Grand Crème & Petit Crème

Montréal, Yonne

Higgledy houses, great country views – come for the August Pageant or the November Truffle Festival in picture-perfect Noyers-sur-Serein


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Impossible not to be charmed by the medieval fortified village of Montréal. The Battyes were and have made it their home. They’ve also created two lovely places to stay at the heart of it: Grand Crème – through the arched gateway, past a higgle of ancient houses – renovated stables where old stone and beams now frame friendly rustic modernity. Warm and bold colours, family pieces and art, a piano, a newly done kitchen and comfy sitting room, with swish round fireplace. Upstairs: the grand master double has vaulted ceilings and a roll top bath; a simple bunk-bedded room and a twin under the eaves. And similarly rustic and attractive Petit Crème – just off the main street leading to the church – flag-floored, low oak-beamed, with open plan small kitchen/sitting/dining area.  A big, easy-going family room upstairs with wood-burner and again a wow of a master bedroom, with antique bed and balcony, garden and country views; another, simple double and an atticy twin. Their nearby B&B pool and sauna are yours to share – a group of 22 could take over the whole place! Visit vineyards, châteaux, the Morvan National Park.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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 2pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Extra beds available at no extra cost. Cot available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 6km.


Nightly price
from £68
Weekly price
from £475
1 Cottage for 6
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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Graham & Christine Battye

  • There is a wide choice of activities: rock-climbing, canoeing, quad-biking, fishing and horse-riding. You must visit the medieval castle 'Guédelon' which is under construction as seen on BBC TV!
  • History is around every corner Abbaye de Fontenay, Château d'Ancy plus southern Burgundy boasts several Romanesque churches. There's also the World War 2 Resistance Museum in the Morvan National Park.
  • Autumn is a special time with the grape harvest and festivals for apples, chestnuts and truffles! Then snuggle up for Christmas with log fires and delicious local specialities from Avalon’s Christmas Market.
  • Christine is a writer and has two published books, in both French and English called Cowardy, Cowardy Custard - Custard,Custard Petit Froussard. The books feature their real life pet dogs Crumble & Custard!
  • Graham runs a charity called ‘Le Serinette’ - where he host concerts, mainly classical - the money in the hat goes to providing musical education and fun for children in the area.