COMFORTABLE VILLAGE COTTAGE IN BURGUNDY'S WINE COUNTRY

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COMFORTABLE VILLAGE COTTAGE IN BURGUNDY'S WINE COUNTRY

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Private home with large park-like garden accommodations for six people

A Chez Peshi vacation holiday in Burgundy’s wine country is an opportunity to experience the real France and enjoy one of the most captivating regions of Europe. Chez Peshi is a fully-furnished private home in Saisy, a farm village minutes west of the charming, medieval market-town of Nolay. It is at the center of a vast area considered among the most beautiful in France – a region of stunning scenery, unbounded outdoor opportunities, three thousand years of fascinating history, castles and châteaux, Roman antiquities, cathedrals and monasteries, quiet winding canals, palate-pleasing gastronomy and, of course, the world’s finest wines.

There is something for everyone and all within minutes of your cottage with five rooms and large, park-like garden. Two bedrooms comfortably accommodate four guests; a sofa bed offers room for two additional guests. All amenities are provided. Guests need only pick up some groceries in nearby Nolay or Epinac and settle in.

THE COTTAGE

Chez Peshi is the dream home of Pete and Shirlene. They fell in love with Burgundy in 1981 after first falling in love with Burgundy’s wines while living in Seattle some years earlier. In 1990 they were able to purchase the house as a vacation home while working in various locations in Europe. Renovation and restoration began in 1991 and continues today. An old attic was converted to a comfortable studio and lounge in 2003 and 2012 saw complete restoration of the exterior. Future enhancements include kitchen and bathroom upgrades. Chez Peshi today is very comfortable and offers a rare opportunity to experience Burgundy’s wine and farm country the way it is known and loved by Burgundians. It is ideally located to explore and discover the many treasures and flavors of Burgundy.

The name “Chez Peshi” comes from a contraction of the owners’ names, Pete and Shirlene, and originated with a 5-year old German girl who named her dog Peshi after the American couple who befriended her.

GARDEN

The quiet park-like rear garden (or back yard in American English) is ideal for outdoor dining with friends or simply relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of Saisy. Lawn furniture and barbecue grill are available. Sun-setting skyscapes are amazing and make a perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine before beginning evening activities.

LIVING ROOM

The living room highlights the ground level and features a large German Schrank with enough plates, serving dishes and wine glasses to serve a 5- or 6-course dinner to eight people. An Old-World beamed ceiling gives a feeling of going back in time to a simpler age. Facing the Schrank is large open fireplace guaranteeing cozy comfort and romance on chilly, off-season days. For entertainment, there is a large, flat-screen television with connection to iTunes, U.S. podcasts and movies. There is also a DVD player with a library of 30+ movies. A comfortable sofa converts to double bed for additional sleeping accommodations.

KITCHEN

The large kitchen is fully furnished with cooking utensils, pots, pans, serving and mixing bowls, plates -- everything needed for a simple or elaborate meal. Uniquely, a wine-barrel table with Carrara-marble top for 6 people is ideal for snacks or conversation while chef and sous chef prepare dinner.

There is a clothes washer under the kitchen counter.

Picnic baskets are provided for lunches at nearby picnic areas. Picnicking is a French passion and charming picnic sites abound. A list of Peshi favorites is provided with guests’ welcome packages.

There is also a portable radio-CD player with iPod dock in the kitchen.

DINING

The dining room seats 4 to 8 people. A multitude of dining experiences are possible with raclette grill, hot stone grill and fondue pot, all with accompanying cutlery.

For more elegant dining or hosting several guests there is a long, traditional Burgundian dining table in the upper level studio.

BEDROOMS

Sleeping arrangements for six include downstairs master bedroom with double bed, a large loft with roll-out double bed, and a sofa-bed in the living room. Two roll-away beds are available for nominal additional charge.

BATHROOM

The large circa 1970s bathroom includes shower, large double sink and facilities for ironing clothes.

STUDIO-LOUNGE

The upper level studio is a spacious, French-classic room with elevated comfortable lounge offering a beautiful view of forests and pastures dotted with Burgundy’s white Charolais cattle.

This multi-functional room also has a large, 8-person dining/work table and chairs and a reading and reference library with 500 volumes.

A large chamber below the lounge deck opens to reveal a double bed which can be rolled out to covert the studio into our 2nd bedroom.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Two mountain bikes and two cross-bikes are available for guest use. (See more below.)

