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Last updated: 02/10/2010

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Semur-en-Auxois cottage 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

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

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

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

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

              • Television
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Zoo
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                   

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                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  €150
                  €980 €3,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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: french, english

                   

                  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

                  VRBO #164198

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  €150 per night (EUR)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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