It was always important to us to be within easy driving distance of one of our favourite towns, Beaune, and the coveted vineyards of the Cote d'Or.
We basically drew a circle around Beaune with a radius of a one-hour drive and looked for properties within that circle. Our cottage is fifty minutes from Beaune, which is just perfect for when we can fill our car with Crémant, Aligoté, and Pinot Noir, visit the Beaune market, have a lovely lunch, and be home by mid-afternoon.
We are surrounded by gorgeous countryside, rolling green hills, wooded areas, and medieval villages. Our closest village Lucenay-l'Évêque (population 340), has 2 restaurants, a school, pharmacy, epicerie and a post office. It's just five kilometres away and looks perfect.
Our property is just a stone's throw away from Morvan Regional Park. Not something that was planned or that we sought out, but we are now extremely excited to be surrounded by 290,000 hectares of vast nature, wooded granite hills, clean lakes and clear trout filled rivers.