Spacious 1 bedroom cottage with mezzanine - (sleeps 2 to 4) with exclusive benefit of 5.5 hectares of meadows and water. Built in 1743 (before the French revolution) in the heart of Burgundy, within the famous "Chablis, Sancerre, Beaune" vineyards triangle
Located in Nièvre department and overlooked by an old and typical village of Burgundy, Rix mill offers, for your exclusive benefit, the luxury of 5.5 hectares of meadows and water inviting to wander around, daydream or observe and contemplate the rich nature and wildlife widely present.
A self-contained holiday cottage has been equipped, combining the beautiful architecture of the era (built in 1743 before the French Revolution) and the comfort and nice decor one's want to find when on holiday. Spacious and bright, the accommodation receives the outdoor light through large windows offering an open view on the mill stream, the village and the river. The main room includes a fitted kitchen and a dining space, a living space (3-seat sofa - which is an extra double bed - , television, internet wiring, WiFi and a large range of English and French books). An under floor heating system and a charming wood stove guaranty a great comfort, even in winter. The bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower. The double-bed bedroom is installed on the mezzanine overlooking the main room.
Situated in Burgundy region, within the "Chablis, Sancerre, Beaune vineyards triangle", Rix Mill is part of the 200 inhabitants Rix village, just 3 kms from the medieval town of Clamecy (5000 inhabitants) where all amenities and shops are available, and 2 hours drive South from Paris. With a rich history, Burgundy offers a wide variety of tourist attractions and places to visit easily reachable by car from the mill: Vezelay (UNESCO World Heritage site), Guedelon castle (one-of-a-kind projectin the whole world), Fontenay abbaye, Semur en Auxois, Auxerre, the Morvan massif and its lakes, the "canal du Nivernais",...
As an alternative to the car, the surrounding countryside will also invite you to walks, bike rides or boating. Two bicycles (more can be hired in town) are at your disposal on site. Use of an inflatable boat, swimming or fishing are all means of enjoying the 1 km of river. Pétanque, badminton and table tennis can also be practiced onsote and, activities as yoga, climbing and micro lighting are available all year round at very short distance.
Your hosts, Yves and Christine, have spent many years as expats in Switzerland and the UK and are bilingual French-English. Their primary goal is to make your stay thoroughly enjoyable, your mood and your pace will be their only guides in advising you, accompanying you or leaving you alone when it is your choice. They are living in the mill main house. On your arrival they will welcome you with an "apéritif bourguignon". They will then keep a discreet distance to preserve your tranquility. If you are staying for the week, if it suits you, they will invite you to a convivial welcome dinner to have the time to share and exchange more.
If you like to improve your skills or those of your relatives in French language you can also ask for Christine's assistance, please get in touch for a specific quotation.
Rix mill is either reachable by car, train or private plane as there is a public airfield in Rix with possibilities of parking your plane in a private hangar.
Whether you are looking for the perfect venue to relax, quietly celebrate, be inspired or the opportunity to discover a number of Burgundy attractions, you'll find Rix Mill is a stunning and unique place.
Children are more than welcome but please realize that there is a lot of water around the property which may make it unsafe for smaller ones. NO PETS please as there is already a cat, and sheep grazing on the meadows.
Rix mill is either reachable by car, train (the station is in Clamecy) or private plane as there is a public airfield in Rix with possibilities of parking your plane in a private hangar.
Общение с гостями
Your hosts, Yves and Christine, are living in the mill main house. On your arrival they will welcome you with an "aperitif bourguignon". They will then keep a discreet distance to preserve your tranquillity. If you are staying for the week, if it suits you, they will invite you to a convivial welcome dinner to have the time to share and exchange more.
If you are curious, if you like sharing and exchanging cultural experiences, if you need the help of guides or interpreters to discover and make the most of the French way of life and the richness of Burgundy, if you wish to enjoy the flavor of the French cuisine and learn the secrets of tasteful home-made recipes, Yves and Christine can propose you to experience what they call "The True French Experience". They will then host you as they would do with their friends and invite you to share, for a few days, the whole mill and their table as well as experiences and cultures along conversations which will punctuate your stay. They have lived abroad for 4 years in Switzerland and 17 years in the UK. This "True French Experience" is open up to 9 people as two additional bedrooms are available in this case in the mill main house.
If you like to improve your skills or those of your relatives in French language you can also ask for Christine's assistance.
Regarding the "True French Experience" or the French language assistance please get in touch for a specific quotation.
Другие важные подробности
After 21 years expatriation (4 years in Switzerland and 17 years in England), Yves and Christine returned to France and fell in love with Rix Mill. Untouched and uninhabited for some 25 years prior to their purchase, they have enjoyed the combined challenge of restoring what is an historical Mill, pre-dating the French revolution, and introducing a high specification interior with 21st century comfort and the latest in modern communications technology.
This kind of site is rare as it combines features that you don't usually find together.The mill is in Rix village, therefore not isolated, while nature and wildlife are at its doorstep. It benefits from sun all day long and offers view on the valley and its wide spaces. Its location makes a lot of interesting towns, including Paris, quickly reachable by car.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed onsite as there is already a cat, and sheep grazing on the meadows. Smoking is authorized outside according to the rule that cigarette butts are not thrown away on the ground or in the water.
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Yves, born in the Auvergne in France, is fluent French and English. He has a love for sport, specially rugby which he practiced for many years, ski and fishing, but his real passion is the action of creating and implementing. He has more than 35 years experience, on an international level as an executive and entrepreneur, in the creative development of business strategy and services, covering operational implementation and facilitation. He is still an active entrepreneur and a facilitator. He has just created "Yves Mercier Partnership", a publishing and consultancy firm promoting the partnership approach and the "be yourself" attitude as key vectors of creativity, serenity and efficiency in solution definition and operational implementation. He is the author of TOMAHAWK, a book that explores the parallels between society model, education, creativity, productivity and serenity. Click on .
Christine, my wife, born in Paris, is fluent in French and English with working knowledge of German and Spanish. Her passion includes hosting, cooking, gardening, walking, reading and entertaining. Her professional background is extensive and acquired both in France and internationally. Her responsibilities included international team management, operations, training and translations management. She is herself a translator (English to French) and she offers support to international professionals, advising them from a French language and culture angle. Click on .