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Peaceful self catering apartments in rural area near wine villages of Cote d'Or

En La Marre is an early 19thC farmhouse on the estate of Baron de Charette's Chateau de Dracy in a peaceful rural location surrounded by forests and meadows. The property has been converted into six beautiful apartments for couples of all interests and lifestyles, unsuitable for children of any age. Two of the apartments are in the original farmhouse, one is an independent converted stable/pigeonnier and three are on the first floor of the former barn. All the apartments are spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, each with private patio with garden furniture and gas BBQ's. There are guests' laundry facilities and ample car parking on site, plenty of sunloungers around the pool, and a lovely herb garden in the flower-bedecked courtyard which guests are encouraged to make use of for their culinary creations. The resident owners, CHRIS and JUDITH MOSEDALE, are on hand to ensure their guests enjoy a relaxed, peaceful stay away from the pressures of everyday life

SPORTING ACTIVITIES : GOLF - three excellent golf courses nearby - MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT, 18 hole championship standard - CHALON 18 hole, AUTUN, 9 hole. Lots of paths have been created along the canal and former railway lines for keen CYCLISTS, ROLLER BLADERS and WALKERS - 'La Voie Verte'. Bicycles are available to rent at En La Marre at a modest price.There are details available in our apartments of other cycling and walking routes among the vineyards and hills. WATERSPORTS (sailing school , pedalo, boat, windsurf boards) are available on the lake at AUTUN by the golf range; TORCY (Le Creusot) has windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and rowing, and the LAC DES SETTONS (Morvan Nat. Park) has all watersports, also swimming with beach facilities. FISHING is very popular and available in the many lakes, rivers and canals. Permits are required and weekly/daily ones can be bought in the 'tabacs'. There are several equestrian centres nearby for HORSERIDERS: e.g. Ecuries les Bruyeres, St. Pierre de Varennes (6kms) : info@poneys-des-bruyeres.fr; Centre Equestre et Poney Club de Montalvin, Le Breuil (Le Creusot) (6kms); ROCKCLIMBING is also available 6kms away at 'Le Bout de Monde', NOLAY. For others check out: www.climb-europ.com

RIVERTRIPS: Why not have a boat trip on the River Saone? Various excursions (day, lunch, dinner, picnic etc.) are available all season at CHALON SUR SAONE (26 kms). Booking required at the Tourist Office in Chalon: email: officedetourisme@achalon.com

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience why not try:

BALLOONING OVER THE VINEYARDS: a truly magical experience for that special occasion - two companies operating from BEAUNE: www.airadventures.fr; www.air-escargot.com

Ballooning championship 'Les Montgolfiades' takes place in June at CHALON SUR SAONE with balloon rides and winetastings: www.montgolfiades71.com

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: For Culture vultures Burgundy has much to offer, apart from its roman history:

AUTUN, CHALON-SUR-SAONE, BEAUNE and DIJON all have theatres and cinemas and many cultural events take place all season.

There are numerous art and sculpture exhibitions throughout the region, especially in TOURNUS, CLUNY, BEAUNE and DIJON.

For MUSIC lovers there is a wide range of events taking place to suit all tastes, from jazz and blues to folk and classical and the summer months are busy with musical concerts in the surrounding towns and villages.

More details of main cultural events are available on our website: www.france4two.net and at En La Marre.

WINE AND FOOD: Vineyard visits can be arranged or join the residential owners Chris & Judith on a visit to their vigneron friends.

Burgundy is the gastronomic centre of France and many wine and food-related events take place throughout the region all year. An example of main events:-

April: - all month. Many food and wine events throughout the region

May: 1st weekend - SAULIEU: 'Journees Gourmandes' - tasting of local produce and wine. Many wine events in other villages throughout the month

June: Lots of winetastings ets. going on all month

July - Bursting with wine and food activities, some combined with music, such as 'Les Musicaves': www.musicaves.fr. COTE CHALONNAISE: open door at private wine growers and co-operatives for tastings of local wines and cheeses;

August: 1st weekend - 'LA RONDE COUCHOISE' : weekend of open door at cellars in the Couchois, tasting local wines and produce; also in NOLAY 'Du Cep en Verre', festival of wine and folk music

August - SAULIEU: Charolais Festival - lots of charolais meat and other local produce to sample

August/September: DIJON - 'Fetes de la Vigne': www.fetesdelavigne.fr

Plus many more, especially in October after the grape harvest - details at EN LA MARRE

Useful website for checking out any activites, events, etc. are:



www.burgundytoday.com - some of the information listed here you will not be able to click on until nearer the time of the event

