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La Chauvotte

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The house

Our 'gite de charme' on La Chauvotte, called "La vieille maison", is a 200- year -old farmhouse entirely built of stone. La Chauvotte is located just outside the village of La Grande Verrière, in nature park "Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan", and is surrounded by forests, meadows and rivers. The gite has been fully restored in the past ten years, with great respect to the rustic character of the house, and we used a lot of old materials and oak. The attached photos and the photos on our website will give you a good impression of the layout of the cottage.

On the ground floor (70m2) is the hallway with a cloakroom and WC. Next you enter the spacious cozy lounge with seating around the rustic fireplace with woodburner. In the reception room is a play / craft table available. Adjacent is the semi-open kitchen with large dining area. The rustic oak kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, refrigerator and various electrical appliances.

The oak staircase leads to the landing on the first floor which has three cozy bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The bathroom has a wash basin, shower ,bath tub and WC.. The two master bedrooms both have luxury double beds (1.60-2m + 1.80-2m10) and it is possible to add an extra single bed. The third bedroom has two luxurious single beds (0.90-2m). All beds have good quality mattress. Also, a cot and a baby bath and highchair are available. The beds are provided with bed linen and towels and kitchen towels are ready for you. Prices are all-in.

The gîte has a home cinema system with DVD player and in the gîte you have free wireless Internet (WIFI) so unlimited internet acces..
The terrace in front of the gîte (courtyard) and the terrace in the private garden at the rear, are fitted with teak furniture. The pool is located only around 30 meters away from the gîte and is completely enclosed and easily accessible. This heated pool at the campsite is chlorine-free and biologically cleaned with a filter installation and a bio- UV purification system. Around the pool are comfortable sun chairs.

We have a bread service at our campsite so every morning you can get your order of fresh bread delivered to your door. We also have a bistro, that opens several days a week, where you can enjoy a delicious meal. We have children's menus and of course we take into account what they like so that they can learn to enjoy French cuisine.

We, Anja and Hans love to share this beautiful place in the green heart of Burgundy with you and we are looking forward to welcome you at La Chauvotte. We have had many guests already and thanks to their good ratings we have received the Dutch 'Zoover' award for Best campsite in France several times.

Besides gite "la vieille maison" we also have another beautiful gite: "la belle étable". On our neighboring campsite La Chauvotte we also rent a chalet and caravan.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Table d'hôtes
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool


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"Gite de charm" "La Chauvotte" is located in the southern and sunny part of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan. The surroundings are characterised in the many hiking, cycling and mountain biking opportunities. The hilly landscape with many forests, fields, streams and brooks is diverse and offers great views of the landscape. Autun, the ancient Gallo-Roman city, is located at a distance of 14 km. The village of La Grande Verriere (one of the oldest villages of the Morvan) is only 3 kms away. At a distance of 6 km on Mont Beuvray is the Gallic city Bibracte located where archaeologists have done excavations so you can get acquainted with the Gallic past of this region. There is a wonderful museum on site where young and old can learn about Gallic history. A short distance from Mont Beuvray is the highest mountain in the Haut Folin (901 meters). Less than 30 minutes' drive away is one of the most beautiful wine regions of Burgundy with many chauteaux which are open to the public, and chateaux which do wine tastings. The towns of Beaune (45 min.), Dijon (75 min), Avallon and Vezelay (about 90 min), are certainly worth visiting. In the immediate vicinity there are many small villages with weekly markets, flea markets, "puces" and "vide-grenier" where you can buy nice old objects, the local restaurants and bistros are of a decent quality.
At a distance of about 45 minutes are two large lakes : Lac Setton and Lac De Panneciere,

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland

Restaurants, food & wine

Burgundy is known as one of the best wine regions in the world. Within a half hour's drive you are in the COTE DE BEAUNE, COTE DE NUIT, and south of this the COTE CHALLONNAISE. The famous wine villages of Meursault, Pommard, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vougeot, Fox-Romanee located in the area near Beaune are really worth a visit to explore the caves and taste wines. Also the villages of Rully, Mercurey and Givry, south of Beaune, are recommended
In you would like to be driven and visit some wine houses of our French friends, we can organise a ’degustation au chateau’ for you.
These beautiful wine regions have several marked walking and cycling routes so you can explore this beautiful area at a quieter pace.
There are also wine house that offer a full program with a guided tour, wine tasting (if you wish to purchase wines), followed by a dinner.


