Le Grenou

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1


Pool Ideal for Kids

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Featured in The Sunday Times' Top 50 cool villas 

Private and peaceful, with breath-taking views over the lake and surrounding countryside, Le Grenou is a beautifully renovated 18th century luxury cottage available for weekly holiday rental.

The charming and relaxing retreat is an ideal base for exploring the stunning and unspoiled Burgundy countryside. The cottage is situated in an outstanding nature park in the Morvan Hills.

This adorable cottage forms part of the an estate featuring a small hotel in a beautiful château. Guests can enjoy the estate's extensive grounds with beautiful gardens, woods and fields. Take a refreshing dip in the hotel's swimming pool, play tennis in the estate's brand-new court or explore the countryside.

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What you should know…

  • Le Grenou is part of an estate featuring a château set up as a small hotel. Guests have access to the shared swimming pool and tennis courts there, approx 150-200m away

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Cottage Interior

The tastefully renovated 18th century cottage combines the atmosphere of a historic property with all modern day comforts.

The cottage has three lovely bedrooms; two king size four poster bedroom. The third room is ideal for children with two single beds.

The kitchen is open plan and is easily accessible to the dining table or large outside terrace and barbecue area.

Guests can relax in the spacious living room with large sofa facing a traditional open fire place. Enjoy satellite television or a DVD. There is a Wi-Fi connection available.

There is a spacious bathroom with large shower head, deep antique style bath tub, and a washing basin with marble top.

Outside Grounds

The charming cottage has a private garden with stunning views or rural Burgundy from the south-facing terrace. Guests at La Grenou also have shared access to the swimming pool and tennis court at the nearby château which is part of the estate (150-200 metres away).

Guests can also take advantage of the incredible 500 hectares which make up the and surround the cottage and château, filled with ancient parkland, beautiful woods, crystal clear streams and hedged fields, with wildlife flourishing everywhere!


- Television/DVD/Wi-Fi access available
- Central Heating
- Open Fireplace
- Fridge/Freezer/Oven/Microwave/Hoover/Iron
- Washing machine & dryer
- Private parking
- Outside Terrace with barbecue
- Garden Furniture
- Shared Pool (on the estate)
- Shared tennis court (on the estate)


About the surrounding area of Le Grenou
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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La Grenou boasts magnificent views over the Morvan’s hills and lake. It is within easy reach of Autun (35km) and Luzy (12km), both of which are filled with excellent small restaurants, picturesque streets, local produce from the markets as well as ancient history.

Explore the magnificent 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 or raft down a river or sail or kayak on one of the lakes. You can go horse riding through the spectacular scenery or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage for a touch of luxury. .

Head to Mont Beuvray (11km) in the wooded hills where you will not only finding outstanding natural beauty but also the brilliant Bibracte, which tells the history of ancient life in Gaul.  There are some amazing trails for hikers, horse-riders and mountain bike here, including guided tours.

This is of course a wonderful place from which to explore the world-famous Burgundy wine region.  In the heart of the wine-producing region is Beaune (75km). This is the home of the magnificent Hospices de Beaune, one of France’s most stunning historical buildings and there’s a great market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.  There are some wonderful restaurants in Beaune including around 30 Michelin starred establishments in the town and surrounding wine villages.

Follow the wine road, Route des Grands Crus, and discover little villages such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault (with an amazing chateau) and Puligny Montrachet and idyllic vineyards across the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune region where you can sample wines; private wine tastings can be arranged on request.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lyon


Nearest Airport 2 St Yan (chartered flights)


Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Luzy

(12 km)

Nearest Town/City Autun


Nearest Golf Golf Municipal Ville d'Autun



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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys


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

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €300 paid to the owner upon arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Minimum stay 7 nights in June, July and August. 3 nights during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £2,242
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £766 £1,018 £1,271 £1,786
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £636 £845 £1,055 £1,482
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £961 £1,278 £1,595 £2,242
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 £636 £845 £1,055 £1,482
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 £766 £1,018 £1,271 £1,786
May 29th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - £2,242
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 £766 £1,018 £1,271 £1,786
Sep 25th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £636 £845 £1,055 £1,482
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 £961 £1,278 £1,595 £2,242

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €2,337
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €798 €1,051 €1,303 €1,862
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €662 €872 €1,082 €1,545
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €1,002 €1,319 €1,636 €2,337
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 €662 €872 €1,082 €1,545
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 €798 €1,051 €1,303 €1,862
May 29th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - €2,337
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 €798 €1,051 €1,303 €1,862
Sep 25th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €662 €872 €1,082 €1,545
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 €1,002 €1,319 €1,636 €2,337

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $2,628
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $898 $1,150 $1,403 $2,094
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $745 $954 $1,164 $1,737
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $1,127 $1,444 $1,761 $2,628
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 $745 $954 $1,164 $1,737
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 $898 $1,150 $1,403 $2,094
May 29th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - $2,628
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 $898 $1,150 $1,403 $2,094
Sep 25th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $745 $954 $1,164 $1,737
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 $1,127 $1,444 $1,761 $2,628

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

Owner Profile

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
14 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The surrounding nature really captivates me.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was built as a summer house for the bishop of Autun.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Some film stars, but their names must remain secret!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
One request to polish the shoes over night and another one to provide newborn baby milk at 2 in the morning.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Wine tasting.

Really eat?
Escargot de bourgogne.

Really see?
Beaune and Autun communes.


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