About the property
- Cottage279 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A real 'retreat' on the banks of the river Armancon, 2 mins from town centre
Nestled beneath the ramparts of the medieval town of Semur en Auxois, this former fisherman’s cottage has been restored with style by Patricia and local craftsman. Oak, local stone & family antiques add to the character and charm of this ‘petite maison’.
Once you walk through the little red garden gate, the ‘petite maison’ and its setting capture your imagination with breath taking views of the river and beyond.
This very special garden, enclosed by a stone walled on one side and the river on the other, the leafy green garden and the river carry you away to a world of your own.
Perfect romantic getaway. Great for relaxing and be away from it all. WiFi connection!.. So you are not completely disconnected!
Patricia warmly welcomes you
* Open plan kitchen dining and living area – ground floor
* Separate shower room and toilet (New Italian Shower) – ground floor
* Riverside terrace with table and chairs
* Cosy loft double bedroom accessed by a sturdy handcrafted oak loft ladder
* Hanging space and drawers – Loft
* Well insulated and suitable for winter breaks
* Small house but very practical
* All linen provided, ready to move in
* Wifi, radio, hair dryer
* Induction cooking hob, microwave /grill oven, food blender, fully equipped kitchen
* BBQ, Dutch Oven for outdoor cooking
* Well insulated - electric heating – electric fan
* Cards and books.
* Parking space at the door
* 8 mins walk to town centre (medieval streets, cafes, baker, river)
* Vineyards of the Burgundy regions (Chablis, Beaune, Dijon) as well as local Auxois wines
* Many historical sites within easy reach such as Abbey de Fontenay, Chateau de Bussy Rabutin …
* English classes/French classes available at additional cost
* Romantic Getaway
* Adventure Seekers
* Wine Route
* Very special garden
* Small house but very practical
Dijon - 80 kms about 1hr
Paris - 250 kms about 3hrs
Lyon - 230 kms about 2.5hrs
* Eurostar + TGV from Gare de Lyon - Montbard
* Direct TGV to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle - Montbard
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Patricia Bigot
Hello, my name is Patricia. I lived abroad most of my life, USA, Portugal... and I spend 12 years in the UK. I worked in Sales and Marketing in the IT Industry and I now teach English and French. I moved to Burgundy in 2010 and renovated 3 gites, I am also the founder of 123lang.com and provide immersion classes in French and English.
Why Patricia Bigot chose Semur-en-Auxois
I fell in love with the cottage as a child, the cottage was a family property. The house at the time was a fishermen's cottage with stone floor, no water nor electricity. I decided to renovate it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely so peaceful and relaxing.
Even though we had to cut short our holiday we found the property to be well equipped, very clean and though small was perfect . Patricia was so kind and helpful. We would love to go back again.
Thank you so much Patricia.
What a wonderful place this is! We keep coming back and everytime it feels like a warm bath, like our second home.
The cottage is small, cute and very cosy. And it is amazing how complete it is furnished, everything one needs is there. The bed is big and very comfortable, placed on the mezzanine which makes it even more cosy. And the shower....I'm over 2meters tall and used to the fact that in most rentals I can not stand up straight. But in this little cottage the shower is definately high enough and even has a strong flow. In the private green garden next to the riverbank (small calm river), you can enjoy the shade or sun, listen to the birds and hunting fish...so relaxing an silent. The location is good, the environment is beautiful, for walks for instance. And at 10 minutes walking distance your are in the middle of the little village with nice restaurants. Or if you like to visit a nice city, Dijon is only 50 minutes driving. And last but not least, the owner Patricia, she is so nice and easy going, she takes care that you have everything you need. We will definately go back again. If you consider a stay at this cottage....do yourself a favor and book it!
Dear Karin, Thank you so much for such a good review, it was only displayed now. I hope it will help future guest to decide whether this cottage is right for them, especially tall people. I hope to see you again soon
WOW What a lovely place!
We stayed at this lovely place in early July and the weather was fabulous.
The cottage is small but very well organised and Patricia (the owner) has thought of everything so you don't need to pack things like tin foil, cling film, matches etc.....
The property has a lovely new shower with lots of hot water and is a good size. The bed is very comfortable and the pillows are just like home!
However the garden and the river are what sets this place apart - we loved it. So much so we chose to stay in most nights and BBQ.
The nature watching for otters and water vowels is enchanting and my husband caught a huge huge carpe and had several more bites but they got away.
Overall, if you are looking for a very relaxing stay, with nature and fishing (if you are into that) however near to all the amenities and the lovely Burgandy area, I could not recommend this place enough!!!!
