Restored 3 Bedroom Stone House with Private Garden
- english, french
About Stewart Greer
Myself and my wife Christina live and work in London. I work in IT and Christina is a civil servant. We have an 8 year old son. We first visited the Cote D’Or area in 2002. We were on our way home from the Alps when we stopped off in Chatillon sur Seine to visit the local museum. We stayed there for a couple of days because we found the area so charming and unspoilt.
Stewart Greer purchased this House in 2007
Why Stewart Greer chose Laignes
We started looking for a holiday home shortly after that trip, and kept coming back to the Cote d’Or. We fell in love with this house and bought it 10 years ago. We love the fact that when you are in the garden, you feel like you are in your own little piece of France and you can just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The house was built just a few years after the battle of Waterloo. It has a lovely garden enclosed by the old fortified village walls and a real sense of history about it.
What makes this House unique
There are bakeries, a supermarket, a restaurant and a bar in Laignes all within 5 minutes walk of the house. There are a wider range of restaurants, shopping and bars in Chatillon sur Seine which is just 15 minutes away. For the best and freshest food it’s worth driving to Chablis for the Sunday market. There is a lot to do in the area. We visit the great vineyards and cheese-makers and the medieval villages like Noyers, that seem to have come straight from a fairytale. We enjoy picnics at the wonderful lakes in the Foret de l’Orient with child friendly beaches, though we often go swimming in the local lake at Marcenay just 15 minutes from the house. We love our house and the Cote d’ Or and hope you love it too.
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Great location and lovely house
We had a lovely time at Stewart’s house – it was peaceful and quiet and we enjoyed sitting in the garden with a glass of wine after a busy day of visiting the local tourist areas. There are some really good Cremant producers within easy reach of the house and we enjoyed sampling the local fizz. The house was very comfortable with everything that we needed. We would highly recommend a stay here.
Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed you stay at our house.
Lovely rustic farmhouse!
If you want a holiday in the unspoiled countryside, this is your spot. Easy access to Chablis, Tonnerre, Tanlay and Noyers, walk to the Boulangerie in town and explore the Côte d'Or and Tonnerrois. Three bedrooms meant space for the teenagers and the walled in backyard meant complete privacy. We had a lovely relaxing vacation.
Hello Sebastian, many thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our house. We are pleased you explored the area as there are some lovely things to see and do in the area. We always enjoy a day exploring and then relaxing in the privacy of the garden in the evening.
A spacious and well equipped restored house in a quiet village.
Pleasant and practical restored house in a quiet village with a small enclosed garden. Nicely equipped kitchen and utility room, and comfortably beds. We enjoyed our stay. The owners and their family seem to use the property for their own visits and this is reflected in the level of facilities provided.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We don't get to spend much time there but we love it when we are there. We find it a great getaway place and love to relax in the back garden and enjoy a good burgundy wine and meal on the patio.
Stewart and Christina
Exceptional house in unspoilt France
We visited Burgundy last summer and stayed here for a week in June. The house is well set up for eight people with three big bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, and a self contained garden where the kids could play safely. There is a big lake nearby which was great for swimming and picnics.
There are shops within five minutes walk from the house. For a bigger shop the supermarkets in nearby Chatillon were only 15 minutes drive away. There is also a wide selection of restaurants in Chatillon for an evening out.
While there are some lovely places to visit nearby, part of the fun was exploring the local countryside in a very unspoiled part of France. We loved the open air Sunday market in Chablis. It's a very pretty town and the selection of local produce was brilliant.
It was a lovely house to stay in, very comfortable and restful and remarkably good value. Will certainly stay there again
Many thanks for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our french house. We love our holidays in our french retreat and we are always so pleased when others can experience what we love and enjoy about the house and the surrounding area. We hope that you will be able to visit again.
Merveilleux séjour dans une maison calme, très bien équipée et parfaitement conforme à la description. Bon point de départ pour visiter en voiture la Bourgogne.
A recommander sans hésitation.
Merci pour ce séjour
Bonjour Marc. Merci beaucoup - nous sommes tres content que vous avez passe une agreable sejour avec votre famille dans notre maison. Bien cordialement, Stewart et Christina
Prima vakantiewoning om de Bourgogne te verkennen. Rustige omgeving om uit te rusten
Ik had een goed contact met de verhuurder Stewart. Hij heeft hele duidelijke uitleg gegeven over de locatie van de woning en wat er in de omgeving te zien en te doen is. Het was voor ons gezin met drie kinderen van 16,17 en 19 jaar een goede plek om van alles te bekijken. Prima bedden, redelijke badkamer met een wat kleine douche. Goede keuken en huishoudelijke apparatuur.
Set in the delightful village of Laignes, in the heart of the historic region of Burgundy, you are ideally situated to experience the vast number of tourist attractions both in Burgundy and the neighbouring Champagne region. Surrounded by the vast and beautiful forests of the Chatillonais, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including cycling, walking and fishing.
With the famous wine regions of Chablis, Auxerrois and Champagne literally on your doorstep, sample the abundance of wines available including the local Crémant de Bourgogne. Experience the rolling countryside and beautiful vineyards on the route de Crémant and Champagne. Take in the Sunday market at Chablis where you will find local French delicacies. Don’t forget the villages of Epoisses and Chaource where you will taste some of the delicious award winning local cheeses.
The Burgundy and Champagne regions boast a wealth of historic and architectural attractions. There are many nearby chateaux and historical sites including the Chateau at Ancy le France, L’Abbaye de Fontenay and the Basilica at Vezelay. Venture to the new MuseoParc Alesia at Alise St Reine, visit the medieval town of Semur en Auxois or take a stroll round the medieval village of Flavigny sur Ozerain famous for its aniseed sweets and also the filming of Chocolat. The pretty village of Essoyes, the home of Renoir the world famous painter is also a must during your stay.
For the children, you are within easy reach of Nigloland or the Parc de l’Auxois – both great for a days entertainment. You are only 5 minutes drive from the lake complex at Lac de Marcenay and the swimming complex at Montbard is a 20 minute drive. Visit the museum at Chatillon sur Seine where the family will marvel at the famous Vase de Vix.
For keen birdwatchers, there is an observatory at Lac de Marcenay where you can discover Osprey living at the lake.
The village of Laignes has a supermarket, restaurant, bakers, pharmacy, a bank and local bar all within 2 minutes walking distance of the house. For a wider range of commerce, the nearest large town is Chatillon sur Seine (15 minutes) where you will find cafes, boutique shops, restaurants, large supermarkets, theatre and swimming pool.