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RURAL CALM FOR TWO IN VISERNY, BURGUNDY

Stuart Crawford

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Stuart Crawford

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RURAL CALM FOR TWO IN VISERNY, BURGUNDY

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stuart Crawford (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french

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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 15 traveler reviews

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Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 -0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
Dundee
5

As good as it looks!

  • 5 of 5
If you have ever felt that the reality of a holiday let doesn't quite match the description - then this is for you. Quiet village, wonderful countryside, easy access to facilties, and plenty of towns or cities if you want them. Highlights for us - and the dog - must be the walks along the Burgundy Canal, Fontenay Abbey - yes, the dog went round too! - and all the small towns like Noyers, Chablis and Flavigny. Stuart & Jules were excellent hosts. Bottom line - thoroughly recommended.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 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
5

The heart of Burgundy

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at many different agriturismos and gites, and while we have never been disappointed, we have never been so positively overwhelmed as we have in Viserny. Jules and Stewart were most gracious hosts, discreetly remaining in the background, but immediately there when we needed them (which we did after we had pressed the wrong button on the TV remote control; Stewart rode to the rescue). The gite is absolutely beautiful: spacious, clean, well-maintained, and equipped with everything one could wish for. And then there is the garden: just right for a cool glass of Burgundy wine after a strenuous day of sightseeing and for relaxing as the sun sets.

Would we recommend this gite to other people? We already have! Though it may not be in the immediate vicinity of the larger towns such as Dijon or Auxerre, it is conveniently half-way between the two. And nearby are other gems such as Flavigny, Semur-en-Auxois, Chablis, and Chatillon-sur-Seine, to name but a few. We spent a wonderful two weeks there, and anyone who wishes to explore Burgundy should consider making Viserny their headquarters.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gernot and Norma, thanks so much for your nice review of the little barn, it's nice to hear when our guests have enjoyed their stay. It was a pleasure for us to meet you both and who knows; perhaps you'll come back to Burgundy again.... You'd both be very welcome.
Regards
S and J
business
Rural calm for two in Viserny, Burgundy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p870611
+33 -0380926661
Jeux les Bard Montbard area
5

The heart of Burgundy

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at many different agriturismos and gites, and while we have never been disappointed, we have never been so positively overwhelmed as we have in Viserny. Jules and Stewart were most gracious hosts, discreetly remaining in the background, but immediately there when we needed them (which we did after we had pressed the wrong button on the TV remote control; Stewart rode to the rescue). The gite is absolutely beautiful: spacious, clean, well-maintained, and equipped with everything one could wish for. And then there is the garden: just right for a cool glass of Burgundy wine after a strenuous day of sightseeing and for relaxing as the sun sets.

Would we recommend this gite to other people? We already have! Though it may not be in the immediate vicinity of the larger towns such as Dijon or Auxerre, it is conveniently half-way between the two. And nearby are other gems such as Flavigny, Semur-en-Auxois, Chablis, and Chatillon-sur-Seine, to name but a few. We spent a wonderful two weeks there, and anyone who wishes to explore Burgundy should consider making Viserny their headquarters.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 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
Townsend, MA USA
5

Wonderful peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a relaxing week at this lovely cottage. Our previous week entailed driving from place to place, so it was nice to be in one location for the week. The cottage was immaculate and the kitchen well equipped. It was an easy drive to the grocery store in Semur-en-Auxois, and a real pleasure to cook in the kitchen. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great. It was also very nice to have a washing machine, and our clothes dried very quickly hung outside.

Stuart and Jules were very gracious and a pleasure to meet. Jules gave us some runner beans from her garden and they were wonderful- thanks Jules! They were the perfect hosts- there if you needed them, but not intrusive. We spent our days exploring the Burgundy countryside and our evenings at the cottage with dinner and wine.

We could not have asked for a better stay. The accommodations were perfect, the hosts warm and welcoming, the area lovely for exploring. Our only regret was that we did not have our bicycles- the roads in Burgundy are perfect for cycling- you could ride all day from village to village over excellent roads with no traffic. If you are looking for a quiet and very comfortable gite, we highly recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from 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
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

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Orly & Lyon 2h30. Dijon-Longvic domestic flights
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Semur-en-Auxois, Epoisses, Saint-Rémy
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
18-hole possible but closest is 9-hole
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Montbard TGV
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
A5 (exit 22) 90km. A6 Avallon or Semur-en-Auxois
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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Autumn 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€95
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€370
 

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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:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • 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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