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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • 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
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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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(28 traveller reviews)

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Architect-designed Barn Conversion With Heated Pool, Champagne/Burgundy Borders
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

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-Sep-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-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Entspannung/ Wanderwege/ Ländlicher Charm

  • 5 of 5

Eine Auszeit für Eltern UND Kinder? Gefunden. Das private Schwimmbad ist top! Die renovierte Scheune -sehr schön - hochwertige Verarbeitung. Wir konnten uns in den Pfingstferien dort richtig entspannen. Kombiniert mit kleiner Ausflügen nach Essoyes (Renoirs Werkstatt), Troyes und Langres, war es immer schön den Tag im Schwimmbad aufzurunden. Sarah & Johnathan waren die perfekte Gastgeber: zur Verfügung aber total unauffällig. Mit unserem Hund haben wir die plane Fahrradwege der näheren Umgebungs entdeckt. (Fahrradausleih - allen Grossen- durch Sarah & Johnathan inbegriffen.) Hügellandschaft haben wir auch in den Wald-Wanderwegen genossen- besonders gut für Hunde in der Hitze! Und Champagne-Probe gab's auch noch :)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home for two weeks! Amazing pool! Just wished we could live there.

  • 5 of 5

This property is just perfect. Sarah and Jonathan are also perfect. Can't recommend it enough. This property was not just a base for two weeks but felt so comfortable and relaxed, it was like a home. Down stairs being open plan was fab. While I was cooking it was nice to still be with everyone and not feel shut off. The pictures do not do this house justice. It's a really lovely size.

Very spacious.The downstairs shower was brilliant for when you have been swimming and you come in with all the kids and they needs showers and sorting out. The pool was also brilliant. Large warm and clean. Views from the pool and also the kitchen window were lovely.

We have three children - 8, 5, and 2 years. The property, pool and local area was perfect for all of them. Sarah and Jonathan lent us bikes and even has a trike for our littlest! Made his holiday.

Enjoyed relaxing and doing nothing or local walks and bike rides.

The deer park at Chateauvillain was beautiful, peaceful and perfect for a stroll.

We also drove into Paris for the day. Which was amazing -early start of 5.30am and returned at 11pm. But definitely worth it.

We also have a brilliant day at Nigoland. I don't particularly like theme parks - as I am not keen on the big rides- but would definitely recommend it. Plenty to do for all ages including my two year old. The gardens and grounds we also beautiful.

We also enjoyed being in the champagne region. We sampled quiet a few different bottles. And enjoyed driving round seeing the vines growing and finding the different vineyards. We might have brought a few bottles home with us!!!!

Thank you again for a wonderful two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Australians make repete visit

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to stay at Cirfontaines again, and to bring our friends with us.This is a superb property and Jonathon and Sarah are the perfect hosts.This is a special part of Champagne, so much to do and see, apart from all the wonderful things to eat and drink.A week just isn't enough time to spend here, so we will just have to come back once again.Many thanks again Jonathon and Sarah, we appreciate your friendship very much.

Max and Ann Magilton

Ballarat, Australia

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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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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