About the property
- Cottage600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
Highlights of La Maison de la Vieille Vigne:
- Peaceful and very quiet village location only 7 minutes from Beaune
- Freshly restored winemaker's cottage dating back to the 1650s
- Queen-sized bed & double pull-out sofa
- Private, enclosed flagstone courtyard attached to the cottage
- Wireless high speed internet included in rental price
- Satellite TV with many English channels (also DVD player and extensive DVD library)
- Washer and dryer
- Cozy wood-burning fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
- High quality bed linens and towels included: beds are made up for your arrival
- Flexible start / end days to stays
La Maison de la Vieille Vigne is a fully restored winemaker's cottage nestled in the peaceful winemaking village of Villers-la-Faye, only seven minutes from the stunning medieval town of Beaune.
The cottage is completely independent, private, and newly renovated. We do not live on-site. It is extremely quiet, as it tucked back in a lane (with ample free parking all around). The village boulangerie is just steps away so you will be assured of a fresh croissants every morning!
La Maison de la Vieille Vigne consists of one bedroom (with a queen-sized bed), one bathroom, and a main room with a fireplace at one end and a fully equipped kitchen at the other. There is also a private attached flagstone courtyard off the bedroom for outdoor meals, relaxing, or BBQ's. The cottage dates from around 1650 and boasts lovely exposed rock walls and oak beams. It is decorated with a tasteful mix of antiques and new furniture. There is a brand-new and very comfortable double pull-out couch in this Main Room, as well as a comfy chair for reading by the fireplace.
The cottage is completely equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay in Burgundy, including high quality bed linens (beds are made up for your arrival), binders full of local information and tips, towels, and a bottle of local wine to welcome you.
While the village is calm and set in the spectacular undulating vineyards of the Hautes-Cotes, it is very central. Beaune - the beautiful and dynamic medieval town that is the centre of winemaking in the area - is only a seven minute drive away. The fascinating city of Dijon is thirty minutes North. All of the prestigious wine-making villages of the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and Gevrey-Chambertin, to name just a few are, are literally on your doorstep.
We will of course negotiate lower prices for long-term stays. Please don't hesitate to contact us for additional information and photos. A Bientot!
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- Apr 12, 2018
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 of Villers-la-Faye where La Maison de la Vieille Vigne is located. That was 18 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.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Owner chose Villers-la-Faye
We had our eye on this cottage for several years, thinking it would make the perfect vacation rental in Burgundy. Not only was it an ancient restored winemaker's cottage, but it was tucked away in a little lane in the oldest part of the village, yet just steps from endless walks through the local vineyards. Franck finally managed to negotiate a private purchase through his 'village' connections and in 2005 we completely renovated the cottage, then furnished it with a brand new kitchen, a divinely comfortable queen-sized bed and double pull-out sofa bed, and some lovely antiques. La Maison de la Vieille Vigne has been 'home' in Burgundy for many thrilled guests, from Australian newlyweds on their honeymoon to a Canadian poet taking a three month writing retreat. We have many repeat guests that come back year after year!
What makes this Cottage unique
Villers-la-Faye, where the cottage is located and where Franck is from, is off the tourist track yet only 7 minutes from Beaune. Some of the world's most prestigious winemaking villages - Pommard, Meursault, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Vosne-Romanee to name just a few are literally on your doorstep. In Villers-la-Faye real French people live, work, and make wine (there are several winemakers in the village, just steps from the cottage). La Maison de la Vieille Vigne has everything you need to sit back, relax and experience what authentic life in France is all about, from one week to several months. We provide you with local information and insider insights you couldn't find anywhere else to help you make the most of your Burgundian escape.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Franck and Laura's cottage in Villers la Faye is everything as advertised and so much more. We were fortunate enough to stay in their wonderful lovely, warm, cozy vintners cottage for 10 days. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and cannot wait to return.
Many a night, after visiting every vineyard and village we could trip upon, including driving up to the cliffs overlooking the valley, we would end the day with a flickering fire warming us while we sipped the amazing Bourgogne wines and cooked our dinner.
Their cottage is authentic, beautifully decorated, well appointed and could not be cleaner; while they have taken into consideration every need a visitor may have.
Many thanks to you both - abiento et merci', Ron and Patty Vodian, Boston, USA - October 2016
What a perfectly charming cottage!
What a perfectly charming cottage, so well thought out and exquisitely appointed! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Maison de la Vieille Vigne. A lovely quiet retreat in a quaint little village, from the comfy fireplace living room and full kitchen to the spacious luxurious bedroom with french doors to the patio, and large bathroom with a washing machine and dryer. It is a perfect location to tour the Burgundy area!
Absolutely charming, well situated, & immaculate
Really charming and romantic cottage. Well appointed kitchen, spacious bedroom, excellent ensuite bath, and laundry too! Easy access to Beaune, gorgeous cycling through countrified vineyards, and Chagny's canal. A quintenessal French experience, with a stress-fee functionality for North American travellers wishing a memorable experience.
Great place to stay!!
Everything is as promised. There is even a baguette machine in the middle of the small town.
A perfect location for touring the Cote d'Or
We loved Franck amd Laura's lovely cottage! The village is quaint and quiet, with easy access to Beaune and Nuits Ste Georges. We usually started our day with a walk. We toured the "Route des Grands Crus" and a couple of markets recommend in Laura and Franck's book. Although there were numerous restaurants we preferred to eat at the cottage as the kitchen was well stocked. We didn't get to see everything so I think we need to book another stay!
a slice of heaven in burgundy
We loved this beautiful cottage in a tiny peaceful village close to so much. Wonderful support from the host, but everything was perfect, down to the last detail.
Winetasting, Gastronomy, Walking, Chateaux visits, "boules" or "petanque"
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional costs: € 40 Euro cleaning fee & a stay tax of € 1.70/adult/night. Included in the rent: - Utilities (water/electricity) up to € 5/night; - Bed linens, bath towels; - A selection of L'Occitane products - soap, shampoo & conditioner; - Free calling to North America and to landlines in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK from the house phones; - Complimentary WIFI; - Cable TV with French/English/German channels; - A complementary handpicked bottle of locally produced pinot noir; - Our assistance to make sure you make the most of your stay in Burgundy :)