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Arc en Barrois
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Chaumont
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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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. Each room provides sufficient space to comfortably house a cot or additional child's bed (available on request). There is an additional double sofa bed in the living room suitable for sleeping 2 people. Coordinated quality bedding is provided for all beds within the advertised price. Two travel cots and cot bedding available on request (no additional charge)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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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: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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

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: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting you and your family.
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5

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: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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5

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: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Fabulous Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this fantastic cottage. Paul and Julie are very friendly and I would echo an earlier report in which someone said they were greeted like old friends. It felt like we hadn't been away and look foward to getting back there as soon as we can escape work again!

The cottage is well stocked with everything you could need equipment wise and close to a large Auchan for stocking up with food. There are some lovely walks along the track that runs from outside of the cottage into the forest and if you don't fancy a walk just sitting by the river is relaxing. It's very clean and we would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to family and friends.

We were with two young chlldren who love the place, it is safe for the them playing in the garden, certainly the top main area and we had to vitually drag them away Saturday. Max the dog was a hit and a day didn't pass without them saying hello to him. In fact I've already been asked when we're going back.

In summary I'd say this is suitable to any group that want to get away and relax as well as sample some of the local Cremants etc.

Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£122
for 2 nights
£429
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
£603
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£406
for 4 nights
£710
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267.94

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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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