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Nr SEMUR en AUXOIS Experience the Delights of this Fabulous Farmhouse

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Beautiful Burgundy

Explore the Delights of this Extrodinary Region of France whilst relaxing in our Newly Renovated 420m² Farmhouse.

La Cote D'Or - The Golden Coast, Kingdom of the Dukes of Burgundy - A patchwork of Landscapes, Valleys, Rivers, Canals & Vineyards.

Situated in the heart of Burgundy, where magnificent Vineyards and Majestic Towns surround you, this spacious property is ideally placed within easy reach of these famous attractions, rich in French History and tradition.

Access could not be easier, only 15 mins from the Motorway A6, exit Bierre les Semur. 1hr from Paris, and the airports, 2 hrs from Lille, fantastic as a base if you want to do a long weekend to London whilst you are relaxing in Burgundy!! The owner commutes several times a month via Lille and it only takes 5hrs! Fantastic!

Marigny le Cahouet where the property can be found is a charming typical sleepy French Village, with a Bar, Bread Shop, Provisions Shop, small traditional school, Marie & Post Office.

Meandering its way along is the stunning Burgundy Canal, ever changing with the seasons, it is just lovely to jog, stroll, cycle or cruise the waterways taking in the magnificent scenery. Stunning at all times of year, with Summer sun blazing across the forests, and the Fall leaves that glow with glorious fiery reds and oranges. The owners have more than enough experience to take you cruising as part of your holiday, as both of them have worked for a considerable tile on the Burgundy Canals as a Chef & Pilot for an American Company featured in the New York Times.

Just 10 mins away is the Medieval Town of Semur en Auxois, uncontested, one of the most picturesque towns in France today. The majority of this historical town remains intact and throughout the year events are taking place, which involves the participation of the entire population. IA site definitely NOT to miss! Medieval dress, fireworks nocturnal tours with lanterns,weeklong festivals, fairs, are just a few events taking place.

All modern amenities are available here. Banks, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Doctors, Garages, etc.

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is also close by, where the famous film, 'Chocolat,' was filmed. A gorgeous village on top of a hill surrounded by walls. Well worth a visit.

Alesia, the famous site where Caesar and the Gaul, Vercingetorix fought their bloody battle is a must for all budding young warriors who want to re-enact one of Frances most famous Legends!

Just a little further a field the famous Wines of Burgundy can be found. Its celebrated Crus are around every corner!

We can arrange private visits.

La Ferme de La Lochere is situated next to a trickling stream, which bares the same name. With a view overlooking its famous medieval bridge, and rolling countryside to the top of the valley. It's a glorious way to meet the day.

This renovated, and lovingly restored 200 year old property was once part of the Chateau de Marigny, just a stones throw away surrounded by its moat ans still lived in by private owners.

The owners have used their 17 years of experience in restoring old buildings to provide you with a spacious and comfortable setting to enjoy your holiday. Giving you all the conveniences of modern living whilst preciously guarding the heart and character of this gorgeous building with its arched windows and pigeon towers.

When you arrive at, 'La Ferme de la Lochere,' you will immediately notice the vast doors of which there are three. Handmade in oak by local craftsman they stretch upwards of 3m high by 4m wide, they cast brilliant sunlight into the ground floor which is just over 200m², paved in flagstones, with a majestic stone staircase sweeping up to the 1st floor.

The entrance hall is spacious and rises up to the eves, which is lit by 2 impressive Moroccan Lanterns over 1m tall.

Following through past the stone staircase, which is situated on your left, you will be taken round, and into the vast sitting room with its handsome fireplace and large, really squishy sofas, heaven at all times of year!

There is a very practical hand carved oak table big enough to seat all guests and children.

Again there are 3 Morrocan Lanterns to bath the whole area in soft coloured light rising to the roof.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped, as the owner is a professional Chef, (she is available for cooking demonstrations and can provide meals, - she link to website for details). Full of everything you will ever need with a professional cooker for those who wish to practise being the next Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver!

From the sitting room, dining room you will be led out through the arched oak doors into a flowering garden. Stylish garden furniture, BBQ and children's play area are provided.

The 1st of 5 bedrooms can be found on the Ground Floor, 30m² in size with its own bathroom. For those not wishes to climb stairs it's ideal! Tastefully furnished light and airy is the aim for this and all the other bedrooms, which are the same size and bigger!

