La Ferme Gourmande

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Nestled in the heart of hidden Burgundy, this beautiful home offers not only an incredible place to stay but also a wealth of memorable experiences arranged by the hospitable owner.

Dating back to the 17th Century, this historical farmhouse used to be part of a nearby Château, yet it has now been transformed into an elegant and welcoming holiday home. Enter through the magnificent oak doors, designed by the owner and made by local artisans, into the vast living and dining space.  Full of warmth and light, the traditional flag stone floors and a cast-iron wood burner perfectly complement the sumptuous velvet sofas and contemporary open-plan kitchen with its duo wine-cellar.  Dine around the huge oak table, created by the owner and her carpenter, the perfect place to enjoy amazing feasts with loved ones.

There are five individually styled bedrooms, full of colour and character, four of which are upstairs via the locally crafted stone staircase. With super-king sized double or twin beds, fresh crisp linen and en-suite bath or shower rooms, every comfort has been thought of in this delightful abode.

Step into the courtyard full of summer flowers, a relaxed al-fresco dining table and a pretty water feature, the perfect place for morning coffee and pastries, leisurely lunches or simply sipping local wine under the clear skies at night. In a second courtyard is the magnificent heated swimming pool where you can spend lazy summer afternoons in majestic surroundings.

Yet this home is more than just a perfect place to stay, the wonderful owner is also on hand to create unforgettable experiences for her guests. A well-regarded chef, she can cook for you or take you to the local markets to buy fresh, local ingredients and give you hands-on cooking lessons in your lovely, professional kitchen. 

She also has exclusive access to some of the finest vineyards in Burgundy, not only in the surrounding Côte D'Or region but also as far north as Chablis, Irancy, Coulanges Le Vineuse and Saint. Bris and south to Côte de Nuits and Beaune. Whether it’s a private tour, exquisite lunch or home-made picnic in the vineyards, the owner can arrange a unique wine-tasting experience like no other.

It’s just a short stroll down the lane by the stream to the charming local village with its bakery and little bistro. Hire bikes from La Ferme Gourmande and cycle along the beautiful Burgundy canal or take in the landscapes of woods, valleys and vineyards around you.

The more adventurous can head to the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan for mountain biking, hiking and watersports on the river and lakes whilst golf lovers must experience the prestigious course with lunch at Château de Chailly. 

You may simply prefer to visit some of the idyllic local villages and towns, especially on market day, such as Semur-en-Auxois, Saulieu and Noyers, not forgetting the fantastic city of Dijon with its particularly vibrant market designed by Gustav Eiffel.

Whether exploring this remarkable region, relaxing with friends and family or celebrating a special occasion, this 400-year old farmhouse is sure to be the place to create some amazing memories.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A little stream runs just by the lane in front of the house
  • The owners’ two friendly dogs live just next door with them
  • Car hire is essential in this rural part of Burgundy although tours with a private car can also be arranged, especially if you wish to visit a vineyard for wine tasting

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Wine Cellar DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

House Interior

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living-dining room with stone and cast iron wood burner and table for up to 14 guests
- Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including a professional Godin cooker, dishwasher, large fridge, freezer and duo wine cellar
- Bedroom with king-size double/twin bed and ensuite shower room

First Floor

- 2 x bedrooms with king-size double/twin bed and ensuite shower room
- Triple bedroom with king-size double/twin bed and one single daybed (90x200cm). Ensuite shower room
- Triple bedroom with king-size double/twin bed and one single day bed (90x200cm). Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (9mx4.5m) with safety cover, fence and gate. Usually open April to end of October, weather dependent
- Al-fresco dining courtyard
- BBQ
- Boules
- Bikes
- Water feature
- Stream

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Portable a/c unit
- Heating
- Telephone
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Bikes
- Children’s books and toys

Location

About the surrounding area of La Ferme Gourmande
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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La Ferme Gourmande is located in a village in the Côte D'Or wine region of Burgundy. Within a two-minute stroll you can be walking around the moat and woods surrounding a privately owned 13th century castle.

The heart of the local village (500m) has a bakery and a local bistro serving drinks, salads, snacks and ice-cream in a pretty little garden. There’s also the beautiful Burgundy canal, perfect for leisurely walks or cycling; the owner has bikes that you can hire.

Here you are in the heart of hidden Burgundy with a wealth of activities and places to visit on your doorstep. In this stunning Côte D'Or region, so well known for its remarkable wines, the owner has exclusive access to many of the finest vineyards and can arrange personal tours, wine tastings with lunch or picnics in the vineyards for wonderful days out.   

