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Luxury Apartment in Water Mill, Terrace, Pool, Garden, River, Medieval Town

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Well Fitted Apartment For 6 On 2 Floors Of A Beautifully Converted Water Mill.

Entrance Hall and Cave.
First Floor:
Large open plan sitting room comprising modern kitchen and dining table, furnishings modern and French antiques. Glass doors onto Private Terrace over looking the pretty millpond, a lovely lush meadow and ancient woodland, great for picnics and shade beside the riverbank.
The Terrace is equipped with teak table and chairs, is south facing, lovely for breakfasting, dining and relaxing while listening to the gentle flow of water over the millrace.
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board etc.
Master Bedroom with king size bed, en-suite bathroom, bath, shower, lavatory & twin basins, dressing room.

Second Floor:
Second Double Bedroom has a king size bed with en-suite bathroom.
Third Twin Bedroom has twin beds with en-suite bathroom.

Swimming Pool - Is open from 1st June - 21st September, it is shared pool and has changing rooms, showers and loungers.

Bicycles are provided at your own risk

Parking in Bay no 4 to rear.

Semur-en-Auxois is a small welcoming fortress town in the Cote d'or, the heart of Burgundy. It sits on a rocky bluff, an extraordinarily beautiful town full of cobbled lanes, medieval gateways and ancient gardens cascading down to the River Armançon.

The inscription above the archway leading to the oldest part of the town was inscribed in 1552 and translates as 'The people of Semur take great pleasure in meeting strangers.' The people of Semur are just as welcoming today as they were the inscription was done all those years ago.

All roads lead to place Notre-Dame, a handsome square dominated by the large thirteenth-century church of Notre-Dame characterized by its huge entrance porch and the narrowness of its nave.

Further down the street in front of the church and off to the left you come to the four sturdy towers of Semur's once powerful castle, all that is left after the main walls of the fortress was dismantled in 1602. You can then explore the winding streets around the castle – there's scarcely a street in this lovely little town without some building of note – and then continue down to the delightful stretch of river between the Pont des Minimes and the Pont Joly, from where there's a dramatic view of the town.

Semur-en-Auxois is less than an hours drive from the beautiful and historical city Dijon, the capital city of Burgundy and from Beaune, famous for its wine and the enchanting Hospices de Beaune.

It is within easy reach of the auto route du Soleil (A6) and is only about 3 hours drive from Paris Charles de Gaulle
airport and the high-speed train (Eurostar/TGV) from London or Paris. .Then using SNCF you can travel from Paris to Montbard or Dijon. There are car hire facilities at Dijon Station e.g. National Alamo & Budget,
Parking - Parking 1 car only is provided in bay 4 at the back of the mill. Extra parking is on the street.
Parking - parking is provided for 1 car and must be used at all times - Bay 4 at the back of the mill. Additional parking is available on the street.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 300 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • An iPod dock is provided and well stocked dvd and book library. The Burgundian Fireplace is a feature only, not for lighting! Parking - parking is provided for 1 car and must be used at all times - Bay no 4 at the rear of the mill. Additional parking is available on the street. The Pool- is shared with the other owners living in the mill and is open from 1st June - 21st September....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Luxury


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 electric fans are available...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


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Jun 3 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

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7 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $326.16
  • No additional mandatory fees


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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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275 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris
1.7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Le Saint Vernier, Rue du Bourg Voisin
555 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Calais Port, Car Ferry Terminal, Calais, France
46 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Hotel-Golf Chateau de Chailly, Pouilly-en Auxois
19 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Montbard, France
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant les Minimes, Rue des Vaux

Car: Recommended

Welcome to our corner of Paradise, Semur-en-Auxois in the department of the Cote d'Or, Burgundy the region world famous for it's wonderful wines.

Moulin Brazillier is a sympathetically converted water mill and sits beneath the ramparts of a beautiful medieval town. Typical Burgundian restaurants and pubs are a short walk away. It boasts it's own shared swimming pool, 5 acres of secluded meadow and garden with its mill race running through. Our wing has a built in private terrace over looking the river, wildlife abounds.

