House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This beautifully situated house is in a historic village with all amenities,just fifteen minutes from Beaune, in the heart of the scenic valley of the River Ouche, close to both river and forest. The house is over 200 years old,but has recently been sympathetically renovated to provide a light and airy home,opening directly onto a private south facing terrace with views up the hill to the twelfth century church.
The house boasts a well equipped dining kitchen, with laundry and downstairs toilet adjoining. The large light living room is comfortably furnished, with a wealth of original features including beams and a large fireplace containing a wood-burning stove.
Both reception rooms open to the terrace,which is partly covered by a vine covered veranda,ideal for alfresco meals or a glass of local wine.
From the living room a beautiful oak staircase leads to the first floor,containing two double bedrooms and a large bathroom with four piece suite.The upstairs rooms benefit from wood floors and traditional furniture,giving them a cosy and restful feel.
The area surrounding Bligny sur Ouche is ideally suited for a relaxing holiday, combining rural pursuits with the chance to enjoy the local culture. .A leisurely scenic steam train journey through the Vallee de l'Ouche starts from Bligny itself,and there are ample walks from the village. The vineyards of the Cote d'Or,the ancient town of Beaune (with it's famous Hospices),a medieval chateau, a lake with beach,and the Canal de Bourgogne are all within approximately fifteen minutes drive from the house.
Further afield, at about forty five minutes drive, are the city of Dijon which is the regional capital of Bourgogne,also several other historic chateaux, as well as numerous opportunities for visiting the famous wine producers of Burgundy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Panthier 17 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dole,(1hr), Lyon(2hrs),Paris(3 hrs), Nearest railway: Dijon(45mins),Beaune(20mins)|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Burgundy region
Burgundy is a peaceful rural region,situated in the area between Paris and Lyon,and rich in history and culture.It is well served by motorways and the high speed train,the TGV,making it an easy region to reach and enjoy.
Home to many beautiful historic chateaux,Burgundy also contains several historic abbeys such as Fontenoy,Vezelay and the Abbaye de Citeaux,all of which have played an important part in the religious history of Europe.
Much of the economy of Burgundy centres around the wine production of the Cote d'Or,with towns such as Beaune,Merseault and Nuits
Saint Georges offering a wealth of opportunities to taste and to buy the famous wines.
The towpaths of the 1200km of inland waterways of Burgundy offer the holiday maker the chance of tranquil walking and cycling trips through the countryside,and a perfect opportunity to explore the many small villages lying along the canals and rivers.
Bligny sur Ouche is situated in the Cote d'Or,the area of Burgundy most well known for the production of the famous Burgundy wines.In places the sloping vineyards stretch almost as far as the eye can see,and are particularly attractive in the autumn,when the foliage of the vines turns a rich deep gold,thus giving the Cote d'Or its name.The Cote d'Or is also home to the regional capital of Dijon,which is well worth a visit.
Fifteen minutes from Les Rosiers is the beautiful historic town of Beaune,with its famous Hospices.The town,with its ancient ramparts,contains many restaurants,cafes and independent shops,and is famous for its wine and cheese retailers.No visit to Beaune would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Hospices,and a guided trip on the little tourist train around beaune which leaves from just outside the Hospices.There is also an excellent open air swimming pool in Beaune, open in July and August.
There are many notable places to visit within the area surrounding Bligny,two of which are the towns of Semur en Auxois and the medieval village of Chateauneuf.
.The Chateau neuf (new castle),perched on top of a hill, dates from the twelfth century,and is effectively a fortified manor house surrounded by an enchanting village which gives the visitor the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view.The castle is open to visitors,and a visit can be followed by a welcome drink in the village square.
Semur en Auxois,at about an hours drive from Bligny,is a fortified town,set above a river.The visitor can obtain a leaflet from the tourist information centre detailing a town walk,and the town square is an ideal place to stop for a drink and lunch in the restaurants and bars of Semur.For those who prefer a picnic,there are several picnic tables and benches set in the beautiful scenery on the banks of the river,and competition for these can sometimes be keen.
Other notable places of interest include the chateaux of La Rochepot and Commarin, which are open to visitors, the chateau of Clos de Vougey where wine can be sampled and bought, and the abbeys of Fontenoy and Citeaux, both of which have played a prominent role in European history.
The restaurants of the Cote d'Or are many and varied, but for those with deep pockets and an eye for the unusual, the Abbeye de La Bussiere is worth a mention.
This delightful hotel is occupies the buildings and grounds of an ancient Cistercian abbey.It has been imaginatively converted, retaining many of the original features and a unique ambience, and the more reasonably priced lunchtime menu gives the chance to enjoy the historic architecture and the stunning grounds. Booking is always necessary.
Finally, for those who fancy spending time in the Burgundy sun, there is a lakeside beach at the Lac de Panthier, approximately fifteen minutes drive from Bligny. The Lac de Panthier is a reservoir supplying the nearby Canal de Bourgogne. The sandy beach is supervised during high season, and is conveniently situated adjacent to the campsite restaurant, the terrace of which has views across the lake. For more energetic visitors there is a four kilometre flat walk on the banks of the lake.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the attractions of the Cote d'Or,but it can be seen from this summary that there is plenty here to engage the interest of the holiday maker. There is a tourist information centre in the square of Bligny itself, which will enable all our guests to benefit fully from a holiday in this fascinating area.