The town of Montbard (25km) is worthy of a visit with its lovely setting by the Burgundy canal and River La Brenne and also its TGV train station with high-speed trains to Paris in just over an hour or south to Dijon in 35 minutes.

Combine with a trip to the pretty village of Semur-en-Auxois (11km) on the banks of the River Armanon or Fontenay Abbey (25km), a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This is the perfect location to explore the region of Burgundy with Chablis (80km) and Noyers (50km) just an hour away to the north and Beaune (73km) and Dijon (60km) an hours drive south and east. There are numerous vineyards across these regions and private visits can be arranged by the owner to some of the best wine producers in the area.

For a change of scene you can head west to visit the historic town of Saulieu with many internationally renowned restaurants. This is the gateway to the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan where you will find beautiful woodlands, streams and waterfalls, gentle rolling hills and hidden villages. Wonderful for hikers and cyclists or you may prefer to canoe down the Yonne River, sail or kayak on one of the lakes or go horse riding through the spectacular scenery.

Visiting the morning markets is another wonderful way to explore the area and sample some of the amazing food produced in the region. From small and local on a Sunday morning in Semur-en-Auxois to the vibrant market in Dijon on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in a market hall designed by Gustav Eiffel.  Montbard and Salieu also have excellent markets on a Friday or Saturday morning, perfect for picking up delights to take back to your home. Indeed, some of the cooking classes that the owner hosts include a morning visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients for the lesson in cooking a feast!

Golf-lovers will also be impressed with stunning courses throughout the region including the prestigious course at the Château de Chailly which can be combined with an exquisite meal in the hotel’s restaurant.

As well as all the outdoor activities on offer, kids will also love the nearby Muséo Parc Alésia (10km), a huge park that tells the story of the ancient city Alesia, it’s battle and the fate of the town through tours, museum exhibitions, archaeological sites and historical re-enactments. There’s also an exhibition featuring the world’s most famous Gaul, Astérix.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Paris Orly/Paris CDG

(240km/290km)

Nearest Train Station Montbard

(25km)

Nearest Village

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant Village Bistro

(500m)

Nearest Shop Village Bakery

(500m)

Nearest Supermarket

(10km)

Nearest Golf Golf du Château de Chailly

(30km)

Nearest Town/City Montbard

(25km)

Region

Renowned throughout the world for its venerable wines, Burgundy is an essential destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of the winemaker’s art. This is a region where you can visit some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the world and taste wines that are regularly regarded as the best France has to offer (which is saying something). As one of the richest regions of France for hundreds of years, Burgundy also offers a wealth of history and culture as well as beautiful landscapes that offer the adventurous visitor plenty of stuff to do, even if it’s just a walk to admire the scenery. If you’re booking one of our fantastic villas and chateaux in Burgundy, you’ll want to read this fantastic Burgundy travel guide to find all the best things to do, see, eat and drink. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Burgundy is a beautiful region with so much to offer families with children of all ages.

Cycling along the Burgundy Canal has to be one of the highlights and the owners have bikes to hire out for older kids/adults.

For more outdoor activities, head to the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan where you will find beautiful woodlands, streams and waterfalls, gentle rolling hills and hidden villages. Wonderful for cyclists, the park also offers canoeing along the Yonne River, horse-riding in spectacular scenery and watersports on the lake such as kayaking and sailing.

Kids will also love the nearby MuséoParc Alésia (10km), a huge park that tells the story of the ancient city Alesia, it’s battle and the fate of the town through tours, museum exhibitions, archaeological sites and historical re-enactments. There’s also an exhibition featuring the world’s most famous Gaul, Astérix.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Private Wine Tours Available
  • Cooking Classes Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome pack with local goods included
- In-house catering
- Private chef
- Shopping pre-arrival
- Babysitting
- Private wine tours
- Vineyard picnics
- Private market tours
- Hands on cooking classes (which can be combined with market tours)
- Bread making class
- Croissant making class
- Charcuterie day
- Bespoke self-guided cycle tours with bikes and picnic provided
- Dijon market tour and wine tasting day
- Spa day at Michelin starred Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu
- Hot-air balloon ride reservations
- Golf reservations at Chateau de Chailly
- Restaurant bookings
- Private transfers from various airports/train stations from Paris to Geneva
- Private car and driver available to be booked

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

This delightful 5-bedroom home is a wonderful place to host an intimate event with family or friends.

