'La Maison Secrete'(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Our secluded patio is perfect for dining and drinks on a mild evening or coffee on a sunny morning. The tall, natural granite stone wall behind you ensures privacy. In front of you is the most stunning of views. Gaze up at the 14th century church and the ramparts and towers of the fortified château.
A stone staircase leads down to the large garden from the private stone terrace. On particularly warm and long summer nights, we like to dine in the yard on the picnic table under the chestnut tree. Here you feel like you're lost in the countryside, listening to the birds chirping and the babbling of the Armancon river, which runs alongside the garden.
But no problem if you want to take a village stroll after dinner! Just cross the tiny stone bridge beside the house, walk up the winding staircase through the ramparts and you're in the heart of the old town.
In Semur en Auxois you will find a cobblestone pedestrian street with shops, old homes, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and the church. It is one of Burgundy's prettiest and liveliest little villages.
If you'd like to do some driving, the whole area is bursting with other charming stone villages and monasteries. And of course the countryside – rolling hills with grazing horses, cows and sheep – is sublime.
And we haven't even mentioned the vineyards! You are about 40 minutes from La Route des Grands Crus, featuring some of the world's finest wines.
There are also bicycles in the cellar or you can take walks through the woods and fields. Le Lac de Pont, a beautiful lake, is 3km away if you want to go for a swim.
It is the perfect vacation place to get away from it all. There is simply nothing like this in America!
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Member since: 2008
- Max. occupancy 5
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Cooking Utensils
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $215.10
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are a group of three Americans (brother-sister) and a third partner who love France and wanted to have a pied a terre in the hexagon, as the French call their country. We rent our cottage to help recup some costs, but it is not a profit-making venture. We enjoy going there ourselves. Two of the partners live in the US (Washington, DC and New York City), and the third in Paris, where she closely supervises rentals and is there to help visitors.
Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois, France:
The lovely town of Semur en Auxois is a treasure, and our cottage was just the perfect place to nestle down and enjoy life in this village. We were lucky to find it. Many people were interested in this house, but we snapped it up quickly! The cherry on the cake is our wonderful gardens and outside patio. We have privacy, a stunning view and a place to lay in the grass in the summertime!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can either sink into real French life, or visit amazing, historical sites like a tourist. And of course we love the stunning food and wine!
- Primary: +33 (0) 626326084
Links to more information:
Our cottage with medieval towers in background
'Le Salon' - 1st level, with exposed stone & beamwork
'Summer evening' - On the terrace with friends
Cozy upstairs with beams
Kitchen remodeled in 2012
Bright yellow, upstairs half bath. recently renovated
Fun barbecues on the terrace!
spring is here, the wisteria is in bloom!
'Awesome views' - Town ramparts & Chateau, from the riverside garden
'Master bedroom' - With river views
'Pont Pinard' - Famous bridge & backdrop of Semur-en-Auxois
mural on the kitchen wall makes cooking so gay!l
kitchen with door opening onto terrace
kids just love playing in the huge garden!
fire in the cozy stove fireplace upstairs
the terrace is lovely in spring, even when it's rainy
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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