There are many kilometers of well-marked hiking trails through forests, vineyards and farmlands in the area.

Chez Peshi has limited handicap accessibility. The first floor is wheel-chair friendly and there is a ramp available in the garage for descending from the back step to the garden. Handicap access to the upper level studio would be difficult.

Well-behaved animals are permitted with an additional cleaning charge and at our renting agent’s discretion.

A variety of unique French experiences are available in the area including luxury barge excursions on Burgundy’s famed canals, renting a small yacht to explore the canals on your own, hot-air balloon rides and renting a restored Duck, the popular Citroën 2CV of the 1940s-1990s.

OUT & ABOUT

An important part of a Chez Peshi holiday is getting and out and about – touring, wine hunting, dining, biking, visiting weekly markets, etc. We know of no place in Europe that offers so many unique and fascinating options within a half-hour or half-day drive. We have attempted to gather all the information you need, from leaflets to guidebooks to private touring notes to peruse upon arrival. In the meantime, we urge you to google “burgundy” plus subjects of possible interest: “wines burgundy”, “history burgundy”, “gauls and romans burgundy”, “canals burgundy”, etc.

The following are brief notes on what we love about Burgundy.

WINE HUNTING

Visiting wineries and tasting Burgundy’s wines is one of the great joys of a Chez Peshi holiday and an experience different from other wine regions of the world. Burgundy vineyards were largely owned by the Catholic Church until the French Revolution after which properties were broken up and sold to small land owners. Napoleonic inheritance laws continued subdivision of the most precious vineyards with the result that today, most vineyards and wineries are small, family-run operations. Competition for quality is fierce and with a little bit of homework you can find wines of amazing quality at reasonable prices.

But best of all, wine hunting – Pete and Shirlene’s term for visiting and tasting – offers a chance to meet Burgundy’s unpretentious, friendly owners. You can, of course, visit a few important chateaus where you can pay to taste and talk to tasting-room employees but our pleasure comes from meeting hard-working vintners who love their work, are immensely proud of the wines and are willing to stop what they’re doing and explain the ins and outs of their profession.

BEAUNE & AUTUN

Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, is a marvelous town of old-world ramparts, winding streets, sidewalk cafes, Michelin-star restaurants and miles of underground wine cellars (caves) waiting to be toured. There are wine-focus shops to tickle every imagination. Our favorite is Athenaeum, located across the street from Beaune’s famous Hospice de Beaune. It is Europe’s most amazing wine shop and offers thousands of books on wine and gastronomy, wine gifts and gadgets for every desire and even tastings. Beaune’s Saturday street market is one of the nicest in Europe and its annual wine auction in November attracts buyers from around the world.

Autun is famed for its Roman antiquities. Founded during the reign of Augustus after Julius Caesar’s final defeat of the Gauls, it’s attractions include an ancient amphitheater, two well-preserved Roman gates and the Temple of Janus. Autun’s St-Lazare’s Cathedral dates from the 1100’s and is famed for its architecture, most notably the sculpture art above the main portal. The city had an incredibly rich medieval history and the Count of Autun became the first Duke of Burgundy.

HIKING & BIKING

France boasts 35,000 km of marked and signposted hiking trails. Many are within a short drive of Saisy and two begin in our village center. Burgundy paths are mostly gentle and lead through farmland, vineyards and forests. The long-distance GR7 trail which runs from Germany to Spain passes through nearby Nolay. Hiking guides and a list of Peshi favorite hikes await our guests when they arrive.

A former railway that passed by Saisy has been converted to a paved hiking and biking trail that runs easterly 20km to Santenay. From Santenay, cyclists can pedal north on paved routes to explore vineyards, wineries and villages of the spectacular Côte d’Or, or ride along the old tow-paths of the Canal du Centre all the way to the Loire River, over 80 km from Santenay. Four bikes plus helmets are available for Chez Guests to use at their own risk. Rentals are also available in nearby villages.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

A one-or two-week stay at Chez Peshi is an opportunity to experience the real France, to taste great Burgundy wines and to sample and prepare French country foods you will not find in restaurants. You can drive-tour the wine roads, bike or hike, or simply relax in Chez Peshi’s large, private garden while sampling the tastes of a successful wine hunt.

