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Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 Home 213974

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Fleur de Lys Gite

3bedrooms
7sleeps
3nights min stay

Gite / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

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

Description from owner

Description

This is a charming 150 year old 3-bedroomed gite in a quiet street in the centre of the ville. It has a lovely courtyard garden with a sun terrace, where you can look over the rolling hillside. There is wifi, satellite TV, and free landline calls worldwide. There is a good sized salon with comfy seating for 7 people. There is one bedroom on the first floor, next to the bathroom and there are two bedrooms on the second floor, but the stairs could be a bit tricky for small children and elderly people. There is a toilet and separate shower room downstairs.

Vermenton has everything you need - butchers and bakers, bars and restaurants. The supermarket is especially good - it sells local wines and has an extensive butchers section using locally-reared animals - and it's within easy walking distance.

Local activities include horse riding, kayaking/canoeing, coarse fishing, cycling, hiking / walking, rock climbing and swimming. Burgundy is famous for its wines - there are plenty

This is a charming 150 year old 3-bedroomed gite in a quiet street in the centre of the ville. It has a lovely courtyard garden with a sun terrace, where you can look over the rolling hillside. There is wifi, satellite TV, and free landline calls worldwide. There is a good sized salon with comfy seating for 7 people. There is one bedroom on the first floor, next to the bathroom and there are two bedrooms on the second floor, but the stairs could be a bit tricky for small children and elderly people. There is a toilet and separate shower room downstairs.

Vermenton has everything you need - butchers and bakers, bars and restaurants. The supermarket is especially good - it sells local wines and has an extensive butchers section using locally-reared animals - and it's within easy walking distance.

Local activities include horse riding, kayaking/canoeing, coarse fishing, cycling, hiking / walking, rock climbing and swimming. Burgundy is famous for its wines - there are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting within 20km - Chablis, Cote d'Auxerre, Irancy, Caves de Bailly. The countryside is beautiful with the vineyards and there are lovely medieval towns worth visiting such as Auxerre, Avallon and Vezelay. The Parc du Morvan Nature Reserve is within 30km.

The River Cure runs through the village. There is a designated swimming area with a little sandy beach -  ideal for all ages as the riverbed has a gentle incline. There is a grassy play area with playground equipment behind and paddleboats in the summer.

The house is very close to a category 2 river, and lots of locals are anglers with the AAPPMA. Fishing is in the River Cure and the Canal de Nivernais between Cravant and Arcy-sur-Cure, running through Vermenton, within walking distance in the beautiful setting of the Parc des Isles - pike, perch, eel, carp, roach, brown and rainbow trout and zander. Permits cost 10 euros per person per day or 30 euros for a week, child (under 12) prices are 3 euros per day or 18 euros per week. You need to apply the day before, with two passport sized photographs and the permits are available from the Maison de la Presse on the main road.

A little way along the river bank is the Port, where you can take a stroll and look at the boats. The Parc des Iles by the river Cure is a lovely park - good for a picnic or fishing. The beautiful Cistercian Abbey of Reigny is set alongside the river Cure and forested hillside - concerts and weddings are held there.  The village owes its prosperity in former times from vineyards and timber-floating along the River Cure. On Friday mornings there is a lively vegetable, meat and dairy produce market.

Further details

Change over day is flexible, except for July and August when it is Saturday. Short breaks are also available from April to June, and September to November. Discounts are available for long term lets - prices on application.

Further details indoors

There is one bedroom on the first floor, next to the bathoom. The other two bedrooms are on the second floor. All bedrooms have wardrobes, bedside cabinets and bedside lamps. The salon has comfy seating for seven people. There is a shower room and toilet on the ground floor. There are lots of books, DVDs and games for you to enjoy.

Further details outdoors

The gravelled courtyard garden has a large table with parasol and chairs. There is a sun terrace, where you can see over the rolling hillside and the rooftops.

Rue du Vau is a small quiet street and there is no parking outside the house, but a free car park within 50 yards which always has plenty of spaces.

There is one bedroom on the first floor, next to the bathroom. The other two bedrooms are on the upper floor, but the stairs are steep and may be difficult to manage for young children or elderly people.

