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Experience the Delights of Burgundy in This Fabulous Farmhouse

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Semur-en-Auxois farmhouse description

Beautiful Burgundy
Explore the Delights of this Extrodinary Region of France whilst relaxing in our Newly Renovated 420m² Farmhouse.

La Cote D'Or - The Golden Coast, Kingdom of the Dukes of Burgundy - A patchwork of Landscapes, Valleys, Rivers, Canals & Vineyards.

Situated in the heart of Burgundy, where magnificent Vineyards and Majestic Towns surround you, this spacious property is ideally placed within easy reach of these famous attractions, rich in French History and tradition.

Access could not be easier, only 15 mins from the Motorway A6, exit Bierre les Semur. 1hr from Paris, and the airports, 2 hrs from Lille, fantastic as a base if you want to do a long weekend to London whilst you are relaxing in Burgundy!! The owner commutes several times a month via Lille and it only takes 5hrs! Fantastic!
Marigny le Cahouet where the property can be found is a charming typical sleepy French Village, with a Bar, Bread Shop, Provisions Shop, small traditional school, Marie & Post Office.

Meandering its way along is the stunning Burgundy Canal, ever changing with the seasons, it is just lovely to jog, stroll, cycle or cruise the waterways taking in the magnificent scenery. Stunning at all times of year, with Summer sun blazing across the forests, and the Fall leaves that glow with glorious fiery reds and oranges. The owners have more than enough experience to take you cruising as part of your holiday, as both of them have worked for a considerable tile on the Burgundy Canals as a Chef & Pilot for an American Company featured in the New York Times.

Just 10 mins away is the Medieval Town of Semur en Auxois, uncontested, one of the most picturesque towns in France today. The majority of this historical town remains intact and throughout the year events are taking place, which involves the participation of the entire population. IA site definitely NOT to miss! Medieval dress, fireworks nocturnal tours with lanterns,weeklong festivals, fairs, are just a few events taking place.

All modern amenities are available here. Banks, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Doctors, Garages, etc.
Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is also close by, where the famous film, 'Chocolat,' was filmed. A gorgeous village on top of a hill surrounded by walls. Well worth a visit.

Alesia, the famous site where Caesar and the Gaul, Vercingetorix fought their bloody battle is a must for all budding young warriors who want to re-enact one of Frances most famous Legends!

Just a little further a field the famous Wines of Burgundy can be found. Its celebrated Crus are around every corner!
We can arrange private visits.

La Ferme de La Lochere is situated next to a trickling stream, which bares the same name. With a view overlooking its famous medieval bridge, and rolling countryside to the top of the valley. It's a glorious way to meet the day.

This renovated, and lovingly restored 200 year old property was once part of the Chateau de Marigny, just a stones throw away surrounded by its moat ans still lived in by private owners.

The owners have used their 17 years of experience in restoring old buildings to provide you with a spacious and comfortable setting to enjoy your holiday. Giving you all the conveniences of modern living whilst preciously guarding the heart and character of this gorgeous building with its arched windows and pigeon towers.

When you arrive at, 'La Ferme de la Lochere,' you will immediately notice the vast doors of which there are three. Handmade in oak by local craftsman they stretch upwards of 3m high by 4m wide, they cast brilliant sunlight into the ground floor which is just over 200m², paved in flagstones, with a majestic stone staircase sweeping up to the 1st floor.

The entrance hall is spacious and rises up to the eves, which is lit by 2 impressive Moroccan Lanterns over 1m tall.

