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Privacy and Pastoral Tranquillity Between Chablis and Beaune

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Across the fields

Across the fields Open plan living Upstairs en-suite Upstairs en-suite bath Downstairs Bedroom Downstairs Bath Downstairs Shower room A Cozy Evening In View from the Terrace Dining Inside or Out? Dining and Living Multimedia Platform The Center of the World Fier d'Etre Bourguignon! You've arrived! Dijon In the Garden Burgundy's Best Around the Property Irancy...Les Vins de l'Auxerrois Slow Food Epoisses...the Next Village Over The Neighbours

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Semur-en-Auxois farmhouse description

Built in the early part of the 19th century, Les Lilas is a classic Burgundian stone farmhouse attached to a large converted barn, recently completely restored by the present owners.

Although totally modernised, Les Lilas retains the features and the feel of its origins. Situated on the edge of the village of Jeux les Bard, in a walled-in south-facing garden, the property offers privacy with unobstructed views across pasture land to the distant hills.

The spacious house, which can sleep 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite bedroom upstairs with private entrance; 1 bedroom with adjoining shower room on the ground floor) . Many charming features: flag-stone and red-tile flooring; massive beams in the open-plan barn and an elevated terrace.


Pastoral tranquillity between Chablis and Beaune: Built in the early part of the 19th century, Les Lilas is a classic Burgundian stone farmhouse attached to a large converted barn, recently completely restored by the present owners.

Although totally modernised, Les Lilas retains the features and the feel of its origins. Situated on the edge of the village of Jeux les Bard, in a walled-in south-facing garden, the property offers privacy with unobstructed views across pasture land to the distant hills.

The spacious house, which can sleep 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (1 en suite bedroom upstairs with private entrance; 1 bedroom with adjoining shower room on the ground floor) . Many charming features: flag-stone and red-tile flooring; massive beams in the open-plan barn and an elevated terrace.

Lovely perennial gardens surround the house, and a vegetable garden provides salad and vegetables in season.

Les Lilas: The house is centred on a massive converted open-plan barn with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, comfortable lounge, bar and elevated corner library.

The west wall is entirely composed of French doors and windows, giving on to a furnished elevated terrace with unobstructed views across the fields.

The room features dramatic oak beams and a décor that, while modern, still reflects the 19th century origins of the property.

Off the main barn, in the old Burgundian stone farmhouse, is the main floor bedroom, with adjoining bathroom and laundry.

The second en suite bedroom is accessed by exterior stairs and has a private entrance from a balcony above the main terrace.

There is a small walled in flower garden in front of the house, with perennial beds surrounding the rest of the property. There is a substantial vegetable garden situated near the private parking area.

Markets and tourism: Point of interest:
• Sunday morning, there is a small street market in Semur en Auxois. There are food shops open there as well. There is also a larger market in Chablis, but is a longer drive.
The supermarkets in Montbard and Toutry are open Sunday morning. The village of Epoisses has basic necessities.
Otherwise, the best markets are:
• Avallon is 20 minutes away. The market is Saturday morning, though this is a good town to shop in general.
• Montbard is 20 minutes away. The market is Friday morning.
• Auxerre is an hour away. The markets are Friday and Saturday mornings.
• Dijon is an hour away. Market Tuesday and Saturday morning
TOURISM:
The area in general is very rich in history and culture.
• Chateau at Epoisses
• Semur en Auxois
• Avallon
• Dijon
• Beaune and the Wine Region
• Auxerre and the Chablis Wine Region
• The Burgundy Canal valley has many sites: Alesia; Flavigny; Abbey of Fontenay; Chateaux at Ancy le Franc and Tanlay.
• Vezelay and the Morvan.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            The upstairs bedroom is accessed by an outside staircase....moreless

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • As is typical in Burgundian farmhouses, the upstairs en-suite bedroom is accessed by an outside stair, hence it has a private entrance. Because of the stair, however, we do not recommend this room for children. High-beamed ceilings and built-in cabinets create an open spacious feel. The downstairs bedroom and bath can be partitioned off to create an en-suite, or the bathroom can be made available to general use. If used en-suite, a foyer opens on to a small private terrace....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Upstairs en-suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Downstairs (either en-suite or general use)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking is not permitted inside the house.

