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Comfortable stone cottage in the Auxois Near Semur / Dijon / Beaune.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming cottage, well situated to make the most of the area.

Originally renovated as the owners home 'La Cachette' provides comfortable accommodation for 4/5, with beautiful views of the Auxois. Having moved to another house nearby, we are delighted to offer 'la cachette' as holiday accomodation.

Downstairs a very well equipped kitchen (gaz hob, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher,..) open plan with a dining room sitting 5 people confortably.

A comfortable sitting room with beams and flagstones, wood stove, sofa and armchairs,where you can relax, watch TV or listen to music.From there few steps up will lead you to a lovely private sunny garden opening onto a larger garden.

Upstairs, 2 spacious comfortable bedrooms with double bed and views of the garden, a bathroom with toilets, a mezzanine with a single bed which can be used as an extra bedroom.

Also downstairs a shower room with toilet.

Centrally located and within an easy reach of all the major tourist towns of the region Dijon, Beaune, Auxerre, Semur en Auxois, Chablis, Saulieu, Vezelay, Autun, Alésia and the entire Côte de Beaune and Côtes de Nuits wine areas are all within an hours drive (or much closer).

You'll be on the edge of the Morvan Regional Park with its pine forests, clean lakes for swimming ,boating and fishing and seemingly endless network of MTB and walking trails..

In addition, we're delighted to present something a bit different, with services offered beyond just the accommodation to maximise your enjoyment of this fantastic region.

Birdwatching, Nature walks( foraging) and Road cycling (or MTB) excursions can be arranged with the owner (who is a local guide) these may be for a 1/2 day, or a full day with picnic ,or even week long programmes for an additional charge.

Nearby, there's a pizzeria / restaurant / bar in the next village (4km), a velo' voie verte' cycle route runs alongside the Burgundy canal (1km) as far as Dijon( 70kms) if you have the energy.

Golf 10 mins or 20mins for an 18 hole course at the Chateau de Chailly.

Beds are made up and towels are included.

More Details

Agnès Tassel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Normier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • Upstairs main bathroom with bath (shower attachment), sink and toilet, oak parquet floor and beautiful views Downstairs small shower room, glass screen, toilet, small hand sink, lime render walls, tile floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cot on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 : Spacious bedroom with a queen size bed (1.60x2.00), oak parquet and small raised sitting area. Exposed beams. Beautiful view onto the larger garden Bedroom 2 : Confortable double bedroom with double bed (1.40x1.90) Exposed beams. View onto the smaller garden SIngle bed on a large mezzanine Cot on request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Any specific requirements will ,where at all possible, be catered for. We aim to make you feel at home If you don't feel like cooking, I can cook you a meal on request. Please contact owner for the specially arranged bird watching / walking / nature / cycling excursions.


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Comfortable stone cottage in the Auxois Near Semur / Dijon / Beaune.
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful stylish cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the cottage. The house is cosy and you feel at home right away. Agnes and Tim are very friendly.

The weather wasn't really good, but there's lots to visit in the surroundings. We are definately going back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A rural treasure

  • 4 of 5

A delightful and comfortable cottage set in a quiet hamlet. Plenty of space for 2 couples each with their dog. The impressive Canal de Bourgogne is a short walk across open farmlands, ideal country for dogs.

Both Dijon and Beaune are easily accessible although we preferred to visit some of the pretty villages along the route of the canal, many of them boasting good well priced eating places. Chateauneuf is only a short drive and is worthy of a visit if only for the view of the surrounding country side, and a visit to the local creperie.

Agnes and Tim live just across the road and were always willing to help with suggestions or advice. Agnes also arranged for us to visit the local vet with our dog in preparation for the return to the UK.

The evenings were chilling off during our visit but the wood burning stove provided the necessary warmth.

A lovely holiday, would certainly return.

Tony & Sally

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a real pleasure meeting you and your friends. it's always so nice to welcome people who appreciate the house, the area and have a good time. It will be, of course lovely, to see you again. A bientôt !
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Comfortable, well equipped property with pleasant and helpful owners nearby

  • 5 of 5

Well presented, comfortable and spacious property. A tasteful conversion of an original stone cottage, well equipped with everything necessary for a self catering stay.

Two large double bedrooms plus a mezzanine with a single. Large living room and kitchen, garden and patio area with BBQ.

A good area for walking, cycling and peace and quiet with a varied selection of restaurants nearby.

Excellent property at a good price.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

La Cachette is a delightful, clean, well-eqipped and comfortable gite in the heart of Burgundy. We stayed here for a fortnight in June, which we booked having enjoyed our holiday so much in this property last year. It's always a gamble to repeat such a happy experience, but we were by no means disappointed. Agnes was as welcoming and helpful as ever and the two weeks went by far too quickly. There are some lovely villages in the area and we had the opportunity to explore them in greater depth this time. We plan to return for another stay next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much ! it's such a pleasure to welcome guests and it's so nice when they come back and want to see more of this beautiful area we live in . So hopefully see you again next year ! A bientôt - Agnès and Tim
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This property was the owners home- and it shows in the quality and attention to detail of the interior. It is spacious and well equippped, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The photos don't do it justice. Agnes has worked in tourism for many years so knows how to look after her guests. There are even some UK TV channels and good broadband.

It's peaceful with good views and a lovely garden. The problem is that we only stayed a week.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic gite in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The gite is fabulous and felt home from home whilst keeping a rustic feel. The views were beautiful and the setting and location ideal for exploring the Burgundy region. Agnès and Tim are a lovely couple and made sure we were settled and happy to help with all sorts of things. We had a breakdown whilst staying and the car was in the garage - Agnès cancelled what she had on and took us out for the afternoon - we were extremely grateful to her and had a great time. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a gite in a rural area.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Vic sous thil
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Montbard TGV
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Pouilly en Auxois
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Car: necessary

Normier is situated in the pretty valley of the river Armançon , 2km from the canal de Bourgogne with it's cycle route (15mn walking from the house), 16km from the fabulous medieval town of Semur en Auxois.

Précy sous Thil at 9km with it commerces, bank, Tourist office....

40 mins drive from Dijon and Beaune in the heart of the Côte d'Or. Close to the beautiful Morvan Regional Park with its pine forests MTB ,hiking trails and clean water lakes and the pretty market town of Saulieu (20 min).

Perfectly centrally located for all the major tourist sites of the area, and within an hours drive (or much less) of Autun, Chalon sur Saône , Auxerre, Chablis, Flavigny sur Ozerain, Vezelay, Noyers, the Ouche valley , Alesia and the entire Côte de Beaune / Côte de Nuits wine growing areas.

Montbard TGV is 35mins drive and a day trip to Paris (or Eurodisney) on the train is easily an option for your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $369.19
Pet Fee $36.92

Prices includes electricity, bed linen, towels, Wifi, logs for the wood stove
HEATING : if heating is needed, an extra charge of 60€ per week is required
Heating is included in the nightly price
CLEANING : Cleaning will not be charged provided the property is left clean on departure. Otherwise an additional cost of 60 € will be required.

Nightly rates includes heating
Cleaning will not be charged for so long the house is left clean, otherwise I ask for a forfait of 60€

If you don't feel like cooking I can provide a meal for you, a full meal or just a dish like "Boeuf Bourguignon"
We can also offer different activities : Tim can take you walking, bicycling, bird watching, and a tour of the local Resistance groups

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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