The Little Bakery

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

Discover the delights of Burgundy in relaxed surroundings at this pretty home in a rural village in the wonderful Côte-d'Or region.

Formerly a bakery in the heart of the village, this holiday cottage has undergone a charming renovation into an inviting two-bedroom home with wonderful views of the village and valleys beyond. The bright living room features a log-burning stove for cosy evenings as well as a Smart TV with UK channels, Netflix and Prime. The sweet kitchen has its very own old-fashioned pantry and doors leading out to a pretty garden terrace.

Enjoy yet more uninterrupted village and countryside views from upstairs where two attractive bedrooms, one twin and a double, each have their own en suite shower room. Guests are made to feel comfortable with fresh white linen, fans, ample storage space and toiletries in the bathrooms. Youngsters are especially welcome with books, toys, a baby bath and stairgate to help ease parents’ minds when travelling with children.

It may no longer be the village’s boulangerie, but you can still arrange for fresh baguettes and pastries to be delivered to your door each morning for you to enjoy, perhaps in the south-facing garden with enchanting village views. The lovely owners can also arrange delicious meals to be prepared for you, including a bespoke menu for the youngest of guests, or you can cook up a feast on the gas barbecue using fresh products bought from charming markets or local producers. Try the goats cheese from the neighbouring village too!

Visit the idyllic village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed, or drive to the town of Venarey-les-Laumes and hire bikes for long cycle rides along the Canal de Bourgogne. Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also not to be missed, nor is the captivating village of Semur-en-Auxois on the banks of the Armançon river.

Enjoy fine Burgundian cuisine in excellent local restaurants and visit a variety of vineyards whether you head north towards Chablis and Noyers or the world-famous wine-town of Beaune and its surrounding villages further south.

Staying at The Little Bakery is all about enjoying the simplicity of French country life whilst also having the opportunity to explore this wonderful region to your hearts content. 

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What you should know…

  • Thinking of holidaying with friends or another family? The charming owners’ other properties, The Little House and The Little Barn, are each about a ten-minute walk away, downhill. 
  • Use your Amazon and Netflix passwords to log into your accounts on the Smart TV in the living room.
  • If planning to arrive by train, there are fast services from Paris to Montbard, taking just over an hour. Pick up a hire car in Montbard and The Little Bakery is just half an hour away.

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 BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Cottage Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with log-burning stove and Smart TV. Door leads to veranda and steps down to garden
-    Kitchen, well-equipped with doors leading to garden terrace
-    Large pantry (via steps from kitchen)
-    WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (160x200cm) and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm each) and en suite shower room

Outside Grounds

-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Gas barbecue
-    South-facing garden with shady trees


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Log-burning stove (logs provided)
-    Fans (bedrooms)
-    Smart TV (with Netflix, Prime and UK channels)
-    Hairdryers
-    Books and toys
-    Stairgate and baby bath
-    Children’s cutlery and plates
-    Baby bath and changing mat


About the surrounding area of The Little Bakery
Walk to Village 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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In the heart of the Côte-d'Or, around an hour from Dijon, The Little Bakery enjoys an elevated position in an authentic rural village with lovely views over the rooftops towards the Burgundy countryside and beyond.

If you don’t wish to take advantage of the owner’s wonderful catering service, you can discover a choice of restaurants within a ten to fifteen minute drive whilst Venarey-les-Laumes (17km) is home to your nearest large supermarket and other useful amenities including a lovely weekly market. There is also a bakery in nearby Darcey (6km) or you can arrange to have pastries and baguettes delivered to your door each morning.

The beautiful village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (15km) will surely be one of the first places you will want to visit with its idyllic setting. It’s classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and it is where the movie ‘Chocolat’ was filmed. Visit the two abbeys and purchase some of the traditional sweets, Les Anis de Flavigny, which have been produced in the village since the 16th century.

Historians of all ages will be keen to visit the Roman ruins at Alésia, near Venarey-les-Laumes, as well as the new open-air museum and visitors centre nearby. Fontenay Abbey (26km), dating back to the 12th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, is another remarkable day out close by.

Semur-en-Auxois (30km) is also a must-see, a picturesque town on the banks of the Armançon river with pretty cobbled lanes, charming shops and some excellent restaurants serving the very best regional cuisine. Châteauneuf-en-Auxois (50km) is another great place for lunch whilst in the other direction the town of Auxerre (99km) will enchant you with its shops, restaurants and historic architecture.

Lovers of local food shouldn’t miss the atmospheric weekly markets in Semur-en-Auxois, Venarey-les-Laumes, Montbard and Beaune as well as the great city of Dijon, just 50km away. In July and August look out for villages and towns hosting summer night markets with live music, local wine and lots of regional food!

The Côte-d'Or region is of course famous for its fine Burgundy wines and there are many opportunities to visit a variety of amazing vineyards, both big and small, for exquisite wine-tastings. You are well positioned to drive to some of the well-known wine villages and towns in both directions with Chablis just over an hours drive to the north-west and Beaune around 90km south, allowing you to taste wines from both the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune appellations.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Geneva Airport


Nearest Train Station Gare des Laumes - Alésia


Nearest Village

(Walking distance)

Nearest Restaurant

(10-15 minute drive )

Nearest Supermarket Venarey Les Laumes


Nearest Town Venarey Les Laumes


Nearest City Dijon


Nearest Golf Golf De Venarey Les Laumes



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

There is plenty to see and do across this region for kids of all ages whilst staying in this child-friendly home.

