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Riverside Tower Views, W/ Lg Garden Patio, Steps to Town Center

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Facade of House at the end of the Cul-de-Sac


Last updated: 12/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 BR, 1.5 BA, sleeps 4-5

Stay at the most beautiful (and most photographed) spot in the charming, tranquil, medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois! This lovely and recently restored house with a large riverside garden, patio, orchard, and vineyard awaits you. Nestled along the banks of the gently flowing River Armançon with spectacular views of the cathedral spires, castle towers, and ancient bridge, the house is just steps away from the town center, offering both convenience and privacy.

Stroll up the winding town stairs to buy your morning baguette or watch the town wake up from your table in a friendly café as you sip your espresso. This extraordinary little town of 5,000 is both vibrant and relaxing, an undiscovered treasure and a world heritage site. Host a party or just relax on the patio of our large, private, walled garden, sample grapes from the organic vineyard, or pick apples, cherries, pears, plums, peaches and strawberries to your heart's delight. We invite you to make our home your own.

Charming Romantic Getaway w/ Quiet Vineyard/Garden: Offering tranquil relaxation an hour from Paris by TGV train and minutes from the cobblestone walkways of the old town center, the location is ideal for your next romantic or family getaway. You can explore the lively Burgundy region on day trips by bicycle or car, go wine tasting, hop on a fast train to Paris or Euro Disney with the kids. There is a fresh water lake just 3 km away for swimming and boating. There is a Hertz Car Rental agent in nearby Montbard who will drop a rental car off at the Montbard train station for you and a local bike rental agency that will drop bikes off at your doorstep!

Comfortably Furnished: Your home away from home is elegantly decorated to create a warm, comfortable stay. Perfect for small families or two couples traveling together. The house comfortably sleeps 4 - 5, with two large bedrooms plus a sleeping loft. There are new appliances and modern comforts throughout, including towel warmer, shower and soak tub in the bathroom.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/10/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The garden, orchard and vineyard are completely enclosed and safe for children to wander and explore, but is not attached to the house. There is a high chair and crib available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We require a pet deposit and request that you not leave your pet unattended in the house at any time....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • There is also a fold-out couch bed in the Master Bedroom for young children and a day bed in a sleeping nook just outside the bedrooms on the second floor landing....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    toilet w/ sink are in separate room from shower, soak tub...moreless

  • In addition, the shower room also has a large soak tub for one person and a towel warmer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy the awesome view from the patio of our tranquil, large, private, walled garden with a vineyard and orchard, just a short stroll from the house along the river. The patio is equipped with umbrellas, tables, chairs for picnics. Help yourself to our apples, pears, cherries, currants, and Gamy wine grapes or fresh cut flowers for your table. During the summer months, there are weekly festivals in town as well as wine events at local wineries in the fall. The town has an historic Italianate Theatre, which hosts musical concerts and other events throughout the year. The town is well situated for wine and cheese tasting day trips, and there is huge freshwater lake nearby for swimming and boating. You can hang out in the outdoor cafe in town and soak up the ambiance of the local culture, take in a current run film at the local movie art house, or rent bikes, drive to 28,000 year old cave paintings, and bike along the famous Burgundy canals....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Google ChromeCast device for online streaming to the TV from your mobile phone or tablet....moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The view from our side of the river is one of the most photographed views of the ancient bridge and medieval towers above....moreless

  • River:

    Our walled garden, patio, vineyard, and orchard is next to the gentle river, along with some ducks and trout. ...moreless

  • Town:

    Semur is a lively town with cobble stone streets, Sunday Farmer's Market, outdoor cafes, a gothic church, yearly medieval festivals and a horse race through town. ...moreless

  • Village:

    The charming village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our house and garden are next to gentle river. The garden is peaceful and secluded. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    Free internet phone....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Cozy kitchen with lots of cookware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Rental bicycles can be delivered to the house, set up from the tourist office....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely large patio in the garden for outside dining and entertaining. ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub for one person in shower room....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$645 $2,150
High Season
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$645 $2,150
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$645 $2,150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $376.17
  • Cleaning $102.10
  • Pet Fee $107.48
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 12/10/2016
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275 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
CDG Paris
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Le St Vernier Restaurant and Bar
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Lac du Pont

Car: Recommended

Lovely Semur-en-Auxois is a hidden jewel of the famous Burgundy region. There are many nearby wineries and historical points of interest for day trips. Each spring there are music and Medieval festivals and even a horse race through town. There is also a large freshwater lake just 3 km from the house that feeds the Burgundy canals for swimming and boating. The rolling hills and lush country side make for wonderful bike rides.

Although a car is recommended, it is not necessary. The bus stop is about 300m from the house. The TGV Train drops you off in nearby Montbard and during commute times there is a connecting bus waiting at the train station for the 20 minute ride to Semur. For sight seeing, buses to local towns are frequent and inexpensive. There is a tourist office staffed with an English speaker at the town gate (on your walk between the bus stop and the house) which will help you with bus schedules and local attractions.

One hour away by car in the 'grottes' of D'Arcy sur Cure there are prehistoric cave paintings dating back 28,000 years.

Other Activities: shopping, boating on the canals, hiking and bicycles for rent in town.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: We both live in San Francisco, are self-employed, have two children and spend as much time in Burgundy, France as we can...our alternative universe.

Why Semur-en-Auxois, France:
Sarah stopped by this charming little town and fell instantly in love. The first time she brought Ken here, it was so beautiful he cried. Now it is how we balance our busy lives in SF.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love to dine on the patio in the garden with the panoramic views of the towers and listen to the bird song. It is so peaceful and quiet. During the French school year, children's laughter echoes in the valley from the school above. We enjoy the cherries and apples from the orchard, and in good years we make wine from our vineyard.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/10/2016

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  • Facade of House at the end of the Cul-de-Sac

    Facade of House at the end of the Cul-de-Sac

  • Double Bed in Master Bedroom

    Double Bed in Master Bedroom

  • View from Master Bedroom French Doors

    View from Master Bedroom French Doors

  • Second Bedroom with Skylight

    Second Bedroom with Skylight

  • Tower View from Skylight in Second Bedroom

    Tower View from Skylight in Second Bedroom

  • Kitchen Amenities

    Kitchen Amenities

  • Salon Couch with TV, Google ChromeCast and DVD Player

    Salon Couch with TV, Google ChromeCast and DVD Player

  • Tower Views from Salon

    Tower Views from Salon

  • Shower Stall with Glass Doors in Bathroom

    Shower Stall with Glass Doors in Bathroom

  • WC Sink

    WC Sink

  • Patio with Tower Views

    Patio with Tower Views

  • View of Our Vineyard in Spring

    View of Our Vineyard in Spring

  • Pont Pinard Bridge to Our House

    Pont Pinard Bridge to Our House

  • Fold out couch in Master Bedroom

    Fold out couch in Master Bedroom

  • Double Bed in Second Bedroom

    Double Bed in Second Bedroom

  • Desk in Second Bedroom

    Desk in Second Bedroom

  • Single Bed in Sleeping Nook at Top of Stairs

    Single Bed in Sleeping Nook at Top of Stairs

  • Tower view from Kitchen window

    Tower view from Kitchen window

  • Salon Chairs

    Salon Chairs

  • Soak Tub in Bathroom

    Soak Tub in Bathroom

  • WC


  • Washer/Dryer with Iron, Ironing Board.

    Washer/Dryer with Iron, Ironing Board.

  • View of Our Hillside Apple Orchard in Spring

    View of Our Hillside Apple Orchard in Spring

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