Gîte / Cottage

The holiday home with a panoramic view is located on the edge of the village of Sainte-Colombe-en-Auxois in Burgundy. It is suitable for 2 persons and has a living room (TV + wifi) with open kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom and several terraces.

All rooms of the gîte are on the ground floor (60 m2) and are equipped with heating (radiators). The cozy living room has a dining table, 2 armchairs, TV (including DVD player) with 19 TV channels, wireless internet (WiFi), radio and a closet with books, DVDs, games and a cozy wood stove. There is also plenty of information (and walking map) about the environment. In the rear part of the room there is a spacious, fully equipped kitchen with a gas cooker, fridge, but also a washing machine. There is also a bedroom with a lovely 2-bed and a large wardrobe (a cot and high chair can be arranged). Finally, there is a spacious bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. Outside, next to the gîte, there is an indoor courtyard ("abri") that can be used as an extra room and where it is also nice to relax during rain. From the house and the spacious terrace (on the south) you have a beautiful view over the village (including a castle, church and "lavoir") and the valley. There is also a BBQ available. The house and the village are very authentic and it seems as if time has stood still here for a long time.

Apart from the house there are several terraces around the house. A sunny terrace on the south, a "relax terrace" at the rear of the house and also a covered terrace at the front. So plenty of space!

Sainte-Colombe-En-Auxois is a 7.5 hour drive from Utrecht in the hills of the Côte d'Or (Burgundy). The village has 60 inhabitants and is very picturesque. The castle (changing exhibitions) occupies an important place in this and there are also a centuries old church and a "lavoir". From Sainte Colombe there are many possibilities to go on foot, by bike or by car. The famous walking route of Julius Ceasar (Alésia / Bibracte) goes through the village. Sainte Colombe has no stores. In Marigny-Le-Cahouët, which is a few kilometers away, there is a small shop with bread and basic food. A little further, at about 8-12 km., Lie the places Vitteaux, Venarey-Les-Laumes and Semur-En-Auxois. Here are the larger supermarkets and other stores.

The host, Menno & Anne-Lise

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We, Menno and Anne-Lise, have been renting authentic holiday homes in beautiful Burgundy for many years. Initially, we did this from the Netherlands in addition to our activities as restaurant owner and teacher respectively, but later we have permanently settled in the neighborhood of our holiday homes and we are occupied almost full-time with the rental. This means that we are always immediately approachable with any questions and problems. Au revoir!

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Explanation of prices

high season (July/August) € 495,-
half season (May/June/September) € 445,-
low season (Jan./Feb./March/April/Oct./Nov./Dec.) € 395,-

All prices include tourist tax, gas/electricity, water, towels and bed linen ( duvet provided ). There is no fixed changeover day; arrival after 4 pm, departure before 11 am.
The gte is also available for any number of days (minimum 5 nights).
Cleaning fee: € 50
For stays of two weeks or longer, the cleaning costs will not be charged.


Prices are per stay

Fri 30-Sep-2022
Fri 28-Apr-2023
Minimum stay 5 nights
Week € 395.00
Midweek -
Night € 65.00
Weekend -
Fri 28-Apr-2023
Sat 01-Jul-2023
Minimum stay 5 nights
Week € 445.00
Midweek -
Night € 75.00
Weekend -
Sat 01-Jul-2023
Sat 26-Aug-2023
Minimum stay 5 nights
Week € 495.00
Midweek -
Night € 85.00
Weekend -
Sat 26-Aug-2023
Sat 30-Sep-2023
Minimum stay 5 nights
Week € 445.00
Midweek -
Night € 75.00
Weekend -
Sat 30-Sep-2023
Sat 27-Apr-2024
Minimum stay 5 nights
Week € 395.00
Midweek -
Night € 65.00
Weekend -


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Final cleaning
€ 50.00
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Location & tips

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This property went above our expectations – the location was scenic and peaceful. Photos do not do the house and its surrounding landscape any justice. If you are looking to explore Route des Grands Crus/Dijon/Beaune this is a great option. It is tucked away in the countryside away from any hectic downtown centers, 45 min or so away. Worth the drive and it was a breeze when we spent one full day sightseeing. Place was conveniently stocked to anticipate every need for a getaway. The layout of the space is simple but spacious with very warm decor, very cozy. Menno & Anne-Lise were friendly and communication was always made available. Made our first trip to burgundy just that much better. Would definitely stay again. Thanks for the memorable time!
Sarah & Alexandre

What an amazing part of the world! We had such a great stay, the cottage has everything you need and is in a fantastic location in the beautiful rural countryside of Burgundy. Menno & Anne-Lise were very friendly and helpful, we definitely recommend staying here and would love to come back!
Brody & Roghan

We thoroughly recommend Menno and Anne-Lise’s delightful home – it is even nicer than the pictures. Inside is everything we needed for a most comfortable holiday. Outside are three sitting areas, looking over the beautiful Burgundy countryside. Menno and Anne-Lise are warm, welcoming and make many helpful suggestions about day visits from the village, which is very well situated in the area. We had a most enjoyable week.
Margaret & Ian

A beautiful and peaceful escape from our busy lives in England.
We picked this place down to luck, but we couldn’t have wished for a nicer place to stay.
You are great hosts and the house is delightful.
Our highlights of our stay have been visiting the small towns around the area, exploring the country side and cooling down in the nearby reservoirs.
We have also enjoyed the lovely local products and trying all the different types of food.
Tim & Marie

Thank you so much for welcoming us into your beautiful house in this beautiful part of the world.
We loved our stay and we’d love to come back sometime in the future.
Wishing you all the best,
Claire & Barry
Dublin, Ireland