Following through past the stone staircase, which is situated on your left, you will be taken round, and into the vast sitting room with its handsome fireplace and large, really squishy sofas, heaven at all times of year!
There is a very practical hand carved oak table big enough to seat all guests and children.
Again there are 3 Morrocan Lanterns to bath the whole area in soft coloured light rising to the roof.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped, as the owner is a professional Chef, (she is available for cooking demonstrations and can provide meals, - she link to website for details). Full of everything you will ever need with a professional cooker for those who wish to practise being the next Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver!
From the sitting room, dining room you will be led out through the arched oak doors into a flowering garden. Stylish garden furniture, BBQ and children's play area are provided.
The 1st of 5 bedrooms can be found on the Ground Floor, 30m² in size with its own bathroom. For those not wishes to climb stairs it's ideal! Tastefully furnished light and airy is the aim for this and all the other bedrooms, which are the same size and bigger!
Going up to the 2nd floor will lead you to a large mezzanine area, which we can adapt to sleep 2 children by prior arrangement.
To the right are 2 bedrooms leading off the mezzanine. Both with bathrooms and lots of space.
The 3rd & 4th bedrooms can be found to the left of the mezzanine.
A small walkway will take you down to the gallery looking over the sitting room, dining room and the bedroom doors lead off to the right and left of that.
Both bedrooms are large and can sleep up to 3 people, (family room), + cots
The bathrooms are spacious, and the one to the right has a bath as well as a shower.
Coming back to the ground floor and turning in the opposite direction to the sitting room, a passageway will take you to the 2nd garden, where the heated pool is to be found.
Compliant with all French Pool Regulations and surrounded by a natural stone wall, it's the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine!


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        +24...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        We welcome children and try to provide everything you might need - but we do ask that you respect the property and try to prevent unnecessary breakages, stains on walls and furniture...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Outside Only...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        We have a downstairs bedroom and all of the downstairs is open plan. We can also hire in equipment if needed....moreless

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

      • The red and gold room en suite: 1 king

        This is a Super King bed but can also be 2 large twins...moreless

      • The grey room en suite: 1 king

        This is a Super King bed but can also be 2 large twins...moreless

      • The Pink room en suite: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

        Bed is Super King or 2 large twin plus extra large single...moreless

      • Mauve room ensuite with shower and bath: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

        This is a Super King or 2 large twin plus extra large twin...moreless

      • Blue Room ground floor level en suite: 1 king

        This bedroom has a Super King Bed or it can be 2 large twins...moreless

      • babies and toddlers: 3 baby crib

        We have 3 bay cribs, provided with or without linen...moreless

      • King size beds (5) Our Super King Size Beds are 180cm - 200cm. Excellent quality, Hotel Beds made by a local company of bed makers. They can also be seperated into single beds if needed., Twin or Single Beds (9) All of our King Size Beds can be made into Singles making 10 + 2 additional beds in 2 of the bedrooms, Child Beds (2) In 2 of the bedrooms there are additional beds that are 90cm - 200cm, Baby Cribs (3) These are suitable for Babies & Toddlers and come with linen....moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

      • red room en suite: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • blue room ground level bedroom: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • grey room en suite: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • mauve room en suite: toilet, tub, shower

        ...moreless

      • pink room en suite: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • all bathrooms are very spacious, showers are 1m20 walk in with glass wall. Large sink and plenty of room to arrange cosmetics and toiletries ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • We offer 3 cots/cribs for babies and toddlers, 3 highchairs, & 2 booster seats. We can provide Breakfast by Prior Arrangement. We also cater for Bed & Breakfast We can provide extra accommodation in the village by prior arrangement, ideal if you should want to hold your own Wedding here or Seminar!...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            We have installed free to air UK, TV ...moreless

          • Stereo

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            Being in the valley the property looks up the rolling countryside ...moreless

          • Water View:

            The property is situated by the trickling stream of La Lochere, and we are just a short walk from the Burgundy Canal...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Beautiful hand crafted oak table designed by the owner...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 16 people

          General

          • Broadband Access
          • Fireplace:

            Hand crafted stone fireplace with wood burner inserted...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Oil fuelled central heating - on timer ...moreless

          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            We have fabulous hotel quality bed linen & towels, please bring your own pool towels. By prior arrangement we can change the linen during a 2 week rental for a small linen fee....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Comfortable relaxing and spacious seating area with 3 enormous squshie sofa's...moreless

          • Parking:

            Private parking...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            We own the land next to the stream where you can safely park vehicles under the trees to keep them cool. ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone:

