"My parents and I stayed 4 nights in this property, and we could have stayed forever! It was such an enchanting house, with the kind of charm we only dreamed of finding on our trip to Dijon. The weather was perfect, and we were able to enjoy dinner out on the patio dining table almost every night, as well as breakfast and coffee there each morning. The ambiance of the home, and the adjacent orchard, garden, vineyards, and yard was beyond our expectations. the photos do not do it justice.
The house itself is well-equipped. The kitchen has nearly everything you could need, including cookware and some basic spices. The closets were stocked with insecticides (for which we were thankful in the summer!), basic cleaning supplies to keep the kitchen nice, and a lovely fan that came in handy at night.
The beds are comfortable and the linens updated. The whole house was very clean and well-maintained, while retaining the perfect balance of updated features and the charm of another era. There were many books and interesting things in the home to give it charm and function, and Manfred provided many resources to help us in our travels, such as maps, books, and a booklet of local information.
We were only three people staying in this large house, and would have been comfortable with 6 or more people. Since we had a rental car, the home was very convenient to drive to the market (5 min) or into town (10-15 min), but felt remote and quiet, just as we wanted.
While the wifi did not work very well, we were able to connect periodically and check email, and it forced us to unplug and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings of the property. The laundry machine (combination wash/dry) was tricky to figure out, and takes quite a while to run, but was a lifesaver for our trip (and allowed us to pack lighter). Manfred was a perfect host, stopping by to offer tips periodically, and just a text message away for anything we needed. He is very friendly and kind, and was a great resource.
The best part of the trip was the cherries coming off one tree in the orchard! We were able to pick and enjoy them the whole trip! Such a lovely (and delicious) surprise!) I hope very much that I am able to return to Dijon and stay in this property again."
Guest: Katie C.
Date of Stay: June 2014
Review Submitted: July 7, 2014