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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PINOT NOIR - 1 OF 6 APARTMENTS

Dracy les Couches Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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. 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.burgundyeye.com

www.burgundy-tourisme.com

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 NOIR - 1 of 6 apartments 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This single floor apartment is located in the former granary of the main house with a secluded spacious terrace overlooking the gardens, swimming pool and open countryside. The large open-plan kitchen/dining area is beautifully furnished and connects to the terrace. There is a wood/coal-burning stove in the cosy and comfortable living room. In addition to the music system there are lots of books, magazines and tourist information. The bathroom had an antique-tiled floor with a bath, separate shower, washbasin and w.c. The lovely large bedroom, with its exposed roof beams, king size double bed, ample clothes hanging space and full-length mirror looks out over the flower - bedecked courtyard and fields beyond. There is a short flight of exterior steps up to the apartment but once inside it is all on one level so suitable for reasonably fit elderly people.
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

JUDITH & CHRIS MOSEDALE

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PINOT NOIR - 1 of 6 apartments
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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PINOT NOIR - 1 of 6 apartments
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Dracy les Couches Autun area
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
'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.
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PINOT NOIR - 1 of 6 apartments
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
My wife and I, both in our 70's, spent a delightful week at En La Marre the end of May. It was our first trip to Burgundy and we found ELM perfect for trips to Beaune, Autun, Louhans, and the Cot d'Or. Chris and Judith wre perfect hosts. Our upstairs apartment was spacious and comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped, and the bathroom large with excellent shower. We really enjoyed living in the gorgeous countryside amongst a herd of Charolais but close enough to Couches for daily bakery visits and fine dinners at nearby restaurants. Watt McCain MD, South Carolina
Owner's Response: Thank you Watt for your favourable comments on your holiday at En La Marre, both the apartment, facilities and surroundings. We very much enjoyed your company and especially during our weekly barbeque with your tales of life down south in S.Carolina, so different from our life in Burgundy. We do hope we may have the pleasure of your company here on another occasion in the future.

Best wishes to you both

Judith and Chris
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Review PINOT NOIR, En La Marre

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Ein sehr schöner Urlaub in einer wunderbaren Gegend, die uns mit ihren
kulinarischen Leckereien verwöhnt hat.
Mit Judith und Chris haben wir tolle Gastgeber erlebt, die uns über
etliche Widrigkeiten bei der Organisation unserer Reise hinweg geholfen
haben.
Die Anlage ist sehr schön gelegen. Wir hatten das Appartment "Pinot
Noir" bewohnt, das stilecht und rundum gut ausgestattet ist - wir haben
uns richtig wohl und heimisch gefühlt.
Vielen Dank an unsere Gastgeber. Es wird bestimmt nicht das letzte Mal
gewesen sein.
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PINOT NOIR

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Many thanks for a most enjoyable week! Fabulous place all round and Pinot Noir is just perfect. Great hosts whome we very much enjoyed sharing some vino and always laughter!
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THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER LOVELY HOLIDAY!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
This was our 5th visit to En La Marre and as always we had a great welcome from Chris & Judith. This is such a lovely place and we particularly love Pinot Noir with the great view from the terrace. The Black Redstarts were in abundance and the Nuthatch went hammer and tongs on the fence posts. John saw a Hoopoe on the first day but no more since then. We have seen lots of Goldfinches and Greenfinches and had a Hawfinch in the field and a few Red-backed Shrikes. We have met some lovely people this year. I enjoyed singing with Lynne and trying to speak Italian, German and French with the non-English-speaking guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Lyon
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Le Creusot
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Chalon sur Saone
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Couches
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Autun
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Couches
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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Availability & Rates

Dracy les Couches Apartment Rental Rates

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LOW
Mar 29 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€600
7 nights
 
 
MID
May 3 2014 - Jun 13 2014
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€650
7 nights
 
 
HIGH
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€800
7 nights
 
 
MID
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€650
7 nights
 
 
LOW
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€600
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of 150 Euros per apartment per week is required on booking, the balance of the rental to be paid in cash EUROS or EURO TRAVELLERS CHEQUES on arrival

The above rates do not include a local tourist tax of Euros 0,20 per person per night, payable during the stay.

10% DISCOUNT ON HIGH SEASON RATE - 720 EUROS INSTEAD OF 800 EUROS - FOR BOOKINGS TAKEN BEFORE END APRIL 2014
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Amenities

Dracy les Couches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • A hairdryer is supplied in the bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • A beautiful, very large, high-ceilinged room with its original beams has a comfortable kingsize bed and lots of clothes storage space
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
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. Free wireless internet available Washing machine available to all guests on the premises free of charge. Detergent not provided.
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