Only 5½ hours drive from Calais our comfortable former farmhouse with heated pool is set in idyllic countryside. With its enclosed mature gardens it can be enjoyed by individual families or by families sharing or as the place for friends' get-togethers. The house is tranquil and has a certain charm. The living room has its original flag stone floor, a typical Burgundian beamed ceiling and a magnificent open fireplace, leading onto an elegant formal dining room.
The house is fully centrally heated in winter. It is an ideal place for large families to meet up or friends to share, with plenty of space for everyone
The heated pool is 10x5m with Roman steps into the shallow end, the deep end measures 2m. It is surrounded by a large patio with sun-loungers and is in a completely enclosed area around the house. From the back door is a covered area with large table and seating for 10 close to the BBQ
The farmhouse is in the perfect location for visiting the famous Cote d'Or vineyards which stretch south-west to the ancient wine town of Beaune, with its beautiful Hotel-Dieux. Savigny les Beaune, Aloxe Corton, Nuits St George, Gevry Chambertain, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny- Montrachet and Chassagne- Montrachet just to name a few within easy sampling distance
It is 5½ hours from either Calais or Boulogne. Channel tunnel or ferry from Dover.
The nearest airport is either Lyons or Grenobles. The TGV / Eurostar trains go to Dijon.
Car hire available here, and is essential to get to the house.
The sleepy village of La Riviere is situated between Beaune and Dijon in the heart of Burgundy, the wine capital and gastronomic centre of France. Also within easy reach is the town of Autun with its Roman market square, ampitheatre, cathedral and museums, ten pin bowling and many restaurants. We are also on the edge of the Morvan National Park with beautiful forests and lakes, particularly Lake Settons where you can hire sailing boats, hobby cats, pedaloes or go water skiing.
Chateau de Chailly is about 20 min drive from our house, a beautifully restored traditional french chateau with amazing grounds. Open to the public with a choice of restaurants.
The nearest village is Arnay le Duc, 6 miles to all its amenities and market on Thursday's. Autun, 12 miles, has a market on a Wednesday, a Roman ampitheatre, cathedral, museums, ten pin bowling, lake for watersports.
Dijon -35 miles - is renowned for architecture, art and its mustard.