            Local calls only and can receive international calls...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels provided - 2 week rentals will include a change of towels NO POOL TOWELS...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer is inside the property for client use...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            We have wifi access installed...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            This is available at 68€ per stair...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Inserted into fireplace...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Catering Available:

            The owner is a Chef and is available by prior Booking to provide Full Board....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            coffee machine...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Professional quality Cooking Utensils, China and Plates...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            white porcelain, professional pans and utensils...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Eco friendly Dishwasher...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fabulous 8 Burner Stove with 3 Ovens. Made by the French Company Godin ...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            large gas oven + warming oven + fan oven...moreless

          Outside

          • Bicycles:

            We can provide bikes. They must be booked ahead of time, especially for children and toddlers. we need their heigts and ages to provide the right size. We also provide a tag along bike and trailer...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            We have Very Stylish Contemporary Garden Tables and Chairs to enjoy outside dinning with Parasols, Sun Loungers and Lanterns....moreless

          • Golf:

            Several Golf facilities close by...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Heated Pool
          • Private Pool:

            This pool is 4.5m x 9m. Heated and has sun loungers provided. Owners children will occasionally use pool when guests are absent or if they have children who wish to have additional play mates!...moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              premium
              Dec 20 - Jan 3
              7 night min stay

              €3,150
              value
              Jan 4 - Apr 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €2,039
              shoulder
              Apr 4 - Jun 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €2,320
              pre hi
              Jun 13 - Jul 10, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €2,755
              premium
              Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €3,244
              shoulder
              Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €2,320
              value
              Sep 26 - Dec 18, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €2,039
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              €3,244

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Since before I can remember I dreamt of creating beautiful homes and inviting others to enjoy them and to share my love of France. Having spent my childhood years on holidays in the South, taking in the taste, smell and colours of all the produce in the markets, (but to young to enjoy the wine!), it influenced my decision to leave England when I was just 22 and set out on an adventure that I would not come back from. 'Le Four a Pain,' was my first project. Building and restoring, ‘Le Four a Pain,’ whetted my appetite for repeating similar projects in different areas of France, and finally come to rest in Burgundy where I had been working as a successful Chef for the American/French Barging Company. I founded ‘La Ferme de la Lochere,’ a place where finally i could mix home and xpanding family with running the new business of Specialised Gastronomic Vacations, private Gites, Bed & Breakfast & Wedding Planner. I still commute from the local train station on the TGV to Lille and then Lille to London on Eurostar regularly as I have a very successful company as a chef for private clients. It's been such a success that I have been included in the BBC Good Food magazine, provided Special Occasion Recipes in the newspapers, and was paramount in setting up the ready made farm meals for my local farm shop, who have since gone on to win many awards & been featured in Country Living. I have recently appeared on televison touring Chablis market and am releasing my 1st Cookery book 'Shop. Cook. Eat' in the Fall of 2014

              Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois:
              This property offers the perfect meeting point for many families and friends to gather, whilst providing lots of space for all members of the group to have their own private time. The countryside offers a diverse introduction to rural France, encompasses historic towns and vibrabnt markets. La Ferme de la Lochere is perfectly situated just off the main freeway with quick and easy access to Paris and Lyon. It is in the heart of Burgundy with Chablis to the North and the Cote de Nuit and Beaun to the South. It offers peace and tranquility, a hospitable hostess who can also provide local knowledge as well as delicious meals and tips on what best to do. She is happy to help with train links to your to and from the property

