Just steps to the surrounding vineyards and the center of Meursault, Charmelieu (meaning "charming place") is the ideal home while exploring Burgundy. This 200-year old former vineyard workers' house retains original features such as exposed wood beams, interior stone walls & niches, oak and ceramic tile floors, and stone fireplaces. Completely gutted and renovated in 2005 and refurnished & updated in 2012/13, Charmelieu retains it's old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. We offer our guests a complimentary cellar tour and tasting of wines from our winery Maison Shaps that shares the property. Maison Shaps also offers a cheese and wine pairing experience led by Hanna Shaps. We extend a 15% discount on the pairing for Charmelieu guests.
The house has a private walled-in courtyard, two large master bedrooms with private baths, a modern kitchen and large living area. The first master bedroom has a queen-size bed and an alcove with a bunk bed (two twins). The loft master bedroom has a queen-size bed and two twin-size beds. Both master bathrooms have full-size showers (one with a bathtub and one with an oversized standing shower) and heated towel racks. There is a half bath and pullout couch in the living room. Central heating and air conditioning has been installed--with remote controls available throughout the house.
The kitchen has been completely renovated and modernized but retains its old-world charm with tile floors, stone walls and a stone fireplace. It includes all new appliances, a large monastery-style oak table inside & a large table in the courtyard, making eating at home convenient and comfortable.
The house is just a five minute walk to the center of Meursault, where a bakery, a butcher, grocery, pharmacy, post office, bank, tourist center and several excellent restaurants are located. Every week the local market is held in the center of town. The town of Meursault and the surrounding vineyards can be explored by foot, while a bigger city, Beaune, is a ten minute drive away. There are numerous historic sites within an easy drive.
As Maison Charmelieu is attached to Maison Shaps, it is possible that we will need access to the cellars located in the courtyard. Whenever possible, we will let our guests know ahead of time when we need to access the property.
We provide our guests with a detailed handbook outlining our suggestions for restaurants and activities in the area.