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Charming house in amazing Burgundy medieval village + private garden and terrace

Bedrooms 3
Space 170 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This 3 bedroomed house is situated in Semur-en-Auxois, an enchanting, well preserved medieval city. You will enjoy the atmosphere of this stunning cottage which is beautifully renovated and furnished with antiques and also includes an enclosed garden with great views from the terrace.

The cottage is owned by an artist and is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, with amazing views. It can accommodate up to 5 to 6 people and includes 2 double bedrooms & one single bedroom (plus an extra folding bed) 

You will have the whole house to yourself and can enjoy the private enclosed garden, with roses and flowers, the wooden terrace overlooks orchards and gardens above the river Armançon.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: Semur-en-Auxois is one of the jewels of Burgundy: an enchanting, well preserved medieval city, surrounded by green and lush countryside. It is small enough to stroll around easily, but big enough to have cafés, restaurants, bakeries, wineshops and even a supermarket. From Semur, you can also easily explore historic Burgundy: abbeys ( the famous "abbaye de Fontenay" a unesco monument is close by ), castles, beautiful villages, vineyards...There is a lake nearby where you can enjoy swimming and boating.

THE ROOMS : * The master bedroom has a king sized bed * The second bedroom has a double bed (140 x 200 cm) * The third bedroom has a single bed ( 90 x200 cm) * 3 bathrooms, one with bathtub, 2 smaller with showers * the living and dining room (1st floor) * the painting studio, with view on the terrace (a second living room!) * A fully equipped kitchen with cooking facility, dining area (Ground floor, on the garden) 

 * Wifi * dishwasher *washing machine * hair dryer * Garden furniture * plates, cutlery,…. 
* All linen provided, ready to move in.

ACCESS : * By Car: Dijon - 70 kms about 1hr / Paris - 250 kms about 2hrs40 min * By train : TGV fast train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Montbard: 1 hour only and then a coach or taxi takes you in 20 min to Semur. (There are also direct TGV trains from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Montbard). 

* No private parking lot, but you can easily park in the street. In Semur, a car is not essential but recommended if you wish to visit the surrounding area.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2017


Semur-en-Auxois House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The guest acknowledges that he has been advised by the owner to arrange adequat personal insurance coverage to cover personal risks, injuries,..
  • The guest shall exercise reasonable caution to prevent the occurrence of theft / rain leaks by locking all doors and windows
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Charming house in amazing Burgundy medieval village + private garden and terrace
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Best view in France

  • 4 of 5

First, Semur is a wonderful old town with a bunch of excellent restaurants, bakeries, markets and friendly people. It is an old walled medieval city and every turn up the narrow streets is a new photo opportunity. The house sits at the foot of the wall, just across the river. The deck and art studio look right up at the wall. It is a breathtaking location. Yet it is a short walk across the bridge and up the stairs into town. Parking is very difficult at the house and in the city, so it is best to go on foot. The house is quirky, as you would expect in a location this old. It has two staircases leading to different bedrooms. But it is very clean and in excellent condition. It is also very roomy and provides excellent privacy for two couples. This would be a five star location except that the furnishings are a little spartan. A nice sofa and easy chair would add a touch of additional comfort. The owner is very friendly and helpful and communicates well in English. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your very nice review. I am happy that you enjoyed so much the house, the little town of Semur-en-Auxois, and the area in Burgundy. As regards your suggestion of adding up a few sofas, I agree with you. I had allready in mind changing the table and chairs of the living room into a coffee table and Sofas and comfortable armchairs. That will be done very soon, in July 2016. You are welcome back ! Kind regards. Patrick
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great vacation rental in Burgundy

  • 5 of 5

The moment we enterend the house we felt like home!  Very nice decoration with a  few scattered french antiques, great views from the terrace or the windows, beautiful paintings on the walls... Our favorite memories are of time spent on the terrace in the evening enjoying the beautiful view of the medieval city, with a glass of local wine or cup of coffee. The cottage easily slept 5, and was within walking distances of all amenities in town,

We loved Semur En Auxois. one of Burgundy's prettiest and liveliest village.  We  just crossed the tiny stone bridge down  the house, walked  up the winding stairs through the ramparts and were in the heart of the old town. where you can enjoy the café culture,  restaurants, bakeries,  shops or the sunday market with local products.

The surrounding countryside was scenic and dotted with picturesque villages. We used the house as a base to explore the area : the Burgundy canal, the abbey of Fontenay, the vineyards....

I was a little worried about not having a closed parking lot.  In fact, parking was easy, safe  and convenient in the street. And there was so many things to do by foot.

I would definitely recommend this house for a lovely break away from it all !  Thanks Patrick.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine, for such a great review. I am happy that you had a good time both in the house and in Semur-en-Auxois. You are right : Semur offers at the same time a bucolic, peaceful setting, but also the real life of french village with a good variety of stores, restaurants to fill your needs. Kind regards
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  • 5 of 5

Der Urlaub in Semur-en-auxois war traumhaft. Ein wunderschönes, mittelalterliches Städtchen mit vielen kleinen Gassen, Restaurants etc. Von der Wohnung aus ist man in 5 Minuten in der Stadtmitte. Die Wohnung ist schön eingerichtet, von Föhn bis Spülmachine alles da. Der Vermieter Patrick ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, und kann sehr gut deutsch. Von der Terrasse hat man einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die Stadt, und wir haben es genossen morgens dort zu frühstücken und abends den Tag bei einem schönen Glas Wein ausklingen zu lassen. Semur-en-auxois eignet sich hervorragend um Ausflüge in die Umgebung zu machen da es relativ zentral liegt. Angefangen bei Avallon über Vezelay, das Morvan Djion, Beaune , Schlösser, Kloster und Burgen sind innerhalb kurzer Zeit zu erreichen. Wir haben die 2 Wochen Urlaub sehr genossen und werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $430.72
cleaning fee $92.3

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Arrival time : 5 PM, on the day of arrival. Departure time : 10 AM , on the day of departure ( in general Saturday).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.