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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dracy-Les-Couches apartment description

En La Marre is an early 19thC farmhouse on the estate of Baron de Charette's Chateau de Dracy in a peaceful rural location surrounded by forests and meadows. The property has been converted into six beautiful apartments for couples of all interests and lifestyles, unsuitable for children of any age. Two of the apartments are in the original farmhouse, one is an independent converted stable/pigeonnier and three are on the first floor of the former barn. All the apartments are spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, each with private patio with garden furniture and gas BBQ's. There are guests' laundry facilities, with detergent, free of charge; ample free car parking, free WIFI available; plenty of sun-loungers around the pool, and a lovely herb garden in the flower-bedecked courtyard which guests are encouraged to make use of for their culinary creations. The resident owners, CHRIS and JUDITH MOSEDALE, are on hand to ensure their guests enjoy a relaxed, peaceful stay away from the pressures of everyday life

SPORTING ACTIVITIES : GOLF - three excellent golf courses nearby - MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT, 18 hole championship standard - CHALON 18 hole, AUTUN, 9 hole. Lots of paths have been created along the canal and former railway lines for keen CYCLISTS, ROLLER BLADERS and WALKERS - 'La Voie Verte'. Bicycles are available to rent at En La Marre at a modest price.There are details available in our apartments of other cycling and walking routes among the vineyards and hills. WATERSPORTS (sailing school , pedalo, boat, windsurf boards) are available on the lake at AUTUN by the golf range; TORCY (Le Creusot) has windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and rowing, and the LAC DES SETTONS (Morvan Nat. Park) has all watersports, also swimming with beach facilities. FISHING is very popular and available in the many lakes, rivers and canals. Permits are required and weekly/daily ones can be bought in the 'tabacs'. There are several equestrian centres nearby for HORSERIDERS: e.g. Ecuries les Bruyeres, St. Pierre de Varennes (6kms) :; Centre Equestre et Poney Club de Montalvin, Le Breuil (Le Creusot) (6kms); ROCKCLIMBING is also available 6kms away at 'Le Bout de Monde', NOLAY. For others check out:

RIVERTRIPS: Why not have a boat trip on the River Saone? Various excursions (day, lunch, dinner, picnic etc.) are available all season at CHALON SUR SAONE (26 kms). Booking required at the Tourist Office in Chalon: email:

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience why not try:

BALLOONING OVER THE VINEYARDS: a truly magical experience for that special occasion - two companies operating from BEAUNE:;

Ballooning championship 'Les Montgolfiades' takes place in June at CHALON SUR SAONE with balloon rides and winetastings:

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: For Culture vultures Burgundy has much to offer, apart from its roman history:

AUTUN, CHALON-SUR-SAONE, BEAUNE and DIJON all have theatres and cinemas and many cultural events take place all season.

There are numerous art and sculpture exhibitions throughout the region, especially in TOURNUS, CLUNY, BEAUNE and DIJON.

For MUSIC lovers there is a wide range of events taking place to suit all tastes, from jazz and blues to folk and classical and the summer months are busy with musical concerts in the surrounding towns and villages.

More details of main cultural events are available on our website: and in the apartments at 'En La Marre'.

WINE AND FOOD: Chris and Judith are great lovers of the local food and wine and can advise on restaurants and wine-buying; they are happy to make reservations for their guests.

