Old lock-keeper's house (built 1882) in outstanding countryside setting. Go along private towpath (500m), closed by gate, to discover this heavenly spot, beside an old dam on the river Saône. Ground floor: light & airy living room with fitted kitchen opening onto lounge (wood-burning stove) leading to dining room, bedroom (double bed), shower room (walk-in shower), WC. 1st floor (spiral staircase, parquet floors): mezzanine (sofa bed, TV), 2 bedrooms (single bed) (double bed). Heating wood & electric (charge based on actual consumption). Large fenced garden (2,000 sq.m.). Wire fence & gate prevent access to river Saône so families can enjoy the view without worrying about safety. Loose gravel path to gîte.|In immediate vicinity: river Saône for fishing, countryside walks. The 'Voie Bleue', a secure, 17km waymarked cycle track alongside this meandering river. Nearby: Chour Lake, beach, water-based activities. Seurre, Hôtel-Dieu (old hospital and poor house), historical trail through town. Saint-Jean-de-Losne, largest inland river port, shops, boat hire, restaurants. Cîteaux abbey, birthplace of the Cistercian order, also known locally for excellent cheese made by the monks. 30 minutes from famous Burgundy vineyards of Nuits-St-Georges, Beaune (and its Hospices, a UNESCO World Heritage site), Meursault ... 45 min. from Dijon, capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, a city of artistic and historical interest and centre for gastronomy. Jura just a few kilometres away.