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Book this 7 bedroom house in Vezelay today! A total of 12 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a dishwasher among other amenities offered by this rental.
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 $645, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 89% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 11, 2017, 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
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- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
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 allowed
– 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.