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Arboretum
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Room

                              General

                              • Activities Guide
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Living Room
                              • Heating:

                                Electric Radiators Heat and fire wood 10 euros/day in winter...moreless

                              • Wood Stove:

                                Heat and fire wood 10 euros/day in winter...moreless

                              • Telephone
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Washing Machine

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen is the centre of life in Les Lilas....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Fully equipped...moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Several methods available...moreless

                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Fully equipped...moreless

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer:

                                2 small freezer sections....moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony
                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Magnificent 270 degree panorama from elevated terrace....moreless

                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                Small covered veranda on the street side of the house...moreless

                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Relaxing! Literally pastoral!

                                Relaxing! Literally pastoral!

                                • Guest Christopher F.
                                • Date of stay 06/30/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/06/14
                                My wife & our six year old son stayed here at Les Lilas for 3 weeks. It was perfect for us. We took frequent walks in the surrounding countryside and became quite familiar with Epoisses and Samur en Auxois as these two villages are where we shopped for groceries. We truly enjoyed the antics of the cows and our son fed them fresh grass almost daily. The house was very comfortable for us. We slept upstairs and our son slept downstairs and this was never a concern for us or our son. Internet access was a plus and there is a television but we never turned it on. It was a great home for exploring the sights in Burgundy but be advised you will need a car and to be prepared to do some driving. This was the only slight negative for us as during our previous stays in France there has been at least a boulangerie within walking distance. Epoisses is really close however and we became very friendly with the local merchants. We saw a lot during our 3 weeks but some of our fondest memories are of just walking the local roads and fields, cooking & having dinner at the house and just relaxing and playing. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Dennis & Ellie, and we thank them for their hospitality, help and kindness.

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                              • Bucolic!

                                Bucolic!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 09/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/31/13
                                Beautifully restored farmhouse with a pastoral view at the edge of a tiny village. Upon arrival we were pleased to see that the interior and exterior looked exactly like the photos on the website. The house was well furnished, roomy beyond our needs and expectations, and very comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed and a joy to play in. The location was convenient for taking day trips in every direction. We never ran out of ideas for outings. If we had been luckier with the weather that week we would have thoroughly enjoyed spending (a lot) of time on the deck sipping wine and watching the cows!

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                              • Comfortable Burgundy Farm House

                                Comfortable Burgundy Farm House

                                • Guest Marg (Sydney, NSW Australia)
                                • Date of stay 06/22/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                                Les Lilas is a very comfortable, beautifully renovated farm house on the edge of the hamlet of Jeux les Bard, in an idealic rural setting. It is ideal for 2 couples as it has 2 separate bedrooms each with its own bathroom, one upstairs reached by a separate entrance, and the other on the ground floor. We had the upstairs room and it was wonderful each morning to pull back the curtains and see the neighbouring farmer's cows grazing in the adjacent field. The open plan living, dining and kitchen are well equipped with everything one could want. The town of Epoisses, only a short drive away, has a good boulangerie and local cheese shop. We drove each day through different parts of Burgundy where there is plenty to see and explore. Our favourites were the Abbey of Fontenay, and Alesia, a modern interpretive centre describing the Roman invasion of 58 BC, built next to uncovered Roman ruins of the period. The city of Beaune is a must, particularly Hotel Dieu, the medieval charity hospital. There are many stone, medieval villages to explore with their cobble stoned streets and squares. Chateauneuf, Noyers and Semur-en-Auxois were fun to wander around. Burgundy is a delightful area to visit as it is not over-run with tourists, yet has plenty to offer in the way of sightseeing, beautiful food and of course the local wines, and Les Lilas is an excellent place to stay while you expolore.

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                              • Lovely stone built house with rural views.

                                Lovely stone built house with rural views.

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 07/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                                A lovely peaceful week in Burgundy with our two teenage sons (who were delighted to discover waterskiing at a lake near Semur-en-Auxois, a beautiful old town just a 15 minute drive away). The best features of the house are the large open-plan living area with vaulted ceiling and the adjoining terrace overlooking the fields - venue for several happy barbecue evenings!

