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Cottage and private garden - rural bliss for two (or 4 with mezzanine)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oak beams, flagstones, French doors, patio, one bedroom and bathroom

This delightful house has it all - oak beams, flagstones, underfloor geothermal heating, log fire, French doors, south facing garden, large bedroom and bathroom with shower and bath; linens and towels provided, bed made up. It's the perfect romantic getaway for two people. From the garden you can see the sun preparing to set behind the trees beyond, and listen to loads of birdsong. There is a parking space outside the front door on the 'village green'. The downstairs is one large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area; the walls have all been beautifully plastered and lime-washed with a warm but very light shade of honey. Upstairs, exposed oak beams throughout the bedroom and mezzanine enhance the recent renovation of this charming property. Our stonemason and estate agent now tell me that they both regret not having bought the house for themselves!


Owner
Bill & Jenny
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Bill & Jenny

Bill was born in Bath and having completed university in Wales, avoided working in an office by running away to operate hotel barges on the canals and rivers of France. Jenny, a Prue Leith trained chef, left London for two weeks to cover for a friend who needed a break from cooking.

Both Bill and Jenny intended to move on from Burgundy, but with the addition of dogs and children and the realisation that they already lived in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, why change a thing?

Bill & Jenny purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Bill & Jenny chose Montbard area

For years Jenny had had her eye on this house. It hadn't been lived in for 30 years but she knew it would make the perfect holiday home; it's rare to find a charming detached house with a good garden in a pretty village. The owner was a kind man with bright eyes and a generous smile; he spoke into your face whilst enthusiastically thumping your shoulder every few seconds. There were many people whom he would not sell the house to, but luckily we did not seem to be part of this ever expanding list!

Before too long we were the proud new owners, but having bought it, we had to wait a couple of years until we could afford to start renovating. And what a house it made! Every year several guests ask us if it's for sale! We have four rental properties in Burgundy and even if one day we sold up and left for another region, we would have to keep this one as our bolthole in the Côte d'Or; so I'm afraid the answer is: it's not for sale, but it can be reserved for you to stay in!

Staying here is all about leaving the city and stepping back in time and enjoying the peaceful rural surroundings. No busy roads, trains, aeroplanes or noisy farms - even the church bells stop at night!

What makes this cottage unique

The house is unusual because it's in the middle of the village of Corsaint and yet all around feels so spacious; that's largely due to being right next to the church and the green and also helped by having a good southerly facing garden with a view. Inside the property plays the same trick; it seems so much bigger than the exterior walls dictate.

We live two minutes away from the house and are available if you need us. We hope you will discover and explore Burgundy in your own way, but if you would like a little orientation and guidance about where to go and what to do, then we would be delighted to help. Just ask!

Amenities

Corsaint Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • It's spacious, bright and airy with a bath, separate shower, loo and handbasin. The traditonal tomette floor whilst cool in summer, can be heated when necessary.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master - 1 queen
    Mezzanine - 1 twin/ single
  • Very spacious bedroom with a 160cm wide bed. If you wish to be 3 or 4 in your party the mezzanine (just outside the bedroom) contains a comfortable single bed that can be extended into a double.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If the house is already booked for the dates that you are after, please have a look at our two other properties. They are also on this site and their reference numbers are 6396 and 1499850.

Reviews

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Cottage and private garden - rural bliss for two (or 4 with mezzanine)
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Perfect peaceful holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with a lovely peaceful garden, just as described and with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. The property has been tastefully renovated, a mix of French cottage style, but with modern day essentials and comfortable furnishings. A perfect location for walking, cycling and visiting many interesting towns, villages and markets in the area. This is our 4th visit to one of Bill & Jenny's properties-highly recommended-and we will definately be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely tranquil gite

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant gite in lovely spot and very well appointed. Great for exploring local area and perfect classy French Shabby chic interior.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, stylish and well-equiped

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this very charming, warm and well-equiped cottage. A peaceful spot in the middle of beautiful countryside. We made some daytrips, but were most at ease when we returned to "our" home for the week. We accidentally left our laptop behind and Bill very adquately took care of that. We will certainly return to Corsaint!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming characterful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has been lovingly restored and has quirky charm and is very comfortably furnished with an excellent well planned open plan living space of the entire ground floor. The owners are 2km away and very helpful and attentive to any queries. The village is very peaceful and the cottage has a garden area outside the kitchen which catches the afternoon sunshine.

We loved our stay and the area and are planning to return to the same property next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place to keep coming back to.

  • 5 of 5

We love this house in Corsaint, having stayed there twice with another week booked in the Autumn. The renovation to the property is interesting, sympathetic and of a very high quality. It is extremely comfortable and that makes it ideal if the weather is changeable. Everything is provided to make self catering very easy if that is your choice but Bill is very knowledgable about the local area and can recommend many places to eat at or visit. The village is very peaceful with most of the traffic being farm vehicles, and the local area has many interesting places to explore without having to travel too far on the quiet scenic roads. Most amenities are very close by.

We are very much looking forward to our next stay at a different time of year - perhaps we'll get the chance to use the log burner.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Pure Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated in an idyllic situation, next to the village church. It is well equipped, well maintained and very clean.

It has a charming garden, and is highly recommended for retired people. We have many happy memories of our visit to this beautiful gite.

Joan and Mervyn

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
231 Kilometres
Paris (Orly)
Nearest Ferry
515 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Montbard
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Avallon (A6)
Car: necessary

Nearby towns of Epoisses & Semur-en-Auxois provide plenty of choice for bars, restaurants & shops. Superb walking & biking; visits to historical sites (13th C Abbaye de Fontenay, Vézelay Basilica, ); Chateaux (Epoisses, Ancy-le-Franc, Bussy-Rabutin); Medieval towns (Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny, Noyers) ; Markets (Dijon,Chablis); Lac de Pont (small beach,watersports); Morvan National Park, Golf & Tennis nearby. 5 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge. 1 hour TGV train to Paris or Euro Disney direct.

Other Activities: Golf , 30 minutes

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental price includes geothermal heating when necessary. There is a small additional charge for logs for the fire.
We kindly request that guests do not smoke inside the house. We accept up to two dogs (supplement of 30 euros).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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