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River Retreat W/ Large Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center, Riverside Tower Views

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Last updated: 04/25/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Semur-en-Auxois cottage description

Stay in the most beautiful (and most photographed) spot in the charming, warm, medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois! An artist's paradise!

This lovely recently restored house with a large riverside garden, patio, orchard and vineyard awaits you. On the banks of the gently flowing River Armançon with views of the cathedral, castle towers, and ancient bridge, the house is just a stroll away from the town center.

The location offers convenience, privacy, and off-street parking.

Walk up the gently winding stairs around an ancient Burgundy tower for your morning baguette or croissant, or watch the town wake up from your table in a friendly café as you sip your first espresso.

This enchanting little town of 5,000 is both vibrant and relaxing, an undiscovered treasure. Host a garden party or just relax in our large patio with stunning panoramic views, sample grapes from our organic vineyard, or pick apples, cherries, pears, plums, strawberries, and flowers to your heart's delight.

Offering tranquil relaxation an hour from Paris by TGV train and minutes from the cobblestone walkways of the town center, the location is ideal for your next romantic or family getaway.

You can explore the lively Burgundy region on day trips by bicycle or car, go wine tasting, hop on a fast train to Paris or Euro Disney for the kids. There is a fresh water lake 3 km away for swimming and boating. There is bike rental shop in Dijon that will deliver rental bikes to the house and a rental car can be delivered to the Montbard train station for your pick up and return.

Your home away from home is elegantly decorated to create a warm, comfortable stay. Perfect for small families or two couples traveling together. The house comfortably sleeps 4 - 5, with two large bedrooms plus a sleeping loft. There are new appliances, washer and dryer, and modern comforts throughout, including towel warmer in the bathroom.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            The garden is enclosed for young children and pets....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted in garden....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Additional pet deposit required....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1) There is a single bed in a sleeping loft at the top of the stairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-bed in Master Bedroom for Small Child...moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: tub, shower

            plus sink...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            Plus sink...moreless

          • Shower stall with separate soak tub

          Other Amenities

              • Enjoy the awesome panoramic view from the patio of our tranquil, large, private, walled, riverside garden with a vineyard and orchard just a short stroll (65 paces) from the house along the river Help yourself to our apples, plums, pears, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, and Gamay wine grapes or fresh cut flowers for your table....moreless


              • Books:

                Plenty of novels, guide books and maps!...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Television
              • VCR


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


              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Monument View:

                Panoramic views of Towers of Burgundy....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                River runs next to property. Freshwater lake is 3 KM away....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance:

                Free to other landlines only....moreless

              • Garage:

                Garage fits one car....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Cable Provided...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking:


              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Stacked Washer and Dryer in unit...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free WiFi...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Well stocked!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items


              • Bicycles:

                Rental bicycles can be delivered to house. ...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large patio is located in walled, private garden, with tables and chairs....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Large patio, with panoramic views of towers...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Carteblanche
              • Dinersclub
              • Discover
              • Eurocard
              • Jcb
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Bathroom has shower and soak tub for one person....moreless



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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay


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                  • Cleaning Fee €95
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €350
                  • Taxes Included


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                  Weekly summer festivals in town, local historical sites, Chateaus, flea markets each weekend, weekly farmer's market year-round, and wine tasting events nearby.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We fell in love with Semur-en-Axois and travel there several times a year. We enjoy biking, hiking, gardening, wine tasting, wine making, fine dining, learning the French language, and experiencing the French lifestyle. We started Share Maison in order to share this magical place with others through fractional ownership. We have found that by returning to the same beautiful location during different seasons builds more vivid memories from which we are nurtured during our busy city lives the rest of the year. We are proud to have restored and preserved this historic property.

                  Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois:
                  We have traveled the world, and when we stumbled upon this hidden treasure we had to be part of it. The town is about an hour east of Paris, smack dab in the middle of the Burgundy wine and cheese making region. The house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac that offers both peaceful tranquility and easy access to the town center. The entire town is an historic monument status and yet still retains a vibrant local culture with modern amenities and restaurants open all year. Once you visit this enchanting, tranquil, and friendly town, you will understand how we feel.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  This house has both the feel of a French country farmhouse and pied-a-terre in town. The views from our property are some of the most photographed scenes in all of Burgundy. The visual beauty is inexhaustible! A few steps along the river brings you to our cloistered vineyard, fruit orchard and garden, where you can enjoy quiet meals from our patio with stunning tower views. During the summer months, there are weekly festivals in town as well as wine events at local wineries in the fall. The town has an historic Italianate Theatre, which hosts musical concerts and other events throughout the year. The town is well situated for wine and cheese tasting day trips, and there is huge freshwater lake nearby for swimming and boating. You may want to hang out in the local cafe in town and soak up the ambiance of the local culture, take in a current run film at the local movie art house, or rent bikes to explore ancient ruins and ride along the famous canals of Burgundy at Motbard. During the summer months, there is even a bike rental shop that will deliver your bike to our doorstep! The Abby of Fontenay, also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the entire town of Semur, is just a 30 minute car ride though the lush, rolling farmlands surrounding the area. Whatever your unique taste, this town has much to offer.

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                  Speaks: english, french



                  • Front entry, end of cul-de sac

                    Front entry, end of cul-de sac

                  • Kitchen


                  • Salon Chairs

                    Salon Chairs

                  • Kitchen and door to Laundry

                    Kitchen and door to Laundry

                  • View from our vineyard/garden

                    View from our vineyard/garden

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

                  • Soak Tub

                    Soak Tub

                  • Master bedroom door to stairs

                    Master bedroom door to stairs

                  • Bridge to our house

                    Bridge to our house

                  VRBO #147605

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

                  €795 per week (EUR)

                  2 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated: 04/25/2014
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