Please note we will most likely be staying at the house for November and December, but suggest you contact us to see if we can help you with accommodation in the area.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
If you are looking for an active and uplifting but tranquil experience in Southern Burgundy this is for you!
If you need a luxury boutique hotel with high tech, modern furnishing as your base this is probably not for you. But while the furnishing and facilities are essentially luxury, we have retained the charm of the old Burgundy Farmhouse by fitting and furnishing it with older materials scoured from the countryside.
WHAT YOU GET
The House at Le Gros Chigy is the ideal place for you next vacation rental in Burgundy.The house, with 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, is 4km from the nearest shops, being around a quarter of an hour from Cluny, Taize and Cormatin. It lies between Macon and Montceau les Mines 150 km south of Dijon an area has been described by:
"Think cultural treasures, vineyards, historic towns, villages with their churches, white Charolaise on green pastures, divinely beautiful wine, wine wine!
The house on a 1300 m2 property is on the edge of Le Gros Chigy, it's the quiet and rural surroundings that you will remember. The house looks over Charolais pastures to the hill above Cluny in the far distance and over a few houses some 500m away to the medieval Chateau of Le Gros Chigy some 500 m away.
It is newly decorated, is sited on the edge of the village amongst pastures and a few hundred meters from a medieval chateau. There are beds for eight but space for mattresses and stretchers if necessary. The large traditional Bourgogne house has been modified to offer four bedrooms with two bathrooms. The house is furnished comfortably with a focus on local furniture of previous decades and bright colours that reflect the surroundings.
With Internet, local tv channels, mod cons except a dishwasher and a big garden you will be able to enjoy your rest. There is a detailed description of the house and its facilities at the end of the page.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
The House at Le Gros Chigy offers you the the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy Southern Bourgogne.
You will be just 16 km from Cluny, the centre of Christianity in medievil Europe, only 14 km from the opulent Cormatin Chateau built in the 17th Century by Marquises of Huxelles to display his power and 15 km from Taise one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage.
You will discover your favourites sources of all the great food and wine of Bourgogne from the 3 star Lameloise in Chagny to the unpretentious Cafe La Gladie in ?? focussing on frogs legs and charolaise steaks.
You will learn more at museums from Beaujolais wines at the Le Hameau Duboeuf with its to the stunning coverer age of all aspects of winemaking to the life of monks
You can buy those presents you need at Artisinal Gallery at La Filaterie the old mill in Cormatin or from Joël et Maryse Dedianne at Miniatures Bois in wood which are quite unbelievable.
You will find the exercise that meets what you want from a stroll around the safe streets of Le Gros Chigy, speed along the Voies vertes on cycle or skates to the survival skills needed to conquer Acrogivry-l'Aventure en Forêt at Givry
After a busy day, build your days from these delights in the evening while relaxing under the cherry trees with a cool juice, local beer or cremant de Bourgogne. your view in the perfect quite of Gros Chigy is of a wide vista of rolling fields with Charolais slowly making their way home towards the chateau.
WHERE IS IT SITUATED
14 km from Cormatin with a well restored Chateau
15 km from Taize the popular multi denominational religious village
16 km from the ancient religous history in Cluny
24 km from Brancion a medieval village on a hilltop
43 km from Macon situated in the Maconnaise Wine area
32 km to Montceau Les Mines where France's high speed train the TGV is built
105 km to Lyon which houses the closest international airport
Access to major towns is not a problem with TGV stations at Macon and Montceau and the distances not being too large. The House at Le Gros Chigy is 186 km to Geneva, 392 km to Paris and 571 km to Nice
But you are more likely to be coming to Le Gros Chigy for a more relaxed holiday visiting the countryside, villages and towns of the region to soak up the life.
DETAILS OF THE HOUSE AT LE GROS CHIGY
The main living area comprises living and dining areas in a large room the runs the width of the house. Double doors open onto an uncovered terrace which runs down into a small cherry orchard with 5 Cherry trees, planted in the 70s, that bear beautiful cherries and provide relieving shade on hot summers days.
The level up from the main living area houses 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet in recently completed areas under the roof.
The level down from the living area houses a bedroom, bathroom and toilet while further down is the kitchen and main bedroom both of which are well above ground level. At ground level there are a cellar, a "summer kitchen" and a utility area which houses the oil burner for hot water and central heating.
Main Bedroom - double bed, wardrobe and two bedside tables
Joel's Room - single bed and child's desk
Blue Bedroom - double bed, cupboard, bedside tables and lights
Yellow Bedroom - double bed, cupboard, towel rack and bedside tables
Upstairs Bathroom - bath, pottery handbasin, floor standing mirror and electric towel dryer and heater
Downstairs Bathroom - shower and washing machine
Living area - 16 place extendable dinning room table, 3 piece leather lounge suite, desk large CRT TV and small screen LCD TV
Kitchen - large fridge, bar fridge, 4 burner gas stove with oven
Garden - two garden tables, 12 garden chairs and 2 deck chairs
All rooms are fitted with shutters and curtains. You will have access to the fuel oil based hot water and central heating. These services, as well as water and electricity will be free of charge up to a reasonable base use after which you will pay for the quantities you use.
The house is on one of the seven nameless roads of Chigy. It turnsT into a track at the upper corner of the property and is closed some 400m further. The house is situated at 46.500964°N 4.556709°E and in the heart of Burgundy.