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Pete and Shirlene

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A long time ago in the last Millennium, Pete and Shirlene were living in Seattle where Pete was an environmental executive and Shirlene was an civil engineer. One day a friend introduced them to an awesome white wine called Meursault from Burgundy. The more they learned about Burgundy the more they wished to see the country and sample its other wines and foods.

Shirlene discovered jobs were available in Germany where engineers were needed at American Military Communities. She applied and was offered a job at an American base in Bavaria. Pete decided to give up his office job and become a free-lance writer. In 1980 they moved to Bavaria and were soon hiking and skiing in the Alps and kayaking and rafting wild rivers.

But continued to dream of Burgundy and that magical wine they had enjoyed back in Seattle. A year passed before they could visit. They immediately fell in love with Beaune and its network of narrow streets surrounded by medieval ramparts. Wine and cheese shops, cafés and bakeries all pulled on them like magnets.

Meursault turned out to be a wonderful wine village with delightful restaurants, a maze of narrow crooked streets and white-stone homes and wine buildings. Friendly vintners welcomed them into cool, dark caves and offered generous portions of crisp, flinty-flavored Meursaults.

Wouldn’t it be nice to live here, they often thought. But Shirlene’s work was in Germany. Finally, in 1990, they found themselves looking at photos in the window of Beaune realtor. What about a modest vacation home? A few prices looked affordable. “Let’s ask,” said Pete. They were shown a house in Saisy not far from Meursault. It needed a lot of work but was livable. They shook hands with the realtor, signed some papers and drove back to Germany wondering how the new adventure would unfold.

Twenty years and many work vacations later, Shirlene retired and the vacation home became a part-time retirement home. Pete continues to write.

Pete and Shirlene purchased this cottage in 1990

We chose the property, Chez Peshi in Saisy, for a variety of reasons. Most notably, because of it’s ideal location on the border between the best vineyards of Burgundy to the east and the Morvan, France’s equivalent of Germany’s Black Forest, on the west.

We are wine lovers and active outdoor people. Some of the world’s best wines are produced just a few minutes to the east by honest, hard-working families, the kind of people we feel richer for getting to know. Generous tastings and always learning something new are the rule.

While wine is the attraction of most visitors, we found the same territory is a paradise for hikers, cyclists and rock-climbers. Trails begin in Saisy and multiply into an amazing network extending to the Beaune plain. Beginning in Nolay, 5 minutes east of Saisy, limestone cliffs offer fascinating hikes and serious rock-climbing challenges. Trails are named after Jean-Marc Boivin, the great French mountaineer who learned to climb here in his youth. The Bout du Monde, just north of Nolay, is a fascinating blind canyon dating back 170 million years to the Jurassic Period – ideal for walking, climbing and picknicking.

Twenty minutes west of Saisy is Autun, “gateway to the Morvan.” The Morvan is vast forest laced with rivers and dotted with lakes that offer fishing, boating and beaches. For us the attraction was kayaking.

Our market town, Nolay, was another factor. It has all the post-card charm of French villages featured in coffee-table books that include “most beautiful” in their titles.

Additionally, Chez Peshi’s location directly across the street from the mayor’s office and grade-school offered security. Isolated homes risk break-ins when owners are not in residence. We have never had to worry.

The large, park-like back yard was another factor. We like to dine outside on summer evenings. The house was and remains perfect for this activity.

Chez Peshi is uniquely suited and located for wine and food lovers who seek an active, educational vacation holiday.

Wineries, most of which welcome walk-in visitors, number in the thousands. Tastings are generous and free. Questions are always answered with patience and wisdom and, after buying a couple or few bottles, we always depart feeling richer and enlightened.

Burgundy’s gastronomy ranks among the world’s best. Slow, multi-course, palate-pleasing, artfully-presented dining is the rule. Supermarkets and weekly street markets offer wonderful food surprises for dining at your vacation cottage.

Hiking and cycling opportunities through vineyards and forests and along ancient canals are unlimited and unique in multiple ways.

Châteaux and castles, cathedrals and churches wait to be explored. Romanesque churches, like the one in Saisy, date from the 1100s.

Charming medieval villages are also a joy to explore with the added pleasure of café terraces to relax with a café crème or a glass of wine.

Burgundy’s history is incredible, beginning with the Gauls, moving up through the Roman period, early Christians, Islamic and Visigoth invasions and then 900 years when the Dukes of Burgundy ruled. Places to visit and learn abound: the Gaulish village of Bibracte and archeological site fascinates both young and old. A new 2012 museum dedicated to Julius Caesar’s final defeat of the Gauls at Alésia is worth a half-day visit. There are Roman gates in Autun and a World War II Resistance museum in the Morvan. The Château de la Rochepot near Saisy is one of France’s best preserved castles.

