Gorgeous holiday cottages in Meursault Burgundy   

Written by on February 28, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do

Beautiful mellow stone building with a colourful tiled roof, a specific feature of Burgundy architecture

Bong. Bong. Bong. From a tranquil sleep I’m slowly returning to the present moment. The warm glow of the morning sun fills the room. I recognize the sound of the church bells calling me to another day of leisurely indulgence. Easing myself out of my cozy nest is easy, knowing what awaits.

I slip into my shoes and stroll 50 meters to the boulangerie. What will I bring home today? Fresh baguette? Croissant? An éclair? Yes, Yes and Yes. I’m on vacation after all. Rural village life – I could get used to this.

A lively surprise in Burgundy wine country

Chateau with wooden shutters in the middle of a vineyard in Burgundy

Meursault is a quaint village in the Cote D’Or department of Burgundy, just 5km from Beaune. One of the most famous wine villages in France, it’s nestled next to verdant rows of grape vines that climb the hills on the edge of the village. Stone cottages and grand wine estates coexist in a meandering quilt that preserves the character of a community built around the art of viticulture.

While France features countless picturesque villages, Meursault is a unique blend of peaceful rural ambiance and lively activity. Due to the thriving wine community, the town hosts a dozen restaurants. Plus there are countless wine tasting caveaux, bakers, butcher, shops, spa, all within a couple hundred meters of a delightful town square.

The close proximity means each day can be adapted to your whims. Venture through the specialty shops gathering cheese and charcuterie for a picnic. Stop in at a small caveau for a taste of local wine. Walk or bike the vast public paths through the vineyards, then enjoy a leisurely dinner of exceptional Burgundian fare. You may choose to take a drive through the rolling hills of the countryside. But, the benefit of Meursault is that you don’t have to. It has enough people to support lively commerce without being crowded or city-like.

Holiday rental in Meursault

Fountain with a statue of a woman holding a basket of grapes in Meursault, Burgundy

To fully appreciate rural French village life in Meursault, choose a holiday rental house where you can stretch out in comfort and also stroll to town easily for whatever moves you. Véraison- La Grange and Véraison- La Maison are a pair of French holiday cottages. They are ideally situated and styled to fully indulge in the Meursault experience.

Just steps from the main square, these French holiday gîtes (french-holiday-cottages.com) were once a wine-making barn and the living quarters for winery workers. Their stone walls and exposed beams recall their 18th century origins. The hole in the floor of the barn where the wine was crushed and poured into barrels is covered now, but the sturdy elegance remains. A blend of old charm and modern comfort, these masterfully renovated French vacation rental houses offer both great location and luxury-quality accommodation.

A holiday cottage in Burgundy, wine and glasses on the table and views over the countryside

The wine-making barn has been reborn as a 1-bedroom luxury holiday rental cottage named Véraison- La Grange. This holiday letting is an expansive space with soaring ceilings that take full advantage of the barn’s lofty height. The bright open-concept living area opens to a secluded courtyard through a massive glass door, allowing free flowing enjoyment of the indoors and out. The upper level is one spacious bedroom with spa-like bath (including an oversized soaking tub). The elevated sitting area offers fabulous views of the vineyards while sipping wine you picked up at one of the Meursault caveaux.

The workers’ quarters have been recreated into a luxury 2 bedroom holiday rental house. It’s specifically designed to ensure couples or a family traveling together can be comfortable in a shared space. Called Véraison- La Maison, this French gîte features two separate living areas so everyone has space to relax or play. The holiday home is decorated with a mix of old and new, where the old lends character but the new delivers modern comfort. Luxury linens, ensuite bathrooms, and cozy leather seating. This home is as pleasant to relax in as it is to look at. French Holiday Cottages’ Véraison- La Grange and Vérasion-  La Maison can be rented separately or together to accommodate a group of up to 10.

Explore this guide to the best of Meursault (french-holiday-cottages.com) to start fantasizing about your perfect day in this rural French wine village.

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