Maison La Cote D’Or

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Sleeps: 6 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space

Surrounded by antique furnishings and artwork, stay in this handsome 18th-century townhouse close to the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan, equidistant from Burdundy's Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Chablis vineyards.

In a traditional Côte D’Or market town in Burgundy, step into this hôtel particulier where you will find two large salons, a library with many books in English and French, an elegant dining room and a wonderfully equipped kitchen in the older 17th-century wing. It’s a house for all seasons with open chimneys and wood-burners whilst the Wi-Fi allows guests to work or study in one of the two bureaux. If you play the piano, bring your own sheet music to entertain your guests on the grand piano which is regularly tuned.

Head upstairs for five beautifully styled bedrooms, each with an en suite bath or shower room. As well as period furnishings and traditional décor, expect high-quality beds, cotton bedlinen and hairdryers. For eleventh and twelfth guests, a charming sixth bedroom features two single beds (which can be joined as a double) and shares a bathroom, or could instead be used as a first-floor sitting room if preferred.

Wander out of the grand salon to a small terrace which leads down to the walled garden, such a relaxing spot for a coffee or lunch with the background sound of the trickling fountain and views beyond the neighbouring rooftops towards the Auxois hills. At the front of the house, the kitchen opens up to the front courtyard for more al-fresco dining.

Strolling through the courtyard’s gate and along the road, you will soon reach the heart of this small market town with a range of restaurants including one with two Michelin stars. The bustling little market takes place on a Saturday morning and there is a good selection of shops for freshly baked bread, cheese, wine and other groceries. The town’s 12th century basilica draws visitors from across this part of Burgundy.

As well as arranging bespoke wine tours of the vineyards of Burgundy near Beaune, Chablis or Nuits-Saint-Georges, drive to picture-perfect villages and towns such as Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Montbard and Vézelay, home to the impressive Basilique de Vézelay. France’s most remarkable abbey, Abbaye de Fontenay, is another must-see, reached within an hour, whilst a visit to Dijon and Auxerre should also be considered.

Closer to home are the incredible landscapes of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan, ideal for hiking, biking, horse-riding and rock-climbing. Discover rafting along the rapids, canoeing along gentler stretches of water, summer swimming in lakes or serene boat rides, then learn all about the park’s diverse and rich eco-system at the official visitor’s centre only 12km away from your historic Burgundy home.

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What you should know…

  • The house sleeps up to twelve guests across five main bedrooms (10 guests) and a sixth bedroom with two single beds (can be joined as a double) which also acts as a sitting room. This room can be accessed from two of the bedrooms or from the hallway and shares a bathroom with one of the other bedrooms.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Smart TV Wine Cellar Indoor Games Table Football DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

Maison Interiors

Main Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Large salon
-    Large salon and adjacent study
-    Dining room
-    Library and adjacent study
-    Breakfast room
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including electric range cooker with two ovens and grill, American fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Door leads to front courtyard and al-fresco dining area
-    Laundry room
-    WC x 2 
-    Cellar access

Upstairs (via main staircase)

-    Bedroom (accessed via main or second staircase) with queen-size double bed and dressing room leading to en suite bathroom with large bath, separate shower, sink and WC. Bathroom can also be accessed from hall
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Extra sitting room or bedroom with two single beds (2'6 each, can be joined as a double). Room accessed from hall or from above two bedrooms
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, sink and WC (bathroom can also be accessed from hall)

Upstairs (via second staircase)

-    Bedroom with twin beds (2’6 each, can be joined as a double) and dressing room leading to en suite shower room with shower, two sinks and WC. Shower room can also be accessed from hall

Outside Grounds

-    Rear walled garden (via steps) with fountain and seating
-    Front courtyard with al-fresco dining area
-    Front garage and parking
-    Barbecue

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Working fireplaces
-    Grand piano
-    Smart TV
-    DVD player and DVDs
-    CD player
-    Board games and cards
-    Table football
-    Printer
-    Library (books in French and English)
-    Cellars
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison La Cote D’Or
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Côte D’Or department of Burgundy, on the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan, Maison La Côte D’Or is located in a traditional market town.

Just step out of your front door and courtyard and stroll down the road to the heart of the characterful town. This small town dates back to Roman times and features a 12th century basilica (built on the remains of an even larger 8th century abbey) as well as a bustling Saturday morning market, several boulangeries, two supermarkets, a wine merchant, a fromagerie, restaurants and cafes. For a special meal, book ahead to dine in the town’s Michelin starred restaurant.  

The Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan is such a wonderful area for hiking, horse-riding, cycling, biking and rock-climbing. Explore the verdant forests, learn all about its rich ecosystem and come across lakes for summer swimming and watersports such as canoeing and, for the most adventurous, rafting along rapids. It’s such a vast regional park with local lakes within a short drive, the mighty Mont Beuvray around an hour south and the pretty town of Avallon around 40km to the north. A little further afield, spend time in Vézelay (58km), classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and home to the famous Basilique de Vézelay.

Closer to home, the gorgeous town of Semur-en-Auxois (30km) also lies on the edge of the Morvan Regional Park, set above the Armançon River. It is so atmospheric just pottering around the town, admiring its cobbled lanes, half-timbered houses and historic buildings. Perhaps combine with a trip to Fontenay Abbey (52km), one of the most remarkable abbeys in France.

Other picture-perfect places to visit include Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (42km) with its preserved medieval centre and religious sites, flower-filled Montbard (46km) and the impressive Parc Buffon, and historic Auxerre (88km) on the banks of the Yonne River. Dijon (73km), a handsome town known for its mustard, fine architecture and twice-weekly market, is yet another highlight of Burgundy.

Indeed, keen gourmands will love the range of authentic Burgundy restaurants and bustling markets across the region and it is a wine-lovers paradise of course. The vineyards of the Côte des Nuits are easily reached from Dijon to Nuits-Saint-Georges, both around an hour away, whilst Chablis is an hours drive to the north. The famous wine town of Beaune is 62km by car and the prestigious vineyards of the Route des Grands Crus can be explored in and around Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard, all within an hours drive. In all instances, bespoke wine itineraries can be arranged for you.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

(274km)

Nearest Airport 2 Geneva Airport

(288km)

Nearest Ferry Port Le Havre/Caen/Calais

(443km/491km/537km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Dijon

(73km)

Nearest Town Small market town

(Within 200m)

Nearest Restaurant Local town

(Within 200m)

Nearest Shop Bakery and other food shops

(Short walk )

Nearest Supermarket Near the town centre

(Within 1km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Pre lamy 9-hole

(15km)

Nearest Tennis Near the town centre

(Within 1km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

If staying with children it is great to be able to stroll to the heart of the old town with useful shops, a range of restaurants and two supermarkets. The town is also home to tennis courts and a municipal swimming pool, although it’s far more exciting driving into the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan for summer swimming in local lakes.|

Indeed, the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan is a paradise for outdoor adventure enthusiasts with hiking, horse-riding, cycling, biking and rock-climbing possible across this vast and very rural part of Burgundy.

There’s also rafting, canoeing and other water-based activities including boat trips on Lac des Settons which can be reached within half an hour. The main tourist information centre is 12km away where there is a forest trail, animal park, play area as well as a wealth of useful information on trails and activities.

For a change of scene just south of Semur-en-Auxois, Auxois Morvan Aventure is a fun-filled place for mini-golf, laser games (aged 7+) and tree-top trails (age 6+, height restriction also apply).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Welcome Pack Included

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 available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Cook
- Wine tours
- Shopping
- Babysitting

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed weekly.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes including firewood for the wood-burners in the kitchen and dining room and open chimneys in the main salon and library.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning (kitchen and bathrooms only) also included for stays of over 4 nights. 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.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 4 nights all other periods.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? Well behaved dogs may be permitted, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The house sleeps up to twelve guests across five main bedrooms (10 guests) and a sixth bedroom with two single beds (can be joined as a double) which also acts as a sitting room.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £4,515
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - £3,763
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £1,720 £2,150 £3,010
Christmas & New Year £2,580 £3,225 £4,515
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 £1,720 £2,150 £3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £5,160
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - £4,515
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £2,150 £2,688 £3,763
Christmas & New Year £3,010 £3,763 £5,160
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 £2,150 £2,688 £3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £5,644
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - £4,892
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £2,365 £2,957 £4,139
Christmas & New Year £3,225 £4,032 £5,644
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 15th 2025 £2,365 £2,957 £4,139
Jan 15th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,720 £2,151 £3,010
Mar 29th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £2,150 £2,688 £3,763
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - £4,515
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 29th 2025 - - £3,763
Oct 29th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £1,720 £2,151 £3,010
Christmas & New Year £2,150 £2,688 £3,763
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 14th 2026 £1,720 £2,151 £3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €5,366
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - €4,472
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €2,044 €2,555 €3,577
Christmas & New Year €3,066 €3,833 €5,366
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 €2,044 €2,555 €3,577

