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Gite, private courtyard, pool and stunning views - former wine merchant's house

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Former wine merchant's house in Lantilly, Montbard, Cote D'Or, Burgundy, France - Former wine merchant's house; peaceful village yet 5 mins from medieval market town

La Paillotte provides a relaxing and comfortable home-from-home, with the addition of a large private garden and a pool with exceptional views. This is a unique property which consists of two separate houses, either side of a private courtyard. You have the choice of renting both properties or just one. If you do rent only one house, the other will not be let while you are there. This will ensure that you have exclusive use of the garden and pool throughout your stay. If you wish to rent the second house, just let us know and we can provide a competitive price. It is perfect for either family or friends or family. Both houses are comfortable, fully equipped, child-friendly homes with a veranda plus a large wooden terrace from which to relax and enjoy Al-Fresco wining and dining with beautiful views. La Petite Paillotte has the added attraction of a well-equipped children’s play room. The large private garden is entirely enclosed as is the family sized swimming pool. The garden is truly a delight. Lovingly created by the owners, the peace and tranquility are evident. It is the ideal retreat where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, assured that you also have everything to make your holiday that bit easier. There is very little passing traffic in the village but even so, the courtyard and gardens are private and enclosed, allowing children and dogs to play safely. That said, this is a perfect base from which to explore Burgundy or other nearby areas as transport links are so good. In addition, free WiFi internet and excellent mobile phone reception enable you to stay in touch with the outside world.

More Details

Property Manager
Caroline Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Caroline Williams

We are Richard & Caroline WILLIAMS. We moved to Burgundy in 2009 and now run a successful property management business, Maison Jardin.

We look after a small number of properties, which we let on behalf of the owners, many of whom live abroad.

Previously we had both led the busy corporate life, but we came seeking a better quality of life. It's a beautiful part of the world here in Burgundy, and one that we are pleased to call home. We are well and truly settled and enjoy taking an active part in the local community.

Caroline Williams purchased this house in 2014

Why Caroline Williams chose Lantilly


Guestbook comments from the manager

Peace & Beauty

We have visited twice. In 2011 our family came too so there were ten of us including four children. It was a great success with loads of space and a magnificent playroom. In 2013 there were just two of us soaking up the peace and relaxing. It worked equally well on both occasions. Both houses are excellently equipped, meticulously clean and maintained to a high standard – homes from home. There is also an enticing pool, attractive grounds and wonderful views down a rolling valley, all set in a charming village. Despite the tranquil setting and the feeling of time having stopped, the properties are close to good amenities, a plethora of places to visit and activities to pursue. And then there is the food! A splendid number of restaurants include, for a very special occasion, Le Relais Bernard Loiseau, a three star Michelin restaurant at Saulieu and the more modestly priced Michelin recommended Cheval Blanc, a few minutes away at Alise-Ste-Reine. We feel that La Paillotte and La Petite Pailotte offer a “complete package” - all one could want for a very successful and happy holiday and we would like to visit again. That says it all really!

Ideal for families

Two lovely houses in a tranquil and peaceful part of France. We were three families (six kids under 8) and there was loads of room. The pool was wonderful - more than big enough for us all and the kids would have spent all day in it if they could. Plenty to do in the area, too (Beaune for wine tasting is about 50 mins away), and some tremendous restaurants in the surrounding towns and villages for the adults and/or families as well. Highly recommended.

