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STONE FARMHOUSE WITH POOL IN THE HEART OF RURAL BURGUNDY WITH FREE WIFI

Julie Ballantyne

Speaks French, English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Julie Ballantyne

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STONE FARMHOUSE WITH POOL IN THE HEART OF RURAL BURGUNDY WITH FREE WIFI

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Gigny

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse in secluded grounds and pool with free WIFI

This three-bedroomed, two-bathroom gite has all the charm of an original French house with exposed stone, original beams and old plastered walls all combined with modern day necessities that will make your stay with us comfortable and enjoyable. British TV along with a selection of DVDs, games and books are available for your enjoyment. The property also has free WIFI Bring along your Ipod and listen to your own choice of music on the docking station. Home from Home a welcome pack of groceries will be waiting for you to get your holiday off to a good start. Also included in our price is your linen, towels (swimming towels for Summer lets), tea towels, electricity, heating and wood for the log burner for those Autumn evenings. Arrive to a complimentary chilled bottle of local champagne and nibbles to get you in the holiday mood.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julie Ballantyne (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks French, English

About Julie Ballantyne

After owning a holiday home in this region for a few years we decided to move on to bigger and better things here in Burgundy. Our search began and it wasn't long before we came across The Old Cafe deserted, run-down and completely overgrown with trees and shrubs. The gite was originally the farmhouse on the plot and was only opened up at Christmas for family get togethers, when the village cafe closed the house fell into disrepair and stood empty for many years. We moved here in 2005 and have completely restored the property and grounds into a comfortable and homely place for your enjoyment. We have also converted the old cow barn into a home for ourselves and live on-site all year round we are always on hand to offer guests help and advice and endeavour to remain in the background so that guests are not unduly disturbed during their holiday.

Why Julie Ballantyne chose Gigny

After living here in Burgundy for many years we have learnt through experience what best makes the property and grounds work, our aim has been to make the property as comfortable as possible without ruining its charm. We have made it easy for you to move around the grounds with ease and several seating area have been created for your enjoyment be it soaking up the sun by the pool or reading a good book in one of our more shady areas the choice is yours. The property is well laid out and suitable for families, couples or friends travelling together. The kitchen is well equipped and a you will find a BBQ on your terrace for those Al fresco dinners, a large dining room will allow all the family to sit round the table and talk about their holiday adventures and when you retire to bed there is a choice of two double rooms and a comfortable twin with full size single beds .

What makes this farmhouse unique

Gigny is situated between the wine regions of Champagne and Chablis and both are accessible within a 30 minute drive of the property. There are many wine and champagne caves open for you to visit and to try before you buy. Both regions are set in beautiful countryside and well worth a visit. Just a short drive away are the Chateaux of Ancy le Franc and Tanlay and no day out would be complete without a visit to the Abbey de Fonteney. The historic towns of Dijon and Beaune are bursting with history and their architectural buildings are a must for old and young alike. A train service to Paris runs from Montbard and for families travelling with children Disneyland Paris is a couple of hours away. The smaller but closer Nigloland is well worth a visit with rides to suit all ages and the Lac D'Orient with its lakes and man-made beaches is a fun day out for everyone. If adventure isn't for you then the gite will offer you a quiet relaxing holiday where you can rest and let the rest of the world go by. There is a woodland playground for the little ones, where you can sit and relax with a book away from the hot Burgundy sun.

We can advise you on whatever your needs are and there are a wealth of maps and local information in the gite for your use. This is an ideal property for couples or families. Well behaved pets are welcome

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the care and hospitality. We enjoyed our stay in your cosy house. We've rarely had such an authentic and beautiful holiday cottage. Of course we liked the fresh eggs, they were delicious. The basket full of goodies was nice also. The little village of Gigny, with its beautiful surroundings is a nice place to spend your holiday. Places like Noyers, Auxerre, Chatillon, Tonnerre and Ancy le France are nice to visit. We had a great walk along the canal of Bourgogne and went for dinner to balot. We have had an excellent week.
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 5
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Stone Farmhouse With Pool In The Heart of Rural Burgundy with free WiFi
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Gigny Yonne
5

Fab holiday for our family!

  • 5 out of 5
We had such a great holiday... the kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool, the playhouse, the garden & the chickens! The holiday cottage was a fantastic size...lots of space for our large family. Fresh eggs and veggies from the owners were very appreciated along with a yummy welcome basket. Thankyou for a great stay...see you again!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the welcome basket pleased you all. I look forward to seeing you all agin next year julie x
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Gigny Yonne
5

We had a wonderful time in Gigny.......

  • 5 out of 5
We had such a wonderful time. The House, the garden, the pool and the game-room was fantastic. Julie and Paul always kindly and helpfull (even when we didn't understand every word they tried to explain it to us...) We liked to travel aroud like Noyer, Auxerre and Paris... In the evening we could have a swim and then a Barbecue. The gite has all the confort and it is decorated very lovely. For all of us it was perfect. Thank you again, Julie and Paul, for this wonderful time.
Beat, Karin, Timo, Silja and Pamela from Switzerland
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gigny Yonne
5

