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Cottage and Private Garden - Rural Bliss for Two (or 4 with Mezzanine)

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Oak beams, flagstones, French doors, patio, one bedroom and bathroom

This delightful house has it all - oak beams, flagstones, underfloor geothermal heating, log fire, French doors, south facing garden, large bedroom and bathroom with shower and bath; linens and towels provided, bed made up. It's the perfect romantic getaway for two people. From the garden you can see the sun preparing to set behind the trees beyond, and listen to loads of birdsong. There is a parking space outside the front door on the 'village green'. The downstairs is one large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area; the walls have all been beautifully plastered and lime-washed with a warm but very light shade of honey. Upstairs, exposed oak beams throughout the bedroom and mezzanine enhance the recent renovation of this charming property. Our stonemason and estate agent now tell me that they both regret not having bought the house for themselves!

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

  • Master: 1 queen


  • Mezzanine: 1 twin/ single


  • Very spacious bedroom with a 160cm wide bed. If you wish to be 3 or 4 in your party the mezzanine (just outside the bedroom) contains a comfortable single bed that can be extended into a double....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • It's spacious, bright and airy with a bath, separate shower, loo and handbasin. The traditonal tomette floor whilst cool in summer, can be heated when necessary....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If the house is already booked for the dates that you are after, please have a look at our two other properties. They are also on this site and their reference numbers are 6396 and 1499850....moreless


  • Books:

    There are plenty of books in the house....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD/Blueray player....moreless

  • Games:

    The essentials are there, cards, puzzles, scrabble etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    There are several CDs in the house....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    There is a good music system in the house to which you can connect your smartphone or play CDs...moreless

  • Television:

    The TV receives the main English and French channels...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games


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


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large oak table with comfortable seating for four people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    There is no garage but there is plenty of room to store bikes in the laundry room if you decide to bring them with you....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is geothermal heating in the house, radiators downstairs and underfloor upstairs. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    There is a good wi-fi connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, duvets, pillows, pillow cases are all included - beautifully ironed and beds made up....moreless

  • Living Room:

    It's all open plan - comfortable seating for three people. There is a TV and a range of puzzles and board games....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    A private parking space is provided off street right next to the house....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    The phone includes free calls to nearly all landline numbers in Europea and mobile calls to the USA ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath towels and kitchen towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine with ecological washing liquid provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There is a Godin wood burning stove with a glass front, so it's like an open fire but without the dust. ...moreless


  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We favour wooden utensils over plastic for both aesthetic and hygiene reasons....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All kitchenware is provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher is a Smeg - very quiet!...moreless

  • Freezer:

    It's large containing three drawers....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Being a professional chef, Jenny has ensured that the kitchen is properly equipped. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    It's there if you need it....moreless

  • Oven:

    The oven is electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We do not supply pantry items but are always happy to shop for you if required prior to your arrival - just ask....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is an under counter fridge in the kitchen, plus a full size fridge/freezer in the laundry room next to the kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    The hob has 4 gaz rings. They have a safety cut-off should the flame go out for any reason....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    It's a Dualit so works well....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be hired at Venarey-les-Laumes (30 minutes drive) to cycle along the tow path of the Canal de Bourgogne. There are storage facilities if you bring your own bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    This is situated just through the French doors by the kitchen...moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a fine 9 hole course near Précy-sous-Thil, a little over half an hour from the house. 18 hole course at the Château de Chailly near Pouilly-en -Auxois, about 40 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    It's enclosed and is mostly grass and shrubs. Contains table and chairs on a terrace area right next to the French doors that lead to the kitchen. Also has a BBQ and sun loungers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a simple charcoal bbq in the garden....moreless

  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 13 - Sep 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid season
Sep 23 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Low season
Oct 28 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Festive season
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees


The rental price includes geothermal heating when necessary. There is a small additional charge for logs for the fire.

We kindly request that guests do not smoke inside the house. We accept dogs.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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231 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Paris (Orly)
515 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Avallon (A6)

Car: Necessary

Nearby towns of Epoisses & Semur-en-Auxois provide plenty of choice for bars, restaurants & shops. Superb walking & biking; visits to historical sites (13th C Abbaye de Fontenay, Vézelay Basilica, ); Chateaux (Epoisses, Ancy-le-Franc, Bussy-Rabutin); Medieval towns (Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny, Noyers) ; Markets (Dijon,Chablis); Lac de Pont (small beach,watersports); Morvan National Park, Golf & Tennis nearby. 5 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge. 1 hour TGV train to Paris or Euro Disney direct.

Other Activities: Golf , 30 minutes


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Bill was born in Bath and having completed university in Wales, avoided working in an office by running away to operate hotel barges on the canals and rivers of France. Jenny, a Prue Leith trained chef, left London for two weeks to cover for a friend who needed a break from cooking. Both Bill and Jenny intended to move on from Burgundy, but with the addition of dogs and children and the realisation that they already lived in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, why change a thing?

Why the Owner Chose Corsaint, France:
For years Jenny had had her eye on this house. It hadn't been lived in for 30 years but she knew it would make the perfect holiday home; it's rare to find a charming detached house with a good garden in a pretty village. The owner was a kind man with bright eyes and a generous smile; he spoke into your face whilst enthusiastically thumping your shoulder every few seconds. There were many people whom he would not sell the house to, but luckily we did not seem to be part of this ever expanding list! Before too long we were the proud new owners, but having bought it, we had to wait a couple of years until we could afford to start renovating. And what a house it made! Every year several guests ask us if it's for sale! We have four rental properties in Burgundy and even if one day we sold up and left for another region, we would have to keep this one as our bolthole in the Côte d'Or; so I'm afraid the answer is: it's not for sale, but it can be reserved for you to stay in! Staying here is all about leaving the city and stepping back in time and enjoying the peaceful rural surroundings. No busy roads, trains, aeroplanes or noisy farms - even the church bells stop at night!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house is unusual because it's in the middle of the village of Corsaint and yet all around feels so spacious; that's largely due to being right next to the church and the green and also helped by having a good southerly facing garden with a view. Inside the property plays the same trick; it seems so much bigger than the exterior walls dictate. We live two minutes away from the house and are available if you need us. We hope you will discover and explore Burgundy in your own way, but if you would like a little orientation and guidance about where to go and what to do, then we would be delighted to help. Just ask!

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • The house from the church green

    The house from the church green

  • Main bedroom, linens included

    Main bedroom, linens included

  • The mezzanine

    The mezzanine

  • The house from the church green

    The house from the church green

  • View from downstairs

    View from downstairs

  • The keys

    The keys

  • Corsaint village

    Corsaint village

  • Off road parking

    Off road parking

  • Semur-en-Auxois (15 minutes drive)

    Semur-en-Auxois (15 minutes drive)

  • Enclosed garden

    Enclosed garden

  • Corsaint village

    Corsaint village

  • looking towards the mezzanine

    looking towards the mezzanine

  • Towels included

    Towels included

  • Corsaint kitchen, (taken from doors to garden)

    Corsaint kitchen, (taken from doors to garden)

  • The front door

    The front door

  • Complimentary lotions and potions

    Complimentary lotions and potions

  • Our black lab Odsox on a walk from the house

    Our black lab Odsox on a walk from the house

  • Fontenay abbey - (30 minutes drive)

    Fontenay abbey - (30 minutes drive)

  • River Armencon, Semur

    River Armencon, Semur

  • The house from the garden

    The house from the garden

  • Thermostatic shower

    Thermostatic shower

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