Burgundy off the beaten track

Just got back from a fantastic two weeks in France and I'll write a bit about some of what worked and didn't work. One of the things we really wanted to do was to see Burgundy, but since we were traveling with a 7-year-old, the Cote d'Or was not high on our list. Instead, we stayed at a great gite outside of a (slightly) hidden gem of a town, Clamecy. We stayed at a converted 17th century water mill in the tiny hamlet of Chivres. http://www.moulin-chaumont.com/ The owner, Madame Gilles was wonderful and very welcoming. The mill is so incredibly charming and the setting so beautiful my wife actually cried a bit when we left. It's not the most luxurious accommodations, but it is clean, very quirky and complete. It is the responsibility of the guests to turn off the mill wheel every night because it makes too much noise otherwise (actually, I didn't mind the noise at all, but our host thought it might disturb us). There's a kitchen garden for the use of the guests, so you can pick fresh onions, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, etc.. I believe it is probably looked after by Monsieur Blond, the very sweet older gentleman across the street.
The house also has a wood fired bread oven in a separate, small building. We didn't get to try it, but it seems to be in working order. Just down the road is Clamecy. It's a small town with a canal through it, a nice gothic church and an small but interesting medieval section. (also where the laundromat is). http://flic.kr/p/cqPQof It's a short drive to Vezeley, or Guedelon and there are tons of small villages with interesting sights of their own within an hour's drive. It's even within easy day-trip to Sancerre. The whole area was beautiful, relaxing and very profoundly French. The Hotel Poste in Clamecy serves very good food, and the gite was a true pleasure. It's a great little corner of little-visited Burgundy.