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €5,160
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - €4,515
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Christmas & New Year €3,010 €3,763 €5,160
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €5,644
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - €4,892
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €2,365 €2,957 €4,139
Christmas & New Year €3,225 €4,032 €5,644
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 15th 2025 €2,365 €2,957 €4,139
Jan 15th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010
Mar 29th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - €4,515
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 29th 2025 - - €3,763
Oct 29th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010
Christmas & New Year €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 14th 2026 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $5,860
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - $4,883
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $2,233 $2,791 $3,907
Christmas & New Year $3,349 $4,186 $5,860
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 $2,233 $2,791 $3,907

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $5,160
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - $4,515
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $2,150 $2,688 $3,763
Christmas & New Year $3,010 $3,763 $5,160
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 $2,150 $2,688 $3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $5,644
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - - $4,892
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $2,365 $2,957 $4,139
Christmas & New Year $3,225 $4,032 $5,644
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 15th 2025 $2,365 $2,957 $4,139
Jan 15th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,720 $2,151 $3,010
Mar 29th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $2,150 $2,688 $3,763
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - $4,515
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 29th 2025 - - $3,763
Oct 29th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $1,720 $2,151 $3,010
Christmas & New Year $2,150 $2,688 $3,763
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 14th 2026 $1,720 $2,151 $3,010

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

When did you become the owner?

2016, as a renovation project.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The rooms flow. There is plenty of space and yet it is practical. Only two floors.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Previous owners include a widow, during the revolution, who kept her head down, and escaped without incident even though her immediate neighbours were imprisoned.

The immediate previous owner was a French war hero who won the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d’honneur. We bought the house following his death.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Guest names will always remain private.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?

Variety. Walking in the Morvan. Wine trips, great food, lots of history.

Must eat?

Subject to budget the famous restaurant in town, just 4 minutes walk away

Must see?

Mix relaxation, and outdoor living in the Morvan with trips to sights. Do not rush!

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Embrace a different pace of life.

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Reviews

  • Highly recommend it

    on 25/05/2024

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this house and highly recommend it. The house is located in the middle of the village of Saulieu, which quick access to local restaurants and businesses (including a nice boulangerie at the end of the street). Saulieu was fun to explore and made a good launching pad for cities in the region (including Dijon and Beaune) and for wine tours. The house is incredibly spacious, well decorated, and full of amenities. A great place for a group of friends to get away for a week. And the backyard/garden was just as wonderful as the pictures and incredibly serene. The woman that manages the house was friendly in welcoming us for our stay and answered any questions we had. The owners were very easy to communicate with, provided prompt responses, and quickly refunded the full security deposit after we completed our stay. (Note: the security deposit must be paid directly to the owners, which can be complicated from a U.S. bank account.) If we have friends or family going to Burgundy, we will definitely encourage them to stay here.

  • A very nice mansion

    on 02/01/2024

    This mansion is an exception in several respects. The level of service is very high in terms of equipment, furnishings and decor. it’s a real immersion in manor life. The rooms are very comfortable, especially the bedding, and each has its own bathroom. the numerous living rooms are large, well-heated and pleasant. The highlight is the very careful decoration. the welcome is warm and friendly. It’s a rare place.

  • Highly recommended

    on 21/06/2023

    A truly wonderful home from home. Grand, spacious and full of lovely things, though comfortable and practical too. Very well equipped and our party of 6 were well looked after. Quality beds and linens, privacy between bedrooms (none of the doubles are immediately adjacent to each other- which gives you some idea of the house’s scale). We enjoyed pottering round the town and visits further a field. Lovely town garden, simply but well planted. Highly recommended.

  • Beautiful house, highly recommended

    on 22/10/2022

    This beautiful house on a quiet street has been restored to its 18th century glory - perfect for a family gathering or group of friends. The impressive salon and library overlook the lovely garden. There’s a large kitchen, a lovely dining room, intimate breakfast room and a further sitting room. Upstairs are 5 ensuite bedrooms. Inside the grand gates is parking for 3 cars and an outside dining area. The town has excellent shops, good restaurants and a weekly market. Dijon, Beaune and the Burgundy vineyards are not far. We had a comfortable, relaxing stay. Highly recommended.

  • Wonderful trip!

    on 28/08/2022

    An elegant, well-located house with complete peace and privacy. Street gates opened into a courtyard for our cars – only needed for daytrips, as almost everything was within walking distance in town. Beautifully proportioned and decorated rooms, an excellent mix of spaces to meet our every need – not to mention outside in the courtyard and secluded walled garden. First floor is perfect for privacy – with interconnected rooms that can be closed off in a variety of configurations to accommodate families of different sizes. A wonderful trip - we would recommend this house without hesitation!

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