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Laura Bradbury

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french

Charmingly Restored Village House from 1789 in Burgundian Vineyards

29 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Magny-lès-Villers House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 1-6

Cozy 18th Century village house in the vineyards of Burgundy.

La Maison des Deux Clochers is nestled just where you want to be in Burgundy - in a quiet, relaxed wine making village located between the medieval town of Beaune (ten minutes away) and Dijon (half an hour North). You will find yourself at the doorstep of Burgundy's most picturesque and famous wine making villages such as Pommard, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Aloxe-Corton, etc. that are now collectively nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The 18th century stone village house, recently restored, has two bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and one with twin beds. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a wonderful bathroom with a tub and shower, a covered veranda, and a private garden area outside for the exclusive use of our guests. The house is completely private and independent (i.e. we do not live on-site). It dates back to 1789, but has been lovingly restored, furnished, and equipped.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Bradbury (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french

About Laura Bradbury

We are a French - Canadian couple who met and fell in love in Burgundy. I am from Victoria, BC, Canada and came to Beaune on a Rotary exchange when I was 18. During that year I met and fell madly in love with Franck, a native Burgundian from the village, where La Maison des Deux Clochers is located. That was 25 years ago and now we have three lovely Franco-Canadian daughters, four vacation rentals in and around Beaune, and a very trans-atlantic lifestyle! Our rentals and free activity-planning service allow you to live in Burgundy like a local. We love helping our guests discover authentic France. I wrote a bestselling memoir entitled 'My Grape Escape' about how we purchased and renovated our first vacation rental in Burgundy.

Laura Bradbury purchased this house in 1997

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the house and our stay in Burgundy. I’ve had a desire for quite a while to stay in France for an extended period of time (defined in months, not weeks); now I know where I want that to be. As you’ve discovered, Burgundy is indeed a special place in a special country. We’ve been doing self-catering trips for nearly 20 years now (26 if you count the canal barges), and your house is the most thoughtfully and thoroughly equipped that we’ve encountered. The explicit and complete instructions are wonderful, and I love that you make recommendations and encourage others to do the same.'



Diane & Ken Jacobson, California, USA



'What a wonderful time we are having! Your home is perfect - nothing is missing and the décor is beautiful. I should warn you - you may begin hearing from friends of ours who wish to come here - we'll be raving about it for months I'm sure!'



Allison & Irene Larin, Cornwall ON, CANADA
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

Charmingly Restored Village House from 1789 in Burgundian Vineyards
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews
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Comfortable little village house

  • 4 of 5

We loved La Maison des Deux Clochers from the moment we arrived until we left. The description on the website is accurate, and we would highly recommend this house for a couple visiting Burgundy for a few days, or perhaps an artist looking for inspiration for a longer period of time.

The house is lovingly renovated, well equipped, and there's a tiny garden for long summer evenings (also garden furniture and charcoal barbecue with all the trimmings). The house is spotlessly clean, and although other reviewers mentioned the church bells being noisy, we didn't find them so; the windows and shutters provide excellent soundproofing, and anyway the bells ring only between 8-22h.

The location is very good, a few minutes away from Beaune and only a little longer away from Dijon.

Laura and Franck were delightful hosts, even from afar, providing oodles of information and a most delicious bottle of complimentary Burgundy red.

Lovely sitting room, comfortable beds and a nice functional bathroom.

A few things to know when considering this property: you need a car to get around. There are lovely walks through the vineyards available, but you will need a car for everything else.

If you travel with children it might not be ideal. Antique furniture (especially chairs), high sinks (too high for a 4 yo who wants to do everything 'by himself'!), the bedroom layout and the position of the garden (our son could not play there unsupervised because of the distance from the house) make it slightly inconvenient for small children (may be ok for a teenager).

There is no dishwasher (we're amazed they managed to squeeze in so many conveniences in such a tiny space, as it is!) and the counter space for prep in the kitchen is basically non-existent, but I'm guessing most people won't be going to Burgundy to cook daily. Some sort of a coffee preparation method that isn't a coffee filter (a French press or a small stove-top espresso maker) would also be nice (although not essential).

There is a VERY pesky level difference between the hallway and the first bedroom. Although we were warned about it and it was easy enough to negotiate normally, going to the toilet in the middle of the night was an entirely different (and very painful) experience. Do mind your step there ALL THE TIME (or maybe the owners can find a way to address this area!).

Having said that, we loved staying in a much loved, quirky old Burgundian stone house and had a fab holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great location, plus no surprises!

  • 5 of 5

The owners (Franck and Laura) included every detail regarding directions, activities in the surrounding countryside (and cities.) We found everything to be very clean and in order. Wonderful to have a washer and dryer, after biking for a week in Provence! Peaceful walking to some of the little villages close by. All the brochures that were left for us were very useful in finding our way around. Lunches in Beaune and Nuits-St. George were fabulous!

We would definitely recommend this property, especially to a Family.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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CHARMING LITTLE PLACE IN BURGUNDY

  • 4 of 5

Everything was comfortable for two people. The unit was very well equipped with wifi etc., but no English TV

The road noise was bothersome for sleeping. The washer and dryer came in very handy. The parking was convenient. We enjoyed our stay, must say that the region is breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Lovely and charming country escape!

  • 4 of 5

This sweet house has all of the charm you're looking for when staying in Burgundy. There are so many beautiful details, including the old tile floors and antique furniture. As other reviews mentioned, you have to walk through one bedroom to get to another, which worked well for us, two adults and one small child, who liked that we were so close. We loved the fact that, despite the old details, the bathroom was very modern and had a North American-style shower/tub. Our daughter loved playing in the gravelly garden and courtyard and with all of the different doors and knobs inside the house.