Location description from owner

The Burgundy region

Burgundy is famous for its wine and the lovely village of Chablis is only 20km away, so there are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting. Another very interesting trip is to the Caves de Bailly - only about 7km in the direction of Auxerre - where you drive into the massive caves which hold approximately 5 million bottles of wine. You can take a tour which tells you all about the wine-making process, followed by tasting the locally produced wines. The Cotes d'Auxerre begins within 10 km of Vermenton. It is an area that produces some fine wines, including pinot noir, Cesar and Gamay. Irancy and St Bris les Vineuse have both just received their appellation d'origine controlee. Coulange, Chitry and Courgis are all examples of wines between Cote d'Auxerre and Chablis.

Praised for its religious architecture, its pretty riverside setting and its football team, Auxerre is one of France's most celebrated places - full of art and history. The town is dominated by a Gothic style Cathedral and several smaller churches.

Auxerre offers an Aladdin's cave of places to see and things to do. Throughout the town itself, there are many attractive squares and narrow streets to meander around and plenty of cafés to sit and watch the world go by. In addition to the crypts and churches, there are numerous medieval half-timbered houses all offering their own slice of history.

Just past Auxerre there is a bowling alley with mini golf, an ice rink, Laser Games Megazone and Corsaires Et Pirates - an indoor play park. There is another indoor play park called Youmbao in Appoigny, which has a large climbing structure, ball pool, bouncy castle, climbing wall, trampoline and karting track.

AJ Auxerre football club currently play in Ligue 2, the second division of French football. Auxerre plays its home matches at the Stade l''Abbe Deschamps on the banks of the River Yonne.

There is a swimming centre adjacent to the football stadium, with several pools, both indoor and outdoor in the summer. There is also a swimming centre at Montbard which has both indoor and outdoor pools, but this one has a water chute, a wave machine and an excellent lazy river.

The lovely town of Vezelay is 25km from Vermenton. It has a sense of simplicity and peaceful tranquility. Vézelay is best known for the Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, one of Europe's largest and best-preserved Romanesque churches. Its harmonious architecture is alive with fascinating sculptures of saints, sinners and biblical figures. In the Middle Ages, Vézelay's basilica was a major pilgrimage destination thanks to its claimed relics of St Mary Magdalene and its position along the route to Santiago de Compostela.

The Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure are well worth a visit. The pre-historic decorated caves hold the second-oldest cave paintings known. Prepare to be astonished at the limestone rock formations. This is Wookey Hole on a grand scale! You can be forgiven for believing at times that you are on a sci-fi film set. It seems improbable that such fantastic shapes and sculptures have been formed simply through the action of water on chalky rock. The stalagmites and stalagtites transform caverns into weird rooms of cathedral proportions.

Vermenton

Vermenton is a small but lively ville that is located in the heart of Burgundy's famous winelands, in the Yonne department. Its name means "country of the beautiful hills", and it doesn't take a visitor to the town long to discover why this name was given. The countryside is peaceful and indeed, very beautiful, and provides a perfect backdrop to this pretty little town.

Vermenton owes much of its appeal to its situation beside the lovely Canal Nivernais. There is a canal port in Vermenton, and this can be a lively and colourful spot in summer time when the tourist boats moor up and holiday makers come ashore to do their shopping and to dine in the excellent little restaurants that can be found in the town.

The town has plenty of buildings of historical interest, with the old church, the abbey, the bridge and the old jail being especially noteworthy. Out and about you will find the vineyards and the great wine producing estates for which Burgundy is so well known, and these are certainly worth visiting. Usually they will provide guided tours and tastings, though you may have to book in advance.

Vermenton provides most of the usual shops, a good supermarket and all the services that you will need for everyday life, and it is not difficult to access larger facilities in the main towns nearby such as Auxerre and Avallon. The lifestyle here is very good, with a superb gastronomy, some of the best wines in France produced on the doorstep and a clean, natural environment.

Local activities include horse riding, kayaking/canoeing, coarse fishing, cycling, hiking / walking, rock climbing and swimming. Burgundy is famous for its wines - the village of Chablis is only 20km away so there are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting.

There is a designated swimming area with a little sandy beach on the River Cure -  ideal for all ages as the riverbed has a gentle incline. There is a grassy play area with playground equipment behind and paddleboats in the summer. A little way along the river bank is the Port, where you can take a stroll and look at the boats. The Parc des Iles by the river Cure is a lovely park good for a picnic or fishing. The beautiful Cistercian Abbey of Reigny is set alongside the river Cure and forested hillside - regular concerts are held there.  The village owes its prosperity in former times from vineyards and timber-floating along the River Cure. On Friday mornings there is a good vegetable, meat and dairy produce market.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds
  • 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 toilet only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

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

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Access

  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Carol M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
01 May 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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