Going up to the 2nd floor will lead you to a large mezzanine area, which we can adapt to sleep 2 children by prior arrangement.

To the right are 2 bedrooms leading off the mezzanine. Both with bathrooms and lots of space.

The 3rd & 4th bedrooms can be found to the left of the mezzanine.

A small walkway will take you down to the gallery looking over the sitting room, dining room and the bedroom doors lead off to the right and left of that.

Both bedrooms are large and can sleep up to 3 people, (family room), + cots

The bathrooms are spacious, and the one to the right has a bath as well as a shower.

Coming back to the ground floor and turning in the opposite direction to the sitting room, a passageway will take you to the 2nd garden, where the heated pool is to be found.

Compliant with all French Pool Regulations and surrounded by a natural stone wall, it's the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine!

Keywords: Fabulous Farmhouse

More Details

Katherine Frelon is an Chef, Author and Founder of La Ferme de la Lochere
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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August 28, 2018

About Katherine Frelon is an Chef, Author and Founder of La Ferme de la Lochere

Since before I can remember I dreamt of creating beautiful homes and inviting others to enjoy them and to share my love of France. Having spent my childhood years on holidays in the South, taking in the taste, smell and colours of all the produce in the markets, (but to young to enjoy the wine!), it influenced my decision to leave England when I was just 22 and set out on an adventure that I would not come back from. 'Le Four a Pain,' was my first project.

Building and restoring, ‘Le Four a Pain,’ whetted my appetite for repeating similar projects in different areas of France, and finally come to rest in Burgundy where I had been working as a successful Chef for the American/French Barging Company.

I founded ‘La Ferme de la Lochere,’ a place where finally i could mix home and xpanding family with running the new business of Specialised Gastronomic Vacations, private Gites, Bed & Breakfast & Wedding Planner.

I still commute from the local train station on the TGV to Lille and then Lille to London on Eurostar regularly as I have a very successful company as a chef for private clients.

It's been such a success that I have been included in the BBC Good Food magazine, provided Special Occasion Recipes in the newspapers, and was paramount in setting up the ready made farm meals for my local farm shop, who have since gone on to win many awards & been featured in Country Living. I have recently appeared on televison touring Chablis market and am releasing my 1st Cookery book 'Shop. Cook. Eat' in the Fall of 2014

Katherine Frelon is an Chef, Author and Founder of La Ferme de la Lochere purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Katherine Frelon is an Chef, Author and Founder of La Ferme de la Lochere chose Marigny-le-Cahouët

This property offers the perfect meeting point for many families and friends to gather, whilst providing lots of space for all members of the group to have their own private time. The countryside offers a diverse introduction to rural France, encompasses historic towns and vibrabnt markets. La Ferme de la Lochere is perfectly situated just off the main freeway with quick and easy access to Paris and Lyon. It is in the heart of Burgundy with Chablis to the North and the Cote de Nuit and Beaun to the South.

It offers peace and tranquility, a hospitable hostess who can also provide local knowledge as well as delicious meals and tips on what best to do. She is happy to help with train links to your to and from the property

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Suggested Visits & In House Activities

Daily Catering and grocery supplies

In house catering is available daily, as is an initial grocery shop for food and drinks

Sunday Morning

A Guided visit with at the exciting and new Vineyard in Flavigny sur Ozerain

Half Day Wine Tasting in Chablis with Picnic (weather dependant)

A wonderful way to enjoy the best of the Chablis Vineyards and includes tasting i

Full Day in Cote de Nuits & Cote de Beaune

A really fantastic opportunity to explore with a very knowledgeably guide the complex region of one of the most famous wines in France.

Private Wine-Tasting

With a Wine expert who demystifies the appellation of Burgundy’s fine and varied wines

Market Visits

Explore vibrate and exciting markets with a guide

Hands-On Cookery Experience

The opportunity to learn new skills and work with fresh, fragrant ingredients.

In-House Cooking

If you feel like a night off from the kitchen sink, hire the Chef!

Bespoke Self guided Cycling Tours

Experience the Burgundy countryside from the saddle with a gourmet picnic

Golf at Chateau de Chailly

Set in the rolling Burgundy Countryside this spectacular Chateau boasts a well kept 18 hole

Dijon Market visit with lunch and wine tasting at les Deux Chevres in Gevrey Chambertain

Spa Day at Michelin starred Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu

Croissant making at home

Learn to make the perfect croissant with your hostess

NEW 2018 Wine tasting in Northern Burgundy

A unique experience which takes you into to picturesque region of Northern Burgundy.

