Santenay holiday house rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and fireplace

Canal-side gite - Santenay, Near Beaune, Burgundy

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 187245

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House / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 436 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Description from owner

This delightful canal-side house, with its unique canal-side setting, nestling in its own park like gardens of an acre, is 2 kms from the village of Santenay (shorter if you take the house dinghy) and 11 kms from Beaune.

It has all basic amenities, with two fine restaurants, an excellent boulangerie, butcher and loads of wine houses. It is a small spa town, famous for its Premier Cru wines and its 14th-century chateau. Great location for rock climbing, cycling/walking days out (bikes can be easily hired), meandering through the famous wine routes or along the canal. From the comfort of your garden, you can fish, picnic, walk or explore the canal with your own house boat or if you prefer, sit back and relax in one of the shady garden areas (with your glass of Santenay) and watch the boats, joggers, cyclists and walkers, hard at work.

The Burgundy region

Côte-d'Or is so named from the golden colour of its vine covered hillsides, that so characterise the department. An idyllic place to spend a holiday. This is the region of fine gastronomy, and the restaurants of the Côte-d'Or offer all the possibilities you could wish for dining out. Côte-d'Or produces some of the most highly acclaimed wines in the world (Nuits St Georges, Beaune, Chambertin, Santenay) in the department's vineyards, and has an abundance of great wine houses, offering tours and tastings. There are many medieval towns to visit, such as Beaune (18kms), with its famous 15th-century hospice and Dijon (40 kms) with its well preserved medieval centre. Nearer to home are Changy (4 kms) which has a fantastic Sunday market and Nolay (7 kms) with its covered 4th-century market place.


Santenay is a small spa town (850 inhabitants) which, by quirk of french law, has a casino. It is famous for its Premier Cru wines and its 14th-century chateau. It has two fine restaurants and basic amenities, including two bakers, a butcher, and a handy supermarket. There is an open-air swimming pool, open July and August and horse-riding. Bikes can be hired from the tourist office, for cycling days out (or walking), meandering through the wine routes of the 'Grand Cru', from Santenay to Dijon, or follow the tow path from Santenay to Chalon-sur-Saône. Fantastic Sunday market in Chagny (3km).

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms, 2 en suites


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • 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 wire transfer).
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Susan S
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09 Feb 2016
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French

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“Stunning garden and house in a fantastic setting”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2015

The garden is stunning with mature trees and lawn leading down to the canel. We spent most of our time eating outside in the sunshine. The house is very comfortable with plenty of local chracter and we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. The local town is a gret place to go a sit in the sunshine with a glass of wine. We would very much like to go back again next year.

“Perfect place to stay”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2015

My wife, our dog and myself spent one week in the house in May and we found the house better than we expected. Sometimes pictures of vacation houses on websites can be misleading, but in this case the photos showed the reality: the house is a real paradise. The beautiful park (it's more than just a garden), the location directly at the canal and the friendly and helpful neighbour Serge (who prepared the house for our arrival in a perfect way) made our stay there a real relaxing, nice week. Thanks to the good weather we could stay outside most of the time and in the evenings we liked to cook on the great gas stove in the well equipped kitchen. The beautiful vineyards in Santenay and the surrounding villages invite for degustations and buying some tasty Burgundy wines. There are several good restaurants in short driving distance and you can cover your daily needs in the boulangerie and the little supermarket in Santenay. We can recommend the house 100%.


Reviewed 18 Jul 2014

After staying 10 days in Paris this was a lovely country retreat - an easy 3hr drive from Paris down the A6. We were travelling with a 9yr old. House suited our basic needs - grass area, boules, rowboat, hibachi style BBQ, woodfire, eat inside or outside, Monopoly on rainy days, easy drive through vineyards, to different villages & markets, 15-20 min from Beaune. We found the Chagny & Sat Beaune markets best. It was lovely in the mornings to open the bedroom window, lean on the windowsill, listen to the bells and watch the boats go past on the canal. The canal is not that busy so the accommodation still feels private. So peaceful & very relaxing. You can easily row along the canal 15min, moor the boat and walk into Santenay. This is a comfortable clean & relaxing house to stay in and we would certainly stay again...given the opportunity.


Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

The property is set in a very peaceful garden by a canal. It is a very quite and private location. We enjoyed the closeness to the town of Santenay and other surrounding attractions. The rides along the canal were particularly enjoyable. You can hire bikes at the tourist info centre in Santenay. If you want something that is very French and private this Cottage is ideal.

“Super querky place to stay and play”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2013

Three couples and three Morgans visited for a few days in a very cloudy May but what fun we had! Morgans didn't like the bumpy steep exit onto the road but loved the drives through the vineyards. Used the boat to ferry across the canal and row left to moor so visits to Santenay possible. Lovely restaurants, boulangerie, wine tasting (buying), little supermarket and tourist office at the station where you can hire bicycles.....what more can you want? House full of character with ropes to help you up the stairs. We all want to return in the sunshine when our boules don't sink in the mud and we can really enjoy the setting.

“A lovely holiday experience, with great facilities”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2012

The garden has a very good outlook over the nearby canal, and watching the craft negotiate the waterways creates a serenity around the place. The house is very comfortable, and has a very rustic feel. The staircase is a challenge for some but is fine once you have become accustomed to it. Having satellite TV and wifi is a big bonus. There are plenty of places to visit and Beaune and Dijon afre well worth seeing. The market in Chagny on a Sunday is well worth the short drive. A car is necessary, and be aware of the challenge of the driveway to find and exit - again, fine once you become used to it. A perfect location for a relaxing break and a taste of this wonderful region.

“Charming canal-side house”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2012

This is a lovely, comfortable house with light and airy bedrooms and is well-equipped and very clean. The location can't be bettered. The garden has beautiful views over the canal and it is delightful relaxing, watching the boats go by and waving to cyclists as they pedal down the tow path on the opposite bank. There are 2 tables with chairs outside so you have a choice for eating outside in the lovely grassy garden. There are loungers with plenty of comfortable cushions and there is nothing better than settling down with a book in the sunshine and whiling away the afternoon. As far the local restaurants, we were spoilt for choice! Nearby Chagny has a great market on Sunday morning. If you are feeling a bit more energetic then Beaune or Dijon aren't far away by car - or Autun with its Roman amphitheatre and medieval cathedral. We have been to this house several times - and keep coming back!

“Charming, beautiful house. Perfect.”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2012

A great house in a lovely location. The photos just don't do it justice. The house is quaint and charming. The outdoor space is amazing and the beds are very comfortable. A car is necessary but the walk to Santenay is short and pleasant. Great for visiting the vineyards! There are two great restaurants in the village and the boulangerie/ patisserie is lovely (but not open Wednesdays). This property is great for families or close friends- the showers are in the bedrooms so you need to be friendly! We spent a great week here, 8 adults and there was enough space. A great location for vineyards and climbing.

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