Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This cottage offers a country farmhouse feel with modern comforts. A new feature for 2014 will be our 'Loft' double bedroom and separate nursery, with cot/small single bed.
Situated in a sleepy country hamlet the secluded garden offers a splendid view down the valley and with pool, sun deck & swings for the kids and is ideal for those that just want to relax.
For early or late holiday makers, the wood burning stove makes the lounge particularly snug on chilly evenings.
Rural but not isolated, the cottage is well placed for exploring the delights that Burgundy has to offer.
Walking and cycling (4 mountain bikes available) 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 11 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: St. Etienne 170 km, Nearest railway: Le Creusot TGV 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, 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 bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 (with spacious raindrop shower) off to the side. Archway though to lounge with wood burning stove. Kitchen and lounge have exposed stone walls. French doors out to patio and front garden.
Short flight of stairs from lounge to 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1Nursery with cot/single bed and Family Bathroom.
Further flight of stairs to Loft bedroom with King size Double can convert to 2 singles.
All rooms have electric radiators, bathrooms have heated towel rails. 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 0.25€ per kW.hr (meter read at beginning and end of stay)
Wood for stoves included
The Burgundy 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 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.
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16 Jun 2014
"All you need for a relaxing and comfortable holiday"
The four of us, hubbie, wife, son and girlfriend - had a great time. We ate at the cottage, which suits us as we enjoy choosing from the great quality food on offer in French supermarkets etc, and we … More
Really pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us, the cottage makes a great 'get away from it all' retreat. Burgundy is famous for it's food and wine, so wether you dine in or out you will not be disapointed; Thanks for such a positive review and we sincerely hope you will visit us again.
9 Aug 2013
"Very relaxing stay in lovely surroundings"
We stayed at Les Lauriers with our two girls aged 1 and 5 at the end of June for two weeks. Arrangements for the rental were extremely straightforward. Jeff and Pauline were able to equip the cottage with all we would need for our baby. They were very welcoming when we arrived, and though we only needed to contact them once during our stay we were certainly made to feel that they would happily make themselves available had we needed anything else. The grounds were ideal for letting our five year old roam a bit, and she was very pleased to have been invited to help herself to unlimited strawberries in the garden. The location was ideal for us, being remote enough for a real getaway, while still being situated close to very good sightseeing opportunities. The cottage itself was clean and well equipped and had the overall feeling of being a lovingly decorated home, rather than a rental property. The wood stove was very much appreciated, as the nights were still quite cool. The pool was great for warm days, and being above ground with a removable ladder was very safe even with small children. We would be very pleased to stay at Les Lauriers in the future.
Ripe strawberries are allways a hit and we had a bumper crop this year, enough to keep one little girl very happy! allthough the weather was unseasonally cool in June the stove soon makes the house nice and cosy. We would be delighted to see you all again and thank you for your comments.
30 Jul 2013
We stayed at 'Les Lauriers' from the 13th-20th july 2013, we was delighted at what we found! A lovely cottage in a picturesque setting.We were made to feel very welcome by Jeff and Pauline, … More
Thank you for your very kind comments, it is a real pleasure to know that the cottage is welcoming place to stay and look forward to your next visit.
31 Oct 2012
"Superbly equipped base for touring Burgundy"
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.
8 Aug 2012
"Excellent, pretty cottage, well worth a visit"
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
"Very enjoyable stay"
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 with… 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.
10 Jul 2012
"Comfortable, well-equipped cottage with lovely garden and pool"
Lovely spacious cottage, exceptionally clean and very well-equipped. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need if you don't want to eat out all the time, the 2 bathrooms are well-fitted, especially the downstairs shower room. Big sitting room with 2 settees as well as 2 easy chairs and a log-burning stove which was great fun on the chillier evenings. Clean heated pool, lovely big garden with lots of outdoor furniture and play equipment. Fruit and veg patch which Jeff and Pauline maintain for the benefit of guests - we had strawberries and gooseberries, and the courgettes were almost ready.
Surrounding countryside is very beautiful with many interesting places to visit (we recommend Beaune). Lots of lovely friendly restaurants in the surrounding villages.
Jeff and Pauline greeted us on arrival, gave us the necessary information to help us enjoy our stay, and then stayed discreetly away until our last evening. The cottage felt very private and comfortable, it is easy to see why it was renovated originally as a family home as it didn't have that "lettings only" feel that you often get.
We would certainly recommend this to family groups or to couples, and we fully intend to return for another holiday there some time.
How lovely to know that our guests feel 'at home' when staying at 'Les Lauriers' A holiday lets you get away from those everday stresses and relax in comfort.
22 Jun 2012
"The gite was "as it said on the tin"!"
Les Lauriers provided us (2 married couples) with a lovely week's stay, in a beautiful part of France.
The gite was very comfortable, clean, plenty of space in all of the rooms and all the amenities that you would wish.
The weather wasn't too kind to us for the first 3 days, so we did need the heating on and also we lit the wood burning stove. The latter was brilliant - in fact too warm! The last 3 days were beautifully sunny and hot, so we used the back garden, the garden furniture and the pool. We barbecued at the front of the house (tucked away down the side), which was usefully located near to the kitchen - ideal.
Pauline and Jeff met us on our arrival and showed all the "in's and out's. We had to phone them a couple of times and they were very patient and helpful.
If you are looking for a self-catering holiday in the most peaceful location, in a glorious part of France, then Les Lauriers is a great choice.
Happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your compliments, we aim to please!
16 Jun 2012
"Lovely comfortable house in a peaceful and beautiful setting"
We stayed for a week with our four children (3 teenagers). The house has a lovely feel and is very well equipped and comfortable. The garden is large and has superb views down the valley with the adde… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Delighted to know that the cottage, garden and the surrounding area lived up to expectations.
21 Oct 2011
This gite was in a wonderful location and had everything and more we needed to make this a memorable holiday. The gite exceeded our expectations (the photos don't do it justice) and even though the weather restricted our use of the swimming pool, we enjoyed it when we could. The owners were attentive and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable without being intrusive,
There was so much, countryside, ancient sites etc on our doorstep we didn't feel the need to go far. We particularly enjoyed Autun with its Roman amphitheatre and gateways, feeding the horses and just reloaxing in a very pleasant gite and garden.
Very pleased that our guests had a really good holiday and that the cottage proved such a hit, inside and out!
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