For both active people, nature enthusiasts as well as culture- and history lovers, or if you like visiting villages, small towns and markets; Burgundy has a range of possibilities. Straight from the gite you can start a number of walking-cycling or mountain biking tours which have been set out in the area. The chlorine- and salt free heated pool( 11.50x 5x 1.70m) of " La Chauvotte" is cleaned with a Bio-Uv system, and has a stream ( "endless pool") with is fun for young and old. At only 5 minutes from the gite are two riding stables where you can ride on horses and ponies and join in rides through the forests and fields.
Tennis and golf can be played in Autun and there are also golf courses in Beaune, Le Creusot and Chalon-sur-Saone.
The lakes of Lac Setton and Lac De Panneciere offer possibilities for water sports such as sailing, canoeing, wind surfing and water skiing.
For fishermen there are lakes and river where water sports are banned so you can fish for e.g. trout in peace and quiet.
Form "Belle Vue" airport in Autun it is possible to make flights and at 30 minutes driving in Marmagne you can take a hang glider or parachute to take to the skies. In Autun and surrounding area many activities such as shows and music performances are being organised of which the Tourist office and leaflets in you gite can give you more information.

  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

We hope to welcome you as our guest and will do anything to make your time with us an unforgettable holiday. We can even provide guided walks or transportation to restaurants and wine tastings so you don't have to drive back home.

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Attention! J.P.M. Dorsselaer van has last updated the calendar on 01 Sep 2018

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Visitors of La Chauvotte evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in September 2014

Wat een heerlijke plek, en wat een lieve mensen. Zeer gastvrij en behulpzaam. De gite is in één woord fantastisch. Alle comfort in een traditionele, regionale stijl. Je kan er ook heerlijk eten, Hans en Anja koken als een eerste klas kok. De omgeving is prachtig, met heuvels, bossen, snel stromende beekjes enz. We gaan zeker weer terug naar La Chauvotte.

Comment from J.P.M. Dorsselaer van

Hartelijk dank voor uw beoordeling van onze gîte. Wij hopen u zeker in de toekomst nogmaals te mogen verwelkomen op La Chauvotte. Tot ziens, Anja en Hans.

Visited in April 2014
Cees en Marike

We bezochten la Chauvotte in het voorjaar. Wat een mooie tijd om daar te zijn. De sleedoorn stond in volle bloei, wat overal in het landschap witte bolletjes gaf. De directe omgeving is sfeervol, heuvelachtig en een mooie afwisseling van bossen en meer open landschap. De windstille avonden zijn mijn favoriete uren, vooral als de vele vogels van zich laten horen, zoals de nachtegaal, meerdere soorten uilen en vele andere roofvogels. In de ochtend is het vogelgeluid nog mooier. Vanuit de tuin van de gite is er een mooi uitzicht op het landschap. Er zijn zitjes aan beide zijden van de gite. Binnen in de gite is het ook heel goed toeven. De ruime keuken, van alle gemakken voorzien, de authentieke grote vuurplaats, met daarin een heerlijke houtkachel. Verder smaakvol ingerichte slaapkamers (ik slaap nergens beter!) en een luxe badkamer met inloopdouche en ligbad. Aan alles is te zien dat dit huis met liefde is gerestaureerd en mooi gemaakt.

Hans en Anja hebben we leren kennen als enthousiaste gastheer/vrouw die moeite doen om het de gasten zo veel mogelijk naar de zin te maken. Wij denken dat we dit jaar maar weer eens afspreken in de Morvan.

Comment from J.P.M. Dorsselaer van

Wij zijn blij met jullie beoordeling, hartelijk dank hier voor. Zoals jullie kunnen zien zijn er nog weken beschikbaar in mei en juni. Wie weet zien jullie de jonge uilen wel uitvliegen!

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