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La Borde Maison d'Hôtes
Once a fortress, the buildings of today retain their 16thC charm whilst offering all the mod.cons. of 21stC living. There are five rooms offering bed and breakfast with the choice of an optional evening meal. The bedrooms have beamed ceilings, each is tastefully furnished and has a simple but elegant bathroom en suite, WiFi and satellite TV.
The gardens at La Borde have been a labour of love over the last 14 years. An avenue of lime trees join the buildings to the natural landscape, there are stone walls amass with rambling roses in May and June, modern sculptures and an organic vegetable garden. An arboretum and the Orangery, right, are the latest additions. Parts of the garden are formal and French in design but the surroundings are natural and unspoiled with a small lake and 17 acres in all to wander around or sit and enjoy.
If you can pull yourselves away from the manoir and want to go exploring, visit the vineyards of Chablis, the vibrant Saturday market in Toucy, the splendour of Château Ancy-le-Franc, the medieval centre of Auxerre and the exciting project at Guédelon.
Each room has a king-sized bed (200x200 cm) and large en suite facilities with a separate bath and shower. In each case the beds can be converted to twins.
Aubépine is on the first floor and has an open fire. Rates: from 350* to 400** euros a night for a double
Amande is on the ground floor (below right). Rate: from 350* to 400** euros a night for a double
Jonquille is on the first floor. Rate: from 325* to 375** euros a night for a double
Safran, a ground floor room. Rate: from 325* to 375** euros a night for a double
On request, you can dine at LBMH for 60 euros per person for a set four course meal which includes an apéritif and after dinner coffee. There is an extensive cellar from which to select your wine, charged in addition.
Seminars and Meetings
If you are thinking of holding a small corporate event, this could be the ideal environment, away from it all. A meeting room is available with screen, projector, flip chart etc. Contact La Borde Maison d'Hôtes for more details.