NEW 2018 Wine tasting lunch in Aloxe Corton

A fabulous wine tasting lunch with pairing of wines from one of Burgundy’s most prestigious Wine makers

NEW 2018 Sunday Morning farmers market, wine tasting and lunch

Explore the medieval town of Semur en Auxois perched on pink granite rock. Buy goods from the market, before wine tasting at the Vineyard of Flavigny sur Ozerain

Lunch will be in the Farmer’s Barn - La Grange

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home is very spacious & quite lovely. The kitchen is a chefs dream. If you like to cook, this is the place to do it. The bedrooms are large & spacious. The owner is a delight. The owner can arrange many activities in the area. We went to a snail farm & had a special visirts to a few wineries in the area. Highly suggest booking Sherry, a local guide & wine expert. Be prepared to drive if you want to partake is these actives & more. The village is quite small. Nice bikes are available for guests use.
Jul 2016
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Marigny-le-Cahouët Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please don't let your children draw on our walls and furniture. Tell us about any accidents so we can fix them for incoming clients ASAP
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • red room en suite - toilet , shower
    blue room ground level bedroom - toilet , shower
    grey room en suite - toilet , shower
    mauve room en suite - toilet , tub , shower
    pink room en suite - toilet , shower
  • all bathrooms are very spacious, showers are 1m20 walk in with glass wall. Large sink and plenty of room to arrange cosmetics and toiletries
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The red and gold room en suite - 1 king , This is a Super King bed but can also be 2 large twins
    The grey room en suite - 1 king , This is a Super King bed but can also be 2 large twins
    The Pink room en suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Bed is Super King or 2 large twin plus extra large single
    Mauve room ensuite with shower and bath - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , This is a Super King or 2 large twin plus extra large twin
    Blue Room ground floor level en suite - 1 king , This bedroom has a Super King Bed or it can be 2 large twins
    babies and toddlers - 3 baby crib , We have 3 bay cribs, provided with or without linen
  • King size beds (5) Our Super King Size Beds are 180cm - 200cm. Excellent quality, Hotel Beds made by a local company of bed makers. They can also be seperated into single beds if needed., Twin or Single Beds (9) All of our King Size Beds can be made into Singles making 10 + 2 additional beds in 2 of the bedrooms, Child Beds (2) In 2 of the bedrooms there are additional beds that are 90cm - 200cm, Baby Cribs (3) These are suitable for Babies & Toddlers and come with linen.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas ...
  • 12 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We offer 3 cots/cribs for babies and toddlers, 3 highchairs, & 2 booster seats. We can provide Breakfast by Prior Arrangement. We also cater for Bed & Breakfast We can provide extra accommodation in the village by prior arrangement, ideal if you should want to hold your own Wedding here or Seminar!


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average rating of 4.5 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

11 Girlfriends from Bloomington, Indiana, for a week. A wonderful, wonderful trip. Gracious accommodations...comfortable, spacious and well appointed. And the owner is at least as fabulous! She made us feel at home and was such a fun and helpful hostess. I want to go back right now!Go! You'll be forever sorry if you don't!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific site for 50th college reunion

  • 5 of 5

We joined other couples for a reunion of our undergrad days together. The Farmhouse was the perfect spot to meet and relax in the quaint setting of the French countryside. The owner and hostess, Katherine was helpful and friendly. We enthusiastically recommend this place for any group looking for first class accommodations in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review.It was wonderful to have you all stay with me in Burgundy. Hearing such laughter and seeing such friendship throughout the week was a joy to see. With sincere and warmest regards to you all.
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Great week in Burgundy!

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely and spacious. The kitchen is a cooks dream. The owner, Katherine , was delightful to work with very helpful & accommodating. Lots of activities to visit & most require driving, which is very common for those of you that travel to the French countryside. Katherine provides good quality bikes for guests that prefer to roam around the village. All and all, it was a very delightful & restful week in Burgundy. Don't confuse this with property with a hotel. No one is going to wait on you & pick up after you on a daily basis. It's a house, which is exactly what we wanted! Lastly, Katherine is an amazing chef & I learned quite a bit from the two incredible meals she prepared for us. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely Home in Burgundy

  • 5 of 5

One of my hobbies is to search for the perfect vacation home to accommodate a group of our friends . In the past 15 years we have rented homes throughout the U.S. and Europe, and La Ferme de la Lochere was by far the best. Every word of Katherine's detailed house description is true. There were 8 of us longtime friends traveling together, and this is the first home I have ever encountered, that has 5 equal king bedrooms along with 5 equal ensuite bathrooms.

