Synonymous with the great white wine names of France, Chablis is considered by purists to be the only wine good enough to drink with oysters! Occuping a circle roughly 20 km in diameter, these vineyards encircle the small town of Chablis, which, naturally, is full of ’caves’ for ’dégustation’. The area offers many pleasant drives or bike rides, and the pretty villages southwards along the River Serein are well worth exploring. The fine Renaissance château at Tanlay is just to the east, and easily accessible for day trips are Vézelay with its Basilica, and the Cistercian abbey at Fontenay. This charming, family home, built in the early 19th century, has all the advantages of ’town’ just five minutes’ walk away, yet it is set behind a gravelled courtyard, with a large lawned garden at the rear. There is a neat little ’studio’ within the front courtyard with double bed and en-suite shower/WC. From upstairs in the main house one can see the vine-clad slopes nearby.
Ground floor: Living room with open fire and French doors leading to rear garden. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Study. Separate WC. Outside access to ground floor studio: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms (one can be twin). Bathroom/WC with separate shower. Shower room (no WC)
- Walled front courtyard
- Enclosed rear garden
- Telephone (on request)
- Heating (at cost)
- Open fire
- Private parking (for 3 cars)
- All linen included
- Start day Wednesday
- Children under 7 years old not accepted.
Location: Chablis (most facilities, restaurants, wine cellars, market, river bathing), 22km E of Auxerre (all facilities, pool, golf), 16km W of Tonnerre (canal boating).