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Burgundy

Famous for its rich history, vineyards, churches and cuisine beautiful Burgundy is situated southeast of Paris in east-central France. If you fancy a break in this lovely part of France take a look at our fine selection of gites in Burgundy.

Split into four ‘departements’, the region has a contrasting landscape of rolling hills and more mountainous areas. Dijon is the capital of the region, known for its historic city centre, narrow streets, palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and a magnificent gothic cathedral. Other places of interest include, amongst others, the small hill city of Autun, Auxerre in the north Burgundy vineyards, the old walled town of Avallon, Beaune for its vineyard estates and chateaus, and The Morvan regional natural park; popular with walkers and nature-lovers.

The region is probably most famous for its vineyards, but Burgundy also has a rich architectural history and famous cuisine. Forests and lakes contribute to the region''s considerable beauty, typified by vineyard covered undulating hillsides.

There are numerous opportunities for fishing, riding, walking and cycling here and there is a vast area of wild countryside within the Nievre in the west of the region, which is suitable for cultural activities and sport.

Wine is undeniably the region''s best known produce, and Burgundy''s has some of the world''s most prestigious vineyards. Among the wines produced here are Pouilly-sur-Loire, Chablis, Coteaux de l''Auxerrois, Cote-de-Beaune, Cote-de-Nuits, Cotes Chalonnaises and Maconnais. Burgundies are often produced in small quantities, and this, together with an excellent reputation, leads to considerable demand and high prices.

Food and drink is a popular theme in France and Burgundy is no exception; outdoor dining is popular on the narrow cobbled streets of many of the region''s medieval towns and villages. Dishes for which Burgundy is famous include beef bourguignon, coq au vin and Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese.

Vazelay has a fabulous gothic cathedral. The medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, located on the banks of the Armancon in the heart of the Cote-d''Or, Semur-en-Auxois and Cluny, are among the other historic towns worth a visit. There are many churches, castles, and towers in the area. Other cultural sites in the region include Vezelay Abbey, which together with the hill on which it sits, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, l''Arboretum de Pezanin and La Roche (the rock) de Solutre.

For accommodation see our holiday cottages in Burgundy and book a trip to the region to sample the local food, wines and culture for yourself.
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  • Lucenay-lès-Aix, nr. Moulins

    Lucenay-lès-Aix, nr. Moulins

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W15229

    Set in a rural village in western Burgundy, this terraced holiday property offers a peaceful retreat and is within easy reach of Nevers and Moulins. Visit the Sancerre vineyards, Beaune, Châlon or Mâcon. Autun, Paray-le-Monial or Cluny are charming towns with museums, medieval churches, shopping and restaurants. The riverside of Loire in Decize is ideal for walking or riverboat sailing, or enjoy watersports on a recreational lake. The spa town of Bourbon-Lancy is further to the south and has a medieval town centre to discover. Shop and restaurant 500m, café/bar 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 child’s bunk.

    Gas central heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed courtyard, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in kitchen and one double bedroom. 10 steps in garden.

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  • Maison de la Source

    Mercey, Saône-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
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    2
    Ref: F71138

    Standing in a small hamlet amongst vineyards this delightful stone farmhouse enjoys an abundant south facing garden with a private natural saltwater swimming pool landscaped into the garden. Tastefully furnished and well equipped inside, retaining original features, the cosy interior has a charming beamed living room. The upstairs bedrooms are all carpeted and the bedroom on the ground floor has en-suite facilities. Ideally located on the Burgundy wine route, the area is famous for its Romanesque churches and architecture as well as for its gastronomy. The discreet owner accesses the garden for garden maintenance. An ideal holiday base.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Utility room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Shower room/WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower

    • Lawned garden with pond (take care with children)
    • Swimming pool (5m x 10m, depth 1.40m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Car port
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Mercey hamlet (basic shop), 7km S of Uchizy (restaurants, grocery), 8km NW of Pont-de-Vaux (all facilities, recreational lake), 15km SE of Tournus (all facilities, abbey, museum, pool, tennis), 20km SE of Laives (restaurant, recreational lake), 20km N of Mâcon (town centre, all facilities), 47km S of Beaune (characterful town centre, cellars, vineyards).

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  • Dompierre-les-Ormes, nr. Cluny

    Dompierre-les-Ormes, nr. Cluny

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13566

    This well-equipped semi-detached holiday property is located in south Burgundy, not far away from Cluny and its abbey. Set in a peaceful hamlet with sunny courtyard and extensive grounds, shared with an adjoining holiday home. The surroundings are ideal for cycling or rambling, and discover the splendid area of La Roche-de-Solutré, with panoramic views. Vineyards and wine tasting are in Beaujolais or in the area of Mâcon, just a short drive away. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking (2 cars). One pet welcome.

