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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Relax or spend your evenings in this delightful rural setting, planning for a day scouring the Bourgogne country side for history, wine and gourmet food.

The house is a traditional Bourgogne backing on to farmland on three sides with a medieval chateau a few hundred meters away that has been recently renovated. The renovation has Focussed on creating a light and colourful interior for the house with its limited windows and doors.

With Internet, local tv channels, mod cons except a dishwasher and a big garden you will be able to enjoy your rest.

The house on a 1300 m2 property is on the edge of Le Gros Chigy near Cluny in Burgundy, it's the quite and rural surroundings that you will remember. The house looks over Charolaise pastures to the hill above Cluny in the far distance and over a few houses some 500m away to the medieval Chateau of Le Gros Chigy some 500 m away.

The house, which can accommodate up to 8 people, is available for € 700 to € 1 000 a week. We prefer to only offer stays of 1 or 2 weeks but if you prefer something different please let us know.

Learn more about The House at Le Gros Chigy by following the blog at http://legroschigy.blogspot.com.

The house is on one of the seven nameless roads of Chigy. It turnsT into a track at the upper corner of the property and is closed some 400m further. The house is situated at 46.500964°N 4.556709°E and in the heart of Burgundy.

While its not the objective to list all you can do in the area (click here for the site's Things To Do page), these are a few quite well known towns/villages in the area:

14 km from Cormatin with a well restored Chateau

15 km from Taize the popular multi denominational religious village

16 km from the ancient religous history in Cluny

24 km from Brancion a medieval village on a hilltop

43 km from Macon situated in the Maconnaise Wine area

32 km to Montceau Les Mines where France's high speed train the TGV is built

105 km to Lyon which houses the closest international airport

Access to major towns is not a problem with TGV stations at Macon and Montceau and the distances not being too large. The distance of these towns from The House at Le Gros Chigy are

186 km to Geneva

392 km to Paris

571 km to Nice

But you are more likely to be coming to Le Gros Chigy for a more relaxed holiday visiting the countryside, villages and towns of the region to soak up the life.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach not applicable
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 16 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lyon 105 km, Nearest railway: TGV at Macon 36 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking

The Burgundy region

Today, Burgundy is one of the administrative regions of France, lying astride the main lines of communication between Paris and Lyon; anyone travelling by train or on the French motorway network between Paris or north-east France, and Lyon and the south of France, must pass through Burgundy. The region is bordered by the river Loire, in the west, and by the Franche-Comté and Champagne regions in the east. To the south it is bordered by the Rhone Alpes region.

The Burgundy region is made up of four French departments. Northern Burgundy comprises the department of the Yonne (89), capital Auxerre, a rolling agricultural area bordering on the outer fringes of the Paris region. In the west, the Nièvre (58), capital Nevers, is a hilly department that includes the highest peak of the Morvan hills (Le Haut Folin, 903 m), and a large part of the Morvan regional nature park. The Côte-d'Or department (21), around Dijon, is hilly in the north west, and flat in the south east; finally the department of Saône & Loire (71) in the south of the region stretches from the banks of the Loire in the west to the foothills of the Jura in the east, and includes large flat expanses of the Saône valley.

The historic and modern capital of the Burgundy region is Dijon (population 150,000), a thriving administrative and cultural centre, which is also a major communications and freight-distribution hub. The city is just 1hr. 40 mins. from Paris by direct TGV high-speed train service. Dijon has a historic city centre, with old narrow streets, and houses built in the local pale honey-coloured stone; of particular interest to visitors are the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, and the gothic Cathedral of Saint Bénigne.

The world-famous Burgundy vineyards mostly cover a narrow strip of land running south from Dijon, on the western fringe of the Saône plain.

Macon

Saone & Loire department 71

The cathedral at Autun - one of the finest romanesque cathedrals in France, with remarkable sculptures, at the edge of the Morvan hills.

The site of Cluny, the old town and the remains of the Benedictine abbey, once the largest chuch in Chrisendom.

The church of St Philibert, Tournus; one of the oldest churches in France (early 11th century).

Le Creusot - former mining and steel town, le Creusot has one of the world's largest preserved steam hammers, built in 1876. For those with an interest in industrial archaeology...

Le Maconnais - the southern part of the Burgundy vineyards, around the city of Macon.

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Calendar last updated:20 Jul 2014

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