About the home
Forming a substantial part of a stone-built former farmhouse, this wisteria clad gite is situated 18 km east of Autun, the former capital of France in Roman times. Set amongst wooded countryside with views of rolling hills, the house, which is about 150 years old, looks across fields to the turretted towers of the Chateau de Sully.
Recently renovated to a very high standard, yet carefully preserving its unique character with exposed beams throughout, Les Glycines provides a comfortable base for a relaxing holiday close to some of Burgundy's best known vineyards. With three bedrooms and two shower rooms, this spacious gite can easily accommodate three couples or a larger family party and offers private fishing, use of the owners' pool and internet acces.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 5.7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
The well appointed kitchen leads to the large comfortable lounge with beamed ceiling and original stone fireplace. Logs are available on request. It is equipped with TV, Video and DVD player. Access to the first floor is via a wooden spiral staircase with wrought iron railing.
The accommodation comprises a double bedroom with an extra single bed, a twin bedded room with another single bed and a small double bedded room. There is a large shower room with hydro massage shower, vanitory basin, WC and heater and a separate toilet room with WC and hand basin. Downstairs, there is another shower room with large step-down shower, WC, basin and washing machine. Cot, high chair and baby bath are available on request.
Further details outdoors:
There is a small private garden for the gite with its own gazebo, BBQ and garden furniture.The discreet English owners live next door and invite guests to use their above ground swimming pool. They also own a small lake in a nearby wood which is stocked with carp and other small fish. Guests are welcome to try their luck!
* The swimming pool, shared with the owners of the house, is only available through the summer months.
* Guests may access the pool by passing through the owners' garden.
* The well is a decorative feature in the gite garden and is still used occasionally by the owners.
* The owners require occasional access to the cellar beneath the gite.
* Linen. towels, cot and high-chair may be hired from the owners.
* No smoking inside the gite
* No pets allowed.
The Burgundy / Saone-et-Loire region
Burgundy summers are usually quite dry and can be hot ; perfect for lazy days by the pool or a gentle stroll by the river. For more serious walking or cycling, come in autumn or winter and unwind infront of the log fire. At any time of the year, there are lots of places to visit and Burgundy's food and wine are unsurpassed.
Although located in the department of Saone-et-Loire, the gite is not far from the vineyards of the Cote d'Or, with the wine centre of Beaune about 30 minutes drive to the east. The medieval city of Dijon, majestic seat of the Dukes of Burgundy, with its famous cathedral and Musee des Beaux Arts is about an hour's drive to the north. Chalon sur Saone, the home of photographer, Niepce, sits graciously on the river about 45 minutes to the south. A little further is Macon with its famous bridge and also the monastic remains of Cluny.
To the northwest, the Morvan National Park offers opportunities for long distance walking, pony trekking and boating on the Lac de Settons. There is a fascinating archaeological research centre at the site of the ancient Celtic city of Bibracte.
The Autun / Sully le Chateau area
The local village of Sully received its name from its founder, a Roman general who fell in love with the place, like many others since! Nowadays, the Duchess of Magenta welcomes visitors to Sully's imposing chateau and its grounds. In the immediate vicinity, there is plenty of easy walking straight from the gite door. The nearby small town of Epinac caters for most everyday shopping needs and offers friendly cafe/bars and a twice weekly market.
The quintessentially French market town of Autun boasts many fine restaurants and tourist attractions, including its Roman walls and splendid amphitheatre, cathedral, museum and military school with its fine mosaic roof. There is a lively shopping centre, twice weekly market and frequent festivals. Of particular note are the sound and light spectacular event in August describing the history of Autun and the traditional sheep and agricultural fair in September.
The arts have always figured highly in Burgundy and many sculpture exhibitions and music festivals are held in the area throughout the summer months.
How to get there
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Road access is easy via motorway from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands; Calais is 600km, Le Havre is 500km and Caen is 550km.
The London Eurostar connects with fast TGV trains operating via Paris to Dijon (1 hour by car), Beaune (half an hour) and Le Creusot (40 minutes). There is also one train a day via Lille to Le Creusot, avoiding Paris.
Lyon airport is about 2 hours drive to the south and Geneva airport is about 3 hours away.
Hire cars are available at all these destinations.
Activities near Autun
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
21 Aug 2012
Lovely place to stay beautiful surroundings, excellent owners enjoyed every minute didn't want to leave. would return again and again
02 Aug 2012
We where a large family group travelling together, to see some of what Burgundy has to offer.
This house is in the perfect spot for this. Close enough for both the great Burgundy wines, and the... more
27 Jun 2012
A very well equipped, comfortable gite with everything you could want for a country holiday. The owners could not be more friendly and helpful providing information on just about anything. There is also a great little private fishing lake within an easy walk from the gite which is also in a great position for visiting all the attractions of Burgundy.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|05.01.13 - 22.03.13||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||€ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|23.03.13 - 05.04.13||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|06.04.13 - 10.05.13||6 Apr 13||11 May 13||€ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|11.05.13 - 05.07.13||11 May 13||6 Jul 13||€ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|06.07.13 - 30.08.13||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|31.08.13 - 01.11.08||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||€ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|02.11.13 - 20.12.13||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|21.12.13 - 03.01.14||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 590||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekly rental rates quoted are for the whole property for parties of 2 - 8 persons.
15% reductions for couples using one bedroom only, out of high season.
Out of season split week breaks considered for the nights of Saturday to Monday or Tuesday to Friday. The tariff is 75% the normal weekly letting rate for the gite.
A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. The full tariff is payable on bookings made within 6 weeks of the arrival date.
We can accept payments in Euros through the PayPal system or by cheque or internet transfer in Euros or GBP.
A French tourist tax (taxe de sejour) for persons aged 18 years and over, per night, is payable on arrival in euros. The 2012 nightly rate is 0.35€. This rate may change.
A refundable security deposit of 150€ against breakages and damage is returnable within 10 days of return of the gite keys following satisfactory inspection of the gite inventory. The security deposit is payable on arrival in cash.
Bed linen and towels may be rented from the owners. Costs per change are linen for double bed 10€, single bed 7€, cot 2€, towels 5€ per person (2 towels each). Please bring your own towels for use outdoors and when swimming.Enquire now
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The owner is based in France and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2006. This gite has received 6 reviews from previous guests.
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