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              Suggested Visits & In House Activities A Guided visit in Flavigny. Flavigny Vineyard started 12 years ago and is now beginning to produce a very healthy variety of excellent wines and the staff are full of enthusiasm and provide a complex and interesting look in the way wine is produced Half Day Wine Tasting in Chablis A wonderful way to enjoy the best of the Chablis Vineyards. Full Day in Cote de Nuits & Cote de Beaune - Best Seller Starting ion the Cote de Nuits and ending in the Cote de Beaune with transport and lunch included. Private Wine-Tasting With a Wine expert who can offer a wonderful insight into the Wines of Burgundy Hands-On Cookery Experience With Market Trip - Best seller Exhilarating market visit then returning to house for a market lunch. Then a hands on culinary experience where you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and work with fresh, fragrant ingredients. Hands-On Cookery Experience - Best Seller A mornings demonstration & hands-on participation to prepare a simple but delicious al fresco lunch or supper will be enjoyed by all with a glass of crisp chilled Rosé Aprons, recipes and notes will be provided and of course we will be eating your hard work at the end! NEW for 2010 Bread Making has just been added to our list of activities. The infamous local Baker, Fred will be teaching how to make croissant! Bespoke Cycling Tours - A Huge Hit in 2010 Experience the Burgundy countryside from the saddle! Enjoy a gourmet picnic looking out over the vineyards accompanied by 2 of Burgundies most experienced cycle guides. This tailor made ½ or whole days cycling includes bike, helmets, snacks, drinks and picnic. NEW for 2010 Golf at Chateau de Chailly Set in the rolling Burgundy Countryside this spectacular Chateau boasts a well kept 18 hole Golf Course.


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              • majestic entrance is pretty impressive!

                majestic entrance is pretty impressive!

              • Reception Room is inviting at any time of day with its comfy sofas& fireplace

                Reception Room is inviting at any time of day with its comfy sofas& fireplace

              • Balloon flights now available to enjoy the breathtaking countryside of Burgundy

                Balloon flights now available to enjoy the breathtaking countryside of Burgundy

              • Explore the the Cote de Nuits & Beaune with Wine Expert Brendan Moore

                Explore the the Cote de Nuits & Beaune with Wine Expert Brendan Moore

              • the courtyard is the perfect place for dining

                the courtyard is the perfect place for dining

              • the pool area is a great place to unwind in the warm glow of the sun

                the pool area is a great place to unwind in the warm glow of the sun

              • the cool sophisticated grey room

                the cool sophisticated grey room

              • a soft spacious light and airy room to relax and awake to the trickling stream

                a soft spacious light and airy room to relax and awake to the trickling stream

              • the blue room is a favourite for those preferring a ground floor bedroom

                the blue room is a favourite for those preferring a ground floor bedroom

              • the mauve room also has a bath

                the mauve room also has a bath

              • curled up on the sofas in front on the fire is a huge bonus in the cooler months

                curled up on the sofas in front on the fire is a huge bonus in the cooler months

              • enjoy the warm tranquil pool

                enjoy the warm tranquil pool

              • The trickling stream of La Lochere runs alongside the property

                The trickling stream of La Lochere runs alongside the property

              • Dining Al Fresco in the private courtyard

                Dining Al Fresco in the private courtyard

              • Why not take a hands on cooking class in the 1*Michelin 'Le Charlemagne'  ?

                Why not take a hands on cooking class in the 1*Michelin 'Le Charlemagne' ?

              • our red and gold room is a huge favorite with guests

                our red and gold room is a huge favorite with guests

              • Relax in this fabulous farmhouse in the heart of Burgundy, the home of wine

                Relax in this fabulous farmhouse in the heart of Burgundy, the home of wine

              • Join us at 'la ferme de la Lochere' in the rolling Burgundy countryside

                Join us at 'la ferme de la Lochere' in the rolling Burgundy countryside

              • a favorite with guests, the red and gold room is a hit

                a favorite with guests, the red and gold room is a hit

              • the mauve room with bath and shower, super king or twin with extra single

                the mauve room with bath and shower, super king or twin with extra single

              • the bathrooms are spacious and cool

                the bathrooms are spacious and cool

              • the stone entrance was all hand crafted by local artisans

                the stone entrance was all hand crafted by local artisans

              • handcrafted oak table seats 16

                handcrafted oak table seats 16

              • let the Chef owner Katherine Frelon provide you with an 'al fresco' supper

                let the Chef owner Katherine Frelon provide you with an 'al fresco' supper

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              Sleeps 12

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