The common living area is very large and open. The house has a professional kitchen, with sharp knifes and every tool, dish and pan needed to turn market day treasures into tasty meals. Katherine and family live in the adjoining property, across a yard and pool. She was available to answer any questions, but never popped in without being asked.

By prior arrangement, Katherine cooked the first evening meal for us. I am a good home cook with some experience in catering, and I can say without qualm that Katherine's food is among the best I have ever had. We enjoyed the first night so much, we asked her to do 2 additional meals later in the week. We were very lucky that she was available with such short notice.

We loved the close proximity of the house to the Burgundy Canal . Our group took several walks along the canal, which has an adjacent path for walkers and bikers. The scenery there was beautiful, with lush green rolling hills and fields of yellow flowers.

La Ferme de la Lochere was well located for Burgundian field trips. Among our favorite were the Abbey Fontenay,the interactive museum at the site of the battle of Alesia, and the lunch at Katherine's charming brother's restaurant in Chateauneuf. Dijon was a surprisingly beautiful city, not touristy, with a lovely square and many restaurants for a nice lunch. One of our group is a serious wine collector and enjoyed the local vineyard Vignoble de Flavigny, and also the many tasting opportunities along Route des Grandes Crus just north of Beaune.

I highly recommend La Ferme de la Lochere for couples traveling together or for a family vacation. It is a surprisingly good value for such a large, beautifully decorated home.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaufort, SC

Great House!

  • 4 of 5

Staying in Katherine's beautiful Burgundy farmhouse was such a treat. There were 8 of us and there was so much room in the house to spread out. The bedrooms are all great along with the spacious baths. The kitchen was outstanding. You can see Katherine's influence as a chef. We asked her to prepare a light meal one evening and it was great. Although the village is small and a little remote it is in a beautiful area with a castle right next door. It was central to all the beautiful towns of Burgundy. We so enjoyed our drinks at the one local bar that Katherine directed us to by the canal. The owner is indeed a different fellow but so enjoyable! Our only negative comment would be that you share the pool with the owner and sometimes we were unable to use it as their children were there. I know they would have left had we asked but we never felt like that was the right thing to do. This is a fun house for a large group!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summit, NJ, USA

Burgundy delight!

  • 5 of 5

La Ferme de la Lochère VRBO #142031

6 Rue de la Lochere

Marigny le Cahouet

France 21150

Katherine’s five bedroom en suite country estate provides a most comfortable home from which to explore Burgundy. Our group of young seniors enjoyed Katherine’s culinary treats for 5 nights including one of her special menus including terrific wine selections. We shopped for and prepared the other two evening meals.

Some of us jumped in the pool after a day of visiting the beautiful countryside. Beaune is a 65-70 minute trip south while Dijon is a bit closer, 35-45 minutes. Better yet are the visits to the beautiful villages of Vezelay, Chateauneuf, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Noyers and Semur-en-Brionnais. Enjoy the cuisine at L’Oree du bois in Chateauneuf, the restaurant of Katherine’s brother Stephen. Driving through the villages is exciting since the roads were designed for horse and carriage.

Burgundy is beautiful! Katherine only makes it better. Truly a terrific vacation home.

Bill & Gail, New Jersey, September, 2014

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill and guests, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so nice to finally meet you all after our correspondance in the months leading up to your trip. I especially liked all your links through to articles written about France from the NY Times. I know we shall meet again one day. Lindest regards and warmest wishes to you all Katherine
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Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Chateau de Chailly
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Bierre les Semur
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Semur en Auxois
Nearest Point of Interest
La Ferme de la Lochere
Car: recommended

Suggested Visits & In House Activities

Les Routes de Bourgogne

Out and about in Burgundy - tourism and travel info

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Auxois at 10 km and Fontenay Abbey at 19 km.

For more places to visit and local tourist attractions to see just send me an email and I will send you our entire Info Pack

We offer hands on cookery lesson, wine tastings, cultural visits and much much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please don't hesitate to contact the owner as there may be a discount available.
Credit Card details will be kept on file until the week after departure. Any damage or Breakages will be charged. Signing the Booking Conditions prior to arrival will mean that you have agreed to these terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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