|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Discover Champagne while enjoying the generous amenities of this beautifully renovated farmhouse situated in a Champagne village in the Marne Valley. Beautiful drives through the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley, and the medieval villages nearby. Visit Reims and its Cathedral, Epernay and its world known cellars or just take a tour of the Champagne Cellars in the village.
6 bedrooms/ 3 baths. 2 fireplaces. TV, wireless and phone. fully equipped kitchen with dish washer, stove top, oven, microwave, coffee-maker. Washer . Your French vacation will be more fulfilling when you spend it in this comfortable house with 2 dining rooms, living room, in a scenic out of this world stone cellar, 2 front and back sun rooms. The house is beautifully decorated with a tasteful blend of antique and modern furniture.
Spend the evenings watching the sunset while sipping a glass of champagne on the outside deck. Great Outdoor stone grill.
The village itself offers, Champagne tasting, cellar tours, walks through the vineyards and friendly neighbours. An easy 1hr drive or 30 min train ride to Paris allows you to take daily trips and return home to a nice warm, comfortable environment. Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport is only a 30 min train ride by TGV and 1h.15 mins by car.
We want to make your stay with us an experience that you will never forget.
I took a group of 9 friends here in August 2016.
The place was perfect for what we needed. It has spacious bedrooms and living space, and a really great outside patio / BBQ area and garden. Also a really nice "cave" room for watching TV (not that we used it as the weather was fab). It has a big drive way for 4 cars. The place is comfortable and clean; it is not swanky /plush but that's not what we wanted/needed.
It is situated in a nice small village in a perfect location to explore the region by car. There are also a few local and small champagne producers in the village to buy from - but there is nothing else in the village - the nearest bakery / pharmacy etc is a 10mins drive to the next village (which is fine in the beautiful scenery).
We had an electricity outage for a few hours on one evening but we sorted that in the end with minimal disruption - turns out there are multiple fuse boxes including in the garage! The house could probably benefit from an additional bathroom - there are only 2 - but hey we managed fine. We had no problems getting access to the property upon arrival as others seem to have experienced.
Overall we loved the place and would return. It was excellent value for money too!
Check in procedure did not go well. House was not cleaned and ready for check in when promised. We were given the wrong code on lock box for the keys to the door. Opening the door took some effort, needs to be repaired. Four sparse bedrooms with no place to hang or store your clothes. Suitcases had to be placed on the floor. Bedrooms only had a small double bed, small end table and very small chair. The kitchen was large enough but very dark and half of the lights were burnt out. Only 1 bathroom upstairs for 4 bedrooms. Very small bathroom downstairs. The cave TV room and the sun porch were very comfortable. The town is very small with no cafe's or markets. The house has no view and is on the main street so the tractors pass by frequently. Not too quiet. The location is good for touring. I rate this property 3 out of 5.
We enjoyed our holiday however should point out to you a few issues we had with the arrival arrangements and the property itself.
We received our departure information on the Monday 6th June, only 4 days before leaving home. This was too close to our departure. We received another email on 8th mentioning with a code for the key safe in case the Host, Angele couldn't meet us. At no point were we told that she would not be there. The code given was wrong and we received another email 2 days later giving us the correct number and still with no mention that Angele wouldn't be there. We were asked to confirm receipt of the message which we didn't read. This must have sent out an alarm bell and someone should have looked into this further. We arrived at 3pm on the Saturday and waited for Angele given that the code we had didn't work. We called Angele leaving a message for her. Over the next 3 hrs we asked 3 villagers to help and the final lady was most helpful and again called Angele and also the owner in New Jersey leaving voice mails. We had to arrange other accommodation which we would pay for at 6pm If Angele hadn't arrived. At 5.55pm our daughter called fron UK saying another emailed mentions a new key code. We were in the Gite 3 hrs after we arrived! Also despite the voice mails we heard nothing all week from Angele or the owner, even on our departure! We found a large house which was great however we were very disappointed with standard of cleanliness, it smelt very musty and clearly it had been locked up for a while. Wiping the surfaces and making the beds is not good enough and there was stain on one bed sheet, in fact we had to clean the bathrooms and kitchen upon our arrival. We chose not to pay for the clean which I find appalling that we have to clean before we leave, clearly the previous guest must of had the same thought as the standard was very bad. There was a label telling us that we weren't permitted to use the washing machine.
The house was old fashioned and dated not a 'Luxurious Farmhouse' as the advert stated. We left at 11am on the departure day and still nothing from Angele. The house was much cleaner when we left than when we arrived. We loved the area, had a lot of fun together but what a shame about the house and our arrival day. We felt rather stranded and no-one could be contacted to assist us. We hope this information will help you.
We had a nice stay but the host Mrs Delprato hadn't returned my security deposit, and also won't reply emails asking for a response. We even paid extra for cleaning and linen service. Has left me extremely anxious - the security deposit was a significant amount of the overall rental and this is very disappointing... I don't know what my legal options are but given the host won't respond am hoping I have options with VRBO
We spent de weekend in this fantastic speacy familyhouse. We rent the house for the second time because we love it. The house is between Reims en epernay, so ideally to visit the local campangne premisses. The house has a fireplace, bigrooms, dishwasser, everything you need. Thanks again.
Photos and descriptions were accurate...no surprise. the home is big enough to accomodate 5 adults and 5 children comfortably. The home is very well equipped. The rooms are very spacious. The kitchen well stocked. The beds were comfortable. My family and I had a great time and enjoy every bit of our 14 days there. I would definitely go back to this home and recommend it to our friends.
Discover French beauty in the heart of the Marne area of the Champagne Region. Only 1 hr away from Paris!!!
Charming champagne village in the protected National Park of the Montagne de Reims.
Walk outside to your choice of 20 + brands of Champagne. Take beautiful walks in the Champagne vineyards, visit the cellars, taste the local champagne and walk home.
Take scenic afternoon drives through the beautiful villages surrounded by the spectacular views of the vineyards.
Drive 3 kms ( ~2 miles) to the nearest town, Chatillon sur Marne, hike to the hill to the statue of Pope Urban II.
Drive 15 kms to the Charming town of Epernay to visit the famous Avenue de Champagne, and take a tour of the most spectacular Champagne Cellars of the World, there you will find interesting shops, Theatre, outdoor markets, and great restaurants.
Drive 18 kms to the city of Reims, and visit its beautiful (UNESCO World Heritage ) Cathedral, learn about its historic Coronation of French Kings. You will also find Interesting shops, Theatre, outdoor markets and great restaurants.
Visit local British and American Cemeteries nearby,
go fishing on the local banks of the Marne
Take daily trips to Paris - Only 1 hr by train and 1hr 15 min by car.
1hr 15 min by car to both Paris Airports. (Orly and Charles de Gaulle)
30 mins by TGV from Charles de Gaulle Airport
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£264|
Discounted rates are available for stays longer than 3 days. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.