Maison Bourguignonne

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


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Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Maison Bourguignonne is the ideal family home in the heart of Burgundy. It sits in a peaceful setting surrounded by lush countryside and stunning views over the Morvan National Park, yet within a 25-minute walk to a charming market village.

The village is one of the largest in the Morvan. It has all amenities including good local restaurants, various boulangeries, a butcher, an excellent cheese shop, antique shop and a small weekly market, as well as a large monthly market which takes over the whole village. There are also other pretty walks in the area which lead to the village. It even has a Lido with tennis facilities.

This 200-year-old barn has been restored with care and features many rustic and charming features like exposed wooden beams, stone walls, terracotta floors and a large stone fireplace with wood-burning stove. Modern creature comforts have not been forgotten and include flat screen TV with Bose Home Cinema with I-Pod docking station and Sky TV.

Maison Bourguignonne was created for memorable family holidays. There is a billiard table, board games books, boules court, children's swing, Weber gas barbecue and a lovely terrace with outside speakers for alfresco dining.

New for 2021, a walled garden has been lovingly created with over 20 different types of herbs as well as soft fruits. You may also be lucky enough to taste cherries from the orchard (so divine!) or the many grapes from vines trailing over the beautiful new arbour.

The local area not only offers plenty of typical Burgundian gastronomic delights, but lots of adventure too, from white-water rafting to lazy cycle routes along the Nivernais Canal and rambles in the National Park. The spa town, St Honoré les Bains, with Spa and indoor pool is only seven kilometers away.

This lovely home in the heart of Burgundy is the ultimate family retreat which combines tranquility, charm and modern comfort in an idyllic setting.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The downstairs bedroom is suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • The walk to the village is uphill on the way there but slightly easier on the way back!
  • Please note pets are not allowed under any circumstances.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Vegetable Patch)

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Pool/Snooker Heating

House Interior

Ground Floor

- Lounge with vaulted ceiling, large wood burning stove, decorative fireplace, comfortable seating area with sofas/chairs
- Large open plan kitchen/dining area with billiards table. The kitchen comes equipped with electric hob, fan oven, American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, window seat with views over swimming pool
- Bedroom 2 with king size double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, double sink and separate W.C. French doors leading outside

First Floor

- Master Bedroom with king size double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, sink and W.C. French doors leading to Juliet balcony
- Bedroom 3 with twin beds and views over the swimming pool and garden
- Bedroom 4 with twin/double bed
- Bedroom 5 with bunk bed and views over the swimming pool and garden
- Shower room with large sink and separate W.C.
- Mezzanine level with TV area

Outside Grounds

- Garden (approx. 1.5 acres)
- Private heated pool (size: 5x10m, depth 2m) with child security fence. Open from approximately beginning of May to end-September.
- Sunbeds and parasols
- Outdoor dining furniture
- Terrace with large teak table seating up to 10
- Terrace with outdoor seating and coffee table
- Herb and fruit garden
- Outside lighting
- Pool evening lighting
- Weber gas BBQ
- Boules court
- Children's swing
- Bikes (2 adult bikes, a tandem bike and 2 small children's bikes)
- Badminton net
- Private parking space for up to 6 cars


- Heating
- Fans
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Smart TV
- I-pod docking station
- Bose speaker system with surround sound
- Outdoor speakers to dining areas terrace
- Board games and toys
- Books
- Billiards table
- Badminton
- 2 adult bikes and a tandem bike
- 2 small children's bikes


About the surrounding area of Maison Bourguignonne
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Bourguignonne sits in the outskirts of a peaceful rural village in the Burgundian department of Nievre, within the beautiful Morvan Regional Nature Park. The village is about 25-minute walk away (2.1km, up a hill)  or 5-minute drive and has plenty of restaurants, bistros, boulangeries, charcuteries, boutiques, a weekly market and many other amenities. There is also a Regional Tourist Information office in the village.

This is an absolute paradise for nature lovers: incredible woodlands, mountains, hills, waterfalls, rivers and quaint traditional villages to explore.

Choose among endless leisure activities such as cycling, hiking, horse-back riding, golf, tennis, canoeing, fishing, rafting, sailing, windsurfing  and a lot more. In the park, you will also find two museums and cafes.

