Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 1 10/10
|Lucy's Hideaway||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Possible to add baby's cot or fold away bed|
Welcome to Lucy's Hideaway. A charming self catering cottage for 2 people tucked away behind an archway, in the historic village of Baigneux les Juifs with a population of just 245. We are proud to launch this comfortable village house new for the 2017 season. Offering guaranteed charm, style and comfort to enhance your visit to this delightful area of Burgundy.
The house is conveniently located close enough to walk to the amenities of the village which include a small supermarket and depot du pain (for the all important daily bread and croissants!) a cafe/restaurant, butcher, pharmacy and tabac/presse.
Recently renovated to the owners high standards, Lucy's Hideaway accommodates 2 adults (plus a baby and/or child)
The open plan downstairs kitchen, dining and lounge area is light, bright and spacious for 2 people. The kitchen has been fitted with light coloured units and is fully equipped for your stay. Appliances include a dishwasher, washing machine, full sized cooker and hob, extractor fan, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and coffee-machine. This opens out onto the courtyard.
The dining area has a table and chairs for 4 people and is positioned next to a large window overlooking the courtyard. There is also outside dining to the left of the house on a wooden terrace
The open plan lounging area has comfortable seating for 4 adults. Two chairs and a sofa surround a coffee-table and to one side there is a unit housing all the tourism information, books, tv with free to air UK channels and a dvd player. Cushions and reading lamps enhance the homely feel of this stylish interior.
The large spacious bedroom has a king size double bed with brand new mattress (160cm x 200cm). The bed is dressed with cool white cotton linens and is made up for your arrival. Either side of the bed is a set of drawers and a large reading lamp. The double aspect outlook over the courtyard and garden provide a light breezy space for you to relax in. There is also plenty of storage for your belongings with 2 small sets of drawers, a wardrobe and a rocking chair. You will also find a hair dryer and electric fan for your use.
The bedroom leads to a newly refitted en suite bathroom. There is a wc, basin with storage underneath, heated towel rail and a larger shower with lots of hot water. Towels are provided for your use.
Electrical heating throughout the property. There is an additional feature 'flame effect' heater housed within the fireplace.
Wi-fi is free for our guests and available throughout the property. There is also free to air UK tvchannels and a dvd player.
The downstairs room opens out onto the outside courtyard where a sunny terrace space suitable for al-fresco dining awaits. In addition to the dining space, you will find a gas bbq for your use (gas included) and a sunshade umbrella. There is a spacious grassy area beyond for lounging in the sun on 2 lower reading chairs positioned under a tree. Both areas are tucked away in a private courtyard.
There is parking for 1 car within the courtyard of the property. It is worth noting that access to this courtyard is narrow. However, there is also plenty of free parking in the village 50 metres away.
We welcome younger guest and if needed a travelcot and highchair can be put in the property for your arrival. We can also offer a fold away single bed suitable for a child to use.
Because there are stairs into the property and to the bedroom, we do not recommend this house to people with limited mobility.
A security deposit of £200 or 200€ will be paid locally, upon arrival and returned to you at the end of your stay, once the property has been checked for damage.
Sharon Megret, owner of three holiday properties in the Cote d'Or. All offering a high quality of service and comfort due to many years in the hospitality industry. Our philosophy was to provide what we were looking for in a holiday home at a price we could afford, which is why we think we represent good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you to Lucy's Hideaway, a delightful property for you to enjoy.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||Lucy's Hideaway is close to where we live, so we can be on hand to help out and advise you during your stay. The house is conveniently located close enough to walk to the amenities of the village which include a small supermarket and depot du pain (for the all important daily bread and croissant!) a cafe/restaurant, butcher, pharmacie and tabac/presse. Close to the main attractions of the area, this new holiday accommodation is the perfect base for exploring the region.|
|Unique benefits of property||Recently renovated to the owners high standard, Lucy's hideaway accommodates two adults (plus a baby or child) in a large, stylish upstairs double bedroom, with beautiful en suite shower room and double aspect windows overlooking the private courtyard and terrace below. A characterful oak staircase descends to a well designed, charming living space, including a well equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a dining area and a relaxing lounge area offer UK free to air English tv channels and a dvd player and of course the essential wi-fi. This room opens out onto the outside courtyard where you will discover a sunny terrace space suitable for al-fresco dining, a morning coffee or quiet time reading a book. In addition to the dining space, there is a spacious grassy area beyond for lounging in the sun and barbecuing (safe and enclosed if your dog joins you). All tucked away in a private courtyard.|
The Abbey of Fontenay is a former Cistercian abbey located in the commune of Marmagne, near Montbard, in the département of Côte-d'Or in France. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Of the original complex comprising church, dormitory, cloister, chapter house, caldarium, refectory, dovecote and forge, all remain intact except the refectory and are well maintained.
