We came on holiday to Burgundy wanting to get away to a village in the French countryside. La Bulniére is a beautiful estate in the charming medieval village of Mont Saint Jean and was just what we were looking for. The location is central to Burgundy and perfect for day trips to Beaune, Dijon, wine tasting, and touring the region. Jean, the owner, met us when we arrived and made sure that we settled in comfortably. He even delivered some special coffee for us when we were running low.
On the first floor the home features a full kitchen with a dining area, a large adjacent living area with tv, a formal dining room and a large, sunny laundry room. There is also a powder room toilet in the central hallway under the stairs. The house also has wireless internet throughout which functions very well. The second floor has 2 master bedrooms with ensuite showers and sinks (no toilets), a powder room toilet in the hall, and 2 smaller bedrooms (one twin and one with 2 bunk beds) which share a large full bath (tub and shower) and toilet. We were just two couples, and so had plenty of room and privacy, but this house would be also great for a family with children.
There is a wonderful restaurant right next door, "Les Roches" (check out the great abstract expressionist artwork which is for sale), and another fabulous one in nearby Saulieu, the Michelin rated "Bernard Loiseau." We loved using this beautiful home as a base of operations for our trip to Burgundy. We hit most of the highlights of Dijon and Beaune . . . even shopping the Saturday market in Beaune with a chef, and then preparing and enjoying a gourmet meal. It was wonderful to explore all the historic medieval villages and cathedrals and visit wineries, but it was even better to come home to our own little village, open up some great Burgundy wine, and enjoy the view from our grand estate! I highly recommend this beautiful property.