Furthermore, the French Grand Prix Circuit is just 40 minutes away.

Burgundy is also well known for its vineyards, so a wine tasting experience is highly recommended.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lyon/Paris Orly


Nearest Village

(25mins walk/5mins drive/2.1km)

Nearest Golf Autun


Nearest Town/City St Honore Les Bains


Nearest Tennis

(2km/25mins walk)

Nearest Supermarket

(2.1km/25mins walk/5mins drive)

Nearest Restaurant

(2km/25mins walk/5mins drive)


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

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Children's bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker


Oliver's Extras

  • Two Complimentary Bottles of Cremant de Bourgogne

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

 Extras included at this property:

- Welcome hamper with local produce

Little Sustainability Gems About the Property:

In terms of the maison itself, most of the furniture has been upcycled or sourced locally from the local brocant, and they use local artisans for all the renovations in the property. A no-chemical cleaning system has been implemented for the cleaning staff, and Ecover products are provided for the guests to use. In terms of the local community, the owners pay tax de sejour for the community of communes Bazoir, Loire and Morvan, and the revenue from this tax is reinvested in the local area, as the house is located in the Morvan National park. They have also voluntarily contributed funds towards the renovation of the local Chateau in Moulins Engilbert throughout the restoration period. 

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes (mid-week clean for 2-week bookings not included, 5% discount offered).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels (mid-week change for 2-week bookings not included, 5% discount offered).
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed under any circumstances.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events: not allowed. Family celebrations: allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from approximately beginning of May to end-September.
Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 28th 2023 - May 13th 2023 £3,360
May 13th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £3,629
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 £4,838
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 £3,629
Oct 14th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £3,360
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 £4,838
Jan 5th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £3,360
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,629
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £4,838
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,629

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 28th 2023 - May 13th 2023 €3,591
May 13th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €3,878
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 €5,170
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 €3,878
Oct 14th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €3,591
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 €5,170
Jan 5th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €3,591
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €3,878
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €5,170
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,878

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 28th 2023 - May 13th 2023 $3,884
May 13th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,194
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 $5,592
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 $4,194
Oct 14th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $3,884
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 $5,592
Jan 5th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $3,884
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,194
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $5,592
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,194

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
15 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Uninterrupted view over Morvan National Park and family friendly layout of the property.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It's one of the oldest properties in the village - barn to the Maison de Maître. It's 250 years old and has only had three owners.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

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

Really do?
Day trip to Beaune and the Unesco World Heritage sites in Vézelay.

Really eat?
La Grangée restaurant.

Really see?
Bribracte - Morvan National Park, world archaeological sites, many walks with views across the Morvan National Park plus tree climbing activities for kids.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The location is equidistant between two famous wine regions - Beaune Côte d'Or and Sancerre Loire Valley wines.

The local village is famous for the Charolais beef. There is a lovely museum in the village dedicated to the products of beef. We have an excellent market plus a great butcher where you can purchase the prized beef.

From the house there are many circular walks to lovely ancient sites.



  • Fantastic week in a great place!

    Posted by Juan S on 23/04/2019

    We spent a week here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is well appointed and furnished both inside and out. The pool was loved by the children and there was plenty to do nearby.

  • Simply perfect

    Posted by David on 19/08/2018

    Great service, lovely people

  • Luxury barn-conversion located inside the Morvan National Park; French equivalent to The Lake District in UK

    Posted by John T. on 26/02/2017

    We had one of the most relaxing weeks ever in this sympathetically converted barn with huge roaring fire. Great walking and mountain biking routes on the doorstep and village nearby with good sized supermarket and various boulangeries too. Our favourite was the immense collection of local cheeses. Wine-shopping half way between Beaune and Sancerre, we were spoiled for choice!
    Planning another trip back in the Autumn.

  • Could not have asked for better

    Posted by Joan S. on 06/02/2017

    No complaints whatsoever. Large comfortable house, large garden (great for dog). Location excellent - near a small hamlet with quiet lanes but supermarket only 5 minutes away by car and the Canal du Nivernais only 10 minutes by car, giving good flat walking along the towpath. A house we were sorry to leave and to which we plan to return.

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