Dijon is the capital of the Côte-d'Or department and of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. At just 45 minutes drive away, this city awaits you to explore its hidden streets, beautiful squares and marvel at the amazing covered market designed by Gustav Eiffel (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday morning). Naturally, there is an abundance of fabulous restaurants, wine bars and shops to sample along with the historic Owls trail to follow. Check in at the local Tourist Office for all the information.
The town of Beaune and its neighbouring vineyards, just over an hours drive away, is credited with producing some of the best red and white wines in the world. This world known town is well worth a visit during your time in Burgundy. The Hotel-Dieu, dating back to 1443, built by Nicolas Rolin as a hospital for the poor, is one of the finest examples of 15th century French architecture, is also a must see. The old town is lined with many restaurants, cafes and beautiful shops to explore.
The village of Flavigny sur Ozerain was awarded membership in Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("France's most beautiful villages"). Home to the well known bonbons, The abbey now houses the factory which manufactures Les Anis de Flavigny, small aniseed-flavoured pastilles distributed worldwide. Various artists and artisans make their homes in the village, and it has become a popular tourist destination. A hill top beauty, this medieval walled village was the backdrop for the film 'Chocolat' starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche.
For the young at heart, there is a fabulous swimming pool complex in Montbard. Teens and adrenalin junkies will love Nigloland theme park. The Parc d'Auxois wildlife zoo and adventure park, is perfect for young children and toddlers. There is also a new 'acrobranche' tree climbing experience near to Semur en Auxois. It is easy and convienient to hire bicycles and explore the country lanes and the Canal de Bourgogne. Hop on the tourist boat that leaves from Pouilly-en-Auxois and experience the locks and tunnel of the beautiful Canal. Or enjoy horseriding at the stables just 5 minutes away from the two properties.
Closer to home
Within 15 minutes drive of The Barn and La Petite Maison is the beautiful Flavigny-sur-Ozerain. Another hill top beauty, this medieval walled village was the backdrop for the film 'Chocolat' starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. In addition to it's Hollywood fame, call in at the Anis de Flavigny sweet shop. Here you can buy Les bonbons d'anis, hand made in the local factory. The Roman ruins at Alesia and its new visitor centre are worth a detour if archeology and Roman history interest you. The Château of Bussy-Rabutin, developed from a 12th century chateau and rebuilt in the 14th century in the rennaisance style is close by, along with the picturesque medieval cobbled streets of Semur-en-Auxois. Not to be missed is the Abbaye at Fontenay founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118, and built in the Romanesque style. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The area is rich with heritige and no matter where your interests lie there will be something for you. In addition, you could stumble upon any number of local festivities, such as summer fêtes, village flea markets, musical soirees, etc depending on when you visit. Checking in with the local Tourist Office ensures you are up to date with the local events during your stay.
Lucy’s Hideaway is a delightful, comfortable, spacious for two house. It is well equipped and tastefully furnished. The bed is large and very comfortable. The shower is excellent with plenty of hot water.The property is clean and well maintained.
Sharon gave us a lovely welcome and the meal she provided for our arrival was delicious.
A perfect base for exploring Dijon, Beaune, Flavigny-en-Ozerain (where Chocolate was filmed), the Hill top town of Semur-en-Auxois, Abbaye de Fontanaye and numerous chateaux.
We visited in September and sadly the restaurant in the village was closed so were were unable to eat or drink out without using the car. The butcher was open in the mornings and the small supermarket had most essentials.
The vehicle access is a bit tricky but fine for a small or medium size car.
We used the train from Venarey les Laumes (Les Laumes -Alesia station) to visit Dijon and Beaune. It is also possible to use the bus if you can get a timetable.
There is a deck area by the house and a grassed area within a fence for sitting out which is not overlooked as the surrounding buildings are derelict or unoccupied.
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 1 10/10
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5, Ratings 2 9.9/10