Chez Hall – La Grande Maison, a stunning 17th century winemakers home, in the centre of Meursault village.
La Grande Maison is a rare gem.
Restored in 2010, it presents the highest possible level of quality and comfort wherever you look.
Let’s start with the size, 230 sqm of comfortable living space.
The style of La Grande Maison is French elegance at its best. From the impressive panelled reception hall with its crystal chandelier, the graciously curved stone staircase, to the quality furnishings and antique furniture the overriding sense is one of quality and luxury.
Next, the kitchen – gourmet cooking almost does not do it justice, with its Lacanche oven, long, zinc-topped work table with inset stone pastry board, a special double width fridge to keep large platters fresh, mixers, blenders and an ice cream maker and finally, 2 dishwashers to make cleaning up quick and easy. There is ample space for several cooks to share food preparation without argument!
Now, step onto the expansive (50 sq m) roof top terrace where you can further test your cooking skills on the fully equipped outdoor kitchen including a wood burning pizza oven and gas-fired barbeque with separate side burners, a sink and chopping/prep facility as well as an outdoor fridge for chilling your drinks.
Take your food exploits to the large (seats 10) traditional tiled dining table, not forgetting of course to remove from the refrigerator your bottle of Meursault premier cru chardonnay!
As you lift your glasses, also lift your eyes to the stunning panoramic view of the eastern slopes of Meursault’s celebrated vineyards.
We are yet to mention its location. La Grande Maison is perfectly situated in the centre of Meursault, a few steps from the main village square with its cafes, wine-bars, shops, restaurants and weekly market.
La Grande Maison is an extensive and beautifully renovated property that can be rented exclusively for large groups up to 14 or as four individual houses for smaller groups of 2, 4 or 6 people.
The master suite on the second floor enjoys spectacular views over Meursault’s famous vineyards. An antique -style king sized bed, golden glass chandelier, antique mirrors, freestanding bath, separate wc and step down shower, make this bedroom dramatic and memorable. Also contains a TV and air conditioning.
Separated from the master suite by the quiet, library/study area with leather topped desk, the second bedroom is gorgeous, romantic and pink! It contains a queen sized bed with its own free standing bath, wc and wash stand, golden chandelier, parquet floor and original beams. Air conditioning.
A third bedroom suite, furnished with beautiful fabrics and antiques, opens from the reception hall on the ground floor and has its own en-suite shower room.
An open plan, spacious, fully equipped gourmet kitchen features a Lacanche oven and a zinc-topped work table with inset stone pastry board. There is a special double width fridge, two dishwashers, coffee machines, ice cream maker, blender, mixers and a toaster.
A magnificent dining table seating up to 12.
A lounge designed for comfort, with an open fireplace, and including TV receiving UK and French channels, DVD player, i-pod docking station.
A spacious roof terrace with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen.
Dedicated laundry room with separate washer and tumble dryer.
Hair dryers supplied.
WIFI throughout the property.
Large double electronic gates open into the pretty gravel courtyard containing a beautiful stone fountain, grand entrance stairs, and a wood-burning pizza oven.
Rates are for up to 6 persons.
Minimum 5 night stay.
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure a booking. The balance of the payment is due 30 days before arrival.
A security deposit of 600 euros is required.
Preferred Payment method is by credit card. Otherwise PayPal, or by Telegraphic Transfer to our French bank account.
Changeover day is flexible.
We appreciate an arrival time from 4pm, and a departure time by 10am is required please.
This large house has a "baronial feel" to it as soon as you walk in through the ground floor hall which continues to the next floor to the kitchen, diner, lounge. Much has been written previously about the interior, but the outdoors terrace space is huge and a real bonus in this tight little village with splendid views towards the vineyards and the evening setting sun. It is a one minute walk to the boulangerie, boucherie, mini supermarket, and restaurants in the village centre. Meursault is ideally placed to Cycle or drive to the white wine villages of Puligny Montrachet or Santenay and the red wine villages of Volnay or Pommard too. The agents, Location Burgundy are a great outfit too, well organised, responsive and helpful when needed. An ideal location for a family holiday.
Brian M, UK. August 2017.
The most beautiful and supremely well fitted-out, big house in Burgundy.
This large and comfortable Maison feels like a home and it comes with everything one could possibly need. Obviously no expense has been spared with the kitchen and dining room set up (Lacanche oven, zinc bench, 2 dishwashers, copper pots etc!) and the same goes for the rest of the house. This place has been renovated and decorated with a keen attention to detail, comfort and quality. Also, the butcher, 2 bakers and convenience store are all just a minute's walk.
R and P, Australia. June, 2017.
We stayed here over Christmas in 2015. With real log fires, an amazing kitchen and really comfy living spaces it was a great place to spend a couple of weeks. The kitchen is so well equipped that cooking a Christmas lunch for the 2 of us was no hassle at all. Meursault is a great place to stay and the butchers, which is only 10 yards away, provides great service and the highest quality ingredients. The beds and bathrooms are luxurious and it really felt like we were Lords of the Manor! Getting to Beaune is easy and just 10 minutes by car. the way they light the building over Xmas in Beaune is amazing. This isn't a cheap rental, but if you want to stay in real luxury this the place to stay.