La Petite Cimentelle

Vassy lès Avallon, Yonne

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


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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

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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 €100
Weekly price
from €600
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 6
From €1006 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.