Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 1 10/10
|The Barn||Self Catering||Saturday||3||5||3||Cot can be added to any bedroom|
A modern barn conversion offering comfort, peace and tranquillity in the small village of Frôlois with a population of just 175. The property is nestled deep in the countryside of the Côte d'Or region in Burgundy. Stylish accommodation furnished to the owners' high standards, sleeps a total of 5 people in 3 elegant bedrooms.
The master, a double room (bed 180 x 200) has outstanding views across the valley, ample storage, co-ordinating furniture and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom is a spacious twin bedded room (beds 90 x 200) also with great views, lots of storage and an en suite shower room up a few steps. For our fifth guest there is a cosy single bedroom with its own wc and basin across the hall, a delight for an extra relative or sibling. If needed, a baby cot may be added to either of the larger bedrooms.
A staircase leads downstairs to the open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen, dining for 6 and comfortable lounge area with tv (with UK Free Sat channels) and dvd player. Soft sofas and chairs to relax and enjoy the gentle breeze from the 2 sets of frenchdoors that open onto a wood decked terrace. Outside dining for 5 people and a gas bbq for your use with amazing views across the valley. The lower garden terrace has sunloungers ready for you to enjoy the views of the village below. Discover all that Burgundy has to offer with an abundance of historical sites, attractions and restaurants a short drive away.
Key features of The Barn
* Two en suite bedrooms (plus a third single room).
* Complementary welcome pack of local treats.
* Log burning stove for cosy evenings (logs included)
* All linens included in the price.
* Beds made up for your arrival.
* Hairdryers and fans for your use.
* Daily morning bread and pastry delivery available.
* Delicious Home made evening meals
* Possible to arrange pre-holiday grocery shopping
Fully fitted artisan kitchen sits at one end of the open plan living area. Attractive authentic in design and fully equipped with washing machine, full size oven and hob, extractor fan, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and coffee-machine.
A dining table sits between the kitchen and a set of patio doors opening onto the south facing terrace with stunning views across the countryside. Dining for 5 people (+ highchair, if needed).
The open plan lounge area is airy and bright with 2 sets of patio doors opening up to the outside. A large tv with free to air UK channels is positioned for your enjoyment along with fiction and non fiction books, tourist information and guide books. A 3 seated sofa and 2 chairs provides comfortable lounge space for the occupants.
There are 3 bedrooms for your choice. A master suite with a king size double bed (160cm x 200cm), lovely views from the window across the valley, built in storage, pretty co-ordinating furniture leading to a generous en suite shower room.
Bedroom number two is set up as a twin room with two single beds (2 x 90cm x 200cm). This room has built in storage, a book case with books and games and a few steps leading up to the large en suite shower room.
The bonus bedroom is perfect for a third child or an extra relative. It is a cosy single bedroom with an antique bed and an arched window borrowing light from the huge window in the upstairs hallway. A chest of drawers provides storage for the occupier of this room.
All beds are made with cool white cotton linens dressed with co-ordinating cushions and throws, making the bedrooms welcoming and stylish. Beds are made up for your arrival.
Two of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Each bathroom enjoys a heated towel rail, over sized shower, wc and large hand basin with storage below. Naturally, there is lots of hot water for your comfort. Towels provided and included in the price of the rental.
Electrical heating throughout (included in the price) and authentic 'Godin' logburning stove for your comfort during the cooler months. Logs provided free of charge.
There is a large tv with free to air UK channels for radio and tv. A dvd player, books, board games, Duplo Lego and other toys provided for our younger guests. Dvds may be borrowed from the owner who lives next door.
Two patio doors lead to the outside space of The Barn. A wooden terrace houses the outside dining table, chairs and sun umbrella. The bbq is also situated here. A garden bench maximises the view across the valley. Two sun loungers enable guests to relax in the sunshine and a small pool can be provided for youngsters when things get hot!
There is off street parking for two cars.
Our younger guests are just as important to us. To make their stay comfortable we have a lovely cot (and a second travel cot is also available) with a new mattress and pretty linens. We also have a highchair, toddler chairs, Baby-Dan play pen, changing mat, microwave oven, plastic cups and plates, baby listening monitor, step for the bathroom, potties and a selection of toys, games and books for all ages. Bespoke children's meals can be provided by the owners by prior arrangement. A toddler paddling pool is available for hot days for the terrace area. Please ask if you need other specialised equipment provided.
Take some of the 'self' out of self catering and have the owners prepare some home made cuisine for you during your stay. Bespoke dishes and menus available.
There are steps to the garden from the street and a wooden staircase leading to the upstairs bedroom. This property may not be suitable for visitors with limited mobility.
Please ask about your dog joining you.
