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Independant Water Mill Cottage in Rix, Burgundy, on 14 acres of meadows & water

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Independent Water Mill Cottage in Rix, Nièvre, Burgundy, France - Serenity, Tranquility, The Perfect Place To Unwind, Think, Create... 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...Independent Water Mill Cottage in Rix, Nièvre, Burgundy, France - Serenity, Tranquility, The Perfect Place To Unwind, Think, Create... 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 high-comfort 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 the heart of 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 (designated Unesco World Heritage site), Guedelon castle (one-of-a-kind project in 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 and 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 onsite 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 wish 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 'aperitif 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. Sharing another meal later during your stay will always be possible at extra fee. 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 reachable either by car, train or private plane as there is a public airfield in Rix with a parking space for your plane in a private hangar. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

My wife and I stayed at Rix Mill for 8 days and we had a wonderful unforgettable stay. Christine and Yves are perfect hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble. They provided us with great help and support to fix a car problem! On...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We had a really great time at Rix Mill. It is in an ideal location for visiting a variety of interesting places. The property is of a high standard , very comfortable and fully equipped. Sitting by the pond late afternoon in the sun (with...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank john_brothwood
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

We spent a week at Rix in the self catering apartment. The setting is perfect with a stream running alongside the house which was a great play area for our visiting grandchildren. The apartment itself is well appointed and a lovely space to relax. Yves...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank John H
Management response:Responded August 27, 2017

Many thanks John for your review. It was such a pleasure to welcome guests as you and share. The tour to Clamecy in your ford 1929 is part of our unforgettable memories. You will be always welcome at Rix Mill. Take care. Yves & Christine

About the Owner
Yves M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
Your hosts, Yves and Christine, have spent many years as expats in Switzerland and the UK and are bilingual French-English. Their primary wish 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 'aperitif 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 an exchange more. As soon as you book they will send you a PDF document telling you the activities at Rix mill and around.
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About the neighborhood
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), 40 kms from historical cities of Auxerre, Nevers and Avallon and 20 kms from Vezelay, a town and its Basilica of St Magdalene designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Morvan massif and its lakes are reachable within 1 hour drive. Famous historical sites are everywhere and at least one of them is unique in the world, Guedelon castle whose construction is in progress with the same technique as the one used during the 13th century. Local market, shops and supermarkets in Clamecy offer all what is needed when in holiday.
Getting around
Rix mill is either reachable by car, train or private plane as there is a public airfield in Rix with a parking space for your plane in a private hangar. In any case, it is recommended to have a car for visiting the region. It is possible to hire a car and there is plenty of space onsite for parking. As an alternative to the car, the surrounding countryside will also invite you to walks, bike rides and boating.
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