Activities seem unlimited: Hot-air ballooning, gambling at the Santenay casino, barging the 1800 hundreds canals of Burgundy.

All of this and so much more is in the area surrounding Chez Peshi. Tips, maps and guides await guests in the Chez Peshi WELCOME PACKAGE.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Comfortable Village Cottage in Burgundy's Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Nolay Beaune area
San Diego
5

CHARMING COUNTRY HOME, TOTALLY RELAXING STAY

  • 5 of 5
I don't want to sound like a broken record, but if you read the other reviews, be assured that they are all spot on! Not only is the home exactly as described, the owners, Pete and Shirlene are among the best hosts we have encountered in our half-dozen rentals we have been in. They were as excited about our visit as we were! They take such care to make sure everything is perfect and enjoyable. We got very detailed directions to make sure we arrived at the property easily. The home itself is beautiful, welcoming and comfortable. We found the kitchen to be equipped with everything we could possibly want or need. We prepared our breakfasts and cooked most of our dinners there. Lunchtimes we were usually out and about. Another wonderful feature is the fabulous fireplace in the living room. Each night we had a roaring fire and we sat and lounged, reading and listening to music until the embers went out! The bedroom had plenty of space and the bathroom was large. There is even a piano for those who want to play a few tunes. There is a very organized collection of information about the area for visitors to read: area sights, castles, services, groceries, restaurants, picnics, drives, etc. All very thorough. Lots of maps and directions. We took advantage of the information and planned our days. We usually started out early doing our exploring and then arrived back at the house in time to enjoy the backyard with a glass of wine and a good book. There is quite a library of books in the upstairs loft. We finished several books and left them for future visitors. We really enjoyed seeing the many castles in the area and the beautiful vineyards. We took several long walks from the house and we loved seeing the countryside on foot. We encountered lots of friendly cats and some of the areas famous "white cows". It is certainly a picturesque area and we can't wait to return to explore even more. Chez Peshi didn't really feel like a rental. It felt like it was "our" rental home. We were there for 5 nights and were amazed at how fast the days sped by.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Saco.Maine
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CHARMING HOME IN BURGUNDY

  • 5 of 5
After a rainy and cold time in Paris, we were welcomed by the charm and warmth of the Burgundy countryside. We enjoyed the location of Chez Peshi-in a small village but accessible to do so much that Burgundy has to offer. We were delighted with the house ! The kitchen was extremely well equipped and stocked with basic necessities. Also, we were welcomed with a local champagne and other beverages. The upstairs loft was a wonderful place to kick back and read after a day of touring. We were able to travel to many of the tourist attractions, vineyards and markets of Burgundy. The owners of Chez Peshi had a wealth of guides , maps plus a wonderful notebook they created to give insight into the area , restaurants, vineyards and the house itself. It was fantastic!. We truly enjoyed this house and our time in Burgundy-and would highly recommend it! Merci Beaucoup!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Martinez, CA, USA
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A PERFECT HOME BASE IN BURGUNDY.

  • 5 of 5
We are so grateful to have found Chez Peshi! The house is immcaulate, the instructions complete, the Kitchen superb. Pete & Shirlene have really thought of everything you might ask and included it in their Welcome Package. Loads of suggestions on what to see, where to eat, shop etc. Their suggestions for restaurants were spot on.
We made many meals in the great Kitchen. We enjoyed the sizable backyard on sunny days & the view from the loft on rainy ones.
From Chez Peshi we were able to explore the great vineyards of Burgundy, Putter around the nearby town of Nolay & take day trips to Dijon & Beaune. If you love wine, this is a great home base.
Chez Peshi was the perfect place to start our first visit to France. If you are looking for a real Burgundian experience, away from a large city this is the place to be.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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REVIEW OF THE PESCHI HOME IN SAISY

  • 5 of 5
We arrived the to warm welcome of our hosts, complete with a roaring fire and delicious 4 course meal....which melted away the miles.
For anyone who would want to rent this home, it is that a "home", complete with all the right touches in the kitchen, modern conveniences, a "library" of reference books/pleasure books, maps & guides of the area, and has charm throughout.