Lovely location and accomodation

Excellent accommodation for a group or family holiday. The houses have lots of space and are kitted out well with fantastic views. There is plenty to do in the area if you're feeling active - great family friendly cycling by the canals, nearby towns, roman fort at Alesia but equally the house and pool are great for relaxing around too. Thoroughly recommend.
Jun 2014
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Lantilly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed on ground floor. Bedroom 2 with double bed on first floor. Bedrooms 3 & 4 with single beds. Cot available (no cot linen provided).
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: La Petite Paillotte is situated across the courtyard; this detached 3 bedroomed ,1 bathroomed house is independent and fully equipped in its own right and can sleep 6 adults +2 (sofa bed) . However it shares the private courtyard, swimming pool and laundry room with its 'sister'. La Petite Paillotte itself is a real gem, with a covered terrace leading onto the garden which provides a superb view over the valley and is a great place for relaxing on a sun lounger or enjoying ‘Al fresco’ dining. This house has also been renovated to a high standard, featuring thick stone walls which keep the house cool in summer and a wood burning stove with central heating for the chillier seasons. La Petite Paillotte is never let to another party at the same time, so you can be sure of privacy and sole use. Outside: The large private garden is entirely enclosed as is the family sized swimming pool. The pool is unheated. The garden is truly a delight. Lovingly created by the owners, the peace and tranquility are evident. It is the ideal retreat where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, assured that you also have everything to make your holiday that bit easier. There is very little passing traffic in the village but even so, the courtyard and gardens are private and enclosed, allowing children and dogs to play safely. Utility Room: A washing machine & tumble dryer are also available in a separate laundry room, accessed from the courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. We do ask guests to bring towels for use by the pool. Linen for cots not included. The dining room is spacious with a long traditional table seating 8, and from here you can step out onto the large elevated terrace from which you can enjoy the spectacular views


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Gite, private courtyard, pool and stunning views - former wine merchant's house
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Warthausen, Germany

Burgundy at its best.

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A property that can be highly recommended from various aspects. The two houses are both well planned and exceptionally equipped; really there was nothing lacking. The open kitchen was great for communal cooking and each of our two families had ample space for ourselves. The village is very quiet but not far from shopping and a host of culteral sites. We especially enjoyed biking the area which is simply gorgeous with good, little traveled roads. A perfect get away location for one or two families. Burgundy at its best.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Airport: Paris (CDG) 3 hours.

Train: Montbard station TGV 20 minutes by car, then 1 hour from Paris by train

Car: Calais is 5 hours by car

Please note that La Paillotte is situated in a rural village, so a car is necessary. Car hire can be arranged at Montbard.


The medieval market town of Semur en Auxois is just 5 minutes away by car and offers restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, banks and a hospital.

Venarey is also 5 minutes away by car and offers supermarkets and an excellent boulangerie/patisserie.

Further Details:

Lantilly is a small farming community with its own C18 chateau whose gardens are open during the summer. Within a short distance you can also visit:

• Flavigny sur Ozerain where the film Chocolat was made and you can stop to enjoy a coffee or a lovely lunch

• The magnificent Abbey de Fontenay (a UNESCO World Heritage site) which is also surrounded by woods for ramblers and dog walkers

• The Morvan National Park with its very interesting museum dedicated to the Resistance during World War 2

• Buffon’s historic C18 metal forge works

Close by is Alesia with its extensive remains of the earlier Gallo Roman city and a recently opened Eco Museum depicting Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls and his last battle against Julius Caesar’s Roman army which took place on this site.

For wine lovers, Lantilly is located between Chablis to the north and Beaune to the south .You can taste(and buy) any of the famous names of Burgundy wines and visit the vineyards themselves .It is also ideally placed to explore the southern part of the Champagne region as there are 15 champagne houses within an hour’s drive. A new trail, the ‘route du cremant’, takes you through the charming wine villages of North Burgundy with the opportunity to taste many varieties of Cremant de Bourgogne - the champagne of Burgundy , often considered better and certainly half the price of Champagne!

Burgundy is also well noted for the warmth of its welcome and the extent of its hospitality. Not overrun with tourists, the region is relatively undiscovered, but Burgundy is proud of its culture and offers wine fairs, gastronomic events and local festivals throughout the year. The oldest horse race in France is “La Bague” which takes place in June on the streets of nearby Semur en Auxois, and this medieval town holds antiques markets and a small fresh produce market on Sunday mornings. Excellent restaurants abound!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49.22
Refundable damage deposit $307.65

Booking Notes:
Contact Richard & Caroline Williams to make a booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but please contact us, especially out of season. The house is available from 5pm on the day of arrival, and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Payment is in € (Euros).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.