Desjardins Cottage


Welcome!

Welcome!

Enjoy your stay! This delightful cottage is situated in the centre of the village of Escamps (pronounced Eh-cong), Burgundy, just 2 hours drive on the motorway from Paris or a more leisurely two and a half hours taking the “route national” through the forests of Fountainebleau, past small villages and undulating fields of sunflower and canola. Desjardins Cottage is perfect for a weekend getaway or longer stays where you can relax and experience this quintessential French countryside and all it has to...

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The Area

The Area

The Burgundy region is one of the great historic regions of France; indeed, in the Middle Ages, Burgundy was the great dukedom which rivalled in power and prestige with the kingdom of France itself. The countryside is full of delightful little villages and towns such as Montreal, Avallon and Auxerre. This region is famous for its romanesque churches and religious sites including the remarkable Abbey of Vezelay and great cathedrals of Auxerre and Sens. In the Yonne department (89) you will discover wonderful food and wine. Visit the caves of Chablis and Irancy, try the cheeses and regional specialities such as la gougeres (little cheese chou pastry puffs), boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin and escargot just for starters! Enjoy a boat trip on the canals or cycling through the undulating corn and sunflower fields. Discover the farmers markets all year round and antique fairs in the warmer months. We wish you a wonderful stay...

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Contact & Reservations

Contact & Reservations

Booking Desjardins CottageOctober 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018MTWTFSS12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 Available Booked Prices   High Season- May/June/July/Aug: Weekly bookings only in July & August. €700 + cleaning fee * Mid Season- March/April//Sept/Oct: 600€ per week or €100 per night + cleaning fee * Low Season- Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb 550€ per week or €100 per night + cleaning fee * * Please note that there is an additional flat rate of 80€ for ALL bookings which covers cleaning and linen. We take weekly bookings only during July & August. Minimum 2 night stay available during mid and low seasons only: €100 per night. Deposits: 30% at time of booking (non refundable if booking is cancelled within 4 weeks of arrival date). Payment to be made in full 8 weeks in advance of your arrival date. For bookings, please contact us directly…   email: penelope@desjardinscottage.com phone: +61 2 4784 1986 We look forward to hearing from you! Karim and Penelope Sai When you make your booking with us...

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Things to do!

Things to do!

St Fargeau is a pretty castle with a fascinating history, just a short drive away. In the warmer months there are grand evening performances with knights on horseback re-enacting historical events such as Joan of Arc’s epic battles across the country with dancing and fireworks thrown in. Make sure kids catch an afternoon nap as show begins at 10pm. Escamps tourism, attractions and travel guide. Toucy farmers market is on Saturday mornings. This is the best food market around! Stay on and enjoy a traditional gourmet lunch Bourguignon at the hotel restaurant of Le Lion d’Or, the snails are to die for! 37 Rue Lucile Cormier, 89130 Toucy. You can spend several days discovering the impressive cathedral town of Auxerre just 14kms away! Do a walking tour and enjoy the stunning architecture. Visit the religious sights, drop in to the Tourism centre, catch a movie and enjoy some of the lovely restaurants Visit the famous towns and vineyards of Chablis. Naturally there are lots of wine cellars (caves) to...

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The Cottage

The Cottage

Features   Sleeps 4-6 with two bedrooms plus extra pull-out double bed in lounge room. Wifi Well equipped kitchen Dining for 6-8 Lounge with TV Bathroom with separate toilet Laundry facilities All linen supplied Garage Fully fenced in and secure back garden Out-door patio and dining No smoking No pets allowed Relax and Enjoy Escamps is a tiny village with a Romanesque church circa 800, just 14 kms from the impressive gothic cathedral town of Auxerre on the river Yonne and 25kms from the wineries of Chablis and Irancy. The house has two bedrooms, one with queen sized bed and the other 2 singles that can be made up as a second queen. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge room for a 3rd child or friends dropping by. Des jardins Cottage The cottage itself is 400-500 years old. We believe it may have belonged to a religious order since renovations revealed a tiny habited face on the outside wall. The home is well equipped, warm, comfortable...

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