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Architect-designed Barn Conversion With Heated Pool, Champagne/Burgundy Borders

Bedrooms 2
Space 116 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 2-bedroomed gite combining rustic charm with modern convenience

Our two-bedroomed, two-bathroomed gite has beams and exposed stone to remind you of its agricultural origins whilst having all the modern additions that you'd expect from a luxury holiday letting - a spacious kitchen with high-quality appliances, British and French TV, wireless internet, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove. There are no hidden charges in our rental price - linen, electricity, heating (including wood for the stove) and cleaning at the end of your stay are included. Sociable, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Cirfontaines en Azois is a small village four hours by car from Calais, and also accessible by train. This secret corner of France is almost unknown to tourists yet offers a wide variety of activities and places of interest. But, enticed by the beautiful view of the forest and the south-facing terrace, you may prefer to relax by the solar-heated pool and then watch the sun go down with an aperitif!

Two years after buying our farmhouse as a holiday home we were so seduced by this corner of France that we picked up sticks and moved here. Our gite is a conversion of one of the two barns on our property and, while we are close by if you need help or ideas for making the most of your stay, another large barn separates our house from the gite so you can also enjoy your holiday in seclusion!

Before moving here, we enjoyed many Gite holidays in France and we've applied our experiences, good and bad, in designing and fitting out our property. So, the kitchen has plenty of space for several people to cook at once, there's a utility room to hide dirty boots and dry wet coats and there's a second fridge for keeping sufficient rosé (or Champagne) chilled.

The village is well-placed for you explore the Champagne region and Burgundy. Our visitors have enjoyed local attractions like the historic town of Langres, the De Gaulle museum at Colombey les Deux Eglises and the lakes east of Troyes and around Montier en Der, both renowned for bird-spotting.

Further afield, it's more than feasible to enjoy a day in Troyes, Reims, Dijon, Auxerre, Gray or Chablis. Central Paris is also accessible by train and it's not unknown for our visitors to drive to Disneyland Paris.

Our website gives you more information on things you can do during your holiday here.

More Details

Sarah Gant / Jonathan Walker
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Cirfontaines-en-Azois

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 116 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, ensuite to bedroom 1, has a wet-room style shower and fitted handrails, making it suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a selection of bikes - please let us know your requirements when booking and we'll confirm whether we have the right size for you. Access to the pool from the gite is by four steps, with a handrail. The pool is shared with the owners (who rarely have time to swim!) and, occasionally, their house guests.


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Architect-designed Barn Conversion With Heated Pool, Champagne/Burgundy Borders
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Fabulous property in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic week. The gite is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need. The rooms were spacious (the photos really don’t do it justice!) The pool was super, with plenty of furniture for eating and sunbathing.

Sarah and Jonathan were super hosts, they were a wealth of information and nothing was too much trouble.

We had a brilliant week relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Plenty to do locally if you choose, or alternatively to sit and relax in total peace and quiet!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Comfortable Gite and Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We just love this beautiful gite - this year proved to be a challenge for our lovely hosts Sarah and Jonathan. Because just before we arrived the village - including the gite - was hit by a flash flood!

Sarah rang to tell us and we were given the option to still come or change the date - we knew that if it was too bad there was no way would they have allowed us to come over. So we carried on as usual - they worked so hard to make sure it was as good as it could be - we knew we wouldn't have the pool and some of the kitchen appliances.

It meant we had to eat out a bit more ( what a hardship!?)

We still had a lovely time in the gite and in the surrounding area as normal.

Circe spent a lot of time with us when we were in, bless her!

The clear-up of their own farmhouse was put on a back burner whilst they made sure we were okay in the gite (we were first ones in after the flood)

We appreciated all you did Sarah, Jonathan and Circe and hope to see you next year.

This is such a lovely gite and so well equipped - the area is lovely too, but the main thing is that it is so peaceful and relaxing.

Thank you all for your particularly hard work this year.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place to recharge and relax

  • 5 of 5

Sarah and Jonathan are perfect hosts who provide you with everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Their local knowledge is invaluable to allow you to make informed choices of things to do. Equally the gite is furnished and equipped to such a high standard that a day at the gite is a perfect way to spend a day. The pool was well used and the locality makes it great for walking and cycling. The gite is very clean and the welcome pack on arrival along with welcome drinks and nibbles by the pool after you have settled in make for instant relaxation. If travelling from the UK the journey is very easy once through the tunnel. There are shops nearby an excellent butchers in the next village and a boulangerie van each morning (apart from one) and Sarah and Jonathan are happy to order for you if early mornings are not what you desire. BBQ provided and local supermarket (5 miles) has very good fish and meat for cooking on it. Champagne vineyards nearby provide tastings (mostly free) so make sure you have room to bring some back. Also a local Gamay very good, along with honey from the butcher. Would not hesitate in returning.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Welcoming Gite and Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The Gite is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean and so warm and welcoming! Beautifully equipped, the attention to detail is just amazing!

A Welcome Pack is provided and Sarah very kindly put in special things as one of us is dairy intolerant, a lovely touch, as we usually have to go out and track soya milk down. It meant that we could just unpack, settle down and relax, without worrying about going out for food the first evening.

Sarah and Jonathan and of course Circe have created a lovely peaceful haven for their visitors.

We spent a lovely week there and would have happily stayed on if we had not had commitments at home! The weather was very unkind to us but with the underfloor heating ( that Jonathan put on on straight away for us), plus a wood burner we were snug and cosy.

We just cannot speak highly enough of the gite and are looking forward to returning, hopefully next year.

The photos do not do it justice, it is incredibly spacious inside, the pool looked lovely, we just wished it had been warmer so that we could have used it!

But hopefully next time and there will a next time as soon as we can!

An excellent position in the small village and such a lovely area, we need much more time to explore properly.

The area is beautiful, the forests are spectacular and I imagine that in the autumn the colours are amazing, the leaves were just starting to turn in places, but we had to come home!!

Thank you Sarah and Jonathan and of Mlle Circe for a lovely relaxing week in your gorgeous gite.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely hosts, perfect gite, nice surroundings :)

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at Jonathan and Sarah's gite and we love it! Highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for the perfect getaway :)

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
172 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
290 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
A5 J23
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Car: recommended

Situated in a rural village in the Champagne / Burgundy borders, in gently rolling countryside with open farmland and mixed forest, this corner of France is largely undiscovered by tourists and is ideal for walking and cycling.

Nearby there are Champagne houses where you can taste delightful Champagnes to rival the well known brands. Just a 15 minute drive away is Colombey les Deux Eglises, the home of Charles de Gaulle with a magnificent new museum. The medieval city of Troyes is less than hour's drive. Slightly further afield is the city of Dijon, famous for its cuisine and architecture . Closer to home you can visit the atelier of Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Essoyes, or discover the secrets of Voltaire and Emilie du Chatelet at the exquisite Chateau at Cirey sur Blaise.

For the younger at heart the highly recommend theme park of Nigoland is also close by. Fancy a day trip to Paris and climbing the Eiffel Tower? Well, with an early start, its just two hours by train from the station at nearby Bar sur Aube.


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