The Merchants House

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Not for little ones

With its blue shuttered windows and pretty terraced garden, The Merchant’s House exudes Burgundy character and warmth, perfectly positioned in a hamlet just a short drive from Beaune and the wine villages of Route des Grands Crus.

A bolthole for a couple or two, or maybe a small family with older children, this 2-bedroom home is utterly charming with its traditional yet stylish interiors. As you step into the maison you head straight into the formal dining room with its stone flagged flooring and beautiful fireplace, a fine place for long evening meals accompanied by the best Côte de Beaune wine – after all, the owner is a renowned wine-maker. The spacious lounge boasts striking wood beams, exposed stone walls and glorious valley views whilst the inviting kitchen is elegantly equipped with a Lacanche range cooker.

Outside, the rustic stone patio features an al-fresco dining table, perfect for freshly delivered croissants and coffee surrounded by the aromas of summer lavender. Little stone steps lead through the terraced garden all the way up to the heated swimming pool where there are wonderful vistas of the Burgundy countryside and hamlet below.

Some of Burgundy’s most famous wine villages are just a short drive away such as Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Pommard. Visit the wine capital of Burgundy, Beaune, and its famous Hospices de Beaune, or head south to Chagny with its Sunday morning market and 3-michelin starred restaurant, Maison Lameloise.

Beyond the endless Côte-d’Or vineyards and wineries, discover historic Autun and its magnificent cathedral or drive north to Dijon just an hour away. Then there’s the natural beauty of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan or the incredible abbey in Cluny, one of France’s National Monuments.

Closer to home, stroll through the enchanting vineyards, stopping off for picnic lunches or high-end restaurants, and discover the allure of this picture-perfect region showcasing some of France’s most prestigious wines.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • This property does not allow children under the age of 12.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the dining room and the master bedroom only.
  • As well as characterful interiors such as low wood beams, there are many steps both inside the house and across the grounds (which are on terraced levels). 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans Not for little ones

Villa Interiors

Main Floor

-    Lounge with wood-burning stove, TV and CD/DVD player
-    Dining room with fireplace and air-conditioning
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including range cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, drip coffee machine and raised deck with table

Upstairs (stairs from dining room)

-    Master bedroom with double bed, ceiling fan and portable air-conditioning unit
-    Study area
-    Small bathroom with corner bath and walk-in shower (and washing machine/dryer)

Lower Floor (stairs from kitchen)

-    Large bedroom with double bed
-    Bathroom with shower and double sink
-    Area for bike storage (and access to the road)

Outside Grounds (three levels, with steps)

-    Heated swimming pool (6.5x5m) with safety shutter. Open approximately June to September
-    Poolside sun-loungers
-    Al-fresco dining area and gas barbecue
-    Garden
-    Parking area (50 yards from property)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (dining room and master bedroom only)
-    Cable TV
-    CD/DVD player
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of The Merchants House
Walk to Village Rural Location 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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With Beaune to the north-east and Chagny to the south, The Merchant’s House is perfectly located for exploring Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or vineyards, idyllic wine villages and historic market towns.

The house is set on the edge of a hamlet/little village of characterful houses, a short drive from the Routes des Grands Cru – wine-villages such as Meursault, Pommard, Volnay and Puligny-Montrachet are around a 10 to 15-minute drive away. This allows you to visit some of Burgundy’s most famous wineries and many high-end restaurants. Hiring bikes and cycling through the vineyards along the Véloroute is a wonderful way to admire the captivating Burgundy landscapes (do note electric bikes may suit some cyclists better for the steep lanes near the hamlet).

The picturesque small town of Nolay (10km) benefits from a supermarket and other amenities as well as the historic Halles, a classified Historical Monument dating back to the 16th century. There are some wonderful walks through this part of the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune from pretty trails to challenging hikes across limestone cliffs, hills and valleys.

Beaune (16km) is the wine-capital of this region which also has a great reputation for its gastronomy. Experience its many excellent restaurants, characterful wine bars and twice-weekly market on a Wednesday and Saturday morning. Wander along the town’s historic ramparts, get lost in its cobbled lanes and visit the 15th century Hospice de Beaune, one of France’s most significant historic buildings.

Further south, Chagny (18km) is home to a fantastic Sunday morning market and a century-old restaurant with three Michelin stars, Maison Lameloise. Just outside the heart of the town, go for walks and cycle rides along the Canal du Centre or find picturesque fishing spots close by.