“Menno + Anne-Lise’s little house in the country side of France is a dream come true! I cannot recommend this rental more! If you are looking for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of life then look no further. We took leisure walks through out the countryside, got fresh bread in the town over and made several day trips to surrounding attractions. Menno is an amazing host. Very keen to offer suggestions or have a chat! House was like out of a little movie: fire every night, music playing as we made a cheese plate and drank amazing wine  ”
Whitney & Nick
Austin, Texas

ne wunderful week of peace and quiet !
Wine, cheese, tennis, long walks and lots of croissants !!
We hope to be back again soon.
Gilly & William
Edinburgh, Scotland

Menno and Anne-Lise’s beautiful cottage fulfilled every fantasy I have ever had about staying in a little country place in France. The cottage is lovingly decorated and thoughtfully furnished and equipped with more than one could ask for. Added to this, amazing views, private terraces, ample parking and the most easy-going and welcoming hosts. Saint-Colombe-en-Auxois, located close to many interesting medieval villages, wine routes and other attractions, is a “bustling” little quiet village where it seems most of the villagers are involved in restoring an Chateau as a labour of love. Do yourself the pleasure!

Anne-Lise and Menno share their lovely home that is in a wonderful location for exploring Burgundy by car. The village is quiet and pretty. We appreciated having maps and information provided for us, as well as wine of the region. The house is very clean, comfortable and generously equipped. As they live next door, there was never any problem contacting them with any questions. Menno was helpful answering questions that we had on culture . We enjoyed having 3 pretty places to sit outdoors to enjoy the view of the hill opposite. It was easy to walk to the chateau , wash house and the goat farm to sample some more produce of the area. There were so many attractions near by to visit that 4 nights went too quickly.
Stephen & Christine
NSW Australia

Thanks so much Menno and Anne-Lise, we had a lovely two days (too short !!) in your delightful little cottage.
My husband and I have fallen in love with the Burgundy contryside – so different to back home in Australia – and want to return !!
Thank you so much,
Kristy & Kruger

Many thanks Menno & Anne-Lise. This is a delightful gîte in a very beautiful part of France. We just loved our two days here and wish it could have been longer – so much to see and do. Thanks for being such gracious and attentive hosts.
All the very best for your various ventures here.
Charles & Ruth from Nelson, New Zealand

Thanks so much, Menno and Anne-Lise, for all the kindness and hospitality. Sainte Colombe-en-Auxois is even more beautiful than we had imagined, and your welcome (and your recommandations!) made it even better.
A la prochaine !
Hunt (USA) and Marie (Canada)

Beautifully located cottage with extremely helpful and attentive hosts. Perfect place to explore the Burgundy countryside.

We loved staying in this lovely cottage and wished we could have stayed longer. The surrounding villages and countryside are beautiful and the cottage was in a great location for exploring the area by car. Menno and Anne-Lise were very welcoming and helpful and gave us plenty of information about the area. We especially liked the recommended map of walks from the cottage which we used for morning runs. Would like to come back sometime.

Many thanks for a wunderful couple of nights. Wish it could have been longer. We have had 2 weeks of non-stop travelling around Burgundy, so lovely to relax, walk and reflect on our time in this beautiful country.
France is a favorite of ours and your lovely wee haven is an abslute delight!
Felt very welcomed, lovely late season apples, cheese from up the road and coutry walks.
Once again, many thanks; will have a room for you if ever in New Zealand.
Anne & Wayne

What a wunderful village, house and area. We liked it so much, we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave.
From the night when we arrived, we were hit by the plethora of stars and the exponse of sky over the valley.
In the morning the view revealed itself to be even better then we could have imagined. Opening the curtains of the bedroom was an absolute delight.
So yes, we loved it here. The warm fire at night, the relaxing calm of the days, a perfect place for us to relax, do some much needed creative work and pondering.
Thank you both for the apples (delicious), for the information about living here (useful for my writing partially) and for the maps of the fantastic walks.
We really don’t want to leave and I’m sure we will be back !
Thank you so much xx
Matthias & Mahalia

Lovely, lovely house! So lovely that it was fine also in rainy days. Beds are very very comfortable and the kitchen totally equipped. Menno & Anne-Lise are excellent hosts and come immediately in case of need. We loved our stay and absolutely recommend this house!

The description is pretty much summed up in the name: lovely cottage in Burgundy. Our only complaint was that we didn’t have the time to stay for a longer sojourn in this picturesque, sleepy village!
Albert & Rahel

Anne-Lise and Menno were extremely hospitable and very welcoming. We were greeted personally upon our arrival and they were very helpful with explaining the particulars of the cottage and the points of interest in the surrounding area. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for in the countryside. It was very clean and has everything you would need to complete your stay including a great selection of DVDs and wood for the fireplace. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend this cottage.


Living room
Ground floor
40 m2

Natural stone

Dining corner / Dining Table

Dining Chairs (4)

Ground floor
12 m2

Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm

Natural stone

Duvets (1)

Ground floor
5 m2


Shower (1)

Washbasin (1)

Covered garden room
Ground floor

25 m2


Accommodation type

  • Gîte / Cottage

Total floor space

  • 60 m2

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Amusement Parks
  • Budget
  • Culture & History
  • Long term rental
  • Peace & quiet


  • Electric heating
  • Stove

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Cable television
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Measurements of TV in cm: (55)
  • Internet connection

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (2)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (1)
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace (3)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (6)
  • Garden table(s0) (3)
  • Porch
  • Ashtray(s)


  • Manager on site
  • Visible from outside
  • Detached house


  • Washing machine
  • Storeroom
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Pets on request


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (4)
  • Kitchen linen available


  • Child's chair
  • Camping bed

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • (Comic)books

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