La Cimentelle

Vassy lès Avallon, Yonne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)3 86 31 04 85
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Extraordinary: gourmet food, attentive hosts, a rooftop pool. Wine-taste your way through bucolic Burgundy between Auxerre and Dijon


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

After an astoundingly beautiful drive you reach this handsome family house built by titans of the cement industry at the turn of the last century. Inside, the rooms are a delight. Three are works of art and a touch of fun. Swish bathrooms shine with monogrammed towels and showers of Italian mosaic. Family suites at the top of the house are huge.

Come for extraordinary food (both hosts are gourmet cooks): breakfast in the conservatory on fresh croissants, baguettes and pancakes with fruit, cheese, homemade yogurts and hot chocolate. Dinner, served around one big table is a four-course treat, preceded by an apéritif with fellow guests.

Don’t miss the world-famous Fontenay Abbey or delightful Auxerre for cafés, shops, restaurants and La Musée de l’histoire naturelle (48km). Mosey down the Yonne river or Canal du Nivernais; alight for wine tastings.

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We think you'll love

  • The wonderful homemade breakfasts and four-course dinners
  • The chance to meet and dine alongside fellow guests
  • Staying in such thoughtfully-designed rooms – each understated, charming and finished with a fine attention to detail
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You should know

  • Stairs are steep up to the pool – and it’s only open until midday, and then after 4pm
  • There are a few separate tables if you’d prefer to eat alone at dinner


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Please see owner's website for online booking.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner with wine, €46. Guest kitchen and terrace also available.


Nightly price
from €95
Damage deposit
Singles €88-€110. Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
7 Doubles
From €95
2 Family rooms for 6
From €170



Authentic France! The most considerate hosts. Fantastic food. Lovely rooms (have stayed in 3 different ones). Have stayed 5 times, will undoubtedly stay again. A real experience that always forms a highlight of our holiday.

Howard, Bristol

Relaxing place to stay. The interiors are furnished with antiques. Colourful and interesting. Spacious and extremely comfortable. Our suite had two bathrooms, three bedrooms and a living room. Magnificent meal with lots of locally sourced ingredients. We enjoyed conversation with fellow guests. Our children were given lots of attention and made to feel welcome. The atmosphere was relaxed.

Chris, Sawday's inspector

We had a wonderful night’s stay in this lovely house. It is beautifully decorated with family antiques but also with very tasteful touches of modern fabric and ornaments. There was a lovely fire in the sitting room where we sat after one of the best dinners ever. Stephane is a wonderful cook and the Oudots are a charming and welcoming couple in a very natural way but not intrusive. Our room Leonie with bathroom, was so comfortable and pretty, as are the other rooms, and we slept like absolute logs. This was our third stay. We recommend it to friends who equally enjoyed their visits.

Jennifer, London

What a beautiful place to stay! A relaxed and warm welcome from the start from the lovely Natalie and Stefan. They were fantastic hosts always offering recommendations for places to go and so helpful with booking tickets etc. The pool was great and a real bonus, the room was big and beautiful and the food was amazing! I could go on.....

Tracy, Bristol

Great location and wonderful peaceful setting. Our bedroom was stunning and overlooking the extensive gardens. We had dinner in the gardens as we had not booked for what looked like great dining - and the breakfast indicated it was probably as good as it looked! Both Nathalie and Stephane have excellent English and are great hosts.


We travel a great deal for work and this is now one of our favourite B&Bs. This was our second visit which was even better than our first. Natalie and Stefan have just the right mix of informality and professionalism. The house and rooms are comfortable and very pleasant and dinner is to die for, on both occasions we met fascinating people and a wonderful time was had by all. I couldn't recommend this place more highly.


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The neighbourhood

Although a good stop-off between Calais and the Med, La Cimentelle is even better as the destination itself. Well-kept gardens, a large pond and lots of secluded shady spots surround you, perfect for reading. For dining out, your hosts recommend Les Cordois Autrement in Vault (10-minute drive) and if you have time, visit lovely Beaune and its immaculate creamy-cobbled streets.

Local points of interest from Nathalie & Stéphane Oudot

  • Come for a French Home Gastronomic Experience!Everything is included in the price of the diner: Aperitif, Starter, main course, Cheeses plateau, desserts, sweets, coffee and wine ( Chablis and Pinot Noir)
  • Next to Fontenay Abbey and Vézelay, both listed in the worldwide UNESCO heritage.
  • Located just between Chablis and Beaune Burgundy Vineyards. Walks 45 minutes on your doorstep from our Burgundy Guest House.
  • A stay before or after your voyage on Burgundy Canal or on the Canal du NivernaisA good stop during a bike tour
  • We have a room at ground floor level with wheelchair access and a spacious walk-in en-suite shower.
  • Next to A6 Highway. For all your favorite excursions in Burgundy, La Cimentelle is centrally located and will be a central stop in your French trip.


Nathalie & Stéphane Oudot

The house has been in Nathalie’s family for generations and with her husband Stéphane, they have been restoring it for the last decade. Wonderfully welcoming and chatty hosts, they speak good English and of course, are excellent cooks.