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* 2nd floor apartment on 3 floors within 12th century former abbey * Sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms with 1 supplementary bed * Fully equipped for self-catering * Quiet residential location * Nearby on and off-street parking * Given 4* rating from the Beaune Tourist Office
Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy. Rue Maizieres is in one of the oldest parts of the town within the old walls. It is a typically narrow, medieval street following the line of the original Roman town walls. This is a quiet corner of Beaune yet only 3 minutes' stroll from the market place, the renowned Hotel Dieu, shops, cafés and restaurants. The apartment is reached by the original, 800 year old, spiral, stone staircase.
On 3 levels the apartment feels more like a house. The sensitive renovation combines original structural elements (massive oak beams, stone corbels and walls) with harmonising finishes and carefully incorporated modern comforts. Painstaking attention has been given to the use of space, lighting and equipment. The result is a beautiful, spacious and airy living space. There are views of surrounding roof scapes and the famous Cotes de Beaune vineyards.
The accommodation comprises: First Level: * Large living space divided into sitting and dining rooms * Fully fitted kitchen * Toilet and lobby with hand basin * Oak staircase Second Level: * Spacious landing * 2 double bedrooms with king-size beds and generous wardrobe space * Fully fitted bathroom with large bath, shower and toilet Third Level: * Large sitting/TV room with supplementary bed-settee
The apartment has central heating, ventilation and vacuum systems and double glazing. There is a basement for storing bicycles, strollers etc. and we provide a parking permit for nearby on-street and covered off-street parking. There is sidewalk parking space outside the apartment for loading and unloading.
Some comments from our visitors' book:
Wow - what a wonderful apartment - we have had a fabulous week here. Beautifully finished and appointed. You have been terrific hosts. Would love to come back. P&J Melbourne, Australia
Many thanks for the hospitality. The apartment was perfect: location,decor,everything. J&C California, USA
Penny and Ben - what a wonderful time we've had in your apartment. It is so well stocked and yet cosy - we were so comfortable here that we shall have to return. S&C Las Vegas, USA
Lovely apartment. It's been a joy to live here for 5 days A&D Gulf Harbour, New Zealand
You have a fantastic place here. Despite the unseasonable cold and the snow (!) our visit to Beaune and Bourgogne has been more than wonderful. M&J Brooklyn, USA
Great location, every amenity that we needed. D&L Ontario, Canada
Such peace and quiet and relaxation in the middle of the city. The understanding of centuries seems to seep through the walls and pervade the whole apartment. B&P, Suffolk, UK
The apartment is extremely comfortable and well appointed and has been the perfect spot to enjoy our purchases of fine Burgundy wine and local food. J&T Perth, Western Australia
Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful place to make our home for the week. IW, Vancouver, Canada
An all too short stay in your wonderful apartment. Despite two days of pouring rain, we have had a superb stay, thanks in large part to being in such a comfortable, well appointed spot. The architect who designed it is brilliant. A&S London, UK
Thank you Penny and Ben for providing such a comfortable place to stay with such facilities, it eases the frustrations of travel and being away from the comforts of home for a long time. M&G Australia
It is hard to describe how wonderful it has been to stay in Beaune in this apartment on our honeymoon. You left nothing to spare in your efforts in making us feel welcome and at home. M&H N.C. USA
The apartment is beautiful (and great to cook in!) K&S UK
The apartment is beautifully finished and equipped, and it was lovely staying in the old part of Beaune so close to the centre. J D&C Edinburgh and London, UK
Thank you Penny and Ben for a superb apartment with wonderful ambience and fine attention to detail and your warm hospitality. J&A Australia
We have all been enjoying our week in Beaune in this lovely and modern apartment. We have had fun cooking in the state of the art kitchen. S UK
The apartment is so well equipped and charming. The location can't be beat. D&McC Ontario, Canada
Superb apartment! A most relaxing and beautifully appointed base to tour the Bourgogne. J&A Sydney, Australia
This was just great. A super flat with perfect location. We have spent the week driving and biking around the vineyards and countryside tasting and buying wine. T&M Norway
We have done the 'self-catering thing' many times before, but must say this apartment far exceeds any expectations or requirements we had. Beautiful, stylish, generous in all facets. Perfect location too. K&J Sydney, Australia
Thank you so very much for letting us stay in your wonderful apartment. Not only is it superbly located in Beaune, it is one of the most well appointed apartments that we have stayed in during our travels. You have thought of everything to make a stay most comfortable. As wine lovers we appreciate the decent sized wine glasses, and the thing that appealed to us most, the warmth and homely feel of the apartment. T&S Australia
It doesn't get better - wow, with almost 20 years of coming 2 or 3 times a year, it is the best! A perfect spot - we are regular visitors to Beaune and this apartment was much more like home than a hotel - wonderful for anyone, but especially seasoned travellers a bit sick of hotels. M&G Canada
What a fabulous apartment for a grand touch of luxury, and with the romantic setting of Beaune all around, we've had a lovely visit. A&C Les Vosges, France
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25% deposit on booking. Balance to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to stay. 300 Euros security deposit paid in cash on arrival.
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Wine tastings, Vineyard tours, numerous wonderful chateaux and history all around you in Beaune where the medieval buildings are breathtaking.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We have lived in Burgundy for nearly 24 years and are well placed to offer advice on the local area, vignerons, house purchase and many aspects of life in France. Previously we lived in Britain but moved to France for more space, a more relaxed lifestyle and to raise our (then) 2 small daughters in a truly European atmosphere. It is very rewarding now to have daughters who are completely fluent in French and one who is also fluent in Italian and Spanish. Running the apartment gives us a chance to meet people of varied nationalities some of whom have remained lifelong friends.
Why the Owner Chose Beaune: Not only is this property an historic treasure - at least 900 years old, and with Roman foundations - but it is in the very heart of medieval Beaune and within walking distance of everything that you need. The renovation means that despite its age, the property has all modern amenities within, is comfortable, stylish and as most of our tenants agree ' feels like home'. Many of our visitors have agreed that it provides excellent value for money being so spacious, with everything of a very high quality and so close to all amenities. Many people stay without a car and it is very easy to access places like Paris, Dijon and Chalon-sur-Saone by train. The train station is a 15 - 20 minute walk. The property is in a quiet street and being on the second floor benefits not just from views but from cooling breezes in the summer when the windows are open.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: The chance to stay in a wonderful old building but with modern conveniences.