A great welcome at The Old Cafe

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic week staying at The Old Cafe in Gigny Burgundy. The house was very clean, spacious, well equipped, tastefully decorated and had comfortable beds, just what you want for a relaxing holiday.There was a much appreciated welcome basket of local produce and wine waiting for us on our late arrival and a warm welcome from the owners Julie and Paul.
The house is set in pretty gardens with several seating areas, a play area for younger children and of course a pool to cool off in. We found it a great base to explore the burgundy white wine and champagne region or just lie by the pool with a book and chill out. The Goddards.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments about our gite. We are pleased that you found the gite comfortable and that you were able to relax. Its also great that you found it easy to explore our region and of course try and buy some of the many wines available in the area. I think we have found some great friends in you all and look forward to you passing our way again. xx
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Gigny Yonne
5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 out of 5
I would definately go back!
I was a little concerned there would not be enough things to do to keep our 3 children (8, 6, 3) entertained in such a rural gite but I was very wrong. Our older 2 spent their time between the pool and the games room playing table tennis and our youngest was obsessed with going to the park (at the bottom of the garden). There were a number of things that they excelled at - the cleanliness, the welcome basket or should I say large hamper, the fresh eggs from the chickens in the morning and fresh veg from the garden in the evening all scored pretty highly. They went above and beyond with helping us plan days out and they were around but not intrusive in our holiday. As I lay on the sunbed while my kids were playing in the pool I felt relaxed and calm - something I really wasn’t expecting from this holiday!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments, we are glad you felt so at home that is our aim so it seems we have succeeded. The chickens are still laying but the weather has changed its a grey day In Gigny but tomorrow is another day. Looking forward to seeing you all again. xx
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Gigny Yonne
5

Burgandy Charmer

  • 5 out of 5
The Old Cafe, as it is named by the owners, is an amazing experience of French living and Burgundian charm. The property's stone structure that is warmed by the country sunlight carries hints of all the French dreams you were told as a child. The rooms are extremely clean and the decor simply elegant. The space is perfect for a family (we had two children along ). The grounds are pure French country charm. There is a lady in the town that sells fresh homemade cheese from the famous white cows of Burgandy ( highly recommended for you cheese connosuers ! ) While these are all a treat to the senses, the true charm comes from the innkeepers, Julie and Paul. We LOVED staying at their inn, but really enjoyed their company to the extent that we dined with them twice in the week we were there. They are both so kind and gracious. As is printed on their wall " May all who enter as guests, leave as friends," is not just a sentimental hope, but a realized truth. In short, we could not have had a better stay! We hope to return and relive the glories of Burgandy in this fantastic place.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys we miss our evening chats and games with the kids, you were the perfect guests and we look forward to you visiting us on your next adventures across the pond. Paul, Julie & Charleigh
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Gigny Yonne
5

Beautiful Gite in stunning gardens

  • 5 out of 5
A stunningly beautiful gite in a lovely part of France! The Gite itself was very large with a well fitted kitchen, many original features including a log burning stove which we used on several occasions - very cosy. All the bedrooms were fitted and decorated to a high standard with plenty of storage. The garden grounds are stunning and the kids loved the games room and swimming pool.
Nigloland, was a great family day out - our kids had a fab time - it is a well maintained and clean theme park.
Although Julie & Paul live on site, it was a very private holiday. Julie & Paul are a lovely couple and could not do enough to help us.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.

The Burns family
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, our aim is to make you feel comfortable and it seems you were. Hope the children are well and that Freya is over her chickenpox. Take care and thankyou for your kind words x
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
253 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle Paris
Nearest Ferry
464 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Montbard
Nearest Motorway
61 Kilometres
A5 Magny
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Lac D'Orient
Nearest Barpub
6.6 Kilometres
Laignes
Nearest Ski
225 Kilometres
Jura
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Tanlay
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Auberge de la Baume Balot
Car: necessary

Set in the heart of the historic region of Burgundy just a five hour drive from Calais, Gigny is a small, friendly, agricultural village perfectly placed for exploring the famous wine regions of Chablis and Champagne. You can enjoy fresh bread and pastries delivered to your door several times a week and for other essentials the supermarket is only a few minutes drive away in the next village. The surrounding area hosts a variety of outdoor activities including walking and fishing, there is something for everyone. Burgundy boasts a wealth of historic and architectural places for you to enjoy. Why not visit the Sunday morning market at Chablis for some traditional French fayre.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Gigny, Yonne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
AUTUMN
30 Aug 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€650
for 7 nights
€650
 
 
Spring
28 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€270
for 3 nights
From
€90
€650
 
 
Summer
30 May 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
for 7 nights
€950
 
 
Autumn
29 Aug 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€270
for 3 nights
From
€90
€650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The prices are inclusive of all linen, towels, tea towels (swimming towels Summer) electricity, logs for wood burner. A 7 day break or more will include a welcome hamper of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, some local cheese, a fresh salad, fruit juice and a bottle of local wine. The pool is open June-Sept weather permitting
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE FOR SPECIAL OFFERS www.the-old-cafe.com

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Gigny in Yonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Our full bathroom is large and airy with a full size bath and vanity unit, our shower room is en-suite to the pink double bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All our bedrooms are a good size and it is possible to add a cot or single bed if required
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Sand Pit
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The grounds are mostly level but we have a couple of areas that have one or two steps if you require a ramp please let us know at the time of booking. We also have a selection of bikes for your use let us know your requirements and we will let you know if it is available. We also have a selection of armbands and floats for the children to use whilst using the pool. The property is also suited to couples wishing to explore the region with its own balcony leading off the bedroom an ideal place to sit and relax.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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