Charming 3 bedroom property on Champagne / Burgundy border
Shelley and Gavin Phillips
- english, french
About Shelley and Gavin Phillips
How did we two Aussies end up with a home in France? Let alone in the little known Haute-Marne? It’s a dream really! Imagine an impossibly sunny Saturday morning in June, with us in our hire car navigating through increasingly smaller, and more isolated roads to find what will soon be our new home. As towns are left behind and lanes appear, we are quietly getting more and more excited at the approach of our destination. We have been hunting for over two years with little success and many dislocated expectations up to now, so still trying to keep a poker face. As heartbeats increase, we cross the tiny bridge into the hameau and make a sharp right at the rose-covered stone walls of the manoir that links our property. The small gravel lane passes chickens and ends in a massive tilleul tree amid green, green grass. Ahead, more green on a hillside bare except for grazing white Charolais cattle and a smattering of prune and walnut trees. Above, it is topped with thick woods. Poker is forgotten as our eyes now turn to what will be our very own slice of France .. the farmhouse walls are mobbed with roses of blood red and mixed shades of pink. Wisteria tumbles in a purple haze above. A grape vine we later learn is 100 years old climbs up, up and around the stone façade. We are in love before we even step inside to find décor to dream of .. downstairs with stone floors worn smooth by centuries of feet, light pouring in through windows thrown wide to let in bumble bees and petals, antique yet comfy furniture, soft furnishings of heavy linen, not one but three ensuite bedrooms with satisfyingly modern fittings and more and more .. oh my .. we are in heaven! We grabbed and hold this beautiful property in our hearts. May you also experience the joy it gives us when you visit! Bienvenue!
Shelley and Gavin Phillips purchased this Farmhouse in 2009
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A real gem!
We loved the property, the original period details and the antique furniture. But it still has all the conveniences we expected including en-suite to all bedrooms and just so much space! Beautiful setting with lovely walks and a lake nearby where we had a morning swim each day before breakfast. We'll definitely be back.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our farmhouse and are delighted that you will come back again.
Great farmhouse experience!
Great farmhouse in the French countryside! Private end unit, peaceful pasturoral views, authentic feel, spacious throughout, cozy stone wood burning fireplace, very homey!
Quiet and comfortable! Great kitchen with all cooking supplies.
The Farmhouse was just perfect! Decorated beautifully and casual, the beds and linens were so comfortable! ALL our needs were met, wasn't missing a thing. We enjoyed buying our food at LeClerc in Langres with fresh ingredients and cooking at the house, and enjoying our local wines. It was SO QUIET. Enjoyed having BBC on the tv for English speaking tv. Was fascinating driving thru the little towns and we explored Beaune and Dijon. Thank you!!
Hello Beth, thank you so much for wonderful feedback and we are really pleased that you had a great time. One of our pleasures when we are at the house is cooking in the farmhouse kitchen and we spend many an hour there cooking and enjoying a glass of Burgundy wine. Great to know you had a good time. Kind regards Gavin and Shelley
A lovely old property full of original features set in beautiful countryside
We had a super time the property is quirky with big rooms and very well equipped. It has been restored very sympathetically and is full of original features. The area is beautiful, the countryside is stunning with lots of interesting places to go and explore. We particularly enjoyed visiting Troyes and Beaune, which are just over an hour to get to, there is also plenty to do nearby, lots of walks, the lake which you can walk round and various water sports to try too.
So glad you had a good time and you enjoyed exploring the area. Also thank you for your lovely comments about our house - we love the style of the house and are always eager to spend time there. Kind regards Gavin and Shelley
Spacious full of character property
Wonderful home away from home. Spacious property with lots of character and everything we needed to relax and live comfortably in for the duration of our stay. Perfectly located in a very quiet village and close to local supermarket etc with easy access to main roads to many local towns, cities and activities.
Thank you Jason for your review and we are overjoyed that you had such a good time. It is great exploring the area and there are some amazing things to see. Also a big thank you for leaving the house so spotlessly clean - perfect guests.
Farmhouse Experience - BOOK NOW!!!
The 18th Century Farmhouse is the perfect property to absolutely slow down and unwind and experience French living at its rural best.
Travelling with our family of 5 Adults and 2 children (under 2years), the house was perfectly set up with all our needs catered for. Beautiful walks, relaxing in the sunshine and incredible fresh produce to eat and drink.
The bedrooms were quiet, dark and beds so comfortable. Bathrooms clean and fresh. Kitchen and dining (my favourite rooms) as we could feast at night in the warmth with delicious food and great company once the little ones had gone to sleep. The decor in the sitting room is so peaceful and cosy, can sit for hours reading a book. The property is surrounded with so much natural beauty, you don't need to venture off on day excursions, but there is plenty to offer in the nearby towns. I looked forward to coming back to the farm house every night.
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay out our farmhouse and we hope that you will be able to come back and stay again.
The Burgundy & Champagne Ardenne regions offer a wealth of tourism opportunities. Arc en Barrois (15 min) a beautiful chateau village in the heart of a vast forest massif. Baissey (5 min) tour the 15th century water mill. Langres (20 min) lovely walled town, magnificent views, full of history & architecture. Lac La Vingeanne (10 min) wind surfing, sailing and boating, stroll around the lake or relax on the beach. Champagne Wines (45 min) find many high quality and affordable champagnes. Dijon (30 min) city rich in art treasures, 600 hectares of public parks, boutiques & speciality shops, gastronomic restaurants. Burgundy Vineyards (40 min) Burgundy wine festivals, fine wine producers on the Routes des Vins. Beaune (40 min) the capital of Burgundy wine, the fabulous Hospices de Beaune - beautiful mosaic roof tiles & magnificent tapestries, old cobbled streets with delightful shops & restaurants. Langres region (on your doorstep) a rich & diverse countryside great for cycling & walking.