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Cottage and private garden - rural bliss for two (or 4 with mezzanine)

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Oak beams, flagstones, French doors, patio, one bedroom and bathroom

This delightful house has it all - oak beams, flagstones, underfloor geothermal heating, log fire, French doors, south facing garden, large bedroom and bathroom with shower and bath; linens and towels provided, bed made up. It's the perfect romantic getaway for two people. From the garden you can see the sun preparing to set behind the trees beyond, and listen to loads of birdsong. There is a parking space outside the front door on the 'village green'. The downstairs is one large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area; the walls have all been beautifully plastered and lime-washed with a warm but very light shade of honey. Upstairs, exposed oak beams throughout the bedroom and mezzanine enhance the recent renovation of this charming property. Our stonemason and estate agent now tell me that they both regret not having bought the house for themselves!

About the Owner

Bill & Jenny
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Bill & Jenny

Bill was born in Bath and having completed university in Wales, avoided working in an office by running away to operate hotel barges on the canals and rivers of France. Jenny, a Prue Leith trained chef, left London for two weeks to cover for a friend who needed a break from cooking.

Both Bill and Jenny intended to move on from Burgundy, but with the addition of dogs and children and the realisation that they already lived in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, why change a thing?

Bill & Jenny purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Bill & Jenny chose Montbard area

For years Jenny had had her eye on this house. It hadn't been lived in for 30 years but she knew it would make the perfect holiday home; it's rare to find a charming detached house with a good garden in a pretty village. The owner was a kind man with bright eyes and a generous smile; he spoke into your face whilst enthusiastically thumping your shoulder every few seconds. There were many people whom he would not sell the house to, but luckily we did not seem to be part of this ever expanding list!

Before too long we were the proud new owners, but having bought it, we had to wait a couple of years until we could afford to start renovating. And what a house it made! Every year several guests ask us if it's for sale! We have four rental properties in Burgundy and even if one day we sold up and left for another region, we would have to keep this one as our bolthole in the Côte d'Or; so I'm afraid the answer is: it's not for sale, but it can be reserved for you to stay in!

Staying here is all about leaving the city and stepping back in time and enjoying the peaceful rural surroundings. No busy roads, trains, aeroplanes or noisy farms - even the church bells stop at night!

What makes this cottage unique

The house is unusual because it's in the middle of the village of Corsaint and yet all around feels so spacious; that's largely due to being right next to the church and the green and also helped by having a good southerly facing garden with a view. Inside the property plays the same trick; it seems so much bigger than the exterior walls dictate.

We live two minutes away from the house and are available if you need us. We hope you will discover and explore Burgundy in your own way, but if you would like a little orientation and guidance about where to go and what to do, then we would be delighted to help. Just ask!

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From the Owner

For years Jenny had had her eye on this house. It hadn't been lived in for 30 years but she knew it would make the perfect holiday home; it's rare to find a charming detached house with a good garden in a pretty village. The owner was a kind man with bright eyes and a generous smile; he spoke into your face whilst enthusiastically thumping your shoulder every few seconds. There were many people whom he would not sell the house to, but luckily we did not seem to be part of this ever expanding list! Before too long we were the proud new owners, but having bought it, we had to wait a couple of years until we could afford to start renovating. And what a house it made! Every year several guests ask us if it's for sale! We have four rental properties in Burgundy and even if one day we sold up and left for another region, we would have to keep this one as our bolthole in the Côte d'Or; so I'm afraid the answer is: it's not for sale, but it can be reserved for you to stay in! Staying here is all about leaving the city and stepping back in time and enjoying the peaceful rural surroundings. No busy roads, trains, aeroplanes or noisy farms - even the church bells stop at night!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris (Orly) at 231 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 515 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montbard at 19 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Avallon (A6) at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Nearby towns of Epoisses & Semur-en-Auxois provide plenty of choice for bars, restaurants & shops. Superb walking & biking; visits to historical sites (13th C Abbaye de Fontenay, Vézelay Basilica, ); Chateaux (Epoisses, Ancy-le-Franc, Bussy-Rabutin); Medieval towns (Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny, Noyers) ; Markets (Dijon,Chablis); Lac de Pont (small beach,watersports); Morvan National Park, Golf & Tennis nearby. 5 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge. 1 hour TGV train to Paris or Euro Disney direct.

Other Activities: Golf , 30 minutes

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
13 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
From
£118
£505
 
 
Mid season
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£109
£430
 
 
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£303
for 3 nights
From
£101
£387
 
 
Festive season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£472
for 7 nights
£472
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental price includes geothermal heating when necessary. There is a small additional charge for logs for the fire.
We kindly request that guests do not smoke inside the house. We accept dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is unusual because it's in the middle of the village of Corsaint and yet all around feels so spacious; that's largely due to being right next to the church and the green and also helped by having a good southerly facing garden with a view. Inside the property plays the same trick; it seems so much bigger than the exterior walls dictate. We live two minutes away from the house and are available if you need us. We hope you will discover and explore Burgundy in your own way, but if you would like a little orientation and guidance about where to go and what to do, then we would be delighted to help. Just ask!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • It's spacious, bright and airy with a bath, separate shower, loo and handbasin. The traditonal tomette floor whilst cool in summer, can be heated when necessary.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Mezzanine - 1 Single Bed
  • Very spacious bedroom with a 160cm wide bed. If you wish to be 3 or 4 in your party the mezzanine (just outside the bedroom) contains a comfortable single bed that can be extended into a double.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • If the house is already booked for the dates that you are after, please have a look at our two other properties. They are also on this site and their reference numbers are 6396 and 1499850.