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Situated in the small village of Braux these recently renovated Burgundian houses lends their names to all the stone work in and around the property. Flagstone floors, vaulted arches, stone fireplaces, kitchen sinks and work surfaces and stone shower trays add to the charm of these 19th century houses. There is a heated and covered swimming pool with a good range of inflatable toys, 8m x 4m, with walk-in steps at the shallow end, ideal for young children and learners. The pool, barbeque and eating areas can be flood lit in the evenings. These well equipped houses can be rented as a whole or as separate units so if you would like to make up a large group and rent all 3 this is possible. During our off peak season we are also organising themed weekend breaks. We have decided to make use of the old traditional bread oven, that was built in 1850 approx., to make an unforgettable weekend experience, read on for more information.....
There is a bread van that passes 3 mornings a week through the village selling fresh baguettes and croissants, a cheese van that passes on a Wednesday evening and an 'epicerie' van once a week. The house is stocked with information leaflets for all the local sites and activities and we have also included our recommendations for places to eat. There are fabulous walks around the numerous lakes and in the Morvan forest, cycling along the towpath of the Burgundy canal, which meanders through the village, golf courses at the Chateau de Chailly, horse riding near Semur en Auxois and wind surfing and peddeloes at Lac du Pont, 5 minutes away. New this year, massage, manicure and facials using organic products. This is a lovely way to start or finish your holiday, why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage? If this interests you let me know at the time of booking and I will reserve a time for you to enjoy this wonderful experience.
During our off peak season we are also organising themed weekend breaks. We have decided to make use of the old traditional bread oven. We will be making and cooking pizzas, different breads and brioches, tasting local wines and cheeses and even cooking a suckling pig in the oven. You will also have the time to visit our local market in the medieval town of Semur en Auxois, Dijon or Beaune. If you would like to prolong your break why not stay a couple of extra nights and really visit this lovely area. You can come along and join a group or make up your own group. It's a great opportunity to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary, have a « girls weekend » or come with family and get away from it all. Whatever your choice we can organise the rest..... If you are interested in our weekend break please call or e-mail for the prices and full details of the stay. Prices are £140 per person for the weekend. Our special weekends normally run from Friday afternoon 4pm to Sunday 5pm
Stone Masons house n°2: Semur-en-Auxois Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 59591ha
Circular stone steps lead up to the house and into the main sitting/kitchen/dining room.
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave oven, electric oven, extractor fan and a top of the range electric hob. There is also a toaster and coffee machine.
A door leads out to an interior courtyard with steps up to the garden and heated pool.
The sitting/dining room is very comfortable and gives you plenty of space to eat and relax. There is a wood burning stove that can be used on a chilly autumn evening, logs are provided free of charge.
The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and an ensuite shower room.
The large downstairs bathroom has a toilet, stone wash basin, stone shower tray with door and corner bath. There is a washing machine in the corridor.
A magnificent stone turning staircase leads to the first floor. There is 1 twin room, 1 double room and a third bedroom with a double and single bed. The shower room is fully equipped.
All covers and linens are provided as are kitchen hand towels and tea towels for stays of 4 days or more.
In the second bedroom there is a double bed and a large single so a ninth person could sleep here, there may be a supplement for this.
The fourth bedroom with ensuite shower and toilet are situated on the ground floor and is easily accessable for people who find stairs difficult. The shower is a cabin with jets....moreless
The outside toilet is situated close to the pool....moreless
There is a childs swing and slide in the garden.
The swimming pool has a very safe hard cover on it, which you can see in the photos. It solar heats the water so that the season for the pool is much longer than using a traditional bubble cover.
It can be taken off the pool by sliding along rails, it's very light and easy to use. It is also the safest form of protection for the pool, it is kept locked at all times when not in use.
It also has the advantage that one can swim under the cover if the weather is a bit chilly or windy, there is a side door that accesses the pool and 2 steps down into the shallow end.
The house has a security gate fitted to the stairs for use if you have small children.
The house has also been fitted with security smoke alarms....moreless
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Seating for 8 people
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Bed linens are provided for stays of 4 nights or more, unless otherwise stated, linens can be hired for short stays....moreless
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Parking Off Street
Towels are provided for stays of 4 nights or more, unless otherwise stated. Towels can be hired for short stays....moreless
There is a wood burner for chilly evenings, we provide the wood free of charge....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
There is a selection of kitchen ingredients including oils, salt and pepper, spices, coffee filters, foil and film etc...moreless
Nearest golf course is 8km at Precy sous Thil...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
3000m² of garden to run around in ...or just relax away from it all....moreless
* A deposit of £200 or 250 euros will be asked for at the time of booking
* Balance payments are due 8 weeks before arrival and a refundable damage deposit of £100 will be asked for at the same time.
* The house can accommodate a ninth person and a small charge of 70€ will be made for this.
* Rates are based on 8 people sharing, suppléments will apply for all guests, including children.
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The houses are located in a very beautiful area; Dijon for shopping and site seeing is just 40 minutes away and all the wonderful well known wine villages of Burgundy are about the same. Chablis is to the north and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Don't forget to visit Irancy and St Bris whilst you're there, they have great wines and at a slightly cheaper price. The medieval town of Semur en Auxois is just 10kms away, wander along the cobbled streets, take a walk around the ramparts and down to the river Armançon, have a coffee on a 'terrace' and choose from the numerous restaurants where you will eat. You can find everything you need here, banks, supermarkets, garages, post office, newsagents and a small Sunday morning market which is worth a visit.
Fontenay Abbey, the chateau at Bussy Rabutin and Chateauneuf, the basilica at Vezelay and Dijon are just a few of the historic sites to visit.
Other Activities: Wine tasting and massages using organic products.