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'La Maison Secrete'

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Our cottage with medieval towers in background

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Last updated: 07/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You may want to enjoy a peaceful, bucolic setting, yet also experience bustling French village life. At our place you can do both! Our house is a charming abode at the foot of a medieval Burgundy village, yet with its own large private garden including fruit trees – pear, quince and cherry – and a giant chestnut tree nestling a treehouse.

Our secluded patio is perfect for dining and drinks on a mild evening or coffee on a sunny morning. The tall, natural granite stone wall behind you ensures privacy. In front of you is the most stunning of views. Gaze up at the 14th century church and the ramparts and towers of the fortified château.

A stone staircase leads down to the large garden from the private stone terrace. On particularly warm and long summer nights, we like to dine in the yard on the picnic table under the chestnut tree. Here you feel like you're lost in the countryside, listening to the birds chirping and the babbling of the Armancon river, which runs alongside the garden.

But no problem if you want to take a village stroll after dinner! Just cross the tiny stone bridge beside the house, walk up the winding staircase through the ramparts and you're in the heart of the old town.

In Semur en Auxois you will find a cobblestone pedestrian street with shops, old homes, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and the church. It is one of Burgundy's prettiest and liveliest little villages.

If you'd like to do some driving, the whole area is bursting with other charming stone villages and monasteries. And of course the countryside – rolling hills with grazing horses, cows and sheep – is sublime.

And we haven't even mentioned the vineyards! You are about 40 minutes from La Route des Grands Crus, featuring some of the world's finest wines.

There are also bicycles in the cellar or you can take walks through the woods and fields. Le Lac de Pont, a beautiful lake, is 3km away if you want to go for a swim.

It is the perfect vacation place to get away from it all. There is simply nothing like this in America!


Keywords: Cottage

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Double Beds (2) Each sleeping room has a separate full size bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed located in upstairs loft with fireplace., Baby Cribs (1) Baby bed available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New convertable bed (very comfortable) is located in upstairs loft....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Cottage has a stunning view of a 13th century church and medieval ramparts and towers....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have lots of French music to enhance the mood of your stay....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Cottage sits at the foot of medieval Semur-en-Auxois perched on pink granite cliffs above. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Cottage and garden border on the Armancon River that winds through the village. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Double french doors off main level overlooking the Armancon River below and Semur ramparts above....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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3 night min stay
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€980 €3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €140 Nightly; 28 nights or more: €120 Nightly

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Ancient Gallo Roman ruins and battlefields, including Alesia, where Julius Caesar conquered the Gauls.

Wine tasting and tours

Medieval Religious sites like Vezelay, Abbay Fontney and Cluny

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are a group of three Americans (brother-sister) and a third partner who love France and wanted to have a pied a terre in the hexagon, as the French call their country. We rent our cottage to help recup some costs, but it is not a profit-making venture. We enjoy going there ourselves. Two of the partners live in the US (Washington, DC and New York City), and the third in Paris, where she closely supervises rentals and is there to help visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois:
The lovely town of Semur en Auxois is a treasure, and our cottage was just the perfect place to nestle down and enjoy life in this village. We were lucky to find it. Many people were interested in this house, but we snapped it up quickly! The cherry on the cake is our wonderful gardens and outside patio. We have privacy, a stunning view and a place to lay in the grass in the summertime!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can either sink into real French life, or visit amazing, historical sites like a tourist. And of course we love the stunning food and wine!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Our cottage with medieval towers in background

    Our cottage with medieval towers in background

  • 'Le Salon' - 1st level, with exposed stone & beamwork

    'Le Salon' - 1st level, with exposed stone & beamwork

  • 'Summer evening' - On the terrace with friends

    'Summer evening' - On the terrace with friends

  • Cozy upstairs with beams

    Cozy upstairs with beams

  • Kitchen remodeled in 2012

    Kitchen remodeled in 2012

  • Bright yellow, upstairs half bath. recently renovated

    Bright yellow, upstairs half bath. recently renovated

  • Fun barbecues on the terrace!

    Fun barbecues on the terrace!

  • spring is here, the wisteria is in bloom!

    spring is here, the wisteria is in bloom!

  • 'Awesome views' -  Town ramparts & Chateau, from the riverside garden

    'Awesome views' - Town ramparts & Chateau, from the riverside garden

  • 'Master bedroom' - With river views

    'Master bedroom' - With river views

  • 'Pont Pinard' - Famous bridge & backdrop of Semur-en-Auxois

    'Pont Pinard' - Famous bridge & backdrop of Semur-en-Auxois

  • mural on the kitchen wall makes cooking so gay!l

    mural on the kitchen wall makes cooking so gay!l

  • kitchen with door opening onto terrace

    kitchen with door opening onto terrace

  • kids just love playing in the huge garden!

    kids just love playing in the huge garden!

  • fire in the cozy stove fireplace upstairs

    fire in the cozy stove fireplace upstairs

  • the terrace is lovely in spring, even when it's rainy

    the terrace is lovely in spring, even when it's rainy

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/05/2015
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