Maison d'hôtes les Tillets B&B

Bois-Sainte-Marie, Saône-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 89 92 53 66
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€135 - €170
per night

Come for a quiet, spoiling B&B, delicious breakfasts, delightful wines and a stunning garden with pool in the heart of southern Burgundy


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

€135 - €170 per night

The Experience

Two 18th-century buildings tucked away behind a grey gate door in the historic village of Bois-Sainte-Marie which each summer hosts a music festival for concerts in its Romanesque church. Two of the bedrooms and a spacious sitting room are in the cottage and a third is in the main house where the owners also live. All are individually themed, extremely comfortable and have en suite shower rooms.

The shared sitting room is filled with interesting art, good antiques and plenty of books. The garden is an absolute delight, beautifully tended with trimmed box hedges, vines and many roses. Find a secluded spot for reading or dreaming, take a cooling dip in the saltwater pool, stroll around the village, explore the church.

Breakfast (in the garden on warm and dry days) on fresh breads and croissants, locally sourced jams, honey and yogurt. Dinner is available at weekends with a bit of notice, starting with an aperitif. Very civilised B&B.

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We think you'll love

  • Sitting in the magical garden on warm days, dozing with a book by the pool, smelling the roses and listening to birdsong
  • Having long lazy breakfasts while you decide what to do and where to go that day
  • Walking in such glorious countryside, relishing the peace and quiet
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You should know

  • It's not geared up for young children – more of a grown-up place
  • Sorry, no dogs unless you rent the whole house as self-catering guests


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from €135
3 Doubles
From €135


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner €30, available Friday and Saturday by arrangement. Charcuterie board with local products €20, by arrangement 2 days in advance.


This is a very special place. Our hosts welcomed us into the property and we received such a warm welcome. The accommodation is just beautiful. Gorgeous bed, stunning furniture, even the shower gel says luxury. The grounds and beautiful pool are truly lovely. We had charcuterie in the evening with wine and a delicious breakfast the next day. We only wished we were staying longer than just the one night. We would return in a heartbeat.

Catherine, Hertfordshire

Tucked away in the centre of the peaceful village of Bois-Sainte-Marie deep in the heart of southern Burgundy, Gilles and James welcome you into their haven of calm and comfort. Maison d'hôtes les Tillets is a stylish retreat with a beautifully tended formal garden, complete with salt water swimming pool.

June, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Food and wine are the big priorities in this deeply rural part of France. Just up the road is La Ferme des Blancs where Charolais cows and rare breed pigs roam free. There is a farm shop so you can buy the meat. It's 3km to Gibles for groceries, bread and a small restaurant, otherwise La Clayette (5km) has a wide choice of restaurants and shops. James and Gilles can organise experiences for you.

Local points of interest from James Auclair

  • The ‘Maison d’invités’ cottage with space for 5 guests is available to rent from 2 nights minimum (from €300 per night) – 2 double rooms, 1 kitchen + living room with extra single bed.
  • The property has many areas to relax in the garden as well as a pool that isn’t overlooked in the shade of century-old trees.
  • Each summer in the first week of August, there are chamber music concerts in the very beautiful church in Bois-Sainte-Marie.
  • Trips to vineyards in the Mâconnais, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Brionnais can be organised on request.
  • Massages can also be booked.


James Auclair

James and Gilles are both artists and this is reflected in their beautiful house and garden. They clearly love looking after guests, cooking and gardening and they've thought of everything to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible.