RURAL CALM FOR TWO IN VISERNY, BURGUNDY

Stuart Crawford

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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RURAL CALM FOR TWO IN VISERNY, BURGUNDY

Jeux les Bard Barn Rental Photos and Description

Single-level gîte for 2 people with own garden, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Lying on the edge of a quiet village called Viserny in a rural river valley given over to small-scale, hedged livestock & arable farms dotted with woodland & the occasional vineyard, this property has its own walled garden. Converted in 2011, the “Joli Regain” is a cosy, modern & comfortable, single-storey holiday rental suitable for two people. It has a professionally-fitted, fully equipped kitchen, one double (or twin if preferred) bedroom & a bathroom with spacious modern shower. Unusually for Burgundy, there are no steps into or inside the building; its design is open plan, with a large living area & plenty of light being provided by large south-facing windows & French doors leading onto the garden. “Le Joli Regain” comfortably accommodates people of reduced mobility - in order for us to make your stay as comfortable as possible, please let us know at the time of booking.

Enjoying the tranquillity of a rural setting, this gîte is also within easy reach of some important tourist sites, the A6 & A5 autoroutes & Montbard high-speed (TGV) station. Dogs welcome, provided they do not get up onto the bed oro ther furniture! Gated parking off the road.

Owners usually on site - help or advice, if needed; otherwise we'll leave you in peace!

WINE LOVERS* - if you are interested in buying Burgundy wines, we can put you in touch with a bilingual colleague who runs private wine tours and/or tastings in the region.

BIRD WATCHERS* - we know a local bilingual enthusiast who can accompany you on a CYCLING or WALKING trip (half or full day).

HOT AIR BALLOONING* is also a possibility - early morning or evening - weather & number of passengers permitting.

* The above activities need to be booked before arrival.

APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES to/from :

Calais: 5h

A5 autoroute (Magnant exit) - 90km; A6 autoroute (Avallon exit 22) - 30 mins; A6 autoroute (Semur exit 23) - 15/20 mins.

Orly airport - 2h30; Lyon airport - 2h30

Switzerland: Lausanne - 3h30; Basel (Basle) - 3h20; Bern (Berne) - 4hrs.

We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance as we are unable to accept responsibility for injury, damage, loss/theft of belongings, etc.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Stuart Crawford

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
Bethesda, MD
5

OUTSTANDING ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed in many self-catering gites over the past several years and The Little Barn is one of the very best. The gite was lived in by the owners while their house was being refurbished and, consequently, it is comfortably furnished and well equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable holiday. Stuart and Jules are friendly and helpful and have stocked the gite with soaps, paper towels, trash bags, tissues, etc. All you need to provide is the food and drink.

There are no shops in the village of Viserny, but at least two large supermarkets nearby in Semur-en-Auxios. There are lots of pretty medieval towns and villages to visit in the region and the owners have provided guidebooks and maps for touring in the car or for hiking. For hot summer days, there are a couple of lakes in the area where swimming is possible - one commercialized, but free and the other is for "wild" swimming and a nice trail around the lake.

The gite is only a couple of years old and was immaculately clean when we arrived. The gite has an open floor plan with cathedral ceiling, French doors and lots of windows to provide a bright and airy living space. The garden and parking area are enclosed and gated. The owners park and access their house outside the “enclosure”, so the gite and garden are very private, yet the owners are right at hand if you have any questions. The location is very quiet with no noise from neighbors and minimal traffic on the road outside the gite. WiFi connectivity was good and reliable throughout our stay.

We recommend this gite for anyone interested in self-catering accommodations in the Burgundy/Bourgogne area - we have already booked the gite again for next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
Bethesda, MD
5

OUTSTANDING ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed in many self-catering gites over the past several years and The Little Barn is one of the very best. The gite was lived in by the owners while their house was being refurbished and, consequently, it is comfortably furnished and well equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable holiday. Stuart and Jules are friendly and helpful and have stocked the gite with soaps, paper towels, trash bags, tissues, etc. All you need to provide is the food and drink.

There are no shops in the village of Viserny, but at least two large supermarkets nearby in Semur-en-Auxios. There are lots of pretty medieval towns and villages to visit in the region and the owners have provided guidebooks and maps for touring in the car or for hiking. For hot summer days, there are a couple of lakes in the area where swimming is possible - one commercialized, but free and the other is for "wild" swimming and a nice trail around the lake.

