3 bedroom, sleeps 6 adultes + 2 (fold-up beds)
Mrs Sue Stratford
- english, french
About Mrs Sue Stratford
I grew up in Kent and Dorset. I lived and worked in Switzerland and I used to visit Burgundy, Beaune area, for week-ends and became enchanted with this area. I am a widow with 3 children in their 20s. I live in Hertfordshire on the edge of Hatfield House Estate and try to visit my house in Burgundy as often as possible. I enjoy country life and have a dog (a puggle), cats, chickens and a couple of bee hives.
Mrs Sue Stratford purchased this House in 2011
Why Mrs Sue Stratford chose Santenay
One Sunday after having stayed the night in Beaune on our return from staying with my sister who lives in the the Ardeche region of France, my husband saw an advert for "La Maison sur Le Canal". We did not look at any other houses, fell in love with it and bought it!
What makes this House unique
Beautiful, unique, canal-side property. Peaceful setting, yet only 20 mins from the autoroute and 15 mins from beautiful town of Beuane.
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Our 10th rental
We have rented this property 10 times over a 20 year period. It is well managed and has been the subject of improvements over the years. When we return to Burgundy, this is our first choice of a place to stay.
Charming house in quiet peaceful location
We loved staying here. It was a quirky house that was full of charm! There were five of us and we had plenty of room. Also so peaceful to be right on the canal and the boat was a fun bonus! Very easy to work with and a great and relaxing stay. Would definitely recommend!
Thank you very much for your positive review, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your few days.
The boat always seems to go down well, especially with children, so pleased that you made use of it.
A Perfect holiday retreat
This was our 3rd stay at this beautiful French house in Burgundy and somewhere we have become very fond of. This is the perfect relaxing retreat after a day out visiting local caves and nearby villages in the area. Sitting eating dinner with a local wine, whilst watching the boats go by on the canal at the end of the garden - what more can you ask for? This place has the wow factor in our opinion. Then, once the sun has gone down, relax playing board games or watching tv in the cozy, rustic, living room; perfect.
Regards to the local area and tips, We Highly recommend the santenay wine cave next to the butchers, only a minutes drive away, carre forre supermarket in chagny has everything you need, plus there is a great fish mongers in chagny if you fancy fish on the bbq. This time we had lunch in Volnay at le Cellier Volnaysien which is highly recommended as well.
Thank you Sue for all of your help as always. We’ll be back!
Wonderful Canal Side Holiday
On arrival I was immediately impressed with the stunningly beautiful garden with a sweeping lawn leading down to the canal side. The house was immaculately clean with loads of country charm. Highlights of the holiday: sitting on the lawn by the canal with a glass of local Crémant de Bourgogne watching the sunset (look out for the heron and woodpeckers) and, visiting Rully for a wonderful meal with local wine. I recommend this wonderful house and garden to anyone who wants a peaceful relaxing place to stay in lovely Bourgogne.
Thank you for your kind review and so pleased you enjoyed your meal in Rully at what must be Le Vendangerot - great food at a reasonable price.
It Was Good To Be Back
My wife and I are long time users of this property. We first rented in 1999 and have now rented a total of 9 times. However, there had been a gap of 10 years before we returned in June 2017. We were delighted to find that the only changes were improvements- a new oven, excellent wifi and new tv system all contributed to another excellent experience at Les Garruches. The proximity of Beaune and easy access to the wineries and sights of the southern Côte de Beaune and the quiet location next to the canal are the highlights of this rustic and delightful property. The next door neighbors look after the house so help is at hand for information and guidance on the area. We have recommended Les Garruches to others and will certainly be back!
So pleased to hear that your 9th visit to our canal-side house, resulted in "another excellent experience", despite there having been a gap of 10 years. Thank you and look forward to your return.
The house & Santenay are in a fantastic location
The first time we had been to Burgundy, but hopefully not the last.
The people were charming, the food & wine superb.
Santenay is a fantastic location for the "discover Burgundy" trip we had planned. The drives were all short, plus a whole day dedicated to Santenay itself.
Your recommendation of Chagny Sunday market was spot-on. I don't think I've been to a better one, it enabled us to stock up on our first day, for most of the week.
We tended to eat in a lot, apart from a few lovely lunches at Fixin and Montagny which were good. Slightly disappointed with Les Terriors in the village, but it was a busy evening.
The wine tasting we enjoyed were the less formal places: Prosper Maufoux & Chateau de Santenay; Louis Picamelot & Domaine De L Renaissance (Rully); Domaine du Palais de Nuits (Nuits St George), to name a few. We learnt a lot during our holiday. A shame Domaine Jessiaume were too busy to let us taste.
One thing we'd do on day one, not the last day, would be a trip to the Buxy Coop, exceptionally good value & quality.
It was lovely to see the vineyards come alive as the harvest began whilst we were there.
Your house is delightful, a fantastic location, lovely grounds & very homely. Well equipped with plenty of cutlery, plates etc. The dining area & lounge were perfect for us 5 adults.
Beds were comfortable, the whole house was surprisingly warm esp as it was getting chilly in the evenings near the canal. The stove does heat things up quickly.
The only slightly negative comments is that the showers were very small & a bit basic, I understand your comments ref French plumbing, but one decent size shower would be a good improvement.
However the above small whinge did not stop us from having one of the best holidays we have had for years.
You are very lucky to have such a charming home in France.
The delightful three-story stone house and its gardens, borders the Canal du Centre, Cote d'Or, Burgundy with views across to the picturesque village of Santenay (2 kms, shorter if you take the house dinghy) and to its vine-covered hills beyond. Santenay is a charming spa town with one thousand inhabitants. By quirk of french law, it has a casino, and is famous for its Premier Cru wines, and its 14th-century château. There are two fine restaurants and all basic amenities, including a small supermarket, two bakers a pharmacy and a butcher. There are an abundance of medieval towns, cultural events and music festivals on your doorstep. The nearest provincial towns are Changy (4 km), which has a fantastic Sunday market, and Nolay (7 km), which has a covered 4th-century marketplace. The majestic towns of Beaune (18 km), with its 15th-century Hospice and, Dijon (40 km), with its well preserved medieval centre, must be visited.
Other Activities: Boating, ballooning
Golf: Golfing visitors in France often say Burgundy is the land of fine wines, fine cuisine and golf! The four closest golf courses are: Golf de Chalon-sur-Saone (18 kms), Golf d'Autun (28 kms) and Golf d'Avoise (24 kms), Beaune Levernois Golf Course (18 kms).