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HOUSE OF DREAMS IN ONE OF FRANCE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES

Ian McWhannell

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Ian McWhannell

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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HOUSE OF DREAMS IN ONE OF FRANCE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Noyers House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms

Situated at the end of a cobble stone lane La Maison des Reves is a haven of comfort and charm. A modern comfortable home inside a walled medieval village in one of France's 100 most BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES. The house with rose gardens alongside the meandering Serein River has views over the river and countryside give a feeling of ' This is just what I need'

Beware I came to visit Noyers and stayed.

Experience France like a local in Noyers-sur-Serein one of the officially listed Most Beautiful Villages In France. Noyers, rising on a plateau along the meander of the Serein river, is famous for its half timbered houses and medieval towers.

Living…

The main floor greets you with ancient tile floors in the recently renovated and fully equipped kitchen and flows into the cosy living room with an open fireplace, comfortable new furniture and TV/DVD/WiFi. The adjoined dining area is the ideal spot for tasting all Burgundy has to offer. There is also a conveniently placed WC on this floor.

Sleeping…

The first floor has two large, bright bedrooms, one with a large double bed the other with two twin beds, each fitted with luxurious bedding and storage, a perfect end to a perfect day. This floor also has a full bathroom and a separate WC. In the upper loft with original oak beams, you will find the large open plan master bedroom boasting a queen bed & luxury free standing bath, making your stay that little bit extra special.

Outdoor…

The living room leads your large private terrace awaits with open views over the river and green pastures. A lovely space for enjoying meals as well as a snooze in the sunshine. Below the terrace is small garden. From the terrace you enter into an authentic cave complete with tasting table where you can gather with family and friends to sample the fine wines of Burgundy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian McWhannell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Ian McWhannell

I am a Highland Scot. Educated in Edinburgh. Went into the Navy was Commissioned. Went farming in New Zealand at 27 and at 45 sold up a classical vineyard, apple orchard, sheep and cropping farm in Nelson New Zealand. I moved to India where I bred thoroughbred horses and raced them in India with names like Kiwi Challenge. I have still a beautiful old Portuguese Home in Goa and spend the European winter there. I am a gardener and in France I try and create a beautiful garden. This is now my work. A collie/lab dog is my constant friend. I love life and am totally totally HAPPY. Long may it last.

Ian McWhannell purchased this house in 2009

Why Ian McWhannell chose Noyers

I have travelled all over the world and lived in beautiful places but Noyers is special. You will see how special when you come.

What makes this house unique

Good food and wine.

Culture with music and art always available.

Beautiful country side.

Warm summers.

Good people.

No CRIME . The police station was closed as no crime here.

Its just as good as it gets for someone like me

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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House Of Dreams In One Of France's Most Beautiful Villages
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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Noyers Yonne
5

A real home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5
It was a wonderful stay in Noyers-sur-Serein. Maison-des-Reves is a lovely, comfortable home with fantastic views and easy access to the town. It is in the town. We had all the conveniences we needed, all was fresh and clean. The people in Noyers are friendly and many speak English. This was our third time, spent the month of Oct. We are returning in June for another week.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you are returning next year 20015. Yes it is certainly true that you have made many new friends in the village of Noyers sur Serein. I am pleased you feel at home here.

Through your review we have already had bookings for 2015 who wish as you have found a French Village which is not only beautiful but very friendly towards visitors.
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Noyers Yonne
5

Our dream home away from home

  • 5 of 5
It is absolutely wonderful! easy access by car or by walking to the front door, and a stunning pastoral view out the back. The rooms are lovely, furnished with just the amount of things needed, and the linens are very nice. Everything is clean and well manintained. It is quite easy to have any questions answered.
The boulangerie is minutes away, and our favorite restaurant, The Vieille Tour, is fabulous.
We are returning for our third stay next summer!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you have again enjoyed your stay. It is a pleasure to have you as a guest.

I see that you have made many new friends in the village and that as an Artist you have also added in this list of friends fellow Artists who live in the village. I think it would be an excellent idea to have yours first French Exhibition along with your other American Artists in Noyers sur Serein, Mitchele can assist you here.

I look forward to your next arrival.
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Noyers Yonne
5

Wonderful, third stay in Noyers!