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Details for PINOT BLANC 1 of 3 BARN APARTMENTS 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This apartment is one of three very attractive apartments on the first floor of the converted barn. The apartments are identical, spacious, light and airy with cool tiled floors and high beamed ceilings. These apartments are accessed by a short flight of stairs from the courtyard. Inside is a bathroom with bath and separate shower, washbasin and w.c. The fully-equipped compact kitchen is off the open-plan dining and living room with French doors leading onto the private balcony with uninterrupted views over the open countryside. On the balcony there is a gas BBQ with table and chairs. In the living room are lots of books and magazines, tourist information and games was well as the music system. The bedroom, with its king sized double bed is on a mezzanine above the living room.
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  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
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this is our first visit to Burgundy and we have thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent here - Chris & Judith created a very friendly environment for us at En La Marre and this, coupled with sound advice on what to visit has helped both my wife and I return home with valued memories. We particularly enjoyed our welcoming glass of wine and hope that some day we will be able to share another - and so good-bye to the views and comfort of Pinot Blanc.
Jun 2011
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'We have had the most wonderful week - weather too, in this lovely tranquil setting. Our hosts Judith and Chris made us feel so welcome. We have enjoyed exploring all the areas around, sampling the restaurants and of course the wine. We are coming back next year for another helping of the good life' - Sarah and Ivan Cox, Northamptonshire
'What a wonderful introduction to our first visit to Burgundy. After a long journey from Ottawa, we were warmly received by Chris and Judith with a glass of red wine. Like others before us we have found En La Marre to be an ideal location to discover and explore the wine villages of the region. We plan to return!' -Annette Bourgeois and George Plant, Ottawa, Canada
'We had a wonderful stay at En La Marre with Christopher and Judith as our wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the markets, fresh cheeses, saucisson and pate and enjoyed cooking Burgundian food in our gite' - Lori and Andy Mazor, NYC, USA.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Le Creusot
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Chalon sur Saone
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

EN LA MARRE is 3 kms from its village of DRACY-LES-COUCHES with a friendly boulangerie, 4 kms from the small country town of COUCHES with all basic amenities; 30 minutes away is CHALON-SUR-SAONE with all major shopping facilities; the charming town of BEAUNE, the wine capital of Burgundy, is 40 minutes away. Between Beaune and Dijon are all the famous wine villages of MEURSAULT, POMMARD, NUITS.ST GEORGES etc. to wander through, winetasting as you go. DIJON (1.5 hours from us) is worth a day visit for its Palais des Ducs, excellent Musee des Beaux-Arts and Les Halles, a large indoor/outdoor market surrounded by cafes and restaurants, particularly colourful on market days. 20 minutes west is historic AUTUN, the former capital of France with its roman architecture and ruins and the gateway to the lakes and forests of the MORVAN NATIONAL PARK. South is CLUNY with its important ruined roman abbey and just beyond are the BEAUJOLAIS wine villages of FLEURIE, JULIENAS, POUILLY-FUISSE etc.

Other Activities: Winetasting, rockclimbing, birdwatching

Golf: AUTUN (15 KMS.) - 9-HOLE - Golf d'Autun, le Plan d'Eau du Vallon. Green Fees: €24 weekdays/weekends. Email: golf.autun@wanadoo.fr

MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT (15 KMS) - 18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDARD - Chateau d'Avoise, rue de Macon, Montchanin/Le Creusot. Green Fees: €40 weekdays/€50 weekends: www.golf-avoise.net

CHALON SUR SAONE (26KMS) - 18-HOLE - Golf de Chalon sur Saone, Parc des Loisirs St. Nicolas, Chatenoy-en-Bresse. Green Fees: €35,50 weekdays/weekends: www.golfchalon.com

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Dracy les Couches Apartment Rental Rates

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Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The rental rates do not include a local tourist tax of Euros 0,20 per person per night, payable during the stay

A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of 150 Euros per week is required on booking, the balance of the rental to be paid in EUROS CASH or EURO TRAVELLERS CHEQUES on arrival.
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Dracy les Couches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The spacious, attractive bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer and shaving point.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom with its very high beamed ceiling is on a mezzanine level above the living room and is accessed by a short flight of stairs. It has a kingsize bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
On arrival at En La Marre all guests are invited to a welcome drink or two at 6pm to meet the other guests and to be updated on local events, markets, general information etc. We hold a communal BBQ on Thursday evenings for those interested and weather permitting -- each couple contributes a food dish and some wine. Including your dear hosts -- anyone with a talent such as singing, playing an instrument, story or poetry telling etc is given an ideal opportunity on this occasion to entertain us all. A communal washing machine is available, free of charge. Detergent not provided
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