For other wonderful days out, spend time in Dijon (61km), the historic capital of Burgundy with its beautiful architecture and mustard stores, drive south to the incredible 10th century Abbaye de Cluny (78km) or marvel at the natural beauty of the Morvan Regional Natural Park with its tiny villages, woodland, hills, rivers and stunning scenery.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lyon

(183km)

Nearest Airport 2 Geneva

(240km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Beaune,

(15km)

Nearest Village In a small rural village/hamlet

(0km)

Nearest Restaurant Local wine-villages

(10 to 15-minute drive )

Nearest Supermarket Nolay

(10km)

Nearest Town Nolay/Beaune

(10km/16km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Beaune Levernois

(20km)

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: Teens
Ideal for Teens

This property does not allow children under the age of 12.

One of the most joyful activities for families with older children is hiring bikes and discovering some of the cycling trails across Burgundy. Follow the Voie Verte, a former railway line, between Nolay and Chagny, then continue on and cycle through the vineyards of the Route des Grands Crus. As long as families can manage the steep lanes near the hamlet - electric bikes could also be an option.

A hot-air balloon ride is another way to experience the spectacular landscapes of Burgundy whilst young historians will learn so much spending time in Beaune or the Roman town of Autun.

There are further outdoor adventures to be had in the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan where you will find horse-riding, cycling, mountain biking trails and watersports on one of the park’s lakes or rivers.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Daily Bakery Delivery 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):

- Daily bakery delivery

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.

Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Strictly no smoking (otherwise a penalty will apply).
Minimum stay 5 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs This property does not allow children under the age of 12.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the dining room and the master bedroom only.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,705 £2,118
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,953 £2,387
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,255 £2,772
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,953 £2,387
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,705 £2,118
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £1,953 £2,387
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £2,255 £2,772
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £1,953 £2,387
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £1,705 £2,118

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,852 €2,300
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,121 €2,592
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €2,449 €3,010
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,121 €2,592
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 €1,852 €2,300
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €2,121 €2,592
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €2,449 €3,010
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €2,121 €2,592
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €1,852 €2,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,986 $2,467
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,275 $2,781
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $2,627 $3,229
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,275 $2,781
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 $1,986 $2,467
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $2,275 $2,781
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $2,627 $3,229
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $2,275 $2,781
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $1,986 $2,467

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.

Reviews

  • Very Helpful

    on 02/09/2023

    A few minor problems, but in overall terms the property is excellent. The owners are very helpful.

  • Really enjoyable

    on 29/07/2023

    We really enjoyed our stay at The Merchants House. The welcome pack was really helpful, providing the all-important bread, milk, cheese, and WINE. Sadly the weather was not great, not normal for July, I am sure, so we did not get to use the pool and admire the amazing view as much as we had hoped, but we did eat out each day on the lower level, which equally has extensive views of the forests and vineyards. The house provides everything you require, and is comfortable, we made use of some of the DVD’s on the wet evenings. Thank you for everything.

  • Lovely home

    on 31/05/2023

    Lovely home in a quiet village with amazing views, nature at your door, lovely pool and all the comforts you could imagine... and lightning fast internet.

  • Beautiful house

    on 08/10/2022

    Beautiful house, wonderful patio, practical and very tastefully furnished, ideal for two couples. About 15 minutes by car to bakery, supermarket, and restaurants.

  • Amazing!

    on 27/08/2022

    Our stay was amazing! The owners were quick to respond and very helpful throughout. The house is lovely and large. The pool and BBQ/outside dining area have great views overlooking the hills and vineyards. We would happily visit again.

  • Lovely

    on 09/07/2022

    Very nice house, with all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay in Burgundy. Closed basket for breakfast and well supplied closets. Communication with the owners is easy and enjoyable. The hosts are very attentive to provide information before the stay to better prepare for it. Thank you so much!

  • Stunning property

    on 08/06/2022

    What a stunning property and special home. This is a beautiful family home full of interesting personal artifacts including a world-class Egyptology collection. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked and ready to really cook in (plan your trip around the Beaune market schedule!). The pool and outdoor living spaces will make you not want to leave the house. The historic home itself is the platonic ideal of bucolic burgundy living. The living space is split between three floors, making this a great space for couples to share and be apart together. There is literally no commerce in the hamlet, so take the host up on his daily boulangerie delivery service (ask for nespresso too, because those are pretty hard to find in town!)

  • Amazing

    on 28/05/2022

    An amazing house, we felt very privileged to stay there with all the mod cons and fantastic views. The hosts were very accommodating and responsive leading up to and throughout our stay. They are very knowledgeable about the area and had some excellent recommendations.

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