  • 5 of 5
This property is very up to date, with all conveniences of home. We had everything we needed. However, it is the charm, not only of the house and it's views, but the town and people of Noyers that make it our home-away-from-home. We will be back next June, and staying here once more!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you were happy and comfortable in my Noyers sur Serein home. Thank you for arranging to return in the early summer.
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
We spent five nights here in July, 2014 ... my wife and three children. It wasn't near long enough. First, the village of Noyers is almost indescribably beautiful. One of the most charming, idyllic European villages I've ever visited. I would have been perfectly happy spending my entire two weeks in Noyers alone. Incredible architecture, nice restaurants and wonderful people. Small, quiet, peaceful and picturesque. Really it is perfect in every way.

The "House of Dreams" is an exquisite house in town. It has a beautiful backyard with sitting areas on which you can take in the incredible view, looking over the river and surrounding countryside. Spacious bedrooms, and a wonderful living and dining area. A great kitchen, as well. You simply could not find a better home in which to stay in Noyers, or anywhere in Burgundy for that matter. The owner, Ian, is most welcoming and quite a gracious host. He (and his friends) were very helpful in recommending restaurants and surrounding sites such as chateaus and wineries. They were also very helpful in recommending and helping with activities with the kids, such as canoeing and hiking. Ian stays close by, and is always willing to help. Just a lovely home, and very clean and bright, with unparalleled hospitality.

Noyers sur Serrein was the highlight of our France vacation, and Ian and his home were a big part of this wonderful experience. Most importantly, my kids loved it! I recommend this to anyone without hesitation. We look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Yes I am very lucky to live in this beautiful village in France and to welcome guests from all around the world to share what I have found and where I am so happy.

My visitors return and now we have visitors who have bought homes in this village that has a name for music and culture. Australians,New Zealanders,Americans,Bolivians, Dutch,Scots,Germans really too many to mention.

So I do trust we will see you again.
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New England USA
5

Lovely village life.

  • 5 of 5
The house is just like the pictures. It was clean and ready. We loved the location since it was perfect visit Burgundy. Walk in the morning for bread, breakfast on the patio, dinner at one of the restaurants or at our terrace. Just perfect! The owner was very helpful and since he lives in the town he is very easy to reach. Fully recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so happy your visit was a success. Your kind words assist other visitors from the USA to feel assured of a worthwhile visit to this beautiful part of France.
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Noyers Yonne
5

Wonderful location, helpful and hospitable hosts.

  • 5 of 5
A lovely cottage spread over three floors and with two levels of outside terraces, set straight up above the river very close to the centre of the picturesque medieval village of Noyers. There are lovely views from the terraces out over the open countryside. There are restaurants a couple of 100m away, (but it pays to book early for seats at these - the hosts will help you do this) plus a couple of small local supermarkets, butchers, etc. all within easy walking distance. The cottage is well equiped (with good Wifi and a modern kitchen) and very clean. A great location with interesting local walks, and well-placed to explore such attractions as Vezelay, Avallon, the Abbey at Fontenay, etc, etc. by car. A very enjoyable break; quiet and restful, and highly recommended. We are certainly planning to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you for your kind words.

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Paris
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Chataeu Tanlay approx 35 minutes drive
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Tonnerre or Montebar
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A6 at Nitry
Car: recommended

IMPORTANT;- LOOK AT www.noyersmaisondesreves.com The village is the home for Master Classes in Flute, Violin and Piano that attracts students from around the world.. Many concerts are given in the summer months. The village is used as a centre to stay and visit the many beautiful Chateaus, Churches, Art Exibitions and Wine Areas of Burgandy.

As one of France's most beautiful villages many from around the world now call Noyers their home.Many artist live here.

To learn more of Maison des Reves and the village of Noyers plus see what to do in Burgundy look at the owners web sight www//noyersmaisondesreves.com

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Rates & Availability

From €136 Per night

Noyers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Dec 15 2014 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
summer
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,150
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices for 6 people.
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Amenities

Noyers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - tub
    Separate WC 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - shower
  • The bath is big and very comfortable
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All beds are as comfortable as I can make them. Never a complaint yet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
We also have a small hotel in the village. The restaurant is run by Margareetha's son Laurens and many languages are spoken by the family. It is very popular and bookings are a must. You are assured of excellent food and wine. Also we can assist you if you are returning home with Burgundy wine in buying well as many of our regular visitors have done over 35 years that Margareetha has looked after them when they visited her in Noyers

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