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More rave reviews for La Maison des Chaumes

This latest is from Bob and Stacia Cammerarro who just left La Maison des Chaumes after a month’s stay.

 

 

We loved staying at La Maison des Chaumes, Franck and Laura’s home in the village of Villers La Faye.It was well-stocked with everything we could conceivably need and was beautifully decorated to boot. One of the best things (besides the washer and dryer, of course) was all the storage we had. Two beautiful big armoires and built-in cupboards in the bedrooms for a start.

The location was great, lovely countryside with vineyards as far as the eye could see but also close to the busy wine town of Beaune with it’s shops, restaurants, the fabulous 16th century “Hospice de Beaune” and an outstanding Saturday farmer’s market.

We highly recommend this lovely French rental and it’s very helpful landlords.

Stacia and Bob
from Lakewood, Washington

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The Magical Lilac Shutters of La Maison des Deux Clochers

Our first ever Swedish guests just left La Maison des Deux Clochers and are already planning their return trip!

 

“I think that everyone is hoping to find “that place” where you just want to sit on the stairs and don’t want to leave. Now I’ve found that place and I know that me and my family are going to return to this lovely place with the lilac shutters.

This quiet and peaceful little village is situated in the middle of the wineyards. It doesn’t even has a bakery, only winemakers, very good one’s. Every morning we walked with a smile through the beautiful landscape to the next village to buy bread and said “Bon jour” to everyone we met.

There was also a little cat next door who visited us every day. My son and I love cats. This house and this village is such a wonderful place to stay.

Hopefully we’ll return already this autumn.

Thank you!

Jenny & Håkan Ströberg – Stockholm – Sweden

 

I also love waking up to the light pouring through the lilac shutters and captured a photo of one of that dreamy French moment this summer…

 

 

Latest Review of La Maison des Deux Clochers – Our 18th Century village house in Magny-les-Villers

Nadia Craig from Montreal just sent us a great review for her recent stay at our 18th Century village house La Maison des Deux Clochers.  Merci Beaucoup et à bientôt Nadia, Ben & Josephine!


Hi Franck & Laura,

We absolutely loved our stay at La Maison des Deux Clochers. What a beautiful home you have created. We had everything we needed in the fully stocked kitchen, and slept incredibly well in your comfortable bed. The baby cot was so cute and comfy and our daughter slept well too. The binders of information were invaluable in helping us find restaurants, activities, grocery stores and, of course, winemakers!

The welcome bottle of wine was the perfect end to a long day on the road to get to your house from Brussels, on a very rainy drive. It was also one of our favourites, though sadly we didn’t make it to Naudin-Ferrand because of poor planning on our part, and weekend and a national holiday getting in the way!

We loved the location, nestled in the vineyards. Tiny Magny-les-Villers is a great jumping off point for everything in the region. We spent lots of time in Beaune, sometimes eating dinner there, other times coming home to cook the goodies we’d picked up at the market or one of the fabulous grocery stores (we loved E. Leclerc and Grand Frais).

We were lucky enough to stumble upon the wine festival in Savigny les Beaune, and spent the afternoon wandering around that beautiful town, tasting many a delicious wine, including some fabulous cremant!

Some other highlights – Patriarche wine tasting was lots of fun, so neat to see their cellars; vespers service at l’Abbaye de Citeaux was a good rainy day activity, Chateau Rochepot was a beautiful spot; and of course, the Hospice de Beaune is a must see.

Our week was not enough to scratch the surface of all the wonderful activities. We will hopefully be back again one day soon for more!

Many thanks to both of you.

Nadia, Ben & Josephine

Our latest guest review for Le Relais du Vieux Beaune

Cellar in Corton

We just received a great review from Bob Love (who works in the wine industry in Kelowna, BC) and his family.  A big merci to Bob, Andrea, Adam, and Evan and we hope to see you back in Beaune soon!

Wine and food lovers rejoice now!

Beaune Burgundy, with this apartment as our base was gorgeous.  We had the best weather this week that was possible in early April, blue sky at several well appointed wine tastings!  What could be better.

This comfortable and spacious apartment was always nice to arrive home to after sightseeing and exploring.  Burgundy is foodie paradise, baguettes to pastries you will be amazed.  We were always able to prepare great meals in the kitchen.

The region is blessed with excellent wine and many parks and sites that will interest all ages.    Magical memories were made- never forget the charge and counter attack between the kids and the Beaune city park geese, the geese triumphed as the ‘charge’ and ‘the hissing’ was comically played out in the birds favour!

Hope to return, really.. had a blast.

La Maison des Chaumes Reviewed!

Because we are hardly objective, here is a a lovely email and photo (of our clematis in France!) received over the weekend from our most recent guests at La Maison des Chaumes – Thank you Peter and Carole.  A bientôt on espère!

Bonsoir, Laura et Franck,

Needless to say – we’ve so enjoyed la Bourgogne – as shared earlier – very new to us and really a treasure, just as Laura has noted in much of her writing. As much as our trip really was planned to center around the joyous occasion of a marriage – I said to Carol today that regardless of the absolutely surreal experience we’ve had as guests at the wedding – attending the civil ceremony, being with the extended family for many days prior to the wedding – we would have very much enjoyed being here on ANY occasion!

Your home has been such a solid nest for us – as, I’m sure it has been for others, but – as you may have noted – we’re pretty particular with our vacation rentals here in France and yours was undoubtedly among the best we’ve encountered. Really, Laura and Franck you must be commended for you extreme attention to the details we Americans and Canadians appreciate in a vacation rental. But, really – this is a HOME and we very much appreciate that aspect – it is beyond what one would hope for – and has all the amenities that we expect in our own homes!

Thank you – thank you!

The roses are just getting to bloom at the end of the front terrace – and the rosemary is green and bright along the walk way. The peonies in the back garden – is that your neighbor’s????- should bloom next week – as is their lilac – white and purple.

As shared, the shower is the best on the continent!!! The kitchen is superb – enjoy the oven and stove immensely! The washer and dryer also deserve commendation as the best in France! Not typical in our experience! We could actually dry clothes without burning them – ha!

So enjoyed the wine here – particularly, Chateau Meursault, Savigny les Beaune, Pommard and so many others – really enjoyed the Musee de Vin –

We’ll keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon – we DO hope to return here!

Regards – Peter