2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) House in Yonne

15th Century house in medieval village
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Garden.
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Owner: Lee Humphreys
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Overview

  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Yonne
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 5
  • Low season price per night: €150
  • High season price per night: €155
  • Average price per night:€150
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (4 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

Large 2 bedroom late 15th Century half-timbered town house in the centre of Noyers-sur-Serein, a pretty walled & cobbled medieval village which is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Unusually for a village of its compact size, Noyers has everything you need: several restaurants and bars, épiceries, a boulangerie/patisserie,a butcher/charcuterie, and a weekly food market - all excellent. Not forgetting 5 local crafts shops, 2 art galleries … and a museum etc. And a chemist and newsagents. All in a few steps from the front door.

The house has 3 storeys with a walled city garden. The ground floor is fronted by an arcade and what was originally a medieval shop decorated with the heads of mythical beasts in carved oak. A few steps up from the front door lead to the main living room, with an island kitchen, a dining area with a large table, and a sitting area with a couple of sofas beside the stone fireplace. French windows give direct access to the garden. There is also a small toilet and laundry room.

An old oak staircase takes you up to a bedroom (double bed, fireplace, timbered ceiling) and a small separate bathroom with toilet and shower. At the front, a large library with comfortable sofas offers superb views onto half-timbered houses and the church tower; this room is ideal for drinks before dinner (as well as reading).

The top floor is a very large bedroom (double bed) with a view over to the surrounding countryside and hill. The large en-suite bathroom is equipped with a bath, a shower and a separate toilet, and fine views over the old Burgundy tiled roofs towards the church.

The garden is small but pretty. High limestone walls offer total privacy, with nonetheless sun for much of the day. There is a shaded table, and an additional terrace with table and chairs and deckchairs looks onto the half-timbered rear facade of the house.

The village is extremely attractive and well-preserved, partly because during the 18th century the king of France decided that it would no longer be on the main road to anywhere at all. The tradition continues; during weekends in July and August the centre is entirely closed to vehicles. The village is also well-protected. A loop in the little river Serein forms a moat beneath the medieval towers; both entrances to the village are fortified. There are extensive walks/cycle rides along the river and up to the top of the wooded hill where the remains of the old castle are hidden.

There are many things to see and do in the area. Wine-lovers will appreciate the proximity of Chablis (20 mins), Irancy and St Bris. There are castles and abbeys and fortified towns all over the place, including the Unesco sites (Vezelay, Fontenay and the Climats of Burgundy’s vineyards). The wild and wooded Morvan region, with excellent lakes for wild swimming, is just 50 minutes away.

The house itself is luminous, characterful, and well-equipped. We think it will appeal to lovers of architectural and decorative curiosities in pleasant surroundings.

Small children are welcome, but they need to be warned that the stuffed animal heads in the library are no longer dangerous. Parents must be aware that the house is not secured for children and so the staircases inside and out will need supervision. There is no specific children's bedroom. There is a travel cot, and a small extra bed in the bathroom of bedroom 2.

Bed linen (140 x 220cm) and towels are included.

The house has electric heating. A wood-burning stove can be used for additional heating (supplement 25 euros/semaine), but the fireplaces can not be used.

If you have difficulty with staircases, this house is unfortunately not for you

No pets please, and no smoking inside the house.

The price includes cleaning at the end of your stay, but do please leave the house clean and tidy at the end of your stay. The price also includes the "taxe de séjour" imposed by the French government. In short, there are no extra charges to pay.

The minimum stay is 5 nights = 750 euros
5 nights: 690 euros

4 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Sunrise

By Richard on 27-Oct-2022

A wonderful house: beautifully furnished with a large eclectic library, quiet but in the centre of the town. We watched the sun rise from our bed. The owners were so helpful when we had to change our dates; they provided masses of information on the town and surrounding sites. We shall stay again.

Magical

By Andrew on 30-Sep-2022

This is a truly wonderful place to stay in a magical, peaceful part of France. Lee and Mathilde have restored their medieval house with great taste and character, but it also well equipped and comfortable . We thoroughly enjoyed the small market, two mini-supermarkets and independent butcher. The village has several restaurants (one exceptionally high quality) but it was also a pleasure to cook in the well-appointed 15th-century kitchen and have croissants in the courtyard garden. There are gorgeous walks from the house and numerous great places to visit nearby. Cannot recommend highly enough. Andrew, London Sep 2022

Arnaud

By Arnaud on 09-Aug-2022

Super séjour à Noyers dans la maison de Mathilde! Située dans l''hypercentre, avec une vue sur la plus belle place de la ville, nous avons pu pleinement profité de ce magnifique village médiéval! La maison a toutle charme de l''ancien avec le confort d''une maison moderne (lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, wifi, douche italienne...). Tout a été rénové avec goût et des matériaux de qualité. Le salon, aménagé en cabinet de curiosités, est magnifique. Nous avons pu profité tous les jours du jardin intérieur pour tous nos repas. Tous les commerces de bouches sont à hyper-proximité (maison Paillot pour la boucherie-charcuterie/cave à vin, boulangerie, plusieurs restaurants de qualité...). On a adoré Noyers, son label "plus beaux villages de France" est mérité!! Mathilde était disponible à chaque fois qu''on avait des questions ou pour nous donner des conseils de visite. Je recommande!!

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Balcony
Garden

Theme

Historic
Romantic
Tourist attractions