Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Gigny - Havre Paisible
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms - sleeps 6 people
The spacious gite - “Havre Paisible” (French for peaceful haven) - is a traditional farmhouse nestling serenely in an unspoilt village in the heart of rural Burgundy which has been completely modernized and exceptionally well appointed to ensure a relaxing holiday. A comfortable 5 hour-drive from Calais, Havre Paisible affords the opportunity to visit many parts of this varied region.
Relax by your private swimming pool and sip local Burgundy or Chablis wines on your terrace. Take a stroll in the fields which surround the village. Dine outside on your terrace and experience the starlit skies, savor total tranquility and listen to the sound of silence. Drive to a local cave for a degustation followed by lunch at one of the local restaurants. Catch up with your “other” world via the free Internet access. Or simply soak up the sun, read a book and do nothing for a change!
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for an enjoyable week. We have sampled the good food and hospitality of many towns in the area. Your friendly smile and good nature are hard to beat.
Bonjour, I am Jackie Rollo, an American and have been blessed to call Gigny my home for over 10 years. As a permanent resident, I am aware of all the comings and goings and am happy to share my local knowledge of the best affordable restaurants, local walks, history of the surrounding area, introduce you to our local cremant maker.
Even though I sometimes live on the property, I am always conscious that this is your holiday and I am happy to give you your privacy or share the many wonderful stories that go along with living in a foreign country.
If you want to 'experience' France rather than just visit, please contact me if you would like to add cooking demonstrations, have meals prepared for you, need a babysitter, french lessons or recommend local tours, or you just want to ask questions about the region while planning your trip. I delight in helping my guests get the most out of their visit to this little piece of heaven, so do not hesitate to ask!
I hope to be able to welcome you to Havre Paisible! The nicest comment I hear most often is we came as strangers and are leaving as friends.
Gigny really has it all - located 5 minutes by car to the local village of Laigne which consists of a tabac, a pharmacie, a movie theatre, a wonderful grocery store, an antique store, a florist, 2 boulangeries and an electric store with all kinds of gadgets. Within 20 minutes east or west, you will find larger towns with all more amenities. When feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of beautiful villages with fresh air markets a plenty, museums and wonderful restaurants. Enjoy the tranquility where you can restore your soul, but find everything you need just a stone throws away. It is the very best of both worlds.
I live permanently on the property which allows you to get to know the local area without stress and experimentation. Quite a few of my guests started coming for 1 week and then started booking for 2 weeks - they say the first week is for getting settled and the 2nd is just for 'absorbing the beauty and tranquility of Havre Paisible'.