About this listing
Café de Tannay is a spacious and authentic one to four person lodging in the ancient center of the originally Middle Aged wine village of Tannay (name derived from Celtic ‘tann', oak) in the western part of the Burgundy region, at two-and-a-half hours driving south of Paris and at 20 kilometers from UNESCO World-heritage site Vézelay, on its ‘eternal hill' dominating the surrounding Morvan National Park. After 20 months of careful restoration, since 2009 the Café de Tannay is available for short to medium term rent.
The house is rich in architectural detail from various periods: pièce de résistance is its 16C stone spiral staircase; roughly from the same period are supporting stones, niches and door portals, or the salon's long wall with embedded arches extending into the kitchen; an impressive oak beam connects the salon's other walls, its floor is in 19C decorated cement tiles, the kitchen's floor in ancient pottery tiles; on the second floor are two 18C oak cupboards and more stone details and niches. In the vaulted wine cellar are stone fermentation tubs.
Tannay is a still rather well served small town, with just under 600 inhabitants, offering a bakery, butcher, two wine producer's caves, a supermarket with ATM and gas station, a 'maison de presse' book and magazine store, drug store/pharmacy, (Dutch) doctor, veterinarian, two restaurants, one hotel, a café-tabacconist and two other bars, two shoe stores, two hairdressers, a post office and Crédit Agricole bank. At two kilometers from the center is a small port where one can rent a boat to float along the Canal du Nivernais, running parallel to the Yonne river. To the north-west of Tannay are its Melon de Bourgogne or Chardonnay varieties growing vineyards and surrounding woods.
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