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a character stone-built cottage in a peaceful village setting

Bernard Niel

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bernard Niel

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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a character stone-built cottage in a peaceful village setting

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Fresnes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Large bedroom with TV/Sitting area, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

The property is stone built and attached to the owner's barn, so there are no directly attached neighbours. It has a small private garden which catches the afternoon sun, as does the balcony. It dates from the mid 1800's, and is situated within the quiet rural village of Fresnes, close to Montbard and its TGV station. The house contains typical period features (e.g. stone fireplace, and beautiful oak beamed bedroom) and has been tastefully renovated and modernised to include gas-fired central heating. The bedroom covers the entire upper floor and contains a sitting area for reading or watching the TV (DVD player attached). The downstairs comprises of the Kitchen/Diner (Kitchen refurbished with built-in units March '09); with its original flagstone floor and a wood burning stove, leading to a separate sitting room, and the bathroom with shower and toilet.

Visiting Tradesmen: The village benefits from the visit of two boulangerie vans each day, and also a butcher twice per week

Wine Tasting & Purchasing: The owner can provide personal recommendations for wine tasting visits and 'best value' local wine purchases.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bernard Niel (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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a character stone-built cottage in a peaceful village setting
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

C'est Magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in this superb gite/cottage in the lovely hamlet of Fresnes - very spacious for a 1 bed, good suntrap to sit out and catch the late afternoon sun, beautiful bedroom and a very tranquil feel.

Bernard is indeed a superb host, extremely friendly and helpful but in no way invasive. There's a wealth of info within the cottage on the surrounding area, and we certainly found a number of lovely old villages to visit, local chateau and of course the magnificent Abbaye de Fontenay. Seeing (and straddling!) the source of the Seine was kind of cool, and the whole area has a wonderfully relaxed and peaceful feel.

The cottage is very well equipped with excellent kitchen and dining area, superb shower, great bedroom and pretty much all the home comforts you could ask for. The only watch out is that the wifi doesn't really work, but in many ways that's a blessing as kept the "other" world away and allowed us to totally relax and enjoy the area, the village and the gite. Big old double-thumbs recommendation from us! (J&S, Norfolk)

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lee and I had a wonderful time in this beautifully appointed gite. Bernard our host was charming and extremely helpful, recommending many things to do in the area. The restaurant that he recommended was superb! the verdant rolling hills and picturesque historical towns were delightful to explore. Thank you Bernard!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

Great property , excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

Arriving by bicycle and needing a comfortable place to stay we were extremely happy to have discovered this lovely cottage. Everything we could have hoped for was provided even baskets of wood for a cheerful fire. . Bernard our host was extremely helpful in providing historical information and ideas for trips in the area and the most picturesque routes for the cyclists. Others staying here had recorded their satisfaction in the visitors book. Bernard really contributed much to our French experience thanks Bernard it was truly relaxing interesting and so very comfortable. Highly recommended if you want to stay in a cottage that is very well maintained, in a beautiful area close to places of historical and cultural interest.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Eine traumhafter Urlaub, auch für Radfahrer !!!!

  • 5 of 5

für alle die Ruhe und Erholung in einer wunderschönen Umgebung suchen ist das hier der ultimative Tip ! Ein bezauberndes Haus mit einer ganz besonderen Atmosphäre, wunderschönen Einrichtung und einer toll ausgestatteten Küche-besser geht es nicht !Wir haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt und hätten gerne verlängert, wenn wir noch Urlaub gehabt hätten !!Wir hatten unsere Räder dabei und haben jeden Tag Touren 40 - 60 km den Canal de Bourgogne hoch und runter gemacht - wunderbar !!!!Tagesausflug nach Dijon- auch das erstmal per Auto und ab ca. 20 km vor Dijon auf das Rad umgestiegen und Dijon per Rad erkundet - war super, so konnten wir ganz viel sehen !!Last not least ein supernetter Vermieter : Bernard : merci beaucoup für alles, auch hier gilt : besser geht es nicht !!!(ebenso die tägliche Cremantflasche aus seinen Vorräten :-) ) auch von uns : 10 von 5 Punkten !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Confort & charme:séjour réussi sur toute la ligne!

