Discover the delights of Burgundy in relaxed surroundings at this pretty home in a rural village in the wonderful Côte-d'Or region.
Formerly a bakery in the heart of the village, this holiday cottage has undergone a charming renovation into an inviting two-bedroom home with wonderful views of the village and valleys beyond. The bright living room features a log-burning stove for cosy evenings as well as a Smart TV with UK channels, Netflix and Prime. The sweet kitchen has its very own old-fashioned pantry and doors leading out to a pretty garden terrace.
Enjoy yet more uninterrupted village and countryside views from upstairs where two attractive bedrooms, one twin and a double, each have their own en suite shower room. Guests are made to feel comfortable with fresh white linen, fans, ample storage space and toiletries in the bathrooms. Youngsters are especially welcome with books, toys, a baby bath and stairgate to help ease parents’ minds when travelling with children.
It may no longer be the village’s boulangerie, but you can still arrange for fresh baguettes and pastries to be delivered to your door each morning for you to enjoy, perhaps in the south-facing garden with enchanting village views. The lovely owners can also arrange delicious meals to be prepared for you, including a bespoke menu for the youngest of guests, or you can cook up a feast on the gas barbecue using fresh products bought from charming markets or local producers. Try the goats cheese from the neighbouring village too!
Visit the idyllic village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed, or drive to the town of Venarey-les-Laumes and hire bikes for long cycle rides along the Canal de Bourgogne. Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also not to be missed, nor is the captivating village of Semur-en-Auxois on the banks of the Armançon river.
Enjoy fine Burgundian cuisine in excellent local restaurants and visit a variety of vineyards whether you head north towards Chablis and Noyers or the world-famous wine-town of Beaune and its surrounding villages further south.
Staying at The Little Bakery is all about enjoying the simplicity of French country life whilst also having the opportunity to explore this wonderful region to your hearts content. /n Security deposit /n €350/£350 paid in cash or cheque to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n 4.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 10.00 a.m. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n Yes and logs are provided for the log-burning stove. /n Linen & towels included? /n Bed linen, bath towels and mats provided. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. /n Changeover day /n Saturday from March to end-September, flexible during any other period. /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights from March to end-September, 5 nights during any other period. /n Pets welcome? /n On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, the owners request that pets are kept off bedding and soft furnishings. /n Smoking Allowed? /n No. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not allowed. /n Pool towels included? /n Pool towels for swimming in local lakes or pools are available for hire at 3€ per towel, per week.