|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Sleeps 4-6 with two bedrooms plus extra pull-out double bed in lounge room. *(second bedroom can be 2 x single beds or can be made up as a queen)
Well equipped kitchen
Dining for 6-8
Lounge with cable TV (lots of music and films for all ages included)
Bathroom with monsoon shower. Separate toilet
All linen supplied
Fully fenced in and secure back garden
Out-door patio and dining
No pets allowed
This delightful cottage is situated in the centre of the village of Escamps (pronounced Eh-cong), Burgundy, just 2 hours drive on the motorway from Paris or a more leisurely two and a half hours taking the “route national” through the forests of Fountainebleau, past small villages and undulating fields of sunflower and canola. Desjardins Cottage is perfect for a weekend getaway or longer stays where you can relax and experience this quintessential French countryside and all it has to offer.
Escamps is a tiny village with a Romanesque church circa 800, just 14 kms from the impressive gothic cathedral town of Auxerre on the river Yonne and 25kms from the wineries of Chablis and Irancy. The house has two bedrooms, one with queen sized bed and the other 2 singles that can be made up as a second queen. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge room for a 3rd child or friends dropping by.
The cottage itself is 400-500 years old. We believe it may have belonged to a religious order since renovations revealed a tiny habited face on the outside wall. The home is well equipped, warm, comfortable and delightfully decorated in the classic French provincial style. The garden is fully fenced in and secure so parents can feel relaxed while children play!
Information is provided for short trips to neighbouring market towns, wineries, restaurants, important religious sites and historic attractions as well as day trips inviting you to explore villages, caves and castles further afield.
What an amazing 2 weeks we have had in Desjardins Cottage. It feels just like being at ‘home’ except we are in the beautiful French countryside.
We have enjoyed out long walks in every direction leading out from Escamps- discovering beautiful villages, green and gold fields, spring blossoms, churches, chateaux, animals, forests, rippling brooks- a real feast for the eyes. Our long walks have enabled us to sample lots of goodies from the local Chevannes boulangerie as well as Eric Roy’s in Auxerre- YUM!
We have explored many places but our highlight of the trip was our day out with Eric in his vintage Citroen visiting the winefields and cellars of Irancy, St Bris le Vineux and Chablis- AMAZING and highly recommended. He is so knowledgeable and friendly. This has been the most wonderful place to have long sleep ins (much needed), and to take time and enjoythe simple pleasures in life.
Thanks so much Penelope & Karim for sharing your beautiful cottage with us.
Clean, well equipped and spacious. One of our requirements for a gite is that it is suitable for my wife's level of mobility/disability and in this regard the cottage was well described and exactly suitable for us. The shower for instance was one of the best for someone of disability to use that we have found in holiday lets.
Our only caveat was with the location the village of Escamp it being completely devoid of facilities. But that was made clear in the description and there is a larger village 2km away which has most of the things one needs.
This is a lovely property, and fully lives up to, and even exceeds the impression presented in the photographs. Our stay was only 2 nights, as a way to give our kids a taste of a French country-side stay, with the hopes that they will warm to the idea of a longer stay in the future. I think this property would be just fine for our family of four for a longer stay.
The appartment is very comfortable and well located to explore the area. It is located just a few km from Auxerre. Everything you may need is available and in very good condition. The owner is very responsive, communication is fast and to the point. We enjoyed very much staying in the appartment.
Gîte tout confort avec un petit plus pour la décoration. Tout à été pensé et réalisé avec goût et raffinement. Un jardin très agréable surtout avec le week-end exeptionnement ensoleillé en ce mois de mai 2015. Merci à la propriétaire :)
My husband and me recently stayed in this character filled cottage in Burgundy. We didn't realise how lovely it was till we arrived: recently renovated, really thoughtfully appointed and decorated....and with great beds! This place was less a cottage and more a house: it has a practical floorplan, with the all essential separate toilet, and a lovely well equipped kitchen which got a real workout as we love to cook and were really interested in trying the local produce. We highly recommend it.
I must say that we were a little nervous booking a holiday cottage because we have always been a hotel type traveller. Staying at Desjardins Cottage has completely changed our minds. Desjardins was incredibly homely, like you would expect from a cottage but also felt luxurious like a hotel room! I got the impression that the entire cottage has recently been refurbished, so everything is in perfect working order. The beds are outrageously comfortable and the linen was heaven! There are some gorgeous vintage furniture pieces and the home is really well styled, creating the luxe feel! Everything practical is at hand. Washing machine, dryer, kitchen utensils, bath towels, linen, etc! We did a lot of alfresco dining in the gorgeous courtyard, had lots of nice sleep ins due to full shutters closing across the windows, we had an incredible stay. Friends came from London for the weekend and they mentioned that the fold out sofa bed in the lounge room was the best they had slept on! The best thing is that the lounge room can be closed right off if you do use the sofa bed. The region surrounding the cottage is exceptional. Wine, food, scenery, chateaus, the lot! We even did disneyland in a day, and snuck off the Paris for the night! I can't recommend this cottage highly enough. It is safe, sparkling clean and incredibly comfortable. I can't imagine not visiting again. Thank you for having us Desjardins! Your cottage is a true gem, and we feel very fortunate to have experienced it!
|Cleaning fee (inc linen)||$85|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.