Burgundy is the gastronomic centre of France and many wine and food-related events take place throughout the region all year. An example of main events:-

April: - all month. Many food and wine events throughout the region

May: 1st weekend - SAULIEU: 'Journees Gourmandes' - tasting of local produce and wine. Many wine events in other villages throughout the month

June: Lots of winetastings ets. going on all month

July - Bursting with wine and food activities, some combined with music, such as 'Les Musicaves': COTE CHALONNAISE: open door at private wine growers and co-operatives for tastings of local wines and cheeses;

August: 1st weekend - 'LA RONDE COUCHOISE' : weekend of open door at cellars in the Couchois, tasting local wines and produce; also in NOLAY 'Du Cep en Verre', festival of wine and folk music

August - SAULIEU: Charolais Festival - lots of charolais meat and other local produce to sample

August/September: DIJON - 'Fetes de la Vigne':

Plus many more, especially in October after the grape harvest - details at EN LA MARRE

Useful website for checking out any activites, events, etc. are: - some of the information listed here you will not be able to click on until nearer the time of the event

PINOT NOIR - 1 of 6 apartments: Dracy-Les-Couches Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 79758ha

This single floor apartment is located in the former granary of the main house with a secluded spacious terrace overlooking the gardens, swimming pool and open countryside. The large open-plan kitchen/dining area is beautifully furnished and connects to the terrace. There is a wood/coal-burning stove in the cosy and comfortable living room. In addition to the music system there are lots of books, magazines and tourist information. The bathroom had an antique-tiled floor with a bath, separate shower, washbasin and w.c. The lovely large bedroom, with its exposed roof beams, king size double bed, ample clothes hanging space and full-length mirror looks out over the flower - bedecked courtyard and fields beyond. There is a short flight of exterior steps up to the apartment but once inside it is all on one level so suitable for reasonably fit elderly people.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • A beautiful, very large, high-ceilinged room with its original beams has a comfortable king size bed, bedside tables and lots of clothes storage space...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


          • Toiletries, loo paper, and a hairdryer are supplied in the bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • On arrival at En La Marre all guests are invited to a welcome drink or two at 6pm to meet the other guests and to be updated on local events, markets, general information etc. We hold a communal BBQ on Thursday evenings for those interested and weather permitting -- each couple contributes a food dish and some wine, including your dear hosts -- anyone with a talent such as singing, playing an instrument, story or poetry telling etc is given an ideal opportunity on this occasion to entertain us all. Free wireless internet available Washing machine available to all guests on the premises free of charge. Detergent also provided....moreless


              • Books:

                Great selection of books to suit all tastes...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                DVD player available on request...moreless

              • Games:

                Board and card games available...moreless

              • Radio
              • Stereo:

                Radio/cd player in living/dining room...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    Situated together with the kitchen in the open plan living area...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Electric radiators...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All bedding and tea-towels...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Charming open-plan room with kitchen and dining room. Wood/coal-burning stove. CD player/radio. Lots of books, magazines and tourist information. ...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking:

                    Ample free car parking on-site...moreless

                  • Sunbed
                  • Tiled Stove
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    All towels provided, including pool towels if required...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Communal washing machine, with detergent, available onsite free-of-charge...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WIFI available...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Wood/coal-burning stove...moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    An electric cafetiere...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    We've thought of everything, including a garlic press...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Everything is provided for all culinary needs...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    The kitchen is situated within the large dining area and has access to the large terrace...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    A full-size gas cooker ...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    A Welcome Pack is provided for your first evening...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster


                  • Barbecue
                  • Bicycles:

                    Bicycles available free of charge...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A large terrace overlooking the pool, garden and uninterrupted views over surrounding fields. Equipped with garden table with 4 chairs and bedecked with flowers ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Excellent golf courses nearby at AUTUN (15 kms), 9-Hole; MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT (15 kms), 18-Hole championship standard; CHALON (25 kms), 18-Hole...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Mainly lawn with shrubs and potted plants...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas BBQ on terrace, gas provided...moreless

                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    8 x 4m heated outdoor pool with shade and sun; plenty of sun loungers ...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool

                  Building Type

                      • Farmhouse


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mar 28 - May 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


                      A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of 150 Euros per apartment per week is required on booking, the balance of the rental to be paid in cash EUROS or EURO TRAVELLERS CHEQUES on arrival

                      The above rates do not include a local tourist tax of Euros 0,20 per person per night, payable during the stay.