Sharon Megret, owner of three holiday properties in the Cote d'Or. All offering a high quality of service and comfort due to many years in the hospitality industry. Our philosophy was to provide what our young family was looking for in a holiday home at a price we could afford, which is why we think we offer attractive properties that represent good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you to a Burgundy Hideaway, three delightful properties for you to enjoy.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||The Barn is located in a beautiful setting, just below the ancient chateau of the village with outstanding views across the valley. It is private and quiet, yet close to the sites of the area. Renovated with taste and authenticity, we, the owners believe this holiday property ticks all the boxes. Nearly 10 successful years of letting this house, with glowing recommendations from previous visitors prove that The Barn is one of the nicest properties to visit in the Cote d'Or.|
|Unique benefits of property||Enjoy the outstanding views from the terrace and the bedrooms across the valley. Decorated with taste to the owners high standards in an outstanding Burgundian location. The property boasts bright living accommodation and 2 en suite bedrooms plus a bonus single bedroom and wc making this a flexible and unique property suiting a couple, or a small multi-generational family.|
For the young at heart, there is a fabulous swimming pool complex in Montbard. Teens and adrenalin junkies will love Nigloland theme park. The Parc d'Auxois wildlife zoo and adventure park, is perfect for young children and toddlers. There is also a new 'acrobranche' tree climbing experience near to Semur en Auxois. It is easy and convienient to hire bicycles and explore the country lanes and the Canal de Bourgogne. Hop on the tourist boat that leaves from Pouilly-en-Auxois and experience the locks and tunnel of the beautiful Canal. Or enjoy horseriding at the stables just 5 minutes away from the two properties.
Within 15 minutes drive of The Barn and La Petite Maison is the beautiful Flavigny-sur-Ozerain. Another hill top beauty, this medieval walled village was the backdrop for the film 'Chocolat' starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. In addition to it's Hollywood fame, call in at the Anis de Flavigny sweet shop. Here you can buy Les bonbons d'anis, hand made in the local factory. The Roman ruins at Alesia and its new visitor centre are worth a detour if archeology and Roman history interest you. The Château of Bussy-Rabutin, developed from a 12th century chateau and rebuilt in the 14th century in the rennaisance style is close by, along with the picturesque medieval cobbled streets of Semur-en-Auxois. Not to be missed is the Abbaye at Fontenay founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118, and built in the Romanesque style. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The area is rich with heritige and no matter where your interests lie there will be something for you. In addition, you could stumble upon any number of local festivities, such as summer fêtes, village flea markets, musical soirees, etc depending on when you visit. Checking in with the local tourist office ensures you are up to date with the local events during your stay.
Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy was founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a leading French saint, and is the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in the world.
Recognized as French historic monument in 1862, it was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1981. It was one of the first French monuments on this list, which has distinguished the exceptional interest of the Abbey and its natural environment.
After the French revolution, which led to the departure of the monks, it was converted to an industrial use which preserved all the buildings of the Romanesque period: the Abbey Church, the Dormitory, Cloister, Chapter Room, the Common Room, and the Forge.
The Abbey is decorated with a landscaped park which was listed in 2004 as "Remarkable Garden" by the National Council of Parks and Gardens.
Located in northern Burgundy, it is nestled in a fully preserved valley which extends over 1,200 hectares.
The town of Beaune and its neighbouring vineyards, just over an hours drive away, is credited with producing some of the best red and white wines in the world. This world known town is well worth a visit during your time in Burgundy. The Hotel-Dieu, dating back to 1443, built by Nicolas Rolin as a hospital for the poor, is one of the finest examples of 15th century French architecture, is also a must see. The old town is lined with many restaurants, cafes and beautiful shops to explore.
The historic city of Dijon, just 45 minutes drive away, awaits you to explore its hidden streets, beautiful squares and marvel at the amazing covered market designed by Gustav Eiffel (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday morning). Naturally, there is an abundance of fabulous restaurants, wine bars and shops to sample along with the historic Owls trail to follow. Check in at the local Tourist Office for all the information.
Vezelay, a town on the 'Pilgrims' Route' is dominated by its impressive Basilica. Chablis, has a wonderful busy Sunday market, and don't forget to stop for a glass of its famed crisp, white wine. Continue to the city of Auxerre, its shops and restaurants and unique skyline punctuated by the cathedrals and churches await you.
After a long drive it was great to arrive to a very generous welcome pack and a warm welcome too. The Barn is well equipped, for self catering, but if you want to remove the "self" from the catering from time to time, Sharon can provide delicious meals to order, plus freshly baked bread & croissants in the morning.
We were a party of four adults, but the layout is very suitable for a family with children, having plenty of games & DVDs plus child locks fitted to upstairs windows and some of the kitchen doors.
The view from the decking is lovely, the village quiet & peaceful with some good opportunities to explore with an evening stroll from the front door.
We particularly enjoyed visiting Alesia (site of Julius Caesar's victory over the Gauls with a superb interpretive centre), the delightful village of Flavigny sur Ozerain (don't miss the Anis shop), Abbaye de Fontenay - and of course the trips to the famous vineyards of the Cote d'Or.
Lots to do and see - a week wasn't enough!
It was lovely to meet you and your friends and thank you for your lovely review of The Barn. You had a beautiful week of weather for your stay which always enhances the local countryside. We do hope to see you again, if not to The Barn then maybe one of our other Burgundy Hideaways properties.
A beautiful well kept Gite. The position in the countryside was perfect, Very peaceful and with lovely views The owner could not have been more helpful (her rabbit casserole was to die for).
I strongly recommend this Gite and the surrounding area in Burgundy.
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 1 10/10
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5, Ratings 2 9.9/10