  • 5 of 5

C’est sans aucune réserve que nous recommandons ce gîte. Nous y avons trouvé confort et charme, sans parler de l’accueil très sympathique du propriétaire soucieux que notre séjour soit en tout point réussi. L’aménagement du gîte est de qualité, mêlant rustique et modernité.

A l’étage la grande chambre est baignée de soleil toute la journée et la literie extrêmement confortable (matelas ni trop dur, ni trop souple). La cuisine/salle à manger, bien équipée (et fleurie par le propriétaire …), donne sur une petite terrasse où nous avons pris plaisir à déjeuner. Le petit salon offre un espace de repos fort appréciable après une journée découverte, tout comme la salle de bain et sa douche spacieuse.

Le village de Fresnes a un charme incomparable avec ses maisons fleuries en pierre de Bourgogne et ses toits de laves. Il est à proximité de sites remarquables comme l’abbaye de Fontenay, le château de Bussy Rabutin, Semur en Auxois, le canal de Bourgogne …

Bref vous l’aurez compris, nous avons passé un séjour sans fausse note, d’ailleurs nous envisageons d’y retourner en automne.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Charming and Peaceful "Par Excellence"

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent choice for our 3 week stay in Burgundy. Our closest neighbour was a donkey and when was the last time you were awoken by a rooster? A car is a definite must but within the region our a wealth of historical and interesting sites. Burgundy's most famous wine districts, Chablis, Champagne, etc are all an easy drive away. Historic towns like Beaune, Dijon and Vezelay as well as some of France's "100 most picturesqe towns" are within easy reach.

The house is a solid 2 storey building with 4 foot thick walls. On the first floor are the kitchen, living room and bathroom. The kitchen was thoroughly equipped including every kitchen device you could need including a dishwasher and laundry machine. The bedroom, on the second floor is large. Here there is a satellite tv that receives Sky, itv and other Eropean stations. Wi-fi connection is weak but if you stand by the bedroom window you have greater success.

Bernard provides a vast amount of material on the sights and attractions around Burgundy. If you have a specific interest Bernard is a great resource for all things Burgundy. Bernard is a gracious and helpful host. He can also provide you with the local wine which is as good as or better than anything else we drank during our visit. His confitures were also excellent.

We would not hesitate to stay with Bernard again should we ever return to Burgundy.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Dijon
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Fain-Les-Montbard
Nearest Ferry
507 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Venarey les laumes
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Montbard
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Biere Les Semur (A6)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Fain-Les-Montbard
Car: recommended

The house is situated in a small farming community, surrounded by open countryside and ancient forests, with many Burgundian attractions nearby, its position is ideal for visiting; Flavigny-Sur-Ozerain (famous as the setting for the film 'Chocolat') Alise St. Reine (highest point in Auxois) Abbey De Fontenay (a world heritage site) Vezeley, Dijon, Beaune, and Chablis. For those of you that love the outdoors and nature, you could easily spend much of your time walking or mountain biking as the views are wonderful and wildlife abound. For those interested in wine, some of the world's most famous vineyards are easily accessible, and many lesser known but equally appealing Domaines are keen to welcome you and share the fruits of their labours with you. There are a number of local markets where you can buy fresh local produce, and these are held on various days during the week

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Rates & Availability

From €395 Per week

Fresnes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
€425
 
 
high
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
mid
Sep 19 2015 - Nov 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€425
 
 
low
Nov 7 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€395
 
 
mid
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes new : stay tax is inclued
Rates include all electrical and water charges, wifi, linen and a basket of wood for the fireplace (other basket 5 €)
the central heating is not inclued : 5 € / day (on request at mid season)

Discounts available for longer rental periods
33% deposit required to secure booking. In the event of cancellation, this will be refunded if an alternative booking for the same
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Amenities

Fresnes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom contains thermostatically controlled shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The 'master' and only bedroom in the property covers the whole of the upper floor, and is reached via an open plan oak staircase. The renovation work has included the installation of two traditional 'lucarne' (dormer) windows to maximise sunlight, and a wrought iron balastrade. The owners have been careful to retain all of the original oak beams which are a major feature in the property. The room contains a large double bed in the sleeping area, and there is also space set aside for sitting, reading or just watching the TV. A Satellite receiver for 'free to air' UK TV channels, french channels international radios and a DVD player are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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