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                      Last updated: 10/17/2014
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                      180 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      650 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Le Creusot
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Chalon sur Saone
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      EN LA MARRE is 3 kms from its village of DRACY-LES-COUCHES with a friendly boulangerie, 4 kms from the small country town of COUCHES with all basic amenities; 30 minutes away is CHALON-SUR-SAONE with all major shopping facilities; the charming town of BEAUNE, the wine capital of Burgundy, is 40 minutes away. Between Beaune and Dijon are all the famous wine villages of MEURSAULT, POMMARD, NUITS.ST GEORGES etc. to wander through, winetasting as you go. DIJON (1.5 hours from us) is worth a day visit for its Palais des Ducs, excellent Musee des Beaux-Arts and Les Halles, a large indoor/outdoor market surrounded by cafes and restaurants, particularly colourful on market days. 20 minutes west is historic AUTUN, the former capital of France with its roman architecture and ruins and the gateway to the lakes and forests of the MORVAN NATIONAL PARK. South is CLUNY with its important ruined roman abbey and just beyond are the BEAUJOLAIS wine villages of FLEURIE, JULIENAS, POUILLY-FUISSE etc.

                      Other Activities: Winetasting, rockclimbing, birdwatching

                      Golf: AUTUN (15 KMS.) - 9-HOLE - Golf d'Autun, le Plan d'Eau du Vallon. Green Fees: €24 weekdays/weekends. Email:

                      MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT (15 KMS) - 18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDARD - Chateau d'Avoise, rue de Macon, Montchanin/Le Creusot. Green Fees: €40 weekdays/€50 weekends:

                      CHALON SUR SAONE (26KMS) - 18-HOLE - Golf de Chalon sur Saone, Parc des Loisirs St. Nicolas, Chatenoy-en-Bresse. Green Fees: €35,50 weekdays/weekends:


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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • LE PIGEONNIER      LIVING ROOM

                        LE PIGEONNIER LIVING ROOM

                      • LE PIGEONNIER   LOUNGE

                        LE PIGEONNIER LOUNGE

                      • PINOT NOIR  BEDROOM

                        PINOT NOIR BEDROOM

                      • PINOT NOIR    TERRACE

                        PINOT NOIR TERRACE

                      • CHARDONNAY  KITCHEN / DINING ROOM

                        CHARDONNAY KITCHEN / DINING ROOM

                      • THE BARN APARTMENTS -   BALCONY

                        THE BARN APARTMENTS - BALCONY



                      • BARN APTS  BATH/SHOWER ROOM

                        BARN APTS BATH/SHOWER ROOM

                      • LE  PIGEONNIER

                        LE PIGEONNIER

                      • BBQ, EVENING - FUN WITH THE GUESTS

                        BBQ, EVENING - FUN WITH THE GUESTS



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                        LE PIGEONNIER BEDROOM

                      • LE PIGEONNIER  KITCHEN/DINING

                        LE PIGEONNIER KITCHEN/DINING

                      • PINOT NOIR  LIVING / DINING

                        PINOT NOIR LIVING / DINING

                      • PINOT NOIR    BEDROOM

                        PINOT NOIR BEDROOM

                      • APARTMENT  CHARDONNAY


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                      • BARN APTS.  LIVING ROOM TO BALCONY

                        BARN APTS. LIVING ROOM TO BALCONY

                      • APT. CHARDONNAY GRND. FLR.

                        APT. CHARDONNAY GRND. FLR. APT. PINOT NOIR 1ST. FLR.

                      • SWIMMING POOL

                        SWIMMING POOL

                      • BBQ EVENING

                        BBQ EVENING

                      • BARN APTS PINOT BLANC, GAMAY, ALIGOTE

                        BARN APTS PINOT BLANC, GAMAY, ALIGOTE

                      €500 - €700 per week (EUR)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english, french, german
                      • Calendar last updated 10/17/2014
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