from £68 / night help Price for guests, Nights
La Poterne Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Great for children of all ages
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
Description from owner
If you are looking for a real Burgundian experience this cottage is ideal retaining its romantic charm, stone walls, exposed beams and open fire whilst also providing modern comforts. Ideal for all interests, cycling/walking, fishing (Close to Burgundy Canal), history buffs, wine lovers and gourmets.Plenty of medieval villages, abbeys and chateaux to explore namely Ancy le Franc, Tanley, Noyers and Semur en Auxois. Also for wine buffs, close to Chablis and its famous vineyards also others including Cote de Beaune, Macon and Cote de Nuits. The local market at Ancy le Franc provides fresh produce and our local charcuterie provides the gourmand with many delights. Our very friendly bread van delivers fresh baguettes and croissants daily, plus delicious cakes at weekends. All amenities can be found in Ancy le Franc ie bank, post office, petrol station, supermarket, butchery, charcuterie and boulangerie. A variety of local restaurants provide regional dishes to suit all budgets.The owners
If you are looking for a real Burgundian experience this cottage is ideal retaining its romantic charm, stone walls, exposed beams and open fire whilst also providing modern comforts. Ideal for all interests, cycling/walking, fishing (Close to Burgundy Canal), history buffs, wine lovers and gourmets.Plenty of medieval villages, abbeys and chateaux to explore namely Ancy le Franc, Tanley, Noyers and Semur en Auxois. Also for wine buffs, close to Chablis and its famous vineyards also others including Cote de Beaune, Macon and Cote de Nuits. The local market at Ancy le Franc provides fresh produce and our local charcuterie provides the gourmand with many delights. Our very friendly bread van delivers fresh baguettes and croissants daily, plus delicious cakes at weekends. All amenities can be found in Ancy le Franc ie bank, post office, petrol station, supermarket, butchery, charcuterie and boulangerie. A variety of local restaurants provide regional dishes to suit all budgets.The owners live next door all year round and welcome you to join in local events if you so wish and to provide practical help and information if required.For children Montbard swimming pool, Lake Marcenay swimming and watersports, Nigoland theme park, Chateau Guedalon and Euro Disney (1hr by TGV from Montbard).
Further details indoors
Ground level Sunken Dining Room Ideal for romantic candlelit meals.Kitchen Original features such as wood fired oven and stone sink give an insight to days gone by whilst providing modern conveniences such as dishwasher, gas hob, mini roasting oven and microwave. Second levelLovely wooden beamed ceiling and floors greet you in the main bedroom, also provided a wide selection of books and games to help you wind down.Smaller room ideal for children, or adults that do not mind being close!!!Cosy lounge adjoins main bedroom enjoy a romantic open fire in winter and a good Burgundian wine.
Further details outdoors
The property is completely detached and located in the grounds of the owners much larger garden which you are allowed access to. We do however respect your own privately hedged garden with separate entrance. Great for alfresco dining and barbecues. Seasonal organic vegetables in the owners garden are made available to all guests (providing they contribute to a little of the weeding and dig their own potatoes!!).
Location description from owner
The Burgundy region
Burgundy is renowned for its superb wines, excellent gastronomy and rich architectural heritage, including a large number of medieval and renaissance era homes, monasteries and churches. Some of the highlights of Burgundy are Dijon (famous for its mustard , medieval and renaissance buildings). Beaune and Chablis for their fine wines, Vezelay basilica a world heritage listed site , Noyers sur Serein (beautiful medieval village) and the Burgundy canal for walks, cycling, fishing or boating.Burgundies weather can vary. In winter, there are frequent spells of fine, cold weather. In the summer, it is hot with a few welcome showers. Autumn (grape harvests must!) is generally a pleasant, sunny season, probably one of our most beautiful times, in which the colours of nature blend harmoniously with the gentle blue of the sky.