There are many beautiful walks both nearby and further afield, whether exploring local paths, wandering along the banks of the Canal de Bourgogne or heading further afield to discover the incredible landscapes of the Morvan Regional Natural Park. These areas are also fantastic for cycling (and even mountain biking) whilst horse-riding stables can be found within a short drive.

Young historians will love visiting the Gallo-Roman ruins at Alésia, including an excellent new visitors centre, sometimes featuring historical re-enactments.

The animal park at Parc de l'Auxois (25km) with its miniature train, play area and swimming pool is especially lovely for toddlers and younger children whilst the theme park Nigloland (102km) will appeal to older kids with all sorts of thrilling rides.

There is also a swimming pool complex, Amphirite Aquatic Centre, with some great water-based attractions, about half an hour by car in Montbard.

Another lovely day out can be spent in Pouilly-en-Auxois, around an hour away, where you can take boat trips along parts of the Canal de Bourgogne, including a 3km long tunnel under the town.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Plastic crockery
  • Stair gates
  • Changing mat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Bread and Pastry Deliveries Available
  • Home-cooked Meals Available (including children's menus)

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):

- French baguette and pastry delivery each morning
- Catering (arranged by the owner, including options for children)
- Mid-stay cleaning

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 €350/£350 paid in cash or cheque to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes and logs are provided for the log-burning stove.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath towels and mats provided.
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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately March to end-September, 5 nights during all other periods. From 2022, 7 nights approximately April to end-September, 5 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, the owners request that pets are kept off bedding and soft furnishings.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not allowed.
Pool towels included? Pool towels for swimming in local lakes or pools are available for hire at 3€ per towel, per week.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - May 26th 2024 - £788
May 26th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - £894
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 - £734
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £745 £915
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 30th 2025 £639 £718
Mar 30th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - £788
May 25th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - £894
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 - £734

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - May 26th 2024 - €856
May 26th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - €971
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 - €798
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €810 €995
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 30th 2025 €694 €781
Mar 30th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - €856
May 25th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - €971
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 - €798

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - May 26th 2024 - $926
May 26th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - $1,051
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 - $863
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $876 $1,076
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 30th 2025 $751 $845
Mar 30th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - $926
May 25th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - $1,051
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 - $863

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.


  • Beautiful property

    on 28/04/2024

    Beautiful property.
    Nothing is too much trouble for our lovely host.
    Loving the artwork.

  • Lovely warm welcome

    on 16/10/2023

    Lovely and quiet. I can hear the church bells quietly chime on the hour. Home is very comfortable and the owner warmly welcomed me!

  • Wonderful stay and food!

    on 14/10/2023

    The friendly welcome from the owner of the property and the delicious meals she cooked for us were stand-out features. The house itself was extremely comfy and tastefully decorated.

  • The perfect base to explore from.

    on 24/04/2023

    We would definitely stay in one of Sharon’s lovely properties again. The Little Bakery was comfortable, charming and had wonderful views.
    Sharon was massively helpful throughout - especially when I became unwell - getting me to a really good local Doctor and Pharmacy. The food Sharon cooks is also a highlight, we are Veggies, but still found lots to enjoy on her extensive menu.
    Even out of season in March the restaurants were open and we particularly enjoyed an overnight trip to Dijon and a Michelin * tasting lunch at CIBO, for just €58 each - even the wine flight we added didn’t stretch the budget!
    A lot of our evenings were spent in front of a huge log burner reading and drinking some very good wines.
    There is a comprehensive guide to the area, it’s walks and highlights, the guest book is also crammed with compliments and advice as to where to go and what to do.
    Thanks Sharon and family.

  • Great hospitality

    Created on 02/09/2020

    Thank you for your hospitality and amazing food! We have all had a wonderful time in this lovely place. Burgundy is one of our favourite regions in Europe, not least thanks to your holiday properties. We plan to return for our fourth time!

  • We enjoyed our stay

    Created on 31/08/2020

    Thank you for a warm welcome. We really enjoyed our stay. It met our expectations ‘in all aspects’. A very nice house, clean and nicely decorated. Excellent catering and very good service.

  • Very good stay!

    Created on 23/08/2020

    Nicely decorated village house with garden, excellent views, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The owners are great, very helpful and friendly! Very good stay in August 2020.

  • Relaxing and calming

    Created on 11/08/2020

    We spent a very relaxing week here. It is a place of complete calm. The place still has the charm of a small largely untouched French village, in which you can comfortably immerse yourself for a few days. Whether by bike or by car, nice smaller or larger places are easily accessible. Sharon is always available with words and deeds as well as with her friendly manner. And it is a great pleasure when you bring the delicious food on time in the evening. When do you have such a service in your life? The Covid19 hygiene standards are implemented with great care and very carefully, you just feel safe and comfortable. A place where you can feel a certain lightness of the holiday again in these difficult times. And definitely enjoy the goat cheese from the neighbouring village.

  • Lovingly renovated old village bakery

    Created on 27/07/2020

    This Old Village Bakery has been lovingly renovated by the owners. We have stayed in all their holiday houses, and this new addition doesn’t disappoint! Gorgeous bedrooms, very stylish bathrooms, one with the best view from the loo imaginable!!! And comfortable salon. The kitchen remains cool even in mid-summer temperatures. The bread comes every morning like magic and the meals available are always a hit with our family.

  • We’ll come back!

    Created on 15/07/2020

    We had a wonderful hot and lazy week here!! Everything was perfect. Thanks for the excellent cooking Sharon. We’ll come back.

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