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  • Chablis

    Chablis, Yonne

    Grade
    6
    3
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    3
    Ref: T89041

    Synonymous with the great white wine names of France, Chablis is considered by purists to be the only wine good enough to drink with oysters! Occuping a circle roughly 20 km in diameter, these vineyards encircle the small town of Chablis, which, naturally, is full of ’caves’ for ’dégustation’. The area offers many pleasant drives or bike rides, and the pretty villages southwards along the River Serein are well worth exploring. The fine Renaissance château at Tanlay is just to the east, and easily accessible for day trips are Vézelay with its Basilica, and the Cistercian abbey at Fontenay. This charming, family home, built in the early 19th century, has all the advantages of ’town’ just five minutes’ walk away, yet it is set behind a gravelled courtyard, with a large lawned garden at the rear. There is a neat little ’studio’ within the front courtyard with double bed and en-suite shower/WC. From upstairs in the main house one can see the vine-clad slopes nearby.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fire and French doors leading to rear garden. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Study. Separate WC. Outside access to ground floor studio: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms (one can be twin). Bathroom/WC with separate shower. Shower room (no WC)

    • Walled front courtyard
    • Enclosed rear garden
    • Telephone (on request)
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Private parking (for 3 cars)
    • Barbecue
    • Start day Wednesday
    • Children under 7 years old not accepted.

    Location: Chablis (most facilities, restaurants, wine cellars, market, river bathing), 22km E of Auxerre (all facilities, pool, golf), 16km W of Tonnerre (canal boating).

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  • Grand Crème

    Montreal, Avallon, Yonne

    Grade
    6
    3
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    2
    Ref: F89109

    Situated in a mediaeval fortified village, this converted property boasts spectacular views over the rolling Burgundy countryside. Architecturally designed, appointed and furnished to a very good standard, the interior offers a large living room with a woodburner, ideal for low season, and a piano. The French windows lead to a wooden terrace overlooking the heated swimming pool (shared with owner and visitors to the owner’s guest house between 10am and 6pm) and garden. The bedrooms are airy, beamed and comfortable. The English owners, who live next door could organise day trips and the delightful village of Montreal is midway between the Chablis and Beaune vineyards. The area is ideal for discovering the delights of Burgundy, popular with walkers, fishermen, canoeists, naturalists and equestrians. To the east the Abbey of Fontenay is worth a visit. To the South is the National Park of Morvan with recreational lakes and majestic forests.

    Kitchen/dining area, split level to a large living room with wood burning stove, French windows. Separate WC. Wooden stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Large twin bedroom. Curtained-off bunk bedroom. Shower room with WC

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.4m)
    • Pool house with shower, WC
    • Sauna
    • Underfloor heating
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Shared laundry room
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot and t/cot (on request)
    • Maid service avail by arr
    • Garden furniture, sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Montreal village (bistro/bar, gallery), 9km NE of Avallon (all facilities), 25km SW of Montbard (TGV station, all facilities), 27km W of Semur en Auxois/Pont et Massène (medieval town, recreational lake).

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  • Le Moulin de St Georges

    St. Georges, Auxerre, Yonne

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F89106

    Set in extensive grounds, this former renovated mill offers a design interior including contemporary paintings. The spacious and airy living room leads to a sunny conservatory with a suspended terrace with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The owner who lives in the opposite house could recommend the best places to visit and wine cellars to taste in Chablis. The surrounding grounds lead to open fields, ideal to be in contact with nature and at the same time 15 minutes drive from the city of Auxerre which boasts shops, restaurants and museums. The welcoming small town of Chablis is within easy reach and is a nice drive amongst vineyards and rolling countryside. The property is in the heart of Romanesque Burgundy; to the east is the smart town and castle of Fontainebleau as well as the historical town of Sens. For a day trip, Paris is easily accessible by motorway or train.

    Living/dining room with open fire and sliding doors to conservatory with additional seating area and large French windows to suspended terrace. Five steps to large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. Utility. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Child’s single bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Open-sided mezzanine with sofa. Study. Double bedroom. Bathroom with double basin (no WC). Dressing room

    • Large garden and terrace
    • 2-hectare shared grounds
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unprotected drop from suspended terrace.

    Location: 500m from St Georges (supermarket), 5km W of Auxerre (station, all facilities), 14km from golf course, 16km from Chablis (vineyards, restaurants), 166km SE of Paris.

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