About the property
- Cottage538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Luxury self catering cottage that can sleep a maximum of 3
A gorgeous cottage in idyllic countryside close to the historic town of Cluny, the religious village of Taize and the many wine routes of this beautiful region.
The cottage is in the grounds of a large country house, but is very private with panoramic views of glorious countryside. There is shared use of the owner's 12 meter swimming pool for summer visitors.
The cottage was fully restored to an exceptionally high standard by the previous owner. The front door opens into a kitchen/diner with custom built oak units and granite worktops. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a microwave and a dishwasher. The kitchen dimensions are 10'9 x 14'4 (3.28 x 4.37) excluding the staircase.
Off the kitchen is a short passageway with fitted cupboards housing the fridge and washing machine/drier. Opposite them is the door to a luxury bathroom that has both a bath and a separate shower cubicle.
At the end of the passageway is the living room with the original bread oven and bi-folding doors that open out fully onto the private terrace with wonderful views. The sofa opens up as a very comfortable double bed. There is a satellite TV (showing both French and British channels) which has an integrated DVD player. There is also free Wi-Fi. The living room dimensions are 12'6 x 14'1 (3.8 x 4.3).
Stairs from the kitchen lead up to a large, characterful mezzanine bedroom with oak beams, a 6 ft/180 cm bed and a large fitted wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, shelves and drawers. The bedroom dimensions are 11'6 x 11'9 (3.5 x 3.58) excluding the staircase and alcoves.
There is a spacious car port attached to the cottage for your sole use.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Both accommodation and views outstanding
Excellent! Thoroughly recommend.
What a delightful stay we had at Ellie's lovely estate while visiting the Taize Community which is just minutes away. The converted barn is state of the art and yet loses none of its French countryside charm. Ellie is a wonderful host and we are excited for her continued success in the renovation of the main house. Pool looked very inviting but we had unusually cool weather and did not take a dip. David and Mary, from Minnesota
Just perfect for a cycling holiday.
Seven days at Sailly in this beautiful cottage wasn't long enough. The accommodation had everything we could have asked for and a little more. A wonderful kitchen, complete with everything one could want. The mezzanine bedroom had a great king bed and included plenty of storage space. Very comfy! The lounge room with a flat screen TV had satellite reception including English speaking channels, just perfect for watching the final moments of the Tour de France each day with English commentary! The lounge room also had French doors that opened out onto a small patio with an outdoor table and two great wooden outdoor chairs. Just perfect for sitting in to watch the evening descend enjoying a vin blanc. The bathroom was fantastic, a great shower and a lovely bath. Wonderful towels, bathrobes and slippers. Washing machine, dryer and a clothes line. The entire cottage was beautifully fitted out.
Outside a generous sized pool with plenty of sun lounges and great views across the countryside. There were even pool towels supplied. And a large car port for your car that you will need as it's a little way (2 kms) to the closest village. The village had a great little boulangerie, a butcher and a couple of small grocery stores. Cluny is only a 15 minute drive away for groceries.
Ellie is a wonderful hostess, around if you have a question, always ready for a chat, nothing a problem.
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Sailly with Ellie, the bicycle riding great, the Voie Verte just 10 kms away, running through the countryside for 78 kms. For avid road bike cyclists, wonderful.
Excellent gite, superb location.
Had two weeks at this excellent gite in a superb location . All mod cons. were available in the gite , which was beautifully furnished.Our host Ellie was available to answer all our queries, but always respected our privacy. The weather was predominantly warm and sunny so the large pool came into its own . The area is ideal for walking , with signs and directions in most villages for the walks.. Many Chateau to visit and the towns of Cluny, Macon and Tournus an easy drive.An ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area of France.No hesitation in recommending this holiday home.
Wonderful cottage in tranquil setting
Fantastic beautifully restored cottage - lovely owner who has developed these former farm buildings into a real home from home. Very well appointed kitchen and bathroom. Very spacious sleeping mezzanine and comfortable sitting room with satellite TV. Wonderful accommodation with the added bonus of a lovely swimming pool adjacent to cottage and main house.
An excellent Gite in a very good location
We very much enjoyed our stay at Richard's cottage. He was a perfect host , there when you needed him but not intrusive. The cottage is well equipped and the swimming pool a great asset. We particularly liked being able to eat out on the terrace suttounded by attractive gardens. Cluny itself is a great town to visit and the surrounding countryside has something for most people. We would have no hesitation in coming to this cottage for another stay.
The historic towns of Cluny and Taize are very close, with Macon, Beaune and Dijon within easy distance. As one of the most famous wine regions in France, Burgundy has many delightful 'wine routes' to explore. The area also offers plenty of sight seeing with numerous historical sites and famous chateaux, Cormatin being the closest. There are many glorious walks on the doorstep or you can cycle along the 74k long "Voie Verte" (Green Way) a disused railway track that passes through stunning countryside. Then come back to the cottage and relax by the pool.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SWIMMING POOL In order to comply with French legislation, use of my private pool is by invitation only and not part of the letting contract. You are invited to use the pool whenever you like, but please be aware that the pool may also be used by me and my private guests. Beach towels are provided.