Giles Milton is a journalist, novelist and researcher who lives in Burgundy for a large part of the year.
Some 10 miles to the east of Tournus, it is ideally situated for visiting the many attractions of southern Burgundy. The farm is in a lovely rural setting with peaceful gardens.
An antidote to grander hotels, in an exquisitely restored 18th century farmhouse. Marie-Eugenie and her husband, Dominique, offer a friendly welcome and the place is clean and well furnished.
This is rural France at its most welcoming, with none of the stuffy pretentiousness you find in grand hotels. As Dominique pours you an evening drink, he’ll recommend places to visit in the area.
Beautifully restored and immaculately clean. The only drawback is the fact that there are only four. Word of this wonderful guesthouse is spreading fast through Burgundy, so book early.
Food and drink
Marie-Eugenie is an excellent cook, preparing local dishes in ample quantity. Four courses for around £28(€35) represents superb value for money.
Value for money
A double room with breakfast start at £111 (€135), but budget a little higher in holiday time. Credit cards are not accepted.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Steps and higgledy-piggeldy floors make this tricky for guests with mobility difficulties.