We stayed in an upstairs room, beautifully appointed with stonework of local character and appeal. We were cozy in the kitchen, gathering around a "wine-barrel-turned-table", to savor our morning cafe au laits. The exterior, as seen from the picture, is that of a charming country home.

There was much to to in the area, including the touring of local wineries, a visit to a vibrant Sunday market, lunch in Beaune, a hike to a local waterfall, and dinner in a nearby chateau. We enjoyed getting to know this corner of Burgundy, while making this Saisy retreat our base. I would highly recommend at this wonderful vacation rental.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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5

A GREAT COUNTRY GETAWAY IN BURGUNDY

  • 5 of 5
What an incredible country getaway in the heart of Burgundy. A beautiful rustic country cottage, whether you are interested in the history, there is plenty, the wine some of the best in the world, enjoy. Explore the local wine caves or buy from one of the large distributors it is hard to go wrong. Ask the owners, both knowledgable wine connoisseurs, for a recommendation you will be happy you did, they are especially knowledgeable on the subject but especially the local varieties.

The area is steeped in history, drive to see some of the antiquities of Rome, the villages, the cathedrals, all within easy reach. The owners provide a well stocked library with an emphasis on France and the locale, mostly in English. Get to know the locals they are friendly and warm. Shop the local farmers market or hit a modern grocery store both are available and nearby. If you love the country side, ride a bike, hike the trials, if only for a short hike or miles and miles the air is clear and every sight fills the heart and soul.

After a hike or some sightseeing plan a picnic or cookout in the garden a grill, chairs and picnic table are there for your use. We grilled every nights during our stay, the weather was clear and warm. In the evening we lit a fire in the living room, whether you are their with that special someone or with the family this has to be as close to paradise as it gets. Our only regret was on our last day when we realized it was time to go. We will be back, our wine cellar needs a refresh and so do our spirits this is the place to take care of both.

We have recommended this rental to both friends and family. All have fallen in love with this country gem.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Comfortable Village Cottage in Burgundy's Wine Country
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Nolay Beaune area
5

THE EXCEPTIONAL TRANQUILITY OF RURAL FRANCE

  • 5 of 5
Finding the village of Saisy is the only part of the trip that can take some time, rural roads in France being what they are. But with the help of GPS-Coordinates sent by the owners we were able to find it relatively easily. The house itself can only be described as a dream for anyone who enjoys a more rustic style. Not only does the open fireplace in the living room provide warmth throughout the entire house, it also adds that certain note of comfort around which everyone can gather in the evening to enjoy one of the many wonderful wines of burgundy. The house and garden take at least a day to fully explore and yet always holds another small detail that shows the thoughtful and tasteful decorating skills of the owners. From old radios,to an original Apple computersystem from the past you can pretty much find any interesting little detail. And once you grab your hiking shoes, your bike or take a short trip by car you will find endless possibilities of exploration, from rolling mountain hills, to picturesque villages and magical forests that could take years to fully comprehend in their beauty.
Buying necessities such as groceries is absolutely no problem as the nearest grocery store is 10 minutes by car and has an adequate stock. For a true French vacation we would recommend local patisseries though ;)
But the thing that makes this house truly exceptional is the service and information provided by the owners who have taken great thought in creating a list that will answer almost any question on what to see, where to shop and even how the wireless internet works.
The only way to truely understand what the special beauty of this vacation site is to explore it youselves, no matter what age.

Kindest regards,

8 young people from 19-26 who very much enjoyed their vacation here :)
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
300 Kilometres
Paris Charles-de-Gaulle or Orly.
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Beaune (26km), TGV Le Creusot (28 km)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Kilometres
Beaune-Autun D973
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Nolay (small, fresh-water lake)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nolay (3 bar-cafes)
Nearest Ski
315 Kilometres
Chamonix (2.5 hrs)
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Beaune or Autun, each 30 min away
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nolay -- 4 choices
Car: necessary

Chez Peshi Cottage is located in the small village of Saisy, Burgundy, France. It is just off the D-973 highway roughly midway between Beaune and Autun. The village has limited bus service and a car is required for an enjoyable stay.

Beaune is easily reached by superhighway (autoroute) from Paris and Germany to the north and from Lyon and Geneva, Switzerland to the south and east. The village is 3 hrs south of Paris, 1hr 40 min north of Lyon and 2 hrs 30 min west of Geneva. The great Alpine mountaineering center Chamonix is 3 hrs east on the Italian border.

