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Beautiful cottage close to Cluny, Taize & Macon with 12 meter pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Ellie Gleave
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018


Sailly Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • There is both a bath (with shower attachment) and a separate shower cubicle.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 6 ft/180 cm
  • There is a double sofa bed in the sitting room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
There is a full range of facilities that should meet all your requirements but feel free to ask if there is something you particularly want.


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Beautiful cottage close to Cluny, Taize & Macon with 12 meter pool
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome by Ellie (and Bunny!). We found the gite to have everything we needed and thoroughly enjoyed relaxing around the pool. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Ideal gite in beautiful countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped gite, with great views from a quiet elevated position. Ellie very helpful but gite is private being totally separate from the main house. Swimming pool adjacent. Good car parking and many walks through countryside straight from the property, and well located for visits to historic chateaux and towns such as Cluny. We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2 splendid weeks in a cottage with a wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website made us decide to stay at La Dépendance and when we arrived on 19th May, we were stunned that the view was even more beautiful than we had expected. The cottage itself is large enough for 2 people and very well provided. What is also most convenient is that Salornay-sur-Guye is only 3 km, where there is a good bakery, a butcher who is an excellent traiteur, a small store for food and drink, a pizzeria. 4 restaurants are very close, of which we can recommend L' Etape Chârollaise, which has also very good take away meals (how much enjoyable is that : just put your meal in the oven and have a glass of cool white wine on the terrace while waiting). Going to Cluny (supermarket, restaurants, sightseeing), you drive through such widescreen vistas that you would want to drive there everyday. People who like green rolling hills, picturesque old villages and local walks with wonderful panoramas, are at the right place here in Les Jandots/Sailly. You can even start walking right from your door step. In almost every village there is a parking place near the church, where a large information board gives you the map and info for the local walk. Sigy-le-Châtel, only 3 km away, is good start for a walk. The one in Bissy-sur-Fley is also beautiful. Old places like Cluny, Tournus, Saint-Gengoux-le-National are interesting to visit. Smaller places like Chapaize, Ozenay, Brancion are also worth visiting. The Cormatin castle is very nice, and there's a new café-restaurant in Cormatin, Chez l'Oncle Jules, who also do brocante and have the most ecclectic interior you could imagine. There's a cave coopérative in Saint-Gengoux and in Buxy for buying those tasteful wines from Montagny-lès-Buxy. Further south there are the Maconnais winefields, with the Cave des Grands Crus Blancs in Vinzelles, where you can buy Pouilly-Fuissé. When near Macon, you can visit the medieval castle of Berzé-le-Châtel and the Pierreclos castle, or go to the top of the Solutré rock and have a panoramic view of all surrounding wine villages. In the Charollais the castle of La Clayette and the castle of Drée are recommendable. A 15 minute drive takes you to Mont-Saint-Vincent : on top of this 600 meter hill you can see 14 departments and the village is picture perfect. When coming home to the cottage, you are welcomed by the jolly little dog Bunny and by Ellie, who will always be happy to have a talk. We told her we will certainly come back !

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Both accommodation and views outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Excellent! Thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a 10!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect for a cycling holiday.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Ferry
420 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Macon Loche TGV
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Chalon Sud A6
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194.17

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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