The gite is only a couple of years old and was immaculately clean when we arrived. The gite has an open floor plan with cathedral ceiling, French doors and lots of windows to provide a bright and airy living space. The garden and parking area are enclosed and gated. The owners park and access their house outside the “enclosure”, so the gite and garden are very private, yet the owners are right at hand if you have any questions. The location is very quiet with no noise from neighbors and minimal traffic on the road outside the gite. WiFi connectivity was good and reliable throughout our stay.

We recommend this gite for anyone interested in self-catering accommodations in the Burgundy/Bourgogne area - we have already booked the gite again for next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob and Laura
thank you so much for your review of the little barn. Jules and I are very pleased you enjoyed your vacation and its nice to know that you liked our gite. We try to provide the things we would like to see in a property if we were renting it; and so it's good to know you appreciated those "little things".
We look forward to seeing you both again next year.

Stuart and Jules
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
5

THE PERFECT GITE IN BURGUNDY

  • 5 of 5
Stuart and Jules' barn in the small village of Viserny is the perfect place to stay when you want to discover Burgundy's many maginificent sights.
The barn itself is extremely well-equipped, well maintained, well managed - the best we've seen so far after several summer holidays in France. In addition, Stuart and Jules are the most kind and helpful hosts you could ever dream of.
Go to the sunday market in Chablis - it's world class - and Chablis is a fabulous spot. Sooo charming!
Also, use the walking discription showing a 9.5 km walk in the neighbourhood of Viserny. You can expect 2 hours of very pleasant exercise.
Thanks again, Stuart and Jules. Please try to listed on Tripadvisor - we promise to give you a very positive review!
Best wishes, Mette & Christian (Denmark)
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mette and Christian
thanks for taking the time and trouble to give us such a nice review. We hope you had a safe journey home. We're very pleased you found the walking guides useful, and enjoyed the scenery around Viserny. We also enjoy the variety of walking around here; if you turn in one direction you have a gentle walk down to the river; and in the other direction a more energetic uphill climb through the vines to the top of the hill.
We'll investigate tripadvisor, it sounds like a good idea. Also many thanks for leaving the little barn so impeccably clean! We look forward to possibly seeing you both again here one day.
best wishes
Jules and Stuart
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
5

1ST CLASS ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 of 5
We had a great holiday in The Little Barn & were very impressed with interior fittings of such high quality. The attention to detail was such that small things like lots of herbs & spices, food bags of various sizes, binoculars, torch--- all provided---Stuart & Jules had thought of everything. They were available, with information when needed, but also allowed us privacy---perfect hosts.
The walled garden was a beautiful,tranquil place to relax with its established trees offering shade & the comfortable garden furniture for relaxing.
We had a fabulous holiday,the sun shone every day,can't wait to return, would recommend to everyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eddie and Jean
We're delighted you enjoyed your time here in the little barn so much. Very grateful for your feedback and we'd love to catch up with you, and of course Molly; again in the future.
best wishes
Jules and Stuart
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
5

BEST GITE WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN!

  • 5 of 5
The little barn was truly wonderful accommodation in a really lovely area of Burgundy. The accommodation was so well equipped that we could not think of anything that had not been provided. Not only that but it was all spotlessly clean and everything provided was of good quality. The walled garden was private and full of well tended plants that made it heavenly to sit and relax in.

The area is full of lovely walks and some fantastic villages, chateaux and abbeys to visit. There are also lots of options for places to go for something lovely to eat.

We have stayed in a variety of accommodation all over France and this is definitely the best we have experienced.

Unfortunately our holiday was cut short due to a medical emergency but Jules and Stuart were fantastic and could not have done anything more for us.

Thanks so much Jules and Stuart. We will definitely be returning soon.

Simon and Sharon
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simon and Sharon
thank you so much for your kind words, and in particular your comments about the garden. Jules puts a lot of time and effort into making it look so good and so it's nice for her to know that our guests really like it. A big thanks as well for appreciating our help, situations like that are difficult at the best of times but in a foreign country can be even more worrying. We are glad that it has all worked out fine in the end. You are, of course; very welcome to come back and stay at the little barn again, I'm sure it will be a tranquil and relaxing time.
Best Wishes
Stuart and Jules
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
Vancouver BC Canada
5

AN AWESOME VACATION!!

