Ferme du Pré de Sault

Thoisy-la-Berchère, Côte-d’Or
+44 (0)7979 604367

55km from Beaune... a fabulous, fun farmhouse for 10 with delightful gardens and a saltwater pool


8 beds


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Restored by designer owner Molly, this big Burgundian farmhouse, with a pigeonnier and immense barns, is relaxing, rambling, and huge fun. Reconfigured with families and teenagers in mind, it’s brilliant for all ages. Splash in the saltwater pool, play croquet or volleyball on the lawns.

It stands on the edge of a hamlet, near a pretty town, with a bistro a five-minute stroll and great walks all around. Beyond the ha-ha are fields dotted with Charolais herds, stretching to the hills beyond. Help yourself to veg from the gardens; visit Salieu’s excellent Saturday market. Back home the kitchen is a dream, with plenty of space for a few cooks – or ask Molly about hiring a private chef for your stay.

The owners can steer you to the best Burgundy wine domaines, and the Morvan Natural Park, with its rivers, lakes, waterfalls and ancient woods is another treasure. 

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We think you'll love

  • All the creative touches, from the Balinese bed by the pool to the huge chill-out barn
  • Gathering everyone together to dine in the vast, sociable kitchen
  • Picking something ripe and ready from the vegetable garden
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You should know

  • There's agricultural noise and bustle at certain times of year
  • There are several steep stairs


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday-Friday
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement. Open June, July, August only.
Restaurant within walking distance. Private chef available for full board catering.


Nightly price
from £750
Weekly price
from £5250
Damage deposit
Can accommodate up to 2 more guests for supplement (12 in total).
1 House for 10
From £7508 beds7 bedrooms


I really adored this house, its spacious, beautiful interiors, gorgeous gardens and peaceful setting. It would be a heavenly place to get together with friends and family and make the most of all the entertaining spaces.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

Ferme du Pré is wonderful, the hosts are real fun and the cooking is divine. It is a perfect location for several families to holiday together, in a beautiful area with lots to do. Go!

Alister, Eastbourne

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The neighbourhood

Down the valley, past the hamlet, and in through the gates to the courtyard, to discover this rural complex with dreamy gardens and pastoral views. Charming Saulieu, 10km, is home to one of France's oldest cafes. Mont-Saint-Jean, 7km, is a hilltop town with a 12th-century château. The area is a walker's and a birdwatcher's dream.

Local points of interest from Molly Cross

  • The house is nestled in a beautiful Burgundian valley of farms & villages with the wild Parc Naturel du Morvan to the west for glorious walks, sailing & cycling..Dijon & Beaune to the east for wine tours, urban culture & food & Paris a 1 hr TGV ride away..
  • Magnificent chateaux & abbeys, Roman & Gothic churches are all within reach..an intact Roman Aphitheatre in Autun is a must..& as any worthy roadtrip will tell you a local lunch in a bistro or restaurant an essential part..we can help you with suggestions
  • Saulieu, our local town is a peach; the best Saturday market to get you started, Café Parisien is a cool spot for a citron pressé, Le Relais Bernard Loiseau **Michelin star restaurant & Spa & Le Supermarket with its' local butcher & fish stall is top notch
  • A bespoke hot air balloon ride for 8 lucky people can be arranged by our lovely friend David La Beaume at France Montgolfiers right from the field by the house..or a pickup to fly from the ancient cathedral town of Vézeley or Beaune..a total holiday dream
  • The local fêtes du villages in our area during the summer [& we'll give you all the info for your trip] are huge fun for finding that perfect French antique bargain..it's a wonderful way to visit a tiny old hamlet and interact with the friendly locals..
  • There's an 18 hole golf course [with coaching & tennis] only a 10 minute drive away at the Chateau de Chailly..highly recommended & a firm family go-to for a world-class, stunning course & an excellent restaurant to reward yourselves after a good round..


Molly Cross

Molly and Nick are globetrotters, and Burgundy was their base for over 30 years with their big creative family of artists, gardeners, cooks, cyclists and fun-lovers. Their energy and enthusiasm are infectious! They're now based in the UK again, but are still contactable should you have a question during your stay.