Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath, 1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
Our gite is an ancient stone house at the heart of the mediaeval town of Vézelay, a centre of pilgrimage since the twelfth century and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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It is surrounded by superb walking country as well as being ideally placed for touring Burgundy's 'green heart', the Morvan National Park, and local vineyards, many of whom welcome visitors to taste the wine before buying..
The house dates back to the twelfth century and still has two large cellars from that time. It was reworked in the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. From the terrace overlooking Place Borot there are views of the surrounding hillsides.
The accommodation is flexible, providing spacious living for individuals, couples, families or groups. It sleeps up to ten people comfortably. NB guests in addition to 2 are charged at a nightly rate.
Oil for the central heating and wood for the wood burning stove are charged at cost.
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Book this 7 bedroom house in Vezelay today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 5 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $720 to as high as $1769, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 91% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar May 29, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 29 May 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: ($125.87) £100.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Vezelay Attractions
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- High chair
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking not allowed
- 1 Full bath
- 1 Shower
- 1 Attached (ensuite)
– based on 5 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful medieval palace in Unesco World Heritage town”
The carving of a Bishop's mitre over the ground floor fireplace gives some evidence of this unique building's earlier life. It is now a well-appointed holiday house quietly situated in the centre of this remarkable town. Although it can sleep 12, we were just two, but it is so structured that you can occupy just parts of it with equanimity - and you get a lot for your money. The wonders of Vezelay itself are well documented in guide books and websites, but the revelation for this first timer in Burgundy were the cultural activities taking place in the town and the stunning beauty of the surrounding countryside, through which we walked on a daily basis. All this is complemented by the friendliness of those we met, the excellent boulangerie and good local store, the Wednesday market, and the many restaurants. A unique and unmissable experience.
We had a wonderful family holiday in this magnificent and homely house around Easter, 2012. We all had various work projects to complete and found separate quiet spaces for reading and writing. We came together for the evenings in the splendid living area on the ground floor where roaring log fires ensured we were warm and comfortable. The village is endlessly fascinating and there are wonderful walks in the surrounding countryside. A major attraction is the bastide church, its beauty and the evocative chanting of the offices by the Brothers and Sisters of Jerusalem. The village shop and the bakery are good. The big supermarket for major grocery shopping in avallon is excellent. So practical matters can be managed with ease and pleasure especially if you have a car. Finally, all that the owners write about their beautiful house is accurate. As they say, everything works in the house. We had a superb holiday - relaxing, productive and inspiring. Highly recommended.
“A spacious house in a superb location in a wonderful town in a b”
We are a family with 2 children aged 6 and 8 and we had the most marvellous holiday at this house. We went on daily 'pigrimages' from our door around the beautiful countryside bearing delicious fruit tarts from the boulangerie at the bottom of the hill. We swam in local rivers and played frisbee behind the basilica. Despite the 7 bedrooms we all slept in the gorgoeus and enormous first floot front bedroom enjoying the views over the clock tower and hills.
“Atmosphere, village charm, outstanding countryside -- it's all t”
This is a magical place for a small family reunion, a gathering of friends, a writers' retreat, or, if you like feeling "lord of the manor," you could come all by yourself. Talk about atmosphere! From the house itself, parts of which date back to the time of the crusades, to the charming ancient village with its little back streets and gardens, to the magnificent basilica at the top of the hill, you will find yourself transported to another time. Although you may feel yourself to be in another century, you will have all the comforts of home. The kitchen is small, but very well equipped. It's the only small thing about the house, and because two walls are glass, you don't feel cut off from the living area. The upper floor bedrooms are cozy, but the master bedroom, the vaulted room and the living area are all positively baronial. One of my favorite things to do is take long walks in the surrounding countryside, which is gorgeous. But if you are feeling more like staying close to home, you can take a picnic lunch up to the ramparts behind the basilica and admire the views from afar. Major grocery shopping and the delights of the Morvan will require a car, but the local food shop is quite well stocked and the bakery is grand. There are several excellent restaurants right in the town as well as in villages farther afield. During tourist season there will be a steady stream of travelers of all sorts, from pilgrims to Boy Scouts, walking from the bottom of the hill up to the basilica and back. This can be annoying, but they are generally well-behaved, and it's fun to sit on the terrace and feel superior because you, after all, are a resident, even if just a temporary one. They all leave by supper time, it gets very quiet, and the stars come out. Trust me, you have never seen such stars. One word of caution: in order to fully enjoy this spot, you will need to be comfortable with ascending and descending steps and hills.