About the home
Recently renovated and redecorated throughout, this south facing cottage offers a country farmhouse feel with modern comforts.
Situated in a sleepy country hamlet the secluded garden offers a splendid view down the valley. Rural but not isolated, the cottage is well placed for exploring the delights that Burgundy has to offer.
Walking and cycling start at the front gate, with country lanes and forest trails to be explored. Numerous lakes and rivers within easy reach make the area an angler's paradise. Local markets, wine tasting(Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais etc), sightseeing and for the more active, adventure activities. At 1 hour 15 mins by TGV even Paris or Euro Disney is a possible day out.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Man made by lake in Le Creusot, 11km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Entrance through conservatory into fully equipped kitchen/ diner. Utility room through to shower room off to the side. Archway though to lounge with wood burning stove. Kitchen and lounge has exposed stone walls. French doors out to patio and front garden.
Short flight of stairs from lounge to 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and bathroom.
All rooms have electric radiators, bathrooms have heated towel rails.
If required, single beds may be substituted for doubles. Please call to discuss your requirements.
Further details outdoors:
Front patio with large six place dining table. Front garden has lawn with stone well. Summer kitchen leads to rear patio and garden which has sun loungers and garden furniture. There is a slide & swings for small children.
Off-road parking to the side and rear of cottage.
Fields to the rear of the cottage give an additional play area for the kids or additional parking if needed. Salt Water Pool size approx 24ftx12ftx3ft6
Please bring your own towels for outside use.
Non-returnable deposit of 120€ at the time of booking, balance 8 weeks before holiday
Cash security deposit on arrival of 150€
10% reduction for couples in off-peak periods
Electricity at 0.20€ per kW.hr (meter read at beginning and end of stay)
Wood for stoves included
Bookings in peak periods are Saturday to Saturday
The Burgundy / Saone-et-Loire region
Burgundy is mid way between Paris and the Mediterranean coast which makes it warmer than the south of England in spring and summer. On the other hand, being well inland (2 hours drive from Switzerland) winters are colder and there is a good possibility of snow at Christmas. The region is renowned for its gastronomic delights and particularly its fine wines. Many of the most famous names are within a short driving distance. Burgundy has played an important role in French history and consequently has much of architectural interest; ancient Celtic and Gaulois settlements, Roman remains and more “recent” chateaux and the palaces of the Dukes of Burgundy. The region also boasts a geographical diversity; from sleepy farming hamlets to bustling commercial centres such as Chalon, Beaune and Dijon; from the flat plain of the river Saône valley and the vine covered ridges in the centre of Burgundy to the steep wooded slopes of the Morvan National Park; from fast flowing mountain streams and waterfalls to tranquil lakes. Rest assured, Burgundy has something for everyone.
The Marmagne area
The nearest restaurant is a 30 minute walk or a 2 minute drive from the cottage.
Marmagne is the closest village (4km) and has 2 restaurants, 2 bars, baker, small general store, chemist, post office, library, doctor's surgery and a tennis court. There is also an extensively stocked cave (wine cellar) where you can taste before buying.
Autun is a 15min drive away. Not only is it a large town offering supermarkets, restaurants, a swimming pool (outdoor lido in summer), boating lake, bowling alley and a golf course, it is also of architectural interest. Being an ancient Roman stronghold and administrative centre it has remarkably well preserved ramparts and an amphitheatre. Autun’s cathedral is on the Northern European pilgrimage route down to Lourdes. The indoor/ outdoor market is well worth a visit.
Le Creusot is also a 15min drive away. Being larger than Autun, it has more shops. There is also golf, a swimming pool, bowling alley and the Chateau with its park and animal enclosure. Le Parc des Coombes on the hill overlooking Le Creusot has karting and a number of rides and amusements. A narrow gauge train does a tour of the hill and a return trip down into Le Creusot.
The Morvan National Park starts a 15 minute drive away. Covering a vast area, it offers a large selection of things to do and see. Archeological digs of ancient Gaul settlements, Celtic pathways, forest paths, mountain springs, waterfalls and lakes. Tourists are catered for with centres for hiking, pony trekking, fishing and a whole host of water sports.
How to get there
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By car - 40 minutes from the A6 autoroute at Chalon sur Soâne (Chalon sud exit)
By TGV - 15 minutes drive from Le Creusot TGV station (car hire: Herz & Europecar) which is 1hour 20 mins from Paris Gare de Lyon or 3 hours from Lille Europe (Eurostar terminal from St. Pancras)
By air - 1 hour 45 drive from Lyon Satolas largely on motorways, 2 hours from St. Etienne (Ryan Air)
If you wish to come by train, car hire and/ or collection from the train station can be arranged for you.
Activities near Marmagne
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
31 Oct 2012
We stayed for a week towards the end of October and even managed to sunbathe in the lovely garden!
Everything you need for a stress free, relaxing break away from it all, though we used Les Lauriers as a base for exploring Autun, Beaune and Dijon. Jeff and Pauline are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is very comfortable - loved the wood burning stove, which kept the whole place nice and toasty.
We would definitely recommend a stay here.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Can't guarantee the sunshine but we do try to guarantee a warm welcome. The cottage makes an ideal base, wether you want to chill out 'chez vous' or spend time visiting the many places of interest in this region of France.
08 Aug 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage where you could rest and relax in the house or in the large garden which is much bigger than the pictures show. Jeff and Pauline were very welcoming and helpful and it was kind of them to let us help ourseleves to the growing fruit and veg, the courgettes were delicious and we were just able to try a couple of ripe raspberries. It was great to arrive to find the cottage so ready for us with all the basics, so well equipped and little things that make a holiday special. We enjoyed the suggested walks around the local area which were just long enough in the hot weather. It was good to sit in the house, in the garden, by the pool and look at the superb view or listen to the animals in the local fields, just what we needed. We would like to have used the excellent 4 bikes left for us but some of us were not fit enough for the hilly area!!! Maybe if we had taken a bike rack we could have used them in the surrounding area. We liked visiting Autun especially on market day and the people there and in Marmagne were so friendly. If you want to get away from it all, not have to drive too far and just have time out then this is a great place to come. We have stayed in French accomodation since 2004 and this is by far the best cottage we have stayed in and Jeff and Pauline were most helpful from the moment we booked to the day we left- thank you!
Many thanks for posting such a lovely review, the 'veg patch' should produce a better crop next year, weather permitting!! Hope you will pay us a visit in the future, Thanks again.
10 Jul 2012
We stayed at 'Les Lauriers' for one week at the beginning of July. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and wished we had booked for longer! The house was very comfortable and well decorated... more
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we hope you will return for a longer break next time. Very pleased you all enjoyed your holiday and that you made good use of the house and gardens.
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring off peak||23 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||€ 500||€ 80||€ 90||3 Nights|
|Summer Peak||30 Jun 13||14 Sep 13||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn off peak||14 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 425||€ 80||€ 90||3 Nights|
|Spring off peak||29 Mar 14||31 May 14||€ 500||€ 80||€ 90||3 Nights|
|Summer Peak||31 May 14||13 Sep 14||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn off peak||13 Sep 14||1 Nov 14||€ 425||€ 80||€ 90||3 Nights|
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