Stigny itself is a very tranquil and beautifully preserved Burgundian village.It has a very strong and friendly community spirit with fetes and a vide grenier in the summer months. Bread and croissants are delivered daily to your door by our friendly boulanger van. 15 minutes drive and you are in the beautiful chateau village of Ancy le France which apart from hosting a very impressive and well maintained Italian renaissance chateau provides all conveniences including shops excellent charcuterie, boulangeries, banks, post office, bars, restaurant and medical centre. Market day in Ancy le Franc is every Thursday and although not big a traditional local french market providing poulet roti, fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses and meats. Other chateaus worth a visit include Tanlay, Bussy Rabutin and Chateauneuf. Other places worth a visit include Semur en Auxois, Chaorce, Abbey de Fontenay, Flavigny sur surein (where Chocolat was filmed).There are plenty of local restaurants to suit all budget if you fancy trying some local Burgundian delights.For walkers and cyclists Stigny is surrounded by forest with plenty of trails if you want to leave the car behind for a day. Also a stones throw from the Burgundy Canal
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 26 Jul 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Nov 2008. Located in Ancy-le-Franc, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £353 to £479.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Jul 2016.
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– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
We stayed at Karen's gite in Stigny for one month and we had a wonderful holiday there. The gite is a charming home :we enjoyed the garden and our dinner with BBQ ,the vegetables and fruit we could pick up in Karen's garden, the quiet and peaceful evenings listening to the little birds.THe location is really an interesting one with lots of facilities to visit the places in Burgundy. I have only one thing to say: go there and you won't be disappointed.As for us, We already miss Karen as she is such a happy and helpful person.We'll try to come back for sure.
Thankyou so much for this lovely review so pleased you appreciated the gite and region we hope to welcome you again
“A tucked away little gem”
This traditional stone and timber gite in the small rural village of Stigny was the perfect place to unwind for a few days. Even if we had been unable to venture out, it would have been conducive to curling up on a sofa or cushion and working one's way through the well stocked bookcase. However, the weather was excellent and we enjoyed visiting some of the beautiful medieval villages and towns in the vicinity as well as chateaux and abbeys, enjoying the pretty rolling countryside as we drove around. So this would be a good base too for walkers and cyclists with plenty of paths and waterways to follow. The gite was equipped with everything we needed. We were lucky enough to be able to take all our meals outside in the secluded garden both breakfast and barbecuing in the evening - using meat from the excellent charcuterie in Ancy le Franc, other shops supplying all our other needs. On more inclement days eating in the candlelit dining room would have been atmospheric, too. Certainly an excellent place to store wine purchases! Karen, our host, had supplied a very useful list of suggestions for dining out. Those we used were good value and we had a memorable final evening meal chez Mme Priure, at L'Auberge de la Baume, Balot. Indeed Karen was a helpful, friendly, charming host, a lady who has immersed herself in the life of this village. We felt we could have asked her anything. I would imagine this gite would be a perfect place of tranquility for anyone wanting to study or write. Our only regret was that we were there a little to early to avail ourselves of the cherries which were ripening on the tree overhanging the garden. We will have to time it better next time! Jenny Elcombe
Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Poterne. The cherries are very close to ripening I think we will be inviting all our neighbours for a cherry picking session We hope to welcome you again some time
What a simply gorgeous place! My husband and I were delighted to stay in this lovely, typically French gite...exactly what we hoped for - charming, quaint, authentic, peaceful, private and old. After 9 weeks travelling Europe, this gorgeous place topped it all off at the very end of our much longed for trip to France. Thankyou to Karen and Clive for offering this special place to travellers like us. We so love to experience the authentic cultural aspects of the places we visit and La Poterne exudes that true, quaint, French appeal. Loved the private hedged garden, comfy bed, hot shower, original sink and bread oven, cleanliness, authentically rustic fittings and well equipped kitchen with toaster and kettle. Our evenings were spent in total relaxation by the open log fire in the living room - the best way to reconnect and switch off. We came away knowing that the simple things really are always the best. Karen was most accommodating in making certain we felt at home, helping us with maps and ideas for day trips. We visited the canals in the nearby town, walked along the towpaths, ate at a local restaurant and did the walk of Signy - such a pretty town set amongst sweeping farming fields. Be certain to visit the old wash house right next door to the gite, the local church and the walking path around the outside of the town. The open views across the land are lovely. Thank you Karen and Clive for the very special memories. Erin and Brendon.
