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Luxurious oak beamed, centrally heated farmhouse, open fireplaces, bread oven, traditional Burgundian stone and terra cotta floors, set in own meadows at Villars, Precy sous Thil on the edge of the Morvan National Park, a short drive from the picturesque medieval town of Semur en Auxois. Within easy reach of Beaune, Cote d'Or vineyards and Dijon, capital of the Duchy of Burgundy, with its ducal palace and huge covered market.
Fully fitted kitchen with range oven and hob, large fridge, breakfast table and chairs, coffee machine, toaster leading to laundry room with large freezer, washing machine and dryer. French Windows open from kitchen onto sunny east facing breakfast terrace
Study containing desk with WIFI, Internet, Telephone, sofa, bookshelves with novels , maps, local guides, places of interest
Dining Room cheminee, large refectory table seating 12, walk in cupboard containing dinner service and wine glasses. high chair.
Lounge with cheminee for open fires, TV UK Sky channels/DVD player with selection of DVDs, Games chest, ample comfortable sofas, tables and chairs
Downstairs WC off the hallway leading to:
A fabulous conservatory and indoor swimming pool (kidney shaped 10m length) in converted barn
5 bedrooms, 3 with ensuite facilities, a family bathroom with WC, 1 shower room with basin, and 1 separate WC with hand basin. There are 2 double bedrooms and 3 bedrooms with twin beds which can be converted into doubles, accommodating 10 adults. In addition there is a folding bed suitable for up to 16 year old and 2 travel cots for babies accommodating in addition 3 children. These can be placed in the larger bedrooms, if so desired. All bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor and are independently reached from a central corridor. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with separate shower. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have en-suite shower rooms.
Private west facing rear garden with lovely views. Enjoy spectacular sunsets on the rear terrace with its shady trellis and large table for outdoor dining.
Orchard with Boules Court, and delightful secret garden with fountain.
Private tennis court
12 x 6m heated pool with lighting and electric safety cover.
Woodshed with supply of wood for open fires
Garden store contains sun loungers and cushions
Soicherons is located in the Cote d'Or department of Burgundy characterised by gently rolling green hills, the Canal de Bourgogne, Charolais cattle and of course the world famous Cote d'Or vineyards, home to the finest wines and famous villages such as Volnay, Gevrey Chambertin, Nuits St George, Santenay and Savigny les Beaune. It is on the edge of the Morvan National Park, an area of forest, hills, rivers. waterfalls and lakes ideal for hiking mountain biking and waterpsorts.
Explore the Burgundy canal on a lazy afternoon boat trip. Visit historic Burgundy, medieval Semur en Auxois, the ancient châteaux of Chateauneuf, Bazoches, Bussy Rabutin, Rochepot, Epoisses. Venture into the Morvan with its large lakes and beach areas where you can windsurf, water ski or laze around on a pedalo. Burgundy is a centre of gastronomy -sample the delights of 3* Michelin cooking at Saulieu 15 minutes away or half an hour away at Esperence lying beneath the picturesque hill village and religious centre of Vezelay with its spectacular Basilica, art galleries and craft shops. Don't miss Beaune, its beautiful Hotel Dieu with the world famous glazed tile roof, Saturday market, its Caves for Degustation of the finest wines Burgundy has to offer. Spend a Friday in Dijon for its market including antique stalls, the Palais des Ducs and Musee de Beaux Arts
A car is essential so driving to the property is the only feasible option.
The nearest airports are Paris Orly or Lyon, both of which are a 2 hour drive away.
TGV trains run to Montbard which is a 20 minute drive, or to Dijon which is about 40 minutes but the trains are more frequent. Car hire is available at Dijon station.
The property is located about 5 minutes drive from exit 23 Bierre les Semur on the A6 Autoroute.