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Layer sur Roche

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The house

The holiday home has a peaceful setting in a quiet hamlet in northern Burgundy. Around the house is a child friendly, flat garden of 300m2 including a large lawn, orchard, two fenced ponds, a large trampoline and two wooden gazebos. The house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large country kitchen, a cosy living room with French doors and a separate television room. There are terraces on both the north and south side of the house so you can always find a spot in either sun or shade. Built next to the house is a so called "Auvent" ; a covered terrace with built in stone barbecue. The area has several lovely villages with small scale and thus friendly and affordable restaurants, as well as several swimming locations. Nearby Chatillon-sur-Seine has a variety of supermarkets, shops and restaurants.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace


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Rustic country house in northern Burgundy, 265 km south-east from Paris. Geographically the house is located on the division line between the 'colder' north of France and the 'warmer' south. Choosing this house means avoiding mass tourism in southern France while you benefit from the better climate, in a beautiful house and in a very authentic natural environment.
Layer-sur-Roche is a hamlet where only the church bell breaks the silence. From the house you can make various walks through forest and field while a short car ride will bring you to several swimming locations and restaurants in the neighbourhood. For example in nearby Riel-Les-Eaux or Lac de Marcenay you can swim for free in a natural lake with a sandy beach. In high season there is also a professional lifeguard present. Also in the spring of 2012 the completely renovated communal swimming pool of Chatillon-sur-Seine was opened. Alternatively, visit swimming paradise "Amphititre" in Montbard or the (smaller but very charming) community pool of Recey-sur-Ource.

Fun day trips can be made to, for example, Nigloland ( theme park), the Abbaye de Fontenay (World Heritage), the Abbaye de Val de Choue ( every day around 16 o'clock you can see the hunting dogs being fed), the town of Vezelay on the Pelgrims route, the Champagne region or the famous wine regions of the Cotes de Nuits and the Cotes de Beaune.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

Burgundy, and more specifically the Cote D'Or department, is known worldwide as a legendary wine region. Among connoisseurs, it is mainly the white Burgundies that enjoy world fame. These are made from the Chardonnay grape, where the Puligny-Montrachet is labeled as No. 1 white wine in the world. Much, however, depends on the quality of the winemaker because some Puligny's are of considerably less quality than the - lesser known - white Saint Aubins, Santenays or Chassage-Montrachets.

If you stay in the immediate vicinity of the house, you will find local winemakers who also make white wines from the Chardonnay grape. These wines are considerably cheaper than the earlier mentioned top wines but have a less complex taste and aftertaste. In terms of price / quality ratio, these wines can be very rewarding and you can buy a very decent bottle for around 5 euros. You can also buy the so-called "Cremant de Bourgogne" nearby, which is when "blind" tasted often indistinguishable from Champagne but is considerably more sympathetically priced.

In terms of restaurants, there are numerous attractive restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the house where you can eat well - especially at lunchtime - and find menus around 10 euros. A few kilometers away in Courban is the prestigious Chateau de Courban where you can dine gastronomically but also enjoy their extensive Wellness failures. Another gastronomic high light is "Le Sabot de Venus" at Bure-Les-Templiers while in a more modest class "Au Tournedos" in Chatillon-sur-Seine offers a decent 5-course lunch for only 13 euros from Mondays to Saturdays and thus delivers the very best value for money here in the region.


Layer-sur-Roche is located in National Park Champagne-Bourgogne so you won't find any industry or otherwise view polluting constructions. The area is ideal for wonderful walks through unspoiled forests and fields, along small streams and rivers. There is a golf course at 20 minutes by car, while horses can be rented in nearby villages. In the immediate vicinity there are several swimming pools as well as various Abbeys and historic towns.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near riding


Additional price info and offers

Low season/mid season from September 1st to June 30th. High season is from July 1st to August 31st. Given prices are "all-in" and include costs for cleaning, bed linen, towels and wood for stove and barbecue. Arrival on Saturday from 1800 hours, departure on Saturdays before 12 o'clock.

We are Dutch owners and will answer your requests for information or bookings as soon as possible. After you have made your booking we will ensure you find the house in a perfect state and during you stay a local contact person is available.

After you have indicated by means of the form on this website that you are interested in a certain period, we will contact you as soon as possible and indicate whether the requested period is still available. We will then ask for a deposit of 25%. After receiving this down payment, your booking is final and 100% of the rent must be transferred no later than 6 weeks before the start of the rental period. The deposit of 25% will be used as a safety deposit during your stay and will be refunded in case of damage-free delivery of the house.

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Availability of 'Layer sur Roche'

Kees Tiemstra has last updated the calendar on 18 Jan 2019


Visitors of Layer sur Roche evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in July 2017

Een fantastisch ruim huis in uitstekende staat. Aan alles is gedacht en het huisraad en keukenuitrusting is van een prima kwaliteit.
Met smaak en aandacht is alles ingericht en niet bezuinigd op allerlei zaken. Hierdoor een top verblijf.
Een hele fijne grote tuin.
De omgeving it typisch Bourgonge; uitgestrekte landerijen en echte stilte.
Zeer zeker een aanbeveling en herhaling waard.

Comment from Kees Tiemstra

Dank voor deze beoordeling. Wij hebben het huis dusdanig gerestaureerd en met dusdanige spullen ingericht dat we er zelf ook graag verblijven. Daarnaast hebben we voor de verhuur bewust gekozen voor een all-in prijs, dus geen extra's voor schoonmaak, linnen, beddengoed, water, licht en hout. Daarmee kunnen we de kwaliteit op het door ons gewenste niveau houden. Fijn om te vernemen dat dit gewaardeerd wordt.

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