EN LA MARRE is an early 19thC farmhouse on the estate of Chateau de Dracy in a truly tranquil rural location close to BEAUNE and the wine region of the COTE D’OR (MERSAULT, POMMARD, GEVREY CHAMBERTIN, NUITS ST. GEORGES etc).
This spacious, light and airy apartment is situated on the ground floor of the original farmhouse. It features 2 wood/coal burning stoves, and a wealth of white-painted timber beams. The apartment is cool in the summer and cosy at other times. The large patio runs along the front of the apartment and faces onto the courtyard with views over the fragrant herb garden and open country.
Chris and Judith Mosedale, the resident owners since 1990, provide their guests a holiday to relax and get away from the every-day pressures of life, to indulge in the pleasures of the rural countryside where the traditional ways and values are still to be found. Enjoy the peace and quiet – the apartments are specially designed for couples of all interests and lifestyles and are not suitable for children.
Burgundy is not a tourist-orientated region and so has not been spoiled by the commercial tourist industry. Here one can enjoy uncluttered roads, space, unpolluted air, fields of cattle and corn, streams and forests, wild flowers, amazing bird life and animals in their unspoilt natural habitat. Wonderful walking and cycling country.
Of course we humans are also part of the great French way of life. The wine and food of the region are the best in the world; ask any Burgundian, and he is right. A gastronomic paradise awaits you; wonderful wines to discover, visiting and tasting with the wine grower himself, enjoying the different wines from the wine villages from CHABLIS in the north of Burgundy to the BEAUJOLAIS in the south.
And then there is the food – wonderful produce from the local markets, our local most popular being in CHAGNY on Sundays, where we go for coffee and croissants to sit an watch the world go by and to shop for free-range poultry from the BRESSE, local meats from our farmers, fish and seafood, marvellous range of cheeses…….
There is no lack of restaurants, from small country “auberges”, to 3 Michelin* grand eating establishments, all offering an experience to revive those tired taste buds.
On arrival at EN LA MARRE all guest are invited to a welcome drink or two at 6 pm to meet other guests and be updated on local events, markets, general information etc. Restaurant bookings gladly made, wine-tasting recommendations or visits arranged. We hold a communal BBQ on Thursday evenings for those interested – each couple contributes a food dish and some wine, including your dear hosts; anyone with a talent such as singing, playing an instrument, story or poetry-telling etc is given an ideal opportunity on this occasion to entertain us all.
RENTAL PERIODS ARE FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM SATURDAY, EXCEPT FOR APT. GAMAY WHICH WE CAN KEEP FLEXIBLE DURING THE MID AND LOW SEASONS.
OUR RATES INCLUDE:
ALL HEATING, GAS, ELECTRICITY, BEDDING AND LINEN, TOWELS, TEA TOWELS, POOL TOWELS IF REQUIRED.
OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE A LOCAL TOURIST TAX OF 0,40 EUROS PER PERSON, PER NIGHT, PAYABLE DURING THE STAY.