“Quiet life in the village”
We had a wonderful time staying in Stigny. It served as the perfect home base for excursions into the area. We loved the village and especially enjoyed hiking in the surrounding countryside. During our stay we were able to enjoy sitting around the fire in the evenings (a special bonus for a family from Florida) and eat out in the garden. Our host Karen was so attentive. She greeted us when we arrived and then helped us with advice and sightseeing ideas. The cottage has all sorts of character: stone walls, some low ceilings, and a great old kitchen sink. If you're looking for the Ritz, this is not for you. But if you're looking for a charming cottage in a peaceful town, I recommend La Poterne.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and so pleased you got the spirit of our village
“Lovely cottage in a charming, rural village.”
We had a wonderful stay here, almost a week of exploring Burgundian countryside and villages. Went for small walks around the village and off every day in our rental car to explore the larger cities, town markets, country chateaus, beautiful abbeys, and wine tastings. In the evening we would light the fireplace and spread out our day's finds of local cheeses, meats, fresh fruit, chablis and bubbly cremant. Karen was a wonderful hostess, attentive and ready to help out with any request. Having WiFi was a service we appreciated. This is a rural gite, with nearest cafes and restaurants a short drive away in neighboring villages and towns, bring an auto.
“The Perfect Way to Explore Chablis”
We stayed here in mid-April for 2 nights while driving cross-country to see the wine country. Stigny was our 2nd stop. Karen was incredibly hospitable and very helpful for helping us to navigate local accommodations. There were 4 of us and gite was perfect and cozy. We went into Chablis (a must) for wine tastings and brought back beautiful food and wine for dinner our last night. We savored every moment while sitting around the fire. Something worth mentioning, if you are a coffee drinker/lover, I would suggest coming with grounds of your own. The gite was missing this one treat, and the local villages don't exactly specialize in this either. It was an incredible experience!
Thankyou so much for your kind comments only wish you asked me about the coffee local supermarket in Ancy le Franc has an aisle of different ground coffees including my favourite carte noire
“Peaceful and charming, set in typical small village”
Very well equipped in an idyllic Burgundy village and countryside. A lovely secluded garden area. Set close to the Burgundy Canal with good shopping and restaurants in adjacent villages. The hosts are very helpful without being intrusive. We would highly recommend this gite to anyone who is looking for a scenic and peaceful break..
“A comfortable Gite in a superb area, close to Chablis and beautiful surrounding area”
La Poterne is in a small village with no shops so important to arrive with some essential supplies. Owner Karen was waiting for us to arrive - we appreciated the "welcome" of a few "goodies", especially for breakfast the next morning. The bakery van doesn't arrive until nearly lunch time! Karen most helpful with places to visit and good, value for money restaurants, but half the fun is discovering for yourself. The Gite suitable for one or two adults + 2 very small children - watch out for low ceilings!
“Great gite - for the vertically normal!”
La Poterne next to the Mairie in the quiet village of Stigny in north Burgundy (Yonne) fulfilled all our expectations as to location and things to see & do and facilities in the gite & in the village. We had a wonderful week and Kool Karen the owner looked after us so well (she lives next door). We have absolutely no complaints - except about ourselves.....we are both tall (Im six foot four) and we are well into our sixties. I bumped my head a lot on the low doors. And She Who Must Be Obeyed (with her bad knees) found sleeping upstairs and loo downstairs a trial at nights. If we were in our 30s and reasonably sized, it would have been perfect!
“We would have changed nothing”
We lived in La Poterne for a week. It was a perfect and memorable time, and, if we could, we would have changed nothing. Immediately, we felt at home. When we left, we felt real sadness. La Poterne is so beautiful, so full of character. Like the cottage, the village of Stigny is beautiful and memorable. And Karen, who owns La Poterne, was never intrusive, always helpful. When we arrived, she was our ‘landlady’: by the time we left, she had become a good friend. We would, if we could, return tomorrow, … and spend more than a week there.
I do love it when our visitors feel the true Burgundian spirit of our village, thank you for your kind words
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