Charming Town House with Fabulous Views of Medieval Town's Ramparts
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Semur-en-Auxois house description
This delightful 300 years old stone house set on the edge of Semur en Auxois overlooks a leafy green park to the front and the medieval ramparts to the rear.
Renovated in 2011 with all modern comfort, this house is gaz centrally heated. Patricia kept all original features. Stone walls and exposed beams give incredible charm to this maisonette overlooking the medieval turrets.
This house is perfect for 2 couples or a family with children.
This Baby friendly house is equipped with everything you need for very young babies. Security gate at top and bottom of stairs, highchair, travel cot, changing table, baby bath, children plates and cutlery, beakers and toys. One of the security gates is removable and can be fitted on the door leading to the garden if needed.
All children equipment, to the exception of changing table, is removed not to disturb the comfort of other guests without children.
On the ground floor, there is a very light and modern shower room with separate WC, an open plan living with a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, dining table for 4-6 and comfortable sitting room leading to the garden and overlooking the ramparts - WiFi, TV, radio and games.
A hand crafted staircase leads upstairs to the two very comfortable bedrooms.
1 large double bedroom, with a mirrored wardrobe - hangers and drawers, desk and chair
1 smaller bedroom with either a twin or double bed option (on request), shelves, desk and chair.
An enclosed rose and wisteria garden compliments this picturesque setting. A herb garden is at your disposal for cooking.
You can enjoy the BBQ and candlelight dining under the stars. Table and chairs for 4, Charcoal BBQ and deck chairs.
Just a 5 min walk into the centre of Semur en Auxois, you can explore the medieval streets, enjoy the cafe culture, get the morning croissants from the Baker’s or enjoy the Wine Route.
What to do:
This medieval town is ideally set between Chablis to the North and Beaune & Dijon to the South, the local Vineyards of Auxois, historical sites are all within easy reach. The Jardin d'Roitelet really is the perfect location for the wine & food lover. (Ask Patricia about her cookery classes). You also have plenty of local walks for children and adults to discover the Flora and Fauna.
Cookery and French classes:
Patricia teaches French and English and if you want to improve your French whilst on holiday, then it is the place for you. Patricia will introduce you to the French culture, you can discover the area and improve your conversation in the evening. She now proposes cookery classes with a Chef. Don't hesitate, take this opportunity to discover Burgundy Cuisine, please look at her website and ask for a quote. She warmly welcomes you.
Perfect for 2 couples travelling together
Baby friendly house
Rose and wisteria garden
On wine route
French Conversation class
No need of a car
End of stay cleaning option
A car is not necessary but recommended. Bus services to and from Montbard TGV Train station, bus stop 20 meters from the house. Bus services to major surrounding towns.
Easy Access: By Air & Car
From Paris, Lyon and Geneva airports, you can rent a car; it is advisable to reserve a rental car before you leave for your holiday. Driving time varies will and depend on your arrival airport. Note: The house is only 12kms from the main Paris - Lyon motorway which will help reduce transfer time.
Dijon - 80km about 1 hour by car
Paris - 250km about 3 hours by car
Lyon - 230km about 2.5 hours by car
Montbard TGV Station. Montbard to Semur-en-Auxois is approximately 15 minutes drive.
Eurostar /TGV from London St Pancras via Lille to Montbard is about 5 hours - Direct TGV to/from Roissy Charles de Gaulle (Paris) airport to Montbard is just 1 hour 20 minutes.
- 75 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- Tourist Attractions
- Theme Parks
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theatre
- Not Necessary
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Horse Riding
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Centre
- Massage Therapist
- Laundrette - Serviced
sports and adventure activities
- Equestrian Events
- Wireless Internet
- Iron & Board
- Toilet Paper
- Hair Dryer
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking On Street
- Thermos Flask
- Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Basic Soaps
- Local Activities Guide
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Living Room:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Broadband Access:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Kayak / Canoe:
ReviewsWrite a review
I traveled with my wife and mother-in-law and cannot rave enough. Patricia was wonderful and so helpful and her rental was compact, clean and very nicely appointed. We were missing a coffee press and Patricia brought one over right away! The garden is lovely and we cooked almost every night, buying groceries from the shop in town. Semur is a lovely little town with a nice vibe and gorgeous scenery. The stone walls do get a bit damp so the autumn nights were cold - take warm socks or slippers - but the bed was comfy and very warm. I highly recommend this rental!!
- Guest Julia (Seattle)
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 11/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Julia, Thank you very much for such a good and constructive review, I am so happy you all enjoyed the rental and the town. Although the weather was good during the day, mid-season rentals may requires the heating to be on a bit earlier. I will recommend guests bring warm socks and slippers.., in the add. Thank you - Patricia
Nightingale singingGuest comment entered by owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day holiday in Semur en Auxois. What a delightful medieval town, looking like a fairy tale, it oozes French charm. The perfect base to enjoy the many enjoyable attractions in the area. Patricia, owner of the property, is kind and helpful, speaks perfect English, which helped to make our stay memorable. Semur has all the shops you could wish for, including a market on Sundays. Its charm, however, is in many medieval buildings and the lovely river that runs through the town. On our first evening walk to the town, we were delighted to hear a nightingale right near the cottage. The perfect start to the perfect holiday...
- Guest David (Wales)
- Date of stay 06/09/12
- Review Submitted 03/03/13
Fabulous holiday in Burundy
Fabulous holiday in Burundy
We had a wonderful stay, the house is beautifully renovated and full of both character and comfort. Only a short stroll into the town, and you can see the ramparts from the bedroom windows. We enjoyed relaxing in the garden, taking in the views. Even the tourist train runs right outside the back garden! Semur is a good base for exploring Burgundy. We would highly recommend this property for a great break, and we are already planning our next visit!
- Guest Lee C.
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 10/16/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2014
3 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
3 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle at 250 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Calais or other Channel Ports at 535 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Montbard (TGV direct CDG 1h20mns) at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Lac de pont at 4 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Cafe des Arts at 800 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Pouilly en Auxois at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Les Minimes at 300 Metres
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hello, my name is Patricia. I lived abroad most of my life, USA, Portugal... and I spend 12 years in the UK. I worked in Sales and Marketing in the IT Industry and I now teach English and French. I moved to Burgundy in 2010 and renovated 2 gites, I am also the founder of 123lang.com. I also work with a Chef and propose Cookery Classes. (Burgundy dishes)
Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois:
I fell in love with the cottage as a child, the cottage was a family property. The house at the time was a fishermen's cottage with stone floor, no water nor electricity. I decided to renovate it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is ideal for people stressed by buzy lifes. The proximity of the river has a soothing effect and enables you to unwind. It is also a perfect get away for a romantic holiday. The cottage is small yet very organised. The garden adds another dimension.
- Primary: +33 (0)3 80924886
- Secondary: +33 (0)6 11531957
Links to more information:
Le Jardin du Roitelet - Master Bedroom
Garden View From Sitting Room
Dining - Kitchen Area
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Stairs with Removable Safety Gate
Ground Floor Washroom
Master Bedroom - Desk
Le Jardin du Roitelet - Key Box for late arrivals
Enclosed Garden in May
Roses in Bloom
Country walk, meet our favourite horse, great friend of all children
Sitting Room Area
Dining Room Area - Sits 4
Simple but Practical
Permanent Safety Gate - Kiddy Guard
Ground Floor Separate WC
Twin or Double Bedroom as required
Herb Garden for your cooking..
Garden Table - Sits 4
View from the House
Travel Cot - Removed when not in use
2 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
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