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                              • An excellent place to relax and unwind

                                An excellent place to relax and unwind

                                • Guest Samantha G.
                                • Date of stay 08/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                                This place is exactly as described. The photos are current and what is described is what you get - so refreshing. The open plan living area is neatly divided into different zones, for cooking, eating, tv watching (French satellite) and reading/relaxing. The outside terrace has a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. In fact it was hard to leave the terrace and go out exploring. The field opposite had cows and calves and provided constant entertainment. The bedrooms and shower rooms were spacious. The whole place was neat, clean and tidy. The owner, Dennis, provided clean linen at the end of the first week along with some freshly dug vegetables. On average about 3 cars a day passed the cottage. Often the only sound was the wind through the trees. I can't remember anywhere we have been in the UK recently where you don't hear the distance hum of traffic. Here you hear nothing except the sounds of the country. You need a car as the village doesn't have any facilities. Montbard has a supermarket, canal walks and the castle is worth the walk up to it. Semur is very attractive and has good places to eat - it also has supermarkets. Epoisse has a cheese shop and a castle. One of the castle guides speaks good English so it is worth going round the castle as well as the grounds. Also we would recommend Beaune for all things to do with wine. The wine museum clearly shows how important wine making was and still is to the region. Flavingy - a beautiful town. Do visit the sweet shop. It is also where some of the scenes of Chocolat were filmed. Noyers and Montreal are very pretty too. The garden at Lantilly is worth a look. The chateau at Tanlay is a fine example and worth seeing. Have not been to this region of France before - the inhabitants are very friendly and will strike up conversation with you. Everywhere is very attractive and you go through lovely village after lovely village. We really enjoyed our 2 weeks. If you want somewhere quiet and peaceful this is the place for you. It was quite warm during our stay - the ceiling fans in the open plan area were very effective. All in all a very decent property.

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                              • Great venue for friends, and wine, and food!

                                Great venue for friends, and wine, and food!

                                • Guest Roger M. (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 06/01/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/27/13
                                We enjoyed a lovely 2 week stay at Les Lilas at the beginning of June. Dennis and Ellie were very helpful in setting us up before we arrived and making sure everything was in place after we got there. This is a lovely farmhouse to escape to and settle into a historic relaxing space that still contains all of the modern conveniences. The rooms are spacious and bright and the countryside views are exceptional. The kitchen is large enough that 4 adults could be working on meals without getting in each others’ way. Jeux les Bard is convenient, close enough to Semur, Epoisses and Flavigny to get more historical perspective and to pick up a few things from the markets. We also enjoyed morning runs through the pasturelands to Viserny and Genay. We were able to use the barbecue, gas stovetop and oven to eat in for much of our stay. It is a reasonably short drive to Beaune and to Dijon so that we could attend wine tastings and walking tours there and at all points in between (with a little pre-planning from North America). Even if you are not interested in cooking at the farmhouse all the time, the Pomme d’Or in Epoisses offers an excellent close venue to catch a quick meal and Le Marronnier in Buffon is great if you want to celebrate a little bit. Both are about 20 mins away by car. All in all, an excellent time for 4 Atlantic Canadians, kicking back and enjoying the countryside. Thanks Dennis and Ellie for all of your hospitality. Watch out, we’ll be back!!

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                              • Rural Burgundy at its best

                                Rural Burgundy at its best

                                • Guest Mike g.
                                • Date of stay 05/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/09/13
                                My wife and I and two friends stayed a "Les Lilas " for a week the end of May. The location was easy to find with a GPS and while the setting is rural there is great access to the cities of Dijon and Beaune. We also visited the chateaus and fell in love with the towns of Semus and Noyers. We had our best meal in a little restaurant in Avalon and do not miss stopping at the bakery in near-bye Genay for bread and pasteries. If you are lucky you can even catch the bakery truck the stops in Jeux Les Bard on Sunday Wednesday and Friday. . If you want to visit the Burgundy wineries it is a good idea to book a tour as unlike the wineries in the US there are very few (if any) tasting rooms open to the general public. The open floor plan is very easy to work with and the views are stunning. If you want to visit the Burgundy wineries it is a good idea to book a tour as unlike the wineries in the US there are very few (if any) tasting rooms open to the general public. Mike and Marlys

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                              • Traumurlaub

                                Traumurlaub

                                • Guest Karin L. (Heidelberg)
                                • Date of stay 05/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/07/12
                                Selten durften wir in einem solch perfekt ausgestatteten Ferienhaus Urlaub machen. In der Küche hat es an nichts gefehlt, die gesamte Einrichtung war ausgesprochen geschmackvoll und mit viel Liebe zum Detail ausgesucht.Die Großzügigkeit des Innenraumes hat dazu geführt, dass sich am Abend unsere fast erwachsenen Söhne nicht in ihr Zimmer verabschiedet haben, sondern jeder ein gemütliches Eckchen gefunden hat. Zusammen und doch mit viel Freiraum für jeden. Das Wetter war gigantisch, eine Woche Sommer Ende Mai, so dass wir auch den Außenbereich intensiv nutzen konnten. Unsere Ausflüge in die nahe Umgebung wie Flavigny - sur - Ozerain, Vezelay, Dijon, Abbaye Fontenay, Semur en Auxois, an die Seine Quelle und reichliche Einkäufe von Cremant und Rotwein haben ebenfalls wunderbare Eindrücke gebracht.Einfach traumhaft!

