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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Beautiful Burgundy Estate in Medieval Village!
Everything presented in Jean’s VRBO writeup is accurate. His home is beautiful and inviting....immediately decelerating you to the wonderful pace of the French countryside.
Jean could not have been more considerate and accommodating. Truly a superb host!
We found the location to be excellent as it allowed us access to most all of Burgundy within 1 to 1.5 hours. And our daily excursions were fully enjoyed as we drove across the country roads in rural France rather than the highways.
Peaceful charm and comfort!
My husband and I stayed at La Bulnière for 10 days, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The house was built around 1900 with all the charm that implies, yet the interior has been modernized very attractively to provide guests with all the conveniences. The bathrooms and kitchen are beautiful, as well as the custom millwork pieces installed throughout the house. One of our favorite rooms was the living room with its two comfortable chairs positioned in front of the bay window. The view is spectacular, and we spent a LOT of time looking at it. Mont St. Jean is charming, too, and we explored the château, the church, and the other historical sites. We loved the fact that the village is so quiet and peaceful (the main sounds are cows and roosters!); coming from suburban Chicago, this was a great place to unwind and enjoy a vacation. Furthermore, we used Mont St. Jean as a base to explore Burgundy, and that was easy to do with a different destination/ activity each day. We covered a lot of territory during our 10- day stay. And lastly, the owner, Jean, was exceptionally responsive and nice, and we really enjoyed meeting him! We look forward to returning to Burgundy, and we would definitely stay here again.
Beautiful house in the countryside
A huge and beautiful house, old but with every modern applicance and good heating. Beautiful garden and view. Lovely decoration, very elegant, a well accomplished mix between classic (lovely cristal lamps) and modern, it had the feeling of an upscale boutique hotel and at the same time was very cozy. . One of the small bedrooms had bunk beds and was ideal for children. It is next to a small medieval village. You need a car and there are no shops in the vicinity. All the bedrooms are in the second floor so not ideal for people with reduced mobility or small children. Great kitchen. Very nice owner, constantly availabel on the phone and email.
This is a great property. Very peaceful location but not isolated. The house is very well furnished and the owner is very friendly and extremely responsive. Just perfect. Thank you, mr. Delisle, for this carefree holiday ;)
A Wonderful Week in Burgundy
We recently spent a wonderful week at La Bulnière in Mont Saint Jean. As the pictures suggest, the house has a fairy tale quality and wonderful, spacious grounds, which help to make a stay there particularly pleasant and restful. There are ample places to sit and enjoy a coffee outside and we also enjoyed sitting in the sunshine in the lounge each morning, admiring the view. The house itself is very clean and spacious with good facilities including an espresso machine. We also appreciated the ease with which we could access Wifi. There is plenty of space for all to relax and 'do their own thing' when required and, during the alternate days we spent at the house in between sight-seeing, our nephews were frequently found at the table tennis table.
The village itself is, as others have said, absolutely charming and so peaceful (even though Jean assured us that it was the 'busy' season there!). Supermarkets are within easy reach in Saulieu and Pouilly (only 15-20 minutes drive) and we found it helpful that the one in Saulieu was open until 12:30 on Sunday morning (the day after we arrived).
In terms of sight-seeing, there are many interesting locations to explore and we enjoyed a visit to Semur en Auxios (a medieval town about half an hour away) as well as to Dijon and Beaune. For children, the ruined castle at Thir makes an interesting visit, with medieval games to play in the castle grounds.
Jean himself was a very welcoming and helpful host who was very keen to ensure that we had everything we needed. As others have stated, he is also very prompt in responding to questions in emails which was an excellent help as we prepared for our visit.
All in all, La Bulnière is a wonderful location which we would warmly recommend to others and we very much hope to return one day in the future.
Pure Rest and Recuperation in Rural Burgundy
Are you seeking the ideal rural retreat that provides privacy and comfort ?
Do you enjoy an extensive garden with views over the countryside ?
Do you appreciate a kitchen to allow the amateur enthusiast realise their culinary ambitions ?
Do you expect to be as comfortable as at home, with all the conveniences ?
Do you hope for a well maintained and super clean holiday domicile ?
Do you expect to be welcomed by a friendly and helpful owner happy to hand over his home to your care ?
Look no further. La Bulniere fulfils all the above and more. We have enjoyed three weeks of complete R&R for three generations in this spacious villa. The house is exceptionally well mainained, exceptionally clean and the owner, Jean, goes out of his way to make one feel extremely welcome. He is ever available online to address any queries that may arise. Wifi and internet provide excellent communication links for those who feel they are totally cut off from the world in this rural corner. Being tastefully furnished, it is a haven in which to relax should the weather prove inclement. The village is quiet, populated more at weekends, but the local people are friendly even to those with rudimentary French. The rural walks around the village on roads with little traffic, are ideal to tank up on fresh air and admire the peaceful countryside,. Negotiable also for prams. Further afield Beaune and Dijon are reached within an hour by car whilst many other towns and villages of note are also within easy travel distance.
My children and grandchildren likewise gave their undisputed approval of the villa so this is not solely a destination for the other end of the generation scale ! A car is essential if only for shopping, some 20mins distant.