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Guest apartment, recently done up in a renovated mill

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to the Mill of Merze, only 2 km from the town of Cluny.

The Mill of Merzé offers 3 guest apartments, which have been completed in a separate wing of the estate constructed on a small canal.

The 75m2 apartment "La Mésange" for 3-4 guests consists of a living room, a kitchen with dining area, a bathroom with shower, a double bedroom and a room with a single bed (extra bed for one more person possible).

It's overlooking the green inner courtyard, which is at guests' disposal.

Amenities: fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, W-LAN, TV and laundry. Sheets, covers and towels are provided.

No rental for one night.

Each additional person € 20 per night.

Cleaning fee 35 €.

Check-in from 15 clock, check-out up to 11 clock.

More Details

Marianne Holowka
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2018

About Marianne Holowka

Marianne and Peter, two sculptors and painters active throughout Europe for more than 30 years, are pleased to finally be able to make their lovingly restored mill in the French Burgundy accessible to guests and are looking forward to welcoming you.

They will also gladly share their ancient and contemporary painting techniques and various trompe-l'oeil and restoration techniques with interested guests. Courses upon request

Why Marianne Holowka chose Cortambert

Here you will find an oasis of greenery and relaxation. Furthermore, the Mill of Merze is an ideal starting point to discover the treasures of Burgundy, to visit Cluny and its famous abbey or to enjoy a walk or a bike tour on the "Voie Verte", a 350 km "Green Trail" along an old railway line. Alternatively, you can visit nearby wineries and historical sites in the area or just enjoy the peace and tranquility of this placid place.

Cluny and its Abbey: A city with many medieval, especially Romanesque buildings.

(Possibility of guided tours, teachings for children, or geotagging with tablets). For further information, please contact the Cluny Tourist Office

Cormatin: A beautiful, restored castle from the early 17th century with a French garden and labyrinth.

Taizé : A village well-known for its international ecumenical gatherings that is visited by tens of thousands of young people every year.

Chapaize : The beautifully restored church of St. Martin de Chapaize from the 11th century is also very popular with tourists.

In addition: The Cave of Blanot, Brancion Castle, Pierreclos Castle, vineyards and wineries, etc.

What makes this apartment unique

The area around the Mill of Merze offers countless leisure activities. For more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

"The Green Trail": A 350 km long, well paved and signposted "green trail" along an old railway line next to beautiful meadows, forests and scenic landscapes – perfect for hiking, Nordic walking, cycling or inline skating... The closest access the "The Green Trail" is only 150 meters away from the Mill of Merzé.

Hiking: There are 3 great hiking trails that run to or through Cluny (GR76, GR76C, GR76D), with the "Green Walks" especially recommended (more information at the Cluny Tourist Office).

And furthermore:

- Horseback riding, carriage rides, donkey rides

- Forest theme park "Acro'bath"

- Swimming (pool and lake nearby)

- Arts and crafts courses offered by the landlords

- Vineyard tours

- Visits to local markets


Cortambert Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3-4 people 1 bedroom with double bed 1 bedroom with trundle bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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Guest apartment, recently done up in a renovated mill
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Lexington, Va. USA

Perfect Stop

  • 5 of 5

I chose Moulin de Merze because I was traveling to Uzes, via Burgandy, and I had my little dog who had just taken his first transatlantic flight. I thought the quiet and the green space would be just what we all needed, and I was right! We booked the 2 bedroom apartment - ground level, lots of luggage- and it was perfect. The apartment was as clean as could be, the grounds were lovely, beds comfortable, and wifi worked great. Who could ask for more. The location is excellent - minutes from Cluny and it's sights, as well as the Carrefore; Tournus, my personal favorite, and the chateau at Cormont (sp.). It was just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, lovely location, lovely hosts and generally a really great stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late afternoon for our 12 night stay to be welcomed by Marianne and shown around the apartment. Well equipped, comfortably furnished and in superb location this apartment is one of the best we have stayed in in France (or England!). Lovely to have a good sized shower with brilliant water pressure - all too often it's a let down but this one certainly wasn't. Our hosts, Marianne and Peter were both welcoming, very helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. We were pointed in the direction of places to go, things to do, and good places to eat - very important as we like good food - and certainly were not disappointed by some of the restaurants we visited. We explored the local area on foot, by car and by borrowing the bicycles provided for guests to use. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment to anyone - for just a long weekend or a two week stay - it was really good. A big thank you to Marianne and Peter for welcoming us and providing such a good base for our holiday. Best wishes Keith & Jayne.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay in a quiet area!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this apartment justice! The apartment was spotless, very recently renovated and decorated beautifully. Comfortable beds, well thought out as to the layout and even friendly cats around to welcome you! The owners were so helpful with directions, and any problems that we encountered and welcomed us so warmly, even with fresh flowers! A frog pond is nearby and the view from the kitchen is pastoral with horses and cows grazing across the street next to the mill. Cortambert is about a 5-10 minute drive to Cluny and other small villages are nearby. The mill is right off a highway, so to explore in other directions, driving is quite easy. All the windows are double-paned, so once you are inside, you don't hear a thing. There are no restaurants near the mill, as it is not situated in a village, but there are many nearby within a 5-10 minute drive.

We have stayed in many VRBO's, and we give this one our highest rating!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wir haben uns mit unseren zwei Kindern und unserem Hund sehr wohlgefühlt,

  • 5 of 5

Eine traumhafte, idylissche und ruhige Lage zum abschalten vom Alltag ideal. Sehr nette Vermieter und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtete Appartements.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhige Ferienwohnung und sehr nette Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung liegt sehr ruhig zwischen Cluny und Taize. Für uns war besonders der Fahrradweg direkt hinter der Ferienwohnung sehr praktisch. Auf diesem sind ausgedehnte Ausflüge abseits der Straße möglich. Die Gastgeber sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Diese Unterkunft empfehlen wir gern weiter.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rundum gelungene Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Marianne hat in Ihrem Haus bei Cluny drei Ferienwohnungen mit allem Komfort eingerichtet, sodass es ihren Gästen an nichts fehlt. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und die Betten sind wirklich sehr bequem.

Wir hatten die Erdgeschosswohnung und konnten den Garten nutzen. Die Mahlzeiten haben wir unter dem Sonnenschirm am Gartentisch eingenommen.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Marie-Luise! Sie waren auch sehr sympathische Gäste,uns hat gefreut Sie zu kennen. Sie haben auch viele Respekt gehabt von der Wohnung ,merci! Sie werden immer willkommen in unsere Mühle sein. A bientôt! Marianne
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres

Situated only 2 km from Cluny, the Mill of Merzé is an ideal starting point for exploring the region.

Take the road D981 from Cluny towards Taizé and make a right after the TVG tunnel towards Varanges, Merzé. After only 40 meters you will arrive at the Mill of Merzé.


Cluny: 5 Minutes

Taizé time: 7 minutes

Cormatin: 10 minutes

Chapaize time: 14 minutes

Lyon: 1 hour

Paris: 4 hours

Geneva: 2 hours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $175.05
Reinigung $40.84
Stay tax $1.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.