Thank you so much for such a nice, review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage. As another guest said it is a Bijou. This is right and I love it and i am always so happy when someone else does
Memorable little cottage
Patricia made us very welcome and comfortable in her unique little cottage on the river. The location was lovely -- and convenient to Semur en Auxois, with several interesting routes up into the historic town. It was a treat to stay in such a self-contained unit after weeks of hotels and inns. While tiny, it had all the necessities, and scaling a ladder to settle in a night felt a bit like being on an adventure. We enjoyed the proximity to the river although cool weather prevented us from sitting out. Thanks Patricia for a memorable stay...
Secluded cosy riverside bijou cottage .
A very warm welcome from Patricia,extremely well organised for directions,access and information.
Cottage ground floor has comfortable sofa,dining table,desk with excellent WiFi,portable sound system and a small selection of reading material. Galley style kitchen area electric hob,microwave/oven plus all the normal utensils,condiments etc.
Shower and toilet facilities very good,shower very good plenty of hot water.Actual shower cabinet is very compact, entry and exit could be awkward, we are both small size and light weight but we managed ok.
Bedroom area is in the roof space accessed by a large oak stair ladder.Most comfortable thick mattress on oak polished floor no sleeping problems from our viewpoint.
Again be aware if you have mobility problems both climbing the stairway and moving around in the angle of the roof space.
Heating via electric radiators was excellent and numerous lighting options are available in both areas.
Long shady garden with BBQ and eating area would be good if the weather is good. Two reclining chairs to move in or out of the sunny spots ,relax and watch the river and ducks float by.
An interesting old town to amble through numerous cafes,eateries etc. Beautiful countryside and places to visited Vezalay,Fontenay Abbey,Beaune,Dijon,Chablis.
A super visit,suited the purpose very well,would highly recommend for future visitors to the area.
Many thanks to Patricia for providing such well managed, clean and warm accomodation.
Dear Geoff, thank you for your comments, I just want to let you know that the shower was changed to an italian shower and this removes the problem you mentioned. it is now a spacious wet area. easily accessible for all sizes.... I am glad you enjoyed the place, thank you again, Patricia
Lovely for the Flexible
This is a very charming cottage, in a pretty, peaceful position in a picture- book perfect medieval town. Patricia the owner is efficient, helpful and friendly. The cottage is clean and equipped sufficiently but to a no-frills level.
The property is small, as it says in the description but as Patricia has said in her response to another review it is a bit like a boat or a caravan in that if you keep every thing in it's place you will manage and there is plenty of outside space if the weather is good.
What I wasn't expecting was just what a challenge the bedroom would be.Not the ladder, that was stable and felt safe. However even though I am only 5' 5'' I found it really difficult to move around without bumping and bruising myself. It is like a ridge tent with very hard walls! The only way I managed was to stoop or crawl when in the loft space and to take my clothes downstairs to get dressed. I mention this because I think it is important to understand you will need to be reasonable flexible of body and attitude to be comfortable in this cottage. If you enjoy camping/caravanning then I think you will love the cottage, if you are not so keen on that sort of thing or have any joint or back problems this may not be the best choice for you.
Thank you for your comment, yes the ceiling is not high, but i can stand up and i am 1.60m tall. but you have to look at it in a different way. the cottage is small and bedroom ceiling low, yes, usually people come after a busy year and this allows a special something to emerge. it allows giggles and triggers situations that are different from your normal life. So if one is ready for a little adventure, then this is the place for you. It will allow you to have a real break, smile and find that sparkle to boost your relationship
Its location gives you the best of both worlds, calm & tranquillity amongst the natural surroundings on the terrace or in the garden but, within a two minute walk you can be in the centre of town with all the local activity, weekly market, shops, cafes and restaurants etc.
Semur itself is a favoured and well positioned destination of many visiting the region. This medieval town is ideally set between Chablis to the North and Beaune & Dijon to the South with local Vineyards of Auxois close by, providing a perfect location for the wine & food lover. Historical villages and sites are also in abundance and within easy reach - Fontenay Abbey, Flavigny, Bussy Rabutin, Les Forges de Buffon, Vezelay, Epoisse, Chablis, Wine route. Plenty of local walks to discover the Flora and Fauna. Special visitors come in the garden - Ducks and heron.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Reservations are taken via email or phone, please visit my website for more photos and information about the house. http://www.semurlocations.com Prices are in euros Cleaning Fee of 60 euros will be due to the owner on arrival For short stays, please ask for a quote Payments are made on line Terms and conditions are visible on line A contract will seal the rental