High-speed train service on the TGV from Paris, Geneva and Marseilles to nearby Beaune and Le Creusot is frequent. Rental cars are available at the Beaune and Le Creusot stations.

There are no commercial services in Saisy and guests shop in nearby villages. Nolay, with charming, medieval center is 5 min away in the direction of Beaune and offers all normal services.

Saisy is at the center of a geographic triangle – roughly 30-50 km per side (20-30 miles) with Beaune, Chalon and Autun at the points – which is considered one of the “most beautiful areas of France.” It is a region of stunning scenery, unbounded outdoor opportunities, three thousand years of fascinating history, castles and châteaux, Roman antiquities, cathedrals and monasteries, quiet winding canals, palate-pleasing gastronomy and, of course, the world’s finest wines.

Chez Peshi is thus perfectly located for wine and food lovers who enjoy active, educational vacation holidays.

Nearby wineries, most of which welcome walk-in visitors, number in the thousands. Tastings are generous and usually free. Questions are always answered with patience and wisdom and, after buying a couple or few bottles, one always departs feeling richer and enlightened.

Burgundy’s gastronomy ranks among the world’s best. Slow, multi-course, palate-pleasing, artfully-presented dining is the rule. Supermarkets and weekly street markets offer wonderful food surprises for dining at your vacation cottage.

Hiking and cycling opportunities through vineyards and forests and along ancient canals are unlimited and unique in multiple ways.

Châteaux and castles, cathedrals and churches wait to be explored. Romanesque churches, like the one in Saisy, date from the 1100s.

Charming medieval villages are also a joy to explore with the added pleasure of café terraces for relaxing with a café crème or a glass of wine.

Burgundy’s history is incredible! It begins with the Gauls who had developed an advanced civilization in the centuries before Christ and moves up through the Roman period, early Christian period, Islamic and Visigoth invasions and then 900 years when the Dukes of Burgundy ruled. There are Roman gates and an amphitheater in nearby Autun, a Gaulish village and archeological site in the Morvan, a new museum dedicated to Julius Caesar’s final defeat of the Gauls at Alésia and important art and history museums in Dijon and Autun. Several World Heritage sites are to be found in the area. The Château de la Rochepot, one of France’s best preserved castles, is just minutes from Chez Peshi.

Activities seem unlimited and googling is highly recommended. Who would expect activities such as hot-air ballooning, gambling at the Santenay casino and barging winding canals to bed part of the Burgundy résumé?

And Chez Peshi in Saisy is located at the center of it all. Tips, maps and guides await guests in the Chez Peshi WELCOME PACKAGE.

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High
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
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Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€675
 

Notes

  • 675 - 750€ per week
  • A reservation can be secured by payment of a 100 euro per week, or part thereof. The rental balance is due four weeks before arrival date. In the event of a cancellation the deposit will not be refunded. A security deposit of 200 euros is also required four weeks before arrival date.
  • Rentals of less than a week may be possible at the following rates.
    High Season - 4 nights or less 550€, 5 nights 625€, 6 nights 675€
    Low Season - 4 nights or less 495€, 5 nights 562€, 6 nights 675€
    Rentals of 2 or more weeks at 700€ per week High Season and 630€ per week Low Season.

Amenities

Nolay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 141 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Rustic
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Also large double sink and ironing facilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom. - 1 double , Bedroom includes dresser and amoire (French closet).
    Upstairs multi-purpose studio. - 1 double , A double roll-out bed converts the studio into a bedroom.
    Living room sofa bed. - Living room sofa converts a comfortable double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
Chez Peshi cottage on the western edge of Burgundy’s famed wine vineyards is an opportunity to experience authentic France. The house is a fully-furnished private home in Saisy, a few minutes west of the charming, medieval market-town of Nolay. Cookware, food serving and wine glasses are very extensive. The surrounding area is a region of stunning scenery, unbounded outdoor opportunities, three thousand years of fascinating history, castles and châteaux, Roman antiquities, cathedrals and monasteries, quiet winding canals, palate-pleasing gastronomy and, of course, some of the world’s finest wines. There is something for everyone and all within minutes of Chez Peshi. The house has five rooms with large, park-like garden and will comfortably accommodate four guests in two bedrooms or six counting the living-room sofa bed. All amenities are provided. Guests need only pick up some groceries in nearby Nolay or Epinac and settle in.