Semur-en- Auxois, the historic capital of Auxois, has the charm of a medieval city with turrets and ramparts dating from 13th century. Legend says that Hercules built Semur at the time of his return to Spain. It is a 5 minute walk into the centre of the town where there are restaurants, delicatessens, shops, cafes and, most importantly, boulangeries for fresh croissants daily. For the energetic we provide bicycles!

Semur-en-Auxois is a small welcoming fortress town that sits on a rocky bluff, an extraordinarily beautiful town full of cobbled lanes, medieval gateways and ancient gardens cascading down to the river Armançon. There is a quaint old theatre, cinema, and museum featuring a library which has a fantastic collection of illuminated manuscripts and early printed books. There is an open air market in the centre on Sunday mornings. There are also tennis courts in the town and, further afield, a golf course at the Chateaux de Chailly (Pouilly-en-Auxois), 25 minutes by car. Wine and cheese are produced locally. This is the land of rolling countryside and canals, perfect for cycling and hiking.

Visit - Flavingy, where the film 'Chocolat' (author Joanne Harris) was filmed and starred Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Beaune is a must for all wine lovers, visit the 'Hospice de Beaune' and travel along the 'Route de Vin' the vineyards are spectacular and especially interesting during the 'Vendage'. Chablis to the North is for world beating white wines. The Abbey of Fontenay, a former Cistercian abbey, is one of the oldest in Europe and a World Heritage site. Vézelay was a major medieval pilgrimage destination on the way to St Jacques de Compostella, the abbey claims to guard the relics of St. Mary Magdalen. Chateau Epoisses also famous for it's pungent and luscious cheese is only a short drive (or cycle) and there are numerous other interesting and fascinating chateaux nearby. Dijon, the capital, is essential to visit. The architecture is breathtaking, there are just so many beautiful buildings and old streets, follow the 'Owl Walk', and the market on Fridays is wonderful too. It is the friendliest provincial capital in France.

For Gourmands - Le Cheval Blanc, in Alise-Sainte-Reine, traditional and good and also not as heavy on the wallet as these! Restaurant Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu. Still evocative of three star chef ‘Bernard Loiseau’ is a 35 min drive but well worth the journey! Abbaye de la Bussière southwards has an exceptional restaurant in it’s cloisters. The abbey is surrounded by a lake and a botanical garden. The grounds! At these prices spend a day. Close by is Chateau Commarin and on the way visit one of the prettiest villages in the region, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. An evening in the local chateau listening to Ravel was magical and the restaurants are not expensive.

This is our home, furnished with paintings and antiques, we love it and hope you will too! For a quiet night or a day by the pool there are well stocked libraries of dvds and books.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois, France:
When my wife asked me to do this it seemed simple. Then I realised where can I start? Well, I suppose, in 2004. We had been looking for a second home in France for some years without success. Then, almost by accident, my wife and our eldest daughter found Semur-en-Auxois. The town motto from the 16th Century is: “Les Semurois connaissent…..” Loosely translated it means the people of Semur enjoy meeting strangers. You find it under the Archway into the mediaeval centre. So what is magical about the town and the Aussois? The Mill was derelict. It required total restoration but even then we knew this was a piece of paradise. The road that steeply descends past the ramparts shows you a lot: the river Armancon, the abandoned (and now listed) tanneries, the medieval roofs and our Mill that took motive power from the river.

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Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • sitting room

    sitting room

  • sitting room

    sitting room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • guest bedroom

    guest bedroom

  • sitting room

    sitting room

  • view of the mill and gardens

    view of the mill and gardens

  • view of mill race from terrace

    view of mill race from terrace

  • view of  meadow from terrace

    view of meadow from terrace

  • view from the terrace

    view from the terrace

  • the entrance to our apartment

    the entrance to our apartment

  • kitchen and dining

    kitchen and dining

  • breakfast on the terrace over looking the river

    breakfast on the terrace over looking the river

  • master en-suite

    master en-suite

  • guest bedroom en-suite

    guest bedroom en-suite

  • twin bedroom (en suite)

    twin bedroom (en suite)

  • the heated swimming pool

    the heated swimming pool

  • view from the terrace

    view from the terrace

  • ducks on our weir

    ducks on our weir

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