The location is excellent--a few minutes behind Corton with easy driving access to both the Cote-de-Nuits and Cotes-de-Beaune.

A quick warning: If you're a light sleeper and it's open-window weather, it's worth bringing earplugs. Yes, you're out in the country but the house is named after the two sets of bells that ring in the village. And they ring on the hour throughout the night. The main bedroom window is also set right above the road, which gets a surprising amount of traffic, especially in the very early morning hours when the farmers head to work.

Overall, we loved our time at La Maison des Deux Clochers. Laura and Franck are absolute pros, providing so much great information both at the house and in advance of the trip, including tips about their favorite local, often insidery restaurants, markets and bakeries. They do an incredible job of helping you create the French fantasy.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Portland, Oregon, USA
5

Charming, cozy & comfortable in heart of Burgundy.

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in "Les Deux Clochers". Franck and Laura provided very clear directions to the village and home, and parking was simple. The home is very well-equipped with a large bathroom with a great tub & shower and with excellent water pressure. Having a W/D in the home was also great, especially when traveling with kids.The kitchen is small, but very functional, with a view out to the cutest, tiniest French village. This is the second time we've stayed in one of Franck & Laura's rentals, and the homes are clean, comfy, with nice beds and linens. Franck & Laura are great about answering questions promptly. Franck gave me great pre-trip logistical advice about airport choices, and drive times. While we were there, Franck even booked a half-day canal boat trip for us, because I didn't trust my French over the phone. This kind of personal service is very rare. This home is ideal for a family of 4. You must walk through the room with 2 twin beds, to get to the room with the queen bed, and since we were a family of 4 with 2 kids, this layout worked fine for us. The location is great for walking through the vineyards to other little villages, and central for all variety of site-seeing in Bourgogne. There are many great restaurants within an easy drive, and of course Beaune is close, which has everything. You feel like you're staying in a real home, with personal touches throughout. We feel this adds to the cultural experience of the trip. I re-read Laura's book 'My Grape Escape' about the restoration of "Les Deux Clochers" WHILE staying there, which made my week even more special! I highly recommend a stay in any of Franck & Laura's homes.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Country Serenity

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful old home in a historic old village.. La Maison des Deux Clochers welcomes you with a lovely terrace with shutters which open onto the courtyard. The house is well equipped and will feel like home. This is my second rental with Franck and Laura and the process is quick, communication great. There are so many wonderful villages and sights to see all within a short distance but you will need a car. I spent 1 week here in June and loved to take short day trips to Nuits Saint George, Lyon, Beaune and all the other little villages. Take time to wander the paths through the vineyards.. the countryside is breathtaking.

I would definitely recommend this rental company and their properties.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Dijon
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Beaune
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Beaune autoroute
Car: recommended

La Maison des Deux Clochers is nestled just where you want to be in Burgundy - in a quiet, relaxed wine making village located between the medieval town of Beaune (ten minutes away) and Dijon (half an hour North). You will find yourself at the doorstep of Burgundy's most picturesque and famous wine making villages such as Pommard, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Aloxe-Corton, etc. that are now collectively nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Burgundy itself is very central. The house is approximately 600 kilometres from Calais, or a five and a half hour drive. Many of our guests make day trips to Paris using the TGV which leaves from both Beaune and Dijon and reached the Gare de Lyon in Paris in less than two hours. Geneva is only two hours East, Italy and Spain a day's drive, and Provence and the Cote d'Azur only three to four hours South.

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Rates & Availability

Magny-lès-Villers House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$589
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $224
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Included in the rent: bed linens and bath towels, complimentary WIFI & free phone calls. Additional costs: utilities, cleaning fee and city tax.

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Amenities

Magny-lès-Villers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 126 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower curtain
  • Our bathroom is the one room in the house where we didn't try to preserve history! All of the fixtures are new and function perfectly. There is a full bath with shower head that can be hooked onto the wall for a proper shower if desired. There is also a shower curtain so as not to inundate the bathroom! There is ample storage under the sink for you to store your toiletries. In typical French fashion, there is a separate WC with a new, fully functional toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Green Bedroom - 1 queen , queen sized
    Blue Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • We have equipped our bedrooms with the most comfortable new mattresses we could find, and believe us, we tried out a lot! The Green bedroom has a queen sized bed, and the blue bedroom has twin beds. All beds will be made up with pretty and high quality bed linens when you arrive, so if you are exhausted from your journey all you will have to do is crawl in and and fall asleep. Both bedrooms have armories complete with hangers so that you can put away your clothes. They also have wooden bedside tables, reading lamps, and the green bedroom has an digital alarm clock. There is also a pull out couch in the living room if needed, and all the attended linens are supplied as well.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We are a Franco-Canadian family (my husband grew up in the Cote D'Or) and have been renting our house to a mainly North American clientèle for the past six years. As such, the house is fully equipped right down to a hair-dryer, iron and ironing board, and bindres full of local, 'insider' information. The house is professionally cleaned between each group of guests, and all bed linens and towels are professionally laundered. We pride ourselves on our special touches such as a bottle of local wine to welcome each group and binders packed full of information about our favourite restaurants, winemakers, boulangeries, etc. Whether or not you stay at our house, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about travelling to Burgundy. If the dates you desire are booked, don't forget to enquire about another rental house we own in a neighbouring village.

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