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                              • Wieder einmal wunderschön!

                                Wieder einmal wunderschön!

                                • Guest Carsten S.
                                • Date of stay 12/31/11
                                • Review Submitted 03/13/12
                                Liebe Eleanor, lieber Dennis! Es war uns wieder einmal eine große Freude, in Ihrem Haus Gast sein zu dürfen. Nachdem wir bereits im vergangenen Sommer vom Burgund und besonders von "Les Lilas" begeistert waren, kehrten wir im Winter über Silvester wieder. Die entspannte und gemütliche Atmosphäre am Ofen haben wir sehr genossen. Sowohl das Burgund als auch das großzügige Feriendomizil sind auch im Winter vorbehaltlos zu empfehlen. Mit herzlichen Grüßen Burkhard, Ingo, Hilde und Carsten P.S.: Wer unsere ausführlichere Bewertung zu Haus und Umgebung lesen möchte, schaut sich bitte den Eintrag zum August 2011 "Leben wie Gott in Frankreich" an.

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                              • Landleben pur

                                Landleben pur

                                • Guest Norbert (Filderstadt)
                                • Date of stay 03/27/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/03/11
                                Ein Kleinod im Auxois. Les Lias ist eine perfekt ausgestattete Ferienwohnung die keine Wünsche offen lässt, wenn man vornehmlich Ruhe und Erholung sucht und sich inmitten grasender Rinder wohl fühlt. Trotz der relativen Abgeschiedenheit ein idealer Ausgangspunkt den schönen Norden Burgunds kennen zu lernen, ein eigenes Auto ist hierfür (und für die notwendigen Besorgungen) aber unbedingt zu empfehlen. Die Kommunikation mit dem Besitzer ist vorbildlich, die gesamte Einrichtung gepflegt und super vorbereitet, sogar der Ofen war schon befüllt und brauchte nur noch angezündet zu werden. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und können Les Lias ohne Einschränkung weiter empfehlen.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                              2014
                              Mar 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €650

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                              We accept payment in euros, pounds sterling or US dollars A refundable ‘caution deposit’ of £250 will be requested on arrival. You will be given a receipt for this deposit at the time, and we will return this amount to you at the end of the letting period, less any damages caused by your party to the property. Cleaning will not be charged for so long as the house is left clean.

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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Paris at 300 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Train: MONTBARD TGV at 20 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Motorway: A6 at 20 Kilometres
                               

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                              Photos

                              • Across the fields

                                Across the fields

                              • Upstairs en-suite

                                Upstairs en-suite

                              • Downstairs Bedroom

                                Downstairs Bedroom

                              • Downstairs Shower room

                                Downstairs Shower room

                              • View from the Terrace

                                View from the Terrace

                              • Dining and Living

                                Dining and Living

                              • The Center of the World

                                The Center of the World

                              • You've arrived!

                                You've arrived!

                              • In the Garden

                                In the Garden

                              • Around the Property

                                Around the Property

                              • Slow Food

                                Slow Food

                              • The Neighbours

                                The Neighbours

                              • Open plan living

                                Open plan living

                              • Upstairs en-suite bath

                                Upstairs en-suite bath

                              • Downstairs Bath

                                Downstairs Bath

                              • A Cozy Evening In

                                A Cozy Evening In

                              • Dining Inside or Out?

                                Dining Inside or Out?

                              • Multimedia Platform

                                Multimedia Platform

                              • Fier d'Etre Bourguignon!

                                Fier d'Etre Bourguignon!

                              • Dijon

                                Dijon

                              • Burgundy's Best

                                Burgundy's Best

                              • Irancy...Les Vins de l'Auxerrois

                                Irancy...Les Vins de l'Auxerrois

                              • Epoisses...the Next Village Over

                                Epoisses...the Next Village Over

                              €650 per week (EUR)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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