La Petite Cimentelle

Vassy lès Avallon, Yonne
+33 (0)3 86 31 04 85
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A fabulous place for families or close friends, and don’t miss table d’hôtes: your hosts are great chefs, and run cookery classes


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You drive through Burgundian hills and the village of Vassy and there it is, a huge grand house (a onetime cement factory) in grassed and hydrangea’d grounds, with a swimming pool and lovely long views. Here live the Oudots, a hands-on pair of professional chefs who run B&B in the big house and love organising truffle hunts and cookery classes. Your stone gîte, single storey with arched gatehouse windows, is equally handsome, and very comfortable inside. There’s a dining area in the wide hall, a compact kitchen as well equipped as you would expect, and a serene old-flagstoned sitting room with swish leather seating and fabric panels gliding open to separate the sitting space from the bedroom (the first of three). The decoration is immaculate – contemporary here, antique there – and pinks, lilacs and purples abound, on walls, rugs, bedcovers, towels. You can dine with your hosts – regionally and extremely well (macaroons are a speciality!) – or head off for glorious Vézelay, cultured Avallon and wine-soaked Chablis. Ride, fish, play golf, swim; zap down to Dijon.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • 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
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner with apéritif, wine & coffee, €46. Children’s dinner €10-€35. Restaurant 6-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €150
Weekly price
from €1050
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 6
From €1506 beds3 bedrooms


This place is amazing: fabulous house, beautiful gardens, first class food and a delightful host. We wish we could have stayed longer - a real treat.


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The neighbourhood

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)
  • The gîte has private access to a hot tub outside.
  • Located just between Chablis and Beaune Burgundy Vineyards. Next to Fontenay Abbey and Vézelay, both listed in the worldwide UNESCO heritage.
  • A stay before or after your voyage on Burgundy Canal or on the Canal du NivernaisA good stop during a bike tour
  • Walks 45 minutes on your doorstep from our Burgundy Guest House
  • 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.