The hospitable owner, a wonderful chef, can arrange catering for you or you may wish to arrange one of her many services as part of your celebration from hands-on cookery lessons to exclusive wine-tasting.

Please contact us for further information and prices.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 paid to the owner by credit card authorization (Amex not accepted) upon signing the rental agreement, minimum one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.30 p.m.
Security deposit 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, however guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit (rates as specified in the rental agreement).
Pets welcome? Service dogs only and with prior arrangement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from approximately April to end of October, depending on the weather.
Other Ts and Cs Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellation and personal travel.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental agreement, minimum one month before arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 £2,917
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £3,435
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 £2,456
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,159
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,435
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £2,159
Mar 28th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £2,456
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £2,917
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,435
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £2,456
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,159

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 €3,118
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €3,671
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 €2,626
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,308
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,671
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €2,308
Mar 28th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €2,626
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €3,118
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,671
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €2,626
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,308

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 $3,500
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $4,121
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 $2,947
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,590
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,121
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $2,590
Mar 28th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $2,947
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $3,500
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,121
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $2,947
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,590

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Amazing time!

    Posted by Sue on 18/09/2018

    Happiest of Days in France with a fantastic group in a wonderful house, filled with love, warmth, good cheer and full bellies!

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful week!

    Posted by Kim on 29/08/2018

    You made things extremely easy for a large group to enjoy a great number of activities. Your house is so perfect! Very warm and comfortable with every amenity we could wish for!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely hospitality!

    Posted by Sophie on 28/07/2018

    It was so much fun for me to learn and watch from you. I loved spending time with you in the market. I can’t express how glad I am that you were my host, it was a delight. Thank you again!

  • Such a lovely stay!

    Posted by Kirsten, Simon and Luke on 10/07/2018

    We were so excited for our stay here, but nothing could have prepared us for the extraordinary beauty of your home and stellar graciousness. Out time here exceeded our expectations and we will treasure this trip our entire lives. Thank you for the delicious meals, quick problem solving when things turned up and making your home a home we are sad to leave!

  • We hope to see you again soon!

    Posted by Tamara and Brian on 03/06/2018

    Thank you so much for your kindness, hospitality and attention to detail. We will treasure out time spent at your home and fondly remember the time we spent with our friends and family.

  • We hope to see you again soon!

    Posted by Tamara and Brian on 03/06/2018

    Thank you so much for your kindness, hospitality and attention to detail. We will treasure out time spent at your home and fondly remember the time we spent with our friends and family.

  • What a fantastic week!

    Posted by Rachel and Dylan on 19/09/2017

    Thank you for your gracious hospitality, your fabulous food and for sharing all the wonderful treasures that Burgundy has to offer. We had a fantastic week and can’t wait to visit again. Your beautiful home is an absolute dream, Hope to see you in Chicago, London, New York or back in Burgundy.

  • Thank you for a marvellous time, easing our way into Burgundy!

    Posted by Judy and Paul on 13/09/2017

    The canal bike path is perfect for enjoying the countryside. It was amazing and the bikes were great!

  • Thank you!

    Posted by S Wren. on 30/08/2017

    Loved learning about Burgundy, it was a beautiful, peaceful part of the world. Learning about the wines was fun and entertaining. Your expertise and those on your team made the total experience outstanding.

  • Wonderful property!

    Posted by The Athinsons, Smiths and Blissets on 20/07/2017

    Thank you so much for the fabulous stay in this truly beautiful house. It was the perfect location for a memorable family holiday. There is so much to do in this area and to come back and cook in your lovely kitchen was amazing!

  • Amazing time!

    Posted by B. Callahan on 13/06/2017

    This property provides a most comfortable home from which to explore Burgundy. Our group of young seniors enjoyed Katherine’s culinary treats for 5 nights including one of her special menus including terrific wine selections. We shopped for and prepared the other two evening meals. Some of us jumped in the pool after a day of visiting the beautiful countryside. Beaune is a 65-70 minute trip south while Dijon is a bit closer, 35-45 minutes. Better yet are the visits to the beautiful villages of Vezelay, Chateauneuf, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Noyers and Semur-en-Brionnais. Driving through the villages is exciting since the roads were designed for horse and carriage.Burgundy is beautiful! Katherine only makes it better. Truly a terrific vacation home.

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