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful vacation property and was very well appointed, making us feel very much at home. Stuart and Jules were amazing hosts and provided us great recommendations for restaurants and local sightseeing opportunities. The courtyard was very private and was a great place to have a glass of wine and enjoy the sun. I would highly recommend this property and we are looking forward to returning in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe and Sherry,
thanks very much for your kind words it's very much appreciated. It was a real pleasure having you stay in the little barn, and we'd love to see you again.
best wishes
Stuart and Jules
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Orly & Lyon 2h30. Dijon-Longvic domestic flights
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Montbard TGV
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
A5 (exit 22) 90km. A6 Avallon or Semur-en-Auxois
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Semur-en-Auxois, Epoisses, Saint-Rémy
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
18-hole possible but closest is 9-hole
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Semur, Epoisses, Saint Rémy
Car: necessary

VISERNY (population 200) is situated in the Auxois area of the Côte d'Or 'département' of Burgundy, between the towns of EPOISSES (12km), SEMUR-EN-AUXOIS (12km) and MONTBARD (14km).

EPOISSES, world-renowned for its pungent and creamy AOC (PDO) cheese, also has a small château open for visits.

The medieval, walled town of SEMUR-EN-AUXOIS, sitting atop a pink granite promontory above the River Armançon, is very picturesque with its ramparts, towers and cobbled streets.

Overlooking the Burgundy Canal, MONTBARD has a high-speed train (TGV) station - with a journey time of a little over an hour, a day-trip to PARIS is perfectly feasible. There are also less frequent (but also direct) services to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport or Lille.

Also in the area, the interesting cities of DIJON & AUXERRE are just over an hour's drive away. After visiting the ducal palace & doing some shopping in DIJON, you may like to take a drive along the 'Route des Vins', do some wine tasting and visit Clos de Vougeot.

BEAUNE, 'capital of BURGUNDY WINES', takes fractionally less time to reach and will satisfy lovers of wine, food & history alike!

To the north-west of Viserny, the vineyards of CHABLIS, IRANCY & SAINT BRIS are also within easy reach.

Places of HISTORICAL INTEREST in the area include ALESIA, where the Gauls made their last stand against Julius Caesar in 52BC and the superb UNESCO World Heritage sites of FONTENAY ABBEY and the hill & basilica at VEZELAY. The Forges de BUFFON, Burgundian Renaissance châteaux of TANLAY & ANCY-LE-FRANC, half-timbered houses & atmosphere of NOYERS-SUR-SEREIN, hilltop, fortified village of CHATEAUNEUF-EN-AUXOIS and hilltop village of FLAVIGNY-SUR-OZERAIN (used as a set for the film 'Le Chocolat') are also worth visiting.

Bsides this, we're spoilt for choice for colourful markets, including AVALLON, CHABLIS, MONTBARD, SAULIEU and even BEAUNE & CHALON-SUR-SAONE.

If you enjoy more NATURAL & LOCAL PURSUITS, the immediate area around Viserny is ideal for walking, running and cycling; the mostly hedged lanes are very quiet with numerous walking paths across a mixed landscape of small-scale arable & livestock fields and wooded areas. Birdwatching is another rewarding activity.

Not much further away, you could take a picnic with you to the MORVAN natural regional park, more locally swim or rent a pedalo or kayak at Semur's Lac de Pont or follow part of the BURGUNDY CANAL along the European 'VOIE VERTE' cycle path.

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Jeux les Bard Barn Rental Rates

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Summer 2014
Apr 26 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€95
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Fri,Sat,Sun
€440
 
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€95
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Fri,Sat,Sun
€370
 

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Notes For information : we require a deposit in order to secure any booking.
We strongly recommend that anyone who comes to stay at the little barn takes out current insurance to cover, for example, possible damages caused and trip cancellation.
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Amenities

Jeux les Bard Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has toilet, wash basin, and a 1.2m x 0.80 m shower cubicle with luxury shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can be made up as twin
  • The bedroom has phone connection, two wardrobes and chest of drawers. It is next to the bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The Little Barn is accessible for the elderly and wheelchair users. There are no steps inside ( or outside ) the property, and all internal doors are 80cm (larger than usual) wide or more. French & English satellite TV (German channels also accessible). We respectfully request no smoking indoors and no dogs on the furniture or bed. N.B. There is no clothes drying machine, but there is a large under-cover